This Is The Surreal Airplane Boneyard Where Planes Go To Retire

Have you ever thought about where old planes go to retire?

Turns out, they too seek out sunnier climes. Many decommissioned American aircraft wind up in a surreal plane “boneyards” across the country, like this one at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

At this final stop, airplanes once operated by all the top airlines are neatly lined up in the desert. They’re joined by shipping planes, jets and even some propellor planes.

These aircraft may have earned a breather after all those years cruising the clouds, but they don’t get to luxuriate under the sun forever. Most of the planes here will be scrapped for parts, while some will be refurbished and returned to service.

Of course, with so many unoccupied airplanes just sitting around, this place is a prime filming location for action movies and television commericials.

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While the public isn’t permitted to tour this facility for obvious safety reasons, the video below from YouTube channel “” provides a birds-eye view of this mesmerizing airplane graveyard.