Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Maxton Aircraft Graveyard

One early morning nonfucious and I set out in the Cessna to visit the aircraft graveyard in Maxton, NC. We found the place eerily quiet. Luckily for us, we found a couple of the 727s already opened up and accessible for a photo session. (Too bad the DC-10 wasn't as accessible.)

After wandering around the ramp with cameras, we ran into a local pilot parking his aircraft. We inquired where a good place to have lunch would be, and he pulled out a sectional and gave me the following directions:

"Oh, what you want is Stanton's Barbecue. What you do is fly on a heading of about 265 back over the town of Laurinburg. You'll come to the small railroad town of Gibson, NC. Turn left, follow the highway to the south. When the road forks, take the right fork, and you'll see Stanton's next to a grass airstrip."

Sure enough, after being sure I'd never recognize that little town I spotted a town square with railroad tracks and a white water tower. Nonfucious confirmed the "Gibson, NC" on the side of the tower, so we turned South and flew along the road and found the airstrip. Good BBQ, too! :)

To anyone who wants to try Stanton's without using pilotage from Maxton-Laurinburg airport, the coordinates are N 34 43 60.00 W 79 40 00.00.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Breman Steel Building Demolition

Today Atlanta Demolition started tearing down the Breman Steel building. The back half of the building is gone, including the stairwell. They seem to be salvaging some of the more complete wood beams in a large pile behind the building. Other than that, it's all being torn into rubble.

A quick shout-out to fellow explorer Jonathan, whom I encountered while photographing the site.