Monday, June 1, 2009

Photo-op: Open house at Hill AFB

Originally uploaded by hpebley3

The last time I made it to an Air Force open house was way back in the 80's when the Blackbirds were still commissioned and making appearances. It was very cool to have one of those zoom past your head; too bad they've all been mothballed. The image above is a low-res scan of a print of my good friend Neil and his two boys when we went to an open house at Mather AFB in Sacramento, CA.

Anyway, just wanted to let anyone interested that there's going to be an Open House this weekend, June 6th and 7th at Hill Air Force Base starting at 0800. The air show is scheduled to run from 1030-1730. With a program as varied as the Thunderbirds, F-16s, F-18s, P-51s, MiG-21s, skydivers and hang gliders, I'm expecting some interesting things to photograph. UTA will have a shuttle running from the Clearfield Frontrunner station to the base for $2 round trip cost.

For more information: Official Hill AFB Open House site

1 comment:

calanan said...

That must have been quite the treat! I grew up near Niagara Falls (NY) AFB and remember the joys of watching the local fighter group ply the skies on their trainings. The air show was always on my favorite summer events, I'll never forget watching in awe as the stealth bomber cruised by on year. Great times!