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Photo Gallery: Edwards AFB Aerospace Valley Air Show, California


Welcome to Edwards AFB and the Aerospace Valley Air Show sign in 2022 - photo by KilmerMedia

B-1 bomber on display and providing shade for visitors at the Edwards Air Force Base air show in 2022 - photo by KilmerMedia

U.S. Air Force drone aircraft on display at the Edwards AFB Aerospace Valley Air Show - photo by KilmerMedia

T-33 Shooting Star jet flyby at the Aerospace Valley Air Show - photo by KilmerMedia

USAF Thunderbirds team preparing for takeoff - photo by KilmerMedia

Four USAF Thunderbirds flying inverted in formation at the Aerospace Valley Air Show

USAF Thunderbirds performing a Bomb Burst Cross maneuver at Edwards Air Force Base

USAF Thunderbirds flying a six-ship formation at the Aerospace Valley Air Show

USAF Thunderbirds performing a burst maneuver at the Edwards AFB Air Show in 2022 - photo by KilmerMedia

USAF Thunderbirds performing a Calypso Pass at the Edwards AFB Air Show - photo by KilmerMedia

USAF Thunderbirds flying overhead in formation at the Aerospace Valley Air Show - photo by KilmerMedia

USAF Thunderbirds skywriting a heart at the Aerospace Valley Air Show in 2022 - photo by KilmerMedia

Three NASA research jets flying in Vic formation at Edwards Air Force Base, California

A jet-powered glider performing inverted with white smoke trails

F-22 Raptor flying above the clouds over Edwards Air Force Base, California

F-16 Fighting Falcon on static display at the Aerospace Valley Air Show

Dawn Patrol flight demonstration squadron performing at the Aerospace Vally Air Show

Man O' War P-51 Mustang on static display at the Edwards Air Force Base Air Show

Vicky Benzing performing a stunt in a 1840 Boeing Stearman at the Aerospace Valley Air Show

KC-135 flight refueling demonstration with F-22 fighter jets over Edwards Air Force Base

Performances at the 2022 Aerospace Valley / Edwards AFB Air Show included:


USAF Thunderbirds

NASA F-18 sonic boom demo

C-17 parachute jumpers

F-22 Raptor demo

B-1B Lancer demo

F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lighting II, and KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling simulation

1940 Boeing Stearman biplane aerobatics, piloted by Vicky Benzing

AT-6 Texan "War Dog" demo, piloted by John Collver

MXS-RH aerobatics, piloted by Rob Holland

Extra 300 aerobatics, piloted by Chuck Coleman

"Dawn Patrol" Van's RV aircraft formation team demo

T-33 Shooting Star "Ace Maker" demo, piloted by Greg Colyer

NASA Gulfstream G-3, F/A-18A, and F-15B flybys

NASA / German Space Agency 747-SP SOFIA flyby

jet-powered Salto sailplane, piloted by Bob Carlton

P-51D Mustang "Man O' War" demo, piloted by Ken Gottschall



Some of the 60+ static displays included:


SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed Skunk Works “Darkstar” movie prop from Top Gun: Maverick

B-52

F-35B Lighting II short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant

F-35C Lighting II with folding wings for carrier operations

USAF Test Pilot School F-15 In-Flight Simulator

Royal Australian Air Force Airbus A330 tanker aircraft

Lockheed L-1011 “Stargazer”

NASA Aeromot AMT-200 motor glider

NASA Beech T-34C Mentor

NASA Gulfstream G-III

Northrop Grumman/Scaled Composites Firebird

Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker

Fairey Firefly WWII-era carrier-borne fighter

Howard 250

P-51D Mustang “Bunny”

Thorp T-211 Sky Scooter

Barrows Bearhawk kitplane


Whew, that's a lot to keep track of. If you have any additional info, stories/memories about any of these aircraft, or even have any corrections, be sure to leave a comment below.


As of Aug. 16, 2023, several air show calendar websites list the next Aerospace Valley Air Show at Edwards Air Force Base as being Oct. 19 - 20, 2024.

 

"Photo Essay: Edwards AFB Aerospace Valley Air Show" (2022)

by Justin J. Kilmer


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This post was last updated on Aug. 15, 2023.

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