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Shooting "Hawgs" at KBMQ
(Photo Credit: D. Rogers)

Last updated: 03-May-2023

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A-10, AH-64, F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-22, H-46, Hawk, P-8, T-38, T-50

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This is a collection of military aviation images taken over the years through my various and reliable Canon camera systems.

Aircraft models are organized using bookmarks in the order of the latest designation from A to Y such as A-1 to YRF-4C.  Click on a bookmark and it will get you to that grouping quicker.  To get back to the list bookmarks, click the 'back' button on your brower.  Otherwise, you can scroll down to see them all, A through Y!


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y

Meet my favorite lens:  Canon EF 100-400mm MkII f/4.5-5.6L IS

(Photo Credit: Master Sgt. M. McGovern / USAF)



Able Dog -4 belonging to the Fighter Factory

AD-4N/A-1D belonging to the Vietnam War Flight Museum representing Spads flying "Sandy" missions from 602nd SOS

Warbird Heritage Foundation's A-1 representing the 6th SOS from Pleiku AB, Vietnam

Armée de l' Air AD-4NA Skyraider

"Naked Fanny" Spad

Run, Charlie, run!


TA-4F Skyhawk - MCAS Yuma, AZ - Jan 1990 training exercise

Draken A-4K

Ed Heinemann's Hot Rod!

Collings Foundation's Skyhawk - USMC H&MS 11 TA-4F

A-4N N164EM participating at Red Flag 19-2

Replica of the only US Navy Mig Killer Skyhawk: A-4C BuNo 148609 belonging to VA-76 in 1967


Grumman A-6 Intruder


USAF A-7D Corsair II - Ohio ANG

US Navy A-7E Corsair II

A-7D cockpit


Still banking on the Warthog

Still the best CAS and "Sandy" platform - 122d Fighter Wing from Fort Wayne, Indiana

Warthog maintenance under the sun at Davis Monthan AFB

A Warthog smile

Spangdahlem's Warthog

Wave to the camera!

S/N 81-994 Warthog from the 107th FS celebrating 100th anniversary of Selfridge Air Base - 2017

S/N 81-994 displays Middle East kill markings including the most expensive hamburger meat!

442d Fighter Wing Warthog

S/N 80-275 with WWII P-51 style retro paint scheme

422d TES A-10 from Nellis AFB

A-10 from the 66th Weapon Squadron at Nellis AFB

Blacksnakes' A-10

S/N 79-199 with a fresh paint job on test duty at Nellis AFB

S/N 80-177 during Red Flag 21-1 exercise

A-10 returning from a night training mission at Nellis AFB

USAF A-10 Demo Team's livery since 2021 airshow season

The Warthog wears the SE Asia camouflage well!

Blacksnake in the pit

47th FS "Dogpatchers" Warthog

A well-worn Hawg, S/N 80-149, heading into retirement with a stop at KEFD in April 2023


Kelly Johnson's masterpiece: Lockheed A-12 S/N 60-6940 later converted to M-21 launching platform for the D-21

Head-on shot of the Lockheed A-12 at the National Museum of the USAF


Cessna A-37B Dragonfly


FAA registry: NX8280K...A Nakajima-built Zero with a Pratt & Whitney engine


Belgian Air Force A109 Power

A109 dispensing flares



Atlas with RAF 100-year anniversary livery


Austrian Air Force AB-212

Italian Air Force AB-212

AB-212 from 21° Gruppo at NTM 2017

AB-212 from 21° Gruppo at NTM 2018

AB-212 from Croatian Special Police




Cobra's business end

Sky Soldiers Cobra Team

Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra

Bell AH-1Z Viper

USMC Viper from VMX-1

HMLA-733 "Red Dogs" Viper


US Army Apache

Texas Army National Guard Apache - Ellington Field JRB

Apache stare down

Dispensing flares in the dark with style

Dutch Apache

Dutch AH-64D Apache

US Army Apache painted by later afternoon sunset

Alpha Jet

Dassault/Dornier jet trainer

Armée de l'Air Alpha Jet

Red Bull Alpha Jet

French Alphajet Solo Display

Patrouille de France

...Five Six Seven Eight...

It's time to loop down!

...and a One Two Three Four...

Let's go head-to-head!

Keeping up with the right turn

The V-formation!

A colorful display against the setting sun...

...some fancy flying

Vive la France!



US Navy Martin AM-1 Mauler


Antonov An-2 "Colt" operated by the US Army Threat Systems Management Office - 2005


Hungarian AF Antonov An-26 "Curl"


Flying through the Swiss Alps

Swiss Air Force Super Puma

In between the rocky peaks of the Alps

On the brighter side of a golden sunset


Air Tractor's Longsword was proposed for the USAF OA-X program


USMC Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier

Royal Navy T4 Harrier variant

VMA-513 "Flying Nightmares" AV-8B at Norton AFB in 1989

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B of VMAT-203, MCAS Cherry Point

AV-8B from VMA-311

AV-8B banking against the canyon wall through the Jedi Transition

A Blacksheep Harrier II takeoff - VMA-214

Harrier II vertical landing

Quenching the thirst of a Harrier


Lancer in action - 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB

Variable-sweep wing bomber

Rockwell B-1B full afterburner takeoff

Demonstrating afterburner power

B-1B, S/N 85-083, from Ellsworth AFB participating at Red Flag 21-1

A different view of the B-1B

Night sortie with full afterburner takeoff at Red Flag 21-1

Simply "Bone"

A rare "OT" B-1B

Late afternoon sortie from Dyess AFB


Northrop B-2A - Spirit of New York

Spirit of Indiana - B-2A, S/N 82-1069, operated by the 393d Bomb Squadron from Whiteman AFB

A B-2A launching at 17:57 local time during Red Flag 21-1

Spirit of California, S/N 88-0330

Spirit of Alaska, S/N 90-0040

Spirit of Florida, S/N 92-0700

Spirit of Nebraska, S/N 89-0128


Flying Fortresses

Thunder Bird from 3 o'clock low

Sentimental Journey

Texas Raiders

Awating a sunset flight

Yankee Lady

Sally B

Fully restored "Memphis Belle" at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio


"Diamond Lil" Liberator

"Ol' 927" Liberator

A very rare B-24A with open-air tail gunner station


Maid In The Shade

Devil Dog

Shiny Panchito

Betty's Dream

B-25J Mitchell of the Netherland East Indies Air Force

Red Bull Mitchell

Photo Fanny

Yankee Warrior

A Mitchell silhouette against a desert sunset

Show Me!

Miss Mitchell



TB-26C trainer

Douglas Invader

B-26C Invader

B-26 "Short Stuff" landing at Wings Over Houston 2021



FiFi - One of two airworthy Superfortresses in the world

B-29A Superfortress with P-51D escort fighters

Superfortress flanked by Tigercat

For the many future generations to appreciate

Shiny 'Doc', the second airworthy B-29A

A clear frontal view from the bombardier seat

Let's go flying!

