Western USA wanderings

Western USA wanderings

Postby PeteFenwick on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 6:33 pm

May be of interest my take on early March wanderings (with Mr O ) around Nevada, California and Arizona. The airshow pics will be omitted (save a few of arrivals/departures from outside).

Hope there is something that viewers will like.

Just 2 from Rainbow Canyon from a quietish but quality 2 days-

ImageRainbow Canyon Dutch F-35A F-002 by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageRainbow Canyon F-16 412 TW Edwards AFB by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

Some from a challenging Red Flag (changing runway and direction)

ImageRed-Flag-18-2-F-22-Raptor-422-TES by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageRed-Flag-18-2-F-16C-Fighting-Falcon-Vermont-ANG-158th-FW.-2 by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageRed-Flag-18-2-Draken-L-159E-and-A-4 by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageRed-Flag-18-2-Northrop-Grumman-E-8-Joint-STARS by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

El Centro Friday evening photoshoot via 3G Aviation and Friday outside the fence (Saturday was grey and more grey!)

ImageEl-Centro E-2C Hawkeye VAW-115 Liberty Bells by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageEl Centro US Navy MH-60R Seahawk HSM-35 Magicians by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

Image2018-El-Centro-US-Marines-AV-8B-Harrier-VMA-214-Blacksheep by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

This is the lowest touch and go I have ever seen-fixed focal length lens so one can only get an impression of height but no more than 8-10m above head height (as can be seen from the base fence)
Image2018-El-Centro-US-Navy-F_A-18F-VFA-106-Gladiators by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

Outside Luke on the Thursday before the airshow (F-35's galore with 5 nation's airframes plus F-16's)

ImageLuke-AFB-Japan-F-35s by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageLuke-AFB-Italy-F-35A-32-03 by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageLuke-AFB-425th-FS-F-16D-Singapore-training by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageLuke-AFB-Lockheed-martin-T-50A by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

Finally a couple from Tucson with nice tails and an Iraqi

ImageTucson-152nd-FS-Los-Vaqueros-F-16C by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageTucson-195th-FS-Warhawks-F-16C by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

ImageTucson-Iraq-F-16C by Peter Fenwick, on Flickr

If you got this far thanks for looking, more on my Flickr page if you have not lost the will.
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Re: Western USA wanderings

Postby CJS on Tue 17 Apr 2018, 7:28 am

Wowzers - I don't normally get all :drool: about modern military stuff but this is a super set with loads of a-bit-different stuff.

The first one and the low low touch and go :hide: are the stand outs for me.

Oh, also the Draken pair, very nice to see.

Thanks for sharing :up:
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Re: Western USA wanderings

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 17 Apr 2018, 11:29 am

Stunners Peter :clap:

I must look up dates of COAPs next visit there and time a holiday around that time :grin:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Western USA wanderings

Postby Tuckat on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 10:39 am

Lovely images, but that first one is very impressive.............. well done :smile:
I must have been keen on her...………… I took her to see India...……………... at The Oval
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