Exercise Dawn Blitz 2017 on-board USS Essex LHD-2

                  Exercise Dawn Blitz is an annual scenario-driven amphibious exercise designed to train and integrate the staffs of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. This Exercise started from 10/20 to 10/30 and encompasses international participants including Japan, Peru, Chile and Mexico. The exercise takes 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 …

F-35B Nov 2016 Spotting in Texas!

We are all blessed in November 2016 to get so much F-35 activities in NAS Ft worth JRB. We caught 2 sorties of F-35B on 11-26-2016. 1st sortie came from a delivery flight for the USMC in MCAS Yuma.  This F-35B belongs to the VMFA-121 Green Knights. She came off from the Lockheed Martin hanger Read More …

New British F-35B and Iraqi F-16IQ

( Article best view on PC or MAC ) Nov 21st 2016 KNFW ( Nas Ft Worth) We caught 2 seperate testing of the British F-35B designated BK-08 . She did a 1430hrs launch with Lockheed   Martin F-16C Chaser. Callsign Strike 2-1 and 2-2 respectively. SVTOL Take off from runway 18 and came back in Read More …

1-15 Spotting in NAS Ft Worth JRB

( Best View on PC or MAC ) Its a beautiful Friday and the weather was sunny and a north breeze of 5 knots . Runway 36 was active. By noon we were greeted with 6 Spads ( 457th FS) F-16and a single VMFA-112 F-18A++ launch. C-130H and C130J from Ropers and Rangers also tearing Read More …

Hogs , Vipers, Herki Birds and Lightnings! 12-8-2015

( Article best view on a PC or Mac ) KNFW in Dec 8th 2015 was no exception. We got a visiting unit 357th FS flying the mighty A-10C based at Davis Monthan AFB. 4x A-10C came in on 12/4/2015 and stayed for a week for drill here in NAS Ft worth JRB. The A-10 Read More …

MCAS Beaufort 2015 Part 3…….. Static Display

Static Display in an Airshow have always been neglected again and again. Most Magazines, blogs just focus on the flying stuff. But as a Scale Aviation modeller we look at the details of each aircraft ….. Here you have it…. MCAS Beaufort 2015… Static display for this East Coast Fightertown or the Marines Hornet’s Nest……. Read More …

MCAS Beaufort 2015 Part 2 —MAGTF Demo

MAGTF Demo One of the scheduled performers for this show that really drew my attention was the MAGTF (Marine Air-Ground Task Force) demo. After reading the impressive list of aircraft that would participate, and never having seen one before, I was really looking forward to it. The MAGTF can be utilized in a variety of Read More …

MCAS Yuma-Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course

I would like to welcome our new assistant Editor Steven Valinski from AZ. He will be covering our AZ spotting . This is his 1st article on the action Arizona Style. Chief Editor  Dave Chng Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, commonly known as WTI, is a twice-annual USMC training program Read More …