Today was the Second Annual Desert Boneyard 5k at The Boneyard (309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group - AMARG) in Tucson, AZ. And I very nearly was not able to participate in it this year due to there being lightning and imminent rain at the start time. But weather and other conditions held steady, and we… »
Full Disclosure: I was stationed at Davis-Monthan for 3 1/2 years. I only made it inside the boneyard on 3 occasions (twice towing jets there for depot level maintenance, and once as part of a Pima Air & Space tour during a Family Day). Next time I'm in Tucson, I'll be calling in a couple favors. »
Just found out last night that two of the three A-10's I was the Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief on, and the only one I was the Dedicated Crew Chief on (pictured), have been retired to AMARG. I knew it was going to happen (278 had upwards of 12,500 flight hours on it when I saw it in Olympia, WA a few summers ago), but… »
Last week my father and I were talking about the Boneyard 5k from last month and the Pima Air and Space Museum and he started talking about when he was growing up and during the time in the mid to late 50's that every last B-36 flew into Davis Monthan at the end of their service life.
In my ever-evolving continuously growing quest for more knowledge and more pictures of the airplane boneyard (309th AMARG) in Tucson, AZ, I came across a pair of webpages which really raised the bar for the quality of pictures and photographic approach. »