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Red Flag 15-1 Media Day

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryPhorocallsUncategorized


Red Flag, the famous advanced aerial combat training exercise, is held at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. The exercise is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, starting with exercise 15-1. The exercises are extremely realistic war games, and they give the U.S. and allied forces the opportunity to improve upon their skills and tactics and train towards future wars. These training exercises are based around what we, as a coalition, know about our adversaries at large. These adversarial tactics are then studied and fought against in real-life combat situations. These skills and tactics are then shared with the participants’ home units and squadrons. The end goal is to have the best skill set possible for real aerial combat situations.

As stated during the media day press conference, the main ...

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Frontier Airlines Flight 859 “Stu the Rabbit”

By: Category: EventsFly-inRoad tripsUncategorized


PHXSpotter member Billy Ellison who is a longtime fan of the Airbus A318 had the chance to take a ride on the last ever US airline to operate the A318. On August 5th 2013 Frontier Airlines held its last passenger revenue flight from Denver to Phoenix on “Stu The Rabbit” N803FR. Here is his report

While waiting to board flight 859 to Phoenix I had seen some more Airplane geeks waiting to board the flight. I step over to chit chat with them. Like me they were very excited to be on the last Frontier A318 flight. As the flight crew got to the gate area I asked the Captain if he would mind if I took some photos of the crew and cockpit when we landed in Phoenix. I had explained to the flight crew that this will be the last time the Airbus 318 would depart Denver.

Finally the time came ...

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2nd Annual LAX Spotters Weekend

By: Category: PhorocallsRoad tripsSpotting

China Airlines

The weekend of June 1st will see Los Angeles International Airport play host to, what is an ever increasing, group of aviation and photography enthusiasts also known as “Spotters”, for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend chocked full of photography opportunities of the world’s leading airlines that operate in and out of LAX.

Originally started a few years ago by PHXSpotters, this event has ever increasingly become popular due to the numerous spots for photography (not to mention Helicopter overflights!!!), and the large variety of aircraft and airlines that fly here.  This year’s event is being coordinated in tandem with PHXSpotters and the offshoot organization “LAXSpotters”

This event is open to all aviation enthusiasts and photographers to come meet new people, reco...

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