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

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Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics F-16XL #1 Cranked-Arrow Wing demonstrator, NASA 849 Lockheed-Martin-General Dynamics F-16XL #1 Cranked-Arrow Wing demonstrator, NASA 849 was modified from F-16A 75-0749.

General Dynamics F-16XL/A Fighting Falcon 75-0749 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23, 1982 It was displayed at Edwards AFB on October 23, 1982.

Visit the NASA Dryden F-16XL #1 Photo Archive.

Boeing 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA Boeing 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA was formerly a 747-SR-46 operated by Japan Airlines. It was built in 1973.

Boeing 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA Boeing 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA

Lockheed YO-3A NASA 718 Lockheed YO-3A NASA 718 was developed to provide a quiet reconnaissance airplane for night penetration missions at very low altitude. Its Air Force serial was 69-18010.

Lockheed YO-3A NASA 718 The propeller of Lockheed YO-3A NASA 718 has wooden blades.

Visit the NASA Dryden YO-3A photo gallery.

Lockheed SR-71A 61-7955 Lockheed SR-71A 61-7955 is displayed at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum. It was recently repainted.

SR-71A, 61-7955 at Edwards AFB, October 30, 1983 SR-71A, 61-7955 on static display at the October 30, 1983 Edwards AFB Open House.

NASA Lockheed ER-2 N809NA NASA Lockheed ER-2 N809NA of the High Altitude Airborne Science Program was originally assigned Air Force serial 80-1097.

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0280 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0280 of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing based at March Air Reserve Base.

Nanvhang CJ-6A N360PT Nanvhang CJ-6A N360PT

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 61-0036 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 61-0036

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 61-0036, Davis-Monthan AFB Open House, March 16, 1975 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 61-0036 was displayed at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Open House on March 16, 1975. It carried the standard Strategic Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) camouflage of three tone green (FS-34079, FS-34159, FS-34201) over gloss white. Even the nose radome is white.

Aeromacchi Impala MB-326M N154TP Aeromacchi Impala MB-326M N154TP was built in 1967. Its construction number is 497. It has been registered to Flight Research Incorporated of Starkville, Mississippi since September 1, 1994.

Hughes 369HS N9119F Hughes 369HS N9119F was built in 1972. Its construction number is 720392S. It has been registered to Flight Research Incorporated of Starkville, Mississippi since August 30, 1993.

SAAB S-35XD Draken N217FR SAAB Scandia S-35XD Draken N217FR was built in 1971. Its construction number is AR117. It has been registered to Flight Research Incorporated of Starkville, Mississippi since April 19, 1996.

Sikorsky S-55B Chickasaw N31611 Sikorsky S-55B Chickasaw N31611 was built in 1956. Its Air Force serial number was 56-4255. It has been registered to Flight Research Incorporated of Starkville, Mississippi since April 26, 1989.

McDonnell-Douglas NF-15B Eagle NASA 837 McDonnell-Douglas NF-15B Eagle NASA 837 is equipped with close-coupled canards made from F/A-18 horizontal stabilizers. It was the Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) flight research project testbed aircraft. Its Air Force serial number was 71-0290.

Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt 2 79-0209 of the 355th Fighter Wing Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt 2 79-0209 of the 355th Fighter Wing based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

NASA McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A-6 Hornet N843NA NASA McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A-6 Hornet N843NA flew for the Navy as BuNo 161519 and was formerly assigned to the Blue Angels.

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 86-0122 of the 7th Bomb Wing Rockwell B-1B Lancer 86-0122 of the 7th Bomb Wing based at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 86-0122 of the 7th Bomb Wing Rockwell B-1B Lancer 86-0122 is nicknamed No Antidote.

Gippsland GA-8 N609CP Gippsland GA-8 N609CP has been registered to the Civil Air Patrol at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama since January 145, 2005. Its construction number is GA8-04-054.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 03-3121 of the 412th Test Wing Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3 03-3121 of the 412th Test Wing based at Edwards Air Force Base.

Northrop-Grumman X-47C Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle mock-up Full scale Northrop-Grumman X-47C Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle mock-up.

Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II AA-1 The first Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II AA-1 made its first public appearance at the Open House.

Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II AA-1 Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II AA-1

Danish Air Force General Dynamics F-16D Faighting Falcon FT210 of the 461st Flight Test Squadron Danish Air Force General Dynamics F-16D Faighting Falcon FT210 of the 461st Flight Test Squadron is assigned to JSF Test Support.

Danish Air Force General Dynamics F-16D Faighting Falcon FT210 of the 461st Flight Test Squadron Danish Air Force General Dynamics F-16D Faighting Falcon FT210 of the 461st Flight Test Squadron.

General Atomics Predator B Ikhana NASA 870 General Atomics MQ-9A Predator-B Ikhana flies as NASA 870.

Visit the NASA Dryden Ikhana photo gallery.

Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body sub-scale demonstrator Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body sub-scale demonstrator.

Boeing X-48B Blended Wing Body sub-scale demonstrator Winglets have been added to the Boeing X-48B Blended Wing Body sub-scale demonstrator.

Ryan RQ-4A Global Hawk flies as NASA 872 Ryan RQ-4A Global Hawk flies as NASA 872. Its Air Force serial number is 00-2006. It was the sixth Global Hawk built by Ryan.

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0075 of the 412th Test Wing Rockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0075 of the 412th Test Wing based at Edwards Air Force Base.

Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL launched SpaceShipOne to an altitude exceeding 100 kilometers to win the Ansari X-prize in 2004. It also carried and launched the X-37 experimental spaceship in 2006. Now it carries a section of airfoil under the fuselage to test laminar airflow technology in free flight for comparison to wind tunnel studies.

White Knight and SpaceShipOne Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne won the Ansari X-Prize on October 4, 2004 for making two flights to an altitude of 100 kilometers from the Mojave Airport within two weeks.

Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL

White Knight Flight Test 2002 patch The pilots of White Knight wear this patch on their shoulder.

Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL

Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL

Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL carries mission marks for SpaceShipOne and the X-37.

Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL

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 was towed to the flightline on Friday afternoon, but it was gone the next morning.

Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress mothership 52-0008 The Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress mothership 52-0008 is now a gate guard at the north entrance to the base.

Lockheed-Martin C-130J-30 Hercules 06-1467 of the 146the Air Mobility Wing Lockheed-Martin C-130J-30 Hercules 06-1467 of the 146th Air Mobility Wing based at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Base.

Douglas DC-3C Skytrain N2805J Douglas DC-3C Skytrain N2805J served the Army Air Corps as 43-16369. Its Douglas construction number is 20835. Warbirds of America Squadron 14, Inc. has restored it as AC-47, 43-48770 Spooky.

Yakovlev Yak-52 N13YK Yakovlev Yak-52 N13YK was built in 1993. Its construction number is 9311611.

Yakovlev Yak-18T N189AK Yakovlev Yak-18T N189AK was built in 1993. Its construction number is 10-33 .

Antonov An-2 N2AN Big Panda Antonov An-2 N2AN Big Panda was built in 1984. Big Panda has been registered to Carl Hays of San Diego since 1993. Its construction number is 43798.

TBM Incorporated C-130A N466TM TBM Incorporated C-130A N466TM served the Air Force as 57-0466. TBM registered it on August 18, 1989.

Nineteen years ago: TBM Incorporated C-130A N466TM, Tanker 64 on approach to land on Runway 25 at Santa Barbara on July 15, 1990.

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.

B-17G, N9323Z Sentimental Journey B-17G N9323Z Sentimental Journey at Falcon Field, AZ on December 31, 1981. It had not yet received its dorsal and ball turrets.

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

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

Curtiss C-46F Commando N53594 China Doll Curtiss C-46F Commando N53594 China Doll of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at Camarillo. It served the Army Air Force as 44-78663. Its Curtiss construction number is 22486. It wears its original Army Air Force serial number on its tail.

C-46F, N53594 at Camarillo on October 16, 1982 C-46F, N53594 of the Southern California Wing of the Confederate Air Force at Camarillo on October 16, 1982. It was named Humpty Dumpty and carried the markings of the China Air Service Command.

