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)
Update, 24 July 2017: Further monitoring has confirmed which aircraft are based at Air Station Savannah. Savannah - There have recently been a few changes to aircraft assigned to the 224th MI Battalion and Coast Guard Air Station Savannah at Hunter AAF in Savannah. In mid-June, a third MC-12 began flying with the 224th MI … Continue reading Aircraft Changes at Hunter AAF and Coast Guard Air Station Savannah
Savannah - Over the last few months, there have been two versions of the MC-12 at Hunter AAF. There have been 224 MI Bn MC-12Ws and EMARSS MC-12Ss. The MC-12Ws are former USAF MC-12W Liberty aircraft that seem to have replaced the RC-12s that the 224th used to fly. Since the MC-12Ws arrived last year, … Continue reading Some Speculation About the MC-12Ws and MC-12Ss at Hunter AAF
Recent monitoring and questions from other hobbyists have led to information I thought would be worth passing on. None of them are quite big enough to do a single post on them, so I've combined them into this update. VMFAT-501 VMFAT-501, the F-35B training squadron at MCAS Beaufort is getting busier all the time. This … Continue reading Miscellaneous MilAir Notes
Savannah - Today was my first time back in Savannah in a week and I got quite a surprise when I saw a MC-12W pop up on Mode-S. MC-12s aren't exactly a common visitor to this area and one's presence immediately intrigued me. I was even more intrigued when I realized it was flying low level … Continue reading Interesting Things Afoot at the 224 MI Bn
Savannah - I've finally had the chance to research a mystery aircraft that has been in the area for the last month and a half or so. In August, I began to hear and see (on Mode-S) a Beechcraft King Air 350 operating out of Hunter AAF using the callsign SUNNY, which is the callsign … Continue reading N6461F at Hunter AAF – New US Army EMARSS Aircraft?