Arizona Aviation Photography tagged posts

The First CO 762 To Be Retired to KGYR

By: Category: GoodyearUncategorized

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

End of Coolidge Fly-in Season 2011

By: Category: AntiqueEventsFriendsPHXRoad tripsSpecial paintUncategorized

A few weeks ago, when I got a message from Jason telling me about the Coolidge fly-in this Saturday, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go, part of me said yes, part of me said it's a bit of a long drive (Google said 3 hrs 20) for a morning event. Eventually I decided I was going no matter what and made sure I had Saturday free. I left for Coolidge around 5 AM (30 minutes late!) and thanks to the lack of traffic, made it to Coolidge around 7:45 (after getting slightly lost).
I had a completely different idea of the airport and the fly-in, first of all, the hangar is a massive WWII hangar that's still mostly original, and there's no fences. Yes, no fences...
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Spotting at (KIWA) Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

By: Category: FriendsRoad tripsUncategorizedWillie

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport was built in 1941 and opened as Williams Air Base.  It was used to train military pilots during World War II, and converted to training of jet pilots until the decision to close the base was made in 1991.  Prior to closing in 1993, growing traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport lead to the consideration of keeping the airport in operation for civilian use.  The airport was opened in 1994 as Williams Gateway airport, eventually being designated by the FAA as a “reliever” airport to address growing congestion at Sky Harbor. Today the airport is used for a multitude of purposes, and offers spotting opportunities unlike those available at the Valley’s largest airport – Sky Harbor...Read More

Terminal 2 Spotting location

By: Category: FriendsPHXSpecial paint

I thought I had all locations locked down until Saturday driving around I look and I see a Spotter. What is that employee parking? So I turn around and only to find out that its public parking. At only $4.00 a hour for parking that is the same as the rest. There was plenty of parking to choose from. I find a location and set up my equipment I only needed my 70-3oomm vr lens but I also tried my 18-105mm and it also worked brilliantly. With the sun to my back and the departures going west bound its going to make a wonderful setting. All departures and arrivals where using rwy26. Arrivals where also using 25R. I had a couple clouds in the sky but still the sun was a my back till 5ish till the sun went down. Here is a couple more examples of some of the Aircraft I able to capture...Read More