This website is a tribute to the great military planes and commercial airplanes of the past, and to the people who designed, built, flew, and serviced these aircraft.
We provide first-hand commentary, specifications, history and original photographs of great World War II planes such as the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress, and modern-era military aircraft as well.
Also included on this site are lists and maps of airplane boneyards, along with photographs from Davis-Monthan AFB and commercial airliner storage facilities. Military airplanes and commercial airliners have limited lifespans. Aircraft have been stored in the deserts of the United States since right after World War II.
The practice continues today, for military aircraft at the Davis-Monthan AMARG facility in Tucson, and commercial airliners at facilities such as the Pinal Airpark in Arizona and the Mojave Air & Space Port in California.
These airplane "boneyards" in the western U.S. serve two functions: temporary storage, and scrapping. These facilities offer good opportunities for airplane enthusiasts to view aircraft.
Our section on military airplane nose art discusses how the tradition began and grew in World War II. We feature historical aircraft nose art as well as modern-day examples of the art form.
The website also covers U.S. Naval Aviation, Air Force One and Presidential aircraft, WWII bomber production numbers and other topics such as Air Force Buzz Numbers and Tail Codes.
And our aviation museum reviews describe aircraft galleries, static plane displays, driving directions, and tips for visitors interested in the history of flight.
From the Enola Gay to the Boeing 747, from the B-25 Mitchell to the F-4 Phantom, and the great warbirds and civil aviation airliners in between ... we remember.
Enjoy your flight back to the past!