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a walk through the static display at EdwardsOf course an airshow would not be complete without a good static display. Besides the standard helicopter, jet and warbiord displays Edwards always offers an insight in the latest technology programms and future trends. For example this year featured the appearance of the F-35C, and X-47 mock-up, Boeing's X-48B testbed and close up-views of many many more aircraft.

 

And as if you wouldn't be tired after such a day, there were still some aircraft to discover at the on-base museum during the last rays of the day.

Static Display: B-2 Stealth Bomber up & close

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F-35A Lightning II

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F-22A Raptor

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X-47B mock-up, RQ-4B Global Hawk & RNAF F-16B as F-35 Chase

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F-16 Weapon Testing

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NASA exhibits

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ED Flight Test Aircraft

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Flight Test, Guest & Museum Aircraft

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Warbirds

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Century Circle & Base Museum

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Gate Guards

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The verdict: Once again an Open House at Edwards proved to be an amazing mix of a clear blue sky and an unmatched variety of stunning aircraft. The next show in two year's is not to be missed!!

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