I watched a little of the video from today’s private space launch at Majove Airport in California. On some of the wide shots, large commercial aircraft were visible. I thought this was odd – Mojave being a large airport but without the population to support that kind of service.
Then I remembered.
Mojave Airport is a kind of storage yard/graveyard for big planes that are no longer needed. Because of its climate with little humdity and less rain, it’s the perfect spot for rust free storage.
There’s a cool site with lots of photos of Mojave. I’d love to have the chance to snoop around that place. It’s a guy thing.