Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ: Home of the acrobatic A-10
We've lived in Southeast Tucson in the Rita Ranch area for nearly four years and have come to enjoy the regular training of the ultra quiet and versatile A-10. Also known as the "Warthog" it's one of several different aircraft that frequent the skies near our home and the easiest to recognize. The A-10 possess two distinct features that you can see from the ground. First, are the two cylinder shaped engines located behind the wings. Secondly, is the tail wing. It has two vertical wings, whereas the vast majority of aircraft have just one.
The A-10 was designed and produced for close air support of ground forces, and against all ground targets, including tanks and armored vehicles. One of it's most unique features to watch is it's manuevability at low altitude and and slower air speeds. This is especially cool to watch when they take of and land because it seems they rarely fly a straight course. It's more like the exact opposite.
The information above was written by Kevin Wood of Realty Executives. Kevin can be reached via email at Kwood@gotucson.com or 520.260.3123. Kevin has helped people move in and out of Tucson for nearly 4 years. In his previous career he represented Honda Automobile Corporation for 10 years and was among the top 5% of all sales consultants nationwide for overall client satisfaction and volume. Kevin's office is conveniently located on Kolb Road 1/4 mile south of Tanque Verde.