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Lockheed SR-71A N844NA made four research flights in 1999 to validate the dorsal test fixture. It capped off the year with a mach 3 overflight of the Open House. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Link to the NASA Dryden SR-71 Research project page.
Lockheed SR-71A, N844NA lights off the afterburners of its Pratt and Whitney J58 engines.
Lockheed SR-71A taxis in from its flight demonstration. The Air Force serial number of NASA's SR-71A, N844NA is 61-7980. It flew only on Saturday. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Lockheed F-117 Full Scale Development Nighthawk 79-1782 is with the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB. It is the third of the FSD Nighthawks. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Link to the Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk fact sheet.
The second production Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor 91-4002 made its first public flight demonstration in the company of F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon 87-392 of the 412th TW. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor displays its planform as it breaks into the pattern for Runway 22 for a series of touch and go landings. It did not participate in Sunday's display. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer 85-068 with wings fully swept. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Visit the Boeing B-1B Lancer Product Page.
Link to the Air Force Boeing Rockwell B-1B Lancer fact sheet.
Boeing B-52H-155-BW Stratofortress 60-0050 has been a fixture at Edwards AFB for a number of years. It has made several appearances at the Open House. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
This shot of Boeing B-52H-155-BW Stratofortress 60-0050 was taken at the November 9, 1986 Open House when it carried SIOP camouflage and sported a cruise missile pylon. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Visit the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Product Page.
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog 80-215 of the 355th Wing at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Link to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base home page.
Visit the Air Force Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt fact sheet.
McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Lot X Globemaster III 98-0052 of the 62nd AW and 446th AW at McChord Air Force Base flies in formation with Lockheed C-141B-10-LM Starlifter 63-8084 from March Air Force Base. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Link to the McChord Air Force Base home page.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 30E Fighting Falcon 86-359 trails behind the refueling boom of Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320. Both aircraft are with the 412th TW. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Visit the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker Product Page.
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18B Hornet N852NA flies chase on NASA research flights. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Link to NASA Fact Sheet about their F/A-18 chase planes.
McDonnell-Douglas F-15B-16-MC Eagle 76-134 of the Air Force Flight Test Center Test Pilot School. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Link to Boeing's F-15 page.
McDonnell-Douglas F-15 STOL Demonstrator N837NA breaks into the pattern for Runway 22. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Visit the NASA Dryden F-15 STOL demonstrator photo gallery.
Gates Learjet N805NA used to be assigned to the Ames Research Center at Moffett NAS. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Underside of McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Lot X Globemaster III 98-0052. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Link to Boeing's C-17 page.
Boeing B-52H-155-BW Stratofortress 60-0050 is carrying Wind Corrected Munition Dispensers (WCMD), which are CBUs with an INS and steerable fins, on the inboard pylons. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Visit the Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fact sheet.
Northrop T-38A-45-NO Talon 62-3715 of the 412th TW taxis in as C-141B 63-8084 lands in the background. Photographer: Brian Lockett.
Go to static displays of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.
Go to Sunday flight demonstrations of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.
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 SR-71s.
A dozen photos of Lockheed SR-71s in flight or taxiing, taken between 1980 and 1999.
Lockheed SR-71s pictured include:
SR-71A 61-7964, Beale Air Force Base, May 31, 1980;
SR-71A 61-7965, March Air Force Base, November 3, 1980;
SR-71A 61-7964, Beale Air Force Base, October 31, 1981;
SR-71A 61-7968, March Air Force Base, November 3, 1988;
SR-71A 61-7976, Beale Air Force Base, October 14, 1989;
SR-71A 61-7972, Edwards Air Force Base, October 29, 1989;
SR-71A 61-7971, Nellis Air Force Base, March 26, 1997;
NASA SR-71B N831NA, Edwards Air Force Base, October 18, 1997;
NASA SR-71A N844NA, Edwards Air Force Base, October 9, 1999
Put a copy of the Lockheed SR-71: 2018 calendar in your Lulu.com shopping cart for $14.95.
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.
Put a copy of the Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A Raptors at Edwards Air Force Base: 2018 Calendar in your Lulu.com shopping cart for $14.95.
Go to the Airshow Page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.
Go to the home page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.
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