Nellis AFB Aviation Nation 2017

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Re: Nellis AFB Aviation Nation 2017

Post by Dan Gagnon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:11 pm

rhinonavy wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:42 pm
Those are great Anthony!!! Did they fly the desert scheme F-16 on Sunday?
Agreed! Great shots! The F-35s looked like they tore it up (at least on the live stream lol)

It would be cool to incorporate the F-35s in future warfighter/capabilities demos at Nellis.

Keep the pics coming! I'd also like to hear more experiences from those who attended the show, especially first timers.
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Post by rhinonavy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:05 pm

Dan, the F35s were great as part of the warfighter demo. A lot of good, low, high-speed stuff! Even saw some flares from the F35s in Saturday's show. You can't really tell from this pic, but these two are NOT in formation... F35s/A10s/HH-60s/F15s/F16s all in tight patterns at once. The F35 looked like it had to avoid the A-10 rather abruptly on this pass!

This was my first time at Nellis and I thought it was amazing. Couple no-shows (MQ-9 and B-2), but I don't believe I've ever been to a show where EVERYTHING advertised flew. The Hind was a star and a great surprise. On Friday it blew over the fence that I was sitting on!
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Post by RyanS » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:43 am

rhinonavy wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:27 am
Here are a few photos!

I did not see anything regarding the Raptor pilot's final flight... We were at the far left end of the flight line.
The dual F-15s is a killer angle! That is really cool. Thanks for sharing them all and glad to see you had a better time with it!
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Post by rhinonavy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:08 am

Thanks Ryan! That was a surprise when I went through my photos!
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Post by Djack » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:25 am

Had a blast in Vegas for Aviation Nation. As usual the Thursday before was incredible. Here's a small mix of pics form the show and some I caught on Thursday off of Cheyenne.
-David
ImageVegas Strong Viper by D_Jackman, on FlickrImageU-2S Dragon Lady by D_Jackman, on Flickr
ImageF-15C flares on take-off by D_Jackman, on Flickr
ImageEagle flares by D_Jackman, on Flickr
ImageDraken TA-4 N141EM by D_Jackman, on Flickr
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Post by rhinonavy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:03 am

Found this one going through some more edits :o
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Post by AerialZulu » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:23 am

Nice shots everyone! Here's my gallery of the show from my website and Flickr account. Enjoy!! :)

http://www.arnwineavphoto.com/p722233720

https://www.flickr.com/photos/arnwineav ... 6557180899
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Great stuff Geoffrey and David!
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Post by rhinonavy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Awesome photos Geoffrey!!! Can I ask what type of gear you used?
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Post by Chris Smallenberg » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:08 am

rhinonavy wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:05 pm
You can't really tell from this pic, but these two are NOT in formation... F35s/A10s/HH-60s/F15s/F16s all in tight patterns at once. The F35 looked like it had to avoid the A-10 rather abruptly on this pass!
I saw that too. A little too close for comfort on that one. I wonder if the F-35 pilot did not see the A-10 as he overtook him. Must have given the A-10 pilot quite the start!
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