Air Force “Boneyard”

Air Force “Boneyard”

This is an excerpt from the website. Davis-Monthan AFB’s role in the storage of military aircraft began after World War II, and continues today. It has evolved into “the largest aircraft boneyard in the world“.

With the area’s low humidity in the 10%-20% range, meager rainfall of 11” annually, hard alkaline soil, and high altitude of 2,550 feet allowing the aircraft to be naturally preserved for cannibalization or possible reuse, Davis-Monthan is the logical choice for a major storage facility.

The Pima Air Museum is the exclusive operator of all 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG, also known as the “Boneyard) tours.  The tour is $20.00.  All arrangements for the boneyard tour must be made through the Pima Air Museum (not NARCON).  

Please be advised of the following:

  • Reservations are required a minimum of 16 business days in advance of the desired tour date and can be made up to 60 days in advance.
  • The tour is non-transferable and non-refundable
  • ID information is required for all tour participants, including minors, no later than two weeks prior to the tour date
  • Please see for specifics on ID requirements—scroll to the “Additional Information” headline at the bottom of the linked page 
  • The tour is handicap accessible but requires notification at the time of the reservation

 Take a look at the Davis-Monthan Air Force base.