Savannah - After working nine days in a row, I finally had a day off yesterday and went out to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to do some spotting. Unfortunately I didn't make it out there in time to catch the VMFAT-501 F-35Bs coming back from their morning sortie and they never flew an afternoon sortie, so … Continue reading Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
Note: Post Updated with some observations from Saturday, 13 October 2018 Savannah - Unfortunately the southeast has seen its second catastrophic hurricane this season. Just a month after Hurricane Florence devastated the Carolinas, Hurricane Michael brought destruction upon the Florida panhandle and southwest Georgia. Earlier this week, Hurricane Michael came ashore at Mexico Beach as … Continue reading Hurricane Michael Notes and Observations (Updated 14 October 2018)
Savannah - I wasn't in Savannah or awake to hear any of the communications surrounding the Puerto Rico Air National Guard 156th Airlift Wing WC-130 that crashed earlier this week, but still thought I needed to write up some sort of post about it. Before I go any further, my condolences go out to the … Continue reading Crash of 156th Airlift Wing WC-130H in Savannah, GA
Savannah - The Georgia Air Nationa Guard Air Dominance Center at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, which normally supports training for 4th and 5th generation fighters, continues to operate as a hub for transporting Hurricane Maria relief supplies to Puerto Rico and other US Caribbean territories. The operation at the Air Dominance Center continues to be … Continue reading Hurricane Maria Relief Flights Continue from the Savannah Air Dominance Center
Savannah - The 165th Airlift Wing and the Air Dominance Center at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport are supporting Hurricane Maria relief through a hub and spoke operation. Aircraft are both bringing in supplies to Savannah and transporting them out to Puerto Rico and other locations in the Caribbean. Air National Guard aircraft and personnel from … Continue reading 165th AW and Savannah Air Dominance Center Support Hurricane Maria Relief
Savannah - Back on 8 December, I posted the first list of the 165th Airlift Wing's new C-130s and promised updates as more arrived; here is the first of those updates. Based on last month's monitoring and Mode-S logs, the fourth new C-130H arrived during December. Interestingly, all of them have AD#### Mode-S codes as … Continue reading New 165th AW C-130s – Update 1
Savannah - In November, I wrote that the 165th AW, GA ANG was receiving newer C-130Hs to replace their current allotment of older C-130Hs. Over the last month, they've received two more aircraft in addition to the one I mentioned in that post. The three aircraft are 12-14 years newer than the 165th AW's current/previous … Continue reading First List of New 165th AW C-130s
Savannah - On 15 October, the 165th AW, GA ANG received the first of 8 new aircraft it is to receive over the next year. To be exact, the aircraft aren't new but they are new to the unit and will be newer airframes than the C-130Hs they have been flying. Per local news reports, … Continue reading New Aircraft for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard
WSAV and WTOC TV are reporting that mulitple aircraft from and close to 300 members of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport are deploying to Afghanistan. Good Luck and Godspeed to the 165th AW, may they have a safe and successful deployment.
From the Charleston Daily Mail story:http://www.dailymail.com/News/201003241001"The Air Force plan calls for shifting 11 or 12 reserve C-130s from National Guard bases across the country to the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. Air Force officials say they need aircraft to replace aging inventory."The article states that a C-130 will also come from a Georgia … Continue reading 165th Airlift Wing to Lose a C-130?