My passion for military aircraft came from growing up near a military base in Portsmouth NH. Pease AFB was home of the 509th BW, a FB-111 unit. Living a few miles away you could catch them departing for alerts one after the other. I would drive down and watch them in the pattern at night, it was a view with those dual burners.

As I grew up and couldn't get into the military, I would hit the airshows in the New England area to get my passion for the military aircraft. Nothing is better than listening to the sounds of a jet roaring down the runway. I hope that I grow in my photography skills each year by learning more and more and showing the dedication of the Armed Forces of the United States.

I also like to take pictures of scenery in New England. With plenty of beautiful Lighthouses up and down the coast. Foaliage during the fall and fresh white snow during the winter season.

My tools of the trade are a Nikon D200 and D70 with a Sigma 50-500 known as a "Bigma" and a Sigma 18-50 F/2.8 I've been very fortunate to have met some very great people who have helped open some other great photo ops for me.

Dave O'Brien




  • 08/07/2019
    157th ARW starts receiving new KC46's
    Tomorrow, 8/8, the 157th ARW is scheduled to receive it's first 2 KC-46 Pegasus tankers. After which 4 a month is scheduled to arrive. I'll have pictures of the 2 from tomorrow. Then the 158th FW of the VT ANG should start receiving their F-35's in Sept. The official welcoming ceremony won't be till Oct 20th.
  • 08/07/2019
    Star Wars Canyon visit
    While out at Nellis for Red Flag we hit Star Wars Canyon for 2 days. Had about 15 aircraft come through on our day and a half there. Will be posting the pics and article soon.