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Warthogs – Not the Flying Version

Given that this blog has a lot of aviation content, some people will get excited when they see the word Warthog.  Sorry guys, this is not an A-10 post.  I may have to put one together now though since I … Continue reading

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Can 700mm Reach Into the Cockpit?

Since changing camera bodies to something that is full frame, one of the things I have been pondering is what I will notice about the reduced reach that I will get with my current lenses.  Obviously there will be a … 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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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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Shocking Shells

My trip to Arizona to shoot the shooting A-10s was a lot of fun and something I have already covered. One aspect of this shoot that caught my interest was the cannon shells in flight. I have seen images from … Continue reading

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Hawgsmoke 2014

Every other year, the A-10 community in the US Air Force holds a competition called Hawgsmoke. This year it was being held in Arizona. The aircraft were based at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson and the Goldwater range complex was … Continue reading

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Davis Monthan AFB

This year is the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II or Warthog to most people.  Global Aviation Resource wanted to celebrate this event in the magazine so I headed off to Tucson Arizona to … Continue reading

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