Wanna know what a Red Flag launches and recoveries look like? Take a look.
“Sharpening the ability to thrive and survive in a high-threat environment during Red Flag’s premier, realistic live-fly exercise, translates into air power success on the battlefield,” Nellis Air Force Base says.
Indeed, a Red Flag participation is often a requirement to be employed in combat (the real one).
Here are some videos that will give you an idea of how busy Nellis aprons, taxiways and runways can be during an ordinary day at Red Flag 14-1 which marks the return of Air Combat Command’s flagship exercise after sequestration.
More than 125 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom are taking part in RF 14-1.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force