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Offline Rooster Cruiser

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Jet Set Ruins
« on: January 11, 2009, 03:48:38 PM »
http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/sets/32971/show/

This looks like the photos were taken at both Mojave airport in California and Monathan Air Force Base in Arizona.
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Re: Jet Set Ruins
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 05:30:33 PM »
T'is a horrible place, where airplanes go to die  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( I'm sure those who destroy them are destined to burn in that speacial hell.
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Re: Jet Set Ruins
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 07:10:33 PM »
Yes, it's horrible to think what will ultimatley happen to these planes....  ::sick::

BUT, it still would be awesome to walk around there for a day or two!!!  :)
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Re: Jet Set Ruins
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 01:46:52 PM »
one way to think about it is that although they are getting scrapped they will live on for ever by being used in other aircraft through recycling parts.
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Re: Jet Set Ruins
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 01:03:35 AM »
one way to think about it is that although they are getting scrapped they will live on for ever by being used in other aircraft through recycling parts.

That still doesn't ease the pain of seeing old DC-3's or Lodestars getting ready for the smelter.  :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Jet Set Ruins
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 04:35:36 PM »
They have to die one way or the other. This is sad to watch but certainly the best way to die for an airplane. Look like most of those made it to retirement safely without major injuries.  ::bow:: They can lay there proudly and share some memories with their fellow retired friends.

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Re: Jet Set Ruins
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 07:30:41 PM »
Yeah, they must talk during the cool nights and share their stories.   ;)

They still are alive, in a way -- sometimes not with good results.  A very accomplished older pilot/mechanic was working at a well-known boneyard, doing the salvage work, and the gear collapsed on the 747 they were under.  He died a few days later and it was sure sad;  people said he was still making flying jokes even while in great pain.

It changed my view of those quiet hulks as being less than airplanes anymore....  and it seemed ironic to me that after decades of hairy flying, such a highly respected guy got hurt on the ground.   :'(

Roswell, NM, is another airport with a crowd of silent airliners parked everywhere.  I had never been in there until last year, and was surprised at the hundreds of them, many of them recent additions, still in their bright airline paint, baking in the desert sun.

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Re: Jet Set Ruins
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 11:40:32 PM »
I hated seeing the Pan Am bird as well as the L-1011 #2 engine inlet.

L-1011 is my favorite aircraft, and fair chance I might not see one flying again.  I haven't seen one flying since the last time I rode on a Delta one, and that was long ago.  With ATA shutting down, chances of seeing one domestically now are slim to none, and there can't be many flying internationally either.
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