Category: Feature

Feature Operators – Gregory “Wired” Colyer and Ace Maker Airshows

The route to becoming a display pilot is one that has been trodden by many people over the years. There are some familiar routes that people take. One guy has gone about it in a different way and has been very successful. Rob Edgcumbe sat down with Gregory “Wired” Colyer for Global Aviation Resource to learn about how the Ace Maker became a feature of the US air show circuit.

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Feature – Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville – an Aerial Perspective

Southern California Logistics Airport, or more colloquially called simply Victorville in the aviation community, is one of the larger storage and reclamation sites in California, and is still home to many interesting aircraft. Paul Filmer takes a flight around the airport. As the perimeter road around the east side of the airport is now closed off, shots from the ground of the main storage area are more tricky but, luckily, a flight can sort that out. Fittingly, as this is the former George Air Force Base, there is an F-4 Phantom displayed here, in really nice condition. Some photos...

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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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