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Tour Texas & West Coast USA

March 4 =>> March 18, '23

From Saturday, March 04 to Saturday, March 18, ’23 (homecoming Sunday, March 19) we will visit Texas and the West Coast of America to see USAF, USMC, USAR and the USN at work, among others.

Since America is huge compared to our low countries and we sometimes have to cover a considerable distance, there is a chance that we will arrive at the hotel late at night and or that we have to get out a little earlier in the morning to get the most out of this. trip, please take this into account.
The distances and driving times to be covered are purely informative and can therefore deviate due to unforeseen circumstances.

Below you will find the predetermined schedule & additional information about this tour.
The departure times and place of departure from Brussels Zaventem are informative and may differ from your personal choice.
All times stated are local.

The photos are only informative and illustrative and therefore do not give 100% certainty that these devices will actually be seen !!!

Preliminary planning

Saturday, March 4 Group 1

=>> Gathering Zaventem around 4 a.m. =>> Departure flight KLM KL1720 to Amsterdam at 06h15, arrival ± 07h10 =>> Transfer time: ± 02h30 =>> Depart flight KLM KL661 to Houston at 9:40 a.m., arrival ± 1:35 p.m.

Group 2

=>> Meeting Amsterdam around 7:30 a.m. =>> Depart flight KLM KL661 to Houston at 9:40 a.m., arrival ± 1:35 p.m.

Group 1 & 2

=>> Collection of rental car => Overnight ?????

Sunday, March 5

=>??? => ± 327 km (± 03h03) => Overnight San Antonio

Monday, March 6

=> Spotting Randolph AFB (T-1, T-38C, T-6A) => ± 425 km (± 04h22) => Accommodation Forth Worth

Tuesday, March 7

=> Spotting Fort Worth (F-16C/D, C-130J, C-12R, C-40A, F/A-18C, KC-130J) => ± 201 km (± 01h57) => Overnight Wichita Falls

Wednesday, March 8

=> Spotting Sheppard AFB (T-6A, T-38C) => ± 138 km (± 01h40) => Overnight Altus

Thursday, March 9

=> Spotting Altus AFB (KC-135R, KC-46A, C-17A) => ± 303 km (± 03h12) => Overnight Enid

Friday, March 10

=> Spotting Vance AFB (T-1A, T-6A, T-38C) => ± 134 km (± 01h33) => Overnight Oklahoma City

Saturday, March 11

Group 1 & 2

=> Spotting Tinker AFB (E-3B/C/G, B-1B, B-2A, B-52H, C-135, KC-46A) => Overnight Oklahoma City

Group 3

=> Gathering Zaventem around 6 a.m. => Departure flight KLM KL1722 at 08h05, arrival ± 09h05 => Transfer time: ± 03h25 => Depart flight KLM KL0635 to Las Vegas at 12:30 p.m., arrival ± 2:10 p.m. => Collection of rental car => ± 487 km (± 04h41) => Overnight Phoenix

Sunday, March 12

Group 1 & 2

=> Departure of Southwest flight SW1535 to Phoenix at ± 06h10, arrival ± 07h50 => Collection of rental car => Gathering Group 1 & 2 and Group 3 => ± 50 km (± 00h31) => Passage Mesa Airport => ± 190 km (± 02h02) => Visit Pima Air & Space Museum => ± 28 km (± 00h32) => Overnight Tucson

Monday, March 13

=> Spotting Davis Monthan (A-10C, HH-60G, HC-130J, EC-130J, F-16CM/DM) => OPTION: flight over the Boneyard => ± 190 km (± 02h02) => Passage Mesa Airport => ± 52 km (± 00h34) => Overnight Phoenix

Tuesday, March 14

=> Spotting Luke AFB (F-35A, F-16C/D, F-16CM/DM) => ± 269 km (± 02h32) => Overnight Kingman

Wednesday, March 15

=> Spotting Nellis AFB (A-10C, F-15E, F-16CM/DM, F-22A, F-35A, HH-60G, EC-130H, RC-135U/V/W, E-8C, E-3B/C/G + participants Red Flag 23-2) => ± 18 km (± 00h18) => Overnight Las Vegas

Thursday, March 16*

=> Spotting Nellis AFB (A-10C, F-15E, F-16CM/DM, F-22A, F-35A, HH-60G, EC-130H, RC-135U/V/W, E-8C, E-3B/C/G + participants Red Flag 23-2) => ± 18 km (± 00h18) => Overnight Las Vegas

Friday, March 17*

=> Spotting Nellis AFB (A-10C, F-15E, F-16CM/DM, F-22A, F-35A, HH-60G, EC-130H, RC-135U/V/W, E-8C, E-3B/C/G + participants Red Flag 23-2) => ± 18 km (± 00h18) => Overnight Las Vegas

Saturday, March 18

=> Departure flight KLM KL0636 to Amsterdam at 4:59 p.m.

Saturday, March 19

=> Arrival ± 10:45 a.m. => Transfer time: ± 02h35 => Departure flight KL1725 to Brussels at 1:30 p.m., arrival ± 2:15 p.m.

—————————————————– * If a base visit NAS Fallon can be arranged, the schedule will be as follows

Thursday, March 16*

=> Spotting Nellis AFB (A-10C, F-15E, F-16CM/DM, F-22A, F-35A, HH-60G, EC-130H, RC-135U/V/W, E-8C, E-3B/C/G + participants Red Flag 23-2) => Depart flight Southwest SW2684 from Las Vegas to Reno at ±18h55, arrival ± 20h20

Scenario 1: basic visit from 8 to 12

=> ± 104 km (± 01h09) => Overnight Fallon

Scenario 2: basic visitation of 12 to 16

=> ± ??? km (± ??u??) => Overnight Reno

Friday, March 17*

Scenario 1: basic visit from 8 to 12

=> Basic visit NAS Fallon => ± 104 km (± 01h09) => Depart flight Southwest SW1874 from Reno to Las Vegas at ±18:50, arrival ±20:05 => Overnight Las Vegas

Scenario 2: basic visitation of 12 to 16

=> ± 104 km (± 01h09) => Basic visit NAS Fallon => ± 104 km (± 01h09) => Depart flight Southwest SW1874 from Reno to Las Vegas at ±18:50, arrival ±20:05 => Overnight Las Vegas

What to expect

We at Global Aviation Travels try to be as flexible as possible regarding our tours.
Therefore, it is possible to book this trip for 2 weeks or 1 week. (See also “Create your own trip”).

Option 1
Departure on Saturday, March 4 and return on Sunday, March 19

Option 2
Departure on Saturday, March 4 and return on Sunday, March 12

Option 3
Departure on Saturday, March 11 and return on Sunday, March 19

Week 1 we will spend in Texas as some types will be taken out of service.
Then in week 2 we move more west for a.o. Red Flag 23-2 and also try to arrange a base visit somewhere.

Create your own trip

Global Aviation Travels @ Glavair.eu offers you the opportunity to compose your own trip (more or less), because:

  • you may not have sufficient financial resources
  • you have a shortage of vacation days
  • there may be aspects you have already seen in a particular week
  • ……

But you can also decide with us which airline you want to fly with, in which class you want to fly, etc.
Plenty of possibilities and reasons to use this option.

Send an email to USA-2022@glavair.eu and let us know your wishes.
We will then draw up a personal travel schedule for you which can be adjusted at any time until the airline ticket is booked.

Or you can already specify your preference in the form below.

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