A Visit to the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation – 11 June 2019

During my short Central Georgia road trip, I visited the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation to walk through one of my favorite museums and see how the restoration of their B-17 is going. I noticed that there was a change in the Eagle Building since my last visit. The P-51D that was in the Eagle … Continue reading A Visit to the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation – 11 June 2019

Mystery Mode-S Codes That Could Be P-8A Flights

In the April 2019 Military Monitoring Recap and Mode-S Log, I wrote about two interesting Mode-S codes and flights that showed up during the month. They're two Mode-S codes, AE66B9 and AE66BA that I'd never picked up before and they used air traffic control callsigns that don't fit with anything known, so they do seem … Continue reading Mystery Mode-S Codes That Could Be P-8A Flights

Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

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

Catching the Super Guppy For the First Time

Savannah - I have my Mode-S/ADS-B receiver software set to alert me when it picks up certain Mode-S codes, registration numbers, or callsigns and not long after I woke up this afternoon and turned on the radios, it alerted me to an aircraft that I've never heard before: NASA 941. NASA 941 is NASA's Super … Continue reading Catching the Super Guppy For the First Time

Boeing 747 “Dreamlifter” Large Cargo Freighters – Frequent Visitors to Charleston, SC

This morning, I caught GIANT 4532 (B747 LCF, N780BA, Atlas Air) with Charleston TRACON on 120.700 and with Boeing Charleston Ops on 123.325. N780BA is one of four 747 Large Cargo Freighters, also known as "Dreamlifters" that are operated by Atlas Air for Boeing. They're used for moving sections and parts of Boeing 787 "Dreamliners" … Continue reading Boeing 747 “Dreamlifter” Large Cargo Freighters – Frequent Visitors to Charleston, SC

Aviation Photography and Airport Monitoring from the Charlotte Airport Overlook

While researching the Carolinas Aviation Museum before my road trip, I noticed on Google Maps that Charlotte Douglas IAP (CLT) has an airport overlook. After visiting the museum and grabbing a bite to eat, I drove the short distance to the overlook to watch and listen to the airport activity. The overlook is a parking … Continue reading Aviation Photography and Airport Monitoring from the Charlotte Airport Overlook

The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

The first stop of the second day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Carolinas Aviation Museum located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. As aviation museums go, it's not very large, nowhere near the size of the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB or the National Naval Aviation Museum at … Continue reading The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

On the second day of my road trip, I traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Today's list builds on yesterday's list from the first day. Added to the list today were talkgroups from the NC VIPER P25 TRS and the Charlotte UASI … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

I'm on the first day of a three-day trip through parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Today's travels took me through the Clinton, Greenville, and Spartanburg areas. I was originally planning to visit the Ninety Six battlefield today, but since it is closed due to the government shutdown, I visited the Musgrove Mill State … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

Hurricane Michael Notes and Observations (Updated 14 October 2018)

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)