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1  Photo & Discussion Boards / Airports/Bases / Re: Tucson International Airport (TUS, KTUS) on: August 10, 2017, 05:29:24 PM
It's a C-26 aka metroliner, it belongs to the Air National Guard, call sign used to be sneaky but I think it has changed.
2  Photo & Discussion Boards / Military Exercises / Re: WTI 2-17 on: June 18, 2017, 09:56:28 PM
Nice volley of shots Ross, double thumbs up on the BW CH-53!
3  General Information Boards / News / Re: Trump's plan to remove FAA from govt. on: June 05, 2017, 06:46:51 PM
I think it It will be an airline run transportation system and they are the experts at tacking on user fees to its customers, so your part 135 charter operators will likely incur increased fees to operate within the system, depending on how big the 135 company is they will likely be able to absorb the fee. If its a smaller 135 operation say a company that uses a twin Cessna 414 to fly Doctors to areas with little services, they may not be able to handle the fee, thus shutdown business. General Aviation took a hit after Sep't 11 this will likely be the kiss of death to general aviation as it will open the door to user fees. I've heard that won't be the case, but my belief is it will happen. I think your smaller rural areas who have a greater dependence on general aviation will suffer the most, part 61 flight schools (mom and pop owned schools) will also suffer, it's hard enough now with the sheer cost of daily operations and having to deal with TSA requirements, and then user fees....hardly worth the effort. I do think it will help speed up projects like NextGen and help get some better and up to date equipment and technologies out there. The nice new tower at KTUS actually has some equipment that was moved over from the old tower. It's good if your on the airline side of operations, not so good for everybody else. 
4  Photo & Discussion Boards / Photo of the Month / Re: June 2017 POTM on: June 04, 2017, 09:08:07 PM
Congrats Jay,  nice capture!
5  Photo & Discussion Boards / Miscellaneous / Re: Non Aviation Photography Thread on: May 29, 2017, 10:38:12 PM
Compelling Image Chris.  My Navy retirement flag flew over the USS Arizona prior to my retirement in 1988.  My first visit to the memorial brought almost overwhelming emotion.  My father help raise the Battleship West Virginia after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He spent the rest of the war in the the Pacific on aircraft carriers. Well captured and perfectly titled.  Thanks for posting.

Thank you Vance, and thank you for sharing the story about your Dad and about your retirement flag.  Very interesting.
This was my second trip to the Arizona memorial, the previous trip I was able to visit the USS Missouri, which is very impressive to see as well. Each time I've visited Pearl Harbor I've learned something new and walked away with a new appreciation for what happened there on Dec 7, 1941. On this trip I stayed on the North Shore and discovered that across from Turtle Bay where I was staying stood the radar site that picked up the Japanese fleet as they were inbound but the operators were told to disregard it. Always love to hear or read stories from that time period.
6  Photo & Discussion Boards / Miscellaneous / Re: Canon routine servicing and potential problem... on: May 29, 2017, 09:43:06 PM
I've sent my 7D in for repair after I got into a hurry and put the cf card in backwards and bent the pins. I've also sent my 100-400 for a cleaning and tune up. Both were sent to the canon service center in Irvine, Ca. I had the camera and lens back in a week. No problems what so ever.  I sent the lens in after having it about six years. It actually came back better and sharper then when I first bought it.
7  Photo & Discussion Boards / Photo of the Month / Re: Photo of the Year - 2017 on: May 18, 2017, 08:15:19 PM
Great shot!! Congrats Matt.
8  Photo & Discussion Boards / Miscellaneous / Re: Non Aviation Photography Thread on: May 15, 2017, 10:06:02 PM
Tears of the Sailor
USS Arizona still leaks oil to this day.
Tears of the Sailor by Chris Janes, on Flickr
9  Photo & Discussion Boards / Civil Aviation / Re: Helicopter - all variants on: May 15, 2017, 09:59:53 PM
MD-500 "Magnum PI" paint job.
MD-500 by Chris Janes, on Flickr
10  Photo & Discussion Boards / Military Exercises / Re: Angel Thunder 2017 on: May 13, 2017, 10:54:12 PM
There's been a Puma sitting over at the old Cochise ramp next to Atlantic at KTUS. Been there for a few days.
11  Photo & Discussion Boards / Airports/Bases / Re: Barry M. Goldwater Range on: February 18, 2017, 09:10:40 AM
Great work Ned! Got a love the Hog!!
12  Photo & Discussion Boards / Military Exercises / Re: Heritage Flight Training 2017 on: February 12, 2017, 02:43:38 PM
F-22 Raptor by Chris Janes, on Flickr
13  Photo & Discussion Boards / Military Exercises / Re: Heritage Flight Training 2017 on: February 10, 2017, 09:45:59 PM
0900 is when the first sortie usually begins, some warbirds takeoff and then the Raptor Demo starts, at least thats the way it was the last two years. Irvington and Swan is a good spot for the individual demos and when the formations separate.  If you want some landing shots and Runway 12 is the active then the guard rail near Contractors and Alvernon is a good spot. If 30 is in use then Valencia near the Air Musuem is a good spot.
14  Photo & Discussion Boards / Military / Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / "Warthog" on: February 04, 2017, 06:25:28 AM
Nice captures Allen...
15  General Information Boards / News / Re: Heritage Flight Conference 2017 on: January 31, 2017, 08:14:02 PM
Is there a certain day that'll be better than others to come down?  I may only get one day and want to maximize my opportunity.
I'm trying to get a schedule of what's flying and at what times. Raptor Demo the last two years has kicked off the festivities at 0900 on the weekend. Then the formation transitions happen, Raptor leads the flight for the show passes and then the formation will change up for more passes. The morning session goes till about 1100ish afternoon session starts around 1300. There may be a little more flying this year since the A-10 is back in the lineup. I also heard the F-15 is also back in heritage flight line up, but no demo. If I get more info I will pass it on. Just remember this is not a public event...Off base shooting is usually better anyway.
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