An F-15E Strike Eagle from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School deploys flares during Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The “E” model is a dual-role fighter with the capability to fight its way to a target over long ranges, destroy enemy ground positions and fight its way out.
(Photo By Senior Airman Daniel Hughes, 11 NOV 2012.)
Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird 5 and lead solo pilot, pitches to land as Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 6 and opposing solo pilot, awaits clearance for his pitch to land June 30, 2014, upon returning from a practice demonstration sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Thunderbirds, flying red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons, are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr./Released)
Retired United States Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager prepares to board an F-15D Eagle from the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In a jet piloted by Capt. David Vincent, 65th AGRS pilot, Yeager is commemorating the 65th anniversary of his historic breaking of the sound barrier flight, Oct. 14, 1947, in the Bell XS-1 rocket research plane named “Glamorous Glennis.” Yeager was awarded the prestigious Collier Trophy in 1948 for this landmark aeronautical achievement.
(Photos by Master Sergeant Jason Edwards, 14 OCT 2012.)
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Diamond formation performs the Echelon Pass in Review maneuver March 13 during a practice sortie over a range in Nevada. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s aerial demonstration team and current operations have been suspended because of budget constraints. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)