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; 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

Hurricane Hunters Update and Coast Guard MH-65D Flights to Charleston; 5 October 2015

Savannah - Yesterday, the Hurricane Hunter WC-130Js from the 53rd WRS continued to fly missions to Hurricane Joaquin as it neared Bermuda. TEAL 72 (WC-130J, 97-5303, 53 WRS), TEAL 73 (WC-130J, 97-5305, 53 WRS), and TEAL 71 (WC-130J, 97-5304, 53 WRS) flew Hurricane Joaquin missions from and returning to Hunter AAF. Along with the previously reported frequencies, … Continue reading Hurricane Hunters Update and Coast Guard MH-65D Flights to Charleston; 5 October 2015

Hurricane Hunters Continue to Fly Hurricane Joaquin Missions out of Hunter AAF, WB-57 NASA 928 Scheduled from Robins AFB

Savannah - 53rd WRS WC-130J Hurricane Hunter aircraft are continuing to fly missions to Hurricane Joaquin from Hunter AAF in Savannah. TEAL 72 (WC-130J, 97-5303, 53 WRS) arrived back at Hunter from the mission it flew around 0315 local/0715 UTC this morning. Just before 0400 local/0800 UTC, TEAL 73 (WC-130J, 97-5305, 53 WRS) departed Hunter headed … Continue reading Hurricane Hunters Continue to Fly Hurricane Joaquin Missions out of Hunter AAF, WB-57 NASA 928 Scheduled from Robins AFB

Hurricane Hunters Flying Joaquin Missions out of Hunter AAF in Savannah

Updated at 1945 local, 03 October 2015 Savannah - Hurricane Hunter WC-130Js from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler AFB are flying missions into Hurricane Joaquin from Hunter AAF in Savannah, GA. Over the last 24 hours, I've caught three WC-130Js on both the radios and Mode-S arriving at and leaving Hunter: WC-130J, 97-5303, … Continue reading Hurricane Hunters Flying Joaquin Missions out of Hunter AAF in Savannah

2012 Chatham County Hurricane Frequencies

Amateur Radio In the event of a hurricane, Amateur Radio would of course play a large part in the response to the storm. Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) would activate to support state and local emergency management. Other organizations would activate to respond to the hurricane in other capacities. ARES, when activated will use … Continue reading 2012 Chatham County Hurricane Frequencies