Image: Troy Paiva
A 1940s Lockheed Harpoon at the Aviation Warehouse
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A slight creaking noise can be heard above the gentle gusts of desert wind. Is it a propeller moving? Or perhaps the door to a cockpit not quite shut? Amidst the rigid or even skeletal remains of old commercial and military airplanes, footprints in the dust mark the routes taken by those who have explored these strange vehicular graveyards. With little more than the pale moon or pounding sun as their companion, these explorers have attempted to unearth secrets that lie dormant in and among the carcasses of battered and gradually decaying old planes.