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User currently offlineHighWing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1078 times:

Has anyone ever visited one of the A/C storage/scrap areas which are located in the Southern USA?

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User currently offlineLoserkid182 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:

If you mean the Southwest USA, the storage/bone yards that I have visitied were Mojave, CA (probably the largest and most famous), Victorville, CA (also had quite a few planes), Goodyear, AZ (just had DC-10s to be converted to MD-10s), and Las Vegas, NV (had a few planes, mostly Uniteds). Personally Mojave was my favourite, as you can get right up to the planes and there is a large number of planes. Also Las Vegas was pretty good for taking pictures. It is sad though, to see these planes sitting out in the desert, some that will never fly again   .

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

I've been to Maxton,NC-they had 3 ex-NWA 747-151's. I was taking pic's from outside the fence when a man invited me inside to take pic's! I got to walk under and around for as long as I wanted! I've also been to Las Vegas and Mojave,CA and Tucson AZ and Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson-a must for 707/720 fans! In 2001 I want to go to Phoenix/Goodyear and Kingman,AZ during my Las Vega$ vacation in June.

Look for my pic's in Airliners.net

United_Fan



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User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Check out Marana/Pinal AZ. Enter the Keyword in the main airliners.net page.

Other than Mohave, it's probably the largest storage area of commercial aircraft in the U.S.


User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 975 times:

I've been to the boneyard in Tucson. It's on Davis Monthan A.F.B., and it houses 5,000+ military aircraft, along with some 707s(which they are using as canibalized spares for the Air Force's KC-135). It's an amazing site, with B-52s as far as the eye can see......

User currently offlineSkybutt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 975 times:

I have seen some of the photos, What will they do to the planes?...Cut the hell out of them?

By the way, how can we get to those sites? I mean are they stated on the map? or something like that?

Skybutt


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Have been to Greenwood, Mississippi - belongs to The Memphis Group, where they part out various aircraft; and to Marana (Evergreen Air Center). Always very sad to see the end of an aircraft...

User currently offlineF_boot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Care to tell us when Ceilidh?

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 952 times:

I HIGHLY RECCOMEND the book-- 50 years of the desert boneyard by Philip D. Chinnery. It has to deal with the boneyards at Davis Monthan AFB (but mostly military planes).

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