Category Goodyear

The First CO 762 To Be Retired to KGYR

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The first Continental 767-200 (N68155, 767-224ER, CN 30434) to retire from the new CO/UA fleet and was flown into Goodyear, Arizona (KGYR) today for storage. This aircraft was introduced into Continentals Fleet just over ten years ago and is the first 767-200 to retired from the fleet. Rumors are that is was bought by a Russian Carrier but that can not be confirmed. This aircraft has flown many miles spanning the globe and visiting such places as Zurich, Glasgow, Milan, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, and more.  But I know that this 767-200 will see the be up in the clouds real soon. Pictures by Jason Bong Read More

Luke Air Force Base 2011 Airshow & Open House

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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

2011 Luke Days Open House “Thunder in the Desert”

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Article Provided By: Jodi Jordan 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Logo provided By: Jodi Jordan 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 3/11/2011 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the Luke Days Open House March 19 and 20. The open house is two days of nonstop entertainment, but a few tips can help make the experience more pleasurable for guests. Traffic in the areas surrounding Luke Air Force Base will be heavy. There will be limited access between Camelback Road and Olive Avenue and between Reems Road and Arizona Loop 101. Gates open at 9 a.m. and flying begins at 10:45 a.m. both days...Read More

Wings of Blue hits the West Valley

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Today I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Wings Of Blue that were out in full force in Buckeye AZ. The Wings of Blue, is the parachuting unit at the United States Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team operates as the 98th Flying Training Squadron,306th Flying Training Group, Air Education and Training Command. Over the last several decades, the Wings of Blue has been one of the outstanding parachute units in the United States. Since 1967, cadets have dominated national intercollegiate parachuting, winning 21 national championships. They perform about 50 demonstrations each year, and have shown off their skills at the Copper Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and the Pro Bowl and most Air Force Falcons Football games...Read More