I know this has been covered here before, but this is a pretty cool video I just had to post. Could be a bit sad, but still cool...
"Commonly referred to as the “Boneyard,” the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., contains about 5,000 retired military aircraft throughout 2,600 acres. Crews at the Boneyard preserve aircraft for possible future use, pull aircraft parts to supply to the field, and perform depot-level maintenance and aircraft regeneration in support of Air Force operations. (U.S. Air Force video/Andrew Arthur Breese)"
Awesome time lapse HD video of the Boneyard in Tucson.
|Tail tales. At least these have another life in them, although as target drones vice fighters.|
|If it's not in a museum or on a stick- all the Tomcats are here.|
|As are the Vikings- possibly awaiting their transformation into Tanker CODs- Link|
|If the Vipers aren't there yet, they will be soon (assuming the Lightning II ever makes it through development.)|
|Even the Blues go there. The Hornets they fly are the oldest in the Fleet so when |
they're done with them, nobody else will take 'em except AMARG.
Note: The video above was part of a larger documentary on "Today's Air Force."