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Unidentified @ Tonopah

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posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 01:18 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The aircraft inside this lone hangar are still in flying condition?




posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

The aircraft in the large hangar aren't Nighthawks and are flyable. There are at least four Nighthawks that are flying. We saw two flying and a third getting fueled. There was a fourth that was doing something in its hangar.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 01:32 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I still haven't caught a nighthawk yet, hoping to do so before they finally get retired.
That work being done on the fourth nighthawk.... Well, I can only guess, but I want to ask...did the work had anything to do with operations down at creech AFB?



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

They're testing systems. Two are testbeds, two are chase. The lead of the two we caught had a new antenna mounted.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 03:09 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Are you sure these aren't have blue 001 & 002?
Bad joke, thank you for the post back. But I have to admit, that did sound like the first two Protos, especially with the description of a bigger antenna, minus the chasers of course...it's all T-38's nowadays

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posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 03:20 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Are the test beds for more than RAM trials?



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 03:46 AM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

Yes. I won't say what one system is, but best guess is one is a commo or datalink system. It has a knife blade antenna behind the cockpit, but it's bigger than the previous antenna they carried. And it was white so it was really reflective. We got a great shot of it while it was taking off.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 03:48 AM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

They were doing NOE in trail. The lead with the antenna, then the wing. They came back through the valley, then popped up and over the mountain opposite the Butte and disappeared until they came back. They did a couple passes over the base, then landed.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 04:09 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Site-4 testing?



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

No. Related to upcoming programs. One of them requires a sanity check to develop.



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