Boneyard Almanac, paperback, 200 pages, 8.5X11 inches, autographed by author.
Boneyard Almanac - Autographed by Author
- 395 photographs on 165 pages! The storage facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, is like no other place in the world. Planes no longer needed by United States' services are flown there, drained of all fluids, encased in protective cocoons, then towed and parked next to aircraft just like them. The United States Department of Defense notes that these aircraft can be returned to service during times of need, or used as parts queens to keep the remainder of the fleet flying. Aging pilots and aircrews often see this approach as a slow death not befitting warrior aircraft that served their nation. And more often than not, the public interprets what they see as government waste. Regardless of your background and interpretation of what goes on at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the scenes of Arizona desert fields filled with old aircraft facing an uncertain future is a look into our collective American past. A study of individual aircraft provides clarity into the service our military provides every day. Come now, as we walk among these aircraft and learn the about the service they provided.