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Have you ever imagine where do planes go when they die? Yes, airplanes die, too;
-whether planes have reached their serviceable lifetime particularly commercial planes when airlines are forced to retire their old carriers in lieu of jet-powered planes,
-some airlines have gone bankrupt and they needed storage for their aircraft,
-or at a time when the U.S military had to downsize its number while developing newer aviation technology,
-Gulf Wars and 9/11 attacks have send an armada of aircraft which fills aviation boneyards, too.
Here are two popular “boneyards” in the United States where large fleet of aircraft are stored.
The Mojave Air and Space Port has a storage area for numerous aircrafts such as Boeing, Lockheed, Airbus and other commercial airliners. These planes have reached their useful lifetime and are either recycled or scrapped. The Mojave boneyard is a fitting choice for these air giants due to its vastness and arid desert conditions.
Pinal Airpark, Pinal County Arizona
This place also serves as giant storage area for civilian commercial planes. Some planes sit there in the hopes that they can fly out in the air again. While some giants sit there in the roasting desert heat and parts are cannibalized for use by other aircraft.
Desert areas are perfect as aircraft boneyard because the dry and smog-free desert climate tends to hasten aircraft’s corrosion. Desert soil will hold up large and ginormous planes from sinking.
Why preserve the planes? The boneyard babysits these planes in the hopes that through refurbishment and repairs some of these planes can conquer the air again. If not, the too many parts can be scrapped and be of good recyclables to other planes.
To this day, boneyards have attracted thousands of sightseers and photographers. Where before it is easy to tour around some of these airfields, however, key areas around these airfields have been restricted to the public due to the 9/11 attack. Those who are lucky to secure passes, they have shared boneyard photography which are really eerie and yet amazing.