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I spent the morning of Friday, November 5 parked off the departure end of Runway 03 Right at Nellis Air Force Base to get photos of the participants of the Red Flag Exercise. This exercise marked the introduction of German MiG-29 Fulcrums.
McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Lot VI Globemaster III 94-0068 of the 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing based at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina.
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McDonnell-Douglas F-15C-23-MC Eagle 78-536 of the 18th Wing based at Kadena AB, Japan.
Visit the Kadena Air Base web site.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon of the 122nd Fighter Wing based at Fort Wayne International Airport, Indiana departs on the power of full afterburner.
Northrop-Grumman EA-6B Prowler of VAQ-128 "Fighting Phoenix" based at Whidbey Island NAS, Washington.
Visit the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station web site.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon of the 57th Wing based at Nellis AFB. The aggressor squadron aircraft act as surrogate Soviet bloc fighters.
Link to the Nellis Air Force Base website.
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt of the 79th TEG based at Eglin AFB, Florida.
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Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt 79-199 of the 79th TEG based at Eglin AFB, Florida.
McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-51-MC Strike Eagle 91-312 of the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath.
Visit the RAF Lakenheath web site.
Luftwaffe McDonnell-Douglas F-4F Phantom II of JG-71 Richtoven
Boeing E-3B Sentry 75-0560 of the 552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing based at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
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Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 32C Fighting Falcon 86-251 of the 57th Wing based at Nellis AFB. Aircraft of the aggressor squadron use the call sign "MiG".
McDonnell-Douglas F-15C-23-MC Eagle 78-539 of the 18th Wing based at Kadena AB, Japan.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 25E Fighting Falcon 84-1298 of the 122nd Fighter Wing "Blacksnakes" based at Fort Wayne International Airport, Indiana.
McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-50-MC Strike Eagle 90-0259 of the 492nd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath.
Lockheed-Martin F-16CJ Block 52 Fighting Falcon 94-273 of the 428th Fighter Squadron "Buccaneers" of the 27th Fighter Wing based at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 428th FS is a training detachment comprised of Republic of Singapore AF aircraft and mixed USAF/RSAF crews known as Peace Carvin III program. Notice the roundel is an RSAF roundel not USAF.
Visit the Cannon Air Force Base web site.
Visit the web site.
Lockheed-Martin F-16DJ Block 52 Fighting Falcon 96-5031 of the 428th Fighter Squadron of the 27th Fighter Wing based at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The RSAF and IDF/AF are the only 2 air forces in the world operating the "big-spine" F-16Ds.
Lockheed-Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon of the 522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 27th Fighter Wing based at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. It carries the same dorsal fairing as the F-16D in the picture above.
McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle of the 18th Wing based at Kadena AB, Japan.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 50C Fighting Falcon 91-351 of the 52nd Fighter Wing "Stingers" based at Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
Visit the Spangdahlem Air Base web site.
Go to a second page of pictures from the Red Flag exercise.
Robert Coram has written a biography of John Boyd, titled BOYD: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War. John Boyd served as an instructor at the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in the 1950s. He had a standing bet that any pilot could put his fighter behind Boyd's airplane, and Boyd would be behind the other pilot in less than 40 seconds or pay him $40. No pilot ever won that bet. Read my review of the book to see whether you want to buy it from Amazon.com.
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