Photo: An F-35A test aircraft flies over Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards Air Force Base

Sep 27 2012 - 7 Comments

On Sept. 21, the space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop a Boeing 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft), from Edwards Air Force Base to Los Angeles International Airport overflying the most iconic places in the LA area.

On arrival at Edwards AFB from Ellington field, Texas, on Sept. 20, the Boeing 747 with the Endeavour taxied by an F-35A CTOL (Conventional Take Off and Landing) with 461st FLTS (Flight Test Squadron).

Test flight activity on that day included another F-35A, that flew over the base as the following stunning picture just released by Lockheed Martin shows.

Can you spot all the other aircraft in the other picture of the same set?

Three Global Hawk drones, three F-18s, a single F-15, and so on….

Image credit: Lockheed Martin

  • Gregorio

    Three F-18s and one F-15? I’m blind.

  • Where do you see F18s and an F15???

  • baggerlance

    Where do you see F-18s and an F15???

  • Ken Macaulay

    Looks like a couple of Gulfstream’s as well – nice to travel in style…

  • Jon Jeter

    I think I see at least three U2’s sitting there …

    • Christos Poravas

      not U2’s, look like drones.