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Edwards AFB air show 15-16 Oct

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For the tldr types, here is the official page: https://avairshow.com/

It's really a unique show, where else can you park your car on a space shuttle landing field?

NASA and the USAF will display and or fly most of their Edwards inventories.

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flying and static displays: B-1, F-22, F-35, B-52, F-16, T-38, KC-135, C-12
Flying only: C-17, KC-46
Static only: C-5, RQ-4, X62 VISTA

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Flying/static: F-15, F-18
Flying only: ER-2

High altitude supersonic drag race between NASA and USAF.

Thunderbirds almost an afterthought in this crowd.
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Fun fact: according to a 416 Test Sqn pilot I met at ETAD they will drag the SR-72 Darkstar on static.
This bird seems to to be still in one piece and hangared on Edwards.
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This is more like a mockup, right? I am not really into prototypes of test aircraft, but Google tells me this design never flew.
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...only in Top Gun II, afaik :lol:
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Well, I am planning on being at Edwards, and I would love to see it, even if it is just a mockup.

For what it is worth, I've read that the mockup was filmed at China Lake, and nobody online seems to have a credible idea of it's current location. Off course, there is plenty of time to move it to Edwards.
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Have fun! Looking forward to your log and pics!
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Some updates to static/flying attendees:

NASA DC-8/flying

Northrop-Grumman
-Lockheed L-1011 Stargazer/static
-Firebird/static
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FB page for the air show now lists MiG-29 and SOFIA (NASA 747 static AND flying, according to web page).

https://www.facebook.com/avairshow

Oh, I was talking to the Brits from 17SQ at Miramar (they brought a F-35B). They were not 100% sure, but they were confident they would have some presence at the Edwards show (plane, booth or both).
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That would be Good
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A plane would be good indeed. I don't spot booths though.... ;-)
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It certainly was filmed at China Lake, on the southern apron which is away from the main ‘VX-‘ area.
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SBGrad wrote: 01 Sep 2022, 01:39 Well, I am planning on being at Edwards, and I would love to see it, even if it is just a mockup.

For what it is worth, I've read that the mockup was filmed at China Lake, and nobody online seems to have a credible idea of it's current location. Off course, there is plenty of time to move it to Edwards.
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patrick dirksen wrote: 30 Sep 2022, 18:40 A plane would be good indeed. I don't spot booths though.... ;-)
Back at the last Edwards show in 2009 the Danes displayed their JSF test support F-16, so I would like to think the Brits will be able to display something. Just to be on the safe side, I made sure to get photos AND swag at Miramar.
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SR-72 Darkstar photographed on the ramp at Edwards.

https://twitter.com/AVAirShow/status/15 ... 6308344832

Oh yeah, the airshow twitter acct also shows pix of ED F-16 88-0456 with new tail paint commemorating 75th anniversary of supersonic flight.
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Not strictly Edwards, but thought it would be helpful to mention here that 50 visiting fighters arrived at "nearby" Nellis today. Refer to Nellis section for more details.
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Not strictly Edwards, but thought it would be helpful to mention here that 50 visiting fighters arrived at "nearby" Nellis today. Refer to Nellis section for more details.
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