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KNJK/NAF El Centro 2021/MIL

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11 February--80F/27C

US Navy Blue Angels
Boeing F-18E/F

#5 Lead Solo BUNO 165536
#5 Opposing Solo, first a/c BUNO 165539 --came out to end of runway, never took off, went back and switched to #7
#3 BUNO 165663
#2 BUNO 165665
#6 Slot BUNO 165540
#7 Opposing Solo 2nd a/c BUNO 165679 F-18F
somehow I missed getting a BUNO off Boss' jet

morning flight only, because...

VR-57 Conquistadores 'Convoy'
Boeing C-40 Clipper
BUNO 165835 'Convoy 4562'
...came in from NASNI long enough for gas, picked up all Blue Angels personnel and flew off to Pensacola for the weekend.

VFA-122 Flying Eagles
Boeing F-18E 2xx
Boeing F-18F 1xx

NJ 134
NJ 202
NJ 225
NJ 117
NJ 233
NJ 112
NJ 127
NJ 111
NJ 143
NJ 132 #DADBOD--backseater saw the giant lenses outside the fence and waved to us
NJ 131

US Marine Corps HMH-351
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
YN 080 BUNO 163080

US Navy
T-34C
BUNO 160475
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Re: KNJK/NAF El Centro 2021/MIL

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Nice log. These should be the BA's out there.
F/A-18E: 165534, 165536, 165538, 165539, 165540, 165663, 165665, 165666
F/A-18B/D/F: 162419, 163464, 165679
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Re: KNJK/NAF El Centro 2021/MIL

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Nice log,

Hopefully somebody is there to tie up the VFA-122 Rhinos?

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SBGrad wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 18:22 11 February--80F/27C

US Navy Blue Angels
Boeing F-18E/F

#5 Lead Solo BUNO 165536
#5 Opposing Solo, first a/c BUNO 165539 --came out to end of runway, never took off, went back and switched to #7
#3 BUNO 165663
#2 BUNO 165665
#6 Slot BUNO 165540
#7 Opposing Solo 2nd a/c BUNO 165679 F-18F
somehow I missed getting a BUNO off Boss' jet

morning flight only, because...

VR-57 Conquistadores 'Convoy'
Boeing C-40 Clipper
BUNO 165835 'Convoy 4562'
...came in from NASNI long enough for gas, picked up all Blue Angels personnel and flew off to Pensacola for the weekend.

VFA-122 Flying Eagles
Boeing F-18E 2xx
Boeing F-18F 1xx

NJ 134
NJ 202
NJ 225
NJ 117
NJ 233
NJ 112
NJ 127
NJ 111
NJ 143
NJ 132 #DADBOD--backseater saw the giant lenses outside the fence and waved to us
NJ 131

US Marine Corps HMH-351
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
YN 080 BUNO 163080

US Navy
T-34C
BUNO 160475
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Re: KNJK/NAF El Centro 2021/MIL

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25 Feb 2021...Oooops, I did it again

US Navy Blue Angels
Boss F-18E BUNO 165666
#2 F-18E BUNO 165782
#3 F-18E BUNO 165663
Slot F-18F BUNO 165679 //Slot flew a Thunderbird* passenger both flights
Lead Solo Modex 4 F-18E BUNO 165538 (afternoon flight)
Opposing Solo Modex 6 F-18E BUNO 165534
Lead Solo Modex 6 F-18E 165665 (morning flight)
#7 F-18D BUNO 163464 --not part of demo, fam flight or something else after demo was finished

Fat Albert C-130J BUNO 170000 no demo, just took off and returned a couple hours later

USAF Thunderbirds
I've never seen any AF serial numbers on these jets. For both demo flights, they flew 1-2-3-4 in the Diamond, and jet 6 as the only solo. Slot #4 was a 2 seater and took up a Blue Angel** both flights.

*Blue Angels slot passenger had Thunderbird helmet on
**Thunderbirds guests fly with USAF helmets, but the Blue Angel flight suit was a dead giveaway

US Navy HSC-3 Merlins 'Landslide'
SA 04 BUNO 166293 or maybe 292
There were 2 other HSC-3 birds up but I never got near them. At different parts of the day, aircraft were taking off and landing on all 4 runways, so you had to pick your spot.

US Marine Corps VMX-1
Lockheed Martin F-35B
MV 52 BUNO 168312
MV 54 BUNO 169613

US Navy VAQ-129 Vikings
Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 513 BUNO 168372

US Navy Training Wing 1
T-45C Goshawk

VT-7
186, 192, 194, 153, 140, 121, 109 (Tigers CO bird), 111, 102, 107 (Eagles CO bird), 117, 184, 195, 193

VT-9
155, 158

It'll take me a couple days on the photos, but they will be up eventually
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SA04 was 166292 in October 2018.
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SBGrad wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 17:23 USAF Thunderbirds
I've never seen any AF serial numbers on these jets.
The only time I've seen anything is for a short period in the winter when they don't carry their Thunderbird number, and the last three of the serial is visible in that space.
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Ahhhh, that explains what I saw last winter (2020). In January at Nellis they had the 3 digit numbers, but at El Centro in February they were back using the standard 1-6.
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SBGrad wrote: 28 Feb 2021, 16:42 Ahhhh, that explains what I saw last winter (2020). In January at Nellis they had the 3 digit numbers, but at El Centro in February they were back using the standard 1-6.
Those three digit numbers are the last three of the serial.
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Re: KNJK/NAF El Centro 2021/MIL

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Noted over 20/21 April

T45s TW2
B216 167084, B221 167099 spl mrks, B225 163625
B231 163631, B232 , B240 167088,
B241 163641, B242 163642, B244 167089,
B245 167090, B246 163646, B263 165063,
B266 167102, B271 , B275 165072,
B284 165638, B286 165640, B289 165643,
B291 165645, B295 167075, B297 167077
+ 3 others

AV8s VMA231
CG00 165355, CG02 165309, CG07 165389,
CG09 165576, CG10 164557, CG12 165356,
CG14 164558, + 1 other

MV22s VMM365
YM00 168235, YM02 168337, YM04 166725,
YM06 168325, YM08 166738, YM09 167909,
YM11 168225, YM12 168672,
YM00 spl mrks

RAF detachment
Puma XW235 + 2 others
Chinook

C12 169319
T45 TW1 A168
C130 01797 MO ANG
H72 .......28 (11-72228) from ADSB

Above notes as seen
Corrections/additions welcome

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