Outside of APD’s feature articles, from time to time we will feature photo essays that tell the story visually. These photo essays will be part of our “Through the Lens” series.
Recently, Todd Miller visited Naval Air Station Fallon, home of the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI program), also known as TOPGUN.
Todd shows us some of the sights of NAS Fallon…..Through the Lens…
Words and Photography by Todd Miller
Naval Air Station Fallon is the US Navy’s premier tactical air warfare training center. Located in Nevada’s high desert only 65 miles East of Reno NV, NAS Fallon offers over 300 clear days a year for flying activities such as TOPGUN training, as well as a number of nearby ranges utilized for bombing and electronic warfare training. NAS Fallon is utilized by US Navy Carrier Air Wings to hone their Air to Air and Air to Ground skills prior to deployment and is similar in function to the USMC Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, and the USAF Weapons School.
A visit to NAS Fallon ensures seeing some of the US Navy’s unique aggressor aircraft, currently active aircraft and aircraft from any given USN & USMC strike fighter wing.
Todd Miller resides in rural Maryland west of Baltimore. Given less than required eyesight Todd’s dreams of fighter pilot were grounded, but the love of military aviation has never subsided. Todd enjoys capturing military aircraft through photography, with a particular desire to capture them in mission action. When not busy chasing jets, Todd works in the area of Business Development for a prominent flooring materials company.