Redneckslim From Congo (Brazzaville), joined Sep 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
I went to the open house at Williams Gateway in the Phoenix area, and saw off to one side, a sad little lear 23 in terrible shape, the guy standing next to me said it was abandoned and soon to be hauled off to a junkyard. I can't find the photo I took (sorry!) but it did have a small mexican flag just in front of the door. I would love to learn of this plane and it's history if anyone could help.
SCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5798 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 2234 times:
It is always sad to see an airplane abandoned and, usually, doomed to being broken up. But, when they reach a certain age, aircraft are simply old and inefficient enough that, at some point, a needed repair or timed-interval inspection is more costly than the economic value the aircraft provides the owner. When this happens, well, bid a tearful adieu.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Redneckslim From Congo (Brazzaville), joined Sep 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 2222 times:
I found out the plane belongs to the Chandler-Gilbert community collage, I'm told it was donated for teaching A&P classes but it looks like all it's done was be parked and left out in the sun to fall apart. I took a pic and reg number was on it, but it got lost in my card.