Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; June 2018

June was a terrific month for military monitoring. I had almost two weeks off from work, so I had extra monitoring time and it provided an opportunity for a quick road trip to the museums at Robins AFB and Fort Benning, which created opportunities to monitor the areas around those bases. Additionally, ATAC was at MCAS Beaufort for part of the month to augment VMFAT-501 training and there were special operations aircraft in the area during part of the month for an unknown exercise.

Hunter AAF
124.975 – Tower
279.575 – Tower
121.800 – Ground
291.675 – Ground
126.200 – Base Ops
285.425 – Base Ops
309.000 – PMSV
345.000 – USCG AirSta Savannah Ops

ARMY 03749 (MH-47G, 04-03749, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03755 (MH-47G, 05-03755, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03760 (MH-47G, 05-03760, 3-160 SOAR)
SHADY 11 (MC-12S, 11-00265, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 12 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 29 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 58 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 60 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 76 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 77 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 77 (MC-12S, 11-00265, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 83 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 86 (MC-12S, 11-00265, 224th MI Bn)
COAST GUARD 6526 (MH-65D, 6526, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6531 (MH-65D, 6531, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6544 (MH-65D, 6544, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6567 (MH-65D, 6567, CGAS Savannah)
TESTHAWK 22 (H-60, RASM-East)
GASH 70 (CV-22B, 09-0043, 8th SOS)
GASH 71 (CV-22B, 08-0036, 8th SOS?)
GASH 71 (CV-22B, 12-0062, 8th SOS)
GASH 72 (CV-22B, 09-0043, 8th SOS)
GASH 72 (CV-22B, 13-0068, 8th SOS)
GASH 73 (CV-22B, 09-0043, 8th SOS)
GASH 76 (CV-22B, 08-0036, 8th SOS?)
GUARD 24494 (UH-60A, 86-24494, 1-171st AVN GA ARNG)
GUARD 20606 (HH-60M, ??-20606, 1-111th AVN GA ARNG)
MYSTIC 27 (RC-12R, 92-03327, RDECOM-CERDEC)
RAVEN 71 (CV-22B, 09-0043, 8th SOS)
RAVEN 72 (CV-22B, 13-0068, 8th SOS)
SHRED 36 (MC-130H, 88-1803, 1st SOW)
SHRED 40 (MC-130J, 13-5770, 27th SOW)
YOGA 44 (C-17A, 07-7187, 437th/315th AW)
YOGA 44 (C-17A, 09-9212, 437th/315th AW)
YOGA 45 (C-17A, 09-9212, 437th/315th AW)
YOGA 45 (C-17A, 10-0223, 437th/315th AW)

 

Savannah IAP/CRTC
119.100 – Tower
257.800 – Tower
121.900 – Ground
348.600 – Ground
120.400 – Approach/Departure
353.775 – Approach/Departure
125.300 – Approach/Departure
371.875 – Approach/Departure
118.400 – Approach/Departure
307.225 – Approach/Departure
123.025 – Savannah Helicopter Advisory
225.750 – 165th AW CP “ANIMAL CONTROL”
225.050 – 165th AW
237.000 – Air Dominance Center (ADC) Ops
173.5625 – 165th AW MOC (NAC 302)
123.350 – Gulfstream Test Air-to-Air
130.375 – Signature Flight Support
252.525 – 4th FW Air-to-Air
327.375 – 4th FW Air-to-Air

DAWG 07 (C-130H3, 94-6707, 165th AW)
DAWG 08 (C-130H3, 94-6708, 165th AW)
DAWG 11 (C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW)
DAWG 12 (C-130H3, 95-1563, 165th AW)
DAWG 63 (C-130H3, 95-1563, 165th AW)
DAWG 65 (C-130H3, 94-6708, 165th AW)
DAWG 85 (C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW)
EAGLE ## (MD-500, Chatham Co)
GULFTEST 06 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 14 (G550, N576GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 14 (G650, N315GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 18 (G550, N544GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 18 (G650, N638GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 18 (G500, N511GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 20 (G600, N740GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 25 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 30 (G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 41 (G450, N167AD, Allbest Financial)
GULFTEST 44 (G650, N314GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 65 (G650, VP-CJR, Broome & Wellington (Avtn) Ltd)
GULFTEST 66 (G650, N640GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 66 (G650, N688CF, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 75 (G600, N740GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 76 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 77 (G600, N740GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 88 (G650, N4CP, Peak Enterprises)
GULFTEST 93 (G600, N740GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 94 (G550, N575GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 94 (G500, N511GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
N503G (G500, N503G, Gulfstream Aerospace)
BLADE 1# (F-15E, 4th FW)
HINCH 2# (F-15E, 4th FW)
MAUL 1# (F-15E, 4th FW)
NILE 2# (F-15E, 4th FW)
COAST GUARD 202 (C-37A, 202, US Coast Guard)
JENA 625 (G550, N616RK, FBI)
KUG 8064 (G650, 9K-GGA, Kuwaiti Government)
MORROCAN AIR FORCE 010 (G650, CN-AMH, Moroccan Air Force)

 

 

 

 

Fort Stewart/Wright AAF
127.350 – Marne Radio
279.625 – Marne Radio
126.250 – Wright AAF Tower
269.275 – Wright AAF Tower

CHAOS 44 (UAV?)
VALKYRIE 72 (MQ-1C?, E/3 AVN?)

 

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport
123.000 – CTAF

GULFTEST 83 (G650, N650GX, Gulfstream Aerospace)

 

Malcolm McKinnon Airport/Jekyll Island Airport
123.050 – CTAF

 

Plantation Air Park, Sylvania, GA
122.800 – CTAF

 

Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport
122.800 – CTAF

JUMPER 1 (C182, The Jumping Place)

 

Hilton Head Airport
118.975 – Tower

 

MCAS Beaufort
119.050 – Tower
342.875 – Tower
269.125 – Approach/Departure
123.700 – Approach/Departure
292.125 – Approach/Departure
125.125 – Approach/Departure
281.800 – Base Ops
264.500 – PMSV
305.800 – VMFA(AW)-224 Base
228.300 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 1
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2
313.800 – VMFA-251 Base
251.400 – VMFA-251 Tac 1
299.275 – VMFA-312 Tac 1
289.275 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac 1
343.200 – VMFAT-501 Base
326.700 – VMFAT-501 Tac 1
349.225 – VMFAT-501 Tac 2
341.825 – VMFAT-501 Tac 3
136.775 – ATAC Air-to-Air
136.875 – ATAC Air-to-Air

BENGAL 4# (F/A-18D, VMFA(AW)-224)
TBOLT 5# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-251)
CHECK 6# (F/A-18C, VMFA-312)
HAWK 8# (F/A-18D, VMFA(AW)-533)
SWEDE ## (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
FOX 840 (UC-12M, 163840, MCAS Beaufort)
ATAC ## (Hunter Hawker F.58 or Kfir, ATAC)

