USMC and USN at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

USMC and USN at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

Postby Zymurgy661 on Tue 03 Apr 2018, 6:59 pm

A recent trip to the US gave my first chance to visit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport in Arizona. Often used by transiting military, the previous few days had seen a USMC exercise in the area with a number of assets deploying to the airport. By the time we got there however (due to our roadtrip schedule) the majority had already left but, within 5 minutes of arriving, the distinctive sound of an Osprey could be heard from around the corner. Shortly after it departed, the KC-130J arrived (having been in and out twice already that day) to pick up more supplies before heading back out again in the last light of the day.

1. ImageBoeing MV-22B Osprey 168661 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

2. ImageBoeing MV-22B Osprey 168661 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

3. ImageLockheed KC-130J 166765 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

4. ImageLockheed KC-130J 166765 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr


Finally, on the way out of the airport we spotted a couple of USN MH-60S sat parked on the ramp. Unsure of their reason for being there but lovely light!

5. ImageSikorsky MH-60S 167816 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

6. ImageSikorsky MH-60S 166332 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

7. ImageSikorsky MH-60S 167816 & 166332 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!
Zymurgy661

Re: USMC and USN at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

Postby toom317 on Wed 04 Apr 2018, 10:29 am

Pic 3 is stunning. Great background.
"Nice pics mate" comments only! No criticism please.

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