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User currently offlineChumley From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7643 times:

Interesting article in the Arizona Republic today about the increased numbers of aircraft being parked in the desert.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...04/04/20090404parkedplanes-ON.html

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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3011 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7604 times:

...And some rare photos from the inside.

I wonder who contacted who first to get this story published?



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7477 times:

This article has now made the Yahoo front page. Is it bad that I'm actually excited to see this article get so much attention?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090404/ap_on_bi_ge/airlines_parked_planes


User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2092 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6960 times:



Quoting 4holer (Reply 1):
I wonder who contacted who first to get this story published?

We did a story on the increasing number of planes coming in to Marana as a Sunday business centerpiece a few weeks ago. AP picked up on it and expanded the story, which the Republic ran. Usually these types of articles are started by the company sending out a press release, or us finding some info from their stock forms, or even the reporter hearing/knowing about it.

I've been out at Marana before working on various stories and it's really amazing to drive around out there. It's not quite as easy to get in as Victorville where it took me a case of Bud Light and some sandwiches to get a "private tour" of the place. At Marana they stick an escort (with a gun!) in front of your car and have cameras everywhere.


User currently offlineCF6PPE From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6692 times:

Another article in the same light re: parked aircraft at Victorville, CA

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...2008968722_aircraftboneyard02.html

FYI: I found this on the Seattle Times site, under the Business/Tech pulldown, then Boeing/Aerospace.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

Interesting to read that DC9-31 N940N of NWA, (9918) is still basically intact.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6246 times:

Marana has an interesting mission . . . aside from the obvious.

Some of those a/c parked there may look 'non airworthy', but I know - from experience - the US launches quite a few 'black ops' from there. And the US Military has a training center there for Counter Narcotics ops.

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I always found it fascinating visiting Marana . . .

Probably moreso now . . . there are, so some reports say, new planes sitting there. Which begs the question of course . . . with so many planes sitting in the desert . . . why are we continuing to build new ones?


User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1526 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6206 times:
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Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Which begs the question of course . . . with so many planes sitting in the desert . . . why are we continuing to build new ones?

I started a thread on this a while back and folks took my head off. But I agree with you that it is irresponsible for airlines that need to make money to survive (and not all do) to buy new aircraft with so many perfectly serviceable models parked. I mean prices are so low that now would be a great time for airlines to update their fleet or start another airline (like one needed to fly from the US to Hawaii). Allegiant has this figured out and are making money as the cost to acquire their aircraft is so low.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6175 times:



Quoting N471WN (Reply 7):

How many MD80s did Allegiant grab from AS when AS finally got rid of those things (so long and good riddance BTW)?

It's a valid question. If someone took your head off for it, welcome to A-Net.


User currently offlineAtcrick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6122 times:
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Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 8):


Quoting N471WN (Reply 7):


How many MD80s did Allegiant grab from AS when AS finally got rid of those things (so long and good riddance BTW)?

None. Alaska demanded a no competition clause. Allegiant said NO!



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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

Are there any boneyards that allow visitors? Best ones to spot at?

Thanks!



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