Aviation Nation 2016: USAF Heritage Flight

USAF first and fifth generation jet fighter air dominance was on display at Aviation Nation 2016 and made for a perfect grouping during the USAF Heritage Flight. To see an early 1950’s era North American F-86 Sabre flying alongside todays stealthy Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and the new Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter was fantastic and shows incredible progress in 60+ years of jet fighter design!

USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
USAF Heritage Flight – Aviation Nation 2016
USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
F-86 Sabre, F-22 Raptor & F-35A Lightning II
USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
From the 1950’s to today – USAF air power
USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
First to Fifth Generation USAF jet fighters – F-86 Sabre, F-35A Lightning II & F-22 Raptor
USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
The old General Electric J47 turbojet engine in the North American F-86 Sabre jet is a bit smoky compared to modern day engines!
USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
Coming in for the final USAF Heritage Flight pass at Aviation Nation 2016
USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
The USAF Heritage Flight honours the history and achievement of the USAF and the men and women who have served their nation
USAF Heritage Flight Aviation Nation 2016 Nellis AFB F-86 F-35 F-22
Break!

 

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