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by hawk666
25 Feb 2013, 13:06
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: USN Centennial Airshow North Island February 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 606

USN Centennial Airshow North Island February 2011

Confession - I am a little ( about 10 years ) behind with my logging ! However , one question I would like to clear : at this superb USN airshow I did pretty well with the static , F-18 store ( thanks to a tour of the depot ) ,carriers etc but on the most westerly pan next to the exit road were park...
by hawk666
14 Sep 2012, 09:30
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: LOG: SUMMER HOLIDAY USA part 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Re: LOG: SUMMER HOLIDAY USA part 3

A little late in reading your excellent report . Do you still need a list for the museum storage yard at Pensacola as I took a full list in April ?
by hawk666
26 Jun 2012, 14:43
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Creil airbase 22 June 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3496

Re: Creil airbase 22 June 2012

Excellent photographs. Of the CN235's present on Friday ( 9 a/c ?) did any of the a/c leave that day or were scheduled to leave ?
by hawk666
22 Mar 2012, 09:14
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: Waddington airshow 30/6-1/7 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 9889

Re: Waddington airshow 30/6-1/7 2012

I don't remember if this has already been raised but it is rumoured that there will be another Indian AF Su-35 deployment at the time of the Airshow.
by hawk666
21 Sep 2011, 11:07
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: USMC Aviation Centenial 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1006

USMC Aviation Centenial 2012

This Centenial for USMC Aviation falls at the end of May next year . Has anybody picked up any rumours of a show along the lines of North Island this year ?
by hawk666
02 Apr 2011, 20:21
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: NAS North Island (KNZY/NZY) - 2011 MIL
Replies: 5
Views: 2586

Re: NAS North Island (KNZY/NZY) - 2010 MIL

The F-18 with the black / red fins was still on board the Reagan in late January. All I noted was the code 76 on the fin . Regarding the other F-18's on base in September, my listing posted in early Feb may help ?
by hawk666
09 Mar 2011, 23:41
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.
Replies: 58
Views: 18545

Re: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.

Thanks for all the lists. The only aircraft not covered to date were the displaced, based SH-60's ( about 35 in number ) parked on the large West ramp. Did anybody read them off ?
by hawk666
21 Feb 2011, 23:23
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.
Replies: 58
Views: 18545

Re: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.

Re-checking the excellent flypast listing posted earlier, there are in fact a few helos missing. After the pair of Ospreys there were 4 x UH-1's and 4 x AH-1's ( not 2 of each ) plus there were 12 x ch-46's ( not 10 ). Any ideas ?
by hawk666
21 Feb 2011, 02:12
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.
Replies: 58
Views: 18545

Re: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.

Noted prior to the show were the following F-18's outside , next to the flight line : 164966 401 163992 164672 09 164726 00 164250 307 164210 302 162470 ? 43 164960 164908 402 164976 403 166856 XE white fins EA-18G ? 166426 165933 164068 164718 166463 165905 ? 333/VFA-126 163135 166819 166645 164013...
by hawk666
20 Feb 2011, 00:35
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.
Replies: 58
Views: 18545

Re: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.

SH-60's were very tightly packed so even stood next to them ,couldn't read them all; 166309 26 165745 10 166369 165769 166340 166292 166307 ? 04 ? 22 ? 15 ? 17 Sorry can't help with the F-18, I was too busy trying to just record the serials let all the mod programme production numbers. I do however ...
by hawk666
19 Feb 2011, 14:06
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.
Replies: 58
Views: 18545

Re: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.

Gaps ? What gaps ? That is an excellent list, thanks very much. I assume you were at Miramar for the launch ?I was there on the Friday but a little constrained as to access to the ramp but I will check if I recorded any of your queries. It was possibly the best display I have seen in 50 years of spo...
by hawk666
18 Feb 2011, 11:46
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: Marana-Pinal Air Park-Shell AHP - 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 7620

Re: Marana-Pinal Air Park-Shell AHP - 2010

Sounds like the same place. How odd that they change that often, or does Evergreen trade in such things ?
by hawk666
18 Feb 2011, 11:06
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: Marana-Pinal Air Park-Shell AHP - 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 7620

Re: Marana-Pinal Air Park-Shell AHP - 2010

If we are talking the same place ( i.e the compound alongside the road to the ANG base ) then when I drove past it last week , it contained a single-seat F-101 marked 32418 ( making it the first prod. aircraft ?? ) plus 2x F-89 ( one assembled , the other with wings off ) plus an H-34 . I don't thin...
by hawk666
17 Feb 2011, 23:42
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Spotting at Chateaudun
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Re: Spotting at Chateaudun

Regarding the museum , they seem happy to show round individuals or groups if you write well in advance. Certainly last July the air force guys were very friendly on the visit. As for the rest, there are clearly large numbers of aircraft in the storage and scrapping areas ( or there were last summer...
by hawk666
15 Feb 2011, 00:57
Forum: Airshow news!
Topic: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.
Replies: 58
Views: 18545

Re: 100 years of USNavy - NAS North Island area 12 Feb.

You are absolutely right with your corrections. It was all too much for me at my age !!