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    Books

    Of course the internet is not the only source of information.
    Books are the original internet and I have made use of the following:

    European - Military Out of Service 2007 - Otger van der Kooij and Andy Marden
    This is a book listing various former military aircraft which survived to today and now call the Europe home. This excellant book makes a good trip planning tool and is useful when traveling to find displayed aircraft. You can obtain a copy via Scramble.

    U.S.A. - Military Out of Service - Andy Marden
    This is a book listing various former military aircraft which survived to today and now call the U.S.A. home. This excellant book makes a good trip planning tool and is useful when traveling to find displayed aircraft. You can obtain a copy via Aviation Retail Direct.

    Guide to Over 900 Aircraft Museums, USA & Canada -
    Michael A. Blaugher
    This is a must-have item if you like to go searching for aviation museums and sites. The Locator is a useful tool for planning a trip, but I would not actually travel without carrying a copy of this book with me. To find out more go to Aircraft Museums.

    Aircraft Museums and Collections of the World - Bob Ogden
    This is actually a series of books detailing aircraft collections around the globe.



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    Other Locators

    There are other websites which provide lists of surviving aircraft types, however the Locator presents the same information with a search engine and provides the ability to search for locations based on coordinates as well as categories including political boundaries and airframe types.

    An important data source used to initially populate the Locator data base is other location lists. It is of course important to recognize those original data sources...

    Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North - Ruud Leeuw
    Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields - Paul Freeman
    Air & Space Museum Links - Vik Saini
    Aviation Enthusiast Corner - Brooklyn College
    Aviation Museum - Anonymous
    Aviation Museums of the World - Joseph Poutre
    Aviation Photos - Old Relics and Preserved Aircraft Index - Paul Filmer
    Belgian Military Aircraft Wreck Hunters -
    Lambert J. Derenette & Bjorn Vermoote
    International Aviation Museum Guide - Skytamer
    Kiwi Aircraft Images - Phillip Treweek
    Large Canadian Roadside Attractions - Planes on Pedestals -
    Ed Solonyka
    Museum and Memorial Guide - Military.com
    Planes on Poles - Modelling Madness
    Preserved US Military Aircraft - Aerofiles
    Scramble Wiki, No-Ops Aircraft - Scramble, Dutch Aviation Society
    Warbirds and Airshows - Gateguards - David D. Jackson



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    Survivor Lists

    There are many lists of surviving aircraft types which also provided data to populate the Locator database. These are some of those lists...

    Canadian F-101 Voodoos - Martin Keenan
    List of Museums and Preserved DC-3s -
    The DC-3/Dakota Historical Society
    Locations of Skyhawks on Display - Captain Wynn Foster, USN (Ret)
    Max Holste MH-1521 Broussard -
    Nicolas CORNETTE & Jean-Michel GARNIER
    Surviving F-86 Sabres - Duncan Curtis
    Surviving Grumman S2F Tracker Information Repository -
    David D. Jackson
    B-47 The Stratojet Survivors - John Weeks



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    Geocaching

    There are a few sites on the web that provide specific locations of aircraft. These sites, although not all specifically aircraft oriented, have provided much valuable information making the compilation of the Locator database much more simple. It is also very important these sources be recognized...

    Aircraft on the Ground
    Geocaching
    Virtual Globe Trotting
    Waymarking.com
    WikiMapia

    Google Earth Community - Main Index
    Google Earth Community - Military
    Google Earth Community - All Blackbirds - Present and Accounted For
    Google Earth Community - Fouga CM-170 Magister Collection
    Google Earth Community - Static Display Aircraft at Military Airports



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    Individuals

    The compilation and continual improvement of the Locator database is not just a library exercise. The Locator's biggest strength comes from the contributions of many people who have provided their knowlege of local sites and sites they have found while traveling. When this knowlege is combined into the Locator the database grows and becomes a much more useful tool for everyone.
    The Locator's contributors include the following generous people...

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