on the Conair Ramp and in the Storage Yard, Abbotsford Airport, BC May
These photos were taken from outside the fence on both the east and west
side of the field.
Can anyone identify this former RCAF CS2F? Note that all of the
identification has been removed. The airframe was on the west Conair ramp
in May 2012.
Various Trackers, Traders and
Tracers. 147535, 147877, 148750,
152810, 152810 Private Yard at Tucson, AZ next to AMARC, Owned and
operated by United Aeronautical Corporation in North Hollywood, CA May
These airframes are used to supply spare parts to those that are still
operating the type worldwide. The photos were taken from outside the
fenced in compound.
See My United Aeronautical
Corporation Photos Page above for a complete look at every airframe inside the
One of the many rows of Trackers in the yard.
This is what is left of 152810. It looks like
someone wanted a cockpit section for display.
This is what is left of 147535. It looks like
this supplied wings and tail section to someone.
Unidentified Tracker and Tracer.
Tracker 152815 has supplied a nose gear.
The Nine Trackers shown below
were scrapped in 2011 and no longer exist. We will continue to keep the
Nine Derelicts: 149260,
149856 152804, were the only Trackers
I was able to identify on site due to the high amount of vegetation that
surrounded the aircraft in March of 2008. The following have also been
subsequently identified as being located here also:
149860, 149876, 52335, 149888: Private Yard, possibly owned by Wes-Tern,
AZ, St. Augustine, FL.
There were nine S2F Tracker hulks sitting in a residential yard just to the
west of Route 1 just south of the St. Augustine, FL airport. I was able to
capture photos of the nine as best I
could, due to the trees and brush that are growing up among the aircraft.
People had also been dumping their trash in this yard also which can be seen
Records indicate that many aircraft came through St. Augustine to supply the
Turkish Navy with Trackers and no doubt spare parts. Aircraft have been
either at the St. Augustine Airport or at this storage yard since 1986.
What a story these aircraft could tell if only they could talk!!
The property is currently up for
sale as from information gained in late 2009. Also, the property has
apparently been cleaned up and the vegetation cut down. For December 2009
photos of all 9 Trackers go to:
Grumman Tracker S-2 Boneyard 12-2009
This is what you see from Route 1 looking west;
Photos taken 3-14-2008 just after sunrise. It was overcast also.
The Nine Trackers shown below were scrapped in
2011 and no longer exist. We will continue to keep the photos posted.
2010 Update on: 149260, 149261, 149270,
149856, 149860, 149876, 149888,
Photos below were taken from the outside of the fence in July 2010.
The interior yard has been mowed and cleaned of trash since my last visit.
According to the caretaker of the yard the Trackers were towed down US-1 from
the Grumman facility at the St. Augustine Airport which is about a half a mile
north. Then the person I talked with said he set the aircraft in place
with a large forklift he had. This took place around 1970 so the Trackers
have been at this location for 40 years. The owner still sells parts from
the aircraft. I was also able this time to get photos all nine even though
I was outside the fence.