 

Jacksonville IAP
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
251.250 – 125th FW Maintenance/Ops
273.900 – 125th FW SOF
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
343.000 – 125th FW Aux 8

FANG ## (F-15C, 125th FW)
GATOR ## (F-15C, 125th FW)

 

NAS Jacksonville/Mayport NS/Cecil Field
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
310.200 – NAS Jacksonville Base Ops
264.200 – VP-8 Base
306.000 – VP-30 Base

GRIFFIN 03 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8/CPRW-11)
MADFOX 02 (P-8A, 169339, VP-5)
MADFOX 02 (P-8A, 169340, VP-5)
MADFOX 03 (P-8A, 169340, VP-5)
MADFOX 07 (P-8A, 168438, VP-5)
MADFOX 12 (P-8A, 169340, VP-5)
MADFOX 13 (P-8A, 169339, VP-5)
MADFOX 29 (P-8A, 169339, VP-5)
MADFOX 55 (P-8A, 169003, VP-5)
MADFOX 72 (P-8A, 169340, VP-5)
MADFOX 89 (P-8A, 169339, VP-5)
MADFOX 93 (P-8A, 169339, VP-5)
MADFOX 93 (P-8A, 169340, VP-5)
MADFOX 98 (P-8A, 169339, VP-5)
TIGER 01 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8)
TIGER 04 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8)
TIGER 06 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8)
TIGER 06 (P-8A, 169336, VP-8)
TIGER 23 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8)
TIGER 28 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8)
TIGER 34 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8)
TIGER 55 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8)
TIGER 88 (P-8A, 168760, VP-8)
TIGER 99 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8)
TALON 01 (P-8A, 169337, VP-16)
TALON 19 (P-8A, 169337, VP-16)
TALON 27 (P-8A, 168759, VP-16)
TALON 55 (P-8A, 168759, VP-16)
TRIDENT 25 (P-8A, 169340, VP-5)
NAVY LL 802 (P-8A, 168855, VP-30)
NAVY LL 807 (P-8A, 169326, VP-30)
NAVY LL 828 (P-8A, 168856, VP-30)
NAVY LL 828 (P-8A, 169326, VP-30)
NAVY LL 832 (P-8A, 169330, VP-30)
NAVY LL 838 (P-8A, 169328, VP-30)
NAVY LL 842 (P-8A, 168852, VP-30)
NAVY LL 858 (P-8A, 169330, VP-30)
NAVY LL 850 (P-8A, 168852, VP-30)
NAVY LL 855 (P-8A, 169330, VP-30)
NAVY LL 855 (P-8A, 169335, VP-30)
NAVY LL 867 (P-8A, 168856, VP-30)
NAVY LL 868 (P-8A, 169334, VP-30)
NAVY LL 869 (P-8A, 168852, VP-30)
NAVY LL 877 (P-8A, 169326, VP-30)
NAVY LL 877 (P-8A, 169328, VP-30)
NAVY LL 881 (P-8A, 169326, VP-30)
NAVY LL 885 (P-8A, 169334, VP-30)
NAVY LL 887 (P-8A, 169334, VP-30)
NAVY LL 889 (P-8A, 168856, VP-30)
NAVY LL 895 (P-8A, 168856, VP-30)
NAVY LL 897 (P-8A, 168852, VP-30)
NAVY LL 898 (P-8A, 168856, VP-30)
NAVY LL 898 (P-8A, 169328, VP-30)
NAVY LT 621 (P-3C, 158567, VP-62)

 

Charleston AFB
120.700 – Charleston App/Dep
135.800 – Charleston App/Dep
306.925 – Charleston App/Dep
379.925 – Charleston App/Dep
134.100 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”
349.400 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”
123.325 – Boeing Charleston

PELICAN 48 (C-17A, 08-8198, 14th AS)
PELICAN 48 (C-17A, 09-9205, 14th AS)
BRONZE 08 (C-17A, 90-0534, 300th AS)
LIFTER 81 (C-17A, 07-7183, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 350T (C-17A, 97-0046, 437th/315th AW)
REACH 911 (C-17A, 02-1101, 437th/315th AW)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 11-5752, 19th AW)
BOEING 461 (B787-9, N835AN, American Airlines)
BOEING 912 (B787-9, B-1297, China Southern Airlines)
N3755P (C-130, Prescott Support)

 

Shaw AFB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
311.200 – 55th FS “SHOOTER Ops”
141.675 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
141.900 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
273.700 – 77th FS “GAMBLER Ops”
141.950 – 77th FS Air-to-Air
320.525 – 79th FS “TIGER Ops”
141.150 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
141.700 – 79th FS Air-to-Air

DICE ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
MISTY ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
FLUSH ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
VEGAS ## (F-16CM, 77th FS)
HELLCAT ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
POUNCE ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)

 

McEntire ANGB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
298.300 – 169th FW “SWAMP FOX Ops”
141.825 – 169th FW V14
140.125 – 169th FW V15
143.250 – 169th FW V16

MACE ## (F-16CM, 169th FW)
VIPER ## (F-16CM, 169th FW)
HEAT ## (F-16CM 169th FW)

 

Moody AFB
228.225 – Moody AFB “ANGEL Ops”

KING 15 (HC-130J, 11-5725, 71st RQS)
REACH 335T (C-130J, 07-46130, 19th AW)

 

Robins AFB
133.225 – Tower
257.975 – Tower
134.100 – Base Ops
311.000 – Command Post
225.925 – ALC Ops
293.525 – 116th/461st ACW “PEACHTREE Ops”
138.575 – JSTARS Discrete
225.725 – JSTARS Discrete
228.050 – JSTARS Discrete
346.675 – JSTARS Discrete
367.275 – JSTARS Discrete
372.150 – JSTARS Discrete
376.125 – JSTARS Discrete

CANOE 04 (E-8C, 92-3290, 116th/461st ACW)
DRACO 06 (E-8C, 00-2000, 116th/461st ACW)
LEGEND 03 (E-8C, 94-0284, 116th/461st ACW)
PEACH 31 (E-8C, 94-0284, 330th CTS)
PEACH 99 (E-8C, 94-0284, 116th/461st ACW)
PHENOM 06 (E-8C, 94-0284, 116th/461st ACW)
STARGATE (E-8C backend, 94-0284, 330th CTS)
VULTURE (E-8C backend, 94-0284, 116th/461st ACW)
WIZARD (E-8C backend, 92-3290, 116th/461st ACW)
ROGUE 35 (C-130, Robins ALC)
AEGIS 23 (C-130J, 19th AW)

 

 

 

 

Fort Benning
119.050 – Lawson AAF Tower
269.525 – Lawson AAF Tower
134.100 – Lawson AAF Base Ops
245.700 – Lawson AAF Base Ops
121.050 – Lawson AAF GCA
132.400 – Lawson AAF GCA

ARMY 219 (UH-60)
FLIGHT CHECK 27 (FAA)
TALON 22 (MC-130H, 15th SOS)
PIT 304 (UH-60?)

