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 …

Patrouille de France USA Tour 2017

                    2017 Patrouille de France of the French Air Force was cordially invited to the United States by the United States Air Force (USAF) marking their 70th Anniversary and also the 100th Anniversary for the end of World War 1. The Patrouille Acrobatique de France also Read More …

VFA-143 Pukin Dogs and VMFA-112 Hornets

3/25/2017 kAFW Ft worth Alliance Airport, TX             A typical Spring Sat whereby Ft worth Alliance Airport ( AFW ) gets her typical weekend traffic. We saw quite a bit of Navy transient traffic came by AFW on Friday with at least 8 F-18E/F mixed from VFA-41 Black Aces and 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 …

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 …

Hurricane Mathew evacuation to NAS Ft worth

( Article Best view on PC or MAC) Hurricane season usually hit East Coast this time of the year and 2016 is no exception with the onslaught of Mathew projected to hit Florida on Friday 10-7-2016.  Our East Coast Squadrons was evacuated to NAS Ft worth. Notable units come from NAS Jacksonville. Our Navy’s latest Read More …

NAS Ft worth August 2016 Japanese and Israeli F-35A

NAS Ft worth ( KNFW) Military aircraft spotting in August. Lockheed Martin (LMT) have been very busy crunching out those F-35 Lightning. After a week of rain and thunderstorm, we finally got some clear weather and LMT took these clear weather for some intensive F35 testing. First being the Israeli F-35I (Adir) in Hebrew  denotes Read More …

F-15C new TALON hate pod

We spotted the F-15C in Dec carrying the new TALON Hate pod that will effectively increase the capabilities of our 3rd generation fighters like the F-15, F-18 and F16.  Initially we thought this is just an IRST sensor pod but seems there is a lot more capabilities in the pod configurations. Please read here for Read More …

KNFW 12-17-2015

                Site best view on PC or MAC This Faithful day before Christmas of 2015, we got some great actions right at NAs Ft worth JRB.  Lockheed Martin have 2 flights of F-35 including a delivery flight for the 61st FS in Luke AFB. Winds was a breeze Read More …

Drill weekend 12-4-2015 301st FW

12-4-2015 Drill weekend for 301st FW. ( SPADS)           This December Drill weekend goes with 2 sortie one in the morning and another in the afternoon.  We spot 3 types of callsign namely, Spads, Mustang and Beast. 2 flights was coming in to land when they do the Tac Initial on Read More …

F-15C 122nd FS from NAS New Orleans

                          122nd Fighter Squadron Louisiana ANG unit assigned to 159th Operation Group base in JRB Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana. They use to fly the mighty spooks F-4 Phantom before switching to the current F-15C. They bare the name Read More …

NAS Ft worth 10-26-2015 Part 1

Vipers and Lightnings! A great day indeed even though 10-26-2015 falls on a Monday.   I manage to get my buddy Andy Ngyuen and we are in the base by 2pm. Winds was out of the North and runway 36 was active …….. Here are the aircraft types we got on that day. Strike 1-1 and Read More …

9-11 KNFW Spotting

  This is not a typical Fri since it is 9-11 … my wingman Bill Havel came up to visit from Houston area for the upcoming Alliance Airshow for the Sat and Sun. That day happen to have an extraordinary traffic in NAS Ft worth ( JRB)  Bill caught lots of 457th FS SPads F-16 Read More …

Drill weekend 4-2015 Part IV Iraqi Vipers

                  Iraqi ordered a total of 36 F-16IQ . The F-16IQ as being reported have degraded “export” weapon system whereby they will not have the full capability of an actual F-16C Blk 52. Exactly what America is selling Iraq when it comes to arming their new F-16IQs Read More …