Southern California Logistics Airport and Mojave Airport
On my journey to and from the Saline Valley, I stopped by the Southern California Logistics Airport to photograph the stored airliners. I stayed the night at the Mariah Country Inn adjacent to the Convair 990 gate guard at the Mojave Airport.
Deta McDonnell-Douglas DC-10-40F UP-DC102 first flew on Halloween 1979. It's construction number is 47823 It was delivered to Japan Airlines as JA8540 on Christmas eve 1979. FSB registered it as N804AZ on January 24, 2000. Aeroflot-RIA registered it as VP-BDE on March 8, 2002. Deta Air of Kazakhstan leased it as UP-DC102 on February 19, 2009. Wilmington Trust registered it as N822V on November 16, 2012 and placed it in storage.
Prince Abdul Aziz Al Ibrahim's private Lockheed L-1011-500 HZ-AB1 first flew on November 3, 1983. Its construction number is 193H-1247. It was delivered to Alia Royal Jordanian and transferred to the Jordanian government as N64854 on June 14, 1984. The Jordanian government registered it as JY-HKJ on August 4, 1986. Prince Abdul Aziz Al Ibrahim registered it as HZ-AB1 on September 9, 2001. It has been stored since 2009.
QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJL and a flock of former QANTAS 737s and 767s. VH-TJL first flew on October 30, 1991. It's construction number is 24437. It was delivered to Australian Airlines on November 12, 1991. It was merged into the QANTAS fleet on Halloween 1993. It was lesed to Air Nauru on April 23, 2003 and returned to QANTAS on June 26, 2003. It was withdrawn from use and stored May 15, 2013.
QANTAS Boeing 747-438
QANTAS Boeing 747-438
A pair of QANTAS Boeing 747-438s. The Omega Tanker DC-10-40 N974VV can be seen in the background.
Convair 990 N810NA NASA Landing Systems Research Aircraft is displayed adjacent to the main entrance to the Mojave Airport. It was used at the NASA Ames Research Center until 1983 when it was withdrawn from use. It was stored at Marana, Arizona until it was refurbished in 1989 for use at the Dryden FRC. After serving as the Landing Systems Research Aircraft in 1993 and 1994, it was retired to the Mojave Airport.
Mojave Airport Convair 990 Gate Guard November 16 2014. You can purchase prints of this photo as large as 32 inches by 48 inches.
Panorama of the stored airliners at the Southern California Logistics Airport.
Cargo Air Lines Boeing 747-230F 4X-ICO first flew as N6005F on October 15, 1985. Its construction number is 23348. It wsa delivered to Lufthansa as D-ABZB on October 25, 1985. It was leased to Atlas Air as N747MC on November 3, 1994. It was returned to Lufthansa as D-ABZB on January 8, 1997. It was leased to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ARP on June 8, 2004. Tesis Air Cargo registered it as VP-BXD on August 31, 2007 and returned it to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ARP in November 2008. Saudi Arabian Airlines leased it on March 6, 2009 and returned it to Air Atlanta Icelandic on December 3, 2009. Cargo Air Lines of Isreal registered it as 4X-ICO on July 1, 2010. It was withdrawn from use and stored on September 29, 2014.
QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGJ first flew on October 3, 1991. Its construciton number is 28154. It was delivered to QANTAS as VH-OGQ on August 14, 1996. It was withdrawn from use and stored on October 24, 2014.
QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGQ first flew on July 31, 1996. Its construciton number is 25274. It was delivered to QANTAS as VH-OGJ on October 16, 1991. It was acquired by Australian Airlines on October 11, 2002 and was returned to QANTAS on April 27, 2006. It was withdrawn from use and stored on February 18, 2014.
Deta McDonnell-Douglas DC-10-40F UP-DC102
Prince Abdul Aziz Al Ibrahim's private Lockheed L-1011-500 HZ-AB1
QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJL
The Southern California Air Logistics Center was formerly George Air Force Base. It is home to a Boeing test facility, Heavylift Helicopters, and a large number of retired airliners.
Mojave Desert, California displays.
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