Went by Ellington Field Friday evening after work and saw three F-16Cs and one F-16D, block 42 aircraft on the ramp from the Tulsa Air Guard. Each was carrying a sniper pod which was pretty cool to see. In talking to some of the guys who work there I found out that they were flying one to two sorties per day in our local air space. I guess to hone their skills?
As I was checking out the Vipers, three Growlers from VAQ-129 Vikings flew right down the runway in a nice tight formation before doing a carrier break to land. By then it was approaching dusk so I did all I could to try and capture some shots as they rolled down the runway. After they taxied in I rushed over to where they were parked to try and get a few shots in before it got too dark. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get some good profile shots because they were parked in front of some civil aircraft which pretty much nixed that idea. But, I was able to work around a few of the civil birds and get some nose shots which included some of the crew. All in all it was a good visit. Thanks for stopping by Houston.