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Title: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: cpasley on March 08, 2013, 12:55:56 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8540391112_4930d41810_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/8540391112/)
F-16A Fighting Falcon J-018 RLNAF Demo Team (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/8540391112/) by Chris Pasley (http://www.flickr.com/people/chris_pasley/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: cpasley on March 08, 2013, 12:57:43 PM
Captain Stefan "Stitch" Hutten (pilot) and Captain Tom "Bear" Kuiper (coach) of the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Demo team
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8534871921_b4f3047f4b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/8534871921/)
2013 RNLAF F-16 Demo Team (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/8534871921/) by Chris Pasley (http://www.flickr.com/people/chris_pasley/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Barry Griffiths on March 08, 2013, 09:08:05 PM
Great shots, Chris ............ way to go!


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on March 09, 2013, 09:31:02 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8383/8542987573_3324d4a30e_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/8542987573/)
Max performance climb with high humidity. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/8542987573/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on March 09, 2013, 09:32:31 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8544089594_c770fa44d4_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/8544089594/)
Start of flight demo in the desert. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/8544089594/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on March 09, 2013, 09:36:09 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8544084902_16c6f5bd15_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/8544084902/)
Landing roll after complete demo. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/8544084902/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: cpasley on March 13, 2013, 11:51:00 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8554446609_001f9e2fbb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/8554446609/)
F-16A Fighting Falcon J-018 RLNAF Demo Team (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/8554446609/) by Chris Pasley (http://www.flickr.com/people/chris_pasley/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: cpasley on July 24, 2013, 09:28:08 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/9360721539_83211c393b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/9360721539/)
F-16A Fighting Falcon J-018 RLNAF Demo Team (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_pasley/9360721539/) by Pasley Aviation Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/chris_pasley/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 18, 2013, 08:32:21 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/10339861425_0e79dba314_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10339861425/)
Air Domination (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10339861425/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Joe Copalman on October 18, 2013, 09:08:25 AM
Tack-sharp shot of that micro-machine, Harvey.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 18, 2013, 05:21:34 PM
Thank you Joe.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 19, 2013, 11:27:14 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/10375332573_fb44c40c0f_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10375332573/)
Pre flight reflection (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10375332573/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 22, 2013, 10:52:36 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/10434528806_d64f11e742_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10434528806/)
Ground crews preparing for flight. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10434528806/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Jeff D. Welker on October 23, 2013, 07:33:15 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3790/10440431534_63dc43f22c_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 23, 2013, 01:26:56 PM
Nice shot Jeff, I've been waiting for you to post some from this shoot. Have fun with it!


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on November 12, 2013, 10:42:11 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/10822489444_d36d6529f4_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10822489444/)
Just waiting for the pilot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/10822489444/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on February 14, 2014, 04:39:31 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/12528893543_c20964d360_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/12528893543/)
Smokers cough! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/12528893543/) by Tower Guy (http://www.flickr.com/people/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on September 24, 2014, 09:12:55 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/15161009727_cb88f3043c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p6J8Zr)Navy in the desert, they must have heard we had rain last week. (https://flic.kr/p/p6J8Zr) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on September 26, 2014, 11:07:00 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/15349103181_f8929946d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pomaC2)Slowing for landing at Gila Bend AFAF. (https://flic.kr/p/pomaC2) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Jeff D. Welker on September 26, 2014, 04:59:26 PM
^^^^ Harvey, both your low light shots from Gila Bend are lovely. The soft light and tones of the evening really make these images. The sunset reflecting in the starboard access door is terrific.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on September 26, 2014, 05:30:27 PM
Thank you very much Jeff, my friend that works down there called to say these guys were there for a couple of days. He ask about photography and the commander said he didn't want anyone near his aircraft. So I shot these from half mile away on the tower catwalk. The 300 with the 2X does a very nice job. Thanks again.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 10, 2014, 03:57:12 PM
An all new BD-5J

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3942/15312677119_696bcf29dc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pk8tqt)A new BD-5J "stretched" model. (https://flic.kr/p/pk8tqt) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Jeff D. Welker on October 10, 2014, 04:11:07 PM
I'm glad you were able to get out there Harvey. I really like the "bare metal" look of this micro. You balanced this exposure perfectly.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 10, 2014, 08:44:43 PM
Thank you Jeff, much appreciated. They stretched this one 5" so they have more room for new threat generating equipment for new missions for the AF as well as the Marine missions. They will be at Red Flags in the near future if things go well.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 10, 2014, 09:46:25 PM
Two flying targets
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15314756730_dafecbaf7f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pkj8BQ)Heading out to test the Marines ability to find them and shoot them down, simulated. (https://flic.kr/p/pkj8BQ) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 15, 2014, 10:06:07 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/14923381093_114a5b33e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJJeh2)20 seconds till engine start. (https://flic.kr/p/oJJeh2) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: azspyder on October 15, 2014, 06:35:22 PM
Very cool Harvey.

It's has to take a lot of courage to fly one of these things.

Were they part of the WTI exercises?


