Gunfighter Skies 2014 was held at Mountain Home USAF base in Idaho over the weekend of September 20th to 21st, 2014. The air displays were the main feature of the open house, but what’s an air show without lots of static displays to check out so you can get a closer look at all kinds… Read More Gunfighter Skies 2014 – Open House Static Aircraft Displays
Speed, precision and sheer thrilling aerobatic excellence is provided by the USAF Thunderbirds flying the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. Their display at Gunfighter Skies 2014 at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho was no exception.
Gunfighter Skies 2014 was held at Mountain Home USAF base in Idaho over the weekend of September 20th to 21st, 2014. I attended both days (you never what is and isn’t going to fly each day) and although the weather was a bit overcast on the second day (storms were brewing) both offered plenty of… Read More Gunfighter Skies 2014 – The Air Show
Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho was the scene for the USAF Gunfighter Skies Open House on September 20th to 21st, 2014. Mountain Home is the USAF base for the 366th Fighter Wing the “Gunfighters” (389th Fighter Squadron and 391st Fighter Squadron the “Bold Tigers“) operating the McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle. The F-15E is a two… Read More Gunfighter Skies 2014 – F-15 Strike Eagle Country
With the relaxing of the budget, 2014 has seen a limited return to the US air show circuit of the military jets including the USAF Thunderbirds display team. I was lucky enough to see them fly twice this year already. Admittedly it was over two days at the Tampa Bay Air Fest in Florida but each day was slightly different and to me it… Read More 2014: The Return of the USAF Thunderbirds
At the 2011 Avalon International Air Show in Australia the Republic of Singapore Air Force put on a spirited display in a General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon. Normally the air show is dominated by the RAAF and USAF fast jets but not this time. Once that smoke came on we knew we were in for a real… Read More Singapore F-16 Fighting Falcon
The Avalon Air Show is a bi-annual event held at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia. I have been to all 11 of these shows to date (1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013) and as it is the only major international air event in Australia it always draws big crowds and… Read More Avalon Air Show 2013
In September 2012 I headed to Sacramento to go to the California Capital Air Show. Held at Mathers Airport each year, the air show attracts big crowds to see a great collection of historical and modern-day aircraft from military, law enforcement, commercial and private operators. I went on the Saturday and the weather was perfect – warm with clear blue skies. Great for… Read More California Capital Air Show 2012
At the Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012 in July among the many air displays was a USAF Heritage Flight consisting of a North American TP-51D Mustang “Little Witch“(a two seater) and a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon from Hill AFB in Utah. Both aircraft did impressive solo displays. The display included some nice low passes by both… Read More USAF Heritage Flight – Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012
Since 1953 the USAF Thunderbirds have been world renown as being one of the best aerial demonstration teams. Today they fly the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. At the recent Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012 (July) I got to see them again for the first time since 2009. As always they put on a great… Read More Thunderbirds Are Go!