NASJRB Fort Worth 9.16.13

Mako 266 NASJRB

Somewhat of a bummer day at NASJRB. Lockheed couldn’t even manage to get the Cat Bird off the ground due to radar problems much less anything else of interest. One small glimmer of hope was a MAKO F16 that stopped in for fuel. Beyond that and the SPADS flying it was dead. “Buster” in the 402 SPAD bird made a few nice low approaches to HiKey which provided the opportunity for some nice shots. I know the pics are of SPADS and everyone has 1000 of them, but today provided some of the better SPAD shots I’ve gotten of the 402 & 457 bird. The storm clouds in the background of a few made for a nice effect and pick-up for the burner.

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SPADS 457 NASJRB

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SPADS 457 NASJRB 3

SPADS 457 NASJRB 2

4 thoughts on “NASJRB Fort Worth 9.16.13”

  1. I wish I could take credit for him posing but unfortunately I think it was just the right place at the right time. None the less, its always fun see them fly the planes like fighter jets and not a Skylane…

  2. Steve…… We always take for granted on what we have…. I cannot get enough of the SPads ….. GO SPads! Awesome catch on the Banking SPads shots ! love all the last 4 loooks good. nice catches on the Makos! Did you catch them on the morning take offs??

  3. Yeah the Mako was a morning departure and he climbed very rapidly and was well into the power lines from the Wal-Mart side by the time he got down to me. Fingers crossed for some more transients today because with the clouds I’m sure Lockheed wont fly anything…