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crownvic
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Metroliner and RC-135 over LAS

Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:08 am

I hate to move this to military as it is occurring over civilian airspace, but why would a RC-26B (Metroliner) and an RC-135W be circling extensively over the Las Vegas strip and surrounding area tonight?
 
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Re: Metroliner and RC-135 over LAS

Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:13 am

The Metro would indicate a counter drug mission. I think those are ANG aircraft are still regulated to only do counter drug missions. They were when they first came out. I worked on them during the launch at three different bases. It's officially just a C-26B. I don't think they ever gave it the RC designation.
 
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Re: Metroliner and RC-135 over LAS

Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:30 pm

Or training.
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Re: Metroliner and RC-135 over LAS

Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:49 pm

Red Flag 21-1 kicked off at Nellis AFB on Monday, they may be related to that exercise.
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crownvic
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Re: Metroliner and RC-135 over LAS

Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:35 am

OK, thank you all for your answers. I just never recall seeing that over the LV strip.

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