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Phoenix Goodyear Spotting Snapshot

by Matt Falcus

Goodyear Spotting

Phoenix Goodyear airport is one of Arizona’s storage airports where it’s common to see airliners from around the world resting between owners, or being parted out and scrapped.

Erik Ritterbach recently visited and sent this snapshot of aircraft.


Phoenix Goodyear Spotting

This information is taken from World Airports Spotting Guides:

Goodyear is around 25 miles west of Sky Harbor Airport and the city. It has no airline service, but sees plenty of general aviation activity.

Stored airliners are parked along the northern side of the runway and range in size up to Boeing 747s from carriers around the world. Any aircraft receiving maintenance and attention will be parked around the hangars on the west of the runway. This is a good place to start logging. A little further, the small terminal will have any executive aircraft outside and also has views to the distant storage line.

Bulliard Avenue on the west of the airport is a good place to stop and read the stored airliners off from the fence, but the police will likely question you if they see you.

Erik adds: “You just need a 3-4 steps ledder to shot over the fence.”


Goodyear Spotting Snapshot

Here are a selection of pictures taken by Erik on his recent visit, showing airliners in various states.

Goodyear Spotting

Former LAN Boeing 767-300ER CC-CXL

Goodyear Spotting

Three retired United Airlines Boeing 757s at Goodyear.

Goodyear Spotting

Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 LV-BIT.

Goodyear Spotting

US Airways Boeing 737-400 N434US may find another owner.

Goodyear Spotting

This American Airlines MD-82 is likely to be scrapped at Goodyear.

Goodyear Spotting

Even Russian VIM Airlines has retired aircraft to Goodyear. This is Boeing 757 N757MQ (formely RA-73008)

Goodyear Spotting

Safi Airways operated this Airbus A319 as YA-TTE before it was retired. It is now registered 2-ATTE.

Goodyear Spotting

Just recognisable, but not long for the world, is Air Macau A321 B-MAF.



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