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    Jets over Death Valley - Associated Press/Ben Margot | of | Share this photo

    An F-15E Strike Eagle from Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina flies out of the nicknamed Star Wars Canyon turning toward the Panamint range over Death Valley National Park, California, in February. Military jets roaring over national parks have long drawn complaints from hikers and campers. But in California's Death Valley, the low-flying combat aircraft skillfully zipping between the craggy landscape has become a popular attraction in the 3.3 million acre park in the Mojave Desert, 260 miles east of Los Angeles.

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    An F-15C Eagle from the California Air National Guard, 144th Fighter Wing, flies out of the Star Wars Canyon over Death Valley National Park.

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    An F/A-18D Hornet from the VX-9 Vampire squadron at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, flies out of the Star Wars Canyon toward the Panamint range in Death Valley National Park.

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    A Beechcraft T-6 Texan II trainer from Sheppard AFB Texas flies out of the Star Wars Canyon while on the Jedi transition over Death Valley National Park.

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    Lt. Cmdr. Ian "Elf" Kibler of the VX-9 Vampire squadron from Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, banks his F/A-18E Super Hornet through the Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley National Park.

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    An FA/18E Super Hornet from NAS Lemoore flies through the nicknamed Star Wars Canyon.

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    An EA-18G Growler from China Lake VX-9 Vampire squadron flies through the nicknamed Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley National Park, California.

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    Jason O. Watson looks through a telephoto lens on a cliff overlooking the nicknamed Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley National Park. Low-flying combat aircraft have become an attraction in the park.

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    Vapor trails are seen forming on an F/A-18E Super Hornet piloted by Thomas "Tom" P. McGee of the VX-9 Vampire squadron from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake over Death Valley National Park, California.

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    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from VFA-24 squadron at NAS Lemoore banks in front of the Panamint range while exiting the Star Wars Canyon on the Jedi transition over Death Valley National Park.

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    An F/A-18F Super Hornet from China Lake VX-9 Vampire squadron flies through the nicknamed Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley National Park, California in February.

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    A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighting II from the 323 Squadron, Royal Netherlands Air Force flies through the Star Wars Canyon on the Jedi transition in Death Valley National Park.

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    An F/A-18D Hornet with the VX-9 Vampire squadron from Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, banks over Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley National Park.

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    In this Feb. 28, 2017, photo, Thomas "Tom" P. McGee of the VX-9 Vampire squadron from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, flies an F/A-18E Super Hornet toward the sun over Death Valley National Park, California, on Feb. 28.

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