Cool Red Flag 13-3 Video showing Mass Launch

Here is a cool, long (18 minutes) Red Flag 13-3 video depicting well the scale of such exercise. It shows several planes taking-off from Nellis Air Force Base in order to execute their missions within the Nevada ranges.

What is worth noting is the fact that the spotters were not allowed to record the rear side of B-2 Spirit bomber, probably because of the fact that the steering operates in some peculiar clamdestine way during the take-off.

By the way, dealing with the spooky stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base here below you can find an interesting image taken at Nellis by The Aviationist’s photographer Tony Lovelock.

The image shows a B-2 top side, quite a unique view of the plane banking on landing on runway 03R (as they normally come in long and level for about 20 miles).

90-0041. B-2A. Spirit of Hawaii. Red Flag 13-3

Image credit: The Aviationist’s Tony Lovelock

Beside the B-2’s back end the spotters were not allowed to record the following: Langley’s F-22s, Shaw’s F-16s, any “OT” tail, and the EC-130H.


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