The Mojave Desert boneyard – where old planes go to slowly die

I’m a sucker for photos of dying airplanes. There is something both disturbing, and peaceful about seeing the workhorses of the sky slowly fall apart in the desert sun.

Mental Floss has a fantastic lineup of photos showing an airplane boneyard in the Mojave Desert that I can highly recommend you check out. Be sure to take a look at the photo of an aircraft interior with the Skymall catalog still in the seat pocket. Those damn catalogs are just like planes – they too refuse to go down without a fight.

For full size versions of the photos, be sure to check out the site of the photographer, Ransom Riggs, his work is amazing, and I’m really grateful he took the time to finagle his way into the boneyard to take these photos.