Ellington Field

Went by Ellington Field Friday evening after work and saw three F-16Cs and one F-16D, block 42 aircraft on the ramp from the Tulsa Air Guard.  Each was carrying a sniper pod which was pretty cool to see.  In talking to some of the guys who work there I found out that they were flying one to two sorties per day in our local air space.  I guess to hone their skills?

As I was checking out the Vipers, three Growlers from VAQ-129 Vikings flew right down the runway in a nice tight formation before doing a carrier break to land.  By then it was approaching dusk so I did all I could to try and capture some shots as they rolled down the runway.  After they taxied in I rushed over to where they were parked to try and get a few shots in before it got too dark.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get some good profile shots because they were parked in front of some civil aircraft which pretty much nixed that idea.  But, I was able to work around a few of the civil birds and get some nose shots which included some of the crew.  All in all it was a good visit.  Thanks for stopping by Houston.

Ellington 7-26-2013


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  1. Heh Bill nice set of Tulsa Vipers!especially love the light condition. VAQ 129 looks good with those folded wings….. not bad… on those panning shots