Air Force

November 9, 2012

Static Displays at Aviation Nation 2012

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., provides close air support over the Nevada Test and Training Range. U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

An Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, 66th Rescue Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., holds in a hover position over Lake Mead during water rescue training.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by 432d Wing Public Affairs

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft prepares to land at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., after flying a training mission. The MQ-9 is larger and more powerful than the MQ-1 Predator and is designed to go after time-sensitive targets with persistence and precision.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flies over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. after completing a Mobility Forces Exercise mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman

65th Aggressor Squadron’s New Paint Scheme

A 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot flies an F-15 Eagle with an updated “Splinter” paint scheme at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The updated Russian paint scheme promotes realistic threat replication when participating in simulated air to air combat.

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

A-10 Thunderbolt II

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., fires its 30mm GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling cannon during close air support training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range. U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jamie Nicley

F-16 Fighting Falcon Aggressor

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An F-16 Fighting Falcon Aggressor flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range curing a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is conducted on the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range, north of Las Vegas.

 

 




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