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Red Flag 15-1 Media Day

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryPhorocallsUncategorized


Red Flag, the famous advanced aerial combat training exercise, is held at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. The exercise is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, starting with exercise 15-1. The exercises are extremely realistic war games, and they give the U.S. and allied forces the opportunity to improve upon their skills and tactics and train towards future wars. These training exercises are based around what we, as a coalition, know about our adversaries at large. These adversarial tactics are then studied and fought against in real-life combat situations. These skills and tactics are then shared with the participants’ home units and squadrons. The end goal is to have the best skill set possible for real aerial combat situations.

As stated during the media day press conference, the main ...

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The Life Of A Spotter

By: Category: Spotting

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Do you ever find yourself getting distracted by the sound of a jet passing overhead while talking to a friend or co-worker?  Do you ever find yourself driving 20 miles out of the way to where you’re going just so you can pass by an airport?  When a friend tells you that they are travelling somewhere, do you ask them what airline and what kind of planes they’re flying on, and what airport they’re connecting through? Do you ever find yourself trying to make out the registration number on an airplane in a movie you’re watching so you can figure out if you have seen it in real life?

If you can answer “yes” to more than one of the above questions and many more like them, then chances are you live the life of a plane spotter...

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