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Apache Trail
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Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona
Page, Arizona
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Williams, H.A. Clark Memorial Field
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California


Antelope Valley
Burbank
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China Lake
Chino
Naval Air Facility el Centro
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March Air Reserve Base
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Reno Stead Airport
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General Electric Air Research Laboratory, Schenectady, New York

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Hill Air Force Base, Utah

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Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow

Tushino Aerodrome, Moscow

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Arizona

Apache Trail

Apache Trail, December 26, 2008 After a week of winter storms in December 2008, I drove out the Apache Trail to Tortilla Flat.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona

Boyce Thompson Arboretum The Mission of Boyce Thompson Arboretum is to instill in people an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research, and conservation opportunities associated with arid-land plants.

Buckeye Municipal Airport, Arizona

Buckeye Municipal Airport, Arizona Hans Lauridsen is assembling a collection of vintage airplanes at the Buckeye Municipal Airport in Arizona. There are plans to build a 30,000 square foot hangar at Gila Bend to house the collection.

Canyon Lake, Arizona

Canyon Lake Cruise, December 31, 2011 Canyon Lake is located east of Phoenix on the Salt River, between Saguaro Lake and Apache Lake. The landscape is dominated by eroded volcanic tuff from a giagantic caldera eruption that occurred about twenty-nine million years ago.

Casa Grande Airport, Arizona

Casa Grande Airport, Arizona Casa Grande Airport, Arizona hosts the Cactus and Copperstate Fly-ins

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is located near the town of Coolidge, Arizona. The big house was constructed of caliche mud by the Hohokam people in the 1200s and 1300s. A culture of communal irrigation fed agriculture propsered in the area for many decades. The compound was abandoned for inknown reasons before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s. The descendents of the Hohokam may be the Tohono O'odham people.

Coolidge, Arizona

Coolidge On the first Saturday of every month (except June, July, August and September), Coolidge Aviation, LLC sponsors a fly-in. Breakfast is served by the Coolidge Lionís Club in front of the main hangar at the airport.

Coconino County

Coconino County Coconino County is home to Flagstaff, Oak Creeek Canyon, Meteor Crater, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Grand Falls, and many other scenic locations.

Colorado Plateau, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, and Marble Canyon, September 24 - 25, 2010 Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, and Marble Canyon.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to the Fairchild Republic A-10A Warthogs of the 355th Wing, Lockheed EC-130Hs of the 43rd Electronics Combat Squadron, and aircraft of the US Customs and Border Protection Service. Due to the good flying weather, it often hosts visiting aircraft from around the country. It is also home to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the place where US military aircraft go when they are retired. Some of those aircraft are refurbished and used again.

Deer Valley Airport

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N817BR Liberty Belle Deer Valley is the susiest geneeral aviation airport in the United States. It is a popular destination for barnstorming warbirds.

Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona

Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona Falcon Field is home to the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.

Flagstaff, Arizona

I shoot time lapse movies of the weather at my sister's house near Flagstaff.

Four Peaks, Arizona

Four Peaks Four Peaks is a very distinctive landmark visible to the east of Phoenix.

Gilbert Rodeo Grounds, Arizona

Radio-controlled Spruce Goose Model, January 22, 2011 Barrett Hochaus built a radio-controlled model of Howard Hughes giant Flying Boat, popularly known as the Spruce Goose, with a wing span of nearly ten feet. It is powered by four electric motors. Despite its large size, it wieghs less than seven pounds. It made its maiden flight at the Gilbert Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, January 22, 2011.

Goldwater Range

Goldwater Range The Goldwater Ranges, south of Gila Bend, are used for bombing and gunnery training for military aircraft based around Arizona. Frequent visitors include General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons from Luke Air Foirce Base and Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Goodyear, Arizona

Goodyear Airport Many retired airliners are stored at the Goodyear Airport.

Hassayampa River Preserve

Hassayampa River Preserve, March 14, 2013 The Nature Conservancy maintains a desert river habitat at the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenberg, Arizona.

