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. »
This is a newer installment from The Boneyard Project which was from the street artist ROA. More photos and information are available from the Brooklyn Street Art Blog.
This should be placed on display soon according to the Eric Firestone gallery. I emailed the gallery after this plane was featured in Robbie… »
So apparently the last F-4 (technically a RF-4C) from AMARG was almost definitely the F-4 that I saw a week and a half ago while I was late dropping my daughter off at daycare. I wish I had known, I would have been carrying around my 400mm lens to try to capture it.
And now it's off to be fitted for drone usage and… »
This weekend I participated in the inaugural Desert Boneyard 5k which was held at the 309th AMARG (Airplane Boneyard) in Tucson, AZ which is associated with Davis Monthan AFB. I took pictures, because, well, that's what I do. Below are links to both posts. »
To go along with my previous post Tucson / AMARG 309th Boneyard 5k (in pictures) here are the promised Panoramic stitched shots. Some are expanded versions of the shots in my last post, some were shot with later stitching in mind. (full sizes here, some are LARGE: http://imgur.com/a/D2YRJ, I'm including an Imgur link… »
Today was the inaugural Desert Boneyard 5k at the 309th AMARG airplane boneyard in Tucson, AZ.
I wasn't sure that I would be able to take a camera, but I brought one with me just in case. Because I wanted to pack light and (relatively) small, I only had a Canon T3i with a 50mm f/1.4 (which I chose because I had a… »