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Nellis and the graveyard

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posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 12:13 PM
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what are the keywords for nellis and for the place in the us for the plane graveyard




posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 12:17 PM
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On Google Search? Google Maps? Google Earth? MSN? Yahoo?



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 12:19 PM
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I believe th plane graveyard is called the bone yard and is located in Tucson arizona...pretty sure...about 99% sure it's Tucson AZ.

Spiderj



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 01:14 PM
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The Boneyard is he aircraft graveyard in Tucson, next to Davis Monthan AFB, over on Kolb Rd. You can drive or wakl by and see lots of aircraft right from the road, and google earth provides a good view.



Another POI is Marana airfield. Home of Evergreen Aviation, they're the ones that recently did the moving project on the Spruce Goose. They specialize in converting 747's to carry unusual payloads at this facility, but there's lots of talk in the aviation circles that it's a CeyeA front.



There's even an industry rumor that the two a-10s that were lost suposedly in Colorado a few years ago actually ended up in pieces inside a heavy lift 747 out of Marana, on the way to south america for some shady deal. DMAFB is just across town from Marana and it wouldn't be too difficult to disappear two a-10s into Marana, and once they're there, they've got a HUGE secure hangar.



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 01:30 PM
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Marana has a large underground area where they keep various airplanes and helicopters. About 12 years ago I went to Marana to pickup a Lockheed L-1011 to ferry to Cambridge, England. This was the L-1011 that is used to launch the Pegasus. The one night I stayed there I woke up at 3am to hear massive air ops which sounded like it included many helicopters. The next morning all was peaceful and quiet with no hint as to what was causing all that aircraft noise or where all the helicopters might be.



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 02:02 PM
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Yeah, that's what i mean, almost every pilot i know who has operated in that area has stories about strange ops out of there. Didn't they develop the wiley coyote sling and stick retrieval system for the OSS back in the cambodia/laos days for secret xtractions? IIRC it was a young Evergreen who was contracted on that project.



posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by johnlear
Marana has a large underground area where they keep various airplanes and helicopters. About 12 years ago I went to Marana to pickup a Lockheed L-1011 to ferry to Cambridge, England. This was the L-1011 that is used to launch the Pegasus. The one night I stayed there I woke up at 3am to hear massive air ops which sounded like it included many helicopters. The next morning all was peaceful and quiet with no hint as to what was causing all that aircraft noise or where all the helicopters might be.



Marana also used to be a CIA pilot training camp in the 50's and 60's. Now it's called Pinal Air Park.

www.johnweeks.com...

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by UK Alien Buff
what are the keywords for nellis and for the place in the us for the plane graveyard


Officially the so-called "Plane Graveyard" is called the Aerospace Maintenance & Regeneration Center or AMARC for short. As others have said it is located at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. See the link below:

AMARC

As for Nellis AFB, I would say just look up Nellis, unless you are trying to find out about the flight range, which is run by the US Air Force Air Warfare Center. The Air Warfare Center is home to things such as:

Air Force Flight Demonstarion Squadron- The Thunderbirds
Combat Rescue School
US Air Force Fighter Weapons School (simular to the Navy's Top Gun)
Several test units

Tim



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 06:27 AM
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Originally posted by johnlear
Marana has a large underground area where they keep various airplanes and helicopters. About 12 years ago I went to Marana to pickup a Lockheed L-1011 to ferry to Cambridge, England. This was the L-1011 that is used to launch the Pegasus. The one night I stayed there I woke up at 3am to hear massive air ops which sounded like it included many helicopters. The next morning all was peaceful and quiet with no hint as to what was causing all that aircraft noise or where all the helicopters might be.



Thanks a lot Mr Lear. That was a lot of help

Is this where a lot of 747's are located?



posted on Feb, 10 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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It's kind of a shame, when I read the note about the 747's being converted. That is such a unique aircraft, but is quickly becoming outdated with more efficient flying machines.

Time for anecdotes: I got the chance to check out the Boneyard... What a trip!! I highly recommend it to anyone who gets the chance. Lot's of really interesting stuff. I think I've still got the photo of my next to the SR-71 there too, haha.

Nice google images, and it sounds like I need to do a little research into this Marana AFB, sounds interesting.



posted on Feb, 10 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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The boneyard itself is off limits to non-military personnel, and even military personnel without a good reason for being there. You can't just walk up and say "I want to walk around and look at the airplanes." But right next to the boneyard is the Pima Air Museum, which has restored many of the aircraft in the boneyard to museum quality and lets you walk around examining them. Pima does a bus tour through AMARC, but you can't just go walking around in there unescorted, and I'm not sure if they even let you off the bus.


Edit: Forgot link.

www.pimaair.org...

[edit on 2/10/2008 by Zaphod58]

[edit on 2/10/2008 by Zaphod58]



posted on Feb, 10 2008 @ 11:05 AM
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THAT'S WHAT IT WAS! The Pima Air Museum was where I went. Given this was many moons ago, I apologize for the slip up.



posted on Feb, 10 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by granoladude
It's kind of a shame, when I read the note about the 747's being converted. That is such a unique aircraft, but is quickly becoming outdated with more efficient flying machines.

Time for anecdotes: I got the chance to check out the Boneyard... What a trip!! I highly recommend it to anyone who gets the chance. Lot's of really interesting stuff. I think I've still got the photo of my next to the SR-71 there too, haha.

Nice google images, and it sounds like I need to do a little research into this Marana AFB, sounds interesting.


Certainly intersting,

Any chance of adding the pics onto here so we can all have a look and perhaps tell us how you got inside.



posted on Feb, 10 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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He got inside by going to the Pima Air Museum. It's right next door to, but completely seperate from the Boneyard.



posted on Feb, 18 2008 @ 12:57 AM
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CIA had to sell off any ownership in Evergreen in the 1970s. Now Evergreen still does some classified work, but Evergreen itself an an umbrella of about 11 different companies, including maintainance, helicopter firefighting, cargo airline, and others. At Pinal is not any kind of CIA ops, they do airliner storage mostly.



posted on Feb, 18 2008 @ 02:23 AM
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If anyone does head down there, make sure to stop at the Titan Missile Museum. That is also pretty cool.

Titan Missile Museum



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 09:36 PM
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The boneyard is Davis-Monthan AFB in Tuscon AZ. I attended an ABDR (Aircraft Battle Damage & Repair) school in the 90's.

The instructor would damage a part of an aircraft & the students would assess the damage & make necessary repairs, such as structure, wiring, electronics, hydro lines, ECS (environmental control system) equipment, etc.

It was very interesting - we got to tour the area with an escort. I even stood inside an F-4C that I used to work on in my unit. Pretty awesome!



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