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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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Not mentioned in the thread yet, but USN/USMC brought planes to Nellis as well.

VMFA-232 brought half a dozen jets, they flew Monday and Tuesday. Seen on the ramp, but not in the air (so far), EA-18Gs from VAQ-135 Black Ravens (including CAG bird).

Late this morning 3 F-5s from VMFT-401 flew in and launched in the middle of the afternoon strike, but they never came back, so I don't know if they are part of the Flag or were just passing through.

The BUFFs are here in full force, 10 on the ramp as mentioned. 4 were launched yesterday and another 4 today with the afternoon strikes. Yesterday they even made an overhead break coming back to the field, they were very impressive banking over the speedway.

Today the weather was poor-- heavy showers and ILS approaches in the morning. At one point somebody came on the radio and asked what the divert field was-- he got back a laconic one word answer, 'Edwards.' No flex take offs and when the strike returned everybody came straight in with no overheads breaks (4 Spanish Typhoons made an exception).
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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VMFT-401 were gas-n-go only and went via SLC to Boise (ID) where they will stay 2 weeks. Hornets and Growlers are not there for RF.
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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Goodmorning i Will be this friday in the Area can someone help me with the flyingtimes perhaps ? Thanks in advance Arie
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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The Hornets (VMFA-232) and Growlers (VAQ-135 and which only arrived on Monday) are part of RF 20-2.
The Minot B-52s are the current Green Flag participants.
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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Red Flag 20-2

B-52H 20 BS LA 60-0025
96 BS LA 60-0001, 61-0012
61-0002/2OG

F-16C 77 FS SW 90-0821, 91-0353/77FS (HG), 91-0356, 91-0364, 91-0368, 91-0376 multi, 91-0377 (HG), 91-0463 (D), 92-3910, 94-0043, 00-0225, 01-7050, 01-7052
79 FS SW 91-0468 (D),

F-35A 62 FS LF 12-5044/944FW, 12-5050, 12-5059, 13-5065, 13-5068/62FS, 13-5076, 13-5080, 14-5092, 14-5103/56OG, 14-5107, 15-5182

F/A-18C VMFA-232 WT 00/164739, 01/165195, 02/165208, 05/164954, 06/164696, 08/164710, 10/164733, 11/165196, 12/(164698)?

EA-18G VAQ-135 NL 520/168937, 521/166934, 522/168940, 524/168388

EF2000 TLG-31 30+52, 30+53, 30+80, 31+24(T), 31+32, 31+37, 31+40, 31+42

Tornado TLG-33 44+33, 44+58, 44+70, 45+88, 46+15
TLG-51 46+36, 46+38, 46+54
WTD-61 98+77

EF2000 4 St MM7295/4-51, MM7311/4-55
36 St MM7298/36-24, MM7318/36-32, MM7322/36-40
37 St MM7301/37-11

F-35A 32 St MM7335/32-04, MM7336/32-05, MM7357/32-07, MM7358/32-08, MM7359/32-09, MM7361/32-11

E-550 71 Gr MM62293/14-11

EF 2000 Ala 11 C.16-43/11-43, C.16-52/11-52
Ala 14 C.16-45/14-10, C.16-62/14-21, C.16-64/14-22 C.16-73/14-31 (spcl mks), C.16-74/14-32, CE.16-12/14-71 (T)

E-3G 964 ACCS OK 73-1675, 80-0139

E-3A 2 Sqn LX-N90450 color, LX-N90452

HH-60G 41 RQS FT 92-26460, 92-26464, 97-26773

KC-135R 22 ARW 58-0065, 60-0356
KC-135R 92 ARW 63-8025 unm

Green Flag

B52H 23 BS MT 60-0044, 61-0034
69 BS MT 60-0012, 60-0017, 61-0003
60-0005/5BW

Other

F-15E 40 FLTS ET 98-0132
F-15E 333 FS SJ 89-0473

Both seen carrying an inert B61-12.

UH-60L 1-183rd AVN ID ARNG 89-26146, 94-26459, 98-26811 + 1

Can anyone fill in the gaps?

The VMFA-232 Hornets were flying during the Flag, and the VAQ-135 Growlers were listed for it, although they didn't turn up until Monday and didn't fly during the day mission on Tuesday.

Edit 1: SJ F-15E corrected.
Edit 2: most of NL522 IDed
Edit 3: possible ID for WT12
Edit 4: BuNos for NL520, 522 and 524 (tbc) added
Edit 5: NL524 confirmed from photos
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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hendriks wrote:Goodmorning i Will be this friday in the Area can someone help me with the flyingtimes perhaps ? Thanks in advance Arie
Launch starts about 12.
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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EF2000 TLG-31 30+52, 30+53, 30+80, 31+24(T), 31+32, 31+37, 31+40, 31+42

30+53 and 30+80 are TLG 74 a/c her get just for the RF the TLG 31 sticker !!
The same for 31+24 is an TLG 73 a/c !!

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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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Typhoon3030 wrote:[
EF2000 TLG-31 30+52, 30+53, 30+80, 31+24(T), 31+32, 31+37, 31+40, 31+42

30+53 and 30+80 are TLG 74 a/c her get just for the RF the TLG 31 sticker !!
The same for 31+24 is an TLG 73 a/c !!

Best Regards,
If it is any consolation, 31+24 had only the German flag on the right side of its tail (EDIT: no marking on Tues, on Wednesday it was there--did they bring replacement stickers to Vegas?!!!). Every other Typhoon (that I saw) had the winged sword 'Boelcke' markings (ie TLG-31).

Oh, whoever was looking for the BUNO of EA-18G NL/522-- it's either 166940 or 168940.
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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747woody wrote:Red Flag 20-2

F/A-18C VMFA-232 WT 00/164739, 01/165195, 02/165208, 05/164954, 06/164696, 08/164710, 10/164733, 11/165196, 12/?
WT12 should be 164698, f/n Jan20
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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The DJ wrote:
747woody wrote:Red Flag 20-2

F/A-18C VMFA-232 WT 00/164739, 01/165195, 02/165208, 05/164954, 06/164696, 08/164710, 10/164733, 11/165196, 12/?
WT12 should be 164698, f/n Jan20
Is that from a sighting at Nellis or the database?
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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747woody wrote:
The DJ wrote:
747woody wrote:Red Flag 20-2

F/A-18C VMFA-232 WT 00/164739, 01/165195, 02/165208, 05/164954, 06/164696, 08/164710, 10/164733, 11/165196, 12/?
WT12 should be 164698, f/n Jan20
Is that from a sighting at Nellis or the database?
Noted at Miramar end of January actually.
I'd better should have typed, 'might be' instead of 'should be' . :wink:
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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Red Flag 20-2

F/A-18C VMFA-232 WT 00/164739, 01/165195, 02/165208, 05/164954, 06/164696, 08/164710, 10/164733, 11/165196, 12/?


WT12 should be 164698, f/n Jan20

Is that from a sighting at Nellis or the database?

Noted at Miramar end of January actually.
I'd better should have typed, 'might be' instead of 'should be' . :wink:
OK, so still tbc.
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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There’s a rumor going around that flying is cancelled for Monday. Does anybody have more info or can confirm the rumor?
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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Reliable posters on FB say that Nellis are not flying anything today.
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Re: Nellis Red Flag 20-2

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At this moment 2 F-35’s have started up their engines and are going out.
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