I visited Sky Harbor to photograph the uncommon heavies brought to town by football charters over the holidays.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph Boeing 747s on December 24 and 26, 2015.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners and freighters on December 23, 2015.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on December 20, 2015.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on December 19, 2015. 747 freighters are starting their holiday operations:
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on December 9, 2015.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph Honeywell's Boeing 757-225 N757HW on December 7, 2015.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on November 26 and December 2.
Forest Houses Resort is a compound of cabins situated on 20 wooded acres in upper Oak Creek Canyon. Each cabin is different. My family has been renting cabins at Forest Houses for many years.
Fourteen pictures of last night's eclipse taken at five minute intervals from 7:31 to 8:36.
The Goodyear blimp Spirit of Innovation landed at Goodyear, Arizona this afternoon. It is the last Goodyear blimp. The others have been replaced with Zeppelins. It will be flying a "customer day" tomorrow. On Tuesday it is scheduled to depart for its new home base in Carson, California. It is slated to be replaced by a Zeppelin next year.
On my way home from Flagstaff to Scottsdale on May 24, I decided to take an alternate route through Bloody Basin. From Interstate 17, I turned east on Bloody Basin Road through the Agua Fria National Monument. Where the road enters the Tonto National Forest it becomes Forest Route 269. The weather was remarkably cool for late May. It is a 26 mile drive to Bloody Basin and Cave Creek Road. It is 38 miles south from the junction to Carefree.
Time lapse movie of weather near Flagstaff, Arizona from May 19 to May 23, 2015. The speed of the action has been increased by a factor of 150.
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.
On April 16, 2015, I went on a hike in Sycamore Canyon, a few miles north of Cottonwood. The trail runs along Sycamore Creek. A variety of wildflowers are in bloom.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on on April 12, 2015.
On April 9, 2015, I went on a couple of short hikes at San Tan Mountain Regional Park to photograph spring wildflowers. Palo Verde Trees are covered in yellow flowers. Hedgehog, Cholla, and Prickly Pear Cacti are blooming.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on on April 5, 2015.
United Airlines Airbus A320 Friend Ship and Honeywell's Boeing 757 engine testbed made flights at Sky Harbor on March 24, 2015.
On March 20, 2015, I returned to McDowell Mountain Regional Park to photograph spring wildflowers. Creosote bushes are covered in yellow flowers. Penstemon are blooming along the numerous washes. Many Hedgehog cacti have started blooming. Buckorn Cholla sport flower buds on all their arms and should bloom spectacularly in the near future.
On March 15, 2015, I went for a short hike in Lost Dutchman State Park. A popular hiking trail leads up to the base of the cliffs of the Superstition Mountains.
Boeing VC-25A (747-2G4B) 92-9000 carried President Barack Obama to the Valley of the Sun on Friday, March 13, 2015. The President visited the Veterans Administration Hospital.
American Airlines' second Boeing 787-823, N801AC, visited Sky Harbor again on March 10, 2015. A British Airways Boeing 747, flight BAW289, landed a short while after the 787.
The Cactus Fly-In kicks off the airshow season with a large collection of Antiques, Classics, Warbirds, Replicas, and Homebuilt aircraft
American Airlines' second Boeing 787, N801AC, visited Sky Harbor on March 9, 2015.
American Airlines' first Boeing 787-823, N800AN, made more visits to Sky Harbor on March 7 amd March 8, 2015.
American Airlines' first Boeing 787-823, N800AN, made another visit to Sky Harbor at 10:00 on March 6, 2015.
American Airlines' first 787-823, N800AN, made a touch-and-go landing at Sky Harbor at 3:22 PM on March 5, 2015.
American Airlines' first 787-823, N800AN, made its third landing at Sky Harbor on March 1, 2015. It landed twice during the night of February 23 -24.
A small fleet of World War II warbirds flown by the Commemorative Air Force arrived at Deer Valley Airport on Monday, February 23. On Thursday, February 26, the warbirds departed from Deer Valley and flew to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
I visited Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on on February 23 and 24, 2015.
Grumman HU-16C N7025J has joined the Lauridsen Collection at Buckeye Municipal Airport.
On February 19, 2015, I participated in a photocall at Naval Air Facility el Centro with photographers from Arizona Aviation Photographers, Aviation Photographers of Southern California, and Fencecheck. The day started with a practice performance by the Blue Angels. The day was sunny and quite warm.
On February 19, 2015, I participated in a photocall at Naval Air Facility el Centro with photographers from Arizona Aviation Photographers, Aviation Photographers of Southern California, and Fencecheck. A Bell-Boeing AH-1W Cobra, AH-1Z Vipers, and UH-1Y Hueys took off and landed. Sikorsky MH-60 Knighthawks flew overhead. Red and white McDonnell-Douglas T-45C Goshawks of TW-1 took off and landed on Runway 08. A Boeing F/A-18G Growler from VAQ-129 departed from Runway 08. The day was sunny and quite warm.
On my way to a photocall at NAF el Centro, I stopped off at MCAS Yuma and photographed flight operations on February 18 and 19, 2015.
On February 12, 2015, I went for a short hike in McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
I made a short trip to Sky Harbor to photograph airliners on approach to Runway 06 on February 8, 2015.
On January 26, 2015, I went for a short hike in Cave Creek Regional Park.
I spent some time at Los Angeles Interntional Airport photographing airliners and frieghters on January 19. 2015. Airbus A380 operations are picking up. 777s are hauling the majority of international passengers. 747s are not as common as they used to be. Only one 787 showed up. I started the day shooting approaches to the north runways before moving to Imperial Hill to photograph operations on the south runways.
Boeing VC-25A (747-2G4B) 92-9000 carried President Barack Obama to the Valley of the Sun on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. The President delivered remarks at Central High School and departed from Sky Harbor at noon on January 8.
Boeing C-17A Globemaster 3 10-0217 of the 62nd Airlift Wing based at McChord Air Force Base, Washington departed from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on the morning of January 5, 2015.
On New Year's Eve, a winter storm dropped snow at uncommonly low elevations. On January 2, I photographed the snow on Four Peaks and other mountains in Usery Mountain Regional Park.
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