 

Ranges/Military Operating Areas
119.225 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
252.900 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
343.750 – Bulldog MOA

 

SEALORD (USN FACSFAC Jax)
120.950 – North Primary
133.950 – South Primary
284.500 – North Primary
267.500 – South Primary
313.700 – North Secondary
349.800 – W-137 Discrete
376.900 – W-137 Discrete
339.700 – SEALORD Discrete

 

Doubleshot (W-161/177)
127.725 – DOUBLESHOT Primary
228.275 – DOUBLESHOT Primary
258.400 – W-161/177 Discrete
279.725 – W-161/177 Discrete

 

Miscellaneous
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
268.500 – VFA-134 Tac
149.2750 (PL 141.3) – Civil Air Patrol Air-to-Air

ABIDE 15 (E-4B, 73-1677, 55th Wing)
ADVANCE (JTAC, 15th ASOS)
ALLEY 98 (T-1A, 95-0057, 14th FTW)
AME 4549 (A310, T.22-1, 45 Grupo/451 Esc, Spanish AF)
ANVIL 51 (C-130H, 96-7324, 302nd AW)
ARMY 51265 (C-12U, 85-01265, OSACOM)
CAP 929 (C182T, N288CP, GA Civil Air Patrol)
CHALICE FOXTROT (E-3, 963rd ACCS)
COAST GUARD 1715 (HC-130H, 1715, CGAS Clearwater)
COAST GUARD 2001 (HC-130J, 2001, CGAS Elizabeth City)
DIXIE 93 (KC-135R, 61-0318, 117th ARW)
DRAGNET (E-3, 966th ACCS)
DREW 41 (C-135T, 59-1480, 6th AMW/927th ARW)
DREW 42 (KC-135R, 60-0353, 6th AMW/927th ARW)
FIST 11 (F/A-18E, VFA-25)
FLIGHT CHECK 02 (C560, N2, FAA)
FLIGHT CHECK 72 (BE30, N72, FAA)
GERMAN AIR FORCE 564 (A310, 10+23, FBS BMVg)
GREYHAWK 0# (C-2 or E-2, VAW-120)
GOFER 07 (C-130H, 96-1007, 133rd AW)
HOUND 91 (C-146A, 10-3026, 27th SOW)
HUNTRESS (NORAD EADS)
INTEL 07 (C-32B, 02-5001, 486th FLTS)5
JENA 622 (G-V, N996GA, FBI)
KBAR 561 (UC-12F, 163561, MCAS New River)
MARINE 374 (UC-35D, 166374, VMR Det – KADW)
MARINE 714 (UC-35D, 166714, VMR-1)
NAVY CD 1## (T-45)
OILY 21 (KC-135T, 58-0065, 22nd ARW)
OMEGA 79 (B703, N629RH, Omega Air)
PAT 248 (C-26D, 91-00503, WI ARNG)
PAT 425 (C-12, US Army)
PAT 731 (C-12T, 86-00088, FL ARNG)
PAT 753 (C-12T, 86-60087, PA ARNG)
PIONEER 09 (P-8A, 169338, VX-1)
PIRAT 3# (KC-135R, 6th AMW/927th ARW)
PIRAT 32 (KC-135R, 63-8033, 6th AMW/927th ARW)
RAWHIDE 71 (C-2A, 162161, VRC-40)
RAWHIDE 72 (C-2A, 162168, VRC-40)
REACH 168 (KC-135R, 63-8873, 101st ARW)
REACH 4289 (KC-135R, 64-14829, 161st ARW)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 08-5691, 317th AG)
ROMAN 65 (F/A-18, VFA-106)
ROPER 1# (T-38, 9th RW)
SAM 476 (C-40B, 01-0040, 89th AW)
SAM 587 (C-37B, 09-0525, 89th AW)
SCORE 76 (C-38A, 41569, VX-20)
SHRED 37 (MC-130J, 16-5839, 27th SOW)
SHRED 38 (MC-130J, 14-5805, 27th SOW)
SODA 81 (KC-135R, 59-1478, 134th ARW)
SPAR 27 (C-37A, 01-0029, 6th AMW)
SPUR 61 (KC-135R, 63-8040, 108th Wing)
SPUR 70 (KC-135R, 62-3509, 916th ARW)
SPUR 71 (KC-10A, 86-0027, 305th AMW)
TABOO 10 (KC-10, 86-0028, 305th AMW)
TAPROOM 1# (F/A-18E, VFA-143)
UPSET 80 (KC-135R, 128th ARW)
WAVE 19 (E-4B, 73-1677, 55th Wing)
LIFESTAR 1 (Bell 407, N407LS, Air Methods)
MEDEVAC 5CH (EC-145, N445CH, Childrens Healthcare of Altanta at Egleston)
N53AE (Bell 206L-1, N53AE, AirEvac)
N113AE (Bell 206L-1, N113AE, AirEvac)
N133LN (EC-130, N133LN, Air Methods)
N239AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 96 Jesup)
N395AE (206L-1, AirEvac 102, Dublin)

 

 

 

 

ARTCC
323.300/133.700 – Jax Center Baxley Low
254.325/125.375 – Jax Center Taylor Low
269.250/133.325 – Jax Center Ocala Low
269.550/124.700 – Jax Center Columbia Low
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
281.550 – Jax Center Georgetown High
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
282.300/135.975 – Jax Center Alma High
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
290.350/132.425 – Jax Center Hunter Ultra High
290.400/132.300 – Jax Center Waycross Low
307.250/126.350 – Jax Center St. Augustine High
317.600/135.750 – Jax Center Cedar Key Low
319.200/127.875 – Jax Center Aiken High
351.700/124.075 – Jax Center Summerville High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Millen Low
379.100/127.950 – Jax Center Charleston Low
135.050 – Jax Center Meta Low/High

269.175/129.925 – Atlanta Center Burne High
273.600/123.950 – Atlanta Center Macon Low
290.375/125.825 – Atlanta Center Macon Ultra High
307.050/126.425 – Atlanta Center Dublin High
322.325/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low
353.925/125/375 – Atlanta Center Lanier High
360.750/134.500 – Atlanta South Departure Low

255.400/123.650 – FSS

 

USCG
156.8000 – Marine VHF Ch. 16
157.0500 – Marine VHF Ch. 21; Sector Charleston/Station Tybee
157.1000 – Marine VHF Ch. 22
162.3250 – USCG Net 111 (NAC 293); Sector Jacksonville
163.1375 – USCG Net 113 (NAC 293); Station Tybee
164.9000 – USCG Net 118 (NAC 293); Station Brunswick
412.9750 – USCG Net 409 (NAC 293); Sector Jacksonville
413.0000 – USCG Net 410 (NAC 293); Sector Charleston

 

 

 

Listening to Gulfstream Aerospace G500 and G600 Testing

SavannahGulfstream 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 if you know what to listen for and where to listen for them at. You can also track them on Mode-S/ADS-B while you listen to them. Using Mode-S to identify the flights is actually the best way to identify a Gulfstream test flight as a G500 or G600 instead of another aircraft undergoing flight testing.