Luke Air Force Base, Arizona

Luke Air Force Base Luke Air Force Base displays.

Marana Regional Airport, Arizona

Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT N704LZ Eureka, Marana Regional Airport, October 15, 2011 The Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT N704LZ Eureka arrived at Marana Regional Airport on Friday, October 14, 2011. It spent the following week moored to its portable mast.

Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona

Mesa Gateway Airport The former Williams Air Force Base is now known as Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. In addition to serving as a civil airport, it is frequently visited by military aircraft taking advantage of its limited traffic. Several pilot training schools operate at the airport. Allegiant Air provides passenger service to airports around the country on a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-83s. Boeing has a test facility for hot weather tests and Advanced Training Systems Incorporated refurbushes Douglas A-4 Skyhawks.

Mogollon Rim

Mogollon Rim, Arizona The Mogollon Rim marks the southern boundary of the Colorado Plateau. It rises neraly 2,000 feet above the region to the south.

Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona Forest Houses is a compound of cabins ini Oak Creek Canyon. Each cabin is different. My sister has been renting cabins at Forest Houses for many years. I joined her for a few days at Cloud House, on the bank of Oak Creek.

Page, Arizona

Annular Solar Eclipse, May 20, 2012 Page, arizona was near the centerline of an annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2102.

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Now I live in Scottsdale and make time lapse movies of the weather at the old family house in Phoenix.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Air traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Pima Air and Space Museum, Arizona

B-36J, 52-22827 The National Museum of the Air Force has transferred B-36J-75(III), 52-22827 to the Pima Air Museum near Tucson, Arizona. It was fully restored at the Lockheed-Martin plant in Fort Worth. It has been reassembled and painted and is now on public display.

Red Rock Crossing

Red Rock Crossing, May 30, 2013 Red Rock Crossing is located on Oak Creek near Sedona. It features good views of Cathedral Rock, which is a popular subject for photographers and painters. It is also popular with new agers who meditate at the Cathedral Rock Vortex and build numerous rock cairns.

Red Rock State Park, Arizona

Red Rock State Park Oak Creek meanders through Red Rock State Park near Sedona. The creek is lined with Sycamore and Cottonwood Trees. Several hiking trails provide access to the hills that surround the park.

Saguaro Lake

Saguaro Lake Cruise, April 19, 2012 Saguaro Lake is located east of Phoenix on the Salt River, downriver of Canyon Lake and Apache Lake. The landscape is dominated by Four Peaks and the Goldfield Mountains. It is reached by way of the Bush Highway.

Salt River, Arizona

Salt River The Salt River flows down from Roosevelt Lake through a series of reservoirs to and through the city of Phoenix.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona The Parada del Sol is an annual parade through Scottsdale.

Sonoran Desert National Monument

Sonoran Desert National Monument, January 28, 2014 The Sonoran Desert National Monument encompasses 487,000 acres southwest of Phoenix. Much of the monument is wilderness with no motorized access.

Superstition Mountains, Arizona

Superstition Mountains Winter storms dropped snow on the Superstition Mountains and Four Peaks in February 2013.

Tonto Natural Bridge, Arizona

Tonto Natural Bridge, September 16, 2010 Tonto Natural Bridge is the largest travertine bridge in the United States. It is located north of Payson off Highway 87.

Valle Airport, Arizona

Valle, Arizona The Grand Canyon Planes of Fame Museum at Valle Airport, Arizona hosts the annual High Country Warbirds Fly-in in June.

Verde Valley, Arizona

Verde Valley The Verde Valley is home to Camp Verde and the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Watson Lake, Ariaona

Watson Lake, Ariaona Watson Lake is a man-made reservoir nestled among granitic bouolders near Prescott, Arizona. It is a popular recreational destination, offering fishing, bird-watching, boulder climbing, hiking, and boating. Kayaks and canoes can be rented. I visited Watson Lake on January 24.

Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona The Grand Canyon Railway at Williams, Arizona commemorates National Train Day with a series of short Cataract Creek Rambler excursions pulled by their Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 #4960 steam locomotive.

