AC-130 Spooky and F35

NAS Ft worth ( KNFW ) on Dec 11th 2018 It was moody and cloudy but we got an interesting visitor callsign Spear 47 , Aircraft type AC-130U 4th Special Operations Squadron. We could see him coming into KNFW and was requesting for multiple low approaches. She finally landed on runway 18 and stayed for Read More …

Alliance Ft Worth Airshow 2018

2018 marked a very wet Fall and we have many rainy days in the October month.  Fortunately we have one good day for the airshow and on this Sunday we have variable clouds and eventually open up to be a very nice day for airshow. Alliance was fortunate to get 2 jet demonstration team including Read More …

Zhuhai 2018 international airshow

        Zhuhai International Airshow (珠海航展) is held once every 2 years in the southern province of Guangdong, China. The 6 day airshow started on Nov 5th to 11th hosting 5 days of trade show and the last 2 days were open to public. They host over 140 aircraft’s mostly of Chinese origin. Read More …

Taiwan F-16A Encounter (21st FS)

Spotting Report 10/4/2018 We were fortunate to get head-sup on some visiting F-16 and this time we get the 21st Fighter Squadron ( FS ) ” Gamblers ” This is a training unit based out in Luke AFB, AZ from the Republic of China Airforce flying the very unique F-16A Blk 20. These jets will Read More …

September 2018 in JRB and Alliance Airport

Fall of 2018 comes real quick and this year we get hit with quite a bit of rain in this September month of 2018. We get mostly Southerly winds during this time of the year and with the moisture and clouds. Aviation spotting for NAS Ft worth JRB ( KNFW) and Ft worth Alliance Airport Read More …

Aussie F-35A in Texas

Aug 16 , 2018 This special day would go down as ” Downunder day” since we get to see 3x Royal Australian Air Force ( RAAF ) F-35A Lightning II out testing in Lockheed Martin plant in Ft worth, TX. AU7 and Au9 took off at about 1400hrs.  One of them in the “strike” callsign Read More …

Hornets in Ellington Field

August 2018 , Houston TX This months we caught some very interesting visitors.  CF-188 …. Canadian equivalent of the the F/A-18A/B Legacy hornet from the Royal Canadian Air force. 4 of them was on the tarmac in Ellington Field ( KEFD ) caught them in the best lightning about 2100 hrs in the evening. Also Read More …

July in Texas…

July usually calls for Fireworks, outdoors, hotdogs and fireworks… Well, in North Texas as we are in we getting hit with 105 degree F heat . Scorching heat calls for indoors and Air conditioning. Despite the Texas Heat we manage to fight that and get you some actions here in NAS Ft worth JRB ( Read More …

Kfirs visiting Red Flag 18-3

                Colombian Air Force participating in Red Flag 18-3 held July 23 to Aug 3, 2018 in Nellis AFB. For this Exercise, 6x IAI Kfir C7 and 1×767 multi mission tanker flew into Ellington Field ( KEFD) and than via Davis Monthan AFB to Nellis .  1989 marked Read More …

Blue Blaster VFA-34 Last Legacy hornet

            Catching Navy CAG bird is always a welcome sight and this week we caught the last VFA-34 Blue Blaster in the F/A-18C Legacy hornet color scheme while she was visiting Ellington Field, KEFD last week.. They will probably be participating in the upcoming RIMPAC 2018 in Hawaii onboard CVN-70 Read More …

Sidewinders and Stingers in KAFW

June 1st , 2018 marks a very hot Friday in Ft Worth Alliance Airport ( KAFW ). Under this extreme Texas summer heat of 100 degrees or more, we were presented with Superhornets F/A-18E from NAS Leemore, CA. 1st superhornet came in as Callsign “Fist 1-1” dashing through the north end for runway 16R , Read More …

Down Under ( Australia ) coverage

Having been station here in North America, getting pictures  from down under can get a little difficult and rare unless we make that 15 hr journey . Here are some Aussie jets from TOWNSVILLE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA Here are the Aircraft coverage TYPE ARM UNIT S/N COMMENT F-16C USAF 35TH TFW MISAWA JAPAN 90-0807 OPENING DISPLAY Read More …

F-35A Lightning II test flight 29th May 2018

Lockheed Martin is pumping out these brand new F-35A Lightning II from the Ft worth plant ( KNFW ) or as we known as the NAS Ft Worth Joint Reserve Base ( JRB). This extremely hot and humid day we fight the Texas Summer Heat to photograph the maiden flight of this Norwegian F-35A AM-14 Read More …

Beale AFB 2018

May 8th , 2018 marked the open house for Beale AFB which they demonstrate the capabilities of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9th RW) in actions that include flying and static demonstration of the U2 Dragon Lady , T38 , RQ-4 and the supporting units. For this open house we also get the AAC F-22A raptor Read More …

Gunships and Lightnings!

May 22, 2018 Another great day of spotting in NAS Ft worth , JRB  (KNFW) in Ft Worth TX.  This is a really hot day and we were presented with an AC-130 on the south ramp of the base. She did a few engine runs but did not make it to the runway . Aircraft Read More …

1st Turkish Air Force F-35A

First Turkish A model F-35 (AT-1) Made it’s maiden Flight from Fort Worth Tx. NAS JRB 5/10/18 Departing at 14:47 Arriving 16:00 Pilot Commander Wilson. On 12 July 2002, Turkey became the seventh international partner in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Project.  These F35A will be manufactured in the Block 3F configuration and a total of 100 aircraft being Read More …

NAS Ft worth (KNFW) Spring 2018

Tribute to our local units in NAS Ft worth, JRB (KNFW) This article is specially dedicated to our men and women manning the stations at KNFW Joint reserve Base. We will be presenting a Photographic perspective of each individual units. 301st Fighter Wing ( FW )  ” Spads” They carry the callsign ” Mustang, Beast Read More …

AN-124 visting KAFW ( Ft worth Alliance )

April Fools day 2018 ( 4-1-2018) This gloomy April Texas Spring Saturday we got some news that the Russian Federation AN-124 Antonov transport will be bringing in 3 Super Puma Helicopter into Ft worth area. Her flight originated from Gatwick , UK direct into Ft worth Alliance ( KAFW )… The AN-124 came into KAFW Read More …

EXERCISE INIOCHOS 2018

Greece Multi-National Air Excercise On March 12 to 23, the Hellenic Air Force hosted a medium-sized multinational exercise named Iniochos at the base of 117 Combat Wing in Andravida, home of the Greek Phantoms. In this exercise the HAF along with other six participating Air Forces took advantage of some of the most suitable and Read More …