For a generation of kids, the mid-80's Patrick Dempsey movie "Can't Buy Me Love" was their first exposure to an Aircraft Boneyard, which are massive outdoor warehouses for old aircraft. Situated in arid climates to preserve the planes, boneyards are essentially scrapyards for all manner of civilian and military flying machines. The scene in "Can't Buy Me Love" was shot at the US Air Force's Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center outside Tucson, Arizona, which understandably handles mostly military planes. But this is just one of many similar graveyards to out-of-date aircraft. Fueled by the promise of striking images of technological marvels literally disintegrating in the desert, countless urban explorers seek out and post images of boneyards from all over the world. The fine folks at Environmental Graffiti have assembled a top ten collection of such sites. It makes for some pretty mind-blowing viewing.
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