Peter Bild

The Boneyard


Some of the planes come here to be modernized and get back into the air. Some become spare part donors. And some are recycled to get aluminium. The metal in that can of soda you recently had — it could have been flying 30’000 feet (10 km) high in the sky a few years ago. Seeing hundreds of giant mechanisms lost in an even more giant desert gives an incredible experience of silence that can be “seen” in these photos.