Tonopah Air Force Base

RAF Tornado Navigator recalls when his Tonka was stenciled with an F-117 zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB, home of the then top-secret Nighthawk

RAF Tornado Navigator recalls when his Tonka was stenciled with an F-117 zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB, home of the then top-secret Nighthawk

I said to a guard, “I suppose you have to wait until the surveillance satellites are clear before you fly… Read More

8 months ago

This RAF Phantom was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB

A RAF Phantom FGR.2 (F-4M in US speak) diverted there during RED FLAG 90-1, arriving back at Nellis with an… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the RAF Phantom that made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB and was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap

The diversion took place on Nov. 9, 1989, and the aircraft was Phantom FGR.2 serial XV476. As we have reported… Read More

3 years ago

That time a RAF Tornado made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB, home of the top-secret F-117

"The guys at Tonopah had a sense of humour after all, for the silhouette of an F-117 had been stencilled… Read More

6 years ago