Pencil and color pencil done on smooth bristol 100lb. acid free paper sprayed with clear lacquer.
This has been on my table for a month now, it was suppose to be the last drawing for 2009, but I did not have time to complete it, so now, it starts off as the first of what I hope to be many more for 2010.
I love the tail art on the Oregon National Guard Unit that flies the F-15 Eagle, so I chose to do one of there planes that a fellow sent me a picture of with the Bald Eagle in the background. Hope you all enjoy it! Have a wonderful New Year!
Four miles southeast of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Kingsley Field has a long history in the Klamath Basin. Once a Naval Air Station and active duty Air Force Base, Kingsley Field is now the home of the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard. Kingsley Field is named for an Oregon World War II hero who was killed in action.
In 1990, the unit added the F-16 Flight Surgeon training course to its curriculum (Top Knife), the first of its kind in the nation. The “Top Eye” training program for optometrists and the “Top Drill” program for dentists both came on board in 1994. All three programs orient military doctors to the rigors of high performance flight. When the 173rd Fighter Wing was officially activated, the 114th Fighter Squadron became the flying component of the 173rd Fighter Wing and fell under the Operations Group. F-16 pilot training continued for nine years at Kingsley Field and in 1998 the 173rd Fighter Wing converted to the F-15 Eagle. Today, the 114th Fighter Squadron proudly carries on the tradition of training the best fighter pilots in the world.