Tag: Navy Air Weapons Station China Lake

U.S. Navy Identifies VFA-151 Pilot Killed in Star Wars Canyon F/A-18E Super Hornet Crash
Lt. Charles Walker, 33, died when his F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed about 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. The U.S. Navy has identified the F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot who was killed on Jul. 31, 2019 a crash in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Lt....
This Could Be the F/A-18E Super Hornet that Crashed Yesterday in Star Wars Canyon
A photographer told to Los Angeles Times that he captured this F/A-18E Super Hornet before and after it crashed. The photo in this post shows U.S. Navy F/A-18E BuNo. 168471 (which has been provided by The Aviation Geek Club contributor Ryan W. Gilchrist), NG-400, the CAG bird from VFA-151 Vigilantes that according to Los Angeles...
VFA-151 F/A-18E Crash in Star Wars Canyon leaves Visitors Injured
The F/A-18E crash can result in restricted flights or even a shut down of the whole training area. As we have reported earlier a single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Vigilantes’ of Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif., crashed on Jul. 31, 2019 in the morning at approximately...
Hornets’ Nest: Cool video shows U.S. Navy Strike Fighters thundering trough Star Wars Canyon
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips, the cool clip in this post features F/A-18F Super Hornets belonging to VFA-154 ‘Black Knights’ and to VFA-122, ‘Flying Eagles’, both based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore along with EA-18G Growlers from VX-9 ‘The Vampires’ out at Naval...
Spectacular clip shows F-35 stealth fighters flying through the famed Star Wars Canyon
The spectacular F-35 clip in this post is the full version of a short video already appeared on several websites so it's worth taking a look Taken earlier this month by photographer Dafydd Philips, the following spectacular video features two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35 Lightning II's  thundering through Star Wars Canyon, California. Brought to my attention by Philips himself...
Known as the Jedi Transition to the military, the Star Wars Canyon is located near NAWS China Lake and Edwards AFB Brought to my attention by Christian Nentwig, an aviation enthusiast and a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the beautiful video in this post (despite several aircraft recognition mistakes) clearly shows why the Rainbow Canyon, which is tucked in the...
The LRASM is designed to satisfy the U.S. Navy and USAF requirement for a weapon that can be used in anti-access/area-denial threat environments As reported by Lockheed Martin in a press release, on Apr. 3, 2017 the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) was successfully jettisoned from a Boeing Super Hornet at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. The company said the data from...