Plain Parts TOUR
Saturday August 13th
Retrieval and Specialized Hauling
Plain Parts specializes in retrieval and storage of aircraft,
automobiles and industrial equipment. They also sell aircraft parts,
and perform other specially designed projects. Their facility and
services are used by the NTSB, FAA, attorney firms as well as major
insurance companies that cover the automobile, aviation, and workers
professional Plain Parts team has successfully transported and
stored aircraft ranging from a Douglas DC-8 Air Freighter to a home
built Midget Mustang. With over 380 retrievals, the professional
Plain Parts team has developed specialized equipment and procedures
to dismantle and transport items to their final destination.
Saturday, August 13th. Visit to Plain Parts, a business owned by
member Dennis James. You might say this is the "CSI" of airplanes,
as Dennis retrieves crashed planes, examines them and then reports
to whoever needs to know what caused the crash, etc. After a tour
and talk, Dennis has kindly offered to provide attendees with
hamburger, hot dogs and soft drinks. This should be a very
interesting visit - and, as the weather may well still be hot,
arrival in an MG is optional. Plain Parts is at 5007 Pacific Avenue,
Pleasant Grove, CA 95668.
Important: Please let Lawrie know by August 8th if you plan to
attend so we can let Dennis know how many people to expect.
Meet at the Starbucks Coffee Shop in the Brickyard, at 4000 Foothills
Blvd, Roseville. That is the junction of Main Street and Foothills
Blvd. Also the start of Baseline Road/Riego Road, which we will
travel to Highway 70. Leaving Starbucks at 10 AM for a 10:30 AM
arrival at Plain Parts.
Starbuck's Coffee Shop in Roseville
Directions from Starbucks to Plain Parts
From the East (Roseville):
1.Take Main Street West from Roseville until you intersect Hwy
99/70. (Main Street will change names several times as you proceed
West to Base Line Road and then to Riego Road).
2.At Hwy 99/70 turn right (North) and go to the Howsley
Road/Pleasant Grove exit.
3.Go East approximately one mile and make a left turn (North) onto
4.Go North on Pacific Ave about ½ to ¾ mile and cross another
5.Take 1st driveway to the left (5007 Pacific Ave.).
6.Go Down driveway to the 1st open gate and drive to the large green