Edwards Air Force Base Open House, Saturday, October 3, 1998 Hear the sound of the jet

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B-52H Stratofortress The landing gear on this Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, serial 60-0050, has just started to retract. Note how the left gear struts retract forward and the right gear struts retract backward. Visit the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Product Page. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Northrop N9M-3 Planform view of the Northrop N9M-B, registered as N9MB, the flying scale model of the XB-35 Flying Wing Bomber. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Northrop N9M-3 Flying Wing and F-117A Nighthawks The N9M-B Flying Wing taxis past a pair of F-117 Full Scale Development (FSD) prototypes, serials 79-01782 and 79-01783. These early model stealth fighters lack some of the radar defeating refinements of the production models. The cockpit canopies lack the serrated edges of the F-117A. Note the small tail wheel on the N9M-B for the protection of the pusher propellors. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

B-1B Lancer Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer shows off two of its three bomb-bays. This example is based at Edwards AFB. Six Lancers have recently been dispatched to the Middle East. Perhaps they will soon see their first use in combat. Visit the Boeing B-1B Lancer Product Page. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Test Pilot School F-16B Fighting Falcon pulling high G Vapor outlines the vortices from the strakes on Test Pilot School F-16B Fighting Falcon, serial 80-635, while smoke streams from the wingtips in a high-G turn. Visit the Lockheed-Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon Page. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Lockheed-Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon in position to receive fuel from a Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon, serial 88-445, is in position to receive fuel from Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, serial 61-0320. The R-model Stratotanker has been re-engined with high-bypass General Electric/SNECMA CFM-56 turbofans which significantly increase the amount of fuel that can be off-loaded by the tanker. Visit the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker Product Page Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon and Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle The size difference between Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon, 88-445, and Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15D Eagle serial 82-046, is evident in this shot.. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Rockwell CT-39 Sabreliner and the Lockheed-Martin C-141B Starlifter This shot shows the even more extreme size difference between the Rockwell CT-39 Sabreliner, serial 59-2870, and the Lockheed-Martin C-141B Starlifter, serial 66-0167. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Two F-15Bs, an F-16B, and an F-16C F-15D 82-046, F-15B 76-130, F-16B 80-635, and F-16C 88-445 take part in the mass fly-by. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

F-117 FSD Nighthawks fly formation on a KC-135R Stratotanker A pair of F-117 FSD Nighthawks fly formation off the wingtips of KC-135R Stratotanker, 61-0320. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Early production F-15B Eagle Early production F-15B Eagle, serial 76-130, of the Test Pilot School, taxis past the crowd. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Skunk Works Review The Skunk Works Review; a pair of F-117 FSD Nighthawks accompany a U-2S equipped with megapods. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Engine inlets of the U-2S have been enlarged The engine inlets of this U-2S have been enlarged to provide the increased airflow needed by the 19,000 pound thrust General Electric F118-GE-101 turbofan that replaced the 17,000 pound thrust Pratt & Whitney J75-P-13B engine with which it was originally equipped. Thirty three U-2Rs were converted to the U-2S standard. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

U-2S heads for heaven U-2S retracts its landing gear and heads for heaven. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

F-117 FSD Nighthawks Pair of F-117 FSD Nighthawks make a dirty-configuration fly past. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

F-117 Full Scale Development testbed The lack of a serrated edge on the cockpit canopy reveals this F-117 to be one of the first five Full Scale Development testbeds. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Vought F-8 Crusader Former French Navy Vought F-8 Crusader, now registered N19TB, is used to fly supersonic chase missions for civilian flight test programs. It is operated by Thunderbird Aviation at the Deer Valley Airport near Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Polish MiG-17 (Lim 6bis), N619M, owned by George Lazik The afterburner equipped Polish Lim 6bis is a ground attack version of the MiG-17, NATO code name: Fresco. This Lim 6bis is owned by Dr. George Lazik of Woodland Hills. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Link to George Lazik's Mig-17 web site.

F-8 Crusader's variable incidence wing The Vought F-8 Crusader, N19TB, has a variable incidence wing to increase lift at low airspeeds reducing the need for the pilots to pitch the nose of the fighter up on approach to landing on aircraft carriers. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Northrop-Grumman B-2A Spirit Planform view of the Northrop-Grumman B-2A, Spirit of Alaska. Link to Northrop Grumman's B-2 Spirit page. Link to Boeing's B-2 page. Photographer: Brian Lockett.


Static Displays of the Edwards AFB 1998 Airshow Go to Static Displays of the Edwards AFB 1998 Airshow.


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Edwards AFB 1959, 1960, and 1961 Airshows Go to the Edwards AFB 1959, 1960, and 1961 Airshows.


Books about Edwards Air Force Base and some of these airplanes available from

Test Colors: The Aircraft of Muroc Army Airfield and Edwards Air Force Base by Rene Francillon Test Colors: The Aircraft of Muroc Army Airfield and Edwards Air Force Base by Rene Francillon

X-Planes at Edwards by Steve Pace X-Planes at Edwards (Enthusiast Color Series) by Steve Pace

Edwards Air Force Base : Open House at the USAF Flight Test Center 1957-1966 by Robert D. Archer 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

The X-Planes: X-1 to X-45: 3rd Edition by Jay Miller Lockheed Stealth by Bill Sweetman

Inside the Stealth Bomber by Bill Sweetman Inside the Stealth Bomber (Colortech Series) by Bill Sweetman

America's Stealth Fighters and Bombers by James C. Goodall America's Stealth Fighters and Bombers by James C. Goodall

Skunk Works : A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed by Ben R. Rich Skunk Works : A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed by Ben R. Rich

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works by Jay Miller Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works by Jay Miller

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker : More Than Just a Tanker by Robert S. Hopkins III Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker : More Than Just a Tanker by Robert S. Hopkins III

Dark Eagles by Curtis Peebles 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 Shadow Flights by Curtis Peebles

Spyplane : The U-2 History Declassified by Norman Polmar Spyplane : The U-2 History Declassified by Norman Polmar

Boeing B-52 : Stratofortress by Tony Thornborough Boeing B-52 Stratofortress by Tony Thornborough


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