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Tag: Nellis Air Force Base

F-16/Su-57 and F-35/J-31 Aggressor Paint Schemes unveiled
The Air Force decided to create a fifth generation aggressor squadron at Nellis AFB and move nine non-combat capable F-35A aircraft from Eglin AFB, Florida, to the squadron. The Air Force is reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron and moving 11 F-35A Lightning IIs to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as part of a...
These Photos show how Airmen helped Captain Marvel to Fly Higher, Further, Faster
“I learned how to dogfight on offense and defense. I pulled 6.5 G’s. I can’t wait to get up in a plane and pull more, because I’ve got to get up to nine,” Brie Larson, who portrays Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel in the movie. U.S. Air Force (USAF) airmen and aircraft provide...
Captain Marvel Movie pays tribute to Fallen Thunderbird, Air Force Heritage, and Aviation History
One airman whom Captain Marvel crew met at Nellis in 2018 was Thunderbirds pilot Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, the team’s skilled slot pilot who flew its No. 4 jet. Del Bagno tragically died in a crash while training last April. “Captain Marvel,” the latest of Marvel’s superhero films, pays tribute to...
74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
“I loved the A-10 and its mission. It’s like a flying tank. A very raw flying experience,” Capt. James Rosenau, former A-10 pilot The desert screams by below. The clouds scream by above. Both stretch on into the horizon. It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of...
U-2 Dragon Lady Makes Rare Appearance at Nellis AFB
The U-2 traveled to Nellis to enhance the learning environment for U.S. Air Force Weapons School pilots entering their Weapons School Integration Gliding over the skies of Southern Nevada at an altitude of approximately 70,000 feet, an all-black, single jet engine aircraft dubbed the Dragon Lady made her way to Nellis Air Force...
F-16/Su-57 and F-35/J-31 Aggressor Paint Schemes unveiled
The F-16/Su-57 camo will be most probably realized for early summer The interesting pictures in this post show the new paint scheme (aimed to reproduce the Russian Su-57 Stealth Fighter) of Nellis F-16 Aggressors which will be most probably realized for early summer.
The most modern U.S. Combat Aircraft train together during Exercise Orange Flag
Orange Flag enables the test community to capture data to assess the interoperability of multiple aircraft platforms in an environment outside of traditional Edwards AFB testing Taken on Dec. 13, 2018 in the skies above California, the cool photo in this post shows an F-35 and F-16 from Edwards Air Force Base...
Cool video shows SR-71 Blackbird igniting the afterburners during very low fly pass
"The SR-71 pilot circled around behind the crowd and came in behind the hangers so as not to be seen or heard and just as he cleared the hangers he threw it into full afterburner. The sound was like an explosion and everyone jumped. It was awesome." Taken at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) the impressive video in this post...
Thunderbirds pilot killed in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base
The F-16 crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. during routine training on the Nevada Test and Training Range A U.S. Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed on Apr. 4, 2018 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Las Vegas. According to the service news release "a Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over...
Red Tail F-15E WSO hits 4,000 flight hours milestone
"High timer flyers may finish their careers between 1,500 or 3,000 total flying hours, 4,000 is off the charts,” Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson, 336th EFS commander On Mar. 21, 2018 during a combat deployment at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Lt. Col. Trinidad “Moses” Meza, a weapons system officer (WSO) from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) reached 4,000...

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