I was attending the "Aviation Nation" Air Show at Nellis AFB and had arranged to drive to Kingman AZ to have lunch with the VP and to see the facility.
I was also looking for the opportunity to get a cockpit for our museum, "The North American Museum of Flight Simulation".
The drive from Las Vegas was about 2 hours and I met Bob who unfortunately was tied up in business and could not go for lunch. We had a chance to talk about the facility which currently stores about 300 aircraft.
The new arrivals are mothballed and then they run the APU, engines etc every 30 days until the owner tells them to stop. 90% of the arrivals do not fly out of there again. The aircraft are stripped of engines, fuel, oil, instruments, seats etc. and then goes on the chopping block.
Lots of different types of aircraft are stored here, DC-8, Airbus A-30,SAAB 340B, Canadair CRJ-100/ER Boeing 727-225F,Boeing 727-225, Mcdonnell Douglas DC-9-82(MD-82,87,80), Embraer ERJ-135.
I got a fairly quick tour around the storage facility and will be posting some photos from there on the media section of FG
It looks like a B-727 cockpit could come our way, courtesy of DHL, we will see what happens. One big problem is that the museum needs to raise funds for transportaton of the cockpit from AZ to British Columbia Canada. We will deal with that when we get the deal.
North American Museum of Flight Simulation, beta website
Sun, Nov 18 2012 1:46 PM
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