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A member of the U.S. Air Force’s Wing of Blue Parachute Demonstration Team jumps out of an aircraft over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during the opening ceremony of Aviation Nation 2017 Nellis Air and Space Expo. Each year, the Wings of Blue Demonstration Team performs at more than 50 special events in front of over 2 million spectators.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver

The Texas Flying Legends pass over the Nellis Air Force Base flight line during Aviation Nation 2017 Nellis Air and Space Expo. The Texas Flying Legends is dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served—or are currently serving through an active display of World War II aircraft.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver

A member of the U.S. Air Force’s Wing of Blue Parachute Demonstration Team prepares to land at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during the opening ceremony of Aviation Nation 2017 Nellis Air and Space Expo. The Wings of Blue member is carrying a U.S. Marine Corps flag in celebration of the Corps birthday. The Continental Marines were established in 1775.
 

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Dwayne Jones

A B-25 Mitchell flies in front of the crowd during an air-to-ground demonstration at the Aviation Nation 2017 Air and Space Expo on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10, 2017. The many aerial acts and static aircraft displayed during the Nellis Air and Space Expo are snapshots of 70 years of aviation history.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver

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. Nellis has deep roots with the Las Vegas community, and shares the spirit and resiliency the city has shown since the tragic shooting on Oct. 1.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver

A U-2S Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., arrives at Nellis AFB, Nev. The U-2 was on display at the Aviation Nation 2017 Nellis Air and Space Expo.
 

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Thousands of people visited Nellis for the 2017 Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds perform for spectators during Aviation Nation 2017 Air and Space Expo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This event marks the end of the Thunderbirds 2017 air show season. The team thrilled their hometown crowd with precision and professionalism.