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Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

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Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby nick197 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:45 pm

Hello everyone
Back in November my girlfriend or should I say fiance as we got engaged the day before :thumbs: and I was lucky enough to attend Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB just outside Las Vegas. It was easy to get on base even with my 500mm with parking at the speedway and a shuttle bus service that drops you off on base. We only attended one day as the Saturday forecast looked to be cloudy so these images are from a hot sunny Sunday.
Despite their being some big cancellations like the CF-104, MiG-21, NASA ER-2 and Super Guppy the show was still superb. Highlights of the day were the Holloman based QF-4 Phantom which was the types last public performance from the usaf. 2nd usaf role demo which inluded 2x a-10 2x f-15e 2x f-15d 2x pavehawk and 2x f-16 aggressors and 3rd seeing the Thunderbirds performance on home turf.
Here's some images from the day
1. gregory w colyer in his t-33 shooting star with a wall of fire in the background.
ImageAce Maker II "Fireball" by Nick Collins, on Flickr
2. "Elvis" and "wam" piloting the awesome qf-4 phantom, the display was full of afterburner passes.
ImageUSAF Phantom last demo by Nick Collins, on Flickr
3.
ImageUSAF Phantom last demo by Nick Collins, on Flickr
4.
Imagephabulous phantoms phorever by Nick Collins, on Flickr
5. role demo time
ImageWarthog country by Nick Collins, on Flickr
6.
Imagewarthog still going strong by Nick Collins, on Flickr
7.
Imagestrike eagle show of force by Nick Collins, on Flickr
8.
Imageeagle unrestricted climb by Nick Collins, on Flickr
9.
Imagestrike eagle defense by Nick Collins, on Flickr
10.
ImageF-15D Afterburners by Nick Collins, on Flickr
11. this dc-10 teamed up with a bronco to demonstrate an incredible water drop.
ImageAnyone for a drink? by Nick Collins, on Flickr
12. next up is the usaf heritage flight which consisted of an f-22 raptor, f-35a and f-86 sabre.
ImageRaptor time!! by Nick Collins, on Flickr
13.
ImageF-86F Sabre | NX186AM | 51-2834 | FU-834 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
14.
ImageOld and New USAF air Power! by Nick Collins, on Flickr
15.
ImageOld and new by Nick Collins, on Flickr
16.
ImageUSAF Heritage Flight by Nick Collins, on Flickr
17. next up is the super hornet demo team from vfa-122 flying eagles from nearby nas lemoore.
ImageSuper Hornet low in the mountains by Nick Collins, on Flickr
18.
ImageInverted Super Bug by Nick Collins, on Flickr
19. next up is the c17 globemaster from hickham afb, hawii.
ImageHawaiian c17 at aviation nation by Nick Collins, on Flickr
20.
ImageHawaiian c17 at aviation nation by Nick Collins, on Flickr
21.
ImageHawaiian c17 at aviation nation by Nick Collins, on Flickr
22. Thunderbirds
ImageThunderbirds at nellis by Nick Collins, on Flickr
23.
Imagemirror image by Nick Collins, on Flickr
24.
ImageThunderbirds at nellis by Nick Collins, on Flickr
25.
ImageThunderbirds at Nellis by Nick Collins, on Flickr
26.
ImageT birds last demo of 2016 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
27.
ImageThunderbirds at nellis by Nick Collins, on Flickr
28.
ImageThunderbirds at nellis by Nick Collins, on Flickr
29.
ImageThunderbirds turning up the heat by Nick Collins, on Flickr
30.
ImageThunderbird in the sunrise mountains by Nick Collins, on Flickr
31.
ImageThunderbirds at nellis by Nick Collins, on Flickr
32.
ImageThunderbirds at nellis by Nick Collins, on Flickr
33. now for some of the static display
Image62-4133 OF TC-135W 38th RS by Nick Collins, on Flickr
34.
ImageN765MG | EO-5C | 204th MI Bn by Nick Collins, on Flickr
35.
ImageA-4N | N163EM | Draken intl by Nick Collins, on Flickr
thanks for looking
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby downes0106 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:13 pm

The T33 and F-15 against the smoke are awesome, and the mirror image is perfect. Great collection, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby matt e » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:57 am

great set
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby anthony martin » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:25 am

WOW ! superb :thumbs:
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby Jazz » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:10 am

Nice pics as usual, Nick.
The last QF-4 public performance was infact at Holloman on 21st December, on the historic day of the final US military Phantom flight. A phantastic memorable two days on base for those that attended :thumb:
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby FalconFlare » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:28 pm

Really great set of pics, thanks for sharing them with us
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby LTFT5 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:49 pm

Top quality as always Nick
All the best
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby Jason407 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:06 am

Simply outstanding, very nice to see. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby nick197 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:13 am

Thanks very much for your kind comments guys it's very much appreciated :) .
Cheers for the correction Jazz :thumb:
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby Yunglee » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:40 pm

Superb set of images, I really enjoyed looking at them :clap:
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby C6cya » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:33 pm

absolutely cracking set love the under side of the a10
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby Ben Montgomery » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:50 pm

Beautiful images Nick, but more importantly - congratulations on your engagement!

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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby nick197 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Thanks very much for your kind comments guys :thumb: . Thank you Ben :thumb:
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby panta615 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:03 am

Some great images, Nick. And a congratulations too.

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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby nick197 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:08 am

Thank you :thumb:
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby TeeJay » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:03 am

Top set as usual Nick... brilliant stuff :thumbs:
Congratulations on your engagement too mate :clap:
All the best
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby scramble_al70 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:19 am

WOW!!!!!!
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby DCM88 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:05 am

Jason407 wrote:Simply outstanding, very nice to see. Thanks for sharing.



I say the same thing, :thumbs:
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby timb » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:17 pm

They don,t get any better than that !!
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Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Postby CookyBoy » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:23 pm

Lovely jubbly!
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