Hornets in Ellington Field

August 2018 , Houston TX This months we caught some very interesting visitors.  CF-188 …. Canadian equivalent of the the F/A-18A/B Legacy hornet from the Royal Canadian Air force. 4 of them was on the tarmac in Ellington Field ( KEFD ) caught them in the best lightning about 2100 hrs in the evening. Also Read More …

Blue Blaster VFA-34 Last Legacy hornet

            Catching Navy CAG bird is always a welcome sight and this week we caught the last VFA-34 Blue Blaster in the F/A-18C Legacy hornet color scheme while she was visiting Ellington Field, KEFD last week.. They will probably be participating in the upcoming RIMPAC 2018 in Hawaii onboard CVN-70 Read More …

Lancers on the deck!

Location: Ellington Field , TX ( KEFD ) Friday: March 2, 2018  Drove over to Ellington Field after work with the intention of meeting a friend and fellow spotter and was quite surprised to see three E/A-18G Growlers sitting on the ramp taking on fuel.  In talking with one of the guys who works the Read More …

Tophatter and Warhawks

Jan 2018 Ellington Field ( KEFD ) Starting January 2018 with the arrival of 11 VFA-14 Tophatter and VFA-97 Warhawks in Ellington Field ( KEFD ), 6 of them stayed in night.           Both units as mentioned is currently station in NAS Leemore, CA part of the US Navy Pacific Fleet. Read More …

Mighty F-4 Phantom Walkaround shots

              The McDonnell Douglas  F-4 Phantom II …. Mighty as it is and MD have built total 5195 units of various variants. This example we are looking into the short nose F-4D painted in the South East Asia camouflage scheme as use during the Vietnam war era. This particular Read More …

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

                        Fall season also marks the height of Hurricane season for North America area. 2017 marks a year whereby Hurricane Harvey hits the Texas Gulf Coast. Harvey hits landfall right by Corpus Christie on  8-26-2017 as a category 4 Hurricane with winds up to Read More …

Knighthawks Actions

              VFA-136 Knighthawks….. The “Knighthawks” an operational fleet squadron flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. They are attached to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) and homeported at NAS Lemoore. Their tailcode AB and their radio callsign is Hawk. We were fortunate to caught these Super hornet on the 17th May Read More …

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 …