Do you know what will happen to airplanes after they are retired? They will go to an aircraft boneyard. Aircraft boneyard is a storage area for aircraft that are retired from service. In the boneyard, old military and other aircraft are stationed to be stored indefinitely, pulped, stripped or retrofitted for service. Aircraft boneyard is also commonly referred as graveyard for airplanes.
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, United States of America is the largest aircraft boneyard in terms of number of planes in the world. Click on the image below to launch a Google Maps satellite view of the site. Zoom, scroll and move around to see how huge the site is!
Airplane-chopping in action!