Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range Tour

Last Thursday, Forrest and I were invited out on a tour of the Barry M. Goldwater Range. We were taken out to Range 1 just to the north of Ajo and got to watch some F-16s and A-10s do some practice bombing and strafing runs.

Range 1 Entrance

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I wasn’t quite fast enough with the camera, but I did barely capture this shot of the F-16’s afterburner.

Afterburner

Beyond the tower for Range 1 is the road to some of the Barry M. Goldwater tactical ranges. The range is closed to the public (except for a few small areas) so this is off limits.

Road to tactical ranges

After the speed of the F-16s, the A-10s threatened to be a bit of a disappointment, however it was still really amazing to see them up so close! (And it’s a bit easier to take pictures of them!)

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Hi pilot!

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