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Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

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Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby Evergreen 44 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:50 pm

Hello ,
Would anyone be able to identify the new-build C17s noted outside at <edit> *Long Beach * at the time of the Nellis Show please ?
It would be late April 1997 I think.
Also, any pointers for a checklist of the Nellis show participants for the same trip ? Log book gone adrift for that period.
Any help appreciated
Thanks and regards,
Paul
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby STEVIEJAWS » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:18 am

Evergreen 44 wrote:Hello ,
Would anyone be able to identify the new-build C17s noted outside at Palmdale at the time of the Nellis Show please ?
It would be late April 1997 I think.
Also, any pointers for a checklist of the Nellis show participants for the same trip ? Log book gone adrift for that period.
Any help appreciated
Thanks and regards,
Paul


Can't help with Palmdale , but here's a log for Nellis Show 4/26/97 from Scramble.nl

http://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_showreports&view=article&ct=US&id=3185
Regards Steve............
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby Evergreen 44 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:43 am

Thank-you Steve
Will check that out
Best regards,
Paul
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby plmc135 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:39 am

C-17's were built at Long Beach not Palmdale. Three were noted there at the time of the Golden Tattoo at Nellis namely 94-0067, 95-0106 and 95-0107. However they were not all seen on the same day.
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby Evergreen 44 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:50 am

Great . Thanks very much for that.
I should have double-checked the location.
Duly noted, now corrected.
Thanks again for confirming.
Best regards,
Paul
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby martin condon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:41 pm

All 3 were logged by us at Long Beach on the 27th, 95-0107 was still in primer !

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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby Precinct7 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:39 pm

and we saw the same three on the 25th

the doors of the production hangar were wide open and we also saw 96-0001,002 & 003 on the production line
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby plmc135 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 am

On our trip to the Golden Air Tattoo we visited Mesa Falcon Field on 19 April. My query relates to the then McDonnell Douglas (McDDH) helicopters plant.

We noted three Mexican AF MD530MG's and a couple of the test AH-64's used by McDDH. However there was a row of AH-64's no doubt awaiting conversion from the A model to the D model. Did anyone manage to read any of them off, please.
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby eagle driver » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:53 pm

This may be something of an idea where we could all get together to clear up each others queries from around this time.
I certainly have loads from places like Tustin, El Toro, Miramar, El Centro Lemoore, North island ,Fallon.
all of which we had tours on mostly in the week in between Fallon and Nellis shows plus through to the following D M show.
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Re: Nellis 1997 : USAF 50th. Anniversary Trip

Postby eagle driver » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:16 pm

plmc135 wrote:On our trip to the Golden Air Tattoo we visited Mesa Falcon Field on 19 April. My query relates to the then McDonnell Douglas (McDDH) helicopters plant.

We noted three Mexican AF MD530MG's and a couple of the test AH-64's used by McDDH. However there was a row of AH-64's no doubt awaiting conversion from the A model to the D model. Did anyone manage to read any of them off, please.

If you can gain access to it try touchdown s archieved logs i know paul went there because he asked me had i been there as well seem to recall security was blocking on obstructing everone from getting to the ramps and orange pickers were allerting security if anyone tried to get in that way.
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