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 16, 2014, 09:27:16 AM
Thank you Steve, these guys love flying these jets. The company owner has bailed out of two of this type aircraft. They are apart of WTI and they are working for a contract with the AF to work at Red Flag when they have their new threat making devices installed in this new silver jet.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on December 27, 2014, 10:04:30 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/16125279865_eec8b4d7a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qyWgUD)A-10 landed runway 35 at Gila Bend AFAF. 1990 (https://flic.kr/p/qyWgUD) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on April 16, 2015, 12:27:17 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7708/16977073798_d766f6254c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rScWyW)Pre flighting the BD5J for another mission as a cruise missile simulator. (https://flic.kr/p/rScWyW) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on April 17, 2015, 09:55:53 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7587/17177278552_1cdfdaa0e7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/saU3t3)Headed out to challenge and help train Marine fliers. (https://flic.kr/p/saU3t3) by Tower Guy (https://www.flickr.com/people/58629531@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 08, 2015, 08:35:24 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5805/21859607599_a0b14ce9e6_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ziEcLc)Beautiful afternoon in Gila Bend. (https://flic.kr/p/ziEcLc) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 09, 2015, 04:39:27 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/674/21873037379_250bdaa848_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zjR2Y8)There are 4 flyable BD-5Js, here are 3 of them. (https://flic.kr/p/zjR2Y8) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Chris V on October 10, 2015, 10:36:58 AM
Love this shot Harvey!


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Jeff D. Welker on October 10, 2015, 11:17:56 AM
Harvey - wonderful framing and strategic use of a shallow DOF to achieve a really terrific image. Are they building a new hanger at the field? Doesn't look like the same location we photographed from a couple of years ago.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 10, 2015, 04:26:24 PM
Thank you very much Chris.




Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 10, 2015, 04:33:00 PM
Thanks for your comment Jeff, I really do appreciate it. You know I should have actually posted this to the Gila Bend Muni Airport. They couldn't use the hangar at the Aux field, it was being occupied by a vehicle that doesn't allow close up viewing. They moved over to the Muni airport just for this time. It actually was a better location to shoot these guys. I could walk up and down the taxiways and walk out beside the runway for their departure and arrival. I wouldn't mind if they did this again.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 10, 2015, 04:34:23 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/737/22053622766_9c09cf3b97_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zANzHh)Another late afternoon touch and go on runway 35. (https://flic.kr/p/zANzHh) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Chris Kennedy on October 10, 2015, 04:39:54 PM
Cool shot Harvey.

Was there a precautionary/emergency landing by a Luke F-16 while you were there? I was at Luke in the afternoon and heard something on one of the radio channels about a plane that landed there. I think they said something about an EMU, but I'm not sure that's what he said.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on October 10, 2015, 06:49:58 PM
Thanks Chris, my friend said an F16 landed there with an in-flight emergency about an hour before I got there. There were a few Luke birds there for different reasons. By the way I wanted to thank you for the heads up on the Virgin Atlantic 747 landing at GYR a couple weeks ago.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Chris Kennedy on October 10, 2015, 07:07:16 PM
By the way I wanted to thank you for the heads up on the Virgin Atlantic 747 landing at GYR a couple weeks ago.

You're welcome Harvey. I check GYR on FlightAware often. It's kind of a difficult place for photography, though. At least without breaking several traffic laws. ;D


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on July 12, 2016, 06:14:58 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7600/28194294971_49f7b333e4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JXr8BZ)Stitch departing for a practice Demo flight. (https://flic.kr/p/JXr8BZ) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on July 14, 2016, 05:10:49 PM
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8737/28209961252_4c30d405e8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JYPqEh)Late afternoon light in Gila Bend. (https://flic.kr/p/JYPqEh) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Scott Youmans on July 16, 2016, 01:51:56 PM
Great light on that F-16D. Nice to see a background free of man made structures.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on July 16, 2016, 06:06:45 PM
Thank you Scott, I agree that there are some great backgrounds that are clutter free in Gila Bend.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Bill on April 12, 2017, 10:53:51 AM
Waiting for clearance...
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3935/33151665183_ebea6b336c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SvuX5c)


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Bill on April 12, 2017, 11:00:06 AM
Tuesday afternoon at Gila Bend...
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3829/33807057322_44509d725a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tvq1jE)General_Dynamics_F16-0702-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tvq1jE) by Bill Todd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_todd/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Bill on April 12, 2017, 11:01:43 AM
Touch and go...
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2890/33807059312_287b0f0cf8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tvq1UY)


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on April 29, 2017, 06:44:20 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2826/33508356924_24473aa927_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T4266N)They call this the "Banana Boat", I think I can see that. (https://flic.kr/p/T4266N) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on April 30, 2017, 02:42:20 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4169/34361352945_7327198cda_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UmoV6K)A gathering of Snipers, and friends. (https://flic.kr/p/UmoV6K) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Chris V on May 01, 2017, 10:54:13 AM
Very nice ramp there Harvey!!


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on May 01, 2017, 10:14:24 PM
Thanks Chris, better than I have ever seen it before, and I worked there for a year and a half when it was active duty AF.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on May 01, 2017, 10:34:32 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4165/34346139856_a16d7e9349_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Uk3WM7)Your Marines are watching over you. (https://flic.kr/p/Uk3WM7) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on May 03, 2017, 07:11:44 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4180/34379597736_2ba0a5050a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Uo1qD7)Business end of an F-5. (https://flic.kr/p/Uo1qD7) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Jeff D. Welker on May 03, 2017, 07:21:30 AM
Harvey, your magical photography powers clearly extend beyond Luke.  Well done sir.  That is about as nice a gaggle of F-5 aggressors as you'd expect to see anywhere.  Thanks for sharing your talent and this unique ramp.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on May 04, 2017, 07:39:22 PM
Thank you my kind friend, alway appreciated. I hope all is well with you and the family.


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on May 04, 2017, 07:40:34 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34447992095_ccc7b443af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Uu3XUc)Guess they just didn't have enough egress ladders. (https://flic.kr/p/Uu3XUc) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Post by: Tower Guy on July 13, 2017, 11:30:39 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4233/35093691413_fb996efb78_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vt7kP4)Good as new, heading home to DM. (https://flic.kr/p/Vt7kP4) by Harvey Brugger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/controltower/), on Flickr