Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
We have a plant in Kingman and get in there on a more or less regular basis. Kingman was a WWII training field (Gunnery and B-17's, I believe) during the war and an aircraft salvage depot after the war. In the FBO's lobby there are many pictures of row after row of B-24s and other aircraft awaiting the cutting torch. I've walked out in those areas on many occassions and kicked up all kinds of stuff left over from those operations - landing light lenses, phenolic pulleys, wire bundles, oxygen regulators, etc.
Now days, aircraft are both being stored there (it's VERY dry - perfect for long-term aircraft storage) and salvaged. There are several old jetliners being cut up and parted out. It's actually a pretty interesting airport to walk around. Hope this helps.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7659 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2398 times:
I was at IGM in Sep. I loved seeing the old TWA L1011's! I was able to walk right up to one that was parked way out and get alot of pic's. IMHO IGM has better picture possibilities than VCV and MHV. I also got a picture of the baggage cart for Mesa's flight-towed by a lawn tractor!
You can see my pictures on www.planepictures.net (search under 'kerhaert')
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