AA2MM From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 135 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
Went to the Mojave desert this past weekend . Awesome
sight , to see so many planes parked there : I am quoting
from memory OK :
3 KLM 743s
1 Mandarin MD11
4 Virgin 742s
5 FedEx A310s
2 Continental 742s
2 British 742s
2 British 757s
8 xAA xHawaiian DC10-10s
And rows and rows of US Air 733s and 732s in both
mainliner and Metrojet liveries.
And tons of other planes that I can't even remember...
One interesting thing I'd to share with you folks who can
make it up there in person : try to go there during the
weekend : if there is no activity there , the guard will give
you a tour for $5US a head : minimum $10 .
He did drive us out there , to the field and drove through
2 rows of US Air jets , parked on both side of a dirt drive
He was mentioning the day before , they had 30 height
challenged people ( OK...30 midgets ) pulling on a jumbo
for some show...
The guard is in the main bldg right below the tower , go
inside and it's the first door to the right.
It's really worth a drive out there from LA.
AA2MM From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1477 times:
The guard is not doing any thing illegal : his boss was there when we got back and the man asked if we enjoyed the ride out in the field.
The planes are all sealed up with foils , even the landing gears : I would guess
that the insides are kept as is , from the last day of operation and all control
systems still in place.
To think back : I was out there about 2 years ago : there used to be tons of
x PSA and x Air Cal BAE146s and tons of BA L1011s...wonder where they are
now , did not see even 1 of them ? And not too many UA planes out there this