15 Starships

15 Rutan/Beech Starships waiting to be chopped up for disposal.
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@ 2005-07-29 16:54:00
An additional 16 are resting just southwest of the image in the thumbnail.
Are they all destined for destruction? Are/were they that unpopular?
I used to live under an airport approach path and they made a very distinctive sound as the passed overhead - fun to watch.
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@ 2005-07-29 21:21:23
http://www.starshipdiaries.com/status.html has information on why the Starships were put out to pasture. It cost Raytheon too much to support them, and they were probably going to last a lot longer than an aluminum hull. There were only 53 made and 31 of them are sitting at this map location.