January 2011 ~ December 2014 Updates

 

 

 


 

September 21, 2014

 

F-16A USAF Thunderbirds Recruiting Vehicle

NEW! F-16A USAF Thunderbirds Recruiting Vehicle - a new gallery of 43 photos taken at the 2012 Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, MN on June 09, 2012.

 


 

September 07, 2014

 

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Updates to this site will also be posted on my new Facebook group:

MidwaySailor.com & VAQ136.com

 


 

September 01, 2014

 

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Minnesota ANG ~ 179th FS

NEW! F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Minnesota ANG ~ 179th FS - a new gallery of 210 photos taken at the 2014 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on August 23, 2014.

 


 

May 28, 2014

 

USS Midway

UPDATED! Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item

USS Midway Patch Collection

 

USS Midway Patch Collection

UPDATED! Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added two new patches.

 


 

March 04, 2014

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets ~ Aircraft Profile Prints.com

NEW! VAQ-136 Gauntlets Prints by Aircraft Profile Prints.com - I have secured a 20% off voucher for anyone ordering VAQ-136 Gauntlets prints from Aircraft Profile Prints.com ~ When ordering any prints from their online store, there is a voucher code to enter during checkout. Note: The shopping cart must contain at least one VAQ-136 print in order to activate. They only have three prints available now, but they promise me they will be adding prints showing squadron aircraft / markings from earlier years. Click on the links or thumbnail to take advantage of their offer.

 


 

February 22, 2014

 

My Personal Favorites

NEW! My Personal Favorites - a new gallery of 49 photos. I've taken thousands of photos over the years & have always thought of creating a gallery comprised of my favorite ones. Some of these have already appeared on this site, but many are new & previously unseen because I haven't created galleries for them yet.

 


 

December 28, 2013

 

AH-1S Cobra ~ 1994 MCAS El Toro Air Show

AH-1S Cobra ~ 1994 MCAS El Toro Air Show - a new gallery with one photo taken at the 1994 MCAS El Toro Air Show.

AH-64A Apache ~ 1994 MCAS El Toro Air Show

AH-64A Apache ~ 1994 MCAS El Toro Air Show - a new gallery of seven photos taken at the 1994 MCAS El Toro Air Show.

AH-64A Apache ~ Texas National Guard

AH-64A Apache ~ Texas National Guard - a new gallery of 11 photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

November 23, 2013

 

2013 USS Midway Calendar

2014 USS Midway Calendar - Link to order the new 2014 USS Midway Calendar is now active.

AH-1S Cobra ~ Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

AH-1S Cobra ~ Schofield Barracks, Hawaii - a new gallery of 04 photos taken in 1988 while driving past the flightline.

AH-1S Cobra ~ Norton AFB

AH-1S Cobra ~ Norton AFB - a new gallery of 13 photos taken at Norton AFB near San Bernardino, CA in the mid-1980s. (These photos are courtesy of Paul Jarvis)

AH-1 Cobra Photo Gallery

AH-1 Cobra Photo Galleries - replaced all photos with higher resolution versions.

AH-1F Cobra ~ Fort Snelling Military Museum

AH-1F Cobra ~ Fort Snelling Military Museum  - added 25 new photos taken in 2009.

UH-1H "Huey" Iroquois ~ Fort Snelling Military Museum

UH-1H "Huey" Iroquois ~ Fort Snelling Military Museum  - added 18 new photos taken in 2009.

 


 

July 21, 2013

 

T-38 Talon Thunderbird Display ~ Owatonna, MN

Thunderbirds over Owatonna - added 40 new photos of a three-plane bomb burst of T-38 Talon Thunderbirds taken on July 19, 2013 at the Owatonna Airport in Minnesota.

 


 

July 16, 2013

 

VAQ-136 GauntletsVAQ-136 Gauntlets

VAQ-136 Patch Collection in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - added two new squadron patches.

VAQ-136

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - added one new memorabilia item.

 


 

May 07, 2013

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965 in the USS Midway section: added one new photo showing the never seen before left (port) wing of the aircraft with an Ordnanceman arming the bombs.

