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General Aviation Planes At Edwards AFB  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

Hey guys,

Noticed that there are a sizable number of general aviation planes at Edwards AFB.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=edward...92&spn=0.005935,0.012883&t=k&hl=en

Any idea what they story is with these / why they're here? Also, does this smaller base/runway that they're at (which is attached to the main base) have a seperate name and purpose?

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User currently offlineEchster From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

I'm sure Edwards has an Aero Club with C172s and folks who own GA aircraft. Heck, even a small base like RIV has an Aero Club with 5-10 C172s with US Air Force painted down the sides and a dozen or so other GA aircraft.

User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Could also be Civil Air Patrol, or possibly impounded (seized) aircraft from drug busts...

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Thread starter):
Any idea what they story is with these / why they're here?

As one person already pointed out, its probably their aero club. The other aircraft are usually reserved for incoming aviation students to do their IFT programs through base instructor, instead of contracting civilian ones.

Most bases have small fleets of GA aircraft. Try Eglin AFB, Barksdale AFB, etc.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineErj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

It looks as though they may be preparing for an airshow. There is a variety of aircraft for static display, including a DC-3 (C-47), the crowd control barriers are erected, and chalet tents set up on the flight line.

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