Fokker S-11-1 N911J was built in 1986. Its construction number is E-11.

Six replica Mitsubishi Zeros, a replica Nakajima Kate, and North American P-51D Mustang N5428V Gunfighter perform in the Tora Tora Tora reenactment of the attaack onPearl Harbor.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor N181MH Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor N181MH has been registered to James Ostrich of San Diego since February 13, 2008. Its construction number is AF-29 and it served the US Air Force as 51-11472. Northaire Incorporated of Wilmington, Delaware registered it as N181MH in 1995. Jasmine Incorporated of Wilmington, Delaware acquired it on May 11, 2005.

Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 Zero NX712Z Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 "Zero" NX712Z is part of the collection of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. I has been registered to the Liberty Aero Corporation since February 1998. Its Mitsubishi construction number is 3869. It was found on New Guinea near the town of Babo. Its restoration was begun in Russia and completed in the United States. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial engine.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C originally wore Navy BuNo 122674 and it carries that number again today. Its Grumman construction number is D.1227. It was built in 1948. E. Weiner of Los Angeles registered it under its current tail number in 1958. Leo Demeers of Aurora, Oregon bought it in 1963 and sold it to Larry Hamilton and Hamilton Aircraft of Sonoma, California the same year. Richard Tobey of Newport Beach, California in acquired it in 1966 and then sold it to Paul Finefrock of Hobart, Oklahoma in 1969. Gary Levitz of Long Beach, California picked it up later that year. It has belonged to the Confederate Air Force since 1972. It underwent a major rebuild from 1989 to 1991. It made its first flight after the rebuild on December 17, 1991. It is now registered to the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum and based with the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at Camarillo.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III. Its construction number is A-5634. John Sandberg recovered it from the Fergus Falls Airport in Minnesota in 1962. It was subsequently owned by Lloyd Nolan from 1972 to 1973 and Ed Messick from April 9, 1973 to 1990. The Confederate Air Force acquired it in 1990. It has been registered to the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum since 1991. It is part of the collection of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and is based at Camarillo.

Globe GC-1B N78103 Globe GC-1B N78103 was built in 1946. Its construction number is 2103.

Raytheon T-6A Texan II 05-3775 of the 84th Flying Training Squadron Raytheon T-6A Texan II 05-3775 of the 84th Flying Training Squadron Panthers based at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.

Canadair CT-33A Silver Star N933GC Canadair T-33A Silver Star N933GC was built in 1954. Its construction number is 306. It is restored as a US Air Force T-33A.

Canadair CT-33A Silver Star N933GC Acemaker Nose art of Canadair T-33A Silver Star N933GC Acemaker.

North American T-28C Troja, N243DM North American T-28C Troja, N243DM.

Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk 93-0621 of the 86th Flying Training Squadron Rio Lobos Raytheon (Beechcraft(Mistubishi)) T-1A Jayhawk 93-0621 of the 86th Flying Training Squadron Rio Lobos based at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.

North American Navion NC91707 Late Night Liason North American Navion NC91707 was manufactured in 1947. Its North American construction number is NAV-4-178.

North American Navion NC91707 Late Night Liason North American Navion NC91707 nose art, Late Night Liason.

Hunting Percival Jet Provost Mk 5A N4XW Hunting Percival Jet Provost Mk 5A N4XW was built in 1971.

Northrop T-38A Talon 61-0904 of the 412th Test Wing Northrop T-38A Talon 61-0904 of the 412th Test Wing

Beechcraft C-12A Huron 76-0158 Beechcraft C-12A Huron 76-0158

General Dynamics NF-16D 86-0048 VISTA General Dynamics NF-16D 86-0048 Variable Stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA).

US Marine Corps Boeing-Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight BuNo 153962 of HMM-764 Moonlight US Marine Corps Boeing-Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight BuNo 153962 of HMM-764 Moonlight based at Edwards Air Force Base.

