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 Post subject: Airplane Graveyard
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:38 am 
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It's on google maps. Very cool.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 7&t=h&z=15

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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Ok, that was cool.

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That is really cool, nice find :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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There's some cool planes in there. I was working right next to a bone yard outside of Victorville at the old George AFB a few months ago, but it was mostly old commercial planes. I would love to walk through one of those places. I love that stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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Oh man, if I grew up in that neighborhood I'd be sneaking in there ALL the time! :eek1:

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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I lived there for 15 yrs. Next to the fence was a large man made hill we used to 4x on. When the sun went down we would sneak under the fence and play drunken hide and seek in the old planes. Only the older planes, the newer ones were taped up pretty good so we didn't bother with them. The fun part was when we heard a dog bark...game over, get out as fast as you can. In the summer the planes would still be hot at night from the triple digit temps. AHHH the memories of rope burns and jagged metal cuts that you didn't find until the next day.


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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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There's one down in CA somewhere in the desert. My in-laws drove me by it many mnay years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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We saw one on the highway between Bakersfield and Barstow. I'll go find it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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We saw one on the highway between Bakersfield and Barstow. I'll go find it again.



Yep that would be the one I saw.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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Nice find Nick :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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I toured Davis-Monthan about 10 years ago, they load you up in a van and drive around for 45 minutes. It was pretty incredible, lots of cool older cold war stuff you don't see like F-8 Crusaders and other really rare, not quite historical stuff. Lots of de-winged B-52 to look at, which was part of the disarmament treaties with the Soviets.

If you're in Tucson, it's worth taking the tour, and if you're into planes, the Pima air museum is right there, and it's one of the best in the world. It's the only place you can see a B-17 and a B-29 in the same space.

On a related note, when my dad was growing up, he spent a while in Flagstaff. This was just post WWII, and his playground was about 10,000 B-17s, B-24s and B-25s. I still have some stuff he stole off them before they went to the scrappers, ID tags, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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I've gotta dig up some old pics, when I was like 13 we spent two weeks in Guam (my dad was a reserve, did his active duty there one year), we got to check out a boneyard there that was FULL of B52's and some other stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:18 pm 
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There's some cool planes in there. I was working right next to a bone yard outside of Victorville at the old George AFB a few months ago, but it was mostly old commercial planes. I would love to walk through one of those places. I love that stuff.


I think we drove past that on the way to the Hammers this year, it was cool to see. Then the abandoned housing development across from the prison was eerie.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
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YJB wrote:
There's some cool planes in there. I was working right next to a bone yard outside of Victorville at the old George AFB a few months ago, but it was mostly old commercial planes. I would love to walk through one of those places. I love that stuff.


I think we drove past that on the way to the Hammers this year, it was cool to see. Then the abandoned housing development across from the prison was eerie.

-Alex


Yeah, that's exactly where I was. The Marines/Army use the old base housing for urban training, but it sure seems like a waste. There's also a small training base for Predators on the edge of the airport. I got to see them flying around and doing touch-and-gos.

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 Post subject: Re: Airplane Graveyard
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:15 pm 
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thats awesome. I have always wanted to see a plane boneyard. been into military history since i was a kid.

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