29.10.05, 02:39 #1
(1) JUH-1H 73-21702 NTC AvnCo Barstow
29.10.05, 02:45 #2
29.10.05, 02:47 #3
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29.10.05, 02:56 #5
(5) B-2A 82-1068/ ED 412nd TW / 419th FLTS "Spirit of New York"
Best Fly-Past of the show!
Mehr folgt demnächst ...!
29.10.05, 03:06 #6
(6) YF-117A 79-10782/ ED 412nd TW / 410th FLTS - US Flag on belly
Nein, es ist keine Fotomontage - so was fällt doch keinem normalen Menschen ein.
Dieses Ding fliegt (flog) wirklich so rum - aber nicht mehr lange - 2 Restflugstunden.
Dann wird aus dem kantigen Flieger ein handliches Paket "Schrottpresse" - vielleicht findet sich ja doch noch ein Museum ;)
29.10.05, 06:11 #7Red Rippers
also das ist ein super-maga-geiles bild!!!!!!
29.10.05, 06:15 #8
Nettes Bild..... die Maschine geht nach HO , aber liess selbst
Article by Capt. Catie Hague
October 21, 2005
The F-117 Nighthawk tail number 782 will pass over Edwards Open House and
Air Show Saturday and Sunday bearing its true colors - red, white and blue.
This flight test legacy will retire following the aircraft's 20-plus years
of service. (Courtesy photo)
10/21/05 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - In true historic fashion, F-117
Nighthawk, tail number 782, will pass over show center Saturday and Sunday
bearing its true colors - red, white and blue.
This flight test legacy will retire following the Edwards Open House and Air
Show with 20-plus years of service.
"782 has been used for flight test ever since Lockheed Martin Aero pilot
Tommy Morgenfeld first took off at the controls December 18th, 1981," said
Lt. Col. Robert McAllum, 410th Flight Test Squadron commander. "It's the
original avionics test aircraft for the Nighthawk program."
Five prototype F-117s were hand-made in the '80s prior to full-up production
of the stealth fighter. This particular aircraft, 782, is currently the
oldest flying F-117 in the fleet - 780 and 781 have already been retired.
Once the aircraft flies its final flights this weekend, the majority of the
original prototype, pre-production F-117s will be out of service, said
Dennis Fernandez, 410th Flight Test Squadron Lockheed Martin flight test
manager; only two of the five will remain operational - 783 and 784.
Of the five prototypes, 782 was the first with a complete avionics suite,
said Mr. Fernandez. "It enabled us to test full integration of the weapons
delivery system; the first two prototypes had steam gauge instruments and
manual weapons delivery.
"782 was also the first to be fully equipped with an Infrared Acquisition
and Designation System," he said; "the eyes of the aircraft."
As the Nighthawk program evolved, 782 was not upgraded past the second
generation of technology improvements, and it became the squadron's test jet
for "nuts and bolts" sustainment testing.
But what this aircraft will be most remembered for was a flight it made in
At that time, there were lots of rumors throughout the Air Force about a new
plane being unveiled for high Department of Defense officials, said Dr.
Raymond Puffer, Air Force Flight Test Center historian.
"During a squadron change-of-command ceremony, four years before the F-117
was publicly acknowledged, 782 swept in low and then banked away suddenly,
revealing the American Flag on its belly. The crowd went absolutely berserk,
and the incident aroused intense excitement. The Cold War was at its coldest
then, and the story (and the aircraft) was an incredible morale-builder for
The aircraft 782 was repainted with the American flag for this air show to
resurrect a piece of the 782's history for its retirement, Mr. Fernandez
"The squadron got together to paint the aircraft - a voluntary effort - and
the paint was even donated," Colonel McAllum said.
Many of the military and civilians working in the squadron today have been
involved with this aircraft and the program since the '80s.
"When I first started working on this aircraft I was a young man," Mr.
Fernandez said. "I never thought about retirement at that age - the aircraft's
or my own. Now, we've both reached retirement age at the same time . it's
hard to believe.
"I will definitely be there this weekend to watch 782 retire in style," he
The F-117 will be flown Saturday by Colonel McAllum and Sunday by Lt. Col.
Dwayne Opella, the 410th FLTS operations officer.
The aircraft will retire to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., following the
Edwards air show, Colonel McAllum said.
As of Oct. 14 the aircraft had 1,202 flights and 1,532 flying hours.
Zitat von Quax 2
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29.10.05, 09:41 #9
Bitte bombardiere uns mit viel mehr Fotos! Amerikanische Airshows sind einfach der Hammer :HOT
29.10.05, 15:37 #10
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