Category Archives: military

Some Spare Oxygen – Just in Case

There have been quite a few Raptor posts recently.  I guess seeing a bunch of them at Nellis triggered a few things of interest to me.  One was as I looked at the jets after they had passed me by … Continue reading

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Typhoons are Back in Town

The Royal Air Force was back at Red Flag and the Typhoons were a big part of what they brought.  It’s always nice to see Typhoons up and about but, sadly, the RAF has adopted an approach of combining the … Continue reading

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I’m Glad He’s Waving Because the Alternative…

I was directly under the flightpath of an HH-60 Pave Hawk as it headed out on a mission.  Looking up at the helo as it passed over, it was possible to see the feet of the crewman/gunner.  What I didn’t … Continue reading

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Lots of “Daves” to See

If you ask Nancy about a name that I think has good comic potential, it is Dave.  It is not that the name Dave is strange in any way but, if you asked me to name something, my first choice … Continue reading

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Will the Scooters Beat Me Again?

My previous effort at photographing the Draken A-4s at Red Flag had not gone well.  I got shots of them but the conditions were far from ideal.  I had hoped for better and been a bit frustrated.  When I went … Continue reading

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Smokey the E-8

A jet I don’t often get to see in action is the E-8 JSTARS.  There aren’t a huge number of them and they often fly at times that don’t suit photography so I have not previously got a lot of … Continue reading

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Flexing Fighters

Regular visitors to Nellis will know this and can move along.  For those that haven’t shot there, Nellis departure routes when taking off from the 03 runways can be one of two things.  The jets tend to climb quickly and … Continue reading

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Can I Make a C-17 Different?

If you go to a few airshows, you get to see a lot of familiar types in the static display.  The goal is how to get something a bit more interesting.  I am okay with having a record of what … Continue reading

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Did Someone Patch This Raptor in a Hurry?

The F-22 Raptor has a complex coating system on the skin of the airframe that is part of the overall approach to stealth.  Normally, they look pretty well finished in order to preserve the performance of the system (although I … Continue reading

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Breitling Jet Team

There are a number of jet display teams that are operated by militaries around the world.  Private jet demo teams also exist although there are a lot less of them.  The Aero Vodochody L39 Albatros is an airframe that has … Continue reading

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