20th Century Events
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.
Go to the first page of pictures from the November 1999 Red Flag exercise.
Go to the second page of pictures from the November 1999 Red Flag exercise.
Go to static displays of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.
Go to Saturday flight demonstrations of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.
Go to Sunday flight demonstrations of the Edwards AFB 1999 Airshow.
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).
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.
Here's a look back seven years at the Chino warbird show of 1999.
The pictures of the static displays at the 1998 Edwards AFB Open House Display can be viewed in 3-D.
The flying displays included the usual assortment of novel formation fly-bys.
Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17G, visited the Santa Barbara Airport in May 1998.
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.
The 1988 China Lake Naval Weapons Center airshow.
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.
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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