SW USA trip our days 1 to 6

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Ergo01
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SW USA trip our days 1 to 6

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Here’s a dirty log of our trip to SW USA. The light is wonderful this time of year.
El Centro NAS December 6, 2016
F18: 169116/NJ-201, 169117/NJ-202, 166869/NJ-144, 166973/NJ-170, 166844/NG-167 CO acft, 166845/NG-177
Also some Navy MH60s that did not fly when we were present.
Yuma MCAS December 6, 2016
AV8: 165566/WE-04, 163864/KD-34, 163207/KD-02, 164545/nc-21. 162971/KD-10, 164152/KD-30, 162963/KD-05, 165420/WL-03, 165572/YX-51 (sp cs), 165573/WL-02, 165579/WL-06, 165429/WE-06, 163883/WE-20, 164130/KD-22
F5: 761541/LS-03, 761576/LS-08, 761556/LS-05, 761526/LS-11
C12: 163559 , 50091
UH1 168500/MV-31, 158527/5Y-04, 168958/SM-02, 168957/SN-15
AH1: 168419/SN-44, 168401/SM-41, 168529/SN-53
C130 165353/NY, 168065/QD
During the day two times a C130 was seen flying in the distance, probably heading to Yuma Proving Grounds
Tucson IAP 7 December 2016
F16 AZ 90-715, AZ 87-361, AZ 89-2156, AZ 89-117, AZ 83-1183, AZ 86-238, AZ 86-210, AZ 89-002, AZ 90-790, AZ 88-469, AZ 88-0156, 1619, 1626, AZ 86-236, AZ 86-285, 1613, 1615, AT 86-241, AT 87-381, AT 88-530, AT 88-502, AZ 87-411, AZ 86-239, HL 89-090, HL 89-067
A10 DM 80-215, DM 79-202 355OG
RO-6A 50348
C146 03068
KC135 71469 Arizona ANG
Iraqi 1615 is the only one with Panthers tail markings.
Davis-Monthan AFB December 7, 2016
A10 DM DM 79-209 355FW, DM 79-196, DM 79-167, nc 78-650, DM 80-270, DM 81-958, DP 79-147, DP 79-150, DP 81-997, DP 79-180, KC 79-119, IN 79-162, DP 79-153, DP 80-173, KC 79-117, KC 79-122, nc 81-966, nc 81-980, DM 78-651, DM 81-981, nc 80-279, DM 78-694, DM 80-159, DM 81-956, nc 82-656
UH60 23344, 23465 Customs
HH60 nc 26198, FT 26222, DR 26224
EC130 DM 73-583
C12 50092
C27 2701 USCG
C35 166939 Marines
For some reason several A10 are flying without DM code. 10 F18s from WT (Marines) were sitting on the Snowbird ramp. Unfortunately no movement, probably night ops.
Luke AFB December 8 , 2016
F16 LF 84-216, LF 84-387, LF 84-318, LF 84-331, LF 83-1160, LF 85-407, LF 84-1294 309 FS, LF 84-382, LF 84-308, LF 85-439 all bl
LF 90-757, LF 90-754, LF 88-163 , LF 88-493, LF 88-508, LF 89-056, LF 89-164, LF 88-161, LF 89-158, LF 89-179, LF 88-173, LF 90-768 310 FS, LF 90-705, LF 90-762, LF 90-708 all bk,
LF 93-706, LF 93-705, LF 93-722, LF 93-817, LF 83-707, LF 93-828, LF 93-721, LF 93-825 all wh
LF 94-273, LF 97-113, LF 94-282, LF 96-036, LF 94-270, LF 96-035, LF 96-034 425 FS, LF 96-034 SPEC, LF 94-281 all red
F35 LF 13-5069, LF 13-5065, LF 13-5078, LF 12-5021, LF 12-5045, LF 12-5055, LF 12-5056 56FW, LF 11-5038, LF 12-5044, LF 12-5058
F35 5087, 5088, 5110, 5111 Norway
LJ60 N57 FAA
Nellis AFB December 9, 2016
F16 HL 89-143 bk, HL 88-486 y, Tbirds 92-888, 91-392, 92-908, 91-466, 91-479 WA 86-283, WA 83-159, WA 86-273, WA 85-418, WA 86-271, WA 84-244, WA 86-267, WA 87-321, OT 87-362, OT 92-926, OT 91-374, OT 90-740, SC 93-545, SC 92-911
F35 WA 13-5082, WA 13-5067, OT 09-5007
A-10 OT 79-199, OT 82-658
A-4 N145EM
As predicted the exercise took place during night time, so no sightings of the B1, B52, C130, E3, E8, and many more that were present.
Thunderbirds carried last three of serial where usually number 1 to 9 is painted.
North Las Vegas AP December 9, 2016
C12 50091
Las Vegas McCarran IAP
C130 21538 Wyoming ANG, UH60 24416, F18 164055/SH-251, 163771/SH-224, 163992/SH-144
Nellis AFB December 10, 2016
U28 80718, MC130 96208, C130 74639, 74636, 74635 C17 10187, 90166, 88197 62 AW F16 911, 545 +2 SC ANG
After a long wait, at dusk some of the exercise aircraft took off.
Mojave December 11, 2016
F18 166789/XE-162, 166857/XE-501
Last edited by Ergo01 on 03 Jan 2017, 20:36, edited 2 times in total.
Lordofthedragons
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Re: SW USA trip our days 1 to 6

Post by Lordofthedragons »

Excellent report..... makes me wanna jump on a plane and go there.

With best regards,
Luyt
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Re: SW USA trip our days 1 to 6

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XE-162 = 166789
XE-501 = 166857
NG-167 = 166844
NG-177 does anyone know the BuNo of this one?
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Re: SW USA trip our days 1 to 6

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NG177 is 166845

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Re: SW USA trip our days 1 to 6

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Thanks for additions, corrections.
Log has been updated.
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