[Video] What an ordinary day at Nellis Air Force Base during a Red Flag looks like

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


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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.