Listening to Gulfstream Aerospace G500 and G600 Testing

Savannah - Gulfstream Aerospace is well along in flight testing of their new G500 and G600 models. Both aircraft are being built at and tested out of Gulfstream's factory in Savannah at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. If you live near the Georgia coast, you can hear some of the testing activity of these aircraft … Continue reading Listening to Gulfstream Aerospace G500 and G600 Testing

Sentry Savannah Photos; 1 February 2018

Savannah - After breakfast yesterday morning, I drove out to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport to catch the Sentry Savannah aircraft recovering to Savannah from their morning sorties. When I first got to my spot (the old Applebee's at SR 21/SR 307), the airport was using Runway 10, which meant that aircraft were taking off towards … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Photos; 1 February 2018

Cessna 210 Makes Emergency Landing on the South End of Ossabaw Island

Savannah - This morning I made an early morning visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; while on the way to breakfast around 0930, I began hearing an In-Flight Emergency (IFE) situation in progress south of Savannah. Savannah Approach/Departure was in communication with an aircraft that I could barely hear in reference to it declaring … Continue reading Cessna 210 Makes Emergency Landing on the South End of Ossabaw Island

Sentry Savannah Photos; 8 February 2017

Savannah - This morning I went out to Savannah International Airport and watched the Sentry Savannah morning sorties come back in and get some photos of the aircraft. It's been awhile since I shot fast moving targets and as the morning progressed it got dark and overcast (even before the overcast moved over, you can … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Photos; 8 February 2017

The Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB – 30 December 2016

Warner Robins, GA - My nephew Kaleb and I drove up to Warner Robins from Savannah today and visited the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB. It's the first time I've been in over a year and the first time Kaleb's been in a long time. The main reason I went up was to see … Continue reading The Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB – 30 December 2016

UN General Assembly Executive Flights and Hearing Part of a Historic Event

Savannah - Today turned out to be a fairly interesting day on the radios. The 2016 UN General Assembly is taking place this week and today I caught four flights that are more than likely related to it:  two Japanese Air Self Defense Force executive flights and two Colombian Air Force executive flights passed by … Continue reading UN General Assembly Executive Flights and Hearing Part of a Historic Event

Photos From the Savannah NWR; 10 September 2016

Savannah - It had been a few months since I had the chance to visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge's Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, so with low tides on Saturday morning I figured it was a good opportunity to go back over. For whatever reason it turned out not to be the most fruitful visit, … Continue reading Photos From the Savannah NWR; 10 September 2016

Google Loon Balloon over Beaufort, SC

Savannah - Early this morning, I began seeing Mode-S code BA10ED show up on Mode-S and ADS-B on my Mode-S receiver. It was plotting around the Beaufort, SC area and one point was overhead MCAS Beaufort at around 61,500 ft (its altitude varied from 59,### to 61,### ft).  This one has apparently been in the … Continue reading Google Loon Balloon over Beaufort, SC

Update on This Morning’s PC-12 Incident at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Savannah - More information has come out on the Pilatus PC-12 incident at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) that I posted about this morning. It has been confirmed that it was a Pilatus PC-12, N978AF registered to Upper Decks Holdings, Inc. in Portsmouth NH. Apparently the aircraft experienced a problem during takeoff as it … Continue reading Update on This Morning’s PC-12 Incident at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Aircraft Incident at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

I have posted an update to this story with further information here. Savannah - There was an aircraft incident at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV) this morning beginning shortly after 0830. A Pilatus PC-12, possibly N978AF, appears to have run off of one of the taxiways at SAV and into a ditch. There was a … Continue reading Aircraft Incident at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport