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Why keep the doors open for aircraft in boneyards?

Photo by Bastian Ding from airliners.net The image above shows Boeing 747s stored in a boneyard. Why are the aircraft left with the doors open? Won't this increase the probability of further ...
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What is the most economical way to store a small aircraft in a place with severe weather?

I'm interested in possibly owning a small aircraft sometime in the future. In the interest of finding out how much money it would cost, I recently called a local FBO and asked about a hangar rental. ...
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How are naval jets moved around below the deck of a carrier?

There are many kinds of jets on an aircraft carrier. I'm curious how they're moved around below deck. They have to be moved around for storage and to get to and from the large elevator that takes them ...
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Why is this 777 with doors and windows covered?

It's in the desert somewhere and it has its windows and landing gear and doors covered. Why is it that? Of course, it's not in service anymore... Source
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What is the minimum distance between two civil airplanes parked in a hangar?

When parking two airplanes in the hangar, what is minimum safe distance between them?
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How well can an airplane which is tied down be protected from a blizzard?

I've been in the very early stages of shopping for my first single engine plane. That has made me more thoughtful about the environment in which a given plane is stored. So the recent blizzard in the ...
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Why do parked planes lock the control surfaces?

After a discussion in chat about control surface locks I was wondering why they need to be locked in the first place. Why do they need to be locked? What is the best position to lock them in? up, ...
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What does “storing an aircraft” technically mean?

I have read on wikipedia about airline fleets and you sometimes see that they have aircraft which they declare that have been stored. Technically what does this mean? How do you store and aircraft? ...