Archive for the ‘Boneyards and Storage Facilities’ Category

MASDC, AMARC and AMARG, Better Known as the “Boneyard”

Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona is home to the United States military’s storage and regeneration center for warplanes. I was privileged to have the opportunity to visit the facility on multiple occasions during the 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s and have seen many relics and historic aircraft that don’t exist today. […]

Mojave Warbirds From Three Decades Ago

QF-100Fs Mojave, California can boast of having one of the most interesting airports in the world. While it is a civilian-owned and operated airport, it sees more than a normal share of warbird operations too…  I was fortunate to be able to take three trips to the airport in the 1990s during some “aviation-overload” weekends […]

The Perfect “10” of an Aircraft

Forty years and one day after it made its maiden flight, the Air Force has finally flown its first KC-10 west to the boneyard. 

Fairbanks, Alaska 2004 trip

Former Texas Air National Guard Convair C-131B  It has been almost sixteen full years years since I made a magical trip  from New Hampshire to Fairbanks, Alaska. My main reason was to report on the Indian Air Force’s first deployment to Alaska, to participate in the 2004 Cooperative Cope Thunder exercise. Of course, there was […]