Category Military

Barry M. Goldwater Range Visit 4-10-2012

By: Category: LukeMilitaryRoad tripsUncategorized


On April 10th 2012, PHXSpotters members got a chance to visit the Barry M. Goldwater (BMGR). Back in February we had received our conformation on our tour date. Now it was time to get our members all set up and the member count sent into Ms. Teresa Walker. We all had time to get our cameras and lens all set. We would like to thank  www.LensProtoGo.comfor there outstanding customer service. We were all holding our breath and had our fingers crossed hoping that our tour would not get cancelled. Since tours are based solely on flight schedule. Monday afternoon, I received the news that our tour had been scheduled. We were to report at Range 1 at 1230pm. On the schedule for Tuesday we were going to see the 152nd FS and the 195th FS...

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Aviation Nation 2011

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryUncategorized

Finally. After 4 days of editing, I finished the processing last night.

Let me start by saying that this was my first time ever at Aviation Nation 2011, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that the afternoon light was going to be great for the static displays, and it was; unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the morning light, which made most of the morning performances backlit. After the show “officially” started, it was just pure epicness...

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The 64th AS Gets a New Camo Scheme

By: Category: AirshowsMilitarySpecial paintUncategorized

This is the first post about Aviation Nation 2011, I really feel like this deserves its own post.

One of my surprises at Aviation Nation this year was one of the Aggressors on static display, an F-16 in a white/black/gray arctic camo. I was promptly informed by Joe Kates (Photorecon) that it was a new scheme for the squadron and this was the first plane to be painted like that, having rolled out of the paint shop only 4 days before the show. This camo pattern is already in use in Alaska by the 18th AS, and it has finally made it to Nellis.

I was also informed by Billy Ellison, a member of our forum, that the 64th is also getting the blue pattern like the one also used by the 18th AS and the 65th AS, which flies the F-15s and is also based out of Nellis.

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