Author: Joe Kates

Fly Navy – The Book

When one thinks of the great aviation photographers of our generation, names like Bowen, Carlson, Dibbs and Hildebrandt come to mind. For years photographers of this caliber have brought the world some of the most riveting...

STS-135: The Final Mission

STS-135 MISSION OVERVIEW – Dawn approaches after space shuttle Atlantis completed its historic final journey to Launch Pad 39A from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building. Atlantis was secured, or “hard down,” at...

Photorecon flies with VMM-166 SeaElk

While attending the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation in San Diego, CA, the Photorecon team was invited to attend Media day at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Having previously covered numerous media events at...

N518TA TA-4J Night Photos

We have been following our friend Mike “MAJ” McDougall of  Fighting Classics, as he and the crew have been working to build/fly  the TA-4J  N518TA. The aircraft is done and looking great. We had arranged...

2010 Pt. Mugu Airshow returns

For the first time in three years, Naval Base Ventura County is bringing back its popular air show. Although it’s still early in the planning stages, the 2010 Point Mugu Air Show — scheduled...

It’s coming back!! Reno Baby, Oh Yeah !!

Air shows and other flying events are pretty much the same.  No matter where you go, air shows are similar.  A few locals flying, a military jet, some over priced food and if you...

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