Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Davis Monthan Air Force Base - The Boneyard

The Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., is where U.S. military planes go to die.

Dubbed "the boneyard," this 2,600-acre cemetery of steel at coordinates 32 08'59.96" N, 110 50'09.03"W is closed to the general public.

Google Earth provides a high-resolution glimpse of what's inside: virtually every plane the military has flown since World War II, from the B-52 StratoFortress to the F-14 Tomcat,  in various stages of decay.

A bit of trivia: 
The boneyard at Davis Monthan was used as the backdrop in the music video for "Learning to Fly" by rock music legend Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The band was shown performing amongst various aircraft hulks.

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