posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:54 AM
Nellis AFB has announced the date of this summer's MAFEX (May 23, 2012)
MAFEX is an exercise that takes place just east of the Tonopah Test Range at the Keno airstrip.
The exercise consists of large cargo planes flying very low. They either land at the Keno airstrip or drop cargo. Smokey Sams are shot at the planes,
and the planes set off countermeasures.
In the past, the day of the event was a big secret. This is the first time I've ever seen MAFEX announced in advance. It generally shows up on notams
as a LFE (Large Force Exercise).
Skip down to Keno for the GPS trail to get to the view spot.
This is strictly 4WD with offroad tires. You don't need much traction, but some areas have very sharp rocks. You need tough tire and some
It is a bit odd that no tankers participate in MAFEX. Nowadays many tankers are on REACH flights (i.e. cargo instead of refueling).