Yes Imec we have been there. As a matter of fact, when I was selling construction supplies one of my clients was an Air Force detachment that worked on putting the planes into storage there. It is on Davis Monthan Air Force Base and you can take a tour. Our next door neighbor works in the office there as a civilian employee. It is truly fascinating. If you go to the Tucson International from our house you drive right by it. We also have Pima Air and Space Museum, about 400 airplanes, including a SR71 BlackBird. Mr. T just mentioned that there were a lot of C130's all wrapped up and standing in line. By the way, all of the airplanes on DM are military, so you see just about anything.
Also on this is Pima Air and Space Museum. we also have a Titan Missile Site open too.
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2009 14:34:48 GMT by traveler63
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Cool! So I might have even seen it if on my one (hastily planned) trip to Tucson, I didn't listen to the idiot that told me to fly in and out of Phoenix .
imec, if you ever get back to Tucson, you really should plan an extra day to visit the graveyard and the Air Museum. The first time I went to the Air Museum we were there for a good four hours. It is one of the most fascinating museums I have ever been to.
France has also repatriated some big ships that were supposed to be cut up in Asia, notably the ex-France, ex-Norway, current name 'Blue Lady' and also the former aircraft carrier Clémenceau. There was too much publicity about the asbestos hazards and just the general crumminess of the slave labor in Asia, so they brought them back, but I think they still don't know what to do with them. It's all well and nice to not want to fob this stuff off on other countries, but they should at least have the balls to create a credible dismantling center in Europe.
We must have had a half dozen of them at one time. They were clearly meant to be taken as souvenirs, and various family members took the France at least 6 times. Probably the others got broken over the years so there is just one left.