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Date: August 08, 2006 07:01PM

Photos of the "Boneyard"
Having flown over the "Boneyard" numerous times, taken
aircraft out for restoration (O-2's) * and been inside on several
occasions, I agree 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.