Archive for May, 2019

Mark Hrutkay Has Gone West

We have lost one of our own here at Photorecon.net (and ClassicWarbirds.net and CivilAviationWorld.com and Motorecon.net). Editor, writer and photographer Mark Hrutkay passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2019 at age 59.

The 2019 NAF El Centro Air Show

One of the first air shows of the year is held at Naval Air Facility El Centro in the Imperial Valley. In addition, NAF El Centro has long been the winter training home of the United States Navy Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, who open their show schedule each year here.

MY ELIZABETH CITY DIVERT:

  A few weeks ago I was heading south down NC-168 for a vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina when I decided to hang a right turn on 158 and head south do a quick side trip to Elizabeth City before I hit the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk. Elizabeth City is a […]

New Hampshire’s Air National Guard Continues to Adapt to New Missions

Final KC-135 of the NHANG departs from Pease ANGB (Ken Kula photo) The New Hampshire Air National Guard’s (NHANG) 133rd Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), part of the 157th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) has been in the air refueling business since 1975. That’s forty four years at the same job, transferring fuel to thirsty American and […]