 


 

May 04, 2013

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965 in the USS Midway section:

  • Added one new photo courtesy of Bob Sullivan.

  • Added three new photos courtesy of Ed Barthelmes. From these photos, I was able to create six enlargements of certain sections, showing more detail.

 


 

April 18, 2013

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets

VAQ-136 Patch Collection in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - added one new squadron patch. This is the redesigned version released in January 2013.

 


 

April 13, 2013

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965 in the USS Midway section - added 19 new photos & the bombs carried on this mission are finally identified!

 


 

March 12, 2013

 

 


 

February 26, 2013

 

My Patch Collection

My Patch Collection - added three new patches in the following galleries:

 


 

February 09, 2013

 

EA-6B Prowler Patches

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection in the EA-6B Prowler section - added ten new patches.

USS Midway Museum Souvenirs

Memorabilia - Museum Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - added three new items.

USS Midway Patch Collection

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added five new patches.

USS Midway Memorabilia

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

My Military Coin Collection

My Military Coin Collection - added six new coins.

My Patch Collection

 

My Patch Collection

My Patch Collection - added 64 new patches in the following galleries:

VAQ-136

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - added two new memorabilia items.

VAQ-136

VAQ-136 Patch Collection in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - added 12 new squadron patches.

 


 

January 10, 2013

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets

VAQ-136 Squadron Emblem in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - the squadron announced a new redesigned official squadron insignia yesterday via their official Facebook page.

 

I haven't decided if I like this new insignia because I believe they're throwing away 40 years of tradition by replacing the original insignia. Although I do like the EA-18G Growler & the expanded capabilities it will give the squadron, this site will continue to show the original insignia because it represents its original EA-6B Prowler aircraft & the time I was assigned to it.

 


 

January 06, 2013

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965 in the USS Midway section - added 26 new photos detailing two model kits & one aftermarket item available to recreate this event in 1:72 & 1:48 scales.

 


 

December 31, 2012

 

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Minnesota ANG ~ 179th FS

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Minnesota ANG ~ 179th FS

- a new gallery of 194 photos taken at the 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on September 21, 2012.

 


 

December 30, 2012

 

F-16A ADF Fighting Falcon ~ 179th FS ~ MN ANG Museum

F-16A ADF Fighting Falcon ~ Minnesota ANG ~ 179th FS

- a new gallery of 94 photos taken at the Minnesota ANG Museum on September 05, 2009 (45 photos)

& the 133rd Airlift Wing 2011 Open House in Minneapolis, MN on July 16, 2011 (49 photos).

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Hill AFB, Utah ~ 4th FS

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Hill AFB, Utah ~ 4th FS

- a new gallery of 04 photos taken at the 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on September 21, 2012 .

F-16D Fighting Falcon ~ Hill AFB, Utah ~ 421st FS

F-16D Fighting Falcon ~ Hill AFB, Utah ~ 421st FS

- a new gallery of 64 photos taken at the 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on September 21, 2012 .

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Viper West 2010 ~ 4th FS

2010 Viper West Demo

- a new gallery of 59 photos taken at the 2010 Chippewa Valley Air Show in Eau Claire, WI on June 05, 2010.

My apologies for the quality of these photos. It rained the entire day & it was one of the most miserable air shows I've ever been to.

 


 

December 29, 2012

 

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Wisconsin ANG ~ 176th FS

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Wisconsin ANG ~ 176th FS

- added 22 new photos taken at the 2009 Deke Slayton Airfest in La Crosse, WI on June 21, 2009.

F-16C Fighting Falcon ~ Viper West 2009 ~ 4th FS

2009 Viper West Demo

- a new gallery of 243 photos taken at the 2009 Deke Slayton Airfest in La Crosse, WI on June 21, 2009.

 


 

December 25, 2012

 

A-10 Thunderbolt II ~ Missouri AFRC ~ 303rd FS

A-10 Thunderbolt II ~ Missouri AFRC ~ 303rd FS

- added 60 new photos taken at the 2009 Deke Slayton Airfest in La Crosse, WI on June 21, 2009.

