Many of the men and women who made the airplane so successful attended the ceremony, paying homage to the aircraftâs history, which is still being written. Although its retirement is imminent since the F-117A is being replaced by the F-22 Raptor, the Nighthawk recently added another notable first to its long list of accomplishments. From Sept. 2ct. 1, the entire F-117A fleet at Holloman was 100 percent mission capable, meaning it was ready to fly.
I still think of it as slightly futuristic somehow... Does that make you feel old or what