tayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 24509 times:
The one which is to be built at ASP probably won't be the biggest, but definitely an "attraction" to the red centre... The Alice hasnt got much more going for it as everyone's off to Uluru or Kata Tjuta (AYQ)...
TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3072 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 24363 times:
Quoting tonytifao (Thread starter): Researching google, I found it was Mojave airport, but doing a google maps search, it seemed very empty.
You might want to try using a different map/aerial image website than Google Maps because their images tend to be very old (for example, their images of Reno are from 2004 or 2005). When looked up on Bing Maps, the image of Mojave airport shows quite a few more aircraft parked there.
If you know the exact street address of Mojave airport, then Terraserver will show you the most up-to-date images, plus Terraserver allows you to view older images of the same location. The downside of Terraserver's images is that they're watermarked (unless you subscribe) and you can't "smart-scroll" across them, so every time you move your viewpoint the image has to reload.
Able to kill active threads stone dead with a single post!
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4730 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 23965 times:
Quoting tayser (Reply 5): The one which is to be built at ASP probably won't be the biggest, but definitely an "attraction" to the red centre...
I think this is going to capture a huge amount of business from the airlines in Asia - from India to Japan, as well as Australia and New Zealand and possibly even Africa. It's something that should have been done ages ago, but I can't see this not being a major major boneyard.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
9w748capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 21319 times:
someone posted a TR awhile ago about a road trip to some of the american boneyards (MHV, VCV plus one more I think). Of course a.net's search function stinks, so I tried to google search for that TR and couldn't find it either. Maybe someone else can! That poster was able to get a brief drive-through at one of the airports but I can't remember which one.
noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 20469 times:
You can't get a tour around them on the ground, but there are companies based on the airports (or local airfields) that will do 'scenic flights' over the boneyard for photographers. Hence why there are so many aerial photos of these places.
26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 883 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 20294 times:
Davis Monthan AB near Tucson, AZ has thousands. Primarily retired military aircraft of all types with a smattering of commercial aircraft if you hunt. Easily viewable from any of the roads which bisect this huge yard.
Also, the western side of KTUS has a few dozen airliners in various states right next to the road.