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Old 02-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default Plane Buffs - The Boneyard

Came across this today. New satellite images of 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) facility, this sprawling US airbase is reputed to be the world's largest military aircraft cemetery.

Cool close up feature on the link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8530165.stm
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:50 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #3
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Came across this today. New satellite images of 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) facility, this sprawling US airbase is reputed to be the world's largest military aircraft cemetery.

Cool close up feature on the link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8530165.stm
...and not a bloody disk amongst em..
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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If you don't have Google Earth, you should get a free copy. Then go to Tucson, Az and have a look.

What you see in the pictures goes on for miles, and miles!

"Officials at the base say that the parts reclaimed and aircraft withdrawn turns every tax dollar spent into 11 dollars in return."

yeah, right!

Have a look:



Among the aircraft (#4) is a B-1 bomber. Well they have well over 30 of these sitting there at $12 billion a copy.

#3 is an F-14. Cost to produce:$38 million back then.
By July 2007, 23 F-14s had been shredded at a cost of $900,000 each!

It is truly a racket.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:35 PM   #5
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I have flown a few airplanes out of the boneyard... D-M AFB... We, also have

a member, that works there... I know some of the Air Traffic Controllers, down

there... While your googling. Look up the ' Pima Air Museum ' in Tucson... I once

showed up tooo early to pick up a bird... Had to wait a couple days, I spent the

whole day at the museum... they, have everything the U.S. had in the inventory

as advertised... Lots of Experimental stuff... I know the place real well...

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Old 02-26-2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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Hi iainl140285,

When I see those types of images I think to myself, "What a waste", not of aeroplanes, but living quarters. I have lived in various 'alternative' dwellings during my life and would love to convert an old aircraft into a house although I don't have enough money to buy a scrapped plane!

I've lived in a car, a motor home, two boats, I've even shared a cellar! A little different to what my accomodation is now, but I only have fond memories of my alternative life and 'til now, I have never lived in an aeroplane.

Beleive it or not I have managed to hitch hiked in one, but that's another story.

But back to the thread, I think that a plane graveyard a sad waste of space and money.

Best regards,

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Came across this today. New satellite images of 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) facility, this sprawling US airbase is reputed to be the world's largest military aircraft cemetery.

Cool close up feature on the link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8530165.stm
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:56 AM   #7
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Steve_A - That's hilarious, a new city! Myself, I was wondering where the big innovative metals recycling plant was (modern mining), with an air museum close by. Get going, federal money. Americans want a return on bail-out investment.

This lady in small town Canada started an small electronics recycling business, rich now, booming business.


http://www.ecyclesolutions.com/

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #8
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Steve_A - That's hilarious, a new city! Myself, I was wondering where the big innovative metals recycling plant was (modern mining), with an air museum close by. Get going, federal money. Americans want a return on bail-out investment.

This lady in small town Canada started an small electronics recycling business, rich now, booming business.


http://www.ecyclesolutions.com/

Clean up



There are five of them... They are All between the Pima Air Museum and the

D-M AFB, Storage yard. I don't THINK I should give the street names around


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