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Which Aircraft Has Been In Storage The Longest?  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

With all these aircraft in storage at Mojave, Pinal etc does anyone have any idea which INTACT aircraft have been stored the longest?


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User currently offlineFsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Sorry - couldn't resist


http://collections.nasm.si.edu/code/...le=single&quicksearch=A19610048000


User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

Har har bloody har!!! Big grin


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7382 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3217 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
With all these aircraft in storage at Mojave, Pinal etc does anyone have any idea which INTACT aircraft have been stored the longest?

To date?? The 707 prototype Dash 80 was in storage for a while then flown eventually to IAD.



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
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Quoting United_Fan (Reply 3):
The 707 prototype Dash 80 was in storage for a while then flown eventually to IAD.

That must've been an interesting project to get her airworthy for that ferry flight ...

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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3026 times:



Quoting United_Fan (Reply 3):
The 707 prototype Dash 80 was in storage for a while then flown eventually to IAD.

Pics at all?



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2989 times:
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Dash-80 on display at the Smithsonian :


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24061 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Quoting Litz (Reply 4):
Quoting United_Fan (Reply 3):
The 707 prototype Dash 80 was in storage for a while then flown eventually to IAD.

That must've been an interesting project to get her airworthy for that ferry flight ...

The Dash 80 spent 16 years in the desert before it was restored. Related 2003 article from the Boeing magazine.
http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2003/october/i_ca1.html

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