Exercise Bold Quest Update; 1 November 2017

Savannah – Exercise Bold Quest is into its second week of flight activity here in the Savannah area. This second week doesn’t seem to be as intensive as the first week was; the VX-31 aircraft seemed to have gone home and I haven’t heard participation from the Moody A-10s like I did last week. The French AF Mirages 2000s, German Lears, and Canadian Convair remain, however, and have been flying morning and afternoon sorties into the Fort Stewart Airspace and Coastal MOAs. An updated callsign list follows below and I’ll post a wrap-up sometime this weekend or on Monday.

Frequencies
119.100/257.800 – Savannah IAP Tower
124.975/279.575 – Hunter AAF Tower
120.400/353.775 – Savannah App/Dep
125.300/371.875 – Savannah App/Dep
118.400/307.225 – Savannah App/Dep

237.000 – Air Dominance Center Ops
138.625 – Air Dominance Center Ops
293.300 – Air Dominance Center; ECE01.030 Air-to-Air
256.275 – VX-31 Air-to-Air
236.850 – 75th FS “SHARK Ops”
271.100 – 75th FS Air-to-Air

269.025/127.575 – Jax Center Waycross Low
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

127.350/279.625/41.300 – Fort Stewart Marne Radio
119.225/228.400 – Townsend Range Control
252.900 – Townsend Range Control
120.950/284.500 – Sealord North Primary

344.375 – Bold Quest Check-In
252.300 – Bold Quest, back up to 344.375?
239.550 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground (GUNSHOT)
243.475 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground (VIKING)
256.100 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground (DAGGER)
257.450 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground
262.850 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground (VORTEX, LION)
265.950 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground (ROOSTER)
277.350 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground (RAIDER)
279.175 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground
283.050 – Bold Quest Air-to-Ground (ROOSTER)
311.875 – Bold Quest Aerial Refueling
235.950 – Bold Quest
245.050 – Bold Quest
345.625 – Bold Quest
349.650 – Bold Quest

254.475 – AWACS Discrete; Bold Quest or Truman CSG
325.500 – Bold Quest and/or Truman CSG
337.500 – Bold Quest and/or Truman CSG
371.750 – Bold Quest and/or Truman CSG

293.525 – 116th/461st ACW “PEACHTREE OPS”

Callsigns
BISON 81 (KC-135R, 62-3543, 914th AW)
BLUE STAR (JTAC?)
BLUE WATER (JTAC?)
COSO ## (F/A-18F & E/A-18G, VX-31)
DAGGER (JTAC)
GUNSHOT (JTAC)
GUNSTAR 33/34 (F/A-18E, VFA-136) (From USS Truman CSG)
HANGOVER (Controlling Agency)
HARD CHARGER (unknown ship w Truman CSG)
JUICE (Joint Interface Control Officer)
KITE ## (LJ35, Gesellschaft fuer Flugzieldarstellung)
MANTIS (unknown)
NICKEL 21/22 (F/A-18F, VFA-211) (from USS Truman CSG)
NICKEL 31/32 (F/A-18F, VFA-211) (from USS Truman CSG)
PHOENIX 92 (G1, N192PA, Phoenix Air Group)
PIRAT 63 (KC-135R, 61-0315, 6th/927th ARW)
RAIDER (JTAC)
RAGE ## (Mirage 2000, ECE01.030)
RESEARCH 09 (CVLT, C-FNRC, NRC Flight Research Laboratory)
ROADRUNNER (JTAC?)
ROOSTER (JTAC)
SCORE 26 (P-3?, VX-20)
SENTRY 41/BANDSAW (E-3B, 78-0577, 964th ACCS)*
SENTRY 42/BANDSAW (E-3C, 82-0006, 964th ACCS)
SENTRY 42/BANDSAW (E-3B, 78-0577, 964th ACCS)
SENTRY 60/DRAGNET (E-3B, 80-0137, 966th ACCS)
SHARK 2# (A-10C, 75th FS)
SLAYER (unknown)
STEELJAW 25 (E-2, VX-1)
SUNLINER/LINER 26 (F/A-18E, VFA-81) (from USS Truman CSG)
VALKYRIE 03 (MQ-1?, E/3 AVN?)
VALKYRIE 28 (MQ-1?, E/3 AVN?)
VIKING (JTAC)
VORTEX (JTAC)
VULTURE (JSTARS?)
N127AR (C208, 1055 LLC); related to Bold Quest?

*Note: SENTRY 41/BANDSAW (E-3B, 78-0577, 964th ACCS) opreating out of Robins AFB

Related Mode-S/ADS-B Codes
249249 – Mirage 2000, 674, French AF, ECE01.030
3B7608 – Mirage 2000, 604, French AF, ECE01.030
3CD05A – LJ35, D-CGFA, Gesellschaft fuer Flugzieldarstellung
3CD05C – LJ35, D-CFGC, Gesellschaft fuer Flugzieldarstellung
AE0237 – KC-135R, 61-0315, 6th/927th ARW
AE038B – KC-135R, 62-3543, 914th AW
AE11E5 – E-3B, 78-0577, 964th ACCS
AE11EA – E-3B, 80-0137, 966th ACCS
AE11EF – E-3C, 82-0006, 963rd ACCS
C02411 – CVLT, C-FNRC, NRC Flight Research Laboratory
3CD01A – LJ35, D-CFGA?, Gesellschaft fuer Flugzieldarstellung

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