posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 07:32 PM
I forgot to mention Nellis held JFEX on Friday (5/31/2013). It was not announced on the Nellis operations page.
JFEX May 2013
I set up flightradar 24 for that day and ran it in "fast forward". No cargo planes showed up. As a reminder, USAF cargo planes (basically
"heavies") have mode-s at the very least and probably ADS-B since the EU requires it. So there was a possibility one would show up on flight aware,
if perhaps they left the ADS-B on by accident. But no such luck.
Note that JFEX is what replaced MAFEX. They have incorporated the Army into the exercise, hence now it is a "joint" exercise. But you can look up
MAFEX on the internet to see prior exercises.
This is a MAFEX shot in Nov 2010.
MAFEX Nov 2010
Often they drop items shown at the Nellis Aviation Nation.