Events

November 16, 2012

Aviation Nation 2012 takes flight

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

T-33 Shooting Star performs . . .

A T-33 Shooting Star performs an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The T-33 Shooting Star is an American built jet trainer aircraft and is showcased at the Air Mobility Command Museum.

 

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo By Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Throngs of attendees at Aviation Nation 2012 . . .

Aviation Nation 2012 depicts the history of American aviation and salutes the recent accomplishments of America’s military in operations around the globe through numerous military and civilian ground displays Nov. 10, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aviation Nation is the largest free public event in Nevada.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

An F-86 Sabre taxis to the runway . . .

An F-86 Sabre taxis to the runway during the annual Aviation Nation open house Nov. 9, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-86 Sabre was used in the Korean war during high speed dogfights.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

U. S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue demonstration team . . .

A United States Air Force Academy cadet from the Wings of Blue demonstration team displays the American flag during the Aviation Nation opening ceremony Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Members of the Wings of Blue team serve primarily as instructors and jump masters for the Air Force basic free-fall course AM490.

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo By Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

F-15E Strike Eagle deploys flares . . .

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School deploys flares during Aviation Nation Nov.11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The USAF Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world’s most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces and mobility air forces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

National Anthem . . .

Aviation Nation spectators listen as the national anthem is played during the opening ceremony Nov. 10, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aviation Nation celebrates 71 years of airpower in Las Vegas and the Air Force’s accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace.

 

 

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo By Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Thunderbirds demonstrate . . .

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, demonstrate the calypso pass during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aviation Nation is an opportunity for the Las Vegas community to view aerial demonstrations and static displays of various aircraft from the military. The open house also acts as the final show of the year for the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

Heritage Flight . . .

A United States Air Force Heritage Flight demonstration is performed during the annual Aviation Nation open house Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Heritage Flight presents the evolution of U.S. Air Force air power by flying today’s state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

820th RED HORSE airborne at Aviation Nation 2012 . . .

820th RED HORSE airborne members perform a static-line jump during the opening ceremonies of Aviation Nation Nov. 10, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Opening Ceremonies during Aviation Nation included the RED HORSE jump demo, a Korean Reenactment, a T-33 demo, the Desert Rats,a Lear Jet demo, and Horseman.




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