My passion for military aircraft came from growing up near a military base in Portsmouth NH. Pease AFB was home of the 509th BW, a FB-111 unit. Living a few miles away you could catch them departing for alerts one after the other. I would drive down and watch them in the pattern at night, it was a view with those dual burners.

As I grew up and couldn't get into the military, I would hit the airshows in the New England area to get my passion for the military aircraft. Nothing is better than listening to the sounds of a jet roaring down the runway. I hope that I grow in my photography skills each year by learning more and more and showing the dedication of the Armed Forces of the United States.

I also like to take pictures of scenery in New England. With plenty of beautiful Lighthouses up and down the coast. Foliage during the fall and fresh white snow during the winter season.

My tools of the trade are a Nikon D5 and D500 with a Sigma 150-600S, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 and a Sigma 18-50 F/2.8 I've been very fortunate to have met some very great people who have helped open some other great photo ops for me.

Dave O'Brien


  • 11/30/2021
    Davis-Monthan Air Show
    Thunder & Lightning over AZ closed out the 2021 Air Show season. The show had the A-10 Demo, F-35A Demo, F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo, CSAR demo and the USAF Thunderbirds closed it out.
  • 11/19/2021
    Thunder Over New Hampshire
    It's been 10 years since the USAF Thunderbirds had been to Portsmouth NH. Air show had the F-22 Raptor, the new KC-46A from Pease and F-35's from VT



  • 11/30/2021
    That's a rap for the 2021 Air Show Season
    With nothing scheduled in New England for the Thunderbirds or the Blue Angels, I'm hoping there's a good show close that I can finally see the Super Hornet Blue Angels. We'll have to wait and see till next year....