Late afternoon departure of Doc with KEFD runway reflecting from the fuselage

A golden-hour landing of a Superfortress


North American B-45 Tornado


A preserved RB-47 Stratojet derivative at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio


Still alert, still ready...


Barksdale's BUFFs

An evening launch out of Nellis AFB

Launching toward the sun at the golden hours

60+ years of service but who is counting



A Vietnam War veteran, B-57B S/N 52-1499 was converted to EB-57B serving with the Vermont ANG


Convair B-58A Hustler

Bendix Trophy winner Hustler, S/N 59-2458, setting LA-NY-LA speed record on 06-Mar-1962

The M61 cannon protruding from the tail end of the Hustler


Aero Spacelines Super Guppy developed for the Saturn program

On landing approach to KEFD

Generating vortices on a humid day at KEFD

Sole survivor N941NA operated by NASA


A Nord-built Model 1002 Messerschmitt BF-108


JASDF Kawasaki C-2 heavy transport



Lackland AFB C-5A

C-5M Super Galaxy on a late afternoon sortie

A Super Galaxy Sunset

C-5M from the 337th Airlift Squadron

Super Galaxy lifting off from Dover AFB


C-7A Caribou

Rugged "Bush" aircraft of the US Army


US Army C-12U Huron



C-17A 97th AMW, Altus AFB

C-17A HALO delivery

Against the backdrop of Nellis AFB

UAE Air Force C-17A

A better look at the upper side of the Moose

C-17A from Dover AFB



Alenia Spartan going ballistic at 2015 Paris Airshow

Slovak Air Force C-27J

US Coast Guard C-27J Spartan

Short-lived USAF C-27A



US Army


US Navy C-40A of VR-59 at JRB Fort Worth


Airborne assault

Curtiss C-46 Commando



Bluebonnet Belle (RIP) shining in the sun

USAF Skytrain

Dakota with D-Day invasion stripes


A "Spooky" paint scheme

"Willa Dean" C-47 from Lyon Air Museum

"That's All...Brother" - The lead C-47 on D-Day invasion


Patrulla Águila - Upside-down solo

Straight down in formation

Tight it up!

Stealing a solo moment

Let's split up!


Steady flying either upside down or rightside up

Going right at each other

Showing the Spanish colors


"Whiskey-7" Super Hercules from the 86th Airlift Wing remembering the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019

RATO - Getting a boost!

Belgian Air Force Hercules generating vortices

Austrian Air Force C-130K

High Rollers Hercules of the Nevada AG

Fat Albert

USMC KC-130J from VMGR-352

Danish AF C-130

Texas ANG C-130


Hercules vs. Typhoons

The new "Fat Albert" C-130J

C-130J from the Rhode Island ANG


Armée de l'Air Transall transport


Casa C-295M in service with the Polish Air Force


Embraer's second prototype designated as KC-390 (PT-ZNJ) debuting at the 2017 Paris Airshow


Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang


Canberra operated by the Luftwaffe


A new CH-47F on display at the 2019 Paris Airshow

JASDF Chinook


Sirkorsky Sea Stallion

USMC CH-53E from HMH-462


Sirkorski CH-54 Tarhe



Nanchang CJ-6A


Luftwaffe Magister

Fouga Magister on landing approach at Zeltweg Airpower 2016

Fouga Magister at the 2017 Paris Airshow


Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora


Canadiar CT-114 Tutor

RCAF Snowbirds

Performing the barrel roll against each other

Three-ship trail formation

The Condor formation

The Eagle formation

Four-ship Inverted Split formation

Double-diamond formation

Downward Burst formation

One-on-one encounter

Two-on-two encounter

Conntecting at the bottom of the heart loop

Big Vic formation


Fighter Factory's Mosquito

One of a kind...de Havilland's wooden wonder


De Havilland Vampire

RAF Vampire

Black Vampire racer at Reno Air Race




Grumman Hawkeye

French Navy E-2C at NTM 2016

French Navy E-2C participating in NTM 2017



Sentry operated by the French Air Force

Displaying 20 years of service with the French Air Force at the 2011 Paris Airshow

NATO Sentry

USAF E-3 Sentry

E-3G Sentry, S/N 77-0356, at Red Flag 21-1


US Navy E-6B Mercury


Jamming Prowler

Grumman EA-6B Prowler - VMAQ-2 Cherry Point MCAS

Prowler at MCAS El Toro in 1989


Jamming Growler

VX-31's Boeing EA-18G Growler banking through the Jedi Transition

VAQ-134 "Garudas" Growlers

VAQ-133 "Wizards" Growler

VAQ-132 "Scorpions" Growler

VAQ-138 "Yellow Jackets" Growler

VAQ-131 "Lancers" Growler

Growler during a night launch in full afterburner

VAQ-209 "Vader" of the "Star Warriors" Growlers

Two-ship departure from Nellis AFB

VAQ-129 "Vikings" EA-18G


43d ECS Compass Call - They'll be "jamming"!

Taking off during the golden hours


EC 135

Croatia Law Enforcement EC135

EC 665

Eurocopter Tiger

Tiger!  Tiger!

French Tiger from 5 RHC ALAT at NTM 2017


A multinational Typhoon at the 2001 Paris Airshow

Italian Air ForceTyphoon

Stressing the wings with the high-G turn

Typhoon on final approach

German Air Force "Cyber Tiger" Typhoon

Spanish Air Force "We Are Back!" Tiger

Luftwaffe Typhoon

Austrian Air Force Typhoon

Celebrating 60 years of the Luftwaffe in 2016

Italian Typhoon 36-32

Barvarian "Ghost Tiger" at NTM 2018

Spanish Air Force Tiger 14-31 at NTM 2018

Italian Tiger 36-40 at NTM 2018

Spanish Typhoon touching down at 31st Air Base in Poland

Arrival of the Typhoons

Typhoon formation at NTM 2018

One way to slow down a Typhoon

Royal Air Force Typhoon screams in full afterburner


Etendard IV M

Super Etendard


Extra 300

Extra 330LX variant operated by the Royal Jordanian Falcons

Royal Jordanian Falcons display team at Kleine Brogel AB in 2019


North American Aviation F-1E Fury

F-2 (McDonnell)

McDonnell F-2D Banshee

Photo-reconnaissance variant of the Banshee

F-2 (Mitsubishi)

JASDF F-2A "Viper Zero"


A rare Goodyear F2G-1 "Super Corsair"


McDonnell F-3B Demon

MF-3B Demon at the National Naval Aviation Museum



McDonnell Douglas Phantom II...Still "Phabulous" after all these years!

A roaring takeoff representing Col. Robin Olds' Mig Killer Phantom S/N 63-7680

It's not Hugh Hefner's... VX-4 Evaluators F-4S

Michigan ANG F-4C S/N 63-7412

Captain Steve Ritchie and Captain Chuck DeBellevue's replica F-4D based at KEFD

Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II - 20th FS, 49th FW - Routine maintenance at Holloman AFB

QF-4G awaiting the phinal sunset

A shiny QF-4N at NAS Point Mugu in 1988

Turkish AF F-4E at SIAF 2018 commemorating 60 years of the Phantom II

JASDF F-4EJ at Hyakuri AB, December 2019

A pair of F-4EJ on an early morning sortie

JASDF 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron marking the end of the Phantom era

Phantom pharewell tour at Nellis' Aviation Nation 2016

Standing proud against the next generation fighters

QF-4s phinal phlight line on 21-Dec-2016 at Holloman AFB

QF-4E S/N 73-167 on standby

QF-4E S/N 74-625 on standby

Counting the butterflies before the phinal departure

QF-4E awaiting the phinal preflight check

Let's do this!

