Category: Feature

Feature – Mojave Air and Space Port – an Aerial Perspective

Mojave Airport, or Mojave Air and Space Port as its known now, is one of many aircraft storage and reclamation airports dotted around California. Paul Filmer takes a flight around the airport. My first trip here was in 1984, and then you were free to roam the ramps, but these days of course that’s certainly not the case. Even the tours of the storage areas don’t allow photography anymore, due to people not abiding by simple rules. One way to get around the problems of heat-haze on the ground and a cluttered view, is to tackle photography from the...

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Aviation Event – Flabob DC-3 Fly-In, California

This was my first visit to Flabob Airport, and it was a nice surprise to see an old fashioned sleepy local airport nestled in a mostly residential area. Paul Filmer reports from the first Flabob DC-3 Fly-In. The occasion was the first Flabob DC-3 Fly-In, and the organisers had hoped for 20 DC-3s to be in attendance. But reality of maintenance issues plus string winds meant that only 9 turned up, but that’s at least 8 more than you’ll usually find at many airports. It was very people friendly, with food, beer and places to sit in the shade,...

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Exercises and Deployments- Red Flag 17-1

The annual series of exercises that is Red Flag got underway at Nellis AFB at the end of January 2017 with Red Flag 17-1. Global Aviation Resource again paid a visit to Nevada to see what was underway in the latest iteration of the exercise. Paul Dunn and Rob Edgcumbe were there (additional images from Tom Gibbons). 2017 is another year with four Red Flag exercises taking place at Nellis AFB. As has been the case in recent years, the different exercises have a different focus depending on missions and attendees. RF17-1 involved the US forces alongside contributions from...

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