Edwards Air Force Base Airshow Rehearsal
October 16, 2009

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The day before the Edwards Air Force Base Open House, flight crews rehearsed for the airshow.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing based at March Air Reserve Base.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141

North American SNJ-5 Texan N1038A War Dog 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. It has been a familiar sight on the airshow circuit for many years. It is owned and piloted by John Collver.

North American B-25N Mitchell N1024B Pacific Prowler North American B-25N Mitchell N1024B Pacific Prowler

General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533 General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533 based at Hill Air Force Base.

General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533 F-16D 88-0533

General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533 F-16D 88-0533

Beech A45 (T-34A), N134JC Free Spirit Julie Clark flies Beech A45 (T-34A), N134JC Free Spirit

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

North American P-51D Mustang N5428V Gunfighter North American P-51D Mustang N5428V Gunfighter

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9323Z Sentimental Journey Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9323Z Sentimental Journey served the Army Air Force as 44-83514 and its construction number is 32155. It was retired to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona on January 27, 1959. Acme Aircraft Parts of Compton, California registered it as N9323Z on July 31, 1959. Western Air Industries of Anderson, California converted it to a fire fighting tanker in November 1960. It flew as Tanker E17. Aero Union Corporation of Chico, California flew it as Tanker C17 and Tanker 17 from June 6, 1962 until 1978. The Confederate Air Force of Midland, Texas acquired it on January 17, 1978. It flies with its original Army Air Force serial, 44-83514.

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320.

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320 KC-135R 61-0320

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320 KC-135R 61-0320

Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101 of the 908th Air Mobility Wing Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101 of the 908th Air Mobility Wing based at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101 of the 908th Air Mobility Wing C-130H 89-9101

Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101 of the 908th Air Mobility Wing C-130H 89-9101

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9323Z Sentimental Journey B-17G N9323Z Sentimental Journey

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9323Z Sentimental Journey and North American P-51D Mustang N5428V Gunfighter B-17G N9323Z Sentimental Journey and P-51D N5428V Gunfighter.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9323Z Sentimental Journey B-17G N9323Z Sentimental Journey

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 of the 412th Test Wing Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 has been assigned to the 412th Test Wing for many years.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 of the 412th Test Wing B-52H 60-0050

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 of the 412th Test Wing B-52H 60-0050

Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing.

Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing B-2A 82-1068 Spirit of New York

Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing B-2A 82-1068 Spirit of New York

Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1607 of the U. S. Army Golden Knights C-31A 85-1607

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing based at March Air Reserve Base.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141

General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533 F-16D 88-0533

Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing OA-10A 80-0279

Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing OA-10A 80-0279

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing based at Nellis Air Force Base.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing F-22A 06-4109

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing F-22A 06-4109

Lockheed P-38J Lightning NL7723C, Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533, and Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing US Air Force Heritage Flight: P-38J NL7723C, F-22A 06-4109, F-16D 88-0533, and OA-10A 80-0279.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning NL7723C, Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533, and Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing P-38J NL7723C, F-22A 06-4109, F-16D 88-0533, and OA-10A 80-0279.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning NL7723C, Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533, and Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing P-38J NL7723C, F-22A 06-4109, F-16D 88-0533, and OA-10A 80-0279.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning NL7723C, Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing, General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 88-0533, and Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0279 of the 355 Fighter Wing P-38J NL7723C, F-22A 06-4109, F-16D 88-0533, and OA-10A 80-0279.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4109 of the 57th Fighter Wing F-22A 06-4109

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111 of the 422nd Test and Evaluation Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111 of the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron based at Nellis Air Force Base.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111 of the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-22A 06-4111

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111 of the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-22A 06-4111

General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B 85-1547 of the 412th Test Wing General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B 85-1547 of the 412th Test Wing.

General Dynamics F-16D Block 40K 90-0797 of the 412th Test Wing General Dynamics F-16D Block 40K 90-0797 of the 412th Test Wing.

Northrop T-38A-85 Talon 70-1559 of the 412th Test Wing Northrop T-38A-85 Talon 70-1559 of the 412th Test Wing.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111, General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B 85-1547, F-16D Block 40K 90-0797, Northrop T-38A-85 Talon 70-1559, Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050, Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York, Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320, Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101, and Boeing C-17A Globemaster 3 07-7188 Mass Flyby: F-22A 06-4111, F-16C 85-1547, F-16D 90-0797, and T-38A-85 70-1559, B-52H 60-0050, B-2A 82-1068 Spirit of New York, KC-135R 61-0320, C-130H 89-9101, and C-17A 07-7188.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111, General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B 85-1547, F-16D Block 40K 90-0797, Northrop T-38A-85 Talon 70-1559 F-22A 06-4111, F-16C 85-1547, F-16D 90-0797, and T-38A-85 70-1559.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 and Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing B-52H 60-0050 and B-2A 82-1068 Spirit of New York

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320 and Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101 of the 908th Air Mobility Wing KC-135R 61-0320 and C-130H 89-9101

Boeing C-17A Globemaster 3 07-7188 of the 437th Air Mobility Wing C-17A 07-7188

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111, General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B 85-1547, F-16D Block 40K 90-0797, Northrop T-38A-85 Talon 70-1559, Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050, Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York, Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320, Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101, and Boeing C-17A Globemaster 3 07-7188 F-22A 06-4111, F-16C 85-1547, F-16D 90-0797, and T-38A-85 70-1559, B-52H 60-0050, B-2A 82-1068 Spirit of New York, KC-135R 61-0320, C-130H 89-9101, and C-17A 07-7188. The fighters are breaking to the right behind the C-17A and the B-2A is breaking to the left.

Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing B-2A 82-1068 Spirit of New York

Northrop-Grumman B-2A Block 10 Spirit AV-3 82-1068 Spirit of New York of the 412th Test Wing B-2A 82-1068 Spirit of New York

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111, General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B 85-1547, F-16D Block 40K 90-0797, Northrop T-38A-85 Talon 70-1559 F-22A 06-4111, F-16C 85-1547, F-16D 90-0797, and T-38A-85 70-1559.

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320 KC-135R 61-0320

Lockheed C-130H Hercules 89-9101 of the 908th Air Mobility Wing C-130H 89-9101

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor 06-4111, General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B 85-1547, F-16D Block 40K 90-0797, Northrop T-38A-85 Talon 70-1559 F-22A 06-4111, F-16C 85-1547, F-16D 90-0797, and T-38A-85 70-1559.

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320 KC-135R 61-0320

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 95-5141 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17A 95-5141



More Flight Test Nation 2009 Displays

Edwards Air Force Base Airshow Static Displays, October 16-17, 2009

White Knight 2 N348MS It's hard to beat the remarkable variety of airplanes and helicopters displayed at the Edwards Air Force Base Open House and Airshow.

Edwards Air Force Base Airshow and Open House, October 17, 2009

Edwards Air Force Base Airshow and Open House, October 17, 2009 A quarter of a million people assembled on a hot, cloudless, and windless day at Flight Test Nation 2009, the Edwards Air Force Base open house and airshow on Saturday, October 17. They were treated to performances by the US Army Golden Knights, John Collver, and Julie Clark. The Air Force demonstrated a Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3, and Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor. The Tora, Tora, Tora show reenacted the attack on Pearl Harbor. All three of the Air Force heavy bomber types, B-52H Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, and B-2A Spirit, flew past the crowd. It was the first public appearance of the Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning 2. Orbital Sciences displayed White Knight and White Knight 2. The Flight Test Center assembled a formation of ten airplanes from the 412th Test Wing for the finale.



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