Overhead Nellis a formation of four USAF F-16C Fighting Falcons (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)

Photo Essay: Red Flag 15-1 through Aussie eyes

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) participated in Exercise Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada from 27 January to 13 February 2015 with turboprop aircraft. It was a first for the RAAF’s Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules, two of these tactical airlifters took part, and the RAAF Lockheed AP-3C Orion maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft. Utilising the vast Nevada Test and Training Range, the Aussies flew in advanced airborne training environments to overcome simulated threats in the air and from the ground – working together with elements of the Royal Air Force and the United States armed forces.

That the 150 RAAF personnel deployed to Nellis had fun is clearly visible in the photographs we’ve got. We at Airheadsfly.com just think it is fantastic to able to share our selection of the excellent images taken by LAC Michael Green from the RAAF’s 28 Squadron of the Red Flag 15-1 ops.

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An US Air Force F-22A Raptor on short finals for landing at Nellis Air Force Base following a Red Flag 15-1 mission. (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
An US Air Force F-22A Raptor on short finals for landing at Nellis Air Force Base following a Red Flag 15-1 mission. (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
Royal Australian Air Force aircraft technicians prepare a No 37 Squadron C-130J for a Red Flag 15-1 mission (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
Royal Australian Air Force aircraft technicians prepare a No 37 Squadron C-130J for a Red Flag 15-1 mission (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
An USAF F-16C from the 64th Aggressor Squadron passing the Nellis flight line during Exercise Red Flag 2015-1 (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
An USAF F-16C from the 64th Aggressor Squadron passing the Nellis flight line during Exercise Red Flag 2015-1 (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon takes off at Nellis (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon takes off at Nellis, with a USAF B-2 stealth bomber in the background (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
Overhead Nellis a formation of four USAF F-16C Fighting Falcons (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
Overhead Nellis a formation of four USAF F-16C Fighting Falcons (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
An USAF F-15E Strike Eagle taxis past the RAAF No 10 Squadron AP-3C Orion taking part in Red Flag 15-1 (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
An USAF F-15E Strike Eagle taxis past the RAAF No 10 Squadron AP-3C Orion taking part in Red Flag 15-1 (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A Royal Air Force (RAF) Sentinel aircraft takes off during Red Flag 15-1 (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A Royal Air Force (RAF) Sentinel aircraft takes off during Red Flag 15-1 (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A RAAF No 37 Squadron C-130J takes off on a mission as an F-16C Fighting Falcon from the United States Air Force's 64th Aggressor Squadron taxis along the flight line at Nellis (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A RAAF No 37 Squadron C-130J takes off on a mission as an F-16C Fighting Falcon from the United States Air Force’s 64th Aggressor Squadron taxis along the flight line at Nellis (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A RAAF C-130J Hercules from No 37 Squadron on its landing roll at Nellis (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A RAAF C-130J Hercules from No 37 Squadron on its landing roll at Nellis (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
Against the skyline of Las Vegas an F-22A Raptor lands at Nellis (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
Against the skyline of Las Vegas an F-22A Raptor lands at Nellis (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A RAF Typhoon on the flightline of Nellis during night ops (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A RAF Typhoon on the flightline of Nellis during night ops (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A Charlie Viper from the USAF 64th Aggressor Squadron airborne (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
A Charlie Viper from the USAF 64th Aggressor Squadron airborne (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
After-flight checks are performed on an RAAF C-130J Hercules. Seen behind it is a USAF HC-130J (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
After-flight checks are performed on an RAAF C-130J Hercules. Seen behind it is a USAF HC-130J (Image © LAC Michael Green / 28SQN AFID-CBR / Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)