Went up to Vegas this weekend to hit up the Nellis Air Force Base show and do a small bit of gambling too. Drove up in my new car and it was just dandy. No problems at all and pretty comfortable.
A giant C-5 greets you at the entrace of the base/show.
And here is a J-STARS bird. This one was roped off and there were rifle toting guards.
They had a “Doolittle Raid” demo with a pair of B-25s.
And here is the first in a row of cool things. F-15
A Raptor. I like these more and more each time I see them.
This badboy A-10
And then a Strike Eagle F-15 mounted up with all sorts of crap.
and a Viper to round out the bunch.
Of course they had a Predator there too for the UAV section.
and a Reaper too
Next up was the Aggressor area with a F-15 and F-16. Pretty cool, the F-15 moreso.
They flew some old fighters too.
and a couple P-51s
Here is a MARINES Prowler, EA-6B
At the very end of the show grounds was a big fat BUFF B-52
They also did a Heritage flight of P-51, F-86, F-4, and F-22
So, that’s all I’ll post for now. If you want to see anything else, let me know and I’ll put up some more.
And finally, the last one I’ll post for tonight. This was not from the air show, but something I was able to take from our hotel window. This is at the airport in town (Vegas, duh).
Anybody know the significance of this plane and what it’s for? I’m curious to see if anybody is nerdy enough to know why I snapped pictures of this thing. 🙂