What do you need to listen for? First, you need to listen out for the flight testing callsign: GULFTEST ##. They almost always use GULFTEST whether they’re testing a G500 of G600, a G550 or G650, or an older aircraft that’s been in for service. On Mode-S or in Flight Aware, the callsign will show as GLF##. After you’ve found the right GLF## flight, look for an aircraft type of GA5C, which is the G500 or GA6C, which is the G600. They almost always have ADS-B turned on, so you can track their flight path as they do their test flights. To date, I’ve tracked seven G500s and five G600s, here are their N-Numbers and Mode-S codes:

G500
N500GA (A63A87)
N502GS (A64205)
N503G (A645AB)
N504GS (A64973)
N505GD (A64D1D)
N507GD (A6548B)
N511GD (A665C0)

G600
N600G (A7C7D5)
N601GA (A7CB8D)
N720GD (A9A426)
N730GD (A9CBA5)
N740GD (A9F324)

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ADS-B plot for GULFTEST 06 (G600, N600G, Gulfstream Aerospace) with GULFTEST 67 (G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace) also appearing

Where do you listen for them at? Most of the test flights take place off of the Georgia coast, so the local air traffic control frequencies for Savannah and the coastal area including Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport as well as SEALORD primary frequencies for offshore SUAs are your best bet and are listed below. Sometimes, the test flights are over land or are cross-country flights, so Jax Center and Atlanta Center frequencies are your best bets then. The Jax Center and Atlanta Center frequencies that can easily be heard from the Savannah area are listed on my MilAir page. The test flights can also be heard on two Gulfstream frequencies which are listed below.

119.100 – Savannah IAP Tower
124.975 – Hunter AAF Tower
123.000 – Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport
120.400 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300 – Savannah Approach/Departure
124.675 – Jacksonville Center Jekyll Low
126.125 – Jacksonville Cener Statesboro High
126.750 – Jacksonville Center Brunswick Low
132.425 – Jacksonville Center Hunter High
132.925 – Jacksonville Center Allendale Low
120.950 – SEALORD North Primary
123.200 – WCM9, Gulfstream Aerospace
123.350 – GULFTEST Air-to-Air

The Gulfstream flight testing is something you can listen to with almost any inexpensive scanner (almost all of them these days have VHF airband coverage). Amateur radio operators can also listen to them with a lot of 2m/70cm radios since many rigs that have those bands also offer extended receive in the VHF airband range. Most of the testing also takes place over 10,000 ft, so it’s not hard to hear with handheld radios, especially if you use something like the Diamond RH77CA. Even though most of the aviation activity I listen to is military aviation, I still enjoy monitoring the Gulfstream testing and catching the new G500s and G600s as they start testing.

 

Warner Robins and Macon Road Trip Scanning Report; 11/12 June 2018

Since my nephew is thinking about joining the military after he graduates from high school, I took him on a trip to the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, and the Andersonville National Historic Site/Cemetery on Monday and Tuesday. We went to the Museum of Aviation with a side trip to the big Bass Pro Shops in Macon on Monday, stayed overnight in Warner Robins and then went to the National Infantry Museum and Andersonville on Tuesday, driving back home to Savannah on Tuesday evening. Since I wasn’t traveling alone, I didn’t have as much radio time as usual, but I did let the Home Patrol 2 and TRX-2 in the mobile station and the BCD436HP and TRX-1 portables scan and log during the trip.

Of particular interest on the first day of the trip, was Robins AFB. I always enjoy listening to military aviation activity at Robins and on Monday I was able to hear the usual E-8 JSTARS and Air Logistics Center activity, but some P-8s from NAS Jacksonville doing pattern work as well. The USAF TRS site at Robins AFB is something I usually listen to as well.  During this trip, I was able to ascertain that the USAF TRS encrypted talkgroup that is listed as “Doghouse” on RadioReference seems to be associated with the 116th/461st ACW and that the encrypted talkgroup 56166 seems to be the 116th/461st ACW MOC net.

Robins AFB
133.225 – Tower
257.975 – Tower
121.850 – Ground
275.800 – Ground
134.100 – Base Ops
225.925 – Robins ALC Ops
293.525 – 116th/461st ACW “PEACHTREE Ops”
119.600 – Atlanta TRACON
124.200 – Atlanta TRACON
279.600 – Atlanta TRACON
134.500 – ZTL South Departure Low
360.750 – ZTL South Departure Low

USAF TRS
TG 56046 – unknown
TG 56070 – ALC MOC
TG 56082 – ALC
TG 56121 – Robins AFB Base Ops
TG 56122 – Robins AFB Tower
TG 56123 – Robins AFD FD Dispatch
TG 56141 – Doghouse (enc); related to 116th/46st ACW)
TG 56166 – 116th/461st ACW (enc) (suspect this is MOC net)
TG 56192 – unknown
TG 56193 – unknown
TG 56257 – unknown

Monday evening and night’s weather around Warner Robins wasn’t very good. so it delayed several E-8 JSTARS flights at Robins AFB and generated a good bit of traffic on MOC nets at the base. TIGER 04 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8) and TIGER 88 (P-8A, 168760, VP-8) got in some pattern work at Robins before the storms came and DRACO 06 (E-8C, 00-2000, 116th/461st ACW) and PEACH 99 (E-8C, 94-0284, 116th/461st ACW) finally took off late in the evening after having to delay takeoff for lightning in the area.

TIGER 88 TIGER 4 3
ADS-B plot of TIGER 04 (P-8A, 169007, VP-8) and TIGER 88 (P-8A, 168760, VP-8) in the pattern at Robins AFB on 11 June 2018
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The laptop running with a RadarBox Micro ADS-B/Mode-S receiver, TRX-1 andBCD436HP scanners connected to the laptop, and a BC125AT at the motel room in Warner Robins

At the Museum of Aviation, a number of aircraft are under restoration, including their B-17G, HU-16, and VP-26B. All three are in the Scott Exhibit Hangar behind the Eagle Building (main building). Unfortunately, the EC-135 that used to be the CENTCOM command post aircraft is still out back behind the museum with parts of the aircraft removed. I hope they get some funding at some point to restore it. The last time I visited the museum, someone asked if John Travolta’s Gulfstream was still there; on this visit, I looked behind the hangars and it is still there.

