Tagged: Las Vegas

Camarillo Air Show 2015

The Wings over Camarillo Airshow had something for everyone of all ages…just as billed. For those that showed up early, the Ventura County 99s cooked an amazing pancake breakfast, an annual treat of the...

THE FIRST NIGHTHAWKS

  by William B. Scott Depicting a symbolic nighthawk in flight and worn on a man’s suit lapel, it’s just a small, innocuous silver pin. But a red ruby in the hawk’s eye silently...

Red Flag 14-3

The 3rd and the last RED FLAG U.S. Air Force exercise of 2014 has ended. It’s July in Las Vegas, Nevada and it’s hot, really hot and humid, as weather was blowing up from...

Hawgsmoke 2014

On July 9-12, 2014, 14 different A-10 squadrons from across the country participated in the biannual gunnery competition called HAWGSMOKE! The 2014 Hawgsmoke competition was hosted by the 357th Fighter Squadron (The Dragons) based...

Red Flag 14-2

  Nellis AFB is hosting Red Flag 14-2. The increase in military aircraft activity began March 3rd and runs through March 14th. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space,...

The Search For A-12 Article 125

  (This is a fictional photo: Original US Air Force. Intended to show 60-6928 in flight) This is the story about the Hunt for 928. Precisely known as a/c 60-6928 or labeled by the...

Red Flag 14-1

Las Vegas, NV- The 414th Combat Training Squadron of Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB) hosted the first of its 2014 series of Red Flag training exercises from January 27th -February 14th. Red Flag is...

Green Flag 14-2

When you think of Nellis Air Force base, you may think of ‘Las Vegas’, ‘the home of the Thunderbirds’, or even the well known air exercise ‘Red Flag’. However there is another very important...

Topgun in the Mid-1980s: Building on the Legacy – Part Three

PART 3: Critical Decisions and Events of the Mid-1980s. I was an F-14 RIO who joined my first Fleet fighter squadron in 1981. In 1982 I attended the Topgun class as a student (by then it was five weeks), and in 1984 I was selected to return as an instructor. The following events and decisions occurred during my time as an instructor and contributed to Topgun’s evolution and continued validity.

Aaron Tippin at Sun n Fun

Sun n Fun is a great air show. I’m spending the day wandering the grounds, taking pictures and talking.  When I go to a show, I rarely know what I’m going to write about, ...

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