A-10 Thunderbolt II ~ Davis-Monthan AFB ~ 358th FS

A-10 Thunderbolt II ~ Davis-Monthan AFB ~ 358th FS

- a new gallery of 54 photos taken at the 2010 Deke Slayton Airfest in La Crosse, WI on June 19, 2010.

A-10 Thunderbolt II ~ Idaho ANG ~ 190th FS

A-10 Thunderbolt II ~ Idaho ANG ~ 190th FS

- a new gallery of 75 photos taken at the 133rd Airlift Wing 2011 Open House in Minneapolis, MN on July 16, 2011.

 


 

December 24, 2012

 

T-38C Talon ~ 90th FTS

T-38C Talon ~ 90th FTS

- a new gallery of 79 photos taken at the 2010 Deke Slayton Airfest in La Crosse, WI on June 19, 2010 (41 photos)

& the 133rd Airlift Wing 2011 Open House in Minneapolis, MN on July 16, 2011 (38 photos).

T-38C Talon ~ 435th FTS

T-38C Talon ~ 435th FTS

- a new gallery of 35 photos taken at the 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on September 21, 2012.

 


 

December 22, 2012

 

TA-7C Corsair II Bu. No. 154500 ~ American Wings Air Museum

TA-7C Corsair II (Bu. No. 154500)

- a new gallery of 268 photos taken at the American Wings Air Museum in Blaine, MN on July 16, 2011.

 


 

December 14, 2012

 

F-5E Tiger II ~ VFC-13 Fighting Saints

F-5E Tiger II ~ VFC-13 Fighting Saints

- added 51 new photos taken at the American Wings Air Museum in Blaine, MN.

F-5N Tiger II ~ VFC-13 Fighting Saints

F-5N Tiger II ~ VFC-13 Fighting Saints

- a new gallery of 11 photos taken at the 2010 Chippewa Valley Air Show in Eau Claire, WI on June 05, 2010.

My apologies for the quality of these photos. It rained the entire day & it was one of the most miserable air shows I've ever been to.

F-5N Tiger II ~ VFC-111 Sundowners

F-5N Tiger II ~ VFC-111 Sundowners

- a new gallery of 72 photos taken at the 2010 Great Minnesota Air Show in St. Cloud, MN on June 27, 2010.

 


 

December 09, 2012

 

EA-18G Growler ~ VAQ-129 Vikings~ 2012 Minnesota Air Spectacular, Mankato, MN

EA-18G Growler ~ VAQ-129 Vikings

- a new gallery of 399 photos taken at the 2012 Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, MN on June 09, 2012.

This gallery features two aircraft from VAQ-129 Vikings.

EA-18G Growler ~ VAQ-129 Vikings ~ 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo, Duluth, MN

EA-18G Growler ~ VAQ-129 Vikings

- a new gallery of 88 photos taken at the 2012 Duluth Air & Aviation Expo in Duluth, MN on September 21, 2012.

This gallery features two aircraft from VAQ-129 Vikings.

 


 

November 26, 2012

 

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe ~ 2009 Traditional Powwow

Minneapolis & Minnesota

- added a new Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe ~ 2009 Traditional Powwow gallery with 153 photos.

Halloween 2010

Minneapolis & Minnesota

- added a new Halloween 2010 gallery with 98 photos.

Modeling Links

Modeling Links

- a new page with links to modeling forums, information & shopping.

2013 USS Midway Calendar

2013 USS Midway Calendar

- Link to order the new 2013 USS Midway Calendar is now active.

 


 

February 04, 2012

 

My Scale Models

My Scale Models

- a new section showing my Hobby Room, Workbench & completed scale models.

Workbench & Hobby Room

Workbench & Hobby Room

- a new gallery with 43 photos.

Tool Organizer

Tool Organizer

- a new gallery with 10 photos.

SR-71 Blackbird ASARS Nose on Maintenance Stand

SR-71 Blackbird Nose on Maintenance Stand

- a new gallery with 05 photos.