Nellis AFB Aviation Nation 2019

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chief4
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Post by chief4 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:31 am

Paul wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:04 pm
Hi Tracy

I like to be at the crowd line around the centre one day to catch the aircraft taxying past you on their way to the runway and the other day at the northern end to catch the release of flares and aircraft starting to bank to the left to go round behind the crowd. I used a 70-200 on a full frame for the taxy shots and a 150-600 on a crop camera for the flying. It’s never quite enough for flying displays so there’s always much cropping to do. There is a media pit, but there’s no photographic advantage unless it gets you in on the Friday. I’ve got an album from 2016 on my Flickr if you want to take a look: https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ ... 1764747376

Best of luck, the sun is not in a good place but there’s plenty to shoot.

Paul
Paul,

Will there be a Friday practice session? Understand the Friday sessions are typically for those with base access - I’m retired. Figured if there is a Friday run thru, I’ll show up n hit the north end..
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samoth97
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Post by samoth97 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:58 am

Wish they would add the B1 and B-52 to aerial performance again...maybe we will see them at the Edwards air show 2020! Would be nice to see an F-15 solo aerial performance too!
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LAXSPOTTER97
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Post by LAXSPOTTER97 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:03 pm

KC-135 Demo added
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jeffhq
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Post by jeffhq » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:07 am

Static Display Updated
A37 Dragonfly
Bell 412
C172 skyhawk
C5 Galaxy
Cessna 206H
EA 18 Growler
EC-130H Compass Call
F 16
F18 E/f
GA 8 Airvan
HH60 Pavehawk
L39 Aero
MQ 9 Reaper
OV10 Bronco
P3 Orion
P51 Mustang
P 8 Posideon
RC 135 Rivet Joint
T33 Shooting Star
T 38 Talon
T 6 Texan11
USAFA Glider Team
Yak 52



What do you think??
At this stage no A10,F15, F22, F35 or Bombers...
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AvgeekJoe
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Post by AvgeekJoe » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:45 am

That's a rad static display list.
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EricP
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Post by EricP » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:33 am

Sounds like the debut of WRAITH will happen at Aviation Nation as well! The 57th Wing Commander mentioned it or actually shared a post from Nellis AFB on Facebook and the Commander said (don't know how to embed the post):

"WRAITH...you helped with the name, we'll get the paint.
Wanna see it up front, maybe when it races a Lamborghini???
Come to Aviation Nation at the Nellis AFB Airshow -- 16 & 17 November 2019. FREE!
#Aggressors
#Wraith
#AviationNation
#ThisJobIsCool"

There is a Lambo race on the schedule for 1035 both days so.....
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Dan Gagnon
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:14 am

EricP wrote: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:33 am Sounds like the debut of WRAITH will happen at Aviation Nation as well! The 57th Wing Commander mentioned it or actually shared a post from Nellis AFB on Facebook and the Commander said (don't know how to embed the post):

"WRAITH...you helped with the name, we'll get the paint.
Wanna see it up front, maybe when it races a Lamborghini???
Come to Aviation Nation at the Nellis AFB Airshow -- 16 & 17 November 2019. FREE!
#Aggressors
#Wraith
#AviationNation
#ThisJobIsCool"

There is a Lambo race on the schedule for 1035 both days so.....
Sounds like an F-16 with a paint job. Hopefully it's cool looking and they can do a few passes after the race!
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samoth97
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Post by samoth97 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:44 am

WRAITH?? I think this might be the new "Ghost" (paint scheme) F-16. Man, I really hope that what they mean.
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Paul
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Post by Paul » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:26 am

samoth97 wrote: Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:44 am WRAITH?? I think this might be the new "Ghost" (paint scheme) F-16. Man, I really hope that what they mean.
I think they’re different aircraft. Wraith is all black with red stencilling, much like a Beale based T-38. Wraith will be doing the race with the Lamborghini. The 57th wing commander said a while ago that Ghost (with the Russian SU-57 scheme) will also be flying, so probably in the air to air demo.
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AvgeekJoe
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Post by AvgeekJoe » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:35 am

I'd love to see both Ghost and Wraith fly! :-)

Especially Ghost - the pixelated F-16!
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