Monday, October 13, 2008

Air Force Bone Yard

Marty.............A few months back I sent photos into the blog of the Boneyard at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Az. - As I was sitting on a tour bus and snapping pics. through a window I could only get ground shots and a few rows of aircraft at a time - the pictures attached were taken from the air and obviously allow for a much better overview of this amazing collection of airplanes, but there is still nothing like being there in person!! - Enjoy............Win

Air Force Bone Yard

This is the consolidated bone yard at Davis Monthan Air force Base, Tucson , Arizona. Think of the history and the money stored there. For those of you that have never seen this, it is something to see. The precision in the way the aircraft are parked is impressive. It is difficult to comprehend the size of the 'Boneyard' and the number of aircraft stored there. Of course the important thing to remember is that they are all capable of being returned to flying condition if the need ever arises.If you are ever in the Tucson area, the weekly tours of the boneyard are still given through the Pima County Air Museum , located south of Davis Monthan AFB. Both the museum and the boneyard are very popular attractions in the Arizona desert.It is difficult to comprehend the number of military aircraft in storage until you see these photographs! Even if you have seen this before, look again.
The 3rd largest Air Force in the world is sitting on the ground here.
It's the only unit in the U.S. Air Force that actually makes a profit.
There is a flying B-29 Super fortress across the street at the museum.

Thanks Win S.

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