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




  • 11/22/2019
    New 2020 Calendar is available on Lulu
    My new Calendar for 2020 covering Red Flag 19-2, Death Valley and local visitors to Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, NH.
  • 05/18/2020
    COVID cancellations
    Sad times for sure, Cherry Point and Rhode Island were both canceled due to the new guidelines. I'm hoping the New York show is still a go as well as NAS Brunswick. Hoping to add NAS Pensacola at the end of the year if things ever get back to normal.