Interesting Video Shows Nighttime Operations Near Area 51
November 30, 2020 Military Aviation
While many of the videos taken near â€œArea 51â€ tend to float the usual UFO conspiracy theories, some happen to catch interesting real-world air activity. Earlier this November was one of those occasions. Well known YouTube videographers Tim & Tracy of the UFO Seekers channel made an interesting clip shot from outside the restricted Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) north of Nellis Air Force Base.
The new video shows some common NTTR activity including the â€œcamo dudeâ€ security personnel, the comings and goings of NTTR employee shuttles and, more interestingly, a lot of air activity over the region, especially at night.
Two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron fly over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 8, 2020. The F-16s participated in an exercise during their Close-Air Support phase of their U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Weapons Instructor Course (WIC). USAFWS schedulers worked with phase managers six months to a year in advance, reserving air space, range time and support necessary for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)
The video showed what was most likely a significant nighttime special operations tactical training exercise or capabilities test at the Nevada Test & Training Range. Most interestingly, the scene appears to be lit by a series of LUU-19 B/B infrared, air-dropped illumination flares for use with night vision devices.https://theaviationist.com/2020/11/30/interesting-video-shows-nighttime-operations-near-area-51/