Edwards Air Force Base is a place that is steeped in military aviation history. Many things have flown there for their first flights and tests. NASA also has a flight test center at Edwards. The gates opened at 7:00 to a chilly morning, somewhere around 40 degrees fahrenheit. By the afternoon, it was in the high 80s. The show began at 10:00 AM with an F-16 fighter taking off an climbing to altitude to break the sound barrier, creating a sonic boom. It's a great way to re-awaken the early comers who have been wandering about the static displays and to signal the photographers to get into their positions. Plus it's just way cool to hear a sonic boom! The F-22 did a short demonstration, as did most of the aircraft featured at the show. A couple of highlights were the USAF Heritage Flight with the P-51 Mustang, A-10 Warthog, F-15 Eagle and the F-22 Raptor in formation and the Thunderbirds were in great form. It is nice to see our military aircraft on display and to see these sharp young airmen who fly and maintain them. It makes me proud to be a veteran of the United States Air Force.

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A-10 Thunderbolt II
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AFFTC Aerial Review
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B-1 Lancer
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B-52 Stratofortress
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C-17 Globemaster
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F-15 Eagle
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F-16 Falcon/Viper
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F-18 Hornet
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F-22 Raptor
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F-117 Nighthawk
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Golden Knights Parachute Team
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John Collver's War Dog
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Navy Heritage Flight
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Silver Wings Wingwalking
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Static Displays
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USAF Heritage Flight
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U2/ER2 Dragon Lady

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