21st FS F-16s and 14th FTW T-38s at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

21st_Fighter_SquadronSavannah – Last week, F-16s from the 21st Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB and T-38s from the 14th FTW at Columbus AFB arrived at the Georgia Air National Guard’s Air Dominance Center (ADC) at Savannah-Hilton Head IAP for training. The 21st FS, the unit that trains Taiwan Air Force F-16 pilots, has visited here for training sporadically but this is the first time that they’ve been here in a few years (the last time I’ve got them in my logs is April/May 2014). The 14th FTW T-38s seem to be here to augment their training. I didn’t get very many opportunities last week to listen to them but I did yesterday so I’m finally able to post something about them.  The F-16s have been flying as DEALER and GAMBLER flights and using ADC frequencies 140.500, 141.150, and 142.700. I also noted that they used 141.925 yesterday, but I don’t have that as one usually used at the ADC so it may be one of theirs. The T-38s have been flying as DRAGON and VENT; DRAGON flights that I’ve heard haven’t seemed to be related to the F-16s but the VENT flights have. So far, the only air-to-air frequency I found for the T-38s is 142.375. The F-16s have been working in the offshore SUAs doing air-to-air training. The VENT T-38 flights have been supporting that and I’ve heard DRAGON flights working in the Coastal MOA/Townsend Range complex. Yesterday, the DEALERs, GAMBLERs, and VENTs were training with the Florida ANG 125th FW F-15s from Jacksonville IAP using NORAD discretes 293.600 and 316.300. Here’s where you can tune in and find them:

119.100/257.800 – Savannah-Hilton Head IAP Tower
120.400/353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300/371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
132.925/363.200 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low
124.675/282.200 – Jax Center Jekyll Low

120.950/284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
349.800 – W-137 Discrete
376.900 – W-137 Discrete
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
228.400 – Townsend Range

237.000 – ADC Ops; 21st FS Ops
140.500 – ADC; 21st FS Air-to-Air
141.150 – ADC; 21st FS Air-to-Air
142.700 – ADC; 21st FS Air-to-Air
141.925 – 21st FS Air-to-Air?
142.375 – 21st FS Air-to-Air?

251.250 – 125th FW Ops
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7

DEALER – F-16, 21st FS
GAMBER – F-16, 21st FS
DRAGON – T-38C, 14th FTW
VENT – T-38C, 14th FTW
FANG – F-15C, 125th FW
GATOR – F-15C, 125th FW

It’s also worth mentioning that some of the T-38s have shown up on Mode-S as ADFF9D, ADFFF6, ADFF78, and ADFF8F. The F-16s and T-38s arrived last Wednesday, but I’m not sure how long they’ll be here so catch them while you can.



Categories: 14th FTW, 21st Fighter Squadron, Air Dominance Center, Callsigns, F-16, Frequencies, Military Monitoring, Savannah IAP, Scanning, T-38

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