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Luke Air Force Base 2011 Airshow & Open House

By: Category: AirshowsEventsFriendsGlendaleGoodyearHelicoptersLukeMilitaryUncategorizedWarbird

For three days in March the sky was filled with Military and Civilian aircraft. Also on the list of performers were the United States Army Golden Knights and the Red Bull Skydiving Team.  There were spectators from across Arizona and many from across the country that were here to see the show. The event kicked off on Friday for base personnel and their family members. This allowed the base staff to have the day off and take the family to enjoy the show with out all of the visitors in attendance.   This also allowed for their children to be able to climb on the static displays without having to wait in line. On Friday I was able to get a nice photo opportunity with Tim Weber and his Extra 300s Aerobatic Aircraft (N94BJ)...Read More

Centennial of Naval Aviation Kicks Off in San Diego

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  The Centennial of Naval Aviation (CONA) Parade of Flight, held on February 12th 2011, will be what I judge all other aviation events against for a very long time.  It was the Kickoff event of the year-long celebration of 100 years of naval aviation.  The Parade of Flight featured more than 170 aircraft in the air and close to 75 more on the ground at NAS North Island.  It was largest fly-over of San Diego since the end of World War II, and it was billed as the first Parade of Flight there since 1932's exhibition in support of the Los Angeles Olympics...Read More

Visiting KLAS in Wintertime!

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Joe and Jason came to Las Vegas for a fun filled four days last week. They were here for the Red Flag Exercise out at Nellis AFB. On the Sunday preceding the Tuesday media day we all met out at KLAS for an afternoon of civilian airliner spotting. Joe lent me the Canon 50D with the 300mm f/4 and I managed to get some good images with it. This is a quick preview of an Alaska 737 about to flair over 25L. This is a long shot and I'm amazed at how clear it came out!!! Jason and Joe...when you coming back??Read More

Photographer Spotlight – Chris Pasley

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We here at Phxspotters are happy to announce our first Spotter Spotlight. We are happy to announce that Chris Pasley has been picked for our first monthly spotter spotlight. Chris Pasley was just a small child when he picked up his first Aviation Book of “Air War in Vietnam” and he could not get enough. He attended his first Air show in 1996 “El Toro”. Chris uses the Canon XS and a 300mm lens. Chris is cutting image of what a spotter should be. And Chris is always up for some good spotting. We are happy that he is a part of the team. We look forward to many more years of great photography. You can see more of Chris Pasley Aviation Photography here: Flickr account - Read More