14 June 2019 Charleston/Beaufort Road Trip Scanning Report

On Friday morning, I called an audible and took a short road trip to Charleston, SC to visit Patriot's Point and the North Charleston Fire Museum, then spent the night in Beaufort, SC before going back home on Saturday morning. As usual, I had the mobile station radios going but it was hard to pay … Continue reading 14 June 2019 Charleston/Beaufort Road Trip Scanning Report

10/11 June 2019 Central Georgia Road Trip Scanning Report

On Monday and Tuesday, I took a short road trip to Central Georgia, staying in Warner Robins overnight and visiting the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation on Tuesday before returning to Savannah. Over the course of the trip, I used the mobile station's Uniden Home Patrol 2 and Whistler TRX-2 not just to scan, but … Continue reading 10/11 June 2019 Central Georgia Road Trip Scanning Report

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; May 2019

Despite the last week or so of the month being slower than usual because of the Memorial Day holiday (and my listening opportunities limited for the same reason), May 2019 was a good month for military monitoring in the Coastal Georgia area. There were two standouts in May; the first was the presence of an … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; May 2019

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; May 2019

Mode-S hits from Military, Government, and Public Safety related aircraft as well as various other aircraft that catch my attention from attended monitoring of my RadarBox in Savannah and RadarBox Micro in Brunswick, GA. 0A4005 - GLF4, 7T-VPR, Government of Algeria (X7TVPR on box, GULFTEST 44 on ATC) 194E97 - T154, RF-85655, Russian AF (OPEN … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; May 2019

Royal Air Force KC2 Voyager Refueling VMFAT-501 F-35Bs off of the Georgia/South Carolina Coast

Savannah - Yesterday evening, I caught something unexpected, an RAF KC2 Voyager entering the offshore W-areas controlled by SEALORD. Initially I wasn't able to understand the callsign, but I was able to identify it by its number and its plot on ADS-B Exchange. Shortly thereafter, some F-35Bs from VMFAT-501 at MCAS Beaufort came up and … Continue reading Royal Air Force KC2 Voyager Refueling VMFAT-501 F-35Bs off of the Georgia/South Carolina Coast

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; April 2019

April 2019 was an interesting month for military monitoring in Coastal Georgia. The highlight of the month was the first Sentry Savannah exercise of 2019 at the Georgia Air National Guard Air Dominance Center at Savannah-Hilton Head IAP. There were also two NATO E-3 AWACS operating out of Shaw AFB during part of April; it's … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; April 2019

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; April 2019

Mode-S hits from Military, Government, and Public Safety related aircraft as well as various other aircraft that catch my attention from attended monitoring of my RadarBox in Savannah and RadarBox Micro in Brunswick, GA. Of particular interest in April were two flights: AE66B9/NAVY HC(?) 14 and AE66BA/NAVY EC 14. Neither of these flights sent ADS-B … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; April 2019

Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Savannah - After working nine days in a row, I finally had a day off yesterday and went out to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to do some spotting. Unfortunately I didn't make it out there in time to catch the VMFAT-501 F-35Bs coming back from their morning sortie and they never flew an afternoon sortie, so … Continue reading Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Sentry Savannah Wrap Up – April 2019

Savannah - The April 2019 Sentry Savannah exercise wrapped up last week, with the participants leaving before the Easter weekend began. It's been a busy week since then, so it took me a while to have the opportunity to work on a wrap-up post. The frequencies and callsigns below are what I heard in use … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Wrap Up – April 2019

VMFAT-501 at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - With the MCAS Beaufort Air Show this weekend, VMFAT-501 has sent some of its aircraft to the Georgia Air National Guard Air Dominance Center at the Savannah Hilton-Head IAP. Since VMFAT-501's missions is to train F-35 pilots, they've come to Savannah to continue pilot training operations unhindered by airshow on the ramp/flightline at … Continue reading VMFAT-501 at the Savannah Air Dominance Center