LOG NAS Lemoore 23-03-2018

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LOG NAS Lemoore 23-03-2018

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Hi there,

Cost me some time to sort out our log from last Friday. We saw a total of 180+ hornets, of which the below were identified. So so many in the big hangars were seen, but not IDd! What a huge base, and a lot of flying. Beginning of April 3 squadrons will depart to ship(s) and 3 will return home.

All serials straight from the camera. So a lot of codes I just noticed partially. Any help, updates is more then welcome. As this comes straight from excel, I hope the format stays ok a bit. Here as well, all serials, codes are on picture.

The 8 Marines hornets were on tdy for couple of weeks. A number of other Miramar ones were / are currently at Fallon.

The base currently has 10 F-35s. We though counted 7 of them and saw 3 flying, but I missed one ;-)

AB-302 F/A-18 VFA-136
AB-307 F/A-18 VFA-136
AB-310 F/A-18 VFA-136
NH-101 F/A-18 VFA-154
NH-114 F/A-18 VFA-154
101 F/A-18
102 F/A-18
103 F/A-18
111 F/A-18
115 F/A-18
122 F/A-18
142 F/A-18
164 F/A-18
166 F/A-18
172 F/A-18
204 F/A-18
211 F/A-18
212 F/A-18
213 F/A-18
214 F/A-18
224 F/A-18
235 F/A-18
251 F/A-18
254 F/A-18
307 F/A-18
NG-100 F/A-18
NH-312 F/A-18
NJ-104 F/A-18
NJ-122 F/A-18
NJ-124 F/A-18
NJ-125 F/A-18
NJ-127 F/A-18
NJ-132 F/A-18
NJ-146 F/A-18
NJ-150 F/A-18
NJ-151 F/A-18
NJ-207 F/A-18
NJ-235 F/A-18
164707 WT-17 F/A-18C VMFA-232
164907 WT-24 F/A-18C VMFA-232
165184 WT-04 F/A-18C VMFA-232
165186 WT-01 F/A-18C VMFA-232
165193 WT-12 F/A-18C VMFA-232
165195 WT-13 F/A-18C VMFA-232
165227 WT-10 F/A-18C VMFA-232
WT-03 F/A-18C VMFA-232
165673 NJ-106 F/A-18E VFA-122
165788 F/A-18E
165789 NH-303 F/A-18E VFA-146
165791 NJ-233 F/A-18E
165870 NE-305 F/A-18E
165871 NE-303 F/A-18E nm
165879 NJ-107 F/A-18E VFA-122
165921 NJ-153 F/A-18E VFA-122
166428 NH-306 F/A-18E VFA-146
166432 NH-311 F/A-18E nm VFA-146
166437 F/A-18E
166818 AB-312 F/A-18E
166820 AB-300 F/A-18E VFA-136
166821 AB-301 F/A-18E VFA-136
166823 AB-303 F/A-18E VFA-136
166824 AB-304 F/A-18E VFA-136
166825 AB-305 F/A-18E VFA-136
166914 NJ-222 F/A-18E VFA-122
166948 F/A-18E
166953 AG-303 F/A-18E VFA-86
166966 F/A-18E
166977 F/A-18E
168468 NG-214 F/A-18E VFA-14
168471 NG-400 F/A-18E VFA-41
168472 NG-402 F/A-18E VFA-41
168473 NG-403 F/A-18E VFA-151
168474 NG-404 F/A-18E
168476 NG-406 F/A-18E VFA-41
168477 NG-407 F/A-18E VFA-41
168479 NG-411 F/A-18E VFA-151
168480 NG-401 F/A-18E VFA-151
168481 NG-210 F/A-18E VFA-14
168482 NG-211 F/A-18E VFA-14
168867 NG-300 F/A-18E VFA-97
168868 NG-203 F/A-18E VFA-14
168870 NG-303 F/A-18E VFA-97
168873 NG-306 F/A-18E VFA-97
168874 NG-307 F/A-18E VFA-97
168875 NG-310 F/A-18E VFA-97
168876 NG-311 F/A-18E VFA-97
168915 NG-205 F/A-18E VFA-14
168927 NG-200 F/A-18E VFA-14
169117 NJ-202 F/A-18E VFA-122
169122 NJ-203 F/A-18E VFA-122
168476? NG-410 F/A-18E VFA-41
168872 NG-305 F/A-18E VFA-97
NG-201 F/A-18E VFA-14
NG-202 F/A-18E VFA-14
NG-206 F/A-18E VFA-14
NG-212 F/A-18E VFA-14
165802 NJ-100 F/A-18F VFA-122
165886 NJ-110 F/A-18F
165922 NJ F/A-18F
165923 NJ-165 F/A-18F
166455 NJ-137 F/A-18F
166611 NJ-120 F/A-18F
166666 NE-166 F/A-18F VFA-2
166844 NG-101 F/A-18F VFA-41
166845 NG-102 F/A-18F VFA-41
166847 NG-104 F/A-18F VFA-41
166848 NG-105 F/A-18F VFA-41
166849 NG-106 F/A-18F VFA-41
166854 NG-113 F/A-18F VFA-41
166877 NH-104 F/A-18F VFA-154
166880 NH-107 F/A-18F VFA-154
166881 NH-110 F/A-18F
166923 NJ-152 F/A-18F VFA-122
166924 NJ-151 F/A-18F
166982 NJ-106 F/A-18F
168475 NG-405 F/A-18F VFA-41
166851 NG-110 F/A-18F VFA-41
NJ-175 F/A-18F VFA-122
NH-100 F/A-18F VFA-154
NH-103 F/A-18F VFA-154
169034 NJ-404 F-35C VFA-125
169160 NJ-406 F-35C VFA-125
165753 7S MH-60S
165755 01/7S MH-60S
160472 NJ-472 T-34C VFA-122
160949 NJ-949 T-34C VFA-122
160506 NJ-506 T-34C VFA-122
NG-112
NG-115

