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

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 …

Hellenic Air Force F-4 Phantom Report

( Article best view on PC or MAC ) PHANTOM PHOREVER  – THE LEGEND LIVES ON This legendary twin engine beast of Mc Donnell Douglas might not be the most versatile and agile fighter of the Hellenic Air Force, but it still remains an essential component of its Tactical Air Force planning. Today, HAF still Read More …

Vought F-8 Crusader Walkaround

NAS Pensacola National Aviation Museum houses a few F-8 of different variants including the fighter and Recon bird. The Recon bird RF-8G belongs to VFP-62 nickname “fighting photos” . VFP-62 is best known as the squadron that took the first low-level photos of the Soviet missile bases in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in Read More …

F-106 Delta Dart Walkaround

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. This example is now preserved in Sacramento Air Museum CA.  She wears the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron base in Minot AFB later move to Vance AFB OK and became the current 5th Read More …

F-4C Phantom II Walkaround

Michigan ANG flies the F-106 during the height of Cold war and later transition to the F-4C Phantom II. 171st Fighter Interceptor Squadron spot with the distinct air superiority gloss grey jets with the yellow and black checkerboards.  This aircraft is preserved in Sacramento Air Museum , CA F-4C Overall shots Detail Shots Article by Read More …