Goodbye F117 – Stealth into Retirement

F117Say farewell to the F-117 stealth fighter.

They will all be making their final trip on April 21st from Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico to Tonopah Test Range Airfield in Nevada, the home of their first flight.

The aircraft is being replaced by a newer model, the F-22 Raptor, and the government says it has no plans to bring the radar-dodging planes out of retirement.

There has only ever been 59 F-117s, 37 of which have already been taken out of the skies and another seven which have crashed.  OOooopsy!

Good bye Stealthy.  We’ll all miss you – Whatever it was that you did.