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Pictures From Edwards AFB Open House 2005  
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

As usual Edwards AFB Open House was officially opened by a sonic boom at 1000h produced by a F16, while Brig Gen. Charles "Chuck" Yeager flew a P51D low over the airfield.
The P51-D:

Piloted by the "old" guy with the white cap (sorry for the blue coloration - the whitebalancing was off-set):


Some other acts:

http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/9931/buff15qz.jpg

Another rare sight:
http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/2163/f117usa0rn.jpg

The B2 Spirit was not only there for flybys, but actually was operating out of EDW.
http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/8154/b2open9sf.jpg
After the ordonance has been delivered, first this happens ...
http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/821/b2effect4gs.jpg
… and then this:
http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/3835/b2shine0wt.jpg
Returning:
http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/3916/b2land9tx.jpg

Does anybody know what this is ?:


Tora! Tora! Tora!






And finally the balbo of USAF´s heavy metal:
http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/2059/balbo5bv.jpg

That´s all for now.
-HT


Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

Great shots, thanks for sharing with us


Where did everybody go?
User currently offlinePhatAlbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4927 times:

Nice Pictures! Thats quit a bit of airpower all packed into one! to bad i wasnt there  Smile but oh well... again good pics!


**Isaac**
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

Nice shots!

Quoting HT (Thread starter):

Does anybody know what this is ?:

...The business end of an engine


User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4882 times:

Edwards is great for having the mass flybys!
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN



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User currently offlineWickster From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

Wow I Wish I could have been there, Thanks for sharing


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 3):
Does anybody know what this is ?:

...The business end of an engine

Correct ! The hot end of a F16 (including the small nozzles to inject fuel into the exhaust - aka. "afterburner").
The sad part with EDW is that the runway is soooo far away from the flight line and that views to it are obstructed by a number of bushes.
Also during the day the action at show center takes places directly in the sun, thus making shots very complicated. That´s why some photographers with on-base connection used to go to a non-public spot south of all the action ...

BTW, has anybody seen any figures regarding attendance on those two days ? My impression was that on Sunday the attendance was not too big (i.e. lower than at my last visit).

-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
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