Ft Worth Alliance Airport actions 2-2018

On this Spring day ( 2-17-2018)  Ft worth Alliance Airport ( KAFW ) typical weekend of military traffic coming through this airport. Our local units VMFA-112 ( Cowboys ) have 2x F/A-18A++ doing some training . We were lucky to have caught them launch in the afternoon, recover after about 1.5 hours and later did Read More …

Aerospace Singapore 2018

Singapore Aerospace 2018 was held in Changi International Airport in Feb 2018 in conjunction with the Republic of Singapore ( RSAF ) Airforce 50 years Anniversary. This year RSAF painted 2 of their F-15SG in the 50th Anniversary Scheme whereby One aircraft was put on static display while the other did an aerial demonstration with Read More …

Tophatter and Warhawks

Jan 2018 Ellington Field ( KEFD ) Starting January 2018 with the arrival of 11 VFA-14 Tophatter and VFA-97 Warhawks in Ellington Field ( KEFD ), 6 of them stayed in night.           Both units as mentioned is currently station in NAS Leemore, CA part of the US Navy Pacific Fleet. Read More …

Tomcats Forever 2017

                December 21st 47 years ago marks the birth of our beloved F-14 ” Tomcat”.  F-14 would be “Grumman Ironwork’s” last Navy Fighters of our time. An Iconic symbol of Naval Aviation at its prime when “Maverick ” and “Goose” made their debut in the 1980s movie “Top Read More …

Ft Worth Alliance Airshow 2017

Ft Worth Alliance have this Annual Airshow in the Fall…. 2017 is no exceptions and we finally have some time to work on the backlog of pictures we have for the Fall Airshow time frame. This year Ft Worth Alliance’s flying schedule was kind of weak. We have the Blue Angels, USAF F-16 Demo on Read More …

Aviation Nation 2017

On November 11-12, the annual Nellis Airshow, or Aviation Nation as it is more popularly known, took place in one of the biggest bases of the USAF, located in Las Vegas. This year’s main theme was the celebration of the USAF’s 70th anniversary and the show attracted around 200,000 visitors over the weekend. For this Read More …

2017 Overview

2017 Airwingspotter.com started  with a lot of local spotting activities  in NAS Ft Worth KNFW. The early spring gets us some local traffic from the base including F-35 testing jets from Lockheed Martin Plant and our local squadron namely 301st FW “Spads” and VMFA-112 “Cowboys” The summer we welcome some Oregon F-15C, EA-18G from VX-9 Read More …

Tactical Demonstration team schedule 2018

2018 Tactical demonstration team schedule USAF F-22A Raptor March 17: MCAS Yuma Airshow – Yuma, AZ March 24-25: Los Angeles County Airshow – Lancaster, CA March 24: Riverside Airshow – Riverside, CA April 3-8: FIDAE 2018 – Santiago, Chile April 28-29: Beale Air Show – Beale AFB, CA May 5-6: JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House – Read More …

2018 Jet demo team schedule

Here are the Schedule for fiscal year 2018 for all the demonstration Jet team and Tac demonstration  USAF Thunderbirds March 10-11: Luke AFB Air Show – Luke AFB, AZ March 17-18: Melbourne Air & Space Show – Melbourne, FL March 24-25: Wings Over Atlanta – Dobbins ARB, GA April 7-8: March Field Air & Space Read More …

Mighty F-4 Phantom Walkaround shots

              The McDonnell Douglas  F-4 Phantom II …. Mighty as it is and MD have built total 5195 units of various variants. This example we are looking into the short nose F-4D painted in the South East Asia camouflage scheme as use during the Vietnam war era. This particular Read More …

Exercise Dawn Blitz 2017 on-board USS Essex LHD-2

                  Exercise Dawn Blitz is an annual scenario-driven amphibious exercise designed to train and integrate the staffs of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. This Exercise started from 10/20 to 10/30 and encompasses international participants including Japan, Peru, Chile and Mexico. The exercise takes Read More …

JBSA (Join Base San Antonio) Airshow 2017

                          Fall of 2017 marks the airshow season and Join Base San Antonio (JBSA) marks my last airshow for fiscal year 2017. This year we have the following acts that made this show very special. C-17 demostration KC-135 demostration MC-130J and CV-22 demostration Read More …

Alliance Ft worth KAFW Oct 2017 spotting fun!!

Fall has come upon us and in no time Turkey holidays and Christmas is up to grasp. We have a lot of military aviation spotting done for the month of September and October and have come up with some interesting catches Go Navy…. We have got some good Navy action especially the Super hornets that Read More …

Athens Flying Week 2017

ATHENS FLYING WEEK 2017 A fairly new European airshow on the calendar each year is the Athens Flying Week in Greece. On 16-17 September 2017, the 6th Athens Flying Week (AFW) airshow took place at Tanagra Air Force Base. This base is located 70 km north of Athens and it’s the home of the Greek Read More …

Wings Over Houston 2017

      2017 spot a very special year for Wings over Houston held in Ellington Field , TX.  I would rate this as the premier Airshow in the Texas region which in the past have always have very unique displays and performer. 2017 is no exception and the highlights of the performer are as Read More …

NAS Ft worth JRB 9-23/24 weekend

Fall is officially starting with State Fair of Texas starting this Fri. Last Sat and Sun was pretty good for Aviation spotting in NAS Ft worth JRB ( KNFW ) 457th FS was out on deployment in Oregon doing DACT training and coming home from deployment. We caught 7 of the 8 F-16 that was Read More …

Jesolo Airshow, Italy

Jesolo Airshow is held once a year on the waterfront nearby Venice, Italy.  For 2017,  2 days of Spectacular Aviation display from many European countries was held on August 26th and 27th. Since this is an airshow on the waterfront, Aircraft participating in the show is being stage at Istrana Airbase nearby.  This year there Read More …

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

                        Fall season also marks the height of Hurricane season for North America area. 2017 marks a year whereby Hurricane Harvey hits the Texas Gulf Coast. Harvey hits landfall right by Corpus Christie on  8-26-2017 as a category 4 Hurricane with winds up to Read More …

On board CVN-74 USS Stennis Carrier Ops

                USS Stennis CVN-74 was commissioned on 9 December 1995 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va, and she conducted flight deck certification in January 1996. She takes the name of senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi and is the 7th Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier for the US Navy and is currently home Read More …