VMFAT-501 F-35B Aerial Refueling Training in the Coastal MOAs

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to catch aerial refueling training being conducted by the USMC's F-35B training squadron, VMFAT-501, out of MCAS Beaufort. Just after lunch OTIS 27 (KC-130J, 166472, VMGR-252) arrived in the Coastal MOAs and checked in with Townsend Range Control, passing their playmates as SWEDE flights. Shortly thereafter, SWEDE 11-13 (F-35B, VMFAT-501) … Continue reading VMFAT-501 F-35B Aerial Refueling Training in the Coastal MOAs

Royal Danish Air Force C-130J Conducted Parachute Drops Near Savannah

Savannah - Yesterday, a Royal Danish Air Force C-130J conducted parachute drops in the area of Tybee Island near Savannah, GA. It appears it was part of Exercise Emerald Warrior 2019, a US Special Operations Command exercise that combines Special Operations and Conventional forces to prepare for operations "in a complex and uncertain Irregular Warfare … Continue reading Royal Danish Air Force C-130J Conducted Parachute Drops Near Savannah

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)

Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 16 September 2018

Savannah - Yesterday, things seemed to get somewhat back to normal for air traffic. The air traffic along the coast was heavier than it was the last few days and although some aircraft were taking alternate routes, they didn't seem to be as wide as they had been. Military and Federal support for Hurricane Florence … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 16 September 2018

Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 15 September 2018

Savannah - By yesterday, the WC-130J flights to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence (now Tropical Depression Florence) had ended and rescue/communications/coordination flights to the South Carolina/North Carolina area were underway. A US Air Force E-8 JSTARS and E-3 AWACS supported rescue/response efforts yesterday along with a US Customs and Border Patrol P-3 AEW. US Air Force HC-130s … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 15 September 2018

Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 14 September 2018

Savannah - Throughout the week, as Hurricane Florence made her way toward the US east coast, I tried to keep an ear and eye on the skies for related US Coast Guard and military aviation activity. It seemed that some of the HC-130Js at CGAS Elizabeth City moved south to CGAS Clearwater and some helicopter … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Related USCG and Military Aviation Activity; 14 September 2018

Hurricane Maria Relief Flights Continue from the Savannah Air Dominance Center

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

165th AW and Savannah Air Dominance Center Support Hurricane Maria Relief

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

2017 Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow (Brunswick, GA) Frequencies

Update 26 March 2017:  118.650 is indeed "Tower" for the airshow. Brunswick, GA - Due to my work schedule, I’m not able to attend or do any attended listening of this weekend’s Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport (KBQK), but I did set up a radio to do some computer … Continue reading 2017 Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow (Brunswick, GA) Frequencies

Sentry Savannah 2016 Underway

Savannah - On Saturday,  I posted about the arrival of F-16s and F-22s at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center/Air Dominance Center and surmised that an exercise was about to begin. That exercise began today and based on airspace requests I heard on the radios, it's a Sentry Savannah exercise. It is comprised of 175th … Continue reading Sentry Savannah 2016 Underway