Archive for the ‘Base Visits’ Category

Looking Back – My Fort Drum Familiarization Trip

Around the beginning of the new Millennium – that being 2000 to 2003 I believe, a familiarization program for FAA air traffic controllers was organized to observe Army and Air National Guard aviation operations at Fort Drum, New York. North of a Utica to Syracuse line on a map, there are multiple Military Operating Areas […]

2002 Recce meet at Florennes Air Base, Belgium

   Recce Meet 2002 was held in Belgium at the Florennes Air Base. Today, the base is home to the Belgian Air Component’s 2nd Tactical Wing, with two squadrons of F-16 Fighting Falcons. In 2002, a trio of F-16 Squadrons were based at the airfield, 1 Squadron, 349 Squadron and 350 Squadron, all flying F-16AM […]

Looking Back: MASDC/AMARC/AMARG Fighters in Storage

Photography by Del Laughery and Ken Kula (click on the thumbnails for enlarged photos) Here’s a scrapbook of fighters… from the 1960s through the turn of this century… that were or are still in storage at the U. S. Air Force Material Command’s giant storage lot in Tucson, Arizona. Sometimes called the “Boneyard”, the 390th […]

Mojave Warbirds From Three Decades Ago

QF-100Fs Mojave, California can boast of having one of the most interesting airports in the world. While it is a civilian-owned and operated airport, it sees more than a normal share of warbird operations too…  I was fortunate to be able to take three trips to the airport in the 1990s during some “aviation-overload” weekends […]