Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby dinger on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 6:12 pm

During Red Flag 17-1, I was fortunate enough to be invited to fly on the Voyager and witness Typhoon and Growler re-fuelling up close. This was the first time that the Voyager had been cleared to re-fuel the Growlers during an exercise scenario and the Navy crews made the most of the opportunity.

ImageTyphoon FGR4 ZK306 Nevada WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageTyphoon FGR4 ZJ947 Nevada 1 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageTyphoon FGR4 ZJ947 Nevada 2 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageTyphoon FGR4 ZJ947 Nevada 3 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageTyphoon FGR4 ZK321 Nevada 2 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageVAQ-134 Pair Nevada 1 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageVAQ-134 Pair Nevada 2 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageVAQ-134 Trio Nevada WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageVAQ-134 Gassing Up - Nevada WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageEA-18G 168766 Nevada 1 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageEA-18G 168768 Nevada 2 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageEA-18G 168766 Nevada 2 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageEA-18G 168766 Nevada 3 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageEA-18G 166935 Nevada 1 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageEA-18G 166935 Nevada 3 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageEA-18G 166943 Nevada 1 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageVAQ-132 Pair Nevada 1 WM by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby timuss on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 7:32 pm

Oh wow what an experience that must have been nice shots as well :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby planenuttoo on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 7:46 pm

Great shots, and a great position to be in, well done.
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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 7:55 pm

Oh wow, what an awesome opportunity! Great shots!
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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby coanda on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 1:31 pm

You made the best of that opportunity!

Nice to see a RAF front seater on the Growler.
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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 5:13 pm

Lovely shots, stunning scenery too :-)
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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby Theo1 on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 6:10 pm

Nice, well done Dinger. :clap:

Cheers Theo

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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby Puddlejumper on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 6:52 am

coanda wrote:You made the best of that opportunity!

Nice to see a RAF front seater on the Growler.


More likely an Aussie, they use the same ranks and also have Growlers themselves.
Nice shots, interesting that 41 where involved in Flag too.
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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby coanda on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 12:46 pm

Puddlejumper wrote:
coanda wrote:You made the best of that opportunity!

Nice to see a RAF front seater on the Growler.


More likely an Aussie, they use the same ranks and also have Growlers themselves.
Nice shots, interesting that 41 where involved in Flag too.


Good point!

I was fixated on the RAF angle after seeing a RAF guy on F15Es
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Re: Gassing up Growlers over Nevada

Postby dinger on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 2:34 pm

Many thanks. In response to the statement regarding the 41 Sqn Typhoon, it was a borrowed jet in a pool of airframes that headed to the USA on multiple exercises. During Red Flag 17-1, 6 Sqn were the lead unit, straight after Red Flag, the jets remained at Nellis for the follow on Green Flag where 2 Sqn used them. Once finished at Nellis, the jets were ferried to Langley for Ex Trilat where 1 Sqn used them before ferrying them home to the UK.

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