Images: Exercise Vigilant Eagle 2011 [Image 4 of 10]
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas Doscher
A Russian Federation air force A-50 airborne warning and control aircraft taxis past the Russian-based “track-of-interest” before take-off on the second day of flying for Exercise Vigilant Eagle. On the first day, an aircraft simulating a hijacked airliner flew from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, and flew toward Russia. On Aug. 9, the simulated airliner flew from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.