posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by guppy
I haven't been to a night only Red Flag and haven't heard of one. However, I only go to one or two a year. If it wasn't for the Australian F111, I
would have sit this one out. March in the range is damn cold.
Beware of what you hear from people at the Inn. They really don't know much of what is happening around the range, or at least the ones that are
still alive. Bill and Dave would watch flag, but now they only do it from their ash-piles on a hill to the south of town. You can see a cross on it.
Chuck knew what he was doing, but he doesn't live in Rachel anymore.
Regarding timing, the USAF publishes the launch and recovery time.
In the first box, enter KLSV.
Times will be in GMT, so you need to convert. When their is a Red Flag, it will say "large force exercise."
The Coyote Summit photographs are not actually done on the summit. Rather, you go to this hill:
N37 34 00.8 W115 40 11.1
You really can't use a GPS to show the route. Just park in the lot and climb the hill. It's a 15 minute hike. Some people use this hill
N37 33 58.3 W115 39 34.2
There is another hill (Crash Mountain):
N37 33 23.8 W115 41 30.5
This is good for the choppers, but the hike is about an hour.