As part of an agreement between Boeing and the USAF to determine if the B-1 could remain in service until 2040, 85-0082 was trucked during October 2011 from AMARG to Boeing Field for conversion into a full-sized test platform. This airframe was selected as it was the most recent B-1 arrival at the boneyard and, before retirement, it was operated by the 419th FTS at Edwards AFB so is a relatively low-hours plane. Pictured in the hangar being prepared for its new role: submitting it to 150 years of operational stresses - equal to two and a half times the service projected lifetime.
Former US Navy US-2C bu 133355 is pictured while with South Seattle Community College. It was sold to Advanced Aviation Services September 15, 1999 for cloud seeding operations with the Desert Research Institute in Nevada. The aircraft had an engine failure April 17, 2000 taking off from Reno, NV and crashed.
An early PBY, delivered on 19 March 1937 to VP-12F, based at NAS Seattle at Sand Point, on Lake Washington. VP-12F aircraft were marked with two red stripes on the elevators and rudders in 1937. Photo from: US Navy / National Naval Aviation Museum
Stored at Arlington since 1979. Restoration started in 1993, and this C-47 was then painted in these USAAF markings, with its original serial 43-15728. The name is only carried on the left side. As can be seen in this photo, by 2006 its condition left much to be desired. Despite that, it was still present at Arlington by mid 2018. The aircraft still has multiple unusual vents in the fuselage roof and belly, dating back to its time with Amerine Turkey Breeding Farms in the 1960s, when it was used to transport large numbers of live birds. These produce a lot of heat and need appropriate ventilation to survive.
Officially registered as a Beaver Mk.3, but that's not correct. This is a regular Beaver (ex U-6A 56-0423), which was converted into a turbine Beaver by Volpar in the late 1990s. It differs in several ways from a true Mk.3 turbine Beaver, which are factory-built by De Havilland Canada.
Wonderful scheme on this warbird Beaver, but unfortunately they are fake. This aircraft in fact started its long career as U.S. Army L-20A (later U-6A) 56-0412. That doesn't change the fact though that this is one smart-looking aircraft! It's been owned and flown by Apogee Flight since 1995.