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Flying the F-117 Stealth Fighter
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Skyscape Theater - EAA Aviation Museum
Presenter: Lt Col William O'Connor
The F-117 Nighthawk was a truly groundbreaking aircraft when introduced in the early 1980s. The strange shape of the jet, all flat panels and angles, rendered the aircraft nearly invisible to radar. This highly classified program wasn’t acknowledged publicly by the USAF until 1988. From first-person experience of his F-117 assignment through training, deployment, mission planning, and combat flights, O’Connor relates the day-to-day life of a pilot in the world’s first stealth fighter.