The F-117A at Hollaman

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The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by 33sierra » 25 Mar 2015, 21:41

Hi guys
I have heard rumors that the F-117A is not realy retired. I live in America, in Kansas, and from a guy I know that is a C-130 in flight maintenance guy, flight engineer I think, he told me there are F-117A's at Hollman in hangars there. And I know someone in Clovis NM that says they are still being used. I don't know anymore than that. They were not destroyed if they were retired, they are hangered. They may still be flying missions. My thoughts are that the USAF wanted other countries to think they were out of the fleet. Just a thought.
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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by clickclickdoh » 26 Mar 2015, 01:44

The F-117s are largely intact (wings removed) and they are stored in hangars, but they are at Tonopah, not Hollman. The -117 was a great bird, but technology caught up to them.

Rumors persist that a handful of airframes are being maintained as flying testbeds, but they are highly unlikely due to the cost of keeping a tiny number of these aircraft in service.

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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by MIKE JG » 26 Mar 2015, 02:00

This authenticated video is from 2010 so it's getting a little dated but yes, they appear to be still flying a few for testing purposes.

http://youtu.be/TvyaG7EIC18
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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by clickclickdoh » 26 Mar 2015, 02:38

The official response to that is that every now and then a -117 is reassembled from type 1000 storage and sent out on a test flight to validate the storage technique.

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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by Tranquil » 27 Feb 2019, 20:35

Dont delete those F117s just yet

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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by Victory103 » 28 Feb 2019, 05:39

Mark, beat me to it, just watched all the vids and thought the same thing.
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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by Tranquil » 19 Mar 2019, 09:03

Recent flying activity by F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighters over southern California and Nevada has revealed a possible new operating unit. One of the aircraft has been seen carrying a fin band bearing the name ‘Dark Knights’ together with a Nighthawk symbol. If this is indeed a unit designation, it’s not one known to have been connected to the F-117 in the past. However, the fin band seems to suggest that the unit operating the jets from Tonopah may have received this name, unofficially or otherwise.

All other markings on this particular ‘Dark Knights’ F-117 have been removed, although a faint ‘ED’ tailcode might be visible, suggesting it is one of the examples flown from Palmdale under the 410th Flight Test Squadron.

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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by gsnde » 19 Mar 2019, 12:54

Removing the F-117? Absurde idea... They are all flying happily in my P3dv4, together with Hustlers and Peacemakers :smt001 ...

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Re: The F-117A at Hollaman

Post by Firebird » 19 Mar 2019, 15:11

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