To conclude my trip to California in the summer of 2014 I stayed at LAX om my departure date (August 4th), since my flight back home wasn’t leaving untill 10PM anyways. Below are the pictures from my favorite spotting location at LAX, the parking lot at In-n-Out Burger. Below is a map which also shows your position to the runway.
To conclude my trip to California in the summer of 2014 I stayed at LAX om my departure date (August 4th), since my flight back home wasn’t leaving untill 10PM anyways. Started at my second favorite spotting location at LAX, along Imperial Highway. The spot isn’t actually on Imperial Highway, but on East Imperial Avenue. Go there and you’ll see the sidewalk with benches and trashcans to make your stay comfortable. Below is a map which also shows your position to the runway.
After staying here for some 2,5 hours I moved to another spot. Those pictures will follow in another post.
While on my way to the annual Kenpo karate World Championships, which were to be held in Long Beach California in 2014, I visited some aviation highlights in California, Arizona and Nevada. My first destination after arriving at LAX was nellis AFB. At Nellis the regular Red Flag exercise is held with usually the participation of interesting foreign aircraft. Red Flag 2014/3 however was not that interesting and it would end on July 25th, with me arriving in the US on the 27th. Still went for Nellis (which is right next to Las Vegas) hoping I’d catch some leftovers.
I did catch three very nice Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinooks, but furthermore the only leftovers were F-16’s from Aviano and F-15E’s from Lakenheath, both European based planes so not all that interesting for me. As if that was not enough the local training and agressor squadrons didn’t fly, so I got stuck with only the Chinoooks (which flew quite far away) and finghters from Europe. Still some nice images though…
A morning along the fence of Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix in Arizona resulted in the following pictures. Luke is an interesting base because of the mixture of F-16 from Taiwan Air Force (in USAF Livery), Singapore Air Force (in their own markings) and US Air Force. I’m looking forward to returning here some day for more!!
While on my way to the annual Kenpo karate World Championships, which were to be held in Long Beach California in 2014, I visited some aviation highlights in California, Arizona and Nevada. One of those destinations was Davis Monthan Air Force base, wich is home to the Aircraft Maintanance And Regeneration Group (AMARG) commonly known as “The Boneyard”.
At AMARG some 4000 retired aircraft reside in the Arizona desert, waiting for their fate. Some return to service with the US armed forces or some alied military force, some serve as spare parts provider and others just get scrapped when their time has come.
Also there is the Pima Air and Space Museum, where some 230 aircraft that have mostly come from AMARG are preserved.
Below are my pictures from this awesome place, which were taken from outside the fence, inside the museum and from the bus during the tour of the facility.