Another early rise on Wednesday 1 March to be in time for our base visit at NAS Fallon. After a cold night, with even some frost on the cars, the sky was crystal clear and the sun was shining bright. When we arrived we already saw the beautiful F-16 aggressors on the ramp, snowcapped mountains in the background, great! There were some visitors from Japan (CAW-5) on the ramp and some of these Hornets made local missions. A large part of CAW-5 had not arrived yet due to lack of air-to-air refueling assets and/or bad weather. The local aircraft made a lot of missions so everyone could make the best shots. After the ‘operational’ part we also could take pictures of the preserved aircraft and hand over the “award” to our guide for the best guide of the year. After the visit the group went outside to take some pictures of the landing aircraft. Fallon has two runways and Hornets sometimes cut corners short while landing, resulting in a lot of running around to get the best shots… We left quite late as a CAG aircraft was due in, but unfortunately this aircraft did not make it back before dark. We had some driving to do to our hotel in Beatty, making it a long but interesting day!