This January I am going to visit Southern California and I'd like to rent a car and make a day trip to PMD, VCV and MHV for some spotting opportunities.
I know that the NASA 747-SP is based at PMD but does NASA keep it in a hangar or is it parked out in the open on a ramp? Is there still a lot of Military training at PMD? I read a previous post back in April of 2000 and it talked about a lot of military activity. I thought this was a public airport...sounds more like an air base.
I am also planning on visiting the airplane graveyards at VCV and MHV. Mostly cuz the Delta and ATA L-1011's are parked here. Has anyone had success getting tours and taking pictures? I'm hoping to get there in time before the last Delta L-1011 get's scrapped. I might be too late already though.
Any information would be really appreciated. I have been waiting so long to make this trip and can't wait! I might need to get creative in finding someone to give me a tour.
Wish me luck.
I'll make a post and share photos of my success when I get back (or failure).