Stearman E75N1 NC36360 was built in 1944. Its construction number is 75-5887.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 was ordered by the Army Air Corps as 42-105192. It was delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force as 858. Fred Dyson bought it and 42-106396 at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington on October 23, 1947. It was owned by W. Bridges in Jackson, Mississippi from 1952 to 1954. Louis Rice of Marysville, California bought it in 1954 and very quickly sold it to Richard Rowlette of Riverside, California. Walter Brockin, also of Riverside, acquired it in 1955 and then sold it to W. Keith Larkin of Weather Modification Company in San Jose, California. It was damaged in a wheels up landing near Denver, Colorado in 1958. The Air Museum in Ontario restored it to static display condition in 1959. Restoration of the airframe was begun in 1977. It made its first flight after restoration in 1981, when it acquired its current registration. It is powered by an Allison V-1710 twelve-cylinder engine.

P-40N NL85104 at Chino on April 24, 1999.

General Dynamics F-16D Block 50A Fighting Falcon 90-0840 ACAT/FRRP General Dynamics F-16D Block 50A Fighting Falcon 90-0840 Advanced Collision Avoidance Technology, Fighter Risk Reduction Program (ACAT/FRRP).

Visit the NASA Dryden ACAT/FRRP Photo Archive.

Ryan RQ-4 Global Hawk 05-2023 Ryan RQ-4 Global Hawk 05-2023

Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL Scaled Composites White Knight N318SL

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX replica N1940K was built by Robert Deford and has been registered to him since September 14, 2000. it is powered by an Allison V-12 engine.

White Knight 2 N348MS White Knight 2 N348MS was built by Scaled Composites for Virgin Galactic to launch SpaceShipTwo with passengers to altitudes above 100 kilometers.

White Knight 2 N348MS White Knight 2 N348MS

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White Knight 2 N348MS White Knight 2 N348MS

Photography Prints You can buy framed prints and greeting cards of this photograph.

White Knight 2 N348MS The engine nacelles of White Knight 2 N348MS ar adorned with silhouettes of landmark aircraft and spacecraft.

White Knight 2 N348MS The Virgin Galactic logo appears on the nosees of White Knight 2 N348MS.



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Edwards Air Force Base Airshow Rehearsal, October 16, 2009

Edwards Air Force Base Airshow Rehearsal, October 16, 2009 The day before the Edwards Air Force Base Open House, flight crews rehearsed for the 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. Scaled Composites 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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Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

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A dozen photos of 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Events depicted include:

747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 1 take-off on August 12, 1977.
747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 4 take-off on October 12, 1977.
747-SCA N905NA/Columbia delivery take-off on March 20, 1979.
747-SCA N905NA/Challenger static and departure take-off on July 4, 1982.
747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor delivery take-off from Palmdale on May 2, 1991.
747-SCA N905NA/Columbia landing at Palmdale on September 25, 1999.
747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on November 2, 2000.
747-SCA N905NA/Atlantis take-off on July 1, 2007.
747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor take-off on December 10, 2008.
747-SCA N911NA/Discovery take-off on September 20, 2009.
747-SCA N905NA/Endeavor flyover at LAX, September 21, 2012.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards Air Force Base

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Bad weather caused the Space shuttle Endeavour to divert to Edwards Air Force Base at the conclusion of STS-126 on November 30, 2007. Following servicing in the Mate/Demate Device, it departed from Edwards on the back of 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA on December 10.

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Space Shuttle Discovery at Edwards Air Force Base

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A dozen photographs of the Space Shuttle Discovery at Edwards Air Force Base. Bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center caused the Space shuttle Discovery to divert to Edwards Air Force Base at the conclusion of mission STS-128 on September 11, 2009. Following servicing in the Mate/Demate Device, it departed from Edwards on the back of 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA on September 20.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Flights

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A dozen photos of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Flights. Boeing 747-Shuttle Carrier Aircraft N905NA and Space Shuttle Endeavour arrived at Edwards Air Force Base from Biggs Army Airfield on September 20, 2012. The pair were placed on static display at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center that afternoon. The 747/Shuttle stack departed from Edwards Air Force Base on the morning of September 21. It toured California and several landmarks in the LA Basin. It made two low passes over Los Angeles International Airport before making its final landing. The 747-SCA was flown to Edwards Air Force Base on September 24 where it was retired. The Endeavour ison display at the California Science Center.

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