I am in!

I am right behind!

Let's rock and roll!

QF-4s getting ready for phinal sortie

A phinal look at the six

Two QF-4Es leading the phinal takeoff

Still the meanest looking jet with the shark mouth!

Bright orange tips of the QF-4E S/N 74-043 stand out against the gray sky

Lt Col Ronald "Elvis" King's QF-4E S/N 74-638 performing for the last time

Lt Col (Ret) Jim "WAM" Harkins' QF-4E S/N 74-643 ripping through sky at Holloman AFB

QF-4E S/N 74-645 banking for a sharp look at the crowd

Phinal phlight formation of QF-4E Phantoms

One last afterburner run

QF-4E S/N 74-638 on final landing over looking the QF-16 successor

The phinal salute for 58 phabulous years of service with the US military since the maiden flight.  That's all!

The phinal destination for most Phantoms...AMARC



Grumman Wildcat!

Eastern Aircraft Division FM-2 in the Royal Navy Martlet livery

GM-built FM-2 Wildcat


Corsair catching the rising sun

All tucked up

The perfect profile

Fighter Factory's Corsair

Red Bull Corsair

Aiming for the moon but missed it by that much!

A Goodyear-built FG-1D Corsair


Moosa Aswayita RCAF 419 Sqn CF-5A participating in training exercise at MCAS Yuma - Jan 1990

Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter

Canadair-built CF-5D

F-5E Tiger II, VFC-13 NAS Fallon in 1998

Northrop F-5F Tiger II

USN Adversary Tigers

AF-07 Adversary

Swiss Air Force F-5N at Kleine Brogel AB in 2015

Swiss Air Force F-5N at Zeltweg, Austria - 2016

US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-13 at NAS Fallon in 2018

US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-01

US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-03

US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-06

VFC-13 F-5N pre-flight checks

VFC-13 F-5N taking off at KIWA

VFC-13 F-5N rolling down the runway at NAS El Centro in March 2019

F-5N against the beautiful sunset in Yuma, AZ

USMC VMFT-401 F-5N from MCAS Yuma

VMFT-401 F-5N Adversary LS-07

USMC VMFT-401 Snipers

Patrouille Suisse

Leader of the pack

Time to go!

Stacking it tight!

Showing off the mirror image

Lighting up the sky with flares

Is someone going the wrong way?

Cutting throught the sky like a Swiss knife!

Raw afterburner power!!


Douglas F-6A Skyray

Skyray at the National Naval Aviation Museum


Grumman Hellcat


Grumman Tigercat - "Here Kitty Kitty!"


Vought Cutlass

The unique design of the Cutlass


Vought F-8B Crusader


Grumman Bearcat

Midnight blue Bearcat

Bearcat against a sunset sky of Yuma, Arizona



Grumman TAF-9J Cougar

Cougar in classic Sea Blue paint scheme


Grumman USMC F9F-4 Panther


Douglas F-10 Skyknight


Grumman F-11 Tiger


Anytime, Baby...!

Tomcat Heaven - NAS Miramar, 1990

Tomcat Tomcat Tomcat!

VF-211 Tomcat - NAS Miramar

A colorful VF-124 Tomcat

Tomcats at Fightertown USA

VF-114 Tomcat

VX-9 Tomcat preparing to launch at NAS Pt. Mugu

VF-101 F-14D Tomcat

Ripping it...

...like an arrow!


Vintage 1st TFW F-15A, S/N 74-114, at Selfridge AFB in 1981

F-15C Eagle, S/N 85-102...Three aerial kills from Gulf War I

McDonnell Douglas F-15C

1st FW F-15C Eagle

1:1 thrust-to-weight takeoff power - 433d WS F-15C Eagle

159th FW "Bayou Militia" F-15C Eagle

California ANG 144th FW F-15C from Fresno

Florida ANG 125th FW F-15C at KJAX

USAF F-15D Eagle

Dispensing flares

F-15E Strike Eagle tearing through the sky

4th FW F-15E Strike Eagle...with the WSO performing old-school reconnaissance!

Strike Eagle at Nellis AFB

Strike Eagle lighting up the sky

Strike Eagle in afterburner takeoff at Red Flag 21-1

Night sortie in full afterburner

F-15SG from Republic of Singapore Air Force participating in Red Flag 19-2

The latest derivative F-15SA operated by Royal Saudi Air Force at Red Flag 19-2

JASDF F-15J taking off in full afterburner at Hyakuri AB

Last appearance of an F-15C from the 67th FS at the 2023 Avalon Airshow before being retired

Vintage F-15A cockpit


F-16A early morning sortie out of Tucson

F-16C of 421st FS

F-16AM Fighting Falcon with Mid-Life Update


Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16BM

Full afterburner takeoff at Nellis AFB - 64th AGRS F-16C

UAE F-16F in training with USAF ANG in 2006

UAE F-16E at Red Flag 19-2

55th FS F-16D Fighting Falcon

F-16C pulling a lot of G's!

149th FW, 182d FS Lone Star Gunfighters' F-16C

Raw afterburner power of Belgian Air Force F-16AM

Portugese Air Force Fighting Falcon

Belgian Air Force F-16AM at NTM 2016

Greek Air Force F-16C

Polish Air Force F-16C

Turkish Air Force F-16C

Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16AM at NATO Tiger Meet 2017

Belgian Air Force F-16AM at NTM 2017

Aggressor F-16C S/N 85-418

79th FS F-16D in Tiger scheme

F-16AM in full afterburner

F-16AM lighting up the night sky

F-16C Block 50D of 20th FW

USAF QF-16C Air Superiority Target Drone

USAF F-16C Aggressor

USAF F-16C S/N 86-283

112th FS F-16C, Ohio ANG

RNAF Tiger F-16BM at NTM 2018

Belgian AF Tiger F-16AM at NTM 2018

Polish AF F-16D

Greek AF Tiger F-16D at NTM 2018

Belgian AF F-16AM formation

Dark Falcon piloted by Vador

Danish AF Fighting Falcon

Dutch AF F-16AM in training with USAF Arizona ANG participating at Red Flag 19-2

Nellis Agressor F-16C S/N 87-267

Nellis Agressor F-16C S/N 86-272

Belgian Air Force F-16AMs celebrate 75th anniversary of D-Day at Kleine-Brogel AB

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16BM celebrates 75th anniversary of D-Day

457th FS "Spads" F-16C in the new Have Glass V paint scheme

301st FW, 457th FS F-16C at Fort Worth JRB

Arizona ANG, 195th FS "Warhawks" F-16D

Morning sortie out of KTUS

Warhawks F-16C

"Venom"...USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team

"Swamp Fox" F-16D Viper

64th FS Aggressor "Wraith" F-16C

New Jersey ANG F-16C "Jersey Devils" from the 177th FW

Ex-Vermont ANG "The Green Mountain Boys" F-16C participating in Red Flag 21-1

A "Lone Star Gunfighters" Viper in Have Glass V paint scheme

Either it is a weight saving measure or they ran out of paint for the R/H wing

Rock on!

