KNZY/NAS North Island Aug 2021 USN E-6A & C-130T

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KNZY/NAS North Island Aug 2021 USN E-6A & C-130T

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2 August 2021

US Navy Boeing E-6B Mercury--saw it lift off from Pt Loma, ADSBx IDed as BUNO 163919/Hex AEO411. Radio callsign Jill 10.

US Navy VR-62 Lockheed C-130T Hercules. JW 4762/BUNO 164762
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Re: KNZY/NAS North Island Aug 2021 USN E-6A & C-130T

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19 Aug

Northrup F-5N 'MiG-28' all black with red star //binoculars from 1/4 mile, no numbers

US Navy VR-55
Lockheed KC-130T
RU 3311/Buno 163311 ex USAF 85-0046

VRC-30 Providers
Grumman C-2A
36/BUNO 162178

20 Aug

departing via RWY 18--no numbers
Black F-5N Tiger II, Lockheed P-3 Orion

US Navy VR-55
Lockheed KC-130T
RU 3311/Buno 163311 ex USAF 85-0046

VRC-30 Providers
Grumman C-2A
36/BUNO 162178

US Navy post maint. check flight
McDonnell Douglas F-18D
Buno 165687

US Marine Corps VMFA-314 Black Knights
Lockheed Martin F-35C
VW 304/BUNO 169640 //external racks + gun pod
VW-306/BUNO 169704 //external racks + gun pod
2 other -314 birds landed on RWY 18 'Knight 21' and dash 2, no other ID

US Marine Corps VMFAT-502 Flying Nightmares
Lockheed Martin F-35B
WF-537/BUNO 168840 gun pod + external racks
WF-526/BUNO 168724
GC approach to missed approach, once over the runway they raised gear and climbed out to the south

US Air Force
C-17A
Evac 21101 Heavy
landed on 36/no other ID
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Re: KNZY/NAS North Island Aug 2021 USN E-6A & C-130T

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C-17A
Evac 21101 Heavy
landed on 36/no other ID

This, from ADS-B and it's callsign was C-17A 02-1101 from the 758th AS out of Pittsburgh Intl. returning from the Far East. it departed from NZY to SUU (Travis AFB).
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Re: KNZY/NAS North Island Aug 2021 USN E-6A & C-130T

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Le Addeur noir wrote: 21 Aug 2021, 17:42 This, from ADS-B and it's callsign was C-17A 02-1101 from the 758th AS out of Pittsburgh Intl. returning from the Far East. it departed from NZY to SUU (Travis AFB).
After you posted this, kinda by accident I found a page (https://ads-b.nl/index.php?pageno=10001) that lists the Evac flight and also tells me the P-3 was BUNO 161339 'Totem 22' from the Pacific NW (probably Whidbey).

Generally speaking, for myself, with a few exceptions for exceptional aircraft; if I don't get a photo of it, I don't spend too much time chasing numbers.
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Re: KNZY/NAS North Island Aug 2021 USN E-6A & C-130T

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23 August

US Navy VAQ-129 Vikings
Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 542, NJ 565 and at least one other

US Navy VR-61
Boeing C-40A Clipper
BUNO 166695 /CNVY 4205-- from Hawaii
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24 August

US Air Force
Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy
Reach 108 Heavy/87-0029 //serial # from ADSB, flew in from Anderson AFB, Guam

US Navy VAQ-129 Vikings
Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 542 /BUNO 168903
NJ 507 /BUNO 169207
NJ 565

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna'
CASA 212
N434CA
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SBGrad wrote: 24 Aug 2021, 22:07 24 August

US Air Force
Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy
Reach 108 Heavy/87-0029 //serial # from ADSB, flew in from Anderson AFB, Guam

US Navy VAQ-129 Vikings
Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 542
NJ 507
NJ 565

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna'
CASA 212
N434CA
Nice! thinking this is the Vikings' JAEAP det for O/W trng; am betting your side '507' is BuNo 168939 -side 567, this bird sports the RAAF No 6 squadron & 390 ECS logos.
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blazesixate wrote: 26 Aug 2021, 01:46
SBGrad wrote: 24 Aug 2021, 22:07 24 August

US Air Force
Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy
Reach 108 Heavy/87-0029 //serial # from ADSB, flew in from Anderson AFB, Guam

US Navy VAQ-129 Vikings
Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 542
NJ 507
NJ 565

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna'
CASA 212
N434CA
Nice! thinking this is the Vikings' JAEAP det for O/W trng; am betting your side '507' is BuNo 168939 -side 567, this bird sports the RAAF No 6 squadron & 390 ECS flash on the vert stab
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blazesixate wrote: 26 Aug 2021, 01:46 am betting your side '507' is BuNo 168939 -side 567...
You would lose that bet.
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25 August

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna'
DHC-6 Twin Otter
N368SS
N304ML
N344CS

