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Luke AFB salutes essential workers with flyover

May 01, 2020 - Today, Luke Air Force Base, including the 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing, along with the Arizona Air Natio...
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In the Best of Times

March 29, 2020 - With everything going on right now with COVID-19 and the desires to self-quarantine and keeping the population healthy,...
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2019 Holiday Heavies

January 03, 2020 - With all the people on planet Earth, Santa Claus needs a lot of help staging all of his presents for the good (and bad)...
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Sky Harbor at Night

September 04, 2019 - I have now been a Night Operations Manager for Flagship Airports at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for about t...
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100 years of British Airways

August 27, 2019 - On August 25th British Airways turned 100, and BA celebrated their landmark birthday by celebrating Britain. I have been...
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Planes of Fame Air Museum

April 21, 2019 - The Planes of Fame Air Museum is one of our favorite air museums around. We love visiting the museum as well as attendin...
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2018 Year in Review

January 31, 2019 - 2018 was an amazing year for Ottosen Photography, although it was a bit lean for aviation photography. There were onl...
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Pima Air & Space Museum

October 28, 2018 - Rylan and I recently drove down to Tucson, Arizona and paid a visit to one of our favorite aviation museums, the Pima Ai...
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"Maid in the Shade"

August 24, 2018 - The North American B-25J Mitchell "Maid in the Shade" is owned and operated by the Commemorative Air Force's Airbase Ari...
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2017 Year in Review

January 06, 2018 - 2017 was a great year for Ottosen Photography! We took thousands of photos, went on quite a few trips, and celebrated ou...
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Naval Air Facility El Centro: 2017 Fall Photocall

December 22, 2017 - On Thursday, November 16, I hit the road and headed to Naval Air Facility El Centro (NAFEC) for their 2017 Fall Photocal...
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Small Town Warbirds

November 25, 2017 - Last month Rylan and I spent a long weekend in Palm Springs, California. This trip was not only visiting friends and a c...
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Ottosen Photography: 10th Anniversary | 2007 - 2017

August 30, 2017 - Welcome to Ottosen Photography, featuring the photography and art of Matt & Rylan Ottosen. In 2007 Ottosen Photograph...
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Arizona Aviation Photographers (AzAP)

July 30, 2017 - In 2009 I Co-Founded the Arizona Aviation Photographers (AzAP) with my good friend Joe Copalman, and AzAP has been growi...
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The Art of War

June 25, 2017 - In the past year, we have started two new collections here on Ottosen Photography. One of these new collections is The A...
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Aluminum Overcast

March 26, 2017 - Aluminum Overcast is a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress owned and operated by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). S...
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2016 Year in Review

January 29, 2017 - 2016 has been an awesome year for Ottosen Photography, and we are happy to publish our 2016 year in review. The first...
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WTI 1-17 HA/DR

December 26, 2016 - Students and instructors participating in Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS-1)'s Weapons and Tactics I...
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Escadron d'hélicoptères 1/67 “Pyrénées”

September 07, 2016 - The Escadron d'hélicoptères 1/67 “Pyrénées” is based at Cazaux Air Base (Base aérienne 120 Cazaux), France and is part o...
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2016 Air Show Season Kickoff Weekend

March 26, 2016 - The time had come, the kickoff to the 2016 air show season, and it was time to hit the road to see two of the biggest de...
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BattleHerk

February 23, 2016 - The KC-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine transport aircraft used for aerial refueling, medical evacuation, combat-ass...
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WTI 1-16 NEO

October 24, 2015 - During times of dissension in foreign countries, civilians and medical personnel, from groups such as “Doctors Without B...
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RedStar Pilots Association

July 25, 2015 - The RedStar Pilots Association is an international organization with members throughout the United States, Canada, Austr...
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Oral History: Major Paul Greer (Retired)

June 30, 2015 - Major Paul Greer (Retired) turned 17 the same day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After the attack on Pearl Harbor,...
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WTI 2-15 HA/DR

April 27, 2015 - Students and instructors participating in Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS-1)'s Weapons and Tactics I...
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Wings of Freedom

April 20, 2015 - Every year, the Collings Foundation sets out on their massive Wings of Freedom Tour, bringing a variety of World War II...
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Notch Gear

April 15, 2015 - Our good friend Marty, from Yuma, Arizona, is friends with Paul Cunningham, the founder of Notch Gear. After Marty told...
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Boeing E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post

April 07, 2015 - On Monday, April 6, 2015, Secretary of Defense (SecDef) Ashton Carter came to Arizona to give a speech at Arizona State...
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de Havilland Canada CT-142 Dash-8 "Gonzo"

March 17, 2015 - Back in 2012 I was able to capture the following photo of a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) de Havilland Canada CT-142 D...
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American Airlines' First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

March 09, 2015 - American Airlines recently took delivery of their first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner from the Boeing factory up in Everett, W...
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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma 2015 Airshow

March 05, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, would be another early morning for Rylan and I. With the alarm going off at 3:00 am, it was time...
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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

February 19, 2015 - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has a very rich history of aircraft training and flight operations. Even I learned to fly a...
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The Phoenix Zoo

February 06, 2015 - Rylan and I recently visited the Phoenix Zoo. We really enjoy going to the Zoo, but Phoenix can be hot on occasion and s...
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Goodyear's "Spirit of America"

January 29, 2015 - With Super Bowl XLIX right around the corner here in Phoenix, Arizona, we are starting to see different aircraft that ar...
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NASA's Sherpa

January 24, 2015 - NASA's Shorts C-23 Sherpa is part of the NASA Airborne Science Program and is based at the Wallops Flight Facility in Vi...
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Air Force One

January 12, 2015 - On January 8, 2014, Air Force One departed Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after an overnight visit to Phoenix,...
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Meteor Crater

January 09, 2015 - Recently, to celebrate our 3rd Wedding Anniversary, Rylan and I made the trip up north to Flagstaff, Arizona to see and...
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Four Peaks Wilderness Area

January 06, 2015 - On New Year's Eve a winter storm came through Arizona covering much of the state in a blanket of snow. When this has hap...
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Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die

November 18, 2014 - Recently, after watching the 1993 movie Tombstone with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, Rylan decided that she wanted to vis...
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WTI 1-15 HA/DR

October 22, 2014 - Students and instructors participating in Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS-1)'s Weapons and Tactics I...
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Why is there a B-17G in the Ottosen Photography logo?

February 09, 2014 - I chose to include the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress in the Ottosen Photography logo for two reasons. The first is becaus...
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Night at the Museum

December 31, 2013 - The Arizona Aviation Photographers (AzAP) recently held their third night-photography workshop at the Pima Air & Space M...
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Scottsdale Airport

November 28, 2013 - Scottsdale Airport is a general aviation reliever facility and is home to many of the Valley of the Sun's corporate airc...
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HEAVY METAL THUNDER

August 14, 2013 - HEAVY METAL THUNDER Training the Trainers on the Marine Corps' 'Big Iron' During WTI 2-13 Matt Ottosen reports on th...
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WTI: Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise

May 13, 2013 - On April 19, Marines taking part in the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course participated in a Humanitarian Assis...
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Solar Impulse

May 11, 2013 - On May 4, 2013, the Solar Impulse completed the first leg of its historic trip across America and successfully launched...
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The Out-of-Towners

March 11, 2013 - As a Co-founder of the Arizona Aviation Photographers (AzAP), I am pleased to announce the publication of our first book...
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One Day in LA

September 10, 2012 - In the early morning of Saturday, September 8, a few friends piled into a car and hit the road for an out-and-back trip...
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