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: 17 June-1 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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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:00 am

Ten Eurofighter Typhoons of the Spanish Air Force are currently on their way to Nellis AFB, Nevada to take part in Red Flag 20-2.

https://theaviationist.com/2020/03/02/t ... flag-20-2/
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Post by Big Ted » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:43 pm

Brilliant.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:23 am

Here's a list of the Red Flag 20-2 participants thus far.

Red Team:
F-16C/D Fighting Falcon - 64th Aggressor Squadron
L-159 ALCA - Draken International
A-4K/N Skyhawk - Draken International

Blue Team:
Eurofighter Typhoon - Spanish Air Force
P-3M Orion - Spanish Air Force
A330 Voyager - Royal Air Force
CN-235 - Spanish Air Force
KC-130H Hercules - Spanish Air Force
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Post by RyanS » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:37 am

n33d4sp33d_85 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:23 am
Here's a list of the Red Flag 20-2 participants thus far.

Red Team:
F-16C/D Fighting Falcon - 64th Aggressor Squadron
L-159 ALCA - Draken International
A-4K/N Skyhawk - Draken International

Blue Team:
Eurofighter Typhoon - Spanish Air Force
P-3M Orion - Spanish Air Force
A330 Voyager - Royal Air Force
CN-235 - Spanish Air Force
KC-130H Hercules - Spanish Air Force
I've been told there are 10 B-52s at Nellis right now!
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Post by FlyRed » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:56 pm

10 B-52s are 4 from Barksdale for RF, 6 from Minot for GF.

Joining the Spanish are Italian Typhoons and 35s.
German Typhoons and Tornados.
Marine Hornets.
Navy Growlers.
Shaw 16s.
Luke 35s.

If the weather forecast changes for the better it will be a good two weeks.
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Post by LAXSPOTTER97 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:20 pm

n33d4sp33d_85 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:23 am
Here's a list of the Red Flag 20-2 participants thus far.

Red Team:
F-16C/D Fighting Falcon - 64th Aggressor Squadron
L-159 ALCA - Draken International
A-4K/N Skyhawk - Draken International

Blue Team:
Eurofighter Typhoon - Spanish Air Force
P-3M Orion - Spanish Air Force
A330 Voyager - Royal Air Force
CN-235 - Spanish Air Force
KC-130H Hercules - Spanish Air Force
The Spanish P-3, CASA, A330 and KC-130 are all support aircraft for the transit, the CASA and P-3 didnt even go to Nellis. Also I dont think the Draken birds are flying for Red Flag
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