Red Flag 2020 - Nellis AFB

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Red Flag 2020 - Nellis AFB

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:23 pm

Here's the scheduled dates for the Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB for 2020.

Red Flag schedule for fiscal year 2020:

Red Flag 20-1: 27 January-14 February

Red Flag 20-2: 9 March-20 March

Red Flag 20-3: 13 July-31 July
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:43 am

First confirmed participants for Red Flag 20-1 are five RAF F-35B Lightning IIs from 617 Squadron "The Dambusters". They're currently making a stop in Lajes Air Base (Azores) due to their accompanying tanker, a Voyager KC2 experiencing technical difficulties.
RAF Lightnings diverting to Lajes Air Base

On 22 January 2020, five Royal Air Force (RAF) F-35B Lightning fighter aircraft diverted to Lajes Air Base (Azores). The aircraft, all from 617 Squadron 'The Dambusters', were on their way to the upcoming Red Flag 20-1 exercise at Nellis AFB (NV). According to the information the accompanying Voyager tanker aircraft encountered some technical difficulties.

Arrival order for the Lightnings at Lajes Air Base was:
ZM141/007
ZM142/008
ZM144/010
ZM146/012
ZM139/005
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:12 am

Rich Trajano (nellis-spotter/8081rt) posted this on his instagram a couple of weeks ago:
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Post by FlyRed » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:21 pm

Review is up at Checksix!

https://www.checksix-online.eu/review/e ... flag-2020/

Let me know what you think (but only if you have nice things to say)
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