Events

November 18, 2016
 

“75 Years of AirPower”

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the runway before takeoff during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and varieties of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A C-5M Super Galaxy takes off during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. The aircraft can carry a fully equipped combat-ready military unit to any point in the world on short notice and then provide the supplies required to help sustain the fighting force.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An RV-6 lands after an aerial demonstration during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The aircraft was one of more than 60 acts and static displays showcased during the two-day event. More than 300,000 spectators came from around the world to watch the performances.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilots prepare for take-off during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The show brought more than 300,000 global spectators to the Las Vegas area for the two-day event.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Young spectators wave for a photo during Aviation Nation Nov. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The base hosted more than 200,000 people during the air show which featured more than 10 aerial demonstrations and more than 50 aircraft displays.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An F-84F Thunderstreak, an F-22 Raptor and an F-35A Lightning II fly together during the Heritage Flight at the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight (HF) program features the evolution of USAF air power by flying today’s state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft. An HF performance involves a current U.S. Air Force fighter piloted by an Air Combat Command trained military HF pilot and flown with a historical warbird piloted by a trained and certified civilian HF pilot.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team perform stunts during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The Thunderbirds perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team fly in an aerial performance during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The Thunderbirds perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world.
 
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Capt. Michael, 432nd Wing MQ-1 pilot, explains the capabilities of an MQ-9 Reaper during Aviation Nation Nov. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper were among the many other fighter, bombers, and legacy aircraft on display.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The newest wax figure for a museum was unveiled during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The figure was unveiled in honor of Veterans Day and in support of “75 Years of Airpower” air show.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A boy watches the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team prepare for take-off during the Aviation Nation air Show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. The air show brought more than 300,000 spectators from across the globe to experience “75 Years of Airpower.”
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Brig. Gen. Jeannie Levitt, 57th Wing commander, shakes hands with Command Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, 57th Wing, prior to flying with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. Levitt became the first female U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in 1993 and was the first woman to command a U.S. Air Force combat fighter wing.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Lt. Col. Christopher Hammond, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron commander, salutes Thunderbird crew chiefs before take-off during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11. Before joining the team, he was the director of operations at the 16th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. He has logged more than 2,500 flight hours, with more than 400 hours of combat experience in the F-16.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbird aerial demonstration team pass over an MQ-9 Reaper during Aviation Nation Nov. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator attracted many curious spectators interested to learn how the aircraft worked and their capabilities.




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