Tag Archives: Aircraft

Quonset Air Museum

The Quonset Air Museum is a nifty little spot in Rhode Island. Located on a former Naval Air Base that closed in the 70’s. It’s currently surrounded by facilities owned by the Electric Boat Corporation, the folks that build some of the Navy’s nuclear submarines. It’s a small place, but worth the visit. The outdoor area is full of aircraft waiting to be restored and some that have been.

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Out In The Desert

An hour or so outside of Los Angeles smack in the middle of the desert is Palmdale, the home the Air Force’s Plant 42 and the post Cold War home of Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works. Just outside the fence line is a small park, run by the city of Palmdale. It houses a collection of the aircraft built at Plant 42 over the years and some of the more notable aircraft built by the Skunk Works, including the U2 and Blackbird.

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One Last Look At The Boneyard

Last year I was fortunate enough to get access and photograph the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, also known as The Boneyard. While I was there on an assignment I did manage to squeeze out a little time to make some pictures for my ongoing Cold War Project.

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Dirt And Missiles

Another stop on my recent New Mexico trip was the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Out behind the museum is a nice little dirt field chock full of missiles and some aircraft.

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The Accidental Boneyard

In the precious few days I had off between the Republican and Democratic political conventions this year I decided to swing through Georgia for some R&R. I have to admit, my Cold War Project was the last thing on my mind. The RNC had been a week of brutal days and all I could think of was finding a comfortable hotel and sleeping in before the DNC. But while driving up to Atlanta I saw a small brown sign before an exit that said “Air Plane Museum” so I figured why not and got off at the exit. That’s when I found the Museum of Aviation on the corner of Robbins Air Force Base and the overgrown field next to it where they keep planes awaiting restoration or ones for parts. For something I didn’t even know was there, it was a great thing to stumble across.

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The Boneyard

And now part two of my Davis-Monthan post, the Boneyard, actually known as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG). Its the main storage facility for all U.S. and some foreign military aircraft. The aircraft in the AMARG range from those being stored temporarily to ones being prepared for scrapping. I’ve been trying to for years to get access and thanks to an assignment from Politico it finally happened. I shot both film and digital. Whats in this post is from the digital batch. Once I get through my scanning backlog i’ll be posting some of those as well.

Oh Yeah, You’re Supposed To Put Pictures On A Photo Blog- Davis-Monthan Style

Needless to say the last few months have been a bit busy. Hence my complete disregard for the ol’ blog. With things slowing down a bit I can finally catch back up.

Back in August I got to take a little trip out to Tucson on behalf of Politico to photograph at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, home of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group as well an active base chock full of A-10 Thunderbolt’s. Also known as the Boneyard. I shot both the active base and the boneyard itself. For the first post back, here’s some pictures from the active part of the base.