MDTC Underway at MCAS Beaufort

Savannah - Yesterday morning's monitoring indicated that there's MDTC (Marine Division Tactics Course) underway at MCAS Beaufort. An MDTC usually takes place in January and this year seems to be no different. Flights of MAG-31 F/A-18s using the callsigns LATCH and SALEM (callsigns traditionally used by MDTC flights at MCAS Beaufort) and VMFAT-501 F-5Ns using … Continue reading MDTC Underway at MCAS Beaufort

A Hidden Gem – the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC

The second visit on third and last day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC. Located in the shadow of the Universtiy of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium, it's operated by the South Carolina National Guard and located in the Guard's compound on National Guard Rd off … Continue reading A Hidden Gem – the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC

A Visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

The first stop on the third and final day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC. I'd been to Riverbanks before, but it was years ago and found it to be much improved than I remembered. They have a large and varied collection of animals and … Continue reading A Visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

The North Carolina Transportation Museum – a Little Something For Almost Any Fan of Motorized Vehicles

The last stop in North Carolina on my road trip was the North Carolina Transportation Museum, a state historic site and museum in Spencer, NC not far north of Charlotte. Quite literally, there's something for just about anyone who is a fan of motorized transportation at this museum. The museum is housed in the remaining … Continue reading The North Carolina Transportation Museum – a Little Something For Almost Any Fan of Motorized Vehicles

Aviation Photography and Airport Monitoring from the Charlotte Airport Overlook

While researching the Carolinas Aviation Museum before my road trip, I noticed on Google Maps that Charlotte Douglas IAP (CLT) has an airport overlook. After visiting the museum and grabbing a bite to eat, I drove the short distance to the overlook to watch and listen to the airport activity. The overlook is a parking … Continue reading Aviation Photography and Airport Monitoring from the Charlotte Airport Overlook

The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

The first stop of the second day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Carolinas Aviation Museum located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. As aviation museums go, it's not very large, nowhere near the size of the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB or the National Naval Aviation Museum at … Continue reading The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

The Greenville Zoo – a Small but Interesting Zoo

I wasn't aware that Greenville, SC had a zoo until I started searching for things to do to replace the Cowpens and Kings Mountain battlefields that were closed due to the government shutdown during my vacation trip. I visited it after Musgrove Mill and the BMW Zentrum on the first day of my road trip … Continue reading The Greenville Zoo – a Small but Interesting Zoo

A Visit to the Zentrum at the BMW Factory in Spartanburg, SC

Another stop on the first day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Zentrum at the BMW factory in Spartanburg, SC. Located just off of I-85 at Exit 60, the Zentrum is a combination museum and showroom that shows off both BMW's history and their current products. Prominently displayed near the center of … Continue reading A Visit to the Zentrum at the BMW Factory in Spartanburg, SC

A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

On 8 January 2019, I visited the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton, SC, the site of a Patriot victory over Loyalists and Provincials during the American Revolution. Also within the park is Horseshoe Falls, a waterfall on Cedar Falls Creek near the Enoree River. There are two trails on the site, one that … Continue reading A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8-10 January 2019

Yesterday, I left Charlotte, NC for Columbia, SC to visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens and the South Carolina Military Museum. Afterward, I came back to Savannah, ending the trip. I'll be posting about the places I visited on the trip over the next few days: Musgrove Mill State Park, the BMW Zentrum, the Greenville … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8-10 January 2019