The Amazingly Strong 2018 Nellis Air and Space Expo

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This year, being the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force, and with the recent tragic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, Nellis Air Force Base painted up two aircraft in very special paint jobs in honor of both for their annual Air and Space Expo.

A static F-15 had one side painted in commemoration of the USAF 70th anniversary, while the other side was in honor of those that had fallen in the mass shooting on October 1st.


A Nellis AFB Weapons School F-16 was also given a special look honoring both events as well. Kicking off the show each day and immediately following our national anthem, this F-16 performed multiple flybys for all in attendance...

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What’s the USAF Weapons School’s Integration Phase?

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Twice a year, the very prestigious Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base comes to an end with the large-scale capstone phase known as the Weapon’s School Integration phase.

WSINT was held from November 20th through December 13th, 2017. On the last day of this phase, I was able to witness and photograph the nearly 100 aircraft that took to the skies for the final mission of this grueling 6-month course.

From the Nellis AFB website: “Training during WSINT follows lines of operations designed to support U.S. Air Force doctrinal missions. Currently, those lines of operations and mission sets include:

Operation MOJAVE SHIELD – Defensive counterair – Integrate air and missile defense to deter and defeat an adversary

Operation INSTANT THUNDER – Offensive counterair – Gain freedom of ma...

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By: Category: Air FreightersTransports

If you have spent any time around Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport then you have probably seen or heard the multi-colored turboprops coming and going. These would be the Beech’s and Embraer’s of Milwaukee based Freight Runners Express and Air Charter Express. Since 1983 Freight Runners Express has been providing scheduled and on-demand cargo charters. In 2014 Air Charter Express was formed flying passenger Embraer E-120 Brasillia’s providing on-demand passenger charters mostly for college sports teams. Milwaukee is and will continue to be its Primary Hub, Headquarters, and Maintenance Base.

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Freight Runners Express has very humble beginnings when current company president Chip Zens founded the airline with a single Piper Cherokee...

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