posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 12:29 PM
reply to post by Shadowhawk
It would be interesting if Master Sgt Harrington spent the rest of his term peeling potatoes.
Note that on "media day" for this Red Flag, the media was told not to photograph the Langley F-22s. So of course the "official" USAF photo of Red
Flag has a Langley F-22.
I was talking to a guy at "the fence" who has been to "media day" at Nellis multiple times. It is possible to get a ride on the tanker, which is
how this shot was done. However, I can't say I've ever seen photographs from non-USAF photographers with Groom Lake in the background. So I assume
they are instructed not to take those shots. Also on the "forbidden" list are any OT aircraft (operational test).
When I was photographing planes at Red Flag 2013-2, the F-22s had an object on the bottom to make them look larger on radar. I will put a link in this
thread later. Anyway, it looks like this F-22 doesn't have the device attached.
As a side note, F-22 don't need NACTS pods for Red Flag. The pod and associated electronics is built into the aircraft. (NACTS is basically ACMI if
you are more familiar with that term.)