Day 4: Spotting @ Nellis AFB

After 2 “minor” days of aircraftmovements, it was clear that it was going to change today. Even though the number of (foreign and or interesting) participants for the first Red Flag of the year was also disappointing, we were ready for the action around Nellis Air Force Base near the racetrack, as you can see at the picture below, taken on our flight back to Europe @ 35000ft.

Test

For the first time, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II participated in Red Flag, flown by pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill AFB, Utah.
The aircraft is still in Initial Operational Capability (IOC) and is slated to reach Full Operational Capability (FOC) with Block 3F sometime next year.
But with a kill ratio of 15:1 they dominated Red Flag 17-1 and with that they exceeded expectations by dominating the air space and improving the lethality of other legacy aircraft.

Happy “Thunderbirds are go” watching 😉

User Unit Type Serial Code
1 United States Air Force 16th WPS F-16CM 89-2048 WA
2 United States Air Force 16th WPS F-16CM 90-0726 WA
3 Draken International A-4 NA
4 Draken International A-4 N147EM
5 United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16DM NA 2
6 Draken International A-4 N146EM
7 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-22A 04-4066 OT
8 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-22A 04-4069 OT
9 United States Air Force 433rd WPS F-22A 04-4071 WA
10 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-22A 09-4188 WA
11 United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16CM NA 5
12 United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16CM NA 6
13 United States Air Force 66th RQS HH-60G 89-26204 FT
14 United States Air Force 66th RQS HH-60G 87-26012 FT
15 United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16CM NA 1
16 United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16CM NA 3
17 United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16CM NA 4
18 United States Air Force 433rd WPS F-15C 83-0014 WA
19 United States Air Force 433rd WPS F-15C 83-0037 WA
20 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-15E 91-0601 OT
21 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-15E 96-0200 OT
22 United States Air Force 17th WPS F-15E 90-0251 WA
23 United States Air Force 17th WPS F-15E 91-0328 WA
24 United States Air Force 66th WPS A-10C 80-0176 WA
25 United States Air Force 66th WPS A-10C 80-0185 WA
26 United States Air Force 66th WPS A-10C 79-0186 WA
27 United States Air Force 75th FS A-10C 79-0193 FT
28 United States Air Force 16th WPS F-35A 12-5051 WA
29 United States Air Force 6th WPS F-35A 12-5049 WA
30 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-15C 83-0026 OT
31 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-15D 81-0063 OT
32 United States Air Force 91st ARS KC-135R 62-3517
33 United States Air Force 16th WPS F-16DM 91-0473 WA
34 Royal Air Force 5 sq Sentinel R1 ZJ962
35 United States Air Force 422nd TES F-16CM 90-0809 OT
36 United States Air Force ? KC-135R 63-8000
37 Royal Air Force ? Voyager KC3 ZZ335
38 Unitd States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 90-0806 SW
39 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 01-7050 SW
40 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 91-0371 SW
41 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 91-0377 SW
42 Royal Air Force ? Hercules C4 ZH873 873
43 United States Air Force 94th FS F-22A 04-4067 FF
44 United States Air Force 27th FS F-22A 08-4159 FF
45 United States Air Force 94th FS F-22A 04-4082 FF
46 United States Air Force 27th FS F-22A 04-4082 FF
47 Royal Australian Air Force 37 sq C-130J A97-468
48 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 84-1236 WA 36
49 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 84-1244 WA 44
50 United States Air Force 159th FS F-15C 86-0149
51 United States Air Force 159th FS F-15C 86-0162
52 Royal Air Force II (AC) sq Typhoon FGR4 ZK311 N
53 Royal Air Force II (AC) sq Typhoon FGR4 ZJ947 EB-L
54 United States Air Force 176th FS F-16C 87-0262
55 United States Air Force 176th FS F-16C 87-0280 WI
56 United States Air Force 176th FS F-16C 87-0289 WI
57 United States Air Force 176th FS F-16C 87-0288 WI
58 United States Air Force 24th TASS F-16CM 88-0436 HL
59 United States Air Force 24th TASS F-16CM 89-2092 HL
60 United States Air Force 176th FS F-16C 86-0302 WI
61 United States Air Force 134th FS F-16C 86-0389
62 United States Air Force 159th FS F-15C 85-0128
63 United States Air Force 159th FS F-15C 86-0143
64 United States Air Force 159th FS F-15C 86-0152
65 United States Air Force 159th FS F-15C 86-0177
66 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 01-7052 SW
67 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 91-0368 SW
68 Royal Air Force II (AC) sq Typhoon FGR4 ZK337 FP
69 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 86-0283 WA 83
70 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 86-0271 WA 71
71 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 84-1301 WA 01
72 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 86-0251 WA 51
73 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 83-1159 WA 59
74 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 86-0299 WA 99
75 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 84-1220 WA 20
76 United States Air Force 64th AGRS F-16C 87-0267 WA 67
77 United States Air Force 34th FS F-35A 13-5083 HL
78 United States Air Force 34th FS F-35A 13-5072 HL
79 United States Air Force 34th FS F-35A 13-5075 HL
80 United States Air Force 34th FS F-35A 13-5079 HL
81 United States Air Force 34th FS F-35A 13-5081 HL
82 United States Air Force 34th FS F-35A 14-5098 HL
83 United States Air Force 34th FS F-35A 14-5100 HL
84 United States Navy VAQ-132 EA-18G 166934 NL-540
85 United States Navy VAQ-132 EA-18G 166935 NL-541
86 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 91-0359 SW
87 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 93-0536 SW
88 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 93-0544 SW
89 United States Air Force 77th FS F-16CM 94-0046 SW
90 United States Navy VAQ-134 EA-18G 168767 NL-532
91 United States Navy VAQ-134 EA-18G 168766 NL-531
92 United States Air Force 94th FS F-22A 08-4168 FF
93 United States Air Force 94th FS F-22A 09-4181 FF
94 United States Air Force 24th TASS F-16CM 89-2119 HL
95 United States Air Force 24th TASS F-16CM 89-2015 HL
96 United States Air Force ? KC-135R 63-7995
97 United States Air Force 17th WPS F-15E 90-0261 WA
98 United States Air Force 17th WPS F-15E 90-0262 WA
99 United States Air Force 94th FS F-22A 09-4175 FF
100 United States Air Force 24th FS F-22A 04-4065 FF
101 United States Air Force 37th BS B-1B 86-0118 EL
102 United States Air Force 37th BS B-1B 86-0097 EL
103 United States Air Force 38th RS RC-135V 64-14843 OF
2017-10-15T16:31:33+00:00

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