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Exploring the 7 Largest Airplane Graveyards Worldwide

Explore the silent witnesses of aviation's past in the world's largest airplane graveyards—where retired aircraft rest beneath vast desert skies.

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The Tale of Abandoned Skies: Hidden in the corners of the Earth, there are still more illustrative testimonials to humanity’s progress – airplane cemeteries. These huge area provide for accommodation of aircrafts which are no longer in flying service, or are in redundant state. Ranging from the stone-aged artifacts to giant flying machines, these burial grounds consist of a unique mix of aviation allure and sadness.

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Arizona, USA): Established in the hot plains of Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to one of the biggest airplane graveyards in the world. More than a mere 4,000 aircraft, the monument is a powerful reminder of the role played by the USAF. From the huge B-52 bombers to the single-engine multi-role aircraft, this vast desert is home to many war machines of the past.

Mojave Air and Space Port (California, USA): This extensive burial ground is located in the middle of the Mojave Desert; it is actually a storage area and a facility where commercial airplanes are disassembled. Featuring aircrafts from well established air companies such as Boeing and Airbus, together with old models of transport airplanes, Mojave offers the perfect viewing to any aviation freak and organizations engaged in airplane wrecking business.

7 biggest airplane graveyards in the world

Teruel Airport (Spain): The Teruel airport is in Spain’s Aragon region and is being referred as the largest aircraft storage facility in Europe. Teruel due to its dry climate and large area of land has retired commercial and cargo airliners of various models. Leave it to this Spanish town to show the remnants of Europe’s aviation with a rundown of old passenger planes, cargo aircraft and even helicopters for sale.

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Roswell International Air Center (New Mexico, USA): Aircraft boneyard is another thing that interesting at Roswell International Air Center which is also famous due to the UFOs myth. Numerous military and civilian aircrafts such as the retired Boeing 747s and military transportations are available in Roswell’s graveyard, which gives a vivid picture of how versatile and enduring aviation technology is.

Victorville Airport (California, USA): Said to be located in the middle of the desert, Victorville Airport has many retired aircrafts that belongs to commercial airlines. What was once used for transportation is left here, sometimes awaiting a new life, at other times it awaits to be disassembled and recycled. These unfortunate decayed airliners range from wide body aircrafts to regional aircrafts and are in line with change within the commercial aviation industry.

Alice Springs Airport (Australia): Amid the red dusty plains of the outback, Alice Spring airport houses many a retired plane or a plane up for repair. Alice Springs is used for storage and preservation of various aircrafts, including commercial, military as well as historical ones. Away from the busy world, on a piece of sand with no a drop of vegetation, sits an open cemetery of aircraft history under the scorching sun.

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Conclusion: Ranging from the vast Australian outback to the parched terrains of North America’s deserts, these seven districts depict the epitome of airplane graveyards. Every site has a story of invention, victory, and, in the end, defeat – all symbolizing the ephemeral reign of flight and the perpetual story of the constant trying of a human spirit.

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