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F-117 Nightawk seen at the Las Vegas Air Force Base

F-117 Nightawk- Photo: Santos Cáceres

An F-117 Nighthawk stealth jet was re-observed and registered while operating on a U.S. military base. This time the stealth plane symbol was seen on the Nellis USAF Airbase in Las Vegas. The F-117 flight took place on October 30 at around 3:40 p.m. (local time).

This time, however, the images captured by the F-117 are of higher quality and were taken during the day.

The photographer Santos Cáceres managed to take beautiful photos of the stealth jet. The Nightawk was observed a certain number of times, the penultimate being a landing at the base of the Marine Corps in Miramar, San Diego.

F-117 Nightawk- Photo: Santos Cáceres

What is striking about flights is that the F-117 jets were officially retired in 2008. However, in recent years there have been flights by airplanes and now these flights are seen more frequently.

The Drive website contacted Air Combat Command and the commander replied as follows.

“The Air Force has retired the F-117 from active service, but Air Force Test Center pilots are still flying it for limited research.”

Aeroflap copywriter – journalist with a focus on aviation and fanatics of military aviation – photographer / spotter

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