This is an excerpt from the Airplaneboneyards.com 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.
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 https://pimaair.org/visit/boneyard-reservation-request/ 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