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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 2280 times:

Are the graveyards open to the public?


yep.
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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2725 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Thread starter):
Are the graveyards open to the public?

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

dont take this personal,
Cheers,

Matt



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

I know Mojave is.


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User currently offlineSmokescreen From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

The AMARC facility at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson runs bus tours in conjunction with the Pima Air and Space Museum.

User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2725 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2091 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

nevermind



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2074 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?

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
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If it's a scapper then yes - if they're planning on scrapping a plane and you're offering fair dollar for a part or a chunk of plane, yeah, they'll sell it to you.

Most likely they will remove said part or chunk, however ... and you're then responsible for transport.

In some cases, transportation of a chunk of airplane may well exceed the cost of the chunk in the first place. They may look graceful in the sky, but they're very heavy on the ground.

The piece of DL 727 used in the Monster House "Airplane House" was over 10,000 pounds.

- litz


User currently offlineArffguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 2011 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?


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 1959 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.

Aircraft Graveyard Tours In Arizona (by BristolFlyer Oct 17 2005 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineSmokescreen From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Check out this thread for more details about the D-M AMARC tour:

Aircraft Graveyard Tours In Arizona (by BristolFlyer Oct 17 2005 in Civil Aviation)

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!


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