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F-22 Raptor performs an aerial maneuver during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.,

Here’s one more favorite from “Overview” - the world’s largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The boneyard, located on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, contains more than 4,400 retired American military and government aircraft.

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The legendary A-10 looks like it’s here to stay after being upgraded by the Air Force

Air Force maintainers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona have outfitted the Warthog with an upgrade for combat search and rescue missions (CSAR). According to the Air Force, an “urgent operational need arose” for increased CSAR capabilities in August 2016.  …….now 19 A-10s sport the upgrade…..

http://www.businessinsider.com/a10-air-force-upgrade-2017-1?r=UK&IR=T

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An Airman assigned to 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II to participate in Green Flag 17-01 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 4, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in the conduct of air operations in support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

There’s a 'Boneyard' in Arizona where most US military planes go to die

At the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, also known as the “Boneyard,” US military planes from all services go to die.

Single seat jets, large transport planes, helicopters, and even expire mental projects lay across a vast expanse of desert.

Some have been picked apart as the US Air Force and other branches of the military scramble to keep planes flying. Some have been resurrected, like a 55 year-old B-52H that the Air Force put back into service.



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Let me see your Lightning POS do this.

Tactical air control party members with the 147th Air Support Operations Squadron, 147th Reconnaissance Wing, pose as a 357th Fighter Squadron A-10 Warthog from Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, flies overhead. The battlefield airmen traveled to the desert range in Gila Bend for a weeklong simulated deployment with their Czech partners. 

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Lacy, 12 APR 2016.)

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——– Bill Thomas Cheetah ————-

In the 1960s this car competed for 5 years (in SCCAFIA events) including appearances at the Times Grand Prix (Riverside), Laguna Seca, Willow Springs, Pomona, Bend, Odessa, Star Dust, War Bonnet, Davis Monthan AFB)


The 1964 car you see here was originally ordered with a 327 cubic inch V8 capable of 325hp, however it was upgraded to a 396 cubic inch (425hp) Corvette engine mated to a M22 Muncie Rock Crusher transmission.

Sunrise from the cockpit of a P-3 Orion is kinda hard to beat!

Sailors belonging to the “Golden Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 watch the sunrise on aircraft 916, a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, during its last flight before getting dropped off at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. 309 AMARG is responsible for the storage and maintenance of aircraft for future redeployment, parts, or proper disposal following retirement by the military. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Porter/released)

Sailors assigned to the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 watch the sunrise on Aircraft 916, a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, during its last flight before retiring to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. 309 AMARG is responsible for the storage and maintenance of aircraft for future redeployment, parts, or proper disposal following retirement by the military.

147th ASOS completes first full mission profile with Czech FACS - Tactical air control party members with the 147th Air Support Operations Squadron, 147th Reconnaissance Wing, pose as a 357th Fighter Squadron A-10C Warthog from Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona, flies overhead April 12, 2016. The battlefield airmen traveled to the desert range in Gila Bend for a weeklong simulated deployment with their Czech partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Lacy)

F-14-Tomcat

The Tomcat was retired from the U.S. Navy’s active fleet on 22 September 2006, supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E and F Super Hornets. Remaining F-14 aircraft in the U.S. were stored at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group “Boneyard”, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; in 2007 the U.S. Navy announced plans to shred the remaining F-14s to prevent any components from being acquired by Iran
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Warthog U.S. Air Force combat controllers from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., perform air traffic control radio transmissions to an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot of the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., approaching an austere landing strip during training at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Dec. 4, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – An HC-130P/N King refuels HH-60 Pave Hawks April 15, 2010, over the desert surrounding Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Angel Thunder 2010. The HC-130 is with the 71st Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga. Angel Thunder 2010, an Air Combat Command-ponsored exercise, will be the largest personnel recovery and combat search and rescue exercise to date, combining Department of Defense and non-DOD assets.