F-117s fly into retirement

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  1. MulesAFpilot

    MulesAFpilot TPF Noob!

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    On Monday, I was at the F-117 retirement ceremony at Holloman AFB. It was a nice ceremony. Former SecDef William Perry spoke at the ceremony. The ceremony concluded with a flyby of 4 F-117s on their way to Palmdale, and then Nevada.

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  2. Crosby

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    Cool Pics. :thumbup: Seems like its early to retire these fighters.
     
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    Weren't they strategic bombers & surveillance?

    I can't believe they made a plane like that fly! haha..

    When you see pictures and see them in real life, their angles and shapes which made them breakthrough technology, also made them look so strange. I've always been intrigued with them though.
     
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    Thank you for sharing these photos! It's such an interesting airplane.

    I just want to know what replaced them! ;)
     
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    Probably whats flying over area 51.

    Nice shots. Love the Red White and Blue one. (probably ruins the radar absorbtion though..) :)
     
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    the photos are awesome.
    it was kinda sad to see them retired however.
     
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    Wow, really nice shots! I wonder what the new ones are gonna look like..
     
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    Great shots Mules!

    I hate to see them retired but apparently the F22 and F35 have all the stealth capability and better manuverability of the F117 and are apparently cheaper to operate.

    This plane, along with the old F-4, proved that with enough power, you can make a brick fly!!!
     
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    Just think, millions of tax dollars flying off into retirement!
     
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    I really like the last shot...cool
     
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    Gorgeous planes. Shame to see 'em go really... used to have a poster of one on my wall a year or two ago...

    Cool shots.
     
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    They are officially a fighter since their "bombs" were "smart" not "dumb"
     

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