 

 

After spending the night in Warner Robins, we left for Fort Benning and Andersonville on Tuesday morning. The morning was foggy and there were rain showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, so I didn’t hear all that much activity around Fort Benning. The radios did log some aviation activity from Lawson AAF and some land mobile traffic from the Fort Benning TRS, but nothing new was turned up since my last visit there in 2017.

Fort Benning
119.050 – Lawson AAF Tower
269.525 – Lawson AAF Tower
125.500 – Atlanta Approach/Departure
126.550 – Atlanta Approach/Departure
323.100 – Atlanta Approach/Departure
134.100 – Lawson AAF Base Ops
245.700 – Lawson AAF Base Ops
121.050 – Lawson AAF GCA
132.400 – Lawson AAF GCA
307.325 – Lawson AAF GCA

Fort Benning TRS
TG 3041 – unknown
TG 3255 – Bayonet Battalion
TG 3274 – unknown
TG 3389 – unknown
TG 3453 – Lawson AAF
TG 3517 – Transportation
TG 3636 – Ammunition
TG 3537 – unknown
TG 3567 – Range Control?
TG 3701 – E911
TG 3703 – Range Control

While my nephew, who is really interested in the Rangers, enjoyed seeing the Ranger related exhibits at the National Infantry Museum, I took particular interest in some of their World War I exhibits. I never get tired of seeing the Renault FT tanks there and the M1916 Armored Car. On this visit, they had the Global War on Terror memorial completed across from the Vietnam War memorial. Just as the Vietnam War memorial has all the names of those killed in action during the Vietnam War, the Global War on Terror memorial has all of the names of those killed in action during that conflict.

 

 

After we visited the National Infantry Museum, since it wasn’t very far away, I thought it was important that my nephew see the site of the Civil War prison camp, the Prisoner of War Museum, and the cemetery at the Andersonville National Historic Site. I felt that if he was going to see all of the “cool” stuff about military history at the National Infantry Museum, he should see the other side of military history at Andersonville. I wanted him to impress upon him that the military wasn’t always glamorous and that there was a downside to military history that we need to remember. Luckily we got there just as the afternoon guided tour was about to begin. Park Service intern Jessica gave the tour and did a magnificent job of it. She just didn’t point out was there and what happened there, but also encouraged us to think and contemplate upon what happened at Andersonville. It was something I’m glad my nephew was able to experience.

 

In the bottom left photo above, of the graves of Union prisoners of war who died at Andersonville, I’ll call your attention to the six gravestones that sit off to the right on their own. These are the graves of the Raiders, a group of POWs who robbed from and killed their fellow POWs. They were tried by a jury of the peers and hanged by their peers by permission of the Confederate camp commander. They are considered dishonorably discharged and aren’t honored on holidays as are the rest of the POWs buried at Andersonville.

On both Monday and Tuesday, we were within listening range of the Bulldog MOA in east/central Georgia and could hear F-16s from Shaw AFB and McEntire JNGB as well as F-35Bs from MCAS Beaufort operating in the MOA on 343.750. We could also hear them entering and exiting the MOA on 322.325 with Atlanta Center.

There was a lot of public safety radio traffic to hear during the trip. In addition to local agencies in Georgia, we could hear local public safety agencies in Alabama while around Fort Benning and Columbus. Given the mix of urban and rural areas we went through, there was a mix of conventional and trunked systems as well as a mix of analog and digital traffic.

Georgia Conventional Public Safety
154.3550 (PL 141.3) – Butts Co FD Dispatch
154.1750 (PL 88.5) – Crawford Co FD Dispatch
154.0700 (PL 186.2) – Laurens Co FD Dispatch (Analog)
155.4000 (PL 85.4) – Macon Co FD/EMS Dispatch
155.6475 (PL 110.9) – Schley FD Dispatch
155.5500 (PL 225.7) – Talbot Co VFD
154.2650 (PL 156.7) – Taylor Co FD Dispatch
160.6650 (PL 118.8) – Upson Co FD Dispatch
159.1950 (PL 100.0) – Upson Co EMS Dispatch

Georgia State Public Safety
159.2250 (PL 179.9) – GFC D2 Repeater
159.2250 (PL 123.0) – GFC D3 Macon Repeater
159.1200 (DCS 047) – GFC D4 Covington Repeater
159.2400 (PL 167.9) – GFC D6 Bleckley Repeater

Alabama Conventional Public Safety
159.4350 (PL 107.2) – Barbour Co, AL Fire 1
151.1150 (PL 167.9) – Lee Co, AL Common
155.1450 (PL 123.0) – Lee Co, AL FD East Dispatch
154.0250 (PL 167.9) – Lee Co, AL EMS 1
155.8950 (PL 107.2) – Lee Co, AL EMS 2
154.4000 (DCS 134) – Auburn FD (Lee Co, AL)
154.1900 (PL 123.0) – Russell Co, AL Fire North Dispatch
154.3250 (PL 123.0) – Russell Co, AL Fire West Dispatch
453.0750 (PL 151.4) – Phenix City FD 1 (Russell Co, AL)

Central Georgia Interoperable Regional Radio System (P25)
TG 132 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Dispatch 1
TG 134 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Scene 2
TG 135 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Scene 3
TG 136 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Scene 4
TG 151 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Event 1
TG 152 – Macon-Bibb Co FD Event 2

Houston/Peach TRS (P25)
TG 16 – Houston Co FD Dispatch
TG 17 – Houston Co FD FG 1
TG 61 – Warner Robins FD Dispatch
TG 64 – Warner Robins FD Training
TG 65 – Warner Robins FD Talk
TG 91 – Centerville FD Dispatch
TG 121 – Perry FD Dispatch

Muscogee County TRS (P25)
TG 71 – Columbus FD Dispatch

 

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; May 2018

May was a month of mixed feelings. It began tragically; while I was asleep before working the midnight shift in Brunswick, RICAN 68 (WC-130H, 65-0968, 156 AW) crashed in Savannah. I didn’t hear the crash, but the crew of 9 perished in the crash, which still has part of Georgia Highway 21 in Port Wentworth closed. It was the worst aircraft crash in the Savannah area in my memory. Please keep the family, friends, and squadron mates of the crew in your thoughts and prayers. After that, it was hard to get excited about mcuh, but the Savannah Air Dominance Center hosted another Sentry Savannah exercise, with F-22As from the 192nd FW and T-38s from the 71st FTS from Langley AFB participating. The month also saw a couple of visiting C-12s: EVAL 18 (MC-12S, 12-00281, US Army) and MYSTIC 27 (RC-12R, 92-03327, RDECOM-CERDEC).

