Man Flies Over Where The Airlines Parked All of Their Jets Amid The Pandemic

The closed runway is home to 400 unused jets that are parked there to wait out the COVID-19 crisis.
Derya Ozdemir

COVID-19 pandemic has had us unable to leave our homes due to the lockdown, and airplanes are grounded, thereby, experiencing a similar fate. 

Right now, Victorville, California is one of the largest airplane parking lots in the world, and it is packed with closely parked airplanes because of the pandemic. 

This video shows YouTube user Wolficorn as he flies a dramatic low approach in his Grumman Tiger aircraft over the closed runway, in coordination with air traffic control. The end result is a sight to behold since the runway is currently home to over 400 unused jets. 

The background information in the video's description box states that Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California is one of the primary storage depots for Delta, Southwest, and FedEx. Moreover, it is also one of the largest airplane boneyards in the USA. It is home to Boeing 747, 757, 767, Airbus A310, A320, McDonnell Douglas MD-10, and MD-11 aircraft.

What you might find interesting is that it is also home to dozens of Boeing 737 Max jets after their recall in 2019. 

In addition to all this, at the end of the video waits a surprise for those who might have started feeling gloomy because of the grounded planes. This is a beautiful video in and out. 

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