2003 Edwards AFB Open House
Static Displays, October 24
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Page The Edwards Air Force Base Open House was held the weekend of October 25-26. During the two-day event, visitors saw new and unique aircraft in the Air Force inventory, and some of the best aerial demonstration pilots and teams performing today. The various demonstrations included Air Force aircraft such as the F/A-22, F-117, F-16, KC-135, C-17, B-1, which set 52 official world records, B-2, as well as NASA aircraft among others. This was also a once-a-year opportunity for taxpayers to see the kind of equipment they buy for the Air Force, and the abilities of the people who test, fly and maintain this equipment.

The static display aircraft were arrayed on the flightline Friday afternoon as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds arrived.

Boeing-Vertol CH-46D, 153980 #433 of HMM-764 Boeing-Vertol CH-46D, 153980 #433 of HMM-764.

Boeing-Vertol CH-46D, 153980 #433 of HMM-764

Boeing-Vertol CH-46D, 153980 #433 of HMM-764

Boeing-Vertol CH-46D, 153980 #433 of HMM-764

Sikorsky UH-60L Blackhawk, 26992 Sikorsky UH-60L Blackhawk, 26992.

Sikorsky UH-60L Blackhawk, 26992

NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry, 79-0442 LX-N NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry, 79-0442 LX-N from Luxembourg.

NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry, 79-0442 LX-N

NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry, 79-0442 LX-N

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III, 01-0194 of the 437 AW and 315 AW based at Charleston, North Carolina Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III, 01-0194 of the 437 AW and 315 AW based at Charleston, North Carolina.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III, 01-0194 of the 437 AW and 315 AW based at Charleston, North Carolina

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III, 01-0194 of the 437 AW and 315 AW based at Charleston, North Carolina

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III, 01-0194 of the 437 AW and 315 AW based at Charleston, North Carolina

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 62-3534 of the 19th Aerial Refueling Group Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 62-3534 of the 19th Aerial Refueling Group.

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 62-3534 of the 19th Aerial Refueling Group

Northrop T-38A-75 Talon, 68-8153 of the 412th Test Wing Northrop T-38A-75 Talon, 68-8153 of the 412th Test Wing.

Raytheon T-6A Texan of the 558 Fighter Training Squadron Raytheon T-6A Texan of the 558 Fighter Training Squadron.

Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics NF-16D, 86-0048 VISTA of the Air Force Test Pilot School Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics NF-16D, 86-0048 Variable Stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) of the Air Force Test Pilot School.

Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics NF-16D, 86-0048 VISTA of the Air Force Test Pilot School

Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics NF-16D, 86-0048 VISTA of the Air Force Test Pilot School

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor, 91-4002 was being towed to its display position as the media contingent arrived on the flightline.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-41 Strike Eagle, 86-0184 of the 412th Test Wing Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-41 Strike Eagle, 86-0184 of the 412th Test Wing.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-41 Strike Eagle, 86-0184 of the 412th Test Wing On Saturday morning, F-15E-41 Strike Eagle, 86-0184 was loaded with a variety of bombs and air-to-air missiles.

Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics F-16C Block40A Fighting Falcon, 87-0352 of the 412th Test Wing Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics F-16C Block40A Fighting Falcon, 87-0352 of the 412th Test Wing.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle, 73-0114 of the 412th Test Wing McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle, 73-0114 of the 412th Test Wing.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle, 73-0114 of the 412th Test Wing

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon Block 15 AQ, 92-0407 of the 412th Operations Group General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon Block 15 AQ, 92-0407 of the 412th Operations Group was originally allocated to Pakistan. It was embargoed for several years at AMARC.

Lockheed-Martin F-117A FSD Stealth Fighter, 79-10782 Lockheed-Martin F-117A FSD Stealth Fighter, 79-10782 is the oldest F-117 still flying. Two older Stealth Fighters are on display at the Air Force Museum and Nellis Air Force Base.

Lockheed-Martin F-117A FSD Stealth Fighter, 79-10782

Lockheed U-2S, 80-1067 Lockheed U-2S, 80-1067 is based at Palmdale. It wears the tail code WR because the Air Force U-2 program management is based at Warner-Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-0073 Dark Knight Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-0073 Dark Knight of the 13th Bombardment Squadron Grim Reapers based at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-0073 Dark Knight of the 13th Bombardment Squadron

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-0073 Dark Knight of the 13th Bombardment Squadron Nose art of Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-0073 Dark Knight.

General Dynamics F-16C Block40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0456 of the 412th Test Wing Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics F-16C Block40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0456 of the 412th Test Wing.

General Dynamics F-16C Block40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0456 of the 412th Test Wing

General Dynamics F-16C Block40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0456 of the 412th Test Wing

Artwork on General Dynamics F-16C Block40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0456 of the 412th Test Wing Artwork on General Dynamics F-16C Block40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0456 of the 412th Test Wing.

A-10A 151 355W Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, (79 or 80?)-0151 of the 355th Wing based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base served as back up for the A-10A that performed during the airshow.

Boeing-Bell CV-22 Osprey, 4951.

Boeing-Bell CV-22 Osprey

Boeing-Bell CV-22 Osprey

Boeing-Bell CV-22 Osprey

Ryan RQ-4A Global Hawk, 00-2006 of the 412th Test Wing Ryan RQ-4A Global Hawk, 00-2006 of the 412th Test Wing.

Ryan RQ-4A Global Hawk, 00-2006 of the 412th Test Wing

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002.


More 2003 Edwards Air Force Base Open House Pages:

2003 Edwards AFB Open House Rehearsal, October 22, Page 1 Rehearsal, October 22, Page 1

2003 Edwards AFB Open House Rehearsal, October 22, Page 2 Rehearsal, October 22, Page 2

2003 Edwards AFB Open House NASA and
Vintage Aircraft Static Displays, October 24 NASA and Vintage Aircraft Static Displays, October 24

2003 Edwards AFB Open House Airshow, October 25, Page 1 Airshow, October 25, Page 1

2003 Edwards AFB Open House Airshow, October 25, Page 2 Airshow, October 25, Page 2

2003 Edwards AFB Open House Airshow, October 25, Page 2 Thunderbirds



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