Vegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 51493 times:
Quoting IRelayer (Reply 2): . Also Vegas has a small lot south of the strip where they had a bunch...don't remember if it was at LAS or near LAS.
Not any more, being built into private hangers by the Molasky Group. Have not seen any storage in Vegas for a while now, used to be some old props at Henderson Executive (formally Sky Harbor), also Boulder City airport if you are heading out to Kingman. Used to be able to walk around with the planes at Kingman, pre 9/11, not sure if thats still allowed.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 51442 times:
Quoting Expatmatt (Thread starter): I'm heading to Las Vegas soon and was thinking about taking a road trip to see one or two of the airplane graveyards.
Keep in mind, almost all of them do not allow you on the property to take pictures. If you noticed most of the pictures here were taken at great distance or from the air. I have seen it mentioned here that one or two places offer tours limited to a van driving around.
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DENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 205 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 51303 times:
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4): Keep in mind, almost all of them do not allow you on the property to take pictures.
I tried to get in at the storage facility that's close to PHX (don't know the name) and was told to go away. You can see most planes from the main road but you are too far away too take any good pics... and once you get near the entrance, the bushes around are too high.
Keep us posted if you make it into the any storage near Vegas. I'll be flying to LAS today... so I'll probably take a drive sometime this weekend.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3238 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 51273 times:
I dont know, but there was this graveyard, I went through in Maryland, near APG or Edgewood Arsenal. and all the planes were practically in the middle of a forest. many vietnam era fighters (Super Sabres, Thunderchiefs, Phantoms) and Huey helicopters, also a DC-4 or DC-6 not sure, and some C-47. It was like 10 years ago, but quite surprised they had one up in North Maryland, cause most are out west. but what made it so interesting was that it was summer and the forest was lush almost like jungle and most of the planes were still in SE Asia camouflage, making it feel like I was in the backyard of some Vietnam Airport after 1975, even it was 1995. I was on base pass, so I dont think public can see it.
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JHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 51122 times:
How about San Bernardino?
Last year there was some writing about SBD as a future storage facility. My source was pe.com. Has these ideas terminated?
A few places that could be of interest could be Chandler - Memorial Airfield (34AZ), Coolidge - Coolidge Municipal Airport (P08 / KP08), Marana (Tucson) - Northwest Regional (Avra Valley) (AVW / AVQ) & Ryan Airfield (RYN).
Take a look at the photo section before going there. Do not blame me, if you do not examine the airports before going to them.
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I know it's mainly military but lots of civil stuff there (old 707's etc)
It should be added that the Davis-Monthan AFB boneyard is open to public tours through the Pima Air and Space Museum, it is about an hour driving through it although you are not allowed off the bus.
The PASM is worthwhile too, mostly military but they have a collection of VIP/Air Force 1 type planes including 707, a DC-6 Kennedy used and Ike's Connie "Columbine". Also on display outdoors are Stratocruisers/freighters, a Caravelle, and a TWA L-049. Well worth the $14.25 combined admission. Check them out at www.pimaair.org!
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 50588 times:
It should be noted that Ike used three different Connies. One (as previously mentioned) is displayed at the Pima Air and Space Museum. A second is on display at Wright-Pat at the USAF Museum. The third one is privately owned and hangared at Marana. It makes regular appearances on the air show circuit.
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25 Zippyjet: Is corrosion Corner at or near MIA an airliner graveyard? And, back in the late 80's/early 90's Tom Petty did a video called Learning To Fly The backg