Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vandenberg Air Base Change of Command ceremony



Col. Richard Boltz takes over command of the 30th Space Wing in a ceremony held Monday at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Photo/Phil Klein

Vandenberg Air Base Change of Command ceremony




Col. David Buck handed over command of the 30th Space Wing to Col. Richard Boltz in a ceremony held Monday at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Photo/Phil Klein

The base's color guard stands at ease during the cermony. Photo/Phil Klein

Vandenberg Air Base Change of Command ceremony


Col. Richard Boltz took over the reins of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base during a Change of Command ceremony held Monday at the base's parade grounds. Photo/Phil Klein

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Russian Air Tanker


Santa Barbara News-Press: "A Russian-made Altair Be-200 air tanker makes a 3,000-gallon water drop in a demonstration of the aircraft's firefighting capabilities at the Santa Maria Airport on Tuesday. The show marked the tanker's U.S. debut on a promotional trip dreamed up by David Baskett, founder of the defunct Pacific Skyway airline and president of American Ethanol Inc. He hopes to attract enough business in the future to base 10 of the aircraft in Santa Maria.
PHIL KLEIN / NEWS-PRESS"