Edwards Air Force Base Open House
Airshow
October 27 - 29, 2006


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North American AT-6C Texan, N884TA is restored as 42-48884.

Dutch manufactured Fokker C-31A Troopship, 85-1607 of the U. S. Army Golden Knights parachute demonstration team.

Link to the web site of the U. S. Army Golden Knights.

U. S. Army Golden Knights parachutist.

Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0206 of the 355th Wing based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 89-0485 of the 333rd Fighter Squadron Lancers based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.

General Dynamics F-16C Block 40A Fighting Falcon, 87-0352 of the 412th Test Wing.

F-16C 87-0352

North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter has been registered to Charles Hall of Annis, Montana since January 1996. It was rebuilt as a Cavalier T Mk. 2 two seater in the 1960s. It received a new Air Force serial number, 67-22580, and was delivered to the FA Boliviana as FAB 520 on January 19, 1968. It was recovered by Arny Carnegie of Edmonton, Alberta in December 1977 and recieved the Canadian registration C-GXUQ. McClain Flight Service of Strathmmore, Alberta bought it in August 1978. Richard Korff of Lockport, New York reigstered it as N151RK (the standard 51 and owner's initials registration applied to so many Mustangs) in October 1986.

P-51D N2580 Six Shooter

A-10A 80-0206

A-10A 80-0206

A-10A 80-0206

F-15E 89-0485

F-15E 89-0485

Red Bull Lim-5 (MiG-17), NX117BR is flown by Bill Reeseman. It was built in Poland in 1959. Its construction number is 1C1529.

Heritage Flight: Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor 91-4007, P-51D N2580 Six Shooter, F-15E 89-0485, and A-10A 80-0206.

F-22A 91-4007, P-51D N2580 Six Shooter, F-15E 89-0485, and A-10A 80-0206.

F-22A 91-4007, P-51D N2580 Six Shooter, F-15E 89-0485, and A-10A 80-0206.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4009 participated in the Heritage Flight and Raptor demo on Sunday.

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

Chuck Hall waves from the cockpit of P-51D N2580 Six Shooter.

F-15E 89-0485 and A-10A 80-0206.

F-15E 89-0485.

A-10A 80-0206

A-10A 80-0206

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4009

F-22A 91-4009

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-0068 of the 412th Test Wing.

U.S. Navy McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18C Hornet, BuNo 164304 of VFA-125 Rough Raiders based at Naval Air Station Lemoore and Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk II, N260X.

F/A-18C BuNo 164304.

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk II, N260X has been a regular participant in Southern California airshows for over a quarter of a century. It still has a Bristol Centaurus engine with a five-bladed propeller. It was delivered to the Royal Australian Navy as WH587 on March 7, 1952. It was retired on September 3, 1963. G. Grieg of Sydney bought it in 1963 and sold it to Lord Tefgarne of Sydney in 1964. Grant Weaver of San Jose, California gave it its current registration in May 1965 and flew it as Race #33. Stan Booker of Fresno, California bought it in 1967 and sold it to James R. Fugate of Aurora, Oregon in 1969. Sherman Cooper of Merced, California bought it in 1971 and sold it to Westernair of Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1972. Ellsworth Getchell and Gretchell Aircraft Incorporated of San Jose, California acquired it on July 7, 1975.

F/A-18C BuNo 164304 and Sea Fury FB Mk II N260X.

Sea Fury FB Mk II N260X.

F/A-18C BuNo 164304.

NASA Lockheed ER-2, N806NA was originally assigned Air Force serial 80-1063.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny has been registered to James Maloney of Corona Del Mar, California since January 10, 1978. Its Army Air Corps tail number was 44-30423. It joined the Air Museum in Ontario, California in 1965. It is often used for air-to-air photography sessions of the warbirds flying out of Chino. It is powered by a pair of Wright R-2600 radial engines.

ER-2 N806NA.

ER-2 N806NA.

F/A-18C BuNo 164304.

F/A-18C BuNo 164304.

Navy Heritage Flight: F/A-18C BuNo 164304 and Sea Fury FB Mk II N260X.

Sea Fury FB Mk II N260X.

Wayne Getchell taxies Sea Fury FB Mk II N260X.

B-25J N3675G Photo Fanny.

B-25J N3675G Photo Fanny.

F/A-18C BuNo 164304.

F/A-18C BuNo 164304.

North American SNJ-5 Texan, N1038A War Dog was built in 1944. Its U.S. Navy Bureau Number was 90917 and it still wears that number on its tail. After retirement from the U. S. Navy, it served for many years with the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. It has been a familiar sight on the airshow circuit for many years. It is owned and piloted by John Collver.

SNJ-5 N1038A War Dog.

John Collver waves from the cockpit of SNJ-5 N1038A War Dog.

General Dynamics F-16A Block 15 Fighting Falcon, 80-0584 of the 412th Test Wing was flown by a pilot of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Solo Display.

F-16A 80-0584.

Silver Wings Stearman B75N1, N450SR is piloted by Hartley Folstad.

A new wingwalker, Jenny Forsythe, has joined the Silver Wings team.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Block 15 Globemaster III, 03-3121 of the 412th Test Wing.

Stearman B75N1, N450SR.

Stearman B75N1, N450SR.

C-17A 03-3121 payload drop.

C-17A 03-3121 payload drop.

C-17A 03-3121.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 60-0036 was used to launch Lockheed GTD-21B reconnaissance drones form 1967 to 1971.

Link to the Federation of American Scientists page about the Lockheed D-21 drone.

Northrop-Grumman B-2A Spirit, 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing.

B-52H Stratofortress, 60-0036.

F-22A 91-4009.

B-1B 85-0068

B-1B 85-0068

B-1B 85-0068

B-1B 85-0068

B-1B 85-0068 concluded its performance by rolling inverted in afterburner.

Lockheed F-117A Full Scale Development (FSD) Nighthawk 79-10784

F-117A 79-10784

F-117A 79-10784

Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) mass flyby.

AFFTC mass flyby.

Lockheed F-117A FSD Nighthawk 79-10784, General Dynamics F-16B Block 15AQ Fighting Falcon 92-0452, Northrop T-38C Talon 64-13197, F-16C 87-0352, and F-22A 91-4007 of the 412th Test Wing.

B-52H 60-0036, B-1B 85-0068, C-17A 03-3121, and Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320.

F-117A 79-10784, F-16B 92-0452, T-38C 64-13197, F-16C 87-0352, and F-22A 91-4007

B-52H 60-0036.

B-1B 85-0068

C-17A 03-3121.

KC-135R 61-0320.

B-52H 60-0036 and B-1B Lancer, 85-0068.

C-17A 03-3121 and KC-135R 61-0320.

AFFTC mass flyby.

B-1B 85-0068

B-1B 85-0068

C-17A 03-3121.

B-52H 60-0036.

During rehearsal on Friday, B-52H 60-0036 deployed a large drag chute to assist its deceleration.

F-22A 91-4007 participated in the rehearsal on Friday.

F-22A 91-4009

F-22A 91-4009

F-22A 91-4007

F-16C 87-0352

F-16C 87-0352 and F-22A 91-4009.

T-38C 64-13197

F-16B 92-0452

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

F-16B 92-0452, T-38C 64-13197, F-16C 87-0352, and F-22A 91-4007



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