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Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:44:33 AM »
RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (10 Feb 2014) - Time-lapse


Red Flag is probably the biggest air combat exercise in the world. USAF and sister service aircraft, as well as those of allied nations, join in annually. It's based out of Nellis Air Force Base, NV, which is right outside of Las Vegas.

Here are some more videos I found.

Introduction to Exercise Red Flag 2014


RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (5 Feb 2014)


RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (3 Feb 2014)


Royal Air Force Red Flag 14-1
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 08:04:45 AM »
Thanks I look forward to watching those when I get back from work. :thumbup1
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 07:42:03 PM »
I didn't even know RED FLAG excercises were still going on; somewhere I have a VHS tape of them from the 1980s. 
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 09:03:37 PM »
So what's all in that 1st video?

I saw...

F-22
F-16
F-15
Eurofighter Typhoons
F-18

Is that an A6 Intruder at :44?


I'm not sure what zips across the tarmac at 23 seconds.

Did I miss anything else?
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 09:16:35 PM »
Man... I love the F-22.  We need more of them suckers.
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 09:30:28 PM »
Is that an A6 Intruder at :44?

Pretty sure it's a Marine Corps EA-6 Prowler. They didn't buy Super Hornets, so they didn't get the EA-18G Growler that the Navy replaced their EA-6s with.
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 09:40:58 PM »
RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (6 Feb 2014)


Royal Air Force (Typhoon, Tornado and E-3D aircraft ) Red Flag 14-1


Red Flag 14-1 Nellis AFB
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 09:44:02 PM »
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 10:18:38 PM »
Thanks for all the cool videos. :thumbup1 Now I feel like Donald Duck though, I wanna fly....
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 11:03:10 PM »
So what's all in that 1st video?

I saw...

F-22
F-16
F-15
Eurofighter Typhoons
F-18

Is that an A6 Intruder at :44?


I'm not sure what zips across the tarmac at 23 seconds.

Did I miss anything else?
My first thought was Dang I need to work on my aircraft identification.  That was cool now to watch some more of the vids at lunch, at work tomorrow.
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 01:14:07 AM »
You know, as neat as it is to see the fighter guys do their thing, the thing I want most to experience again is the B-52 roaring down a canyon scraping its belly.  The added anticipation, duration and extent of the event leave you with no question as to what just flew over.  It is a whole other event from a low level fighter pass.

Night Vision cockpit video from a 2012 sortie: 
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Re: Red Flag 2014: One Hour on the Flightline
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2014, 04:29:50 PM »
http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pages/2014/February%202014/February%2014%202014/Red-Flag%27s-Blue-Screen-of-Death.aspx



Aircraft maintainers confronted computer threats on the flightline for the first time at Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., officials said. "What we've done is created what we call a 'contested, degraded, or operationally limited' environment" for maintainers launching, recovering, and prepping aircraft, said Maj. Christopher Vance, 414th Combat Training Squadron maintenance boss. "It's designed to prepare our airmen for what they may face in a major combat environment," he added in a Feb. 12 release. Maintainers use computers to verify procedures are done correctly, as well as to document completed maintenance on the Air Force's maintenance integrated data access system. "If the computer doesn't work, they create a workaround," said CMSgt. Gerard Liburd, 366th Airborne Expeditionary Wing senior maintenance superintendent at Red Flag. "This training is necessary for our maintainers. This is a new Air Force, and we need to be prepared for all types of threats," he added.

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Aircraft maintainers confronted computer threats on the flightline for the first time at Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., according to an Air Force release issued Feb. 12, 2014. Here, TSgt. Donnie McGuark, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, lowers a lift used to install a new F-16 Fighting Falcon fuel tank on the Nellis flightline, Feb. 10, 2014.

 
Air Force photo by A1C Timothy Young

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Red Flag 14 - 1


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