This awesome photo of a B-1B taking off at night shows how close Nellis AFB is to the Las Vegas Strip

Nov 02 2012 - 1 Comment

Taken on Oct. 30, the following awesome picture shows a B-1B “Lancer” (or “Bone”) with the 28th Bomb Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, taking off for a night Green Flag sortie from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

This image shows how close one the most famous airbases in the world is to the Sin City.

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

Similar to the more famous Red Flag series, the Green Flag exercises focus on Close Air Support missions, those flown by the B-1s in Afghanistan.

  • BCR

    I think that plane is taking off from McCarran Int’l Airport.