F-117 is being retired

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  1. glennasher

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    I saw the first two being built - makes me feel REAL old.
     
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    Sad to see them go...
     
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    I know what you mean, FlyboyJ. I remember when they were rolled out. Now where's my eyeglasses and cane?

    I thought they were the future? Why take them out of service?
     
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    They were really mis-identified anyway. The should have been the A-117, not the F-117. I first saw them many years ago at an undisclosed Nevada location, before most people knew about them. I thought "What the hell is that?!?" But there was no way I asked, I didn't need to know. It was a few years later they finally showed them to the public. Their final ceremony at Plant 42 is not even open to the public. :(

    So here is my tribute to the Nighthawk.
     

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    I think that I read somewhere that the F-22 was more stealthy than the F-117.
     
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    Great pics, Evan. You are the camera master.
     
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    Cheers, Matt. I'll miss photographing that airplane.
     
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    Evan, those are really good photos of that really unique airplane. Is F-22 Raptor replacing them?
     
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    I got to see the F-117 about 10 Years ago at the Royal Air Tattoo in England. Pretty cool.
     
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    I think it's a combination of F-22 and F-35 that are replacing the F-117. While I will miss taking photos of the F-117, I do look forward to photographing the F-35.
     
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    Sad to see it go but it is at the end of its life with more effective aircraft - such as the F-22 and F-35 - replacing it.
     
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    They had one on a flyby at Millville last year. Glad I was able to see one.
     
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    I remember hearing about the crash of an "unidentified" aircraft in the Sierra Nevadas back in July of '86 (I wasn't too far from there at the time); the AF had the whole area locked-down within hours of the crash. It wasn't until years later that I found out it had been an F-117A on a night-training exercise (they only flew them at night back then).
     
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    I'm feeling old too....27 years! jeez time IS moving fast!!
     
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