Hellenic Air Force Deltas

Hellenic Air Force Deltas In March 1985, the Greek government announced the purchase of 36 single-seat and 4 two-seat Mirage 2000s in addition to the procurement of the F-16C/D Block 30. The base which was selected to operate the new aircraft was 114 Combat Wing, based in Tanagra AB, which was already operating the other Read More …

Tinker AFB , OK 2017 Open House

May 20th and 21st marked the open house for Tinker AFB, OK named Star Spangled Salute Airshow. Tinker AFB located in central Oklahoma by MIdwest City. Tinker is the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command’s (AFMC) Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), which is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, Read More …

Knighthawks Actions

              VFA-136 Knighthawks….. The “Knighthawks” an operational fleet squadron flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. They are attached to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) and homeported at NAS Lemoore. Their tailcode AB and their radio callsign is Hawk. We were fortunate to caught these Super hornet on the 17th May Read More …

Patrouille de France USA Tour 2017

                    2017 Patrouille de France of the French Air Force was cordially invited to the United States by the United States Air Force (USAF) marking their 70th Anniversary and also the 100th Anniversary for the end of World War 1. The Patrouille Acrobatique de France also Read More …

Greece Last Recce Phantom RF-4E

Phantom Photographers The end of a Phabulous Era   On the 5th of May, the official ceremony of the RF-4E Phantom II retirement took place in the airfield of Larissa. Along with them, 348 Squadron ceased its operation indefinitely after 64 years of existence. George Karavantos visited Larissa, two days before the ceremony and he Read More …

Barkesdale AFB, Arrival Day for the Airshow 2017

Barkesdale AFB , located by Shreveport LA is home of the 8th Air Force, and home base for the 2nd Bombing Wing spotting the LA tail code and also the 307th Bomber wing that spots the BD tail code on the B-52H. Barkesdale usually host their annual airshow in May calling it the Defenders of Read More …

Saints on the ground….

      VFC-13 the Saints base in NAS Fallon, NV came into Ellington Field KEFD 4/22/2017 for a gas and go. This time we get to see the F-5F in the “Top Gun” MIG-28 scheme. There were 2 tiger Camouflage schemed F-5n and the standard white/grey camouflage jet. With the colorful camouflage scheme of Read More …

Greece Top Gun- Tactical Weapon School

TACTICAL WEAPONS SCHOOL – THE GREEK TOP GUN “TRAIN LIKE YOU FIGHT” The Tactical Weapons School was founded in 1976 as a training center for providing advanced operational flight training in aerial combat. The significant changes brought by the introduction to service of the newer and more capable aircraft which the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Read More …

4-7-2017 Spotting Eagles, Falcons, Lightning, Sentry, Hornets, Herki birds!

4-7-2017 marks a milestone for 2017. This day of the month usually means my annual Aviation spotting ( Birthday aircraft spotting day)  and this time is like no other I was out in NAS Ft worth spotting on this beautiful Texas Spring day. F-35A for the Israeli Air Force was out testing from Lockheed Martin. Read More …

Afghanistan Mi-17V5 and Growlers!

3/23/2017 Ellington Field ( KEFD)  TX was bustling with transient traffic one this Houston TX springtime day. On the tarmac of KEFD we were presented with this Afghanistan Mi-17V5 “HIP” , under the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, 801st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, Shindand Airbase , Afghanistan.     At about 1800hrs, we get a Read More …

VFA-143 Pukin Dogs and VMFA-112 Hornets

3/25/2017 kAFW Ft worth Alliance Airport, TX             A typical Spring Sat whereby Ft worth Alliance Airport ( AFW ) gets her typical weekend traffic. We saw quite a bit of Navy transient traffic came by AFW on Friday with at least 8 F-18E/F mixed from VFA-41 Black Aces and Read More …

Heart of Texas Airshow , Waco!!

Heart of Texas , Waco  Airshow 2017 2017 marks the USAF Thunderbirds and US Navy Legacy Hornet Tactical demonstration team East VFA-106 Gladiators base in NAS Oceana.  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the F-18 demo was cancel . Military participation was quite good for an airshow of this size. We got 2x A-10C from 442nd Read More …

Jolly Rogers visiting Alliance Ft worth ( KAFW )

FEAR the BONES                 March 11th , 2017. We got a few visitors from the famous VFA-103 Joly Rogers based at NAS Oceana. These Hornets were doing DACT  Exercise with 57th Fighter wing Weapon School in Nellis AFB for the past few weeks and they are on their Read More …

Documents Section

Airwingspotter have updated document section that have Military Aviation related magazines, reference books and others. Please email me for the password and you can download them . Documents comes in PDF format. davechng@airwingspotter.com Please go to the link below   http://airwingspotter.com/hot-files/documents-2/ Enjoy!!!   Dave Chng Editor