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NAF El Centro Photocall November 2014

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NAF El Centro Photocall November 2014 By : Sean Moran EL Centro 3     Its November, the holidays are right around the corner which means the sights, sounds and smells of winter, holiday gatherings, just about anything you can think of flavored in pumpkin spice and ……… fighter jets on a military base??   Yes it was that magical time of year again where some of the best photographers around the region gather at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California to get an amazing opportunity to photograph the Navy’s air command up close and personal. This year the event fell on Thursday the 20th and I was given the chance to attend once again and take part in some amazing photography...Read More

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

USS Midway (CVN-41) Museum

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E-2 Hawkeye #1, Upper Deck

The Midway is one of three aircraft museums in San Diego, CA, I think it's not as wide known as the San Diego Air & Space Museum, it's a really nice one. Even though the aircraft collection might seem small, this museum is a lot more than aircraft. Most of the upper deck is occupied by more modern aircraft 50s and newer, including a T-2C Buckeye that is open for the public to occupy the pilot's seat (the navigator's seat is occupied by a dummy, unfortunately), and the collection includes some planes that are not as common in exhibition, such as a C-1A Trader and the E-2C Hawkeye. And the more known planes such as the F-18A (Aggressor paint), F-4, RA-5C, A-4, A-6, F-14, and helicopters such as the MH-60, a Sea King, a Kaman SH-2, and more...Read More

Davis-Monthan AFB Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Airshow

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Monthan AFB Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Airshow 2012

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By Colin Prenger

                Well by now my hearing has finally come back to me. I thought I lost it thanks to six Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 power plants idling. That was about the only negative aspect of the airshow (aside from the major sunburn), but it was completely worth the six hour wait for the United States Air Force Thunderbird demonstration squadron to perform. But first let’s get into detail about the other goodies that the show had to offer.

                It was quite the experience just arriving at the security gate, where several armed men with intimidating automatic weapons stared you down like a tractor beam...Read More