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Who Dumped These Fighter Planes in the Middle of Nowhere?

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posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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Retired Navy, Marine Corps fighters aren't supposed to be just lying around—especially not these.





posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: phatkhat
I know they are old but can't we still get some information off of those bad boys? I don't know why we have old military plans just rotting in a field. What a shame. I bet the Air Force museum in Ohio at Wright Patterson would love to have them.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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So that's where I parked them!



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: Martin75

There is no shortage of old warbirds.
www.airplaneboneyards.com...
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posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: Martin75

They're too badly damaged to restore at this point. They were probably used for training and just left. Or sold to someone as surplus and they just dumped them.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Thanks Zap, shows what I know!

a reply to: Phage
Thanks for the link. Wow, I had no idea!



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: phatkhat

Where is this?



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: spiritualarchitect
So that's where I parked them!


I bet you lost the keys now didn't you?



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks

The people that found them didn't say.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:49 PM
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I remember seeing a F/A-18 being sold on ebay, anyone remember that?

I bet some of the guts from these birds ended up on ebay ....



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: phatkhat
I know they are old but can't we still get some information off of those bad boys? I don't know why we have old military plans just rotting in a field. What a shame. I bet the Air Force museum in Ohio at Wright Patterson would love to have them.



The only thing you will get from those is a tetnus injection if that rusty old just pierces your skin.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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not sure about the law, but if just abandoned out in the woods. seems like a smart scrapper would check into it and cut them up and make a small fortune on the aircraft grade aluminum.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: phatkhat

Bombing or air targets? As if they were on a airfield or something maybe.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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Sometimes old jets are used for more than just messing up a landscape. This is in West Covina, California, at Palm View Park, where I played as a kid in the 60s and early 70s. I'm amazed it's still there after all these years. Of course, this one is covered in concrete and painted over once a year, and the inside only has a funky pretend steering wheel, but it was great for pretending. This is a Sabre.


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posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: imitator

I've seen airworthy F-16s, MiGs, and even the A-12 canopy for sale.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 02:54 PM
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35°44' 56.30"N 117°00' 40.52"W
35°44' 35.76"N 117°02' 16.88"W
targets at a mock airfield.

there are 100's of these around the US if you know where to look.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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I love planes and this is all kind of cool and weird at the same time. They seem so ghostly.

I'm curious, the flight hour averages of some of these planes versus the cost when new to just sitting around and rusting now, does it really all add up? I mean it would be great to have a handful of them around for historical reasons, but so many? Is there not a profit to recycle those down even further? Not like they are saving them for a rainy day...



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: phatkhat

I like how the trees have grown through the decaying frame. It gave me some optimism.

Nice vid, thanks for posting.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: onehuman

The Boneyard stores them for parts. They keep them until none are left flying anywhere. That leaves structural parts, and engines and other bits available for many years.



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 06:43 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: onehuman

The Boneyard stores them for parts. They keep them until none are left flying anywhere. That leaves structural parts, and engines and other bits available for many years.

These aren't in boneyards, has anyone run a geiger counter over them?




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