Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2491 posts, RR: 17 Posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6990 times:
I am very interested in going out to Nellis for the Red Flag at the end of February/beginning of March. Since there will be no media days for this exercise I was wondering if anyone can tell me of possible locations to spot from the outside of the base. I see some interesting aircraft will take part like VC-10s and F-111s and I really want to catch these. I have a Canon 100-400mm lens. Any advice?
F4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6876 times:
Quoting CaliSam (Reply 2): I was interested in this as well, but after seeing some of the spots for spotting and how distant they are I'm inclined to cancel my roadtrip there
It can be a real hike. I did four days of photography there back in August 08. Three days I used the bus, the fourth, I rented a car. Walking did enable me to meet some friendly photographers that gave me a lift back to the bus stop near the Nellis main gate from the race track.
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BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6713 times:
That is a cool link.
I never knew that the photographer on that site is only a 13 year old kid!
Wow, I remember when I was 13 I was learning to use film on my old beater camera..
For a youngster, he has some wonderful photos of jet fighters and shoots with an expensive gear.
This is useful for me as well as I am thinking about visiting Las Vegas and Nellis in March just in time for the final sorties of Red Flag before breaking off until summer..
Is the runway repavement at McCarran done yet?
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2491 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6646 times:
Wow thanks for the quick replies. I thought downtown hotels are more expensive. I can't rent a car because you must be 25 to rent a car and I'm only 21. Walking is fine actually, it seems that the super 8 motel is about a mile or mile and a half walking distance to cheyenne. I assume there is nothing closer than that super 8?
If you did stay downtown..I'm finding rooms from $18-23 on Hotels.com.(mid-week)
Then you can catch buses that will take you up to the Cheyenne area and you can walk the last mile or two..(Max or the 113)