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 …

Ellington Field in the Summer 2016

Ellington Field Situated south of Houston Metroplex houses our F-16C Blk 40 from Oklahoma National Guard protecting our skies in the Gulf. This unique base also gets quite a bit of transient traffic as you can see here with the US Army Chinook, Blackhawks and AH-64E. The gem comes from the capture of those EA-18G Read More …

Ellington Field Dawn visit ( June 2016)

Ellington Field June visit 2016 ( Best view in PC or Mac) The month of June 2016 has been a rather interesting one.  Intel wise it has been pretty quiet.  On the flip side it has opened a new chapter: night photography.  Not to be deterred by the lack of intel, I’d periodically stop by Read More …

Tulsa 138th FW F-16C Blk 42

KEFD Ellington Field Houston, TX April 15, 2016 (This page best view in PC or Mac ) A friend of mine told me there were four F-16Cs in town for 3 days flying multiple sorties per day. Three of them were from the 138FW, 125FS (nickname: Tulsa Vipers) based in Tulsa, OK and the other Read More …

OK and OH Vipers in Ellington Field.

Ellington Field (KEFD): March 18, 2016 ( Best View with PC or MAC )   The 138FW, 125FS Flies F-16C/D block 42s and is based out of Tulsa, OK. With the added responsibility of flying the alert mission out of KEFD they keep four F-16s on station 24/7 known as Det1.  Periodically, Tulsa will send Read More …

Ellington Field 2-28-2016

Site Best View on PC or MAC Sunday Feb 28-2016 was a great day for spotting. Partly sunny skies with moderate winds out of the south made for some comfortable temps here in south Texas. Just about perfect for shooting the F/A-18C Hornet from VFA-15 Valions that was on the ramp. As I was making Read More …

KEFD Hornets and Viper 8/26

                    Ellington Field ( KEFD) : 8-26-2015  It having been just a little over a month since I’d seen some military traffic come through KEFD, I was pretty excited about the prospect that some fast movers were to be stopping by.  Shortly after arriving I heard Read More …

The Last of the Phantoms!! KEFD July 24th 2015

July 24, 2015:  When I received some intel Thursday afternoon about an F-4 stopping by for some fuel early the next morning I had a strong suspicion as to which one it might be and did not want to miss it for anything.  I arrived at Farley Road on the north side of the field Read More …

KEFD spotting 7-18-2015

7/18/2015:  KEFD had some nice visitors this past weekend.  First up was a pair of VAQ-209 Growlers; call signs Vader21 and 22.  They are the Star Warriors whose mascot is Darth Vader and are based out of NAS Whidbey Island in Washington State.  They arrived Friday evening, spent the night and took on some fuel Read More …

Ellington Field, TX 6-9-2015

Ellington Field: June 9, 2015       A friend told me there was a C-5C from Travis AFB on the ramp that was supposed to stay over-night.  Hearing this I had to make the trip over since a C-5 is a very rare visitor.  And, it’s the last C-5C in Travis’ inventory which made it all Read More …

Fist of the Fleet VFA25 and Tulsa Alert Vipers

Hungry for some jet noise, I made the trip over to EF in hopes of catching a few Super Hornets from VFA-25 that I heard were to be stopping by for some fuel. Upon arrival I parked at the FedEx complex south of the base along HWY 3. Within 20-25 minutes or so the first Read More …

Ellington Field Harrier and Vipers in Feb

This past Friday, Feb 13th, I heard a A/V-8B Harrier from VMA-311 Tomcats was supposed to stop by Ellington in the late afternoon / early evening. Upon arrival I drove onto the base and scouted the ramp to see if it was already there.  No, it wasn’t.  That was potential good news as I was Read More …