NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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Magic 506 left for OLF Coupeville right before sunset. So from the grainy pic I shot at NASWI I can make out 168..9/NG-506. It looks like 168769/NG-506 so that is what I have added between brackets in the original log.

Any confirmation would be appreciated.


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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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168769 for NG-506 is confirmed. I've seen a photo of it arriving at NI last week.
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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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The DJ wrote: 02 Jul 2021, 08:57 168769 for NG-506 is confirmed. I've seen a photo of it arriving at NI last week.
Thank you.
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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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Another trip to Seattle area saw the following at the NAS Whidbey Island, Sep 15 .

One of the local residents is stepping up their dislike of the NAS and anyone that seems to support the Navy. I have met him and his ugly wife several times over the years but this time was unique. And yes with personal threats. This was off Frostad rd in the approach to rwy 25. The local Sheriff was no help so be fore warned.


C-40A VR-61
166695/695 on ramp


EA-18G VAQ-129
(168933)/NJ-573 on ramp
168903/NJ-542 "Phoenix 11", "Phoenix 41", "Phoenix 51"
168940/NJ-541 "Phoenix 32", "Phoenix 63", "Phoenix 72"
169134/NJ-510 on ramp
169135/NJ-566 "Phoenix 21", "Phoenix 25", "Phoenix 73"
169141/NJ-575 on ramp no nose cone
169146/NJ-521 "Phoenix 31", "Phoenix 61", "Phoenix 71"
169210/NJ-560 "Phoenix 74"
169216/NJ-503 "Phoenix 33", "Phoenix 62"


EA-18G VAQ-130
166900/AC-502 "Zapper 21"


EA-18G VAQ-131
168388/NL-554 "Skybolt 21", "Skybolt 31"
168900/NL-553 nmks on tail on ramp
168937/NL-550 CAG c/s "Skybolt 11", "Skybolt 22", "Skybolt 32"


EA-18G VAQ-134
168765/NL-530 CAG c/s on ramp
168936/NL-531 "Garuda 41"
169129/NL-535 "Garuda 42"


EA-18G VAQ-135
168250/NL-522 "Thunder 11"
168264/NL-524 "Garuda 43"
168772/NL-523 "Thunder 12"


EA-18G VAQ-137
168269/AB-502 "Rook 71"
169127/AB-504 "Rook 81"


EA-18G VAQ-138
168270/NL-510 on ramp
168274/NL-511 "Rampage 11", "Rampage 31"
169137/NL-512 "Rampage 21", "Rampage 33"
169139/NL-514 "Rampage 12", "Rampage 32"


EA-18G VAQ-139
168257/NA-501 on ramp
168258/NA-502 "Warcat 21", "Warcat 31"
168260/NA-504 on ramp
168896/NA-503 "Warcat 22", "Warcat 32"


EA-18G VAQ-140
168252/AG-505 "Talon 12"
168373/AG-503 on ramp
168374/AG-504 on ramp
168375/AG-500 CAG c/s "Talon 11"


EA-18G VAQ-142
168271/NH-503 "Grim 12", "Grim 22", "Grim 32"
168775/NH-501 "Grim 11", "Grim 21", "Grim 31"


EA-18G VAQ-209
166895/AF-500 CAG c/s "Vader 11"
168386/AF-501 "Vader 12"
166939/AF-502 "Vader 22"
168776/AF-503 "Vader 21"


P-3C VQ-1
160764/764 on ramp


P-3C VP-69
161339/339 "Totem 23", "Totem 22"
161588/588 on ramp


P-3C VQ-1
161414/414 on ramp
163001/001 on ramp


P-8A nmks
169546/546 on ramp
169571/571 on ramp


P-8A VP-1
168431/YB-431 on ramp
168757/YB-757 on ramp
169329/YB-329 "Eagle 02"
169337/YB-337 "Eagle 55"
169343/YB-343 "Eagle 16", "Eagle 73"
169347/YB-347 on ramp


P-8A VP-46
169006/RC-006 on ramp
169332/RC-332 on ramp
169346/RC-346 "… 87"
169439/RC-349 on ramp


P-8A VP-47
168758/RD-758 on ramp
168760/760 "Sword 77"
169002/RD-002 "Sword 11"
169334/RD-334 "Sword 85"
169543/543 on ramp


P-8A VP-9
169004/004 on ramp
169544/544 "Ryder 10", "Ryder 11"
169547/547 "Ryder 77"
169548/548 on ramp

Visitors

F/A-18E VFA-136
166826/AG-407 "Gunstar 11"
166827/AG-410 "Gunstar 12"


MH-60S HSC-3
166293/SA-30 "Firehawk 93"


Preserved main gate
NRA-3B 144825/NJ-263 VAH-123
KA-6D 149482/NL-500 VA-52


Preserved @ HWY 20 and Ault Field Rd
A-6E 152907/NE-500 VA-145
EA-6B 158036/NJ-550 VAQ-129



I am pretty sure there are some fatfinger mistakes in there. So if you see any please do let me know.


Cheers,


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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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Thanks for this LOG Tally, and the story about your experience in the approach as well. Hopefully it will improve.
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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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Thanks for posting Tally. Odd to see a VAQ-135 bird with Garuda callsign.
Can you confirm AF501 please?
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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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The DJ wrote: 21 Sep 2021, 09:01 Thanks for posting Tally. Odd to see a VAQ-135 bird with Garuda callsign.
Can you confirm AF501 please?
The two actual Garuda's (Garuda 41 and 42) were armed with AGM-88's and therefore parked at Red Label (TWY D near RWY 32). Garuda 43 was parked on the main ramp.

Garuda 43 could be a recent transfer but she was still in full VAQ-135 markings. Time will tell.

Will check AF501 and let you know.


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Re: NAS Whidbey Island and OLF Coupeville, WA (2021)

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The DJ wrote: 21 Sep 2021, 09:01 Thanks for posting Tally. Odd to see a VAQ-135 bird with Garuda callsign.
Can you confirm AF501 please?
AF-501 is actually 168386. Corrected the log above.


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