...and keep on rocking!

Tiger Tiger!  All for freedom

"Makos" Viper of the 93rd FS from Homestead AFB

F-16V upgraded from F-16A for the ROCAF with superimposed US markings

Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16D based at Luke AFB

152d FS of the Arizona ANG "Los Vaqueros" F-16C

F-16D of the Oklahoma ANG on an early morning sortie out of KEFD

USAF Thunderbirds

We got your diamond!

Pulling a few G's here...

Stack it up!

Reflection Pass...is that close enough?

Delta formation under the cloud deck

Going head-to head

The crossover break

Right Wing Maj. Caroline Jensen

Scramble for final check before takeoff

After a homecoming show at Nellis AFB

Diamond formation and a video chase plane during an afternoon show at Wings Over Houston 2021




VFA-204 F/A-18A+ Hornet

Adversary Hornets

VMFA-112 F/A-18A++

VFA-122 F/A-18C Hornet blasting through the sky

F/A-18C Hornet

F/A-18C of the Gladiators

USMC F/A-18D Hornet of VFMA(AW)-533

Swiss Hornets emerging from the Meiringen cavern

Staffel 11 "011" Hornet - 2008

Staffel 11 "011" Hornet - 2015

Staffel 11 "011" Hornet - 2016

Late October afternoon sortie from Meiringen

Spanish Air Force Ala 15 EF-18AM

Ala 15 EF-18BM

Ala 15 EF-18AM wearing NATO Tiger Meet 2016 scheme

Staffel 11 Swiss AF Hornet breaking though the scene

Spanish Air Force EF-18AM landing at Zeltweg

Transonic Hornet

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet leaping into the air at CWF

RCAF CF-18 celebrating Canada 150

Swiss AF F/A-18C at NTM 2018

panish AF Hornet at Belgian AF Days 2018

Swiss AF F/A-18C burning and turning

VMFA-314 Black Knights' F/A-18C flying through Jedi Transition

USMC FA-18C from VMFAT-101 based at MCAS Miramar

VMFA(AW)-533 Hornet approaching Nellis AFB

VMFA-115 Hornet at Red Flag 21-3

VFA-204's "Tactical" livery

Legacy Hornet can still turn and burn with the best of them 40+ years later!

RCAF CF-18A 2021 demonstration team

RCAF CF-18A 2022 demonstration team

USN Blue Angels (1986-2020)

Let's put on a show today!

Let's smoke it up!

Fortus formation - You look marvelous!

Double Farvel

Solo show!

Missing it by that much!

Let's try again from a different perspective!

Diamond - Now that's tight!

Echelon Parade

Delta Breakout

"Fly Navy 100 Years" special marking in 2011

Lucky #7

Spare Blue Angels just in case there is a need for two #7 aircraft to fly in formation

2020 COVID-19 flyover in Katy, Texas

Super Hornet

USN F/A-18E Super Hornet

VFA-14 F/A-18E screaming through the blue sky at Salute To Veterans Air Show

"Tophatters" - The Oldest and The Boldest!

Pukin Dogs F/A-18E Rhino

VFA-32 F/A-18F Super Hornet

Wings up!

VFA-106 Super Hornet on approach at NAS Oceana

Super Hornet climbing out of Death Valley, California

Stingers' F/A-18E flying through the Jedi Transition in Death Valley

Yanking and banking the F/A-18F low and fast through the Jedi Transition

Showing the two speed brakes of the Super Hornet

Landing approach against the blue sky at KEFD

Not bad...but could use a little more speed!

VFA-122 stopping in for gas at KEFD

VFA-122's CAG bird "We Train The Fleet" F/A-18F Super Hornet

VFA-154 CAG bird at NAF El Centro

VFA-213 "Blacklions" assigned to the newly operational USS Gerald R. Ford

F/A-18F missing the refueling probe fairing panel but it's OK!

Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet at the Avalon Airshow 2023

USN Blue Angels (2021 and beyond)

A tight Diamond formation

...very tight!

The Vertical Break formation

Showing off the massive LERX of the Super Hornet

The Echelon Parade formation

Diamond dirty loop

Double Farvel formation

Fleur de Lis

High Alpha pass

Fortus formation

Just passing by...

Delta Breakout

Almost a sonic boom!

Fly Navy!

Delta Pitch Up Break for landing


Nellis' F-22A Raptor - 433d WS

I am stealthy...Can you see me?

Stealthy and deadly...

Let's "see" how fast I can fly today...43d FS F-22A

Definitely awesome in full afterburner!

Where is my stealthy parking space?

F-22A against a clear blue sky

Obscured by the power!

F-22A on approach to land at Nellis AFB

F-22A on approach at KEFD

F-22A from 525th FS "The Bulldogs" roaring off from Nellis AFB during Red Flag 21-1

A Bulldog lining up on 03L for a landing at Nellis AFB

1st FW F-22A participating at Red Flag 21-1

Nothing to show here...but don't mess with me!

1st FW back at Red Flag 21-3

Letting it rip during the golden hours at Wings Over Houston 2021

Turn and burn!

Coming in fast and low at Nellis AFB

A flaring takeoff

Pretending to dodge an incoming threat



F-35A Variant

F-35A of the 61st FS from Luke AFB

34th FS F-35A from Hill AFB on landing approach at LBG during Paris Air Show debut in 2017

USAF F-35A Lightning II

The raw afterburner power of an F-35A

F-35A from 422d TES based at Nellis AFB

F-35A with external hard points on a late evening sortie during Red Flag 19-2

When the Lightnings strike...

F-35A S/N 18-5415 originally destined for Turkish Air Force

F-35A high-speed low-altitude pass over KEFD

F-35A on approach at KEFD

Brand new F-35A on a test flight at KNFW

Belly shot of an F-35A on final bank before landing

F-35A taking off from Nellis AFB during a night sortie

Green Mountain Boys from Vermont is the first ANG unit to operate the F-35A

Showing off the speed at low level flying

Fat Amy flanked by Mirage F1 landing at Luke AFB

RNoAF F-35A on training mission at Luke AFB

Royal Danish Air Force F-35A

RNAF F-35A on approach to Luke AFB during the twilight moonrise

65th Aggressor Squadron F-35A, Nellis AFB

Sporting an AIM-9X Sidewinder on the R/H wing

F-35B Variant

F-35B STOVL variant

The Transformer F-35B from VMFA-122 at MCAS Yuma

USMC F-35B Lightning II - MCAS Beaufort's Gen-5 Fighter from VMFAT-501

Tell me I am not worth it!

