I recently flew a Sling TSI airplane from the Sling Pilot Academy over the California desert of Mojave and Victorville; where you can see hundreds of airplanes parked and in storage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is some incredible photography by focalflight, which is our photoship, who took the photos of our planes, during mid-air.
We flew in formation with a Sling TSI (me inside), a Sling NGT (trainer aircraft) and a Tecnam twin engine.
It is Super Bloom time! Flowers are blooming. With the recent rains, the fields have become green.
We first flew over Mojave, Ca. Down there are the usual suspects in the graveyard. You can find many B747s and MD-11s there. You can see more from my detailed report here.
The only recent addition was a Qantas B747-400/ER registration VH-OEG.
Next we headed over to Victorville, Ca. There are lot of new airplanes that have been flown into Victorville for temporary storage. One runway (03/21) was closed to make room for airplanes to park on it. You can see many Delta and Southwest aircraft parked on the taxiway and the closed runway.
There are also many brand new B737 MAXs stored, along with the usual FedEx DC-10s and other retired 747 widebodies.
You can see more from my detailed report here.