USA South West - Tucson

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Arriving at Tucson late in the night a few problems were encountered looking for a hotel room as no really cheap motels were available near the airport, but after a longer search we finally found a "Quality Inn" that even had breakfast included, combined with the production of a whole load of plastic waste…
FrontierFortunately it was not far from there to the airport and we started our tour with a quick trip looking at the stored airliners at Hamilton Aviation. But as it is only worth taking photos through the fence at this location in the afternoon, a quick decision was taken to look for a nice photo spot for approaching aircraft. This one was quickly found and it became quite boring as only a handful of airliners came in during the first hour. But we fortunately heard some Arizona Air National Guard (AZ ANG) F-16 taking off in the far distance.
When the aircraft came back some nice topside photos were possible, and the next surprise approached as well. But this time from behind and a black car: the Sheriff! "Taking photos… Bad idea!!" was his reaction to the explanation of our doings there, but after the usual checks and questions we were allowed to continue taking photos, just in time when the UAE F-16s came back from their training sortie! So we were luckily be able to log some more aircraft that were high on our wish list for this trip.


Tucson - AZ ANG F-16s

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