A Lockheed P-38 Lightning over the high desert of eastern Oregon. One of many forest fires in the region burns in the background. (Finalist 2015 Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine photo competition)
Flying through the Chugach Mountains with the F-15Es of the 90th FS.
A Mitsubishi A6M Zero takes off into the setting sun.
Space Shuttle Discovery atop her 747 transport about to land at Dulles International Airport.
A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is tucked up for the night after arriving at sunset in Manassas, Virginia following a thunder storm. (Finalist in 2015 Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine photo competition)
A Curtiss Helldiver banks over the Blue Ridge Mountains while two B-17 Flying Fortresses circle overhead.
A PBY Catalina flying over the high desert near Madras, Oregon. Mount Jefferson is visible in the background.
A Fairey Swordfish rises above the morning mist over Ottawa, Ontario.
The legendary Walt Ohlrich in his SNJ Texan trainer over Georgetown, Delaware with a gathering cumulous clouds in the background.
A DC-7 firebomber sits on the tarmac in Madras, Oregon.
A Boeing B-29 Superfortress at sunset in Manassas, Virginia following a thunderstorm.
Flying in the back seat of a 90th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle through the Chugach Mountains, near Anchorage, Alaska.
An F-16CJ of the 13th FS over Fairbanks, Alaska coming in to refuel during the Cooperative Cope Thunder war games.
Tom Reilly's B-25J Mitchell flying over the eastern Florida coast on the way from Kennedy Space Flight Center to Stuart.
Mike Potter in the Vintage Wings of Canada Spitfire Mk.XVI flying over the Rideau River near Ottawa, Ontario.
An F-15E Strike Eagle flying through the Chugach Mountains in Alaska.
An Avro Tutor of the RCAF's Snowbirds aerial demonstration team wheels over Gatineau Executive Airport during while a storm gathers in the background.
Four P-51 Mustangs fly low over the Potomac River before turning left to fly over the WWII Memorial and up the National Mall in Washington, DC during the Arsenal of Democracy Fly Over celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
An ATL-98 Carvair at Brooks Air Fuel in Fairbanks, Alaska. Sadly, this aircraft crashed the following spring, though thankfully without loss of life.
A pair of C-119 Flying Boxcars awaiting maintenance in Palmer, Alaska.
Mary Celeste of the Desert ... a forlorn, seemingly floating, airliner sits stripped and all-but-abandoned in the Arizona desert while a sand storm rages in the background. (Finalist in the 2014 Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine photo competition)
An American Airlines Boeing 737 taking off from National Airport near Washington DC, while five other airliners are preparing to land in the distance. (Finalist 2016 Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine photo competition, and Editors Pick for Aviation Week & Space Technology photo competitions)
Three Corsairs flying over the Long Island Sound after having taken off in Bridgeport, Connecticut from the very same airfield that the prototype flew, 65 years previously to the day.
An Avro Lancaster, de Havilland Mosquito and a Hawker Hurricane in close formation over Hamilton, Ontario.