Vez From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7900 times:
I have always been fascinated by the photographs of all those planes in the desert at Davis Monthan and Mojave, but I never had the luck to go there. I was wondering about the size of these storage, so I searched for the satellite maps on Google Maps. Here is what I've found :
Mojave 35.0593647 , -118.1518561
Davis Monthan 32.170000, -110.850000
Type the coordinates at maps.google.com and switch to satellite view.
It was a great surprise for me to see that these facilities are much much smaller than what I expected. Are these the same locations form which we sometimes see photographs on a.net? Does anybody of you know other airplane storage locations that are visible on google maps?
Another place to look for where planes are being stored in the desert is Goodyear, Arizona at the Goodyear airport. At one time, just a few years ago, there had to be fifty or more parked there. Take a look.
You are like 2 miles far from the airport and still there are planes all around you!
Judging by the pictures (I searched for it on Google Earth) it seems that Davis Monthan is mainly used for military aircraft storage, while Mojave is used for civil aircraft.