And you wonder why the Government is
always broke? Holy shit...
Aerial photographs from Arizona's aircraft boneyard show thousands of defunct airplanes laid out in meticulous rows in what may be their final resting place along the desert floor.
German photographer Bernhard Lang captured the incredible sights at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309th AMARG) at an air force base in Tucson. Row after row of aircraft at the end of their lives sit waiting to rust away or be cannibalized - or perhaps to fly again. Each row is organized by model and size, including civilians airliners retired after demand for air travel plummeted because of the Covid pandemic. Nearly 4,000 aircraft are housed on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base across 2,600 acres, making it the largest storage and preservation facility in the world.
The military aircraft are either parked during temporary
non-use or cannibalized and recycled. Usable components are removed and resold, raw materials are sorted and sent for recycling.