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Nellis, an integral part of the United States Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is known as the “Home of the Fighter Pilot.” It is the pinnacle of advanced air combat aviation training. The base’s all-encompassing mission is accomplished through an array of aircraft: A-10; F-15C; F-15E; F-22A; F-16; RQ-1A and MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft; and HH-60G helicopters. Nellis’ work force of approximately 12,000 military and civilian people makes it one of the largest single employers in southern Nevada.

The base is located approximately eight miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas and covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis and the restricted Nevada Test and Training Range is more than 4,800 square miles. An additional 10,000 square miles of airspace north and east of the restricted range are also available for military flight operations.
On the next three pages you find a collection of pictures made during the 2006 Airshow. It was a very good Airshow, as always the Nellis organizers did a superb job here, thanks for that. We missed the new brown and blue F-15's from the 65 th aggressor squadron in the show, this year (2007) the 60th anniversary they must be part of the display.(come on Nellis, go for it, w'll be there to check it out)  The weather wasn't on every day good but that doesn't matter much to us. 

special thanks must go to the Media Relations Division and especially Capt. Justin McVay

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T-38 Talon F-16C Falcon F-15C Eagle F-15C Eagle
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Kfir Kfir F-18F Super Hornet F-18F Super Hornet
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F-18F Super Hornet Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster EA-6B Prowler E-2C Hawkeye
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F-117A Stealth F-22A Raptor F-16B Falcon F-6F Hellcat
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F-15C Eagle F-24X Fighting Ducky She gets a ride Police
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CV-22 Osprey F-18F Super Hornet
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The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet offers a variety of advances over the F/A-18C/D model: greater range and endurance, the ability to carry heavier payload, increased bringback capability, enhanced survivability, and built-in potential to incorporate future systems and technologies that meet emerging threats and enhanced combat capability
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The U.S. Navy has recognized the Super Hornet as a model acquisition program. In addition, the F/A-18E/F was awarded the 1999 Collier Award recognizing the Super Hornet as the most capable and survivable carrier-based combat aircraft.
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More than 1,400 F/A-18s have been delivered to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and international customers since the F/A-18A/B made its first flight in 1978. That model evolved into the combat-proven F/A-18C/D and now the E/F Super Hornet. This evolutionary aircraft will remain the backbone of naval aviation strike warfare well into the 21st century.
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A-1 Skyraider US Navy Legacy Flight F-15C Eagle
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