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what kind of aircraft are these?

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posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 06:31 AM
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after seeing a magazine picture of b52's in an unnamed arizona aircraft boneyard, i did a wiki search & from this search located the pinal airbase on googleearth. not the base in the magazine but what i found is interesting anyway.

to look it up on googleearth, the co-ordinates are:-
32*30'45.23"N x 111*19'22.40"W.
(had to improvise with the degree symbol, but you'll get it)

does anyone know the type of aircraft lined up in the pic?
there are some others lined up elsewhere on the base too.




posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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how can i post a jpg image?



posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:37 AM
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Are these the aircraft you're talking about?




posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:41 AM
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They are Beechcraft Starships that were recalled by Raytheon. The location is the Marana Airpark.

craigsteffen.net...

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posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:52 AM
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Here is a photo provided by googleearth, taken from the groud. Looks like just a bunch of commercial airliners.
Pinal Airpark is a former CIA base for companies like Air America.
Here is one I found using virtual earth.
The sun is at an angle, instead of directly overhead, like in the google photo.


[edit on 2-10-2008 by jmdewey60]



posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:55 AM
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They look like a load of Beechcraft Starships to me. A number are still flying and I think were designed by Burt Rutan and one was used as a chase aircraft for the White Knight/Spaceship 1 program.

Hope this helps

Sv....out!



posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:56 AM
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Those are not the sam,e aircraft as the ones in the top picture...............



posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 09:45 AM
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www.starshipdiaries.com...

found using google

confirmed as beechcraft starships

www.starshipdiaries.com...

[edit on 2/10/08 by Harlequin]



posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 12:23 PM
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What a tragedy. The guy who runs JetCareers.com used to fly one of those commercially as he was coming up through the ranks. What a pretty airplane.



posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 03:05 PM
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There are only a couple of those Starships left flying, Raytheon did not want to support them anymore, so they began trying to buy them back. Rutan has one, and there is someone else who just does not want to give theirs up either. But the rest of them, are probably going to be destroyed in the not too distant future.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:06 AM
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that's them. they're ugly & i'm glad that my private jet isn't one of them. i studied in the art of paper plane dynamics & they'd handle like old socks. absolute zero on the babe magnet scale too.....



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:10 AM
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p.s. dear uncle sam, we're looking in your backyard too. keep it clean.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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Those were one fo the best looking airframes ever produced IMHO



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by jmdewey60
Here is a photo provided by googleearth, taken from the groud. Looks like just a bunch of commercial airliners.


The craft are way smaller than the jumbo jets so you might not be able to see them fromt hat angle.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 02:10 AM
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I've been to Pinal a few times in the past 5 years. The Starships were on the other side of the airfield in relation to the picture from the ground.They were broken up some time betweenlast summer and this past summer. A lot of the old fighters are gone, too.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 08:30 AM
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now that the mystery planes have been identified, here's another one that i came across a while back. do a google image search for "boil on the rectum"......what is the first pic you get?



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 02:45 AM
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Why are we not using the ships yet?



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 03:01 AM
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What do you mean? The craft and the project was terminated in 2003, since the craft just wasn't popular enough. Why do you think these craft are in the boneyard?


No one wants to use em.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 09:48 PM
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No one wants to use them because they're as expensive as business jets are, which can get you to a destination significantly faster and possibly more comfortably.

All these planes had going for them was their sleek and unique design.

I mean if you could between this and a jet, which would you take?

Shattered OUT...



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