For group 1 the Wednesday (14 March) started when Beatty still had to wake up. It was time to cover the distance between Beatty and Rainbow Canyon, a beautiful and scenic route. On arrival at our preferred spot to spend the day it became clear that many other people had ventured to see the aircraft doing their passes through the Canyon this day. Expectations were high, since there had been numerous visitors on previous days. Today was a good day as well, with a number of Super Hornets/Growlers, an Edwards T-38 and one of the two Dutch F-35s from Edwards AFB. The Dutch F-35 made some very interesting and exciting passes. Thanks! At the end of the day the three vans were re-arranged, since five participants had chosen to make use of the flexibility of 4Aviation. They chose to spend an extra day in Rainbow Canyon and would switch from group 1 to group 2 for a couple of days. The rest of group 1 drove to Las Vegas for a night near the Las Vegas Strip.
Group 2 could look forward to an interesting day at Nellis. After covering the distance from Boulder City they were treated to dozens and dozens of aircraft. F-16s, F-15s, F/EA-18s, F-22s, F-35s, A-10s, L-159s, A-4s, C-130s, KC-135s, E-3 and E-8. The dozens of F-16s were from various Air Force (various Nellis units and Shaw), Air National Guard units (South Dakota, South Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin) and AFRC (Homestead). Beautiful weather and rather lucky usage of the two runways at Nellis made it an almost perfect day. They ended up in Beatty that night, joining up with the third van of group 1 that had stayed behind.