McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk

@ Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA

November 2017

My first trip to El Centro did not disappoint, offering plenty of opportunities to photograph operational aircraft.  This would be my first experience seeing the Goshawk airborne.  Here is a T-45 on final approach for a practice landing.   Based on the British Aerospace Hawk, the T-45 has been used by the United States Navy as an aircraft carrier-capable trainer since 1991.  221 aircraft were delivered with production ending in 2009.  Nikon D500 w/80-400mm, processed with Aperture.

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