VFMA-211 F-35B with kill markings from the 2018 deployment in Afghanistan aboard USS Essex

F-35B in vertical landing configuration

Check out my behind!

F-35B operation in the dark of the night

New F-35B on first test flight flanked by an F-35A at NAS Fort Worth JRB

MAG-13 VMFA-211 "Wake Island Avengers" F-35B

F-35C Variant

F-35C showing a hungry belly

VFA-125 'Rough Raiders' F-35C

Gengerating the vapor trails

Going at it in afterburner

Almost achieved the vapor cone!

The massive wings and horizontal stabilizers compared to the F-35A and F-35B siblings

Travelling fast enough to generate some vapor along the trailing edge of the wings

Folded wings required by the US Navy to operate on carriers


A Korean War veteran Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star

The one and only P-80R of the Shooting Star family built to break the speed record in 1947!


First of the F-84 family - Republic F-84E Thunderjet

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

F-84F operated by the RNAF



Sabre on the loose

Three of a kind

One of a kind

North American Aviation F-86F Sabre

51st FIW F-86F Sabre

Jolley Roger Sabre

US Navy QF-86F belonging to the PMTC

James "Jabby" Jabara's F-86

The skeleton of an F-86H

F-86L Sabre Dog

'Dennis the Menace' F-86D Sabre Dog

Sabre taking off from KUGN



Northrop F-89J Scorpion

A better example of a Scorpion at the National Museum of the USAF



Lockheed F-94C Starfire


F-100D Super Sabre, S/N 55-3754, flown with the USAF Thunderbirds

North American F-100F Super Sabre!

Misty 1 reflecting the sunrise honoring Col. Bud Day - 309th TFS, 31st TFW

One of the few airworthy Super Sabres remaining


McDonnell F-101B Voodoo from the 147th Fighter Intercept Group - 1978/1980 William Tell Champions 


Convair F-102A Delta Dagger



Starfighters Aerospace F-104G


Roaring takeoff of the Starfighters

USAF Starfighter

RNAF Starfighter



Virginia ANG Republic F-105D Thunderchief

Georgia ANG Wild Weasel 
F-105G, S/N 62-4439


Convair F-106 Delta Dart belonging to the Florida ANG in 1981


North American F-107A prototype, technically a YF-107...It may have been known as the Ultra Sabre

An interesting design on its own with the dorsal-mounted inlet


27th TFW F-111D from Cannon AFB

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark


The original stealth fighter:  Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk from 49th FW, 8th FS

Gen1 and Gen2 stealth airplanes:  Nighthawk and Spirit

Nighthawk and its shadow


French Navy Dassault Falcon 10M

Royal Norwegian Air Force Falcon 20


Also known as "Aardvark" , USAF FB-111A, S/N 68-0258, getting ready for a sortie in 1991

FB-111A side-by-side cockpit

Strategic Air Command FB-111A, S/N 67-0163, "Whispering Death" in 1981


The original Phantom...McDonnell FH-1


Soko Galeb of the former Yugoslav Air Force

"Wildest Dreams" Galeb


Designed and built by Fiat


Fairey Gannet operated by Marineflieger



US Army UH-1B Iroquois

UH-1D in action: Vietnam

West Germany Federal Border Guard UH-1D

HH-1N Iroquois used by USN and USMC for the SAR missions

USMC UH-1Y Venom

The toxic Venom


HH-46E SAR Sea Knight "Pedro 01" at MCAS Cherry Point in 2015

Pedro playing leap Phrog as N7678F belonging to the NUSAFM

A Phrog landing

Phrog-eye view

NUSAFM CH-46 Sea Knight ready to take off

All clear!

And off she goes!


USAF combat search and rescue - Another day at the office

Sirkorsky HH-60 Pavehawk at Nellis AFB

US Navy SH-60 Seahawk at NAS Fallon

Austrian Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk

Slovak Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk

MH-60 Seahawk from US Navy HSC-2

US Army UH-60 Blackhawk

US Army HH-60 Medevac Blackhawk

JASDF UH-60J completing SAR training mission

FAA Registered N160AQ Blackhawk

Medevac Blackhawk at KSFN

Pavehawk on a blood-red sunset sky at Nellis AFB during Red Flag 21-1



Hawk 67 operated by RAVN at KEFD

T1 - RAF Red Arrows

Hawk T1 - A little brighter red would be better!

Up and away!

Flying circles around the diamond formation

Punching through against the grain

Going solo showing off the red white and blue!

Painted by the sunset

Making it look convincing

The split


BAE System T2

Could be more than just a jet trainer


USCG HC-144B Ocean Sentry


USAF Piasecki HH-21 Work Horse


USCG Sirkorsky Seaguard



RNAF Hunter



Turkish Aerospace Industries' first trainer/attack platform


A Hurricane landing

Hawker's contribution to the Battle of Britain


Ilyushin Il-28 (NATO code name: Beagle)


Chinese-built Mig-19 designated as Shenyang J-6 (NATO code name: Farmer)

J-6 variant: Dong Feng DF-102


Shenyang J-8E (NATO code name: Finback-A)


Armée de l'Air Jaguar



Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder


Nice and easy landing

Junkers Tante Ju


Kamov Alligator


McDonnell Douglas Extender


Boeing Pegasus - the next generation tanker

Pegasus sortie into the setting sun out of Nellis AFB



Stratotanker - 65+ years of air refueling services

The boom is lowered and ready to give...

Maine ANG KC-135

Night sortie out of Nellis AFB during Red Flag 21-1

KC-135 from McDill AFB

KC-135 from Illinois ANG on approach at Nellis AFB during Red Flag 21-1


Colombian Air Force KC-767-200 "Jupiter" MMTT


Royal Netherlands Air Force aerial tanker converted from a commercial DC-10-30


eronca L-3 Grasshoper


Vintage World War II Piper Grasshopper


Stinson L-5E


American Bald Eagle Aero L-29

USSR Delfin (NATO code name: Maya)

A 1965-built L-29



Albatros leads Strikemaster

Slovak Air Force L-39 sortie in the rain

L-39C operated by Jet Warbird Training Center

A two-ship formation takeoff

Black Diamonds

Black Diamond formation

We too can fly like the Thunderbirds!

Can the Blue Angels do this?

Breitling Jet Team

More than just watches...

It's getting dark, let's turn on the lights

Adding a little flare to the show


Czech out the Aero Alca!

Draken International's L-159

L-159 at Red Flag 19-2

Honey Badger in a desert camouflage


Let L-410 of the Czech Air Force


RAF F.2A at Gatow Luftwaffe Museum


PZL Skytruck of the Polish Air Force


Draken International's MB-339CB

FAA registered N334EM participating at 2017 NATO Tiger Meet

Frecce Tricolori

Is this colorful enough?


Straight forward formation flying

The solo guy is losing it!

Splitting up is easy!

Orchestrated manuever in the dark

A beautiful Airpower 2016 performance at Zeltweg

Doing it the Italian way...