 

Hunter AAF
124.975 – Tower
279.575 – Tower
121.800 – Ground
291.675 – Ground
126.200 – Base Ops
285.425 – Base Ops
309.000 – PMSV
38.150 – 1/169 AVN “HURRICANE Ops”
345.000 – USCG AirSta Savannah Ops
157.175 – Marine VHF Ch 83, CGAS Savannah MX Control

ARMY 03752 (MH-47G, 04-03752, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03753 (MH-47G, 04-03753, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 03755 (MH-47G, 05-03755, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20002 (MH-60M, 05-20002, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20015 (MH-60M, 05-20015, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20209 (MH-60M, 09-20209, 3-160 SOAR)
ARMY 20211 (MH-60M, 09-20211, 3-160 SOAR)
SHADY 18 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 21 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 29 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 31 (MC-12S, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 51 (MC-12S, 11-00268, 224th MI Bn)
SHADY 64 (MC-12S-2, 09-00642, 224th MI Bn)
GUARD 08079 (CH-47F, 10-08079, 1/169 AVN)
COAST GUARD 6526 (MH-65D, 6526, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6531 (MH-65D, 6531, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6544 (MH-65D, 6544, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6547 (MH-65D, 6547, CGAS Savannah)
COAST GUARD 6567 (MH-65D, 6567, CGAS Savannah)
EVAL 18 (MC-12S, 12-00281, US Army)
EXPO 81 (KC-135T, 58-0086, 141st ARW)
GUARD 20606 (HH-60M, ??-20606, 1-111th AVN GA ARNG)
JUMBO 70 (C-5M, 85-0001, 436th AW)
ROYAL 40 (C-17A, 07-7174, 436th AW)
WYLIE 61 (KC-135R, 57-1427, 190th AW)
WYLIE 61 (KC-135R, 62-3572, 190th AW)

 

EVAL 18 Wassaw 2
ADS-B track of EVAL 18 (MC-12S, 12-00281, US Army) on 23 May 2018

 

Savannah IAP/CRTC
119.100 – Tower
257.800 – Tower
121.900 – Ground
348.600 – Ground
120.400 – Approach/Departure
353.775 – Approach/Departure
125.300 – Approach/Departure
371.875 – Approach/Departure
118.400 – Approach/Departure
307.225 – Approach/Departure
123.025 – Savannah Helicopter Advisory
225.750 – 165th AW CP “ANIMAL CONTROL”
225.050 – 165th AW
237.000 – Air Dominance Center (ADC) Ops
139.2125 ($293) – ADC Ground Support
173.5625 – 165th AW MOC (NAC 302)
123.200 – WCM9, Gulfstream Aerospace
123.350 – Gulfstream Test Air-to-Air
128.925 – Gulfstream Service Center
130.375 – Signature Flight Support
233.525 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
257.075 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
262.025 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
296.900 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
235.900 – 71st FTS Air-to-Air
320.600 – 71st FTS Air-to-Air

DAWG 05 (C-130H3, 94-6705, 165th AW)
DAWG 07 (C-130H3, 94-6707, 165th AW)
DAWG 10 flight (2x C-130H, 165th AW)
DAWG 63 (C-130H3, 95-1563, 165th AW)
EAGLE ## (MD-500, Chatham Co)
EAGLE 03 (MD-500N, N527FB, Chatham Co)
BOLEX 80 (G-V?, N532SP?, Gulfstream Leasing?)
GULFTEST 14 (G650, Gulfstream Test)
GULFTEST 29 (G650, N633GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 29 (G650, N634GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 35 (G650, N634GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 41 (G600, N740GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 47 (G650, N314GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 48 (G650, N635GD, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 50 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 51 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 52 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 64 (G650, N324GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 66 (G550, N577GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 67 (G500, N500GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 83 (G600, N601GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 93 (G500, N504GS, Gulfstream Aerospace)
GULFTEST 94 (G-450, M-LFBB, Ovation Two Ltd)
BASH ## (F-22A, 192nd FW)
CORONA ## (F-22A, 192nd FW)
DEMON ## (F-22A, 192nd FW)
PANAMA ## (F-22A, 192nd FW)
RECAP ## (F-22A, 192nd FW)
SATAN ## (F-22A, 192nd FW)
SLAM ## (F-22A, 192nd FW)
IRON ## (T-38, 71st FTS)
MARLIN ## (T-38, 71st FTS)
MIG ## (T-38, 71st FTS)
VODKA ## (T-38, 71st FTS)
ARMY 1863 (C-37A, 02-1863, OSACOM Andrews)
ARMY 01052 (UC-35B, 00-01052, OSACOM PATD)
BOXER 42 (C-40C, 02-0201, 113th Wing)
COAST GUARD 82CG (M20T, N82CG, Gorman Aviation)
MYSTIC 27 (RC-12R, 92-03327, RDECOM-CERDEC)
PROPS 93 (C-130H, 85-1367, 154th TAS?)
YANKEE 43 (C-130H, 74-1680, 103rd AW)

 

Sentry Savannah
284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
288.400 – NORAD Discrete – Check In
293.600 – NORAD Discrete – Intercepts
316.300 – NORAD Discrete – Intercepts
265.400 – NORAD Discrete – Aerial Refueling
274.400 – Aerial Refueling
278.800 – Aerial Refueling
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA

 

Fort Stewart/Wright AAF
127.350 – Marne Radio
279.625 – Marne Radio
126.250 – Wright AAF Tower
269.275 – Wright AAF Tower

 

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport
123.000 – CTAF

GULFTEST 45 (G550, N562GA, Gulfstream Aerospace)

 

Malcolm McKinnon Airport/Jekyll Island Airport
123.050 – CTAF

 

Plantation Air Park, Sylvania, GA
122.800 – CTAF

 

Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport
122.800 – CTAF

JUMPER 2 (C182, The Jumping Place)

 

Hilton Head Airport
118.975 – Tower

 

MCAS Beaufort
119.050 – Tower
342.875 – Tower
269.125 – Approach/Departure
123.700 – Approach/Departure
292.125 – Approach/Departure
125.125 – Approach/Departure
281.800 – Base Ops
264.500 – PMSV
305.800 – VMFA(AW)-224 Base
228.300 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 1
336.225 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 3
313.800 – VMFA-251 Base
251.400 – VMFA-251 Tac 1
327.475 – VMFA-251 Tac 2
376.425 – VMFA-251 Tac 3
343.200 – VMFAT-501 Base
326.700 – VMFAT-501 Tac 1
349.225 – VMFAT-501 Tac 2
341.825 – VMFAT-501 Tac 3
236.700 – VMA-231 Tac
136.875 – ATAC Air-to-Air

BENGAL 4# (F/A-18D, VMFA(AW)-224)
TBOLT 5# (F/A-18A+, VMFA-251)
SWEDE ## (F-35B, VMFAT-501)
JOKER 3# (F/A-18C, VFA-34)
SPADE 2# (AV-8B, VMA-231)

