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VR-201

2011-11-18 4 254 Vimeo

The VR-201 was our most frequently flown low-level route in the late 90's early 00's. This video starts just south of the South Lake Tahoe Airport, cruises over various Sierra wilderness areas, traverses the Mammoth Ski Area, and picks up the route just north of Mono Lake; an alkaline, highly saline lake among the oldest in the world. I've run across a number of people telling me how they got buzzed by fighter jets while driving the small highways in this region. We were happy to oblige them and make their day, often while pretending to take them out with assorted missiles, bombs, and even "going to guns."