by David Cenciotti, THE AVIATIONIST – – November 25, 2017: https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/25/area-51-based-f-16d-performs-rare-pass-through-the-star-wars-canyons-hours-after-f-117-is-spotted-chased-by-two-seater-f-16/
“On November 14, 2017 (the day after an F-117 was photographed on a trailer south of Creech Air Force Base) at 09.20 AM LT, another F-117 was spotted flying north of Rachel, Nevada.
The stealth jet was not flying alone (or close to another F-117 as happened, for instance, in 2016) but it was chased by a two-seater F-16.
Noteworthy, few hours later on the very same day (November 14) at about 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM, photographer David Atkinson took some shots of an F-16D performing two passes through the famous Star Wars Canyon.”
California’s STAR WARS CANYON (“The Jedi Transition“) has definitely become America’s plane spotting jewel.
“Located in the western United States on the edge of the Death Valley and the southern outskirts of Nellis Range, home of Area 51, it is America’s best place to see combat aircraft training for their dangerous low-level infiltration role.
The Jedi Transition is one the the few places on earth where you point your camera down to shoot combat aircraft photos (the other famous one being the Mach Loop). The aircraft actually fly beneath you through the canyon. And to say it is breathtaking is an understatement.” – – courtesy of Tom Demerly, THE AVIATIONIST
(CLICK ABOVE TO ENLARGE THE MAP OF STAR WARS CANYON – The Jedi Transition)
(CLICK TO ENLARGE THE ABOVE AIR CHART OF STAR WARS CANYON – The Jedi Transition)
(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – F-16Ds, based at Area 51)
Here is why fighter pilots love to fly through the Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley, California:
F-18, A-10 and F-35 low level flying at STAR WARS CANYON in Death Valley, California:
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