Archive for the ‘Boneyards and Storage Facilities’ Category

Looking Back: MASDC/AMARC Bombers in Storage

  Photos by Del Laughery and Ken Kula Here’s a look at various bombers stored in the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) and the Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) in Tucson, Arizona. Now known as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the name changes happened last century.  These are all […]

Looking Back: MASDC/AMARC/AMARG Fighters in Storage

Photography by Del Laughery and Ken Kula (click on the thumbnails for enlarged photos) Here’s a scrapbook of fighters… from the 1960s through the turn of this century… that were or are still in storage at the U. S. Air Force Material Command’s giant storage lot in Tucson, Arizona. Sometimes called the “Boneyard”, the 390th […]

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 […]