(Video) Stunning Low Altitude Flyover of 400+ Parked Delta/Southwest Planes + SoCal’s Super Bloom!

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Parked Aircraft Victorville

Parked Aircraft Victorville

The world of travel is a crazy place right now with so few people getting on airplanes. Because of COVID-19, some airlines are carrying less than 5% of the passengers they would on a normal day. That means A LOT of airplanes are parked waiting for demand to once again increase.

The United States has many of the largest airlines in the world. Just look at the fleet size of some of our largest carriers according to Wikipedia.

  • Southwest Airlines: 745 aircraft
  • American Airlines: 918 aircraft
  • Delta Airlines: 913 aircraft
  • United Airlines: 803 aircraft

And that doesn’t include the smaller carriers that have to park their planes as well along with freight carriers like Fedex which surprisingly has a number of planes parked.

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Where to Store Airplanes

With so many planes to park, airlines have had to seek out runways, taxiways and just about anywhere else they can park jets. One of the places that is being used for a lot of the grounded jets is Southern California Logistics Airport in Victoville, CA. With room for over 500 aircraft, this place is seemingly built for the task.

Crazy Bird’s Eye View

Over the past couple of weeks I have seen a number of photos of parked jets at airports across the globe, however I recently came across a video that was made while flying over the airport in Victorville. The pilot was given permission to fly over the airport at a very low altitude and the result is an amazing view of the many parked planes from Southwest, Delta and more just sitting around waiting for demand to increase.

The video even ends with a trip out to the Antelope Valley poppy fields for an aerial view of the super bloom. It’s a great video and one I think all of you will enjoy!

Parked Aircraft Victorville – Bottom Line

Victorville, CA is home to over 400 parked aircraft and it was a sad, but unique experience to see them sitting there waiting for their chance to return. Hopefully these birds will get airborne again soon, because the world needs a little travel.

Shawn Coomerhttps://www.milestomemories.com
Since 2007 Shawn Coomer has been circling the globe with his family for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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  1. Wow…I found this video quite moving….the plane really is the embodiment of the adventurous spirit in all of us who live for travel. It’s sad to see that grounded…hopefully it will soar again one day soon.

  2. This used to be George Air Force Base. I was stationed here during the 1970’s as a jet engine mechanic, working on F-4’s and F-105’s.

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