Aviation Assets for PATRIOT SOUTH Exercise at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

I wasn't in Savannah last week, so I didn't have a chance to monitor the Patriot South exercise that took place in Savannah until I got back to town on Friday. While I was in Brunswick, I did get a few snippets, but on the whole, I was out of range with the equipment I … Continue reading Aviation Assets for PATRIOT SOUTH Exercise at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

21st FS F-16s and 14th FTW T-38s at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - Last week, F-16s from the 21st Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB and T-38s from the 14th FTW at Columbus AFB arrived at the Georgia Air National Guard's Air Dominance Center (ADC) at Savannah-Hilton Head IAP for training. The 21st FS, the unit that trains Taiwan Air Force F-16 pilots, has visited here for … Continue reading 21st FS F-16s and 14th FTW T-38s at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Gulfstream Aircraft Return to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP from Lakeland, FL After Hurricane Florence

Savannah - Yesterday afternoon, I caught what seemed to be the return of Gulfstream Savannah Service Center aircraft from Hurricane Evacuation to Lakeland Florida due to Hurricane Florence. A few came in early in the day, but during the afternoon, the majority arrived one after the other. Watching with my Mode-S/ADS-B receiver, they practically formed … Continue reading Gulfstream Aircraft Return to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP from Lakeland, FL After Hurricane Florence

Sentry Savannah July 2018 Update

Savannah - I haven't had a lot of monitoring time, but I have been able to listen to a few more morning sorties and other listeners have contributed what they've heard, so I've got an update for what should be the last couple of days of the current Sentry Savannah exercise. Paul, KJ4FAV also provided … Continue reading Sentry Savannah July 2018 Update

Third Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2018 Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - Earlier this week with my Mode-S receiver in Brunswick, I picked up a couple of KC-135s departing the Savannah area for the Special Use Areas off of Savannah.  Since KC-135s are permanent residents at Savannah IAP or Hunter AAF, that activity usually indicates that there is an exercise going on. Some of the … Continue reading Third Sentry Savannah Exercise of 2018 Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Listening to Gulfstream Aerospace G500 and G600 Testing

Savannah - Gulfstream Aerospace is well along in flight testing of their new G500 and G600 models. Both aircraft are being built at and tested out of Gulfstream's factory in Savannah at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. If you live near the Georgia coast, you can hear some of the testing activity of these aircraft … Continue reading Listening to Gulfstream Aerospace G500 and G600 Testing

Sentry Savannah Recap; 23 May 2018

Savannah - I got back into Savannah from Brunswick yesterday morning just in time to catch the last sorties of the latest Sentry Savannah exercise. It proved to be an interesting morning, with flights of F-15s, F-16s, F-22s, and T-38s being controlled by an E-3 and supported by two KC-135s. After the intercepts were over, … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Recap; 23 May 2018

Sentry Savannah Update; 16 May 2018

Savannah - Yesterday, I posted about a Sentry Savannah exercise being underway out of the Savannah Air Dominance Center. Yesterday's activity, despite being cut short by bad weather during the afternoon sortie, was far bigger than Tuesday's activity and included participation by F-16s from the 55th and 79th Fighter Squadrons from Shaw AFB as well … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Update; 16 May 2018

Another Sentry Savannah Exercise Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - Last week, F-22As from the 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard and T-38s from the 71st Fighter Training Squadron, both from Langley AFB, arrived at the Savannah Air Dominance Center at the Savannah - Hilton Head International Airport. Given the timing of their arrival, I'm not sure if they are considering this … Continue reading Another Sentry Savannah Exercise Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Crash of 156th Airlift Wing WC-130H in Savannah, GA

Savannah - I wasn't in Savannah or awake to hear any of the communications surrounding the Puerto Rico Air National Guard 156th Airlift Wing WC-130 that crashed earlier this week, but still thought I needed to write up some sort of post about it. Before I go any further, my condolences go out to the … Continue reading Crash of 156th Airlift Wing WC-130H in Savannah, GA