Alenia Aermacchi Master jet trainer


Lockheed MC-130J Commando II


Komet is the first of its kind rocket-powered interceptor


Made in the USA!  Messerschmitt Schwalbe 'B' - the first reproduction by 
Me 262 Project

Me-262A at Zeltweg Airpower 2016


Royal Navy's Augusta Westland Merlin HM1


Gloster Meteor operated by Royal Netherlands Air Force


USCG Dolphin

USCG Corpus Christi



Czech Air Force Hip

Croatian Air Force KFOR Hip

Czech Air Force Hip at Sliac AB



Bulgarian Hind

Czech Air Force Hind

Czech Air Force Mi-35/24V Alien Tiger

Polish Air Force Mi-24

Mil Mi-24



A vintage Mig-15 of the Czechoslovak Air Force on display in Jilem, Czech Republic

Red Star Aviation's Mig-15UTI

Historic Czechoslovak Air Force Mig-15UTI at SIAF 2018

1950 Chinese-built Mig-15 in PLA livery


Showing off the afterburner

Phantom's nightmare in the early days of the Vietnam War

Mig-17 of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) Air Force

Launching in full afterburner at KHYI


Genuine UM Fishbed

Mig-21 of the former GDR Air Force

Polish Mig-21 and Cold War bunker

Croatian Air Force Mig-21bis

Croatian Air Force Mig-21UMD


Mig-23ML Flogger

Mig-23UB Flogger-C

Mig-23BN Flogger-H


Polish Air Force Fulcrum

Smoke it up!

The USSR's answer to the USAF F-15 Eagle

Polish Air Force Mig-29A standing tall

Flight of the Fulcrums

Attack of the Fulcrums

Slovak Air Force Mig-29UBS at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia


Mirage III

Armée de l'Air Mirage III

Mirage IV

Dassault Mirage IV at the 2005 Paris Airshow

Mirage 2000

Armée de l' Air Mirage 2000

Mirage 2000D at NTM 2016

Mirage F1

Dassault Mirage F1 at the 2005 Paris Airshow

Draken International Mirage F1B at Red Flag 21-1

ATAC Mirage F1 operating at Luke AFB coming home during the setting sun


147th ATKW Reaper on landing approach at KEFD

MQ-9 flanked by a Civil Air Patrol T206H

MQ-9A ER with new wingtips for improved efficiency


Maurane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris four-seat jet trainer for the French military


German Air Force Nord 2501D Noratlas


US Navy variant of the Piper J-3 Cub


Europe unveiled the New Generation Fighter mockup at the 2019 Paris Airshow


NATO's Blackhawk

Belgian Navy NH-90

Belgian MTH NH-90

Rehearsing SAR missions


Commonly known as L-19 Bird Dog


US Army Mohawk

Grumman's purpose-built observation airplane for the US Army

Mohawk on the hunt


German OV-10 Bronco

Rockwell/USMC Bronco


Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft


US Customs and Border Protection's Orions - Airborne Early Warning and Long Range Tracker

AEW Orion over Corpus Christi, Texas

LRT Orion in flight

US Navy P-3C with AN/APS-149 Littoral Surveillance Radar System


US Navy P-8A Poseidon on approach at KEFD

Practicing touch and go's at KJAX

Poseidon with AN/APS-154 Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) belly pod

 Rear strakes are introduced for the P-8A configured with the AAS

Painted by the sunset and painted by the red belly beacon light

P-8A showing off external and internal stores

RAAF Poseidon


Seversky P-35A - The first all-metal single-seat fighter produced for the USAAF


Red Bull Lightning

Unique wing-to-body lines

When the Lightning strikes...The business end of the P-38


Bell Airacobra

Airacobra right profile


A peaceful morning awaiting the Warhawk

Warhawk cockpit


S/N 42-105867 - A tribute to "Tex" Hill's P-40 Warhawk of the AVG Flying Tigers

Warhawk has the lead...

Curtiss P-40E


The original Thunderbolt

Republic P-47D-30-RA aka The Jug


A rare and beautifully restored P-51A S/N 43-6006

Galveston Gal Mustang (RIP)

Little Horse Mustang

Man O' War Mustang

Gunfighter Mustang

Wee Willy II Mustang

P-51C Mustang of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen

Dolly Mustang

Gentleman Jim Mustang

S/N 44-72922 flown by Maj. Robin Olds while serving with the 434th FS, 479th FG of the 8th AF

Bunny Mustang

Chuck Yeager's Glamorous Glen III replica Mustang


Bell P-63 Kingcobra

Kingcobra flying low and fast


Piggi - Piaggio's
utility/trainer aircraft built primarily for the German Air Force


Consolidated Privateer

Privateer on landing approach at Nellis AFB


Consolidated Catalina

Catalina of The Netherlands Naval Aviation Service


Pilatus PC-6/H2-B2 Porter in Blue livery operated by the Austrian Air Force

Three-ship formation of Austrian Air Force Porters


The solo guy from the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team

The two solo guys attempting a lunar eclipse

Full team of nine

Full diamond formation

A head-on look of team

The barrel roll around the solo guy


Slovenian Air Force PC-9


Lockheed Harpoon


Polish Orlik


Nanchang Q-5 "Fantan"


North American RA-5C Vigilante


On landing approach at 2013 Paris Airshow

30,000 hours marking

Nice aileron roll

The Monster Tiger claws

French Navy Rafale at the NTM 2016 in Zarazoga, Spain

Rafale twins

Rafale starts to roll down the runway for a performance at Zeltweg Airpower 2016

Rafale in afterburner

French Navy 11F White Tiger from BAN Landivisiau during NTM 2017

"Hard to be humble" Rafale from Escadron Chasse et d'Expérimentation (ECE) 01/30

NTM 2017 Rafale from Escadron Chasse (ECE) 03/30

Performing at the 2017 Paris Airshow

Proving the raw power in the rain at Sanicole Sunset Airshow in 2017

Armée de l'Air Rafale

French Navy Rafale at NTM 2018 in Poznan, Poland

2018 Rafale Solo Display aircraft

2019 celebrates 100 years of French Navy Flottille 11F

Leaving a trail of afterburner and smoke

The Prototype Rafale A that started the modern classic


USAF Douglas RB-66 Destroyer


Rivet Joint during a late evening sortie out of Nellis AFB during RF 21-3


JASDF RF-4E Phantom II

RF-4EJ converted from F-4EJ for reconnaissance role using photographic/electronic pods

The remaining of HAF RF-4E, S/N 77-1763, on Santorini Island after suffering an incident on 06-Jun-2008


Republic RF-84F Thunderflash of the Luftwaffe

RF-84K parasite with anhedral horizontal stabilizers to fit in the bomb bay of an RGB-36 bomber


A dedicated reconnaissance variant of the F-101 Voodoo


VS-41 Lockheed S-3B Viking

SA 316

Swiss Air Force Alouette III

Sud Aviation's original

SA 330

Royal Air Force Puma

RAF Puma sporting 100-year anniversary markings at the NATO Tiger Meet 2018 in Poznan, Poland

SA 342

French Armée de Terre SA 342 at NTM 2016

Gazelle at NTM 2017


Saab Tunnan

A J-29 operated by the
Swedish Air Force Historic Flight


SK-35C Draken

Draken taxiing at Zeltweg Airpower 2016

Hey!  What SAAB?

