This shot was taken exactly 40 years ago, capturing the USS Enterprise sailing back to the states after a Pacific cruise that included the evacuation of Saigon. The green CH-53s sitting on the “Big E’s” bow were hitching a ride back to the states. Those little dots in front of them?Sunbathers enjoying the breeze, seas… »
No, this is not a screen cap from Michael Bay’s next Transformers movie, these are real Security Forces Squadron members of the 106th Rescue Wing conducting dynamic night fire training in upstate New York. »
Car manufacturers can afford to do just about whatever they want for a press picture. Fly a crew to Morocco to shoot the car in the desert? Sure. In front of the Bilbao Guggenheim? Sure. »
This unique angle of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it pulls alongside a Replenishment Oiler looks like something right out of Star Wars. All the vents, hangar bay openings, crew stations, antennas, emergency rafts, conduits and other details underline just how massive and complex of a machine a Super Carrier… »
We’ve been treated to some glorious pictures of F-35s in the midst of aerial refueling, but these shots take it to another level. There’s not just one, but two USMC F-35Bs refueling from KC-130J tankers, with another two ready to top up. Regardless of where you stand on this controversial weapon system, you have to… »
This incredible photograph, shot in 1940s, shows a BOAC Airlines DC-3 sitting on the ramp at what would become RAF Gibraltar, as searchlights flood the night sky in search of enemy aircraft. Below is the almost otherworldly picture in its entirety. »
Renowned photographer Blair Bunting has taken a turn toward aviation subjects recently, and we are very thankful for him doing so. He captured a Thunderbird F-16 in his uniquely dramatic style, and now he attacked the world’s only operational 5th generation super fighter, the F-22 Raptor, with outstanding results. »
Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space! »
The USS Porter is encased in a rainbow during exercise Joint Warrior taking place off the coast of Scotland. Joint Warrior is biannual training event led by the UK and is considered Europe’s largest military exercise, bringing 55 ships and 70 aircraft together for elaborate NATO-centric combined arms operations.
F-35Cs of VFA-101 "Grim Reapers" traveled from their home at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Naval Air Station Lemoore in California to show off their new rides for the first time to West Coast strike fighter squadrons. These breathtaking shots, taken over Yosemite National Park, were snapped to remember the… »
For those of you following my escapades, a short while ago I drove Matt Farah's Million Mile Lexus LS400 from New Jersey To Los Angeles. Here's a secret: Driving through most of America can get mind-numbingly boring. Here's how to take some great pictures in the meantime and curb the monotony. »
The sprawling construction sites buried below NYC are carefully regulated places, inaccessible to the public. But one photographer has been exploring these caverns and tunnels for 15 years at the MTA’s request—and his work paints an amazing picture of life underground.
One of Europe’s top aviation photographers, Frank Crebas, was along for the ride in a F-16BM as Dutch F-16s intercepted a pair of B-52H Stratofortresses during Exercise Polar Growl. The result was this amazing image of an F-16 over a B-52 with its shadow perfectly aligned on the big bomber’s spine. »