Mojave Airport, California
The Mojave Airport is the home of many rarely seen former military aircraft. It is the home of the Civilian Test Center and accommodates a multitude of stored airliners.
I am not associated with the Mojave Airport. I just have a lot of pictures of the Mojave Airport on display on my web site. If you want to see the retired airliners at Mojave visit the Mojave Air and Space Port web site.
Pictures of retired airliners at Mojave on September 10, 2001.
Pictures of former military aircraft at Mojave on September 10 , 2001
Photos from visits to the Mojave Airport on September 5, 2002, January 21, 2003, and March 23, 2003.
Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne made the first privately funded manned flight to 100 Kilometers altitude from the Mojave Airport early in the morning on Monday, June 21. Pilot Mike Melvill earned his astronaut's wings and experienced three minutes of weightlessness during the flight into space.
Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne won the Ansari X-Prize on October 4, 2004 for making two flights to an altitude of 100 kilometers from the Mojave Airport within two weeks.
Rutan's Proteus landed at the Mojave Airport on Tuesday, March 15, 2005.
Rutan's White Knight, N318SL returned to the Mojave Airport from display at the Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconson on August 2, 2005. It left SpaceShipOne at Dulles International Airport to be put on display in the Milestones of Flight Gallery at the National Air & Space Museum. On its journey it visited Albuquerque, Tulsa, Dane County Regional-Truax Field at Madison, Wisconson, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dulles International, Spirit of St. Louis Airport at St. Louis, Missouri, and Pueblo, Colorado.
Proteus returned to the Mojave Airport from a four-day visit to McGhee-Tyson Airport at Knoxville, Tennessee on December 10, 2005.
The Mojave Airport hosted a Veterans Day observance and fly by. Marine Corps Major William Barber was the guest speaker at the event. Al Hansen brought out his Bell UH-1H Huey, Canadair Sabre Mk.6 (F-86E), and Grumman S-2F-1 Tracker for the public to view up close. Skyraider Bob flew his A-1H up from Ramona and made several passes over the airport. Wallasch Aviation's Canadair T-33A also performed for the crowd.
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