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As we begin to say goodbye to 2017, and welcome 2018, I pause to reflect on the photos and memories attached to them. This is one of my favorite times of the year, while the airshows and exercises are over it is time to pick my favorite photos from this past year. What makes a favorite photo? I am sure the answer differs for all of us, for me it is just that a “favorite”. It could be as simple as the angle or the light, it doesn’t always have to be a rare type or airline. It could be one aircraft in the shot or many different types in the shot. The Afterburners could be lit, or Beacons and Anti-Collison lights lit for that matter. It could an incredible amount of vapor during a high-g maneuver or vapor trails at altitude.

These are some of my favorites from airshows including Thunder Over Michigan, Scott Air Force Base, AirVenture, Gathering of Warbirds, and the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. A visit was made to the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton OH. There are photos from airports including Chicago O’Hare IL, Detroit MI, Pontiac MI, Miami FL, Ypsilanti MI, Fort Lauderdale FL, Quincy IL, Sheboygan WI, and my hometown airport of General Mitchell International in Milwaukee WI. It is a mixture of all types from all era’s, each one having a unique memory attached to it.
Here’s to an incredibly amazing 2017, and an even better 2018. Until next time, “Blue Skies to All!”


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