Remarks: AA-210 based at Chico (CIC) and flown by airshow performer Patty Wagstaff along with an air tactical group supervisor who acts as an air controller, in the backseat, sitting on the ramp at Stead after working a few lightning caused fires in the area. Smoke from the fires mixed with the storm cells created some interesting light. ex: 155459 with US Navy.
Remarks: "Air Transport 752 Heavy" departing RNO for Bradley International (KBDL), but would end up diverting to Wilmington Air Park (KILN). First 757 for ATI and a new scheme as well. ex: LTU/LTU SUD (D-AMUM), Electra Airlines, Air Scotland (SX-BVM), Aero Continente, Nuevo Continente (OB-1788-P), Rubloff Jet Express(Operated by Ryan International), National Air Cargo (N151GX)
Remarks: Tanker 810 in loading pit 2 awaiting waiting to be loaded with a fresh load of retardant while fighting a couple of lighting caused wildfires in the area while one of the storms passes by to the east. The large propellor in the background is a tribute to Tanker 09 which crashed just northwest of the airport on September 1, 2008.
Remarks: Aggressor Viper sitting on the NSAWC ramp at awaiting its next sortie. A "Convoy" (C-40) flight can be seen climbing out in the background. A HUGE thanks to Zip Upham, one of the best PAOs out there for taking our group pretty much everywhere possible and setting us up for the best photos!