The Airplane Graveyard

It’s been locked up since 9/11, but Ransom Riggs of mental_floss managed a visit to the Mojave Air and Spaceport and took plenty of pictures. The inactive airport is used as a parking lot for planes and also a junkyard of planes that will never be flown again. The result is a collection of photographs that are urban decay with an aviation slant. http://blogs.static.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/33186.html

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If JMM and Jackie are bothered by this non-issue, then Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson will probably boil their brains. Even on Google Maps, the site is astounding.
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Mojave Air and Space pot locked up since 9/11...?
Then how come a European friend of mine just visited that exact place with a guide and without anyone stopping her or the group she was with some 2 years ago? No-one stopped her or anyone to just snoop around and take some pics where those hulks stand. And even if you don't actually visit the place, it quite clearly can be seen if you take an airplane and fly around there or if you take a car and just drive by it.

Locked up...?
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mojave is not locked up. go to the refueling guys in the office next to the tower and give tim ten bucks and he will gladly drive you around the apron for a bit. it's the worst kept secret in california.
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One of those Air Canada 767s is the Gimli Glider (C-GAUN) which was retired to the desert in 2008.

Jackie, those airplanes ARE recycled. Parts go to other airplanes, and ultimately the remaining aluminum is shredded and melted down to make something truly useful like beer cans.
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