The Lockheed F-117A 'Nighthawk' stealth fighter-bomber flies over the Fargo AirSho. Lt. Colonel Joe Skaja, 7th Combat Training Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM.
In June 1999 the 7th took over the pilot transition training mission to the F-117A and the Northrop AT-38 Talon trainers, being redesignated as the 7th Combat Training Squadron. The 7th became the mainstay of developing combat capability for the F-117, with its T-38s providing both transition training as well as dissimilar air combat training as "aggressors" against the Nighthawk. The training mission with the stealth fighters continued until 2005 when it was announced by the Air Force that the Nighthawk would be retired in favor of the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor stealth superiority fighter. The 7th was inactivated on 15 December 2006 after 65 continuous years of active duty.[wiki]
Photo by Bob Nelson, on Sunday June 9, 2002. Blue Angels, seen from the NDSU outdoor stadium of the Fargo AirSho.