As the initial USA West tour, including the large Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, filled up quickly and there was still a lot of interest, we decided to add an additional tour to this great area for aviation.
It was a bit of a disappointment, that we learned the published dates for the exercise were not correct and we would be at Nellis a week early. We made some large changes in the itinerary so we could catch the familiarisation flights, usually held at the days preceding the start of the exercise and this worked out great for us.
Here you can enjoy the report of this tour which started on Sunday 5 March 2023
On Sunday 5 March 2023, the group got together at Schiphol airport for the flight to Phoenix, with a stop at Houston. United provided our transport with a Triple 7 and after a small delay we arrived in Houston on time. Clearing customs, picking up the bags and checking them in again and after small diner we entered the petite CRJ900 for the last couple of hours to Phoenix. Here we got on the train to get our rental car and the final stint of the day was a two hour drive to Tucson and check in the hotel for the next two nights.