The Boneyard – A patch of Arizona desert full of stored and derelict aircraft from the past and present. To walk among the war-weary aircraft parked here is to take a literal trip into the past. Fighters sit among cargo aircraft, while bombers are surrounded by trainers. Regardless of what specific plane is in your view, there’s a story around how it got there and the men and women who flew it. One of service. One of sacrifice. Of times both better and worse for the airmen and the world.
Photographer Del Laughery received unprecedented access over the last 15 years to the current collection itself as well as never-before-seen government archival photographs, and taps into his personal collection of photos from the 1960s through the 1990s, and uses them as the basis for all four books he has published.
Bonyeard Almanac provides a look at the phases of operations at AMARG as well as the boneyard’s connections with the USAF Museum and the Pima Air and Space Museum as part of the greater story of what happens to old, unwanted warplanes.