Friday, October 12, 2012

Wendover Airshow September 22, 2012

                                                  Pretty sure it is a T-33 in flight

On September 22, 2012, Wendover, Utah, held its annual Airshow at the historic Wendover Airfield. Through the years the show has expanded and now it has an impressive number of aircraft and demonstrations for a small airshow. This year some of the highlights of the included a P-40 and P-51, Navy Corshair, the wing walkers, T-33, and the West Coast Ravens. Included are some of my favorite pictures from the day.

                                 US Army P-51

                                                Front of the P-51

                                  Navy Corshair

                                                       The Wing walkers


                                  West Coast Ravens in formation

                           West Coast Ravens in formation

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Goshute Mountains Observatory September 16, 2012

                            Looking north toward Pilot Peak

On September 16 I decided to spend my day hiking to one of my favorite destinations in eastern Nevada: the Goshute Raptor Observation Area. This spot gives a splendid 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains as well as hawks and falcons during the fall. To get to the location travel south from Wendover, Utah, on US 93A for 15 miles until a Nevada Department of Transportation site. Turn onto dirt road. (For more detailed instructions please see my June 8, 2011 post). From August until late October Hawk Watch International conducts surveys for flying raptors. They do a good job teaching visitors about the raptors and their migration.

               Cliffs in the Goshutes

                           Nevada chilling under a shrub

           Looking south along the spine of the Goshute Mountains

                    Interesting picture looking east