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User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

I searched but didn't find any info on this topic but I was just wondering if any civilians can go out to the desert and visit the airplane boneyard's or graveyards and how much does it cost?

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User currently offlineNight_Flight From United States of America, joined May 1999, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

It would be an interesting...and depressing trip. Good luck with your search.

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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2725 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

I was going to ask exactly the same question on here in the next few days! Great minds think alike.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Anyway, I'd like to fly into PHX to see what is at GYR, Goodyear Litchfield Municipal Airport. It looks like the most stuff is parked at VCV (Victorville) and MHV (Mojave) but there are still some jets at Goodyear. Does anyone know if there are tours? How about Davis Monthan AFB next to TUS? That one I saw for a fact on the website does open for the public. Anyone been there?

Nick


User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

Hehe yeah Goboeing I was saying to my girl how I would love to just walk around and look at all of the old 744's and tristars etc and she was like good luck. I read somewhere that Davis Monthan AFB after 9/11 was off limits but they used to have tours. But I see a lot of pics from MHV and it got me thinking I could do it.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

I don't know about the various other sites at VCV, MZJ, GYR, IGM, ROW and others, but for info on MHV, try this:

http://f6.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QDjrQQEW9hq4nK91hCcdf_C9V3eXXFFsuxBlgiISqx4TCcHobWcZaJn97Bnu_BdBYsxO7KwudJaoNppoT6qfUxwG7lKU/Mojave%20Airport%20FAQ

You might also try checking http://www.cactuswings.com for any info on the other sites...


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

I've been on a tour of the Boneyard at Davis-Monthan...my family knew someone that worked there, so in 1998 when I was in TUS on vacation, she was able to take me and my mom around the Boneyard...very interesting, yet highly depressing, knowing that all those aircraft were grounded forever...

Greg



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Next to "When is Northwest going to get rid of their DC-9's", this is fast becoming the most beat to death question on A.net.

The short answer is NO. Storage facility's are all on active airports subject to the same security regulations as any commercial airport. Further more, these facility's do not want the general public just out walking around the assets they are contracted to maintain for many reasons: Insurance, Liability, the risk of someone damaging or stealing property. If you notice one thing about almost all the 'boneyard' pictures on A.net, they are taken from great distance, from the air or from over a fence.....that should tell you something right there.

Now, in the many other threads on this same subject it has been mentioned about short, guided tours at one location....but it was several years ago and you where not allowed off the van.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1864164/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1850076/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1772450/

[Edited 2005-01-17 06:40:16]


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