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Vegas Strong

Posted November 13, 2017 by

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 57th Wing, displays a Vegas Strong paint scheme as the aircraft flies over the Aviation Nation 2017 Air and Space Expo crowd at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10, 2017. Nellis has deep roots with the Las Vegas community, the spirit and resiliency of the city has…

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Welcome to the 2017 Air and Space Expo

Posted November 11, 2017 by

On behalf of all our Airmen and their families, it is our honor to welcome you to the Aviation Nation 2017 Air and Space Expo!

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Airshow 2017: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

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On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located.

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Airshow 2017: F-22 Demo

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Air Force photograph An F-22 Raptor from the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team performs aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the aircraft.

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Airshow 2017: USAF Heritage Flight

Posted November 11, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Massey Three F-86 Sabres and a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fly in formation during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly…

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Airshow 2017: Texas Flying Legends

Posted November 11, 2017 by

Air Force photograph The Texas Flying Legends Museum is dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active display of World War II warbirds. Highlighting the drivers behind America’s success, the museum’s programs serve to remind Americans of the values and freedoms that make our country great, and challenge visitors to…

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Airshow 2017: Red Eagles

Posted November 11, 2017 by

The Red Eagles Formation Team based in California fly the Russian-designed YAK-52 aircraft, the basic trainer for Soviet forces. It is rugged, reliable and relatively straightforward to operate.

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Airshow 2017: Air-to-Air, Close Air Support & CSAR

Posted November 11, 2017 by

The A-10 Thunderbolt II   HH-60 Pave Hawk   F-16 Fighting Falcon   F-35 Lightning II

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Airshow 2017: Vicky Benzing Aerosport

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Vicky Benzing will be performing in her 1940 Boeing Stearman. Built by the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1940, the aircraft was initially used as a military trainer during World War II.

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2017 Air and Space Expo Exhibits

Posted November 11, 2017 by

Aggressor Nation Cyber ops demos, equipment and displays Nellis JTACs ATVs and equipment Nellis EOD Bomb suit, response vehicle and robot displays, and training aids 58th Rescue Squadron MRAZR and ATV Combat Search and Rescue GARV (pararescue vehicle), life raft and parachute 820th Red Horse Squadron Rock dump, tracked loader, M-series wrecker Nevada National Guard…

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