Crestview Airport in north-west Florida has become the latest airport where airliners go to die.
The new venture has been set up by Qwest Air Parts Inc of Mobile, AL, who selected the quiet Bob Sikes Airport as a location to part-out and scrap old airliners to keep others flying in this lucrative market. In fact, the first airliner – a DC-10-30 from World Airways, has already arrived. A second example is due any time.
Qwest employ 22 people currently and are planning to build a permanent hangar for their works at Crestview. They have received investment from the FAA, Florida Department of Transportation and other investors.
Sadly this is another place where redundant airliners will die as the recession kicks in. However, from the enthusiasts’ point-of-view, it is another place to catch older aircraft before it’s too late.
Crestview Bob Sikes Airport is located 85 miles east of Mobile, just off I-10. There are numerous vantage points over the small aprons from the roads which surround the airport.