The caption is misleading. In fact, this is an aerial photograph of The Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Arizona. It is a wonderful place to visit! There are seven decades of commercial/ passenger planes, and a few non-combat military aircraft on display.
This IS sustainable
These decommissioned, out of service aircraft are not #junk, nor #scrapsteel as thisisnotsustainable tagged the image. Ironically, they are the very opposite! By the kindness of private donations and people who love air transport and design, The Pima Air Museum has been open to be public, as an educational science museum for children and adults for 40 years.
The museum is well maintained. There are tours for different levels of knowledge. Many of the planes’ interiors, engines and turbines are on display. There is a section of the museum that is indoors, where the more detailed, newer exhibits are kept.
Boneyard not graveyard
If the planes were turned into scrap metal, that would be lamentable. The outdoor section of The Pima Air Museum is referred to by locals as “The Boneyard”. Other than that, the similarities between thisisnotsustainable’s description, of an “Airplane Graveyard”, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Even elderly planes have placards describing the spec’s of each, their historical context in time and location (some were manufactured and used in other countries besides the United States). The museum is a great destination for a field trip. Get some exercise, walking in the clean, dry desert air on the south-east outskirts of Tucson, and learn about science and history, if you’re so inclined.
A visit, a map and a review
I viisted The Pima Air Museum several times. I was even inspired to write a review of it for Google Places, formerly Google Maps, which I don’t do too often!
I wish there were more organizations like this one, that re-purposed older technology for educational and recreational purposes, at minimal cost.