Williams, H.A. Clark Memorial Field, Arizona

Williams, H.A. Clark Memorial Field, Arizona H.A. Clark Memorial Field at Williams, Arizona hosted a fly-in on Saturday May 7, 2011. It attracted several vintage general aviation airplanes from around the state.

Winslow-Lindberg Airport, Arizona

Winslow-Lindberg Airport, Arizona Winslow-Lindberg Airport is home to an air tanker station. On Monday, June 13, 2011, A Lockheed P-3 Orion, a pair of Lochkeed P-2 Neptunes and a Skikorsky S-64 Skycrane visited the airport to support operations against the Wallow Fire.

Winslow, Arizona

Winslow, Arizona Little Painted Desert County Park and Homol'ovi State Park ancestral Hopi villages are located northeast of Winslow, Arizona on Highway 87.

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.


California

Antelope Valley, California

Antelope Valley The Antelope Valley has a rich aviation heritage. Air Force Plant 42 has been the site of the first flights of many important and novel aircraft. Aircraft flying out of Edwards Air Force Base are often seen in the skies overhead. There are several places where you can see vintage airplanes displayed in the Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley is also home to spectacular displays of springtime wildflowers.

Buellton, California

Airship Ventures Zeppelin over Buellton, May 26, 2009 The Airship Ventures Zeppelin N704LZ cruised across Santa Barbara County on its way from Long Beach to its home base at Moffett Field on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. It is seen here over Buellton at 1:30 PM. It was cruising at an altitude of 1,900 feet and a speed of 29 knots.

Burbank, California

North American P-51C Mustang NL251MX Betty Jane Burbank displays.

Cabazon, California

Claude Bell's Dinosaurs When I was young, observing the progress of the construction of Claude Bell's dinosaurs at Cabazon was a highlight of family trips between Phoenix and southern California.

Camarillo, California

Camarillo displays Camarillo displays.

Castle Air Force Base, California

Castle Air Force Base displays Castle Air Force Base displays.

Channel Islands Air National Guard Base, California

Channel Islands Air National Guard Base Channel Islands Air National Guard Base displays

China Lake, California

China Lake NAWS displays China Lake NAWS displays.

Chino, California

Chino, California displays Chino, California displays.

Desert Center, California

Desert Center, California Ocotillo, Creosote, and Brittlebush blooming near Desert Center, California

Edwards AFB, California

Edwards AFB displays Edwards AFB displays.

Naval Air Facility el Centro

NAF el Centro Naval Air Facility el Centro provides a location for Navy and Marine Corps squadrons from other parts of the country to engage in flight training. It is home to the US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

Marine Corps Air Station el Toro

Marine Corps Air Station el Toro El Toro was once home to a Marine Corps Air Station that hosted annual airshows.

Fillmore, California

Fillmore, California Fillmore, California displays.

Fox Field, California

Fox Field, California displays Fox Field, California displays.

Gillespie Field, el Cajon, California

Gillespie Field, el Cajon, California displays Gillespie Field, el Cajon, California displays.

Goleta, California

Goleta, California displays Goleta, California displays.

Hawthorne, California

Hawthorne, California displays Hawthorne, California displays.

Inyokern, California

Inyokern, California displays Inyokern, California displays.

Lake Elsinore, California

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars at Lake Elsinore, October 27, 2007 Lake Elsinore, California displays

Los Angeles International Airport, California

Los Angeles International Airport, California displays Los Angeles International Airport, California displays.

March Air Reserve Base

March Air Reserve Base Displays Flight operations at March Air Reserve Base on Wednesday, March 23 and an airshow attended by Richard Lockett in September 1937.

McClellan AFB

McClellan AFB Museum Tour McClellan AFB Museum Tour.

Minter Field

Minter Field displays Minter Field displays.

Miramar Marine Corps Air Station

Miramar MCAS displays Miramar MCAS displays.

Mojave Airport, California

Mojave Airport, California displays Mojave Airport, California displays.

Mojave Desert, California

Mojave Desert, California displays Mojave Desert, California displays.

