Australia's own aircraft "boneyard"

Discussion in 'YouTube Digest' started by Oddjob, May 5, 2020.

  1. Oddjob

    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2018
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    6,763
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Gulagland
    I did not know that Alice Springs is home to a Asia / Pacific aircraft storage, maintenance (and return) plus a boneyard. Apparently the only one outside of the USA......and business is booming.



    upload_2020-5-5_16-53-25.jpeg upload_2020-5-5_16-54-17.jpeg
     
    STC, Bullion_ron, LiverBird and 4 others like this.
  2. Ag bullet

    Ag bullet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,579
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SE QLD
    why not? dry environment is probably well suited to the job
     
  3. Ag bullet

    Ag bullet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,579
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SE QLD
    that A380 landing is probably the most exciting thing to happen in alice springs in years!
     
    heartastack likes this.
  4. jultorsk

    jultorsk Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,891
    Likes Received:
    3,391
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Australia
    Didn't know me either - thanks for sharing @Oddjob.
    Probably relatively low parking fees, too.
     
  5. Silverman99

    Silverman99 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    827
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Auckland New Zealand
    Very astute guy who developed this airfield for aircraft storage never knowing at the time it would be a 'goldmine' revenue earner for him given what's transpired
     
  6. STKR

    STKR Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,486
    Likes Received:
    2,846
    Trophy Points:
    113
    They'll be finding red dust in their flaps for years to come.

    And It's barely storage, they're just parking them up in a field of dirt. I wonder if they sell Jet covers?

    STKR's Precious Metal storage - $10 a month. BYO shovel (No Cow tipping!!!)

    Screenshot_2020-05-05-19-44-51-54.png
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2020
    Ag bullet, Bosse68 and heartastack like this.
  7. LiverBird

    LiverBird Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2019
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Well that's a role reversal.......the Asians are now the ones transporting & dumping their trash in Aus.
     
  8. alor

    alor Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    12,102
    Likes Received:
    3,876
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Boeing was manufactured in USA
    there was a fee paid, so its not really trash, but someone else treasure
     
  9. Oddjob

    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2018
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    6,763
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Gulagland
    It probably spawned a new religious sect when it flew over. :D
     
    heartastack likes this.
  10. heartastack

    heartastack Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,645
    Likes Received:
    3,012
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Melbourne

    Last time I taxied from Devonport airport to the hotel we asked the taxi driver if there was anything interesting to do in town.
    "This evening will be the first time we have BOTH ferries in the harbor, the whole town should be there!".
     
    Oddjob and Ag bullet like this.
  11. Bullion_ron

    Bullion_ron Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Messages:
    1,539
    Likes Received:
    899
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I never understood why they don't just scrap them. The raw material cost would nowhere NEAR approach retail sale price, but still...
     

Share This Page