Tuesday, November 8, 2005


IMAX 3D documentary

Operation Red Flag's mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of participating units by providing realistic training in a combined air, ground and electronic threat environment while providing for a free exchange of ideas between forces. Established in 1975, Red Flag is a two-week realistic combat training exercise involving the elite aerial forces from all four branches of the U.S. military, plus their Guard/Reserve components. NATO and the air forces of 27 other countries have joined the U.S. in these intensive exercises which take place on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Red Flag is the last in a series of advanced training programs for pilots and their crews before being sent into actual combat. The objective is to make the exercises as real and challenging as possible -- to push the pilots, the ground crews, the mechanics, and rescue personnel to their limit.

Captain John "Otter" Stratton, 30-year old F-15C Instructor Pilot

Aviation enthusiasts will find the movie an exciting first-hand look into the life of military pilots and the difficulties they encounter in trying to “make the final grade”. Spectacular photography of mock aerial combat is combined with details about the role of all the other support aircraft. Fascinating stuff.


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