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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hanger 1600 (Wordless Wednesday)


Well, not quite so wordless.. Just because I do want to give a bit of history in regards to the hanger in today's pictures ;)
Being an aircraft testing base, Edwards AFB has lots of hangers that house aircraft.  Two of these hangers many of you have seen without realizing it.   The first is the  Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) which is the worlds largest anechoic chamber and has been featured in many aircraft posters and pictures throughout the years.  It's a huge hanger covered in foam spikes that allows for a completely controlled environment for testing aircraft systems.  


Inside the Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF)
The second hanger that you've most likely seen without realizing it is Hanger 1600.  If you are a fan of the movie Armageddon with Bruce Willis, you've seen the inside of Hanger 1600. If you've seen the video for the song American Soldier by Toby Keith, you've seen Hanger 1600.  If you're an Iron Man fan, again, you've seen the inside (and outside) of  Hanger 1600 (and one of my husband's jets to boot ;)   lol)


 The F-22 in the above picture (and most likely the same jet in the bottom picture) is also the same jet to pay Starscream in the Transformers movie)




This week I spent quite a few hours in Hanger 1600 for two totally different events.  First, for a concert with Gary Sinise and the Lt Dan Band ;) 










And then, a totally different atmosphere a few days later for my husband's Awards Ceremony










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