Monthly Archives: June, 2013

F/A-18A+ Hornet Aggressors – part 2

Part 2 continues and concludes the series of photographs of F/A-18A+ Hornets which landed in Springfield, Illinois due to a malfunction in one of the aircraft. The black-tail Hornet remained in Springfield.   Click on any picture for a larger image. After the two 18s departed, rain came but had almost stopped when this 18 landed. …

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F/A-18 Hornet Aggressors – part 1

In mid-afternoon June 29, 2013, three  VFC-12   F-18A+  Hornets landed at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois. I was lucky to be at the fence as they arrived.                                                     …

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T-45 Goshawk

On June 28, 2013, I arrived at AeroKnow Museum’s parking lot under the big EPIC fuel sign at the perfect time to encounter this McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk parked on the ramp. Even though the sun was on the wrong side of the airplane (in the west in late afternoon) I dashed to my office …

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C-130E Hercules

   This C-130 was photographed June 26, 2013 at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois. Every picture was taken from the public side of the hurricane fence.                                                                                                         I returned to the airplane after light rain had fallen and got down on my knees for this picture. The light …

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Gulfstream G-IV

When I arrived at AeroKnow Museum June 11, late in the afternoon I saw and photog’d this elegant machine. The sun was on the wrong side of the sky, and I knew it would be in shadow, but the clouds looked good, and I took a chance. . . . .         …

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