I spent three hours on the morning of December 23, 2013 on the south bank of the Salt River watching the air traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo is a popular holiday tradition. The dazzling light show features Music in Motion shows, with the lights around the lake and in the trees sychronized to music. The show will run until January 12th.
Luke Air Force Base has been hosting Forging Sabre, a Republic of Singapore Air Force exercise involving Lockheed-Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 425th Fighter Squadron Black Widows, and Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagles of the 428th Fighter Squadron Buccaneers from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, and members of the Republic of Singapore armed forces
Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning 2 BuNo 168720 Modex 02 of VMFA-121, based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base today.
Forest Houses is a compound of cabins ini Oak Creek Canyon. Each cabin is different. My sister has been renting cabins at Forest Houses for many years. I joined her for a few days at Cloud House, on the bank of Oak Creek.
Since its first event in 1973, the Copperstate Fly-In has been bringing together aviation enthusiasts in the southwest United States.
Time lapse movie of weather near Flagstaff, Arizona from September 6 to 11, 2013. The speed of the action has been increased by a factor of 120.
I spent a day at Los Angeles International Airport photographing the airliners.
Wings Over Camarillo featured a variety of warbirds, general aviation, and homebuilt airplanes. The show wrapped up with an action packed warbird flyby that included a Grumman F6F Hellcat, Grumman F7F Tigercat, Grumman F8F Bearcat, Vought F4U Corsair, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and Mitsubishi A6M "Zero".
I photographed some of the other airplanes at Sky Harbor while I waited for Honeywell's 757 engine testbed to take off on August 9, 2013.
Honeywell's Boeing 757 Engine Testbed N757HW departed from Phoenix Sky Harbor for Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 9:16 in the morning on August 9, 2013. It had no engine mounted on the test pylon.
Boeing VC-25A (747-2G4B) 92-9000 carried President Barack Obama to the Valley of the Sun on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The President delivered remarks at the Desert Vista High School. Air Force One took off at 2:10 in the afternoon of a rainy day. The sun came out just in time for the take-off.
Thunderstorms moved through the Flagstaff area on Saturday, July 20. I set up a camera to shoot a time lapse movie of the lightning.
Time lapse movie of monsoon weather near Flagstaff, Arizona from July 15 to 17, 2013. The speed of the action has been increased by a factor of 120.
Time lapse movie of monsoon weather near Flagstaff, Arizona from July 18 to 20, 2013. The speed of the action has been increased by a factor of 120. The speed of the action of the lightning storm at the end of the video has been increased by a factor of 20.
Red Rock Crossing is located on Oak Creek near Sedona. It features good views of Cathedral Rock, which is a popular subject for photographers and painters. It is also popular with new agers who meditate at the Cathedral Rock Vortex and build numerous rock cairns.
The solar-powered Solar Impulse departed from Phoenix at 4:47 AM on Wednesday, May 22. It is is scheduled to arrive in Dallas, Texas at 1:00 AM on Thursday.
The solar-powered Solar Impulse flew from San Francisco to Phoenix on Friday, May 3, 2013 on the first leg of its flight across the United States. It was placed on public display during its visit to Sky Harbor International Airport.
The Commemorative Air Force's Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z and North American SNJ-5 Texan N3246G made revenue flights from their base at Falcon Field on the morning of Sunday, April 28.
The Nature Conservancy maintains a desert river habitat at the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenberg, Arizona.
Comet PanSTARRS can be seen shortly after sunset for the next few days. It appears just a few minutes before it sets. Use binoculars to see it.
A small fleet of World War II warbirds flown by the Commemorative Air Force arrived at Deer Valley Airport on Monday, March 4. On Thursday, March 7, the warbirds departed from Deer Valley and flew to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to appear at an airshow.
A small fleet of World War II warbirds flown by the Commemorative Air Force arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Thursday, February 28. On Saturday, March 2, I had the opportunity to photograph the warbirds during and after sunset.
A small fleet of World War II warbirds flown by the Commemorative Air Force arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Thursday, February 28. They will be at Mesa Gateway through the weekend. The public has the opportunity to buy rides aboard North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey N9323Z, and Boeing B-29 Superfortress Fifi N529B, North American P-51D Mustang NL44727 Man-O'-War, Beech C-45 Expeditor N70GA Bucket of Bolts, and North American SNJ-5 Texan N3246G. These pictures were taken on Friday March 1, 2013
Winter storms have been dropping snow on the mountains around Phoenix.
The Parada del Sol is an annual parade through Scottsdale. It ia a showcase for a wide variety of horses. It also features vintage cars, firetrucks, and some notable local celebrities.
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