Watch A Time Lapse Of The Air Force's Most Intense Combat Simulation

I shot this in the desert a few miles north east of Nellis AFB during RED FLAG exercises, which the Air Force calls the "premier air-to-air combat training exercise," pitting pilots against one another in a massive simulation.


After attending a number of RED FLAG exercises it still amazes me how much hardware comes alive (flights, taxis, fighters) and comes back all within a fairly limited span of time.

This night time lapse video will hopefully give you a good idea of what I am talking about. Make sure to set the YouTube player to 1080p, enlarge the player's window, and turn the audio up a bit to get the total experience!



I know this is time lapse, but man, they don't waste time when they bring them down after the exercise, do they?

Some of the jets are still taxiing off the runway when the one behind them touches down.