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Customs Citation

Cessna Citations are not the most exciting business jets.  The original versions are particularly uninspiring with their simple design and unswept wing.  Normally I might not even bother if I came across one.  This example showed up at Davis Monthan … Continue reading

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Blue Air Strikemaster

Just a quick picture today.  This Strikemaster is operated by Blue Air and was parked on the ramp at Davis Monthan when we were watching the arrival of the visiting jets.  It looked to be in great condition.  Shame it … Continue reading

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Sweating on the Range

While watching the arrivals for Hawgsmoke was a lot of fun, the main focus was the range work on the first day of exercise.  The Air Force put us on a bus for the drive out to the Barry M … Continue reading

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Italian F-16 Not Long For This World

While we were out on the ramp at D-M, an F-16 taxied out for departure.  I was curious about the paint finish at first as it didn’t look like a normal F-16.  It was also short of markings.  Then it … Continue reading

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Coolest Landing Light

While walking along the ramp at Davis Monthan I was looking for different shots of the A-10s that were arriving for Hawgsmoke.  The lights on the nosewheel of the A-10s have been replaced with an LED based solution.  This is … Continue reading

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Hawgsmoke on the Ramp

Every two years the A-10 community gets together for the Hawgsmoke competition.  I covered it again for GAR and you can see the piece I wrote here.  The first day we were there was the arrival day.  The plan had … Continue reading

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Transport for the Hawgs

All of the A-10s coming in for Hawgsmoke need some support.  There were C-17s and C-5s on the ramp during the exercise.  While we were out watching the jets arrive, a C-130J came in as well.  It landed and then … Continue reading

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DM’s Museum Jets

Many airbases have a selection of historic aircraft on display to show something of what has gone before on the base.  Sadly, they are often unavailable to shoot when you visit.  Davis Monthan AFB has quite a few different planes … Continue reading

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Japanese C-130

A couple of years ago I was in Tucson for an exercise I was covering for GAR.  There was some time when I was shooting the arrival of the A-10s on the base.  In between the Hawg movements a few … Continue reading

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Hercs

Davis Monthan was not just a hive of A-10 activity. We also got a couple of Hercules while we were there. The first to show up was the one I was particularly pleased with. It was a Japanese forces aircraft … Continue reading

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