Random Aviation Photos #2


A South Dakota Air National Guard F-16C streaking through Star Wars Canyon

Good Day Everyone! Here’s a new feature that we’ll be running regularly in the pages of Photorecon.net. “Random Aircraft Photos” will feature two dozen assorted aircraft photos… roughly two-thirds of these will be current military aircraft, the other third will include warbirds, commercial, general aviation, and other subjects. It’ll be like opening a box of assorted candy for the eyes! Since aviation activity is in a worldwide tailspin due to the Coronavirus, we’ll search our collective archives to find you some entertaining aviation images every week.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules transports lined up at Thunder Over Michigan

Anything might show up here… military fighters, bombers, recon aircraft, transports, helicopters… and other topics like retired airframes, boneyard photos, airshow photos and more. Each photo will have a caption too… with at least the type of aircraft you’re looking at and maybe much more.

Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle, based at Mountain Home AFB, arrives in the overhead pattern in London, Ontario

With more than two dozen contributors worldwide, we have plenty to share. You can plan on every second weekend of each month to see some more great aviation-themed photos for your viewing pleasure.  Of course, we add content every week, so be sure to visit us more often than that!

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels during their springtime practice at El Centro, California

French Air Force – Dassault Rafale C at Langley AFB, Virginia

Blue Angel 2 in afterburner during the team’s winter practices in California

Augusta Westland AW-139 at Andrews AFB during an Open House. This demonstrator is similar to the AW-139M that will fulfill the USAF’s Common Vertical Lift Support Program

Air Force Heritage Flight… a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt leads a Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon

A Cessna 210 Centurion acts as a photo platform during a B-29 photo shoot overhead the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 

Northern Air Cargo Douglas DC-6B/C-118 freighter in Alaska

A typical Andrews AFB Open House ramp, taken from the air traffic control tower almost a mile away

Boeing B-707-368C of Omega Tanker operates as a “tanker for hire” during military exercises and movements over long distances where military air refueling aircraft aren’t available

NASA 814, a Lockheed Jetstar 6 executive transport, on static display at Edwards AFB during the late 1980s or early 1990s

Rockwell OV-10A Bronco operates from NASA’s Langley Research Center, and was on static display during an Andrews AFB Open House 

The Brazilian Air Force’s Smoke Squadron, in their A-29A Super Tucano trainers, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Fairchild A-10C departs for a tactical flight demonstration, wearing the 23rd Wing’s Commander’s colors

A U.S. Navy Heritage Flight, with the world’s only flyable SB-2C Helldiver leading the Navy’s F-18 Super Hornet Flight Demonstration Team’s Hornet and a Vought F4U-5 Corsair at NAS Pensacola

A U.S. Marine Corps F-5E operating as an Aggressor at MCAS Yuma, Arizona rolls out on final approach.

Abbotsford, British Columbia holds a premium air show every summer, this year the RCAF’s CF-18 Hornet (188719) wore stylish blue and gold

Air Education and Training Command C-17 and KC-135 break apart during an air refueling flight demonstration 

This gaggle of U.S.Marine Corps helicopters was part of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation pass in review at North Island, California

With the President of the United States aboard, this VC-25A arrives at Manchester, New Hampshire as Air Force 1, during the final day of campaigning before the election of 2008

Howard German caught this U.S. Navy F-18F Super Hornet carrying a commemorative message for a fallen Blue Angels pilot while flying a low level training flight

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 low and fast during a rare joint practice session at El Centro, California during the 2020 winter practice session


Joe Kates

Joe Kates is the founder of Photorecon. Joe has been into aviation since he was a child and has a incredible amount of knowledge to do with planes or aviation in general. Today Joe is the owner and Managing Editor of Photorecon.

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