2018 Year in Review

January 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
2018 was an amazing year for Ottosen Photography, although it was a bit lean for aviation photography.

 

There were only three aviation related trips in 2018.  The first one was a trip down to Yuma, Arizona to attend the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-18 Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) exercise.  The WTI HA/DR is one of my favorite military exercises to cover, it doesn't get much better than Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions and Bell UH-1Y Venoms landing in a city park.

bell uh-1y venombell uh-1y venomMarine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367) "Scarface"

 

The second one was a trip down to Tucson, Arizona to spend an afternoon at Pima Air & Space Museum.  This is one of our favorite aviation museums, and it's always fun to spend some time there.

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Pima Air & Space Museum
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The third and final aviation trip was to San Diego, California for an embark aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).  This was an incredible trip to capture Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) "Argonauts" and their Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning IIs working on obtaining their Carrier Qualification (CQ).

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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

 

Our big trip for the year was a week in Dublin, Ireland to celebrate Rylan's birthday.  It was an incredible week and in the end, the food, the drink, the people, and everything we experienced all made for a trip that we will never forget, and a place we will always want to come back to.

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Throughout the year we worked on our Sentiment d'Amour Collection, and Rylan became an Ambassador for Capitola Watches.

 

We are looking forward to 2019, and making plans for it to be another great year.


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