Edwards AFB Open House, Saturday, October 21, 2000
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The 2000 Edward Air Force Base Open House Display was held on October 21. The day started cold and blustery. Although the sky was cloudless, it never got particularly warm, and the breeze continued to blow throughout the day.
Visit the Edwards Air Force Base web site.
Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw with a Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra in the background.
Northrop B-2A, Spirit of New York and Boeing EC-18B Advanced Ranginng and Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA), 81-0892. The EC-18B was once American Airlines 707, N7567A. This was the first time that the B-2A was displayed outside at Edwards. It hasn't been possible to see the rear end at previous Open House days.
Link to Boeing's B-2 page.
Visit the Federation of American Scientists EC-18 ARIA page.
Visit Randy Losey's Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft History and ARIA 328 Memorial Web Site.
Third prototype of the Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor, 91-4003 of the 412th Test Wing.
Visit Lockheed-Martin's F-22 Raptor pages.
Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, 133613.
Hawker Hunter Mk. 58, N4103Y is owned by the Blossom Company of Wilmington, Delaware. The tail of Hunter Mk. 58 NX58WJ can be seen in the background. It is owned by Russair Inc. of Paso Robles, California. They both are painted in the markings of the Swiss Air Force.
Visit a web site about surviving Hawker Hunters.
Ryan RQ-4A Global Hawk, 98-2004.
At the right, McDonnell-Douglas F-15 ACTIVE, NASA 837 is equipped with canards made from the horizontal stabilizers of an F/A-18 Hornet to serve as a Short Take-Off and Landing demonstrator. It originally carried Air Force serial number 71-0290. It was the first two-place TF-15A Eagle.
Visit the NASA Dryden F-15 STOL demonstrator photo gallery.
On the left, F-15B-12-MC Eagle, NASA 836 was originally Air Force 74-0141.
Visit the NASA Dryden F-15B Photo Archive and Project Page.
Lockheed ER-2, NASA 809 was assigned Air Force serial number 80-1097.
Visit the NASA ER-2 web site.
Lockheed-Martin NF-16D Variable Stability In flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA), 86-048 has been used to simulate the flight characteristics of various airplanes, including the F-22 Raptor.
Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership, NASA 008 originally carried Air Force serial number 52-0008.
Visit the NASA Dryden B-52 Stratofortress Mothership Fact Page.
Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 84-0049, Thunder From the Sky, of the 412th Test Wing.
Visit the Boeing B-1B Lancer Product Page.
Link to the Air Force Boeing Rockwell B-1B Lancer fact sheet.
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 60-0050, Dragon's Inferno, of the 412th Test Wing.
Visit the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Product Page.
Visit the Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fact sheet.
Lockheed-Martin F-117 Full Scale Development Nighthawk, 79-10783, of the 412th Test Wing was the fourth stealth fighter prototype.
Link to the Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk fact sheet.
Lockheed-Martin F-16B Block 15 Fighting Falcon, 81-817, of the 412th Test Wing.
Visit the Air Force Lockheed-Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fact sheet.
Polish built Lim-5 (MiG-17), N117RH is a license built variant of the MiG-17 (NATO code name Fresco). It belongs to Robert Howell and is sponsored by a vodka company. It was one of a pair that went up in place of the B-52H and B-1B that had been listed on the flying schedule.
Link to the Stoli MiGs web site.
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog, 79-210 of the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog, 79-210.
Visit the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base web site.
Visit the Air Force Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt fact sheet.
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 63-7982 from MacDill Air Force Base and Lockheed-Martin F-16A Block 15 Fighting Falcon, 80-557 of the 412th Test Wing fly in close formation.
Visit the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker Product Page.
Formation of airplanes from the Air Force Test Pilot School includes Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle, 76-132, Lockheed-Martin F-16B Block 15 Fighting Falcon, 83-1172, Northrop T-38A Talons, 61-904 and 70-1559 of the 412th Test Wing.
Visit the Air Force Test Pilot School web page.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III, 94-0066 and Rockwell NT-39D Sabreliner, 59-2870 of the 412th Test Wing. 59-2870 was the third Sabreliner purchased by the Air Force.
Link to Boeing's C-17 page.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 86-0184, of the 412th Test Wing was the second Strike Eagle.
Link to Boeing's F-15 Eagle page.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle, 76-132 and Lockheed-Martin F-16B Block 15 Fighting Falcon, 83-1172, of the 412th Test Wing. The 412th Test Wing is removing the red paint from the wing tips and tail surfaces of its Eagles and Fighting Falcons.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15B, 76-132, of the 412th Test Wing.
Linnk to the Air Force McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle fact sheet.
Lockheed-Martin F-16B Block 15 Fighting Falcon, 83-1172, of the 412th Test Wing.
Visit the Lockheed-Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon Page.
Rockwell NT-39D Sabreliner, 59-2870, of the 412th Test Wing. Rocket test stands can be seen on Lehmann Ridge in the distance.
Visit Boeing's T-39 Sabreliner page.
Test Colors: The Aircraft of Muroc Army Airfield and Edwards Air Force Base by Rene Francillon
X-Planes at Edwards (Enthusiast Color Series) by Steve Pace
Edwards Air Force Base : Open House at the USAF Flight Test Center 1957-1966 : A Photo Chronicle of Aircraft Displayed (Schiffer Military History) by Robert D. Archer
Lockheed Stealth by Bill Sweetman
Joint Strike Fighter : Boeing X-32 Vs Lockheed Martin X-35 (Enthusiast Color Series) by Bill Sweetman
F-22 Raptor (Enthusiast Color) by Bill Sweetman
Inside the Stealth Bomber (Colortech Series) by Bill Sweetman
America's Stealth Fighters and Bombers by James C. Goodall
Skunk Works : A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed by Ben R. Rich
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works by Jay Miller
B-2 Spirit: The Most Capable War Machine on the Planet by Steve Pace
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker : More Than Just a Tanker by Robert S. Hopkins III
Dark Eagles by Curtis Peebles, a compact complete history of U.S. programs to develop so-called black or secret aircraft.
Shadow Flights by Curtis Peebles
Spyplane : The U-2 History Declassified by Norman Polmar
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress by Tony Thornborough
Globemaster III Boeing C-17A (Warbird Tech Series, Vol 30) by Bill Norton
You can buy a 2018 calendar featuring my photographs of Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A Raptors at Edwards Air Force Base.
A dozen photos of Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A Raptors at Edwards Air Force Base. Raptors pictured include F-22A Engineering, Manufacture Development (EMD) Raptors, 91-4003, 91-4005, 91-4006, 91-4007, and 91-4009 of the 412th Test Wing and F/A-22A Production Representative Test Vehicle (PRTV) Raptor, 99-4010 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group.
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