Category: U.S. Marines

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Set to Retire From U.S. Military Service

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is one of those rare breeds of aircraft design that has served with the U.S. military for over half a century. The first flight of a prototype occurred on May 27, 1958. In...

Just A “Few” C-9s Remain in Military Service

The U.S. Marine Corps recruiting slogan: “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” has a secondary meaning these days… the Marines operate the last pair of some 57 McDonnell Douglas/Boeing DC-9/C-9 military jet transports. The C-9/DC-9 family has been used...

Behind the Scenes During the 2016 New York Air Show

A lot of work and effort occurs before spectators view an air show – which usually lasts just a weekend. Realistically, for many of the larger air shows across the Northern Hemisphere, events within the event begin at least...

Pitch Black 2016, Part 2 – Operations

Run over the first three weeks of August, Exercise Pitch Black 2016 ran a “Media Embed Program” for the benefit of local and international media organisations, during the exercise. PHOTORECON was privileged to be invited to participate. Briefings were...

Chino’s Planes Of Fame Airshow, 2016 Edition

As many shows as I go to each year, there are none I look forward to more than the Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino, California. The POF museum boasts an incredible collection of flyable aircraft. During their annual...

2016 Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show

  The nation’s only tri-service military base, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, held its biennial Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show during the weekend of May 14th and 15th, 2016. The sprawling 42,000 acre base was...