Draken S/N 35810 belonging to Swedish Air Force Historic Flight


Saab Viggen at Zeltweg Airpower 2016

S/N 37098 belonging to the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight

SK-35E variant at the Sanicole Sunset airshow in 2019

Registered SE-DXO getting ready for a flight at Kleine Brogel Air Base


Saab Gripen - 2001 Paris Airshow

Czech Air Force Gripen

Hungarian Air Force Gripen

Gripen's moonshot

Gripen glows against the setting sun

Top view of the Gripen

Czech AF 211 Squadron's Gripen at SIAF 2018

Czech Air Force 100-year anniversary Gripen at the NTM 2018

Another look of the Czech Air Force 100-year anniversary Gripen

How to brighten up a cloudy sky

SAAB 105

Swedish Air Force Saab 105

On static display at Seltweg AB in 2016

Austrian Air Force Saab 105Ö at NTM 2017

Austrian Air Force Saab 105Ö at CIAV 2018



Curtiss SB2C-5

Currently the only airworthy Helldiver in the world


SBD-5 Dauntless

Douglas dive bomber that played a major roll in winning the Battle of Midway


Textron Airland Scorpion at the 2015 Paris Airshow

A simple message from this low-cost military platform

Sea Fury

Hawker Sea Fury FB11 "Sawbones" registered as N741GB

Sea Hawk

Royal Navy FGA 6


Red Devils

Belgian AF aerobatic team in a four-ship formation

Celebrating 50 years flying the SF-260 in 2019


Sirkorsky Sea King performing SAR training

Royal Navy ASaC7

Hopefully that is a BIG bucket of beer!

Begian AF showing off SAR techniques



North American SNJ-2 Texan

North American SNJ-5 Texan


US Navy Vultee SNV-1 Valiant

Space Shuttle

Endeavour's last piggyback ride over JSC

Special Formation Flights

Randolph AFB trainers

European display teams at Sanicole 2015 Sunset Show

Super Constellation and Patrouille Suisse

F-16AM/BM/C formation at NTM 2016 - Zaragoza, Spain

Saab 105 - Magister - Vampire - Draken - Tunnan - Tiger - Typhoon over Zeltweg Airpower 2016

Spitfire - Viper

Red Bull's Alpha Jets - Corsair - Lightning - Mitchell

International display teams at Sanicole 2017 Sunset Show

Gazelle - AB212 - Hind - Puma - Hip x2 at NTM 2018

PC-9 - Fishbed x2 at CIAV 2018

Czech Air Force VIP transport escorted by Gripen

Fulcrum x2 - Gripen - Albatros x2 at SIAF 2018

Slovakia government VIP transports - Fokker 100 and ACJ319


Vickers manufactured 1943 Mk IX

RNLAF Spitfire

Spitfire Mk IXc

Spitfire Mk XVI



Blackbird in the barn


Polish Air Force Su-22M4

Polish Fitters taking off from Kleine Brogel Air Base

30 years of service and counting

As long as those wings can still swing, Polish Fitters could be around until 2024

Former GDR Air Force Su-22


Georgian Air Force Frogfoot at the 2001 Paris Air Show

USSR's answer to the A-10...or perhaps it is the not-to-be Northrop A-9

Czechoslovak Air Force Frogfoot on display at Letecke Muzeum Kbley, Czech Republic


Sukhoi Flanker

Ukrainian AF Flanker

Tandem-seat Flanker at Belgian AF Days 2018


2013 Paris Air Show debut: Sukhoi Flanker-E

Super Mystere

Armée de l'Air Super Mystere


Lockheed T-1A Sea Star



T-1A Jayhawk displaying Tuskegee Airmen "Red Tails" livery of the 99th FTS at Randolph AFB

Jayhawk from Randolph AFB

Jayhawk from Laughlin AFB taking off from KTUS


North American T-2 Buckeye USN trainer

Buckeye from the Warbird Heritage Foundation


Blue Impulse

JASDF Blue Impulse performing at Hyakuri Air Base on 02-Dec-2019

#1 is up in the air

In a low-pass four-ship formation

#5 in a low-pass on takeoff

The diamond formation

Six-ship formation

Making it look easy

Post-performance maintenance


Beechcraft Texan II

US Navy SNA T-6B Texan II

Special livery from Vance AFB

Stoping in for lunch at KIWA


Mockup of the Boeing T-7A at the 2019 Paris Airshow

The Red Hawk will train generations of pilots to come...


Danish Air Force Saab-built Safari


North American Trojan

US Navy T-28B

Red Bull Trojan T-28B

Trojan Phlyers

Trojan Horsemen

Sud Aviation T-28A "Fennec" is an armed version of the Trojan


Ace Maker

Michigan ANG T-33

Where is my opposing knife-edge T-33?

The Red Knight

Ace Maker II

Simple trainer derived from Kelly Johnson's F-80 Shooting Star

A rendition of a Texas ANG T-33


Beechcraft Mentors


Cessna Tweet

A Tweet imitating a Dragonfly


NASA's T-38A Talon

Whiteman's T-38 at KEFD

560th FTS "Chargin' Cheetahs" T-38C, S/N 69-7085, from Randolph AFB

T-38C of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing - Beale AFB

Tyndall's T-38C, S/N 62-3706

Randolph AFB's 435th FTS "Black Eagles" T-38C Talon, S/N 70-1954

80th FTW T-38C from Sheppard AFB visiting KIWA

NASA T-38 on final approach to land at KEFD

T-38C returning to KRND after a training mission

'Bully 01' (RIP) sporting a matching livery last worn by the F-106 Delta Dart

'Bully 02' commemorating 100th anniversary of the 87th FTS lineage in 2017

Maiden flight of a new livery for the USNTPS T-38C at KEFD on 10-July-2021

Talons from the 87th FTS - Laughlin AFB

SE Asia livery T-38C from the 560th FTS based at Randolph AFB

"Little Ambassador" special livery from Vance AFB just below the golden sunset at Nellis AFB

