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Palmdale Plant 42 Heritage Airpark

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2004 - 2013.


It is my understanding that Palmdale Plant 42 Heritage Airpark is owned by the City of Palmdale. It is adjacent to, but separate from, the Blackbird Airpark at the corner of Avenue P and 25th Street in Palmdale. It follows Avenue P from the Blackbird Airpark to 20th Street. This is a work in progress with additional aircraft added every few months. Although currently only a few aircraft cover a few acres adjacent to the Blackbird Airpark, the plan is to extend it all the way to 20th Street. We visited on March 13, 2004. There were only a half dozen aircraft on display with a few being restored behind. There was not yet signage but a helpful Park Ranger provided information. Aircraft represented were an A-4, F-4, T-38,F-105, F-104, F-86, also a model of a B-2. As I only learned of this park after arriving at the Blackbird Airpark, I will provide more information as I learn more. There are major plans to expand this park, so I will add more information as more information becomes available. I was unable to find an official web site and there was no printed material available at the site. If aircraft is of interest to you, stop by from time to time to check its progress.

Palmdale Plant 42 Heritage Airpark is a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at United States Air Force Plant 42. The Palmdale Plant 42 Heritage Airpark opened to the public on January 21, 2004 with official grand opening ceremonies held on August 6, 2004. The plan is for over 40 different aircraft to eventually be on display. I first visited March 14, 2004 while the site was still developing.

Display of several aircraft. 10-1-10.

Looking southeast toward displays. 10-2-10.

Open area between displays. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Open area between displays. Photo date: 3-5-05.
C-140 Jetstar. Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, produced 1960-1973.
C-140. Photo date: 3-5-05.
T-38 Talon. Photo date: 3-5-05.

A-7 Corsair II. Photo date: 3-5-05.

A-7 Corsair II. Photo date: 3-5-05.

A-7 Corsair II. Photo date: 3-5-05.

A-7 Corsair II. Photo date: 3-5-05.

A-7 Corsair II. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-4 Phantom. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-4 Phantom. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-4 Phantom. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-4 Phantom. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-4 Phantom. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-4 Phantom. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-4 Phantom. Photo date: 10-2-10.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-105 Thunderchief. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-104 Starfighter. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-104 Starfighter. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-104 Starfighter. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-104 Starfighter. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F100 Super Sabre. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F100 Super Sabre. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F100 Super Sabre. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-86 Sabre. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-86 Sabre. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-86 Sabre. Photo date: 3-5-05.

F-86 Sabre. Photo date: 3-5-05.
Triumph Model 143
B-52.

B-52.

A-4 Skyhawk.

F-5 Freedom Fighter.

T-33 Shooting Star.

Open area between displays. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Tail. I forgot what of. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Engine. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Engine. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Engine. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Engine. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Engine. Photo date: 3-5-05.

Cockpit of a future display.

Wing of an aircraft under restoration.


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