Author Archives: Matt Ottosen

NASA Social – Dryden Flight Research Center

At 10:30pm on Tuesday, September 18, I jumped into my car and headed west towards Los Angeles, California.  My final destination would be NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, which is a tenant of Edwards Air Force Base, to attend a three-day NASA Social to welcome the Space Shuttle Endeavour to California.   About a week … Continue reading »

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Boeing 787 Dream Tour

On Friday, March 9, 2012, Boeing brought their new 787 Dreamliner to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX, KPHX) as part of their 787 Dream Tour. The 787 has an extensive partner team, and this stop of the tour was to show the 787 Dreamliner to one of those partners; the employees of Honeywell (Honeywell … Continue reading »

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MCAS Yuma Airshow 2012

Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 561 (VMM-561) “Pale Horse” On March 17, 2012, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma held their 50th Annual Airshow. This year the airshow featured the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, and also celebrated the Marine Aviation Centennial. From warbirds to modern military aviation, there were amazing sights and aviation … Continue reading »

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Desert Splash Adventures

Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian Desert Splash Adventures is Metro Phoenix’s only seaplane air tour, and is located at Scottsdale Airport next to the airport control tower at the Southwest Jet Corporate Center. The aircraft they are using for this adventure is a Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian with an upgraded, more powerful 850 hp turbine engine, … Continue reading »

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HSC-3 “Merlins”

Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk HSC-3 Color Bird During a couple of recent visits to Naval Air Station North Island and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three (HSC-3) I observed as maintenance and flight crews prepared their Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawks for their next mission. And, on my second visit, I was also able to see the flight training … Continue reading »

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