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Mako F-16 is a Nice Surprise

I have not seen Mako F-16s very often.  Seeing one taking off from Tucson was quite a surprise and definitely a good one.  It was accompanied by a jet in Texas Reserve markings to so maybe there has been a … Continue reading

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Arizona’s F-16s

The home team at Tucson International are the Arizona ANG F-16s.  The Iraqi and Dutch jets may be of interest but the local jets are still worthy of attention.  I didn’t get as much time to shoot them as I … Continue reading

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Tucson Corporate Activity

I don’t know whether the timing was favorable or whether there is just a lot of traffic but I saw quite a few corporate jets on the move at Tucson during my short time shooting there.  Corporate stuff is always … Continue reading

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Iraqi F-16s

Iraq places an order for F-16s a number of years ago.  The first aircraft were not initially delivered to the country but instead went to Tucson to set up a training unit.  There are still some aircraft there being used … Continue reading

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Breaking the Old Jets

Boneyards can be interesting place to explore.  Old stuff and things from odd locations abound.  On one side of Tucson International Airport is a place filled with old airliners.  Some are being worked on and will fly again.  Others are … Continue reading

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Rolls’ Testbed Flies While I Am There – Twice!

On my previous visit to Tucson, I saw the Rolls Royce owned Boeing 747 engine testbed.  This was converted for the Boeing 787 Trent engine development program (hence the registration N787RR).  The Number Two engine was removed and replaced with … Continue reading

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