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The World's Largest Airplane Graveyard – USAF Davis-Monthan AMARC

The World's Largest Airplane Graveyard – USAF Davis-Monthan AMARC



for bringing this airplane here it's its last flight it's being retired from service an Air Force to the the boneyard flown over 20,000 hours delivered cargo all over the world it's a sad sad day we've seen this airplane being put to rest but it has a long life that's been flying since 1969 what we came here to do is deliver this to ship it be ones to the a mark we're sad to see him go they've been great workhorses but it's time to put him to sleep and so we flew in years from Dyess Air Force Base the 9th Bomb Squadron where you know we're sad to see her go she's been a great asset and really good at a helping us defend our nation one of the things that I talk about when I get a chance to talk to the employees of a mark is I talk about what we do here do we store airplanes we sure do but that's not what's important about us for the Department of Defense the most important thing we do is support the warfighter through different technologies and through different operations we have five major processes that we do here the first is storage which most people are familiar with taking an airplane preserving it here and keeping it in the desert for future use our role is to preserve incoming aircraft what we first started out by taping up all the seams of the engine that's what we're working on the b-52 back here behind me and then after that we sprayed the first coat of rubberized coating basically to prevent dust and burden choose you from getting into the engines and trying to keep them as clean as possible most people think we store aircraft just to get rid of them later but a large number of the aircraft go through what's called regeneration where we will take them and we will return them the flyable status in order to use them for different programs for example we're regenerating f-4s that are used as drones so that our pilots can shoot slide missiles at them to identify whether or not they would have been able to hit a target in combat these aircrafts that were produced in 66 67 68 69 you're rebuilding the aircraft that was that was made almost 40 years ago and had spent the last 20 years sitting in the desert in storage so it's a tremendous task to take that airplane out of the desert rebuild it and then get it back in the flying shape at least 40% of what we used to regenerate this aircraft will come from another net Fortis in on the desert each and every day we were claimed about 50 parts off to the aircraft here and send them to keep the aircraft fleet that they have right now currently flying we have tons of great parts out here and know something let them go to waste so 90% of the stuff we pull is just as good as anything as a brand new part it's just dirty there's very few parts that I've pulled since I've been out here that were deemed bad there is a savings of dollars when we reclaim parts from here at the boneyard but that's not actually the biggest benefit the biggest benefit is the largest number of parts we reclaim cannot be bought and therefore if without the parts that we were claiming at the boneyard we'd stop flying so it's not as much about money it's about mission and the mission would stop if we stopped for cleaning parts for them for the most part we just we just pull parts and send them in all day you know one after another it's a great job so a lot of different things occur here all the time we also do a little bit of disposal taking aircraft that nobody has a need for anymore within the entire federal government and actually getting rid of them cutting them up in the tiny pieces and getting rid of them and it takes a total about four c5 processing and shipping out about a week we are a female at the fuselage at the c5 basically what we do is we just tear it down we've shred it up and then we sent it off to refineries to be processed into other materials I can see we're driving down the road and some of the aircraft and missing wings and missing the canopy they think it's it's a junkyard or the boneyard yep but they don't realize that missing wing might be flying in another aircraft that missing cockpit window could be in another aircraft some of us retired military think that that's it we don't do nothing else but know if we continue with our mission helping out the younger soldiers one way or another accomplish their mission


Reader Comments

  1. If I won the lottery. I would buy a property and preserve one of those F15s and a Eurofighter Typhoon. My two favorite jet fighters.

  2. Always see videos for the A F. graveyard. Where is the naval graveyard? Don't think I ever seen one on video. Not ships.

  3. I would hate to even imagine just how much money in aircraft is actually sitting in that graveyard!!!!

  4. When l win Lottoland ($500m etc) l will have a few properties. One of them will be the ultimate man cave/man land (Can you see my lines of historical military aircraft, all repainted?) I can

  5. What a fucking waste of planes to rebuild them to shoot then with missiles!!! Give me a flyable f4 and make some cheap ass drones to shoot down

  6. This video just contradicts as they say will no longer fly and than say will fly. They will be sold to third world countries.

  7. 😎🌎✈🛫🚀🔭¡Y UNO DE LOS NUESTROS ENTRE LOS HERMANOS QUE CUIDAN LA NACIÓN QUE LOS ACOGE…SOMOS YA 60 MILLONES DE LATINOS EN EE.UU Y CON NOSOTROS EE.UU🇺🇸 ES MÁS FUERTE! ES POR ELLO Y MÁS QUE SOMOS LIBRES! CHINA, RUSIA Y NINGÚN OTRO PAÍS DEL PLANETA TIENE ESTE ARCOÍRIS 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👥👬👨‍👩‍👧 DE RAZAS, CREDOS, E IDEAS! ES LO QUE NOS HACE MÁS FUERTES Y SÍ…TAMBIÉN ODIADOS, ENVIDIADOS O ADMIRADOS! Y SEGUIREMOS ASÍ MÁS UNIDOS Y MÁS FUERTES PORQUE ES NUESTRO AMOR Y GRATITUD POR NUESTRA NACIÓN LA QUE HACE DE ESTA LA NACIÓN DE SOÑADORES Y CREADORES MÁS GRANDE DE LA HISTORIA! AMÉN!!😎🇺🇸👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👥👬👨‍👩‍👧🌎✈🛫🛫🚀🙏

  8. You might want to properly name it. It's AMARG not AMARC. (Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group). Great place. Great tours.

    Ehud
    Tucson AZ
    FAA CPL-H

  9. It's always a happy day when one of these beauty's comes out of retirement. Like wise guy and ghost rider.

  10. As a Former Marine and Army Soldier, turned landscaper, I often pass by the plane graveyard as I Am going to whatever location here in Tucson to go to work.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇵🇷🦅🗽🗡️⚔️🔫💥🔥💀

  11. well lets put it like this i'm a navy pilot my plane needs a upgrade so guess what we get twenty new units out with old in with the new because when i'm flying over enenmy territory i want to be in the best and baddest unit so that i have the edge against my enemies great piece of mind

  12. All them military planes in the air and they can't protect our own open borders. That's a lot of wasted tax dollars.

  13. My dad was stationed at DM in the early 70's. When we were there it was a high security base. The U2 pilots trained there. My dad used to work on the F4, F111, and then later in his career the F15. Such a shame to see all those aircraft sitting like that, but at least they are put to good use for something. God bless those that flew them. And a shout out to our military. Thank you for your service.

  14. Man I'd love to go there that would be so cool and even be better if I can make something out of the skeletons

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