Arizona’s Pinal Airpark serves as airport, graveyard, junkyard, museum

Airline- Garuda Indonesia (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Aircraft- Boeing 747-243B
Airline- Garuda Indonesia (Air Atlanta Icelandic) Aircraft- Boeing 747-243B

By Kevin Baxter | Los Angeles Times

Every plane stored or scrapped at Pinal Airpark outside Tucson has a different story

Pinal Airpark is full of reminders of its secret past, including black-ops missions into Vietnam

The first thing you notice about Pinal Airpark is the noise: There isn’t any.

More than 120 massive airplanes — most outfitted with engines that, when revved, could make your teeth ache from half a mile away — are splayed on both sides of the airport’s 6,800-foot runway. Yet the place is so quiet you could hear a rattlesnake approach.

The shah of Iran’s private jet spent its last days here, parked next to aircraft the CIA used for covert missions in Southeast Asia and Central America.


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