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

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

NAS Jacksonville P-3 and P-8 Callsigns; February 2015 Update

In December 2013 I put this blog post together in response to a question I received about P-3 and P-8 callsigns at NAS Jacksonville. In the just over a year that has passed, the transition from the P-3 to the P-8 at NAS Jacksonville is almost complete (As a reserve squadron, I wouldn't expect VP-62 to … Continue reading NAS Jacksonville P-3 and P-8 Callsigns; February 2015 Update

Aviation Photos from Hunter AAF; 16/17 September 2014

Savannah - Just before noon today, there were number of fixed wing aircraft in the pattern at Hunter AAF so I decided to go find a spot and do a bit of aviation photography.  In addition to a 165th AW C-130H and VP-30 P-3C, which are regular visitors to the Hunter AAF pattern, there was … Continue reading Aviation Photos from Hunter AAF; 16/17 September 2014

Large Force Exercise over Coastal Georgia

Savannah - Yesterday afternoon, there was a Large Force Exercise in Coastal GA that involved JSTARS, an E-2, a KC-135, F-15Es, F-16s, A-10s, a B-52, a P-3, and an MQ-5.  The offshore SUAs, the Coastal MOAs, and the Fort Stewart MOAs were used for air-to-air combat activity, air-to-surface missions over land, and air-to-surface missions over … Continue reading Large Force Exercise over Coastal Georgia

NAS Jacksonville P-3 and P-8 Callsigns

During the last week, on the MilAir page of this blog,  I was asked about callsigns for the P-8As that are now based at NAS Jacksonville.  It was a good question and something I probably should have pulled together a post about earlier so I decided to go ahead and put something together.  As always, … Continue reading NAS Jacksonville P-3 and P-8 Callsigns

VP-16 Begins Transition to P-8A

According to this article in the Jax Air News VP-16 ceased P-3C operations when they returned from their most recent deployment in June and began the transition to operating the P-8A Poseidon on July 11, 2012.  Flight ops won't begin for approximately two months as the crews do classroom and simulator training.  The current schedule … Continue reading VP-16 Begins Transition to P-8A

VP-16 to Transition to P-8A Poseidon

There is an interesting tidbit toward the end of a Jax Air News article about VP-16 participating in an exercise with Philippines Navy P-3.  After their current deployment to Okinawa, they are scheduled to transition to the P-8A Poseidon (VP-30, the fleet readiness squadron at NAS Jax already has one P-8A): VP-16 is home based … Continue reading VP-16 to Transition to P-8A Poseidon