Archive for the ‘Boneyards and Storage Facilities’ Category

The Perfect “10” of an Aircraft

Forty years and one day after it made its maiden flight, the Air Force has finally flown its first KC-10 west to the boneyard.  KC-10A 860036 (MSN 48249/424) named the “Peace Maker” was the 50th of the 60 airframes built for the United States Air Force. It was delivered on December 2, 1986 to SAC (Strategic […]

Fairbanks, Alaska 2004 trip

Former Texas Air National Guard Convair C-131B  It has been almost sixteen full years years since I made a magical trip  from New Hampshire to Fairbanks, Alaska. My main reason was to report on the Indian Air Force’s first deployment to Alaska, to participate in the 2004 Cooperative Cope Thunder exercise. Of course, there was […]

Chateaudun Air Base Visit

Chateaudun Air Base (Base Aérienne 279) is home to Entrepét de l’Armée de l’air 601, founded in 1951. EAA 601 is the largest storage for military aircraft in Europe. For test flights, the airfield is open on a daily basis.