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Who Can ID The Location Of This Boneyard Photo?  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7199 times:

We recently had a thread that located an old 737 photo from the 70s at some Midwest airfield. I have another one here:

This is the cover of an album I recently bought ("Birds, Happiness & Still Not Worried" by Coparck)

Who can identify the scrap yard where the picture was taken? Extra credit question: Who can point out the exact location (the swimming pool) in google earth?

Sorry for the poor image quality, I didn't find anything over 300x300 on the net so I took a photo of the cover as I don't have a scanner. I'll post a better shot later if necessary.
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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7148 times:

I'm surprised to see that they were scrapping DC-10's, back in the 70s. Seems like those planes get old, the minute they roll out from the factory Big grin

No seriously... My guess would be Marana, though I'm pretty sure that's wrong.



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User currently offlineMakemineslax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7046 times:

For a while, LAS had a mini-boneyard. I do remember some UA birds being parked there - 747s, IIRC. I believe the prototype 747 was a resident for a while, too.

That's my guess.


User currently offlineN49WA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7046 times:

I'm pretty sure it Las Vegas. United mothballed a bunch of aircraft there, up through the 90's. My guess on the pool is that it's the famous "Glass Pool" motel next to the airport on the south end of Las Vegas Blvd.

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1961 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7025 times:

I would say early '90's LAS. The CO A300 and UA 737 kinda dates the pic.


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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6795 times:



Quoting N49WA (Reply 3):
I'm pretty sure it Las Vegas. United mothballed a bunch of aircraft there, up through the 90's. My guess on the pool is that it's the famous "Glass Pool" motel next to the airport on the south end of Las Vegas Blvd.

It is absolutely Las Vegas. I have been inside that US F-28 that is in the photo.
The pool is not Glass Pool though, as that place had the pool out facing the Blvd, with the motel behind it. You could not see the aircraft from the pool.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6714 times:



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
No seriously... My guess would be Marana, though I'm pretty sure that's wrong.

Nope. There's nothing around Marana other than the airport itself, and some bushes and cacti.

I'd swear I saw a very similar picture/video to that one and it was from MHV. I guess somebody could get very nerdy and compare the outline of the hills in the background to what is in LAS or MHV.  cheeky 


User currently offlineIMIssPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6296 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6679 times:

Pinal Airpark does have a motel with a swimming pool, or it did last time I was there. And I do believe that picture was taken from the northwest corner of said pool. I don't think there were any hotel pools that close to the LAS storage area.


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User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1649 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6622 times:
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I would definitely say it is LAS, I have gone to LAS at least twice a year since the early 1990’s and if I had any spare time I would drive down and check out the airplanes stored there.

I clearly remember the CO A300 sitting there along with all the UA airplanes, I also remember seeing an all white MD-80 airplane along the fence with no engines on it.
UA had a pile of airplanes sitting there, many DC-10’s and 737’s along with a bunch of 747SP’s and early 747‘s when UA retired them from service as they got their 747-400’s to replace them on their long haul runs.

I think I read some were on this forum this MD-80 was later returned to service with Alaska Airlines and was the one the involved in the horizontal stabilizer failure.

I looked at the area on Google Earth and I can see an apartment house that has a pool facing the old storage area. It is located just on the west side of Giles Street, between E. Four Seasons Road and E. Mandaly Bay Rd. That photo could have been taken from this area.

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9636 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6535 times:
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It is for sure Las Vegas, not far from the Janet terminal.

Here are a couple of shots from there:


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User currently offlineFLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6505 times:

It's definitely LAS. Here are two pics I took around '94 with both the US F-28 and all of those UA DC-10s.
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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6464 times:

It was kind of cool when LAS had a mini boneyard. Does anyone know why they got rid of it?? Did an FBO or something get built up on the property or did the City not like having stored airliners there??

FX1816


User currently offlineN49WA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4759 times:



Quoting Jeremy (Reply 5):
It is absolutely Las Vegas. I have been inside that US F-28 that is in the photo.
The pool is not Glass Pool though, as that place had the pool out facing the Blvd, with the motel behind it. You could not see the aircraft from the pool.

Absolutely correct. The motel was between the pool and the airport. Sadly the motel is gone now. It was called the "Glass Pool Inn" and was in many movies and TV shows, such as "Casino" and "CSI". I used to drive down the access road that was only a few feet from all the parked airplanes, with just a chain link fence separating it.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

You'all sure it isnt Good Year? AA and UA had a host of DC 10's parked to be converted to MD10 cargo planes about 10 -12 years ago. I can't help you with the pool.

USAir had some birds there as well are DL 737-200' s. I can't forget the USPS 727's...which I think are still there.
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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

I was within a block of that spot back in 1999. There were mostly DC-10's and 747's stored there at the time. My pictures were all nightshots, with poor lighting, nothing of value to post, unfortunately.


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User currently offlineKoosi From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

The pool was probably located at 36°05'27''N 115°10'20.15''W
It seems to have disappeared sometime between April 2004 and January 2006. You can see the stairs in the SE corner of the pool in the 2002 Google Earth photos.


User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3226 times:



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 13):
You'all sure it isnt Good Year? AA and UA had a host of DC 10's parked to be converted to MD10 cargo planes about 10 -12 years ago. I can't help you with the pool.

No, it's definitely LAS.

FX1816


User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3141 times:



Quoting IMIssPiedmont (Reply 7):
Pinal Airpark does have a motel with a swimming pool, or it did last time I was there.

There's no pool/motel that close to the planes at MZJ. I'm not even sure if the motel/pool is still there. I didn't get to that part of the field last time I drove through there.

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 13):
You'all sure it isnt Good Year?

Again, there's no pool/motel near GYR. Just houses, cotton fields and a lot of snakes.

Quoting Koosi (Reply 15):
The pool was probably located at 36°05'27''N 115°10'20.15''W

Wow. Coordinates of a motel pool...just wow  Wink


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3075 times:



Quoting Koosi (Reply 15):
The pool was probably located at 36°05'27''N 115°10'20.15''W
It seems to have disappeared sometime between April 2004 and January 2006. You can see the stairs in the SE corner of the pool in the 2002 Google Earth photos.

Excellent call. You got it 100% right. That is the place. Compare to the photo in the beginning.



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