January Blog Update: No MilCom Recap, New Air-to-Air Frequencies, Moody AFB Update

As I posted on social media a few days ago, I won't be doing a January MilCom Recap or Mode-S log. I've been busy with work, was down with the sinuses, and have also been busy trying to get ready for a vacation trip next week. In the meantime, there are some updates to pass … Continue reading January Blog Update: No MilCom Recap, New Air-to-Air Frequencies, Moody AFB Update

MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 and F-35 Squadron Frequency Changes

Brunswick - The USMC MAG-31 F/A-18 squadrons and the F-35B FRS squadron at MCAS Beaufort have recently undergone a number of air-to-air and Base frequency changes, leading to an update of my Milair page, but I thought I would also make those changes a blog post as well. A basic overview is that VMFA-115 has … Continue reading MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 and F-35 Squadron Frequency Changes

Interesting F/A-18 and F-15C Air-to-Ground Combat Training at Townsend Range and the Coastal MOA

Savannah - Over the last few days, from both home and from the mobile station, I have had the chance to listen to some very interesting air-to-ground combat training from Townsend Range and the Coastal MOA between Savannah and Brunswick in coastal Georgia. F/A-18s based out of MCAS Beaufort along with F/A-18s from NASJRB Fort … Continue reading Interesting F/A-18 and F-15C Air-to-Ground Combat Training at Townsend Range and the Coastal MOA

Weekend Radio – 20/21 August 2016

Savannah - I haven't had the opportunity to play radio recently, but this weekend I had a lot of fun receiving and transmitting. On the scanning side, it was a fairly active MilAir weekend and on the amateur radio side of things, it was International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) so the airwaves were a target … Continue reading Weekend Radio – 20/21 August 2016

VMFA-251 Thunderbolts Return to MCAS Beaufort

This morning, VMFA-251 began returning from their deployment aboard the USS Enterprise, CVN-65 with CVW-1.  TBOLT 01-08 flight arrived at MCAS Beaufort using Tac 1, 290.000 and passing arrival info to their Base on 313.800.  The Navy News article below gives more info on the return of the USS Enterprise and her Carrier Air Wing … Continue reading VMFA-251 Thunderbolts Return to MCAS Beaufort

VMFA(AW)-224 F/A-18D Crashes Offshore of SC

http://www2.wsav.com/sav/news/local/article/south_carolina_marines_recovering_after_fighter_jet_crash/105146/I caught the tail end of the SAR after eating dinner and before going to Church this evening. At the time I wasn't sure if it was a fighter, but I knew that it was not a drill. 282.800, SAR Common was being used and 413.000, CG 410 was being used. There were also related … Continue reading VMFA(AW)-224 F/A-18D Crashes Offshore of SC

Runway Maintenance at MCAS Beaufort, Some Squadrons Train out of Savannah

There is runway maintenance on the runway intersection at MCAS Beaufort which prevents the base's F/A-18 Hornets from flying out of the airfield until repairs are completed. As a result, some of the squadrons are temporarily operating out of Savannah IAP. Aircraft from VMFA-122 (NIKELs), VMFA-251 (TBOLTs), and VMFA-312 (CHECKs) are at Savannah IAP this … Continue reading Runway Maintenance at MCAS Beaufort, Some Squadrons Train out of Savannah

VMFA-251 Back in the Air

Over the last couple of days, I've heard VMFA-251's F/A-18s back in the air after their recent deployment aboard the USS Enterprise. Like VFA-86, who also deployed on the Enterprise, VMFA-251 has resumed using their same Base and Tac frequencies now that they have returned to MCAS Beaufort.313.800 - VMFA-251 Base290.000 - VMFA-251 Tac 1327.475 … Continue reading VMFA-251 Back in the Air

Thunderbolts, Sidewinders return from 6-month deployment

From Marine Corps News:MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C.-(Dec. 21, 2007) -- Hundreds of families and friends braved the cold weather to welcome home their Marines and sailors from a six-month deployment aboard the USS Enterprise, Saturday and Sunday.More than 400 Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, Sidewinders of Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 86 and Stingers from … Continue reading Thunderbolts, Sidewinders return from 6-month deployment