Time Lapse Photos Show Beauty of Davis-Monthan Aircraft Boneyard

If you want to see a creative take on one of the most famous repositories of old aircraft, check out this new new video of former warbirds stored at David-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. Using time-lapse photos taken throughout the boneyard, it shows haunting views of some classic aircraft stored in the dry desert landscape. Especially beautiful are some of the photos taken at night under the clear, star-filled Arizona skies. In some of the photos, colored lights are placed inside the empty aircraft hulks to give the appearance that the old birds still have some life left in them, even though most of them will never fly again. You can take a tour of the boneyard through a visit to the Pima Air Musuem, which I covered in a previous blog post. Unfortunately, you can’t get up close and personal with the aircraft like you could before 9/11. An article accompanying the video, along with more pictures, can be found at Airman Online.

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