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04-08-2006, 06:29 PM
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04-09-2006, 02:50 PM
They will be not only scrapped at this airport.

The Mojave Spaceport (IATA: MHV, ICAO: KMHV) , also known as the Mojave Airport and Civilian Flight Test Center, is the first facility to be licensed in the United States for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft. It was certified as a spaceport by the Federal Aviation Administration on June 17, 2004. It is favored for these purpose as, due to its proximity to the Edwards Air Force Base, the airspace is restricted from ground level to an unlimited height.

The Mojave airport is also known as a storage location for commercial airliners. Numerous large Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, and Airbus aircraft owned by major airlines are stored at Mojave. Some aircraft reach the end of their useful lifetime and are scrapped at Mojave, while others are refurbished and returned to active service. Not all the aircraft are in need of repair and some are only being stored for a short time.
Mojave Airport, storage location for commercial airliners.
Mojave Airport, storage location for commercial airliners.

Mojave Spaceport has been a test site for several teams in the Ansari X Prize. Most notably, it is the test launch site for SpaceShipOne, developed by Scaled Composites, which conducted the first privately-funded human spaceflight on June 21, 2004. Other groups based at the Mojave Spaceport include XCOR Aerospace, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Interorbital Systems, and the now-defunct Rotary Rocket.
Mojave Airport
Mojave Airport

The airport can be seen in many films and commercials. Its isolation, wide-open spaces and proximity to Los Angeles makes it an attractive filming location. The airport has facilities dedicated for filming, a large supply of aircraft to use as props and two large film pads that can be flooded for water scenes. Action movies and car commercials make up the bulk of the filming at the airport.

The facility is located in Mojave, California, at an elevation of 2,791 feet. Its address is 1434 Flight Line Mojave, CA 93501.

01-30-2009, 06:32 AM
Never heard of it. What do you mean airplanes are sent to die? You mean the old ones.

01-30-2009, 08:58 AM
Never heard of it. What do you mean airplanes are sent to die? You mean the old ones.

Yes, that's right. Take a look at this video: