Sorry for overlooking the NOTAMS, been really busy with painting and repairs around the house. Haven’t had much time for the blog or photography. If you are planning to check out Red Flag 12-3, keep in mind this weekend is horrible for plane spotting at Nellis due to NASCAR running at the speedway. Much better to wait until Monday afternoon or Tuesday if your plans allow. M0101/12 – LARGE FORCE EXERCISE IN PROGRESS. NO TRANSIENT ACFT ARRIVAL OR DEPARTURES DURING LAUNCH AND RECOVERY TIMES. MASS LAUNCH/RECOVERY TIMES ARE: 1430L-1630L (2230Z-0030Z) AND 2130L-2330L (0530Z-0730Z). 02 MAR […]
From the Nellis AFB website: Release Number: 140212 2/14/2012 – NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 12-3 from Feb. 27 to March 16, 2012. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is organized at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range–the U.S. Air Force’s premier military training area with more than 12,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 […]
Below are the converted NOTAMs for Nellis Air Force Base’s Red Flag exercises taking place January 23, 2012 thru February 3rd, 2012. Red Flag begins today. According the the Nellis NOTAMS the (local) times are as follows for the next two weeks, Mon-Fri: Launch times: 11:15am-12:00pm and again at 6:00pm-7:30pm Recovery times: 1:30pm-3:00pm and again at 9:00pm-10:30pm If you are heading out to Rachel to catch the action, add roughly 1 to 1.5 hours on the launch times. Feel free to read Nellis Air Force Base plane spotting tips posts for info […]
Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 12-2 Jan. 23 – Feb. 3 2012. Throughout the Red Flag exercise, more than 90 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis Air Force Base twice a day, around noon and again around 6 p.m. Aircraft may remain in the air for up to four hours. The flying times are scheduled to accommodate the other flying missions at Nellis and provide Red Flag participants with valuable training in planning and executing a wide-variety of combat missions.