Nipomo, California

Nipomo, California displays Nipomo, California displays.

Oxnard, California

Oxnard, California displays Oxnard, California displays.

Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale International Airport, California

Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale
International Airport, California displays Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale International Airport, California displays.

Naval Air Station Point Mugu

NAS Pt. Mugu displays NAS Pt. Mugu displays.

Ramona, California

Ramona Air Fair, June 1, 2002

Ramona Air Fair, June 1, 2002 The Ramona Air Fair was held over the weekend of June 1-2, 2002

San Bernardino

Evergreen International Supertanker at San Bernardino, May 31, 2006

Evergreen International Supertanker at San Bernardino, May 31, 2006 On Wednesday May 31, the Evergreen International 747-273C Supertanker flew from Boise, Idaho to the San Bernardino Airport with a load of 20,000 gallons of water that it dropped in a demonstration of its potential as a firefighter. This was the final demonstration in a tour that took the Supertanker to Sacramento California, the Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland, Scott Air Force Base Illinois, Tallahassee Florida, and Boise.

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California displays Santa Barbara, California displays.

Santa Barbara Airport, California

Santa Barbara Airport, California displays Santa Barbara Airport, California displays.

Santa Maria, California

Santa Maria, California displays Santa Maria, California displays.

Santa Paula, California

Santa Paula Airfair, August 6, 2005

Santa Paula Airfair, August 6, 2005 The Santa Paula Airport hosted a two day Airfair over the weekend of August 6 - 7, as America's favorite small town airport turned 75.

Santa Paula Canyon, California

Day Fire Tanker Operations, Monday, September 25

Day Fire Tanker Operations, Monday, September 25 Aerial tankers fought the Day Fire for many days. On Monday, September 25, the tanker action was concentrated over Santa Paula Canyon, just a few miles from Ojai. Lockheed P-3 Orions from the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station shared the sky with Lockheed P-2 Neptunes from the Fox Field Air Attack Station. Bell 205 and 212 Hueys paraded back and forth above the Santa Paula River.

Santa Ynez Mountains, California

Santa Ynez Mountains, California displays Santa Ynez Mountains, California displays.

Travis AFB

Travis AFB Museum Tour Travis AFB Museum Tour.

Van Nuys, California

Van Nuys, California displays Van Nuys, California displays.

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California displays Vandenberg Air Force Base, California displays.

Victorville: Southern California Air Logistics Center

Victorville: Southern California Air Logistics Center The Southern California Air Logistics Center was formerly George Air Force Base. It is home to a Boeing test facility, Heavylift Helicopters, and a large number of retired airliners.


Nevada

Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada displays Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada displays.

Reno Stead Airport, Nevada

Reno Stead Airport, Nevada displays Reno Stead Airport, Nevada displays.


New York

General Electric Air Research Laboratory, Schenectady, New York

General Electric Air Research Demonstration, Schenectady, New York, June 22, 1946 In 1946, my father, Richard Lockett, worked for General Electric in Schenectady, New York. He and my mother Dorothy Lockett attended an open house at the General Electric Air Research Laboratory on June 22, 1946. It was an overcast day with intermittent rain. The event featured a variety of prototype airplanes and helicopters and some unusual modified airplanes. The first jet airmail service was carried by a pair of Lockheed P-80 Shooting Stars that departed from the open house.


Utah

Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Hill Air Force Base, Utah Hill AFB Airshow hosted an airshow on June 27, 1992.


Canada

Abbotsford, British Columbia

Abbotsford, British Columbia Abbotsford, British Columbia displays


England

Farnborough, England

Farnborough, England Farnborough, England displays


Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy Cemetery

Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow is the final resting place of those not quite worthy of burial in Red Square The Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow is the final resting place of those not quite worthy of burial in Red Square. Photos from a tour in 1993.

Tushino Aerodrome

Tushino Aerodrome The airshow at Tushino Aerodrome in Moscow on August 18, 1996 featured ultralight aircraft, parachutists, Mil- Mi-2 helicopters, and aerobatic airplanes.



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