T-38C "Return With Honor" from Randolph AFB



Beechcraft T-44C Pegasus trainer


Goshawk of VT-22

NAS Kingsville flight line

Goshawk maintenance

Field Carrier Landing Practice


In diamond formation over NAS Kingsville



LM/KAI offering for the T-X Program: T-50A

Black Eagles

Three-ship formation takeoff in two sets

Big Arrow


Canard formation

Eagle formation



Dizzying Break

Victory Break

Echelon Review

Inverted Bottom Up

The solos doing head-on pass

High Alpha

Eight-ship Break preparing for the Tornado Landing



Turkish Aerospace Industries's version of the Augusta/Westland A129 Mangusta


Grumman developed TBF Avenger torpedo bomber

General Motor manufactured TBM-3

TBM-5 Avenger


Luftwaffe IDS getting routine maintenance at Holloman AFB

LuftwaffeTornado ECR

German AF Tornado at NTM 2018

"Hard To Be Humble" Tornado ECR

Swept those wings back to fly faster



Hawker U-125 operated by the JASDF for SAR missions


Airbus/US Army UH-72A Lakota

UH-72B variant

USAF Heritage Flights

Mustang - Raptor - Thunderbolt - Phantom

Mustang - Viper - Raptor

Mustang - 2x Sabre - Raptor

Warhawk - Raptor - Viper - Eagle

Mustang - Warthog - Eagle

Mustang - Viper - Sabre - Eagle

Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt II

Thunderbolt - Warthog - Mustang - Eagle

Globemaster III and Skytrain

Sabre - Lightning II - Raptor

Skytrain and Globemaster III

Mustang and Lightning II

Mustang and Thunderbolt II

Mustang - Viper - Lightning II - Thunderbolt II

Mustang and Thunderbolt II

Viper - 2x Mustang - Thunderbolt II

Lightning II and Mustang

Mustang - Raptor - Lightning II

USMC Heritage Flights

Lightning II - Harrier II - Hornet

USN Tailhook Legacy Flights

Hornet and Wildcat

Super Hornet and Corsair

Corsair and Skyhawk

Corsair and Lightning II

Wildcat and 2x Lightning II

Super Hornet and Corsair


MV-22 Osprey: Not your daddy's VTOL aircraft!

Helicopter mode

Hybrid mode

Airplane mode


Ready to top it off from an MC-130J

USAF CV-22 performing at Sanicole Sunset airshow in 2019

Tactical assault landing demonstration

US Navy CMV-22 from VRM-50 "SunHawks"


Handley Page Victor B.2


Avrocar VTOL aircraft


A gathering of WW II warbirds

P-51 leading the pack

Bearcat and Mustang

Mitchell and Corsair

Hurricane and Mosquito

Warhawk leads Flying Fortress

Thunderbolt and Mustang

Spitfire and Mitchell

Skyhawk and Phantom II

Mustang and Spitfire

Mustang and Kingcobra (RIP)

Mitchell - Mustang - Avenger - Spitfire - Warhawk - Corair

Similulating Pearl Harbor attack on 07-Dec-1941

Tora!  Tora!  Tora!


NASA's Canberra


N927NA on approach to KEFD after supporting SpaceX Crew Dragon return on 02-Aug-2020

Beating an approaching storm back to KEFD on an August afternoon

Just about to touch down after a four-hour mission


Eurocopter X3 high-speed demonstrator

Hovering with the birds at the 2011 Paris Airshow

Capable of cruising at 220 knots


Bell's variable-sweep wing concept demonstrator


Ryan Aeronautical X-13 Vertijet concept


Grumman X-29 forward-swept wing technology demonstrator

Positioned in flight at the USAF museum



Rockwell/MBB X-31 enhanced fighter maneuverability denmonstrator


North American XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber from the early 1960s

Thrust from six YJ93 engines to push the Valkyrie to 2,000+ MPH


Before the Harrier, Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel was being evaluated by the USAF in the mid-1960s


Luftwaffe's nightmare on the Eastern Front during WW II

Normandie Niemen Yak-3

Yakovlev's answer to the Mustang and Spitfire


Boeing's entry in the AMST competition


Northrop's entry in the LFW competition

Later designation as the F-18 prototype



Northrop/McDonnell Douglas' entry in the ATF competition

Prototype Air Vehicle 2 Gray Ghost

YF-23 S/N 87-801

It may have been known as the Black Widow II


S/N 62-12200, the testbed that made the F-4E and other technologies possible

More to come...

As far as I can remember, I've always been fascinated with airplanes.  Like most kids, I liked to draw.  I can remember I would wake up in the morning and the first thing I would do is grab my paper pad and pencil and draw.  I would often get disciplined for not washing up and eat breakfast before I dove into my drawing obsession.  Unlike most kids, I drew nothing but airplanes starting at the age of about three years old.  I think because I grew up during the war and saw airplanes zipping around the skies of Vietnam on a daily basis, I was heavily influenced by the subject.  Of course all of my stick-figure airplane drawings from my early age were thrown out but I was able to save some of my sketches starting at the age of eight.  My drawing skill was honed over the years as I got older but unfortunately I ran out of patience to be able to sit still and draw.  Perhaps one day I will pick it up again.

Below is a collection of my airplane drawings between 1973 and 1990.















The Veterans

In 1966, Fred served in Vietnam and was based at Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon.  These are Fred's images documenting some of the military aircraft operating at Tan Son Nhut AB during that period. 

Thank you for your service!

VF-142 F-4B Phantom II

US Navy F-4B

RF-4C flight line

C-141A Starlifter

Shiny USAF C-141A

C-135B Stratolifter

C-123A Provider

CH-3C Jolly Green Giant

P-2H Neptune

HH-43B Husky

T-39A Sabreliner

F-102A Delta Dagger

Delta Dagger sortie

Double Delta Dagger sortie

RF-101C Voodoo

Voodoo flight

Voodoo maintenance


Bell UH-1D

Iroquois in action


Field of Hueys

Douglas A-1H Skyraider

Braniff International Boeing 737-300 transporting military personnel

So you want to be a photographer?
How about strapping yourself into an RF-4C and use it as your camera gear?

Frank and his photographic equipment: RF-4C Phantom II, S/N 65-0917

12th TRS, 460th TRW, Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam

These are images taken by Frank during his career in the USAF ...

Thank you for your service!

RF-4C Phantom II catching the sunset over Vietnam

RF-4C looking for gas

One at a time!

Our turn!

RF-4C taking a selfie

RF-4C returning from a mission

RF-4C of the 12th TRS

RF-4C S/N 68-0588

F-4E armed and dangerous

F-4Ds looking for opportunities

Purely awesome!

F-4E escort fighter for the RF-4C

RB-57E Patricia Lynn ( S/N 55-4257)


F-4E Phantom II - Bitburg, Germany

F-4Es aerial refueling

German Air Force F-104G Starfighter

RAF Lightning F.2A

A Lightning landing

You can be my wingman...!

Meeting USAF Ace Brigadier General Steve Ritchie

Capt. Ritchie marking Mig Kills #3 and #4 on F-4E, S/N 67-0362, after the successful mission on 08-Jul-1972
(Courtesy of Capt. Marty Cavato)

Thank you for your service!

My Uncle Lam.  He was a Major in the Republic of Vietnam Marine Division.  My best memory of him is he used to carry an M1911A1 behind his back and concealed under his shirt at all times.  Uncle Lam was one of the toughest dudes I know as a kid.  He was KIA in July 1974


Tuan, my brother in-law, as a young 2nd Lieutenant serving in the VNAF

Lastly, my dad as a young Lieutenant Colonel in the Signal Corps of the ARVN


Links to some aviation related websites:

Skyraider Association

Excellent information about the XB-70

Air & Space Smithsonian


Sierra Bravo Aeropictures


Joe Baugher
All the US military aircraft serial numbers you would ever want to know