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Old 04-30-2006, 12:47 AM   #1
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The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

I didn't even know this place existed. I got this in an email:

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It is difficult to comprehend the size of the facility 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. There was an excellent book published a few years ago on the celebration of the "Boneyard's" 50 anniversary. It was written by Philip D. Chinnery and is entitled "50 Years of the Desert Boneyard" published by Motorbooks International and can be obtained through any good bookstore. If you are ever in the Tucson area, the weekly tours of the boneyard are still given through the Tucson Air Museum, located just south of Davis Monthan AFB. Both the museum and the boneyard are very popular attractions here in the Arizona desert.

It is difficult to comprehend the number of military aircraft in dead storage until you see these photographs! Even if you have seen this before, look again.

Things of interest.

1- The 3rd largest Air Force in the world is sitting on the ground here.

2- It's the only unit in the U.S. Air Force that actually makes a profit.
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Old 04-30-2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

Yea I think my uncle used to strip 'em for the Air Force after he got out.
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:10 AM   #3
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Yeah man, if you have Google Earth, you can check out that entire area. It's pretty crazy. Another awsome place to check out is the place where they tried out all those nuclear bomb testings. Nothing but huge craters and scortch marks left all over the place, it's incredible.
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Damn! That is just badass.
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

i saw that before... my history teacher showed it to us in high school.
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

I have been there. It is amazing the Aircraft that are mothballed. This seems to be a old photo. Because most of the Phantoms are gone, taken to Tyndel AFB in Panamana City and blown out of the sky for pratice for our fighter pilots and most of those B-52 have been chopped up as part of the Salt II treaty. Of the 740 built less than 100 remain.
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The B-52 was one cool plane.
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The B-52 was one cool plane.
Still is. The B-52 H is still operational and will be till 2070
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

Like I said I don't know anything about that place, and I thought they were some awesome pics.
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yeah there was a show about that about a month ago, really cool. also some of those planes are getting the call to come back up into flight ready = more parts for us to make WOOT!
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^ you make plane parts at the fire dept?
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

I am not sure what might be coming back to service. The 16's are being blown up at Tyndel right now. They are the early A,B and C models with severe wing cracks. The B-52 cant they are gone. The F-14's are new to the place as F-18's and Super 18's taking their place. They are not coming back. The A-7 wont be back, The A-4's will never come back unless we are at nuclear war. NO I cant imagine anything coming back right now with little or no need and at a great time of budget constraint. Now saying that I do know we are currently dealing with several nations on selling some of these aircraft but no bombers
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

Is selling of these aircraft the way that that unit makes money?
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

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Is selling of these aircraft the way that that unit makes money?
No we are taking aircraft out of mothballs to help the country's out that are helping us with the WAR on TERROR. Such as right now we have several contracts at Lockheed where I work refurbing and updating older C-130's for our allies in the war such as Romania, Poland, Pakistan, Saudia Arabia, Philippines, South Korea and Bolgaria. There are also F-16 deals.

Actually the money is rather small and mostly goes to the company doing the work. The DoD is basically giving most of the Aircraft away for their support.
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danger dude, there are more planes then that. and whitestang, i only volly for the FD right now, i work for a company that makes shafts and other parts for engines for some of those planes
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danger dude, there are more planes then that. and whitestang, i only volly for the FD right now, i work for a company that makes shafts and other parts for engines for some of those planes
Sure there is Every aircraft ever used by the US military out there and there is some of every type out there. But 90% will never come out. I will check the list of retrievals from DM . Most retrievals are for F-16's and F-15's to blow up at Tyndel. We have the contract to make them fly remote control over the Gulf of Mexico and let our fighter pilots get real world training shooting them down. There are also C-130's coming out of DM to Lockheed for refurb. You have to remember this is my line of work. So most likely you are making F-100 engine shafts for the f-15 and F-16 or engine shafts for the Allisons on the C-130's
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Sure there is Every aircraft ever used by the US military out there and there is some of every type out there. But 90% will never come out. I will check the list of retrievals from DM . Most retrievals are for F-16's and F-15's to blow up at Tyndel. We have the contract to make them fly remote control over the Gulf of Mexico and let our fighter pilots get real world training shooting them down. There are also C-130's coming out of DM to Lockheed for refurb. You have to remember this is my line of work. So most likely you are making F-100 engine shafts for the f-15 and F-16 or engine shafts for the Allisons on the C-130's
yeah i know that, i didnt say they were going to fly in the war we have right now.
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Re: The Air Force Aviation "Boneyard"

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F-100 engine shafts for the f-15 and F-16 or engine shafts for the Allisons on the C-130's
Don't you mean F-110?
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Don't you mean F-110?
Actually I mean F-100!!!! What sub designation is just for type of F100. Actually they are of the F100 family of engines and that is from Pratt Whitney

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ya its also a 'storage place' for planes taken temporarily out of service for repair.
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