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Oz
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Re: LOG NAS Lemoore 23-03-2018

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Nice Log Oscar Thanks!!!
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Looks like a perfect day!!!!!!
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Could you confirm if 166982 is NJ106 or NH106? You have 165673 as NJ106.
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Re: LOG NAS Lemoore 23-03-2018

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Thanks for these useful notes.

/NJ-151 was 165924 in Mar18, not 166... .

Makes me suspect /NJ-152 might also have a 5, not a 6, as its third digit.
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How are photo opportunities from the outside?
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They are doing a meeting in september but they have some "difficulties" to give a program. For the moment, it's veeerrrrryyyyy poor.
Hope it will change shortly.
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Tigerspoon wrote:How are photo opportunities from the outside?
Virtually non-existant...
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pjotrtje wrote:
Tigerspoon wrote:How are photo opportunities from the outside?
Virtually non-existant...
I don't agree.... Reeves blvd is open to public en goes quite close along the western runway. Morning views and pictures should be not bad if you go to that monument (which is at the beginning of the runway).

At least this was the situation back in 2018, but I was on base, so don't have pictures from that position (but we drove on that road ourselves).
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Oscar01 wrote:
pjotrtje wrote:
Tigerspoon wrote:How are photo opportunities from the outside?
Virtually non-existant...
I don't agree.... Reeves blvd is open to public en goes quite close along the western runway. Morning views and pictures should be not bad if you go to that monument (which is at the beginning of the runway).

At least this was the situation back in 2018, but I was on base, so don't have pictures from that position (but we drove on that road ourselves).
thanks a lot.
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Oscar01 wrote:
pjotrtje wrote:
Tigerspoon wrote:How are photo opportunities from the outside?
Virtually non-existant...
I don't agree.... Reeves blvd is open to public en goes quite close along the western runway. Morning views and pictures should be not bad if you go to that monument (which is at the beginning of the runway).

At least this was the situation back in 2018, but I was on base, so don't have pictures from that position (but we drove on that road ourselves).
I guess you didn’t stop there and took pictures...? :wink: You are right, it is open to the public when taking the bypass. But you will be met with a lot ( ! ) of security checking you out, very often...
If anything, the west side of the west runway has roads leading up to the fence. You are on a farmer’s land, but you will be able to see and shoot from there.

As I said, ‘virtually non-existant’, not ‘impossible’ but there are much better places picture-wise. But I can’t speak for Tigerspoon’s requirements. @Tigerspoon: Did you try getting on base?
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At least there were a lot of locals just standing and watching planes from that monument. I agree, picturewise it's not the best, but for numbers, if they use that runway, it's very good....

And you are correct, we cannot speak for others.

If you wanna try on base, I believe they have now stopped individual tours (if you go through PAO), and do a tour / option every quarter (at least that was the plan last year). Always worth trying to get on base.

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@Tigerspoon: Did you try getting on base?

No i have not, but will get in touch with them to try.
thank you all for the info.
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