posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 10:50 PM
I've only seen illumination flares used with live bombing on the Nellis range. The closest live fire range is Rang 61, but they I've never seen
illumination flares used there. Rather, they just shoot the place up with the AC130.
From the location you state, the next live fire range would be over Dog Bone Lake. However, that is so far away you would never see the parachute.
Generally illumination flares are used with A10 bombing. This is where having a scanner comes in handy. A10s use a "hog" callsign. UFO tend not to
talk on the radio.
The bottom line is there are all sorts of flares used over the range, so when you see an orb, think flare before UFO.