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Severe winds Sunday caused a retired F-16 to briefly take to the air again at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, boneyard this week. Winds recorded at about 65 mph miles per hour hit the boneyard, where retired aircraft sit in storage, and flipped lightweight F-16 flipped onto another Falcon. The steel cable tie-downs that were used to secure the aircraft snapped due to the high winds. The jet had recently had its engine removed, which made it light enough to go airborne, according to a base news release. The base lost power at about 7 p.m. Sunday night. Civil…

[youtube][/youtube] As part of the newest online-only Airman magazine, the Air Force released this well-done timelapse video of the famous ‘Boneyard’ at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The sprawling base is where the Air Force puts its jets out to pasture, and the video gives an overview of some old airframes with retired pilots offering their thoughts. Produced by Andrew Breese/Air Force.