hey, do you see that edit post button in the bottom right corner.click on it and i suggest you change your title to " Are airplane graveyards open to the public." the topic you have is misleading right now
Jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2850 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 1): hey, do you see that edit post button in the bottom right corner.click on it and i suggest you change your title to " Are airplane graveyards open to the public." the topic you have is misleading right now
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
I have wondered this for years. If they are open to the public can I just walk in, pull a piece of something off a plane, pay for it, and make a table out of it? Or even better, cut the cockpit off of a plane and make a children's play structure out of it?
Arffguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
I would like more details from people who have actually been there. I understand that some are very heavy handed about visitors while others will let you look but have restrictive rules. Anybody have some details of their own visits?
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
Try a search.. This one is well-well covered. Here's a link to a thread for just a few days ago. The overall answer is No, aircraft graveyards as a whole are not open to the general public. There is one that offers tours, but even then you are not allowed off the van.
Regarding scrapped aircraft parts, the Pima Air Museum's giftshop has a small selection of instruments (altimeters etc.) for sale. The D-M AFB is surrounded by commercial aircraft scrappers, who I am sure you could deal with. Also, I am told that the Air Force will occasionally donate/sell complete aircraft (which are stripped of reusable parts and on their way to becoming beer cans) to worthwhile organisations, such as Veteran's groups etc., for use as gate guardian-type displays. Maybe you can talk them into giving you an F-4 for your front yard!