JBSA (Join Base San Antonio) Airshow 2017

                          Fall of 2017 marks the airshow season and Join Base San Antonio (JBSA) marks my last airshow for fiscal year 2017. This year we have the following acts that made this show very special. C-17 demostration KC-135 demostration MC-130J and CV-22 demostration Read More …

Wings Over Houston 2017

      2017 spot a very special year for Wings over Houston held in Ellington Field , TX.  I would rate this as the premier Airshow in the Texas region which in the past have always have very unique displays and performer. 2017 is no exception and the highlights of the performer are as 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 …

Jesolo Airshow, Italy

Jesolo Airshow is held once a year on the waterfront nearby Venice, Italy.  For 2017,  2 days of Spectacular Aviation display from many European countries was held on August 26th and 27th. Since this is an airshow on the waterfront, Aircraft participating in the show is being stage at Istrana Airbase nearby.  This year there Read More …

RIAT 2017

RIAT 2017 “Made in Heaven, tattooed on Earth” During the third weekend of July, the gates of the RAF base in Fairford opened once again for the lucky visitors of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo. 160.000 people were gathered to witness one of the best aviation feasts in Europe. Let the show begin… A 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 …

Tinker AFB , OK 2017 Open House

May 20th and 21st marked the open house for Tinker AFB, OK named Star Spangled Salute Airshow. Tinker AFB located in central Oklahoma by MIdwest City. Tinker is the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command’s (AFMC) Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), which is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, 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 …

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 …

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 …

Ft worth JRB F-35A and F16 Jan 30th

1-30-2017 Jan 2017 and we are getting 77 degree F weather. It was beautiful afternoon with a slight 10 knots west wind. Ft worth JRB was using runway 36 for the entire afternoon which I was praying for when I was there. Right on the dot of 1345hrs we started to see Lightning 5-1 and Read More …

Aviation Nation 2016… Nellis AFB

Nellis “Aviation Nation” 2016 Open House               ( Best View by PC or MAC.. ) As the airshow circuit comes to an end for 2016, Nellis AFB sure knows how to end this year’s schedule by having an outstanding static display, and excellent aerial demonstration schedule. Aerial display consisted Read More …

Banzai F-35 part duece…. UAE-F-16 Blk 60, F-16IQ, Spads and Rangers!

December 19th 2016 What a day to be out in NAS Ft worth on this winter afternoon catching all these Lockheed Martin traffic. 1st off came from the UAE F-16 Blk 60. callsign Rocket 3-1 , This F_16 Blk 60 is very weathered in her paint job. However, what a show he gave with brightly Read More …

Banzai F35A AX-2, F-16IQ Iraqi, and lots more

NAS Ft worth on Dec 13th 2016, weather was seasonably warm when we were on base watching some Lockheed Martin traffic. We start the day with Japanese F-35A on testing codename AX-2. Callsign Strike 2-1. This will be one of the four Japanese F35A that will be built in Lockheed Martin Ft worth plant. The 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 …