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Aviation News Updates

Mothballed B-52 Returns to Active Service After 7 Years in Storage at Davis-Monthan AFB
02/22/2015

Seven years after it was sent to the U.S. Air Force’s “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, B-52H “Ghost Rider” has been regenerated. The aircraft, S/N 61-1007, has undergone 70 working days of refurbishment by personnel from the AMARG boneyard, and crews from Barksdale, Minot and Tinker Air Force bases. Work involved replacement of hydraulic hoses and other vital components for flight. Ghost Rider flew from Tucson to Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA, on February 17, 2015. The plane will replace a B-52 damaged by a cockpit fire, and will maintain the USAF B-52 force at 76 aircraft. After additional maintenance at Barksdale and Tinker AFB, Ghost Rider will be returned to service in mid-2016.

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Galveston Flight Museum to Move to Houston
10/27/2014

The Lone Star Flight Museum has unveiled a master plan to build a 130,000-square-foot museum at Houston's Ellington Airport. Museum officials and patrons have already raised $25 million of the $35 million needed for the project.

Future of the Willow Run B-24 Assembly Plant

The Yankee Air Museum signed an agreement on June 23, 2014 to buy a 144,000sf slice of the Michigan factory where the original Rosie the Riveter worked during WWII. Through the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign, close to $8 million has been raised. more information
4th Hangar Underway at Air Force Museum

Ground was broken for the fourth hangar on June 3, 2014 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, to house the Presidential Air Force One collection, Research and Development and Global Reach collection, as well as a new and expanded Space Gallery. more information

A Tribute to the Great Airplanes of World War II, the Cold War and Modern Times

This website is a tribute to the great military planes and commercial airplanes of the past, and to the people who designed, built, flew, and serviced these aircraft.

We provide first-hand commentary, specifications, history and original photographs of great World War II planes such as the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress, and modern-era military aircraft as well.

Also included on this site are lists and maps of airplane boneyards, along with photographs from Davis-Monthan AFB and commercial airliner storage facilities. Military airplanes and commercial airliners have limited lifespans. Aircraft have been stored in the deserts of the United States since right after World War II.

Airplane boneyards after World War II and active boneyards today ... maps, photographs, tours and more ... visit there now!

The practice continues today, for military aircraft at the Davis-Monthan AMARG facility in Tucson, and commercial airliners at facilities such as the Pinal Airpark in Arizona and the Mojave Air & Space Port in California.

These airplane "boneyards" in the western U.S. serve two functions: temporary storage, and scrapping. These facilities offer good opportunities for airplane enthusiasts to view aircraft.

Our section on military airplane nose art discusses how the tradition began and grew in World War II. We feature historical aircraft nose art as well as modern-day examples of the art form.

Airplane nose art from World War II and modern-day ... click to explore nose art photography

The website also covers U.S. Naval Aviation, Air Force One and Presidential aircraft, WWII bomber production numbers and other topics such as Air Force Buzz Numbers and Tail Codes.

And our aviation museum reviews describe aircraft galleries, static plane displays, driving directions, and tips for visitors interested in the history of flight.

From the Enola Gay to the Boeing 747, from the B-25 Mitchell to the F-4 Phantom, and the great warbirds and civil aviation airliners in between ... we remember.

Enjoy your flight back to the past!







New Features: Airplane Nose Art, Buzz Numbers, Naval Aviation and More!

We're adding new features to the website in 2015, including additional stories, reviews and original photographs. Some recent additions:


AIRPLANE BONEYARDS TODAY | DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB AMARG | MOJAVE AIRPORT | KINGMAN AIRPORT | PINAL AIRPARK
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