Although the iconic Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk was officially retired from active service in 2008 but the U.S. Air Force is still flying the stealth aircraft at Tonopah Test Range (TTR). According to a few reports, Decade After F-117 Stealth Jets Retirement 51 Nighthawk Still Remain In Inventory.
Here are the events when Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk spotted after retirement:
- Is F-117 really retired? New video shows a pair of black Nighthawk flying over Nevada
- Listen Radio Comms Of Retired F-117 Nighthawk Still Flying Over Nevada
- Incredible Footage Of An F-117 Flying Low Over Death Valley Today
Now on December 3rd, 2019 Kris Tanjano spotted an interesting event involving F-16s, F-15s, F-22, F-117s, and possibly B-1Bs dogfighting over the snow-covered Nellis Test and Training Range
Here is exactly how he explained what he witnessed:
“Recently, I witnessed an F-117 along with 4 F-16s go up against F-15s and F-22s. The F-117’s callsign was KNIGHT, the F-16s were GOMER and MIG, and they were communicating on the aggressor frequency. First, the F-16s came in pairs attacking the blue force (F-22s, F-15s, and maybe a B-1) then an F-117 came in at low-level just behind the F-16s towards the blue force. They all fought it out for about five to ten mins then restarted for a second push. Once again the F-16s came high overhead, followed by a low-level F-117.
Several times the aggressors called out a target which was a low-level heavy aircraft which I believe was B-1 but I am not certain. After both fights were done the aggressors called RTB [return to base] and the F-16s headed back to Nellis AFB. But before that, they rendezvoused with the single F-117 on its way to Tonopah. Several minutes later, Silverbow (Tonopah) frequency became active with KNIGHT checking in.”
Kris was also able to capture some photos of the unique display of airpower he stumbled upon:
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