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 …

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 …

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 …

Vampires and Spads

July 8th 2017 The Typical Dallas Summer of 105 degree F and high humidity made this hot and muggy Saturday. We were brave enough to challenge this heat and venture to NAS JRB Ft worth ( KNFW ) to do some plane spotting. We were very fortunate to have our local squadron 301st FW “Spads” Read More …

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 …

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 …

Hellenic AF F-16 Detail Report

Cretan Vipers – HAF 115 Combat Wing Crete in the southern Aegean Sea, is the home of 115 CW (Combat Wing – Pteriga Mahis) of the Hellenic Air Force, operating the Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+ from Souda Air Base. With one of the most modern and advanced Viper fleets in Europe, 115 CW is Read More …

Last flying T-2 Buckeye Unit …… Hellenic Air Force 120 ATW

120 ATW – Where the last T-2s fly   The Hellenic Air Force’s 120 Air Training Wing (120 Pteriga Ekpedefseos Aeros – PEA) is located at the airport of Kalamata, in the Peloponnese region of Greece. The 120 ATW of the Hellenic Air Force Training Command is tasked with providing the cadets and 2nd Lieutenants Read More …

EA-6B Prowler Walkaround

As we all know, the Mighty Grumman Ironwork’s last Navy workhorse’s days are number. Currently, we have 3 squadrons still in active service by the Marine Corps. This example you see here is Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 (VMAQ-4) . The squadron is based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina and Read More …

31st Operational Group New markings

            31st Operational Group ( 31st OG) reactivated in 1991 in Homestead AFB FL consists of 2 operational F-16CG Blk 40 squadrons. They are the 510th Fighter Squadron  ( Buzzards) and 555th Fighter Squadron. ( Triple Nickel) Currently they are base in northern Italy’s Aviano Airbase. Both squadron uses the Read More …

Red Flag Alaska 16-3

Red Flag Alaska 16-3 Overview Red Flag Alaska started at Clark AB, Philippines in 1976. Upon its closure this Air Exercise has moved to Eielson AFB, Alaska and renamed Cope Thunder.  In 2006 it was again renamed, this time Red Flag Alaska (RFA) which still stands today. This multi-service and multinational exercise has hosted various Read More …

Aviano Airbase visit

Aviano Base Visit July 2016 ( Article Best View in PC or MAC ) Aviano Airbase situated in northeastern Italy is one of the important NATO base housing USAF F-16 Squadron. Namely the 510th ( Buzzards) FS and 555th Fighter Squadron FS ( Triple Nickel ) Both Triple Nickel and Buzzards have been heavily involved Read More …

Hawgsmoke 2016

Hawgsmoke 2016      ( Article Best view on PC and MAC)      Hawgsmoke 2016 took place June 1 through June 4. Hawgsmoke occurs biennially as a premiere worldwide competition of A-10 pilots and their supports crews. The 4 day event includes A-10 bombing, missile, and tactical gunnery competitions. The tradition is for winners of the previous Read More …