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November 5, 1999, Red Flag 00-1, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

I spent the morning of Friday, November 5 parked off the departure end of Runway 03 Right at Nellis Air Force Base to get photos of the participants of the Red Flag Exercise. This exercise marked the introduction of German MiG-29 Fulcrums to Red Flag.

Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, November 5, 1999 - Page 1 Go to the first page of pictures from the November 1999 Red Flag exercise.

Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, November 5, 1999 - Page 2 Go to the second page of pictures from the November 1999 Red Flag exercise.

October 9-10, 1999, Open House, Edwards Air Force Base, California

Static displays of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow Go to static displays of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.

Saturday flight demonstrations of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow Go to Saturday flight demonstrations of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.

Sunday flight demonstrations of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow Go to Sunday flight demonstrations of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.

September 25, 1999, Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale International Airport, California

747-SCA, N905NA delivers Space Shuttle Columbia to Palmdale on September 25, 1999 The space shuttle orbiter Columbia, OV-102 was delivered to Air Force Plant 42 at Palmdale, California on Saturday, September 25 on the back of a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA).

September 24, 1999, Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale International Airport, California

Air Force Plant 42, aka Palmdale International Air Force Plant 42 at Palmdale hosts a number of aircraft and spacecraft manufacturing and modification operations. It also serves as a convenient location for test aircraft from Edwards Air Force Base and other Southern California airfields to shoot touch-and-go landings.

April 24, 1999, Chino Warbird Show

Retrospective: Chino Warbird Show, April 24, 1999 Here's a look back seven years at the Chino warbird show of 1999.

October 3, 1998, Open House, Edwards Air Force Base, California

1998 Edwards AFB Open House 
Static Displays The pictures of the static displays at the 1998 Edwards AFB Open House Display can be viewed in 3-D.

1998 Edwards AFB Open House Flying Display The flying displays included the usual assortment of novel formation fly-bys.

May 1998, B-17G, N5017N Aluminum Overcast visits Santa Barbara, California

B-17G, N5017N Aluminum Overcast on approach to SBA Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17G, visited the Santa Barbara Airport in May 1998.

July 30, 1990: Air Tankers over Santa Barbara County

Air Tankers over Santa Barbara County, July 30, 1990 A plume of dense smoke erupted over the Santa Ynez Mountains on the afternoon of July 30, 1990. Several large air tankers fought the fire in the Santa Ynez Valley from the Goleta Tanker Station.

April 16, 1988, China Lake Naval Weapons Center Airshow

1988 China Lake NWC Airshow The 1988 China Lake Naval Weapons Center airshow.

1977 - 1983: Space Shuttle Enterprise, OV-101 Approach and Landing Tests and Open House Appearances

Space Shuttle Enterprise, OV-101 Here is a retrospective of the career of the first Space Shuttle, OV-101 Enterprise, which was used for five test flights of the last phases of the approach to landing at Edwards Air Force Base in 1977. It was often displayed at the Edwards Air Force Base open house in the early 1980s.

1959, 1960 and 1961, Open House Displays, Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards AFB airshows in 1959, 1960 and 1961 My father attended the Edwards AFB airshows in 1959, 1960 and 1961, when bare metal and dayglo was all the rage.


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