Greybull, located in the north of Wyoming, is home to the aviation company Hawkins & Powers. Primarily an aerial fire-fighting and pollution control specialist H & P operate an assortment of converted military aircraft, usually operating from many airports and airfields right across the USA. If you want to see KC-97, SP-2 Neptune or C-119 this is the place to visit.
To help maintain its airworthy fleet the airfield has a 'boneyard' where many an ex.AMARC aircraft can be seen. Some examples look remarkably intact and may well be candidates for future conversions. Most carry evidence of their time at AMARC (or MASDC as it was known then) with inventory numbers still stenciled on their fuselages and spraylat on their windows.
A batch of P-2 Neptune were purchased by H & P to provide spares for another example which is being converted to a modern turbine powered airtanker with glass cockpit and computerised retardment release. Another purchase of 2 P-3 Orions, including an ex. Spanish Airforce example, to provide spare engines for its airworthy P-2 airtanker fleet.
Hawkins & Powers have an informative website which can be found at www.hawkinsandpowers.com, which details the history of the company, information on their fixed and rotary winged fleet and details of the various work that they carry out.
If you ever visit Greybull you can, for a small fee, take a self-guided tour of the airfield including both the active ramps and boneyard. The aircraft on the active ramps usually contain a mixture of P-2 Neptune, C-130 Hercules, KC-97, PB4Y Privateers and even a Douglas A-26, all receiving conversion, modification or regular maintenance.
The photographs on this page were taken during a visit on a very overcast day in July 2000, although sunny pictures are always preferred these ones seem to reflect the mood of the place quite nicely.
Below is a log of aircraft in a stored or scrapped state at Greybull in July 2000. This list does not include aircraft on the flightline or airworthy aircraft based at other locations. The numbers in brackets '()' are not visible or are painted out.