Do you ever think about what happens to an obsolete airplane once it is no longer useful? Many past-their-prime planes find a final resting spot in an airplane boneyard, where they sit and rot dejectedly among their fellow fuselages. Many of them remain technically airworthy, but they are parked in the dry desert or some remote place due to a slump in demand, hoping for an uptick in aviation and a chance to hit the clouds again. Others are cannibalized for scrap or dismantled for spare parts. It’s rather haunting to see these fleets of abandoned behemoths lying in their graveyards. Take a look and see what we mean.
The aviation boneyards depicted in this video include:
Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group (AMARG), Arizona
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Alice Springs Airport, Australia
Roswell International Air Center, New Mexico
RAF Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Southern California Logistics Airport, California
Mojave Air and Space Port
Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria
Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona
Manas International Airport, Kyrgyzstan
Khodynka Aerodrome, Russia
See our post 11 Visually Stunning Places Where Airplanes Go to Die for more information on these places. Let us know what you think in the comments below.