Saturday, March 9, 2013

The airplane junkyard

What, did you think old airplanes just get patched up and sent back in the sky? Silly you.

That's an aerial the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, just near Tucson, Arizona. Messy Nessy calls it a "boneyard" but unless you're deliberately invoking imagery from The Who's Tommy, I don't see the connection. It's a junkyard, for planes instead of cars.

If we fret every time a CRT monitor goes into a landfill, what happens when we run out of places to put all these planes?