El Mirage Airplane Salvage

Located near the El Mirage Airfield in the Mojave desert is Aviation Warehouse, an airplane salvage yard operated by Thomson Aviation. Housing a variety of civilian and military aircraft in various states of disrepair, the boneyard is a favorite location for Hollywood production designers seeking aviation related props. Parts from the salvage yard have shown up as in may films, including the fuselage of a C-123 used in the making of the film Con-Air.

This photographic series documents some of the airplane parts currently residing at the boneyard, still seeking reuse.