posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 04:07 PM
Hey guys, first thread, so please let me know if I goof anything up.
If this thread should be posted in the Area 51 & other facilities forum instead of this one, please let me know
Since I couldn't make any aviation events this year (besides the blue angels flying over SF, which was awesome!), I've been eagerly awaiting Nellis
to announce the 2016 schedule for Red Flag. The other week, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Nellis has finally posted the
Red Flag 2016 Schedule
I'll probably be going out to the eastern side of NTTR for either exercise #1 or #2. but I wanted to see if anyone could answer a question I have:
What kind of planes will be flying during the cold month exercises?
Do you think there will there be more of a chance to see exotic birds in the sky during these cold month exercises, since the conditions are so
inhospitable to most ground observers? I still haven't figured out which exercises will be conducted with only our closest allies, but I have a
feeling that would be the right time to be watching the refueling zones for exotic planes. If there is no better chance of seeing exotic craft, would
there be any other pro's you can think of to visit during this time of year?
Let me know if you have any thoughts or opinions on the best times and places to see & hear something fun in the sky!!
Not to stray from the subject of aircraft, but I wanted to share something about my desert training. I know all too well how inhospitable the desert
can be during winter & early spring months. I am an experienced long distance hiker who's put in alot of days and months doing desert & mountain
backpacking, I am expecting to deal with lightning, rain, and snow, and have the equipment and experience to keep myself alive & (somewhat) comfy! i
am also quite farmiliar with the landscape of the range. I've been going out to R-4808N and TTR since I was quite young. Dad and I used to take road
trips out there twice a year. Still have loads of photos from the border and tikaboo circa 1996, one of my favorite pics from those trips is a photo
of myself in front of the old "use of deadly force authorized" signs, pointing a set of binoculars directly at the camo dudes in the old school
Anyways, thanks in advance folks!!