For the real aviation geek: F-22s, F-15s and B-2s filmed "in action" during Red Flag. From the ground. With audio.

Clear skies, contrails, a radio receiver tuned on the boomfreq, three KC-135 tankers and a lot of thisty receivers taking part to the Red Flag exercise. These are the things that make the following one of the geekiest videos I’ve seen recently.

Filmed from the ground by Paul Raguse from a spot located about 11 miles West of Caliente, Nevada, along Highway 93 on Mar. 9, 2012, the video shows two tankers equipped with the flying boom and one with the hose and drogue system refueling F-22s, F-15s, F-18s.

With a nice finale: the transit of a high flying B-2 stealth bomber.


About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.