 

Jacksonville IAP
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
251.250 – 125th FW Maintenance/Ops
273.900 – 125th FW SOF
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7
343.000 – 125th FW Aux 8

FANG ## (F-15C, 125th FW)
GATOR ## (F-15C, 125th FW)
JAGS ## (F-15C, 125th FW)

 

NAS Jacksonville/Mayport NS/Cecil Field
118.000 – Approach/Departure
121.300 – Approach/Departure
123.800 – Approach/Departure
124.900 – Approach/Departure
127.000 – Approach/Departure
322.400 – Approach/Departure
335.600 – Approach/Departure
351.800 – Approach/Departure
377.050 – Approach/Departure
310.200 – NAS Jacksonville Base Ops
271.400 – VP-5 Base
306.000 – VP-30 Base

NAVY AJ 705 (MH-60R, 166547, HSM-70)
SPARTAN 713 (MH-60R, HSM-70)
GRIFFIN 13 (P-8A, 169011, VP-5/CPRW-11)
MADFOX 03 (P-8A, 169003, VP-5)
MADFOX 09 (P-8A, 168859, VP-5)
MADFOX 11 (P-8A, 168438, VP-5)
MADFOX 12 (P-8A, 168438, VP-5)
MADFOX 32 (P-8A, 169003, VP-5)
MADFOX 77 (P-8A, 169003, VP-5)
MADFOX 88 (P-8A, 169011, VP-5)
TIGER 06 (P-8A, 169005, VP-8)
TIGER 88 (P-8A, 168760, VP-8)
TALON 01 (P-8A, 168762, VP-16)
TALON 18 (P-8A, 168437, VP-16)
TALON 19 (P-8A, 169337, VP-16)
TRIDENT 02 (P-8A, 168763, VP-26)
TRIDENT 21 (P-8A, 168859, VP-26)
TRIDENT 99 (P-8A, 168763, VP-26)
NAVY LL 03 (P-3C, 162318, VP-30)
NAVY LL 11 P-3C, VP-30)
NAVY LL 58 (P-3C, 162093, VP-30)
NAVY LL 801 (P-8A, 169335, VP-30)
NAVY LL 818 (P-8A, 169324, VP-30)
NAVY LL 826 (P-8A, 169326, VP-30)
NAVY LL 850 (P-8A, 169334, VP-30)
NAVY LL 855 (P-8A, 168429, VP-30)
NAVY LL 860 (P-8A, 168429, VP-30)
NAVY LL 867 (P-8A, 169334, VP-30)
NAVY LL 881 (P-8A, 169328, VP-30)
NAVY LL 889 (P-8A, 169328, VP-30)
NAVY LT 621 (P-3C, 161127, VP-62)

 

GRIFN13
ADS-B track of GRIFFIN 13 (P-8A, 169011, VP-5/CPRW-11) on 11 May 2018

 

Charleston AFB
120.700 – Charleston App/Dep
135.800 – Charleston App/Dep
306.925 – Charleston App/Dep
379.925 – Charleston App/Dep
134.100 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”
349.400 – Charleston AFB “PALMETTO Ops”
266.500 – 437th/315th AW Air-to-Air

BASCO ## (C-17A, 437th/315th AW)
PELICAN 66 (C-17A, 14th AS)
EAGLE 69 (C-17A, 01-0193, 15th AS)

 

EAGLE69
ADS-B track of EAGLE 69 (C-17A, 01-0193, 15th AS) on 7 May 2018; it’s somewhat unusual to see a C-17 send ADS-B data

 

Shaw AFB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
311.200 – 55th FS “SHOOTER Ops”
141.675 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
141.900 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
143.600 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
320.525 – 79th FS “TIGER Ops”
138.150 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
141.150 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
141.700 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
143.200 – 79th FS Air-to-Air

CONAN ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
CUSTER ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
DUDE ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
SPIDER ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
VOODOO ## (F-16CM, 55th FS)
BEAST ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
CLAW ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
DECAY ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
DIESEL ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
HELLCAT ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
SCAR ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
SLASH ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
TURBAN ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)
WILD ## (F-16CM, 79th FS)

 

McEntire ANGB
125.400 – Columbia App/Dep
318.100 – Columbia App/Dep
298.300 – 169th FW “SWAMP FOX Ops”
141.825 – 169th FW V14
140.125 – 169th FW V15

MACE ## (F-16CM, 169th FW)
VIPER ## (F-16CM, 169th FW)

 

Moody AFB
225.450 – 71st RQS

KING 16 (HC-130J, 12-5769, 71st RQS)

 

Ranges/Military Operating Areas
119.225 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
252.900 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
343.750 – Bulldog MOA
354.300 – BEEFEATER ECM Range

 

SEALORD (USN FACSFAC Jax)
120.950 – North Primary
133.950 – South Primary
284.500 – North Primary
267.500 – South Primary
313.700 – North Secondary
349.800 – W-137 Discrete
376.900 – W-137 Discrete
339.700 – SEALORD Discrete

 

Doubleshot (W-161/177)
127.725 – DOUBLESHOT Primary
228.275 – DOUBLESHOT Primary
258.400 – W-161/177 Discrete
279.725 – W-161/177 Discrete

 

Miscellaneous
364.200 – NORAD AICC
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete
324.600 – AR-207
343.400 – VFA-34 Air-to-Air

BONES ## (F-22A, 95th FS)
DIXIE 93 (KC-135R, 57-1453, 117th ARW)
DRAGNET (E-3, 966th ACCS)
DREW 34 flight (2x KC-135R, 6th AMW/927th ARW)
EVAC 64634 (C-130J, 06-4634, 19th AW)
GREYHAWK 31 (C-2A, 162148, VAW-120)
HEARSE ## (F-22A, 95th FS)
KBAR 561 (UC-12F, 163561, MCAS New River)
KEYS 83 (KC-135R, 58-0120, 186th ARW)
LOBO 505 (UC-35D, VMR-1)
NAVY CD 1## (T-45)
OPEC 76 (KC-10A, 87-0121, 305th AMW)
PAT 008 (UC-35A, 98-0008, US Army)
PAT 060 (C-12T, 86-00088, FL ARNG)
PAT 100 (C-12V, 94-00325, WA ARNG)
PAT 145 (C-26D, 91-00503, WI ARNG)
PIRAT 37 (KC-135R, 60-0353, 6th AMW/927th ARW)
QQE460 (Gulfstream?, Qatar Executive)
REACH 251 (KC-10A, 87-0121, 305th AMW)
REACH 414 (C-17A, 07-7174, 436th AW)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 08-5712, 317th AW)
REACH A612 (C-130J, 11-5732, 317th AG)
ROOK 93 (KC-135R, 63-8000, 92nd ARW)
SENTRY 06/GOLIATH (E-3G, 78-0576, 960th ACCS)
SPAR 232 (C-21A, 84-0120, 119th Wing)
WARLOCK 04 (RC-12F, 163563, VXS-1)
SMOKY 39 (Georgia Forestry Aircraft)
LIFESTAR 1 (Bell 407, N407LS, Air Methods)
N53AE (Bell 206L-1, N53AE, AirEvac)
N239AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 96 Jesup)
N269AE (Bell 206L-3, AirEvac 91 Vidalia)
N296AE (Bell 206L-1, AirEvac 95 Statesboro)

