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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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OK, which Friday? (8th or 15th). AFAIK they were Red Flagging on other days.
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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ypenburg63 wrote:But they did not fly with the Red Flag mission that day, only with the Weapons School aircraft, the Draken aircraft and a lot A-10 aircraft (Close Air Support?).

Grtz,

R.
OK, which Friday 8th or 15th? The 8th was a Red Flag non-flying day, it was also 'Distinguished Visitors Day' (although apparently there was a small mission!) The 15th was the last day, and reports suggest the mission was smaller than usual, and some stuff went home?

I wasn't there but there are lots of reports of (mostly unmarked) DM A-10s doing Green Flag. The usual clues are that they operate from the revetments and use dedicated Green Flag callsigns (which recently have been RENO for the am mission and SHARK for the pm one). They've also been seen in a certain canyon this week. The based A-10s fly regularly as part of Weapons School and OT missions.
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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Great info 747woody, and thanks for doing the original log :-)

I can add HH-60Gs 26881, 27046, 26311, 26013, 26009, 26352, 26011, 26010, 26309, 26463, 26204 and 26310 on 8th Feb.
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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I was there on the last friday, the 15th. It was a good flying day for the Red Flag. Almost all units were flying. Only two USN F-18s went home early in the morning and the USAF E-3 went home direct after the mission. All other participants returned to base, including the KC-135s, Sentry and Voyager.

Grtz,

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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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Hello everybody
can you tell me at what time I can usually see the takes off and landings for the red flag
are they specific hours in the morning and in the afternoon ?
thank you very much for your information
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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Laurent

If I can help,Usually it seems the Afternoon Red Flag Mission starts around 12:30-1PM,and Launches last until about 2:30-3Pm,and then soon after will be the recoveries,lasting until about or a little past 5PM.

Night missions start around 8PM And can last past midnight.

The Tankers are usually first to Depart

This has been my experience the Red Flags I`ve gone to
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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Thank you very much Phil for these informations. it will be the 1st time for me in the next few days.
nothing earlier in the morning ?
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LRafale38 wrote:Thank you very much Phil for these informations. it will be the 1st time for me in the next few days.
nothing earlier in the morning ?
Laurent,

The locals and Green Flaggers fill in the morning missions. First flights depart as early as just past 7 AM.

Regards,
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Excellent !
thank you very much Charles !
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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Sometimes even earlier, stuff can be coming back by 7.30!

Most days see Weapons School (WAs) flying morning and afternoon, plus OTs, usually after Weapons School. Add to the mix the 24th TASS (WA, ex HL), plus anything else that may be present, either for Green Flag or doing it’s own thing.

If you’re after photos, the mornings can be challenging unless they’re landing on the 3s.
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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Thank you 747Woody
ready for take off next week for LAX first and after Nellis AFB and rainbow Canyon
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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747woody wrote:Sometimes even earlier, stuff can be coming back by 7.30!
Last week the Weaponsschool started take offs at 06.20 with first Raptors back at 06.55! Crazy.
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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we will have to wake up very early :roll:
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I visited Nellis on Sunday 11 February to view the Red Flag 19-1 participants.

Many thanks to all of you who have already posted logs / updates.

I am interested in hearing from anyone who can help me identify the Draken International aircraft that took part in this Flag.

Viewed from the Quarry side of the base, I noted the following, in two lines, between the T38s and the Australian P3 and Wedgetail:

Line 1: 3 x A4N [dark camo] and 4 x L-159 [facing nose right]
Line 2: 6 x L-159 and 3 x A4N, 1 x dark camo and 2 two-tone blue [facing nose left]

In addition, in an open shelter, off the main ramp at the 03 end, there were a further 3 or 4 L-159 and 3 A4N [as viewed from East Cheyenne Avenue].

Any help that you may be able to provide with the identities of the above aircraft will be gratefully received.

Kind regards
Norry
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Re: Red Flag 19-1 players

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Regarding the A-4s, most of the dark green ones are A-4Ks. The Ns have a hump, the Ks don’t.
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