cannibalz3
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Aircraft At David-Mothan

Sat Aug 18, 2001 4:31 pm

Does anyone know how long approx. it would take to resurrect one of the aircraft in storage at Davis-Mothan? Do they actually do any good there or does the government just put planes there for lack of better things to do? How long does a plane sit in there until it gets destroyed, anyway? (not counting B-52s-those are treaty requirements). Does anyone ever get the bright idea to cannibalize those planes for parts or try to sell the planes off or something?
 
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RE: Aircraft At David-Mothan

Sat Aug 18, 2001 5:33 pm

The time to restore the aircraft depends on how it was stored, which depends on what type of status it was on.

I am sorry but I can't remember the white sheet I saw online once about what catagories of storage there are at DM. I believe you can link it through their website as well as a list of what is stored there.
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IMissPiedmont
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RE: Aircraft At David-Mothan

Sun Aug 19, 2001 2:26 am

AMARC has aircraft in storage that could be flying again in 48 hours and there are aircraft stored there that will never leave. There is a section at AMARC that has aircraft that will not be scrapped for centuries. Nostly the Agent Orange C-123s but a couple of radioactive MiGs as well.
AMARC is also the prime source of overseas military sales.
Parts recovery is a large part of the mission. AMARC is, I believe, the only US government agency that makes a profit.
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RE: Aircraft At David-Mothan

Sun Aug 19, 2001 10:58 am

Does any body know what is held AMARC re in terms of aircraft types and numbers.

Or can you give me link where this information may be located.

Thanks
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: Aircraft At David-Mothan

Sun Aug 19, 2001 11:21 am

Since you asked so nicely. amarcexperience.com is where you need to look.
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L-188
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RE: Aircraft At David-Mothan

Sun Aug 19, 2001 7:13 pm

Actually there has been one other.

For a while there the IRS seized for back taxes and then operated a buisness called the, "Mustang Ranch" in Nevada. I won't go into the nature of the buisness but they did make a profit until some news company did a story about the place.

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RE: L-188

Mon Aug 20, 2001 1:22 am

Very true. I forgot about that little operation.
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