SkyTeam7488 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4430 times:
I just thought of something really unique that I never heard talked about on here but....After I pilot is finished ferrying a plane for storage in the desert, how does the crew get back home? I was just thinkin this as I was looking at the planes at Mojave and such on here. Is there anyone that can answer my question?
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
How much does it cost to park an aircraft in the desert indefinitely rather than scrapping it immediately?
I think it is relatively low, around 100,000-300,000 per frame, although size (DC-9 vs 747) and amount does affect the deal.
If you are looking for exact/closer numbers, you could try posting a message at the MHV Yahoo group.
Foxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 747 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
SafetyDude- (per your post in 3)
Dont know if you were there, for that VCV flight, but the nonrev line at LAX looked like we had just been fished out of the ocean or whatever...,seat cushions , Oxygen masks, almost anything not nailed down (even some that was) and about 150+ people trying to nonrev to Atlanta!
I was JFK based at the time so it was real simple, but a 9 hour wait for my flight...