 

OPEC76
ADS-B track of OPEC 76 (KC-10A, 87-0121, 305th AMW) on 11 May 2018

 

ARTCC
323.300/133.700 – Jax Center Baxley Low
254.325/125.375 – Jax Center Taylor Low
269.250/133.325 – Jax Center Ocala Low
269.550/124.700 – Jax Center Columbia Low
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
281.550 – Jax Center Georgetown High
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
282.300/135.975 – Jax Center Alma High
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
290.350/132.425 – Jax Center Hunter Ultra High
290.400/132.300 – Jax Center Waycross Low
307.250/126.350 – Jax Center St. Augustine High
317.600/135.750 – Jax Center Cedar Key Low
319.200/127.875 – Jax Center Aiken High
351.700/124.075 – Jax Center Summerville High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Millen Low
379.100/127.950 – Jax Center Charleston Low
135.050 – Jax Center Meta Low/High

269.175/129.925 – Atlanta Center Burne High
273.600/123.950 – Atlanta Center Macon Low
290.375/125.825 – Atlanta Center Macon Ultra High
307.050/126.425 – Atlanta Center Dublin High
322.325/128.100 – Atlanta Center Augusta Low
353.925/125/375 – Atlanta Center Lanier High

255.400/123.650 – FSS

 

USCG
156.8000 – Marine VHF Ch. 16
157.0500 – Marine VHF Ch. 21; Sector Charleston/Station Tybee
157.1000 – Marine VHF Ch. 22
162.3250 – USCG Net 111 (NAC 293); Sector Jacksonville
163.1375 – USCG Net 113 (NAC 293); Station Tybee
164.9000 – USCG Net 118 (NAC 293); Station Brunswick
412.9750 – USCG Net 409 (NAC 293); Sector Jacksonville
413.0000 – USCG Net 410 (NAC 293); Sector Charleston

 

 

 

Sentry Savannah Recap; 23 May 2018

Savannah – I got back into Savannah from Brunswick yesterday morning just in time to catch the last sorties of the latest Sentry Savannah exercise. It proved to be an interesting morning, with flights of F-15s, F-16s, F-22s, and T-38s being controlled by an E-3 and supported by two KC-135s. After the intercepts were over, a flight of F-22s returned to Langley while the other flights returned to their home base or to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP. After lunch, the rest of the F-22As and the T-38s began returning to Langley as a C-40 began picking up support personnel.

Below is a list of frequencies and callsigns in use during this iteration of Sentry Savannah. I don’t have any photographs to post this time since I wasn’t in town very much and when I was the weather wasn’t very cooperative.

119.100/257.800 – Savannah IAP Tower
124.975/279.575 – Hunter AAF Tower
126.200/285.425 – Hunter AAF Base Ops
120.400/353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300/371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
118.400/307.225 – Savannah Approach/Departure

256.875/135.450 – Jax Center Keystone Ultra High
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
281.550 – Jax Center Georgetown High
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
290.350/132.425 – Jax Center Hunter Ultra High
306.300/133.450 – Jax Center Florence Low
317.550/134.375 – Jax Center Charleston Low
319.200/127.875 – Jax Center Aiken High
346.300/133.300 – Jax Center Moultrie Ultra High
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

120.950/284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
313.700 – SEALORD North Secondary
133.950/267.500 – SEALORD South Primary

288.400 – NORAD Discrete; Check-In
293.600 – NORAD Discrete; Intercepts
316.300 – NORAD Discrete; Intercepts
282.600 – AWACS Discrete; Intercepts
254.200 – NORAD Discrete; Aerial Refueling
265.400 – NORAD Discrete; Aerial Refueling
274.400 – Aerial Refueling
278.000 – Aerial Refueling

228.400 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA

237.000 – ADC Ops; 192nd FW “RAPTOR Ops,” 71st FTS “IRON Ops”
139.2125 ($293) – ADC; 192nd FW/71st FTS MOC
233.525 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
257.075 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
262.025 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
296.900 – 192nd FW Air-to-Air
235.900 – 71st FTS Air-to-Air
320.600 – 71st FTS Air-to-Air, Fight Common

251.250 – 125th FW Ops
234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7

311.200 – 55th FS Ops
141.675 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
141.900 – 55th FS Air-to-Air
143.600 – 55th FS Air-to-Air

320.525 – 79th FS Ops
138.150 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
141.150 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
141.700 – 79th FS Air-to-Air
143.200 – 79th FS Air-to-Air

298.500 – Heard in use by another listener between 192nd FW/95th FS flights

BASH (F-22A, 192nd FW)
CORONA (F-22A, 192nd FW)
DEMON (F-22A, 192nd FW)
PANAMA (F-22A, 192nd FW)
RECAP (F-22A, 192nd FW)
SATAN (F-22A, 192nd FW)
SLAM (F-22A, 192nd FW)

IRON (T-38, 71st FTS)
MARLIN (T-38, 71st FTS)
MIG (T-38, 71st FTS)
VODKA (T-38, 71st FTS)
VOODOO (T-38, 71st FTS)

FANG (F-15C, 125th FW)
GATOR (F-15C, 125th FW)
JAGS (F-15C, 125th FW)

CONAN (F-16CM, 55th FS)
DUDE (F-16CM, 55th FS
SPIDER (F-16CM, 55th FS)
VOODOO (F-16CM, 55th FS)

DECAY (F-16CM, 79th FS)
DIESEL (F-16CM, 79th FS)
HELLCAT (F-16CM, 79th FS)
SCAR (F-16CM, 79th FS)
SLASH (F-16CM, 79th FS)
TURBAN (F-16CM, 79th FS)
WILD (F-16CM, 79th FS)

BONES (F-22A, 95th FS)
HEARSE (F-22A, 95th FS)

KEYS 83 (KC-135R, 58-0120, 186th ARW)
EXPO 81 (KC-135T, 58-0086, 141st ARW)
WYLIE 61 (KC-135R, 57-1427, 190th AW)
WYLIE 61 (KC-135R, 62-3572, 190th AW)

DOGHOUSE (325th FW Schoolhouse)
SENTRY 06/GOLIATH (E-3G, 78-0576, 960th ACCS)
HUNTRESS (NORAD EADS)
DRAGON (RTO)

BOXER 42 (C-40C, 02-0201, 113th Wing)