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El Centro Photocall 2012

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  Naval Air Facility El Centro provides a great training facility to active and reserve Navy Units. Marines use the base and its surrounding ranges throughout the year as well. The surrounding desert and the climate that comes with it create a perfect location for training aircrews. Since El Centro has no assigned aircraft to their base.  This gives us photographers a variety of aircraft to obtain a photo there were T-45s, EA-6 Prowlers, F/A-18 Super and Legacy Hornets, and there was a Marine Aerial Refueler from the Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) "Raiders"...Read More

PHXSpotters visit Los Angeles (LAX)

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  The spotting trip started like any other trip. An Idea, someone thought it would be a great idea for the group to head out to Los Angles (LAX) for the weekend. That is how this idea turned out to be the best spotters trip I have been involved with. We started a post in our forums and the next thing I knew there were members already announcing that they wanted to go. So let the planning begin; now it’s not the easiest thing to do. So day one, Jason Bong and Peter Van dyke and Jason Knapfel head down on Thursday morning on the first flight out to LAX. This was kind of special me since this was my first trip on a 757-200. I got to sit up front in 6C. I tried to get bumped to first class but that section was full...Read More

Luke Forward Campaign Played Key Role in Bringing New F-35 Mission to Luke Air Force Base

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LUKE FORWARD CAMPAIGN PLAYED KEY ROLE IN BRINGING NEW F-35 MISSION TO LUKE AIR FORCE BASE   Luke Forward article used with permission from the city of Glendale. Contact information pertaining this article can contact: Jerry McCoy/623-640-5745 PHXSpotters.com- Photorecon.net- Classicwarbirds.net are proud to supports the Luke Forward program. GLENDALE, Ariz. – After spending nearly three years building regional and statewide community support for the new F-35 mission at Luke Air Force Base, Luke Forward officials are thrilled with today’s announcement from the Department of Defense that the Glendale base will serve as the Air Force’s new F-35 training center. The Air Force’s decision to station 72 F-35s for the training of both U.S...Read More

Aviation Inflight Photography

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Have you ever flown on a commercial flight and wanted to capture an image outside the window. Images captured during flight can turn out to be some of the most detailed photos out there. Here are some tips for any photographer to use to capture some great photos. Get a window seat near the front of the plane. Go online and book your seat in advance. Some web-pages will show you were the seats are located. www.seatguru.com . Try to get a window seat in front of the wing. This works well on larger planes, smaller commercial planes reserve first-class and business class near the front. This area creates a smoother ride and you don't have the airplane wing to block your view Get your camera ready. Take your camera on the plane...Read More