While the general understanding of the boneyard is that these are all worn out and useless aircraft, the fact is that any aircraft here is capable of being returned to combat status. They have been prepared for storage in this dry climate by removing some of the electronics, the engines in some cases and sealing up the aircraft as best possible. They all seem to be in amazingly good condition - the B-52's are over 50 years old!
|One of the mothballed B-52's at Davis-Monthan AFB|
Also, as some of you know, I have been looking at dive opportunities while we are in AZ for the next 6-7 weeks! I have come across several dive shops in Tucson and Phoenix. We will be in Phoenix from after T-day until early Jan. There are some interesting opportunities in AZ in lakes such as Lake Havasaw and Lake Pleasant, but that is not really what I am interested in. San Carlos, Mexico about 300 miles south of Tucson is apparently a popular destination, as is Puerto Penasco at northern end of the Gulf of California.
That's right! The Dive shop provides real FLUSH toilets and a shower for your comfort. We supply the heat via a gas water heater; you just need to supply the water for the shower. This is camping in style.
Always at home, no matter where we are!!