TW-2 NAS Kingsville
McDonnell-Douglas T-45C Goshawk
B/283 BUNO 165637

VFA-125 Rough Raiders 'Raider'
Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II
NJ 443/ BUNO 169791
NJ 445/ BUNO 169798
NJ 442/ BUNO 169702
//very sharp 3 ship overhead break, too bad the humidity was too low for vapor trails

Humorous tower exchange heard over scanner, when tower couldn't decipher who was calling:
Island Tower- Zero Nine, is that 'evil' as in not good, or 'eagle' as in national bird?
Evil Eyes Zero Nine- evil, as in bad
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26 August 1030A-1530P

All departures with one noted exception. Spotted from Pt Loma, too much heat haze + distance for BUNOs, side num only

C-40A Clipper side 981/Convoy 4651
Grumman C-2 Greyhound Password 31, 36 and 22
Boeing EA-18G Growler VAQ-129 NJ 507, NJ 565

One (emergency) landing on RWY 36, into the arresting gear
F-18D VMFAT-101 SH-247 //Shooter 14 reported anomalous altitude + speed readings
wingman F-18C SH-151 flew approach with Shooter 14 and flew off to Miramar after safe landing

27 August 1415P-1800P //many more landings prior to this

VRC-30 Providers 'Password'
Grumman C-2 Greyhound
32/BUNO 162152

VFA-125 Rough Raiders 'Raider'
Lockheed Martin F-35C
NJ 426 / BUNO 169031

US Navy unk Squadron either VRM-50 or VRM-30
Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey
BUNO 169446

T-45C Goshawk
1xx VT-7 Training Wing 1, white A on tail
2xx Training Wing 2, black B on tail

243
299
268

159
149
145
134 //tower complimented these 4 for 'nice break, tight formation'

246
222 //new VT-22 CO bird BUNO 165635
242
117
128

VAQ-129 Vikings 'Viking'
Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 567 //emergency landing, even called squadron Paddles to runway to provide support. Safe landing, no assistance required for 567 to leave runway
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30 August 1400-1730

US Marine Corps VMM-164
Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey
YT-04/BUNO 168603

US Navy VRC-30 Providers
Grumman C-2A Greyhound
20/ gonna have to dump CF card into computer to get BUNO

Rampart Aviation "Kahuna"
Twin Otter
N368SS
N344CS

Dept Homeland Security 'Troy'
Beech 350
N541G /Troy 21

1xx VT-7 Training Wing 1, white A on tail
2xx TW-2 black B on tail
McDonnell-Douglas T-45C Goshawk

267/165067
289/165643
275/165072
246-- was directly overhead, no sight of BUNO
134/165472
270/167104
230/163630
177/16xxxx //might be able to tell more when I dump the CF card into the computer

US Navy
McDonnell Douglas F-18C
Crown 62/BUNO 165222
//guessing this was a maintenance check flight, but never heard the Crown callsign before. When bringing the gear down couldn't get confirmation light. Made low pass over 29 and had tower check gear was down. Orbited NASNI at 2500' for 5 minutes troubleshooting before making an arrested landing on 36. No problems landing and was able to taxi back to the line on his own.

It's not even 0900 local and we've already had half a dozen Goshawks land this morning. Heavy overcast and all landings GC approach. Expecting sun this afternoon.
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Rest of last week-- all the side numbers/BUNOs of the Goshawks I haven't listed before, plus whatever else was in the pattern. 28 different Goshawks that I have numbers for, plus 2 CAG birds that I saw from long range but never got pix of (VT-21 Redhawks CAG + 200/Texas flag bird). I am by no means claiming this is an exhaustive list, just what I have pix of, there may very well be birds I missed. Lincoln came in and the birds all flew home Saturday.

1xx 'B' tails VT-7 Training Wing 1 NAS Meridian
2xx 'A' tails Training Wing 2 NAS Kingsville
McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk

283/165637
243/163643
299/167079
268/165068
159/165601
149/154492
145/165488
134/165477
246/163646
222/165635 VT-22 CAG
242/163642
117/165470
128/165471
177/165619
120/165643
188/165630
186/165628
175/165617
162/165604
255/163655
266/167102
163/165605

US Air Force
Lockheed HC-130J
OT 108 09-0108

US Navy VRC-30 Providers
Grumman C-2A Greyhound
25/BUNO 162145

VRM-30 Titans
Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey
Rudy 37/169444

Boeing C-40A Clipper
BUNO 169792 /Convoy 4740

US Marine Corps
Lockheed KC-130T
QB 108/BUNO 167108

no pix but these 2 also visited this past week

US Navy VX-9 Vampires
F-18F side 222 //giant vampire bat on grey tail
EA-18G side 500

They were used in an aerial change of command ceremony for Naval Base Coronado CO. Video here: https://www.facebook.com/NavalBaseCoron ... 471915363/ //also many of the Goshawks can be seen lined up on the ramp in the background for parts of the video, skip ahead to ~18 minute mark for the jets
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