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Savannah/KSAV 2021

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The OK F16s have finally gone home having been here since September

They have been replaced by eight 175FS/SD ANG aircraft

88-0428, 0438, 0463, 0485
89-2064, 2086, 2124, 2125.
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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1-) A USAF C-37A (01-0030) landed on 01/03/2021 and was noted at the Gulfstream service center.
2-) A green G550 (N584GA) has been over by the G700 hangars for the past month or so. It's registered to the USAF, despite the Gulfstream registration, but is listed as a future MC-55A Peregrine for the Royal Australian Air Force. I originally assumed that it would become a C-37B (or related variant) due to the USAF ownership.
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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A Nigerian Air Force Gulfstream G550 (5N-FGW) was at the service center last night, 01/09/2021. The Tanzanian Government G550 (5H-ONE) was parked nearby.
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A USCG C-37A (01) was noted at the service center, 01/10/2021. A 165th AW C-130H (94-6708) also departed on a sortie shortly before sunset.
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01/16/2021:
1-) USAF KC-135R (57-2603) was parked near the local Civil Air Patrol building
2-) USAF C-37A (01-0030) departed as "VALOR30," the same callsign under which it arrived a couple weeks ago
3-) A future Israeli Air Force G550 CAEW "Eitam" (N552GD) was seen parked outside the modifications hangar again. This is the same one I photographed on 12/12/2020.
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01/17/2021:
1-) The G550 CAEW "Eitam" (N552GD) was still parked outside the mods hangar
2-) The KC-135R was also in the same position as last night
3-) Tanzanian Government G550 (5H-ONE) was noted partially sticking out of a hangar at the Gulfstream service center with engines removed
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01/19/2021:
2 USCG MH-60T Jayhawks were noted on the Signature ramp. I was only able to read off one: 6019
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01/23/2021:
1-) The future Israeli Eitam (N552GD) is still sitting out in the open
2-) A previously unseen/un-noted G550 CAEW (N967GA) was towed into a hangar near the G700 buildings. There was another G550 in the hangar but I was unable to read off the registration.
3-) A Gabonese Government G650ER was on the ramp at the G650 service center
4-) 141 ARW KC-135R (57-1502) arrived as "EXPO82" from Fairchild AFB
5-) 2 T-1A Jayhawks (95-0041 and 95-0060) from Columbus AFB (48th FTS "Alley Cats") arrived not too long after the -135. -0041 did a couple touch and gos while -0060 landed after the first aircraft.
6-) A CH-53E (165251) from MCAS New River (HMHT-302 "Phoenix") was noted on the cargo ramp. A sister aircraft, 161181, arrived later in the afternoon and did several circuits around SAV.
7-) 2 T-45Cs were at Signature but I wasn't able to read off the registrations
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Thanks for the log!
Are you sure about 161181? It was noted Struck off charge 02nov04
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I am positive that it's 161181. It was apparently reactivated at AMARG in 2010 (link: https://www.defense-aerospace.com/artic ... -h_53.html).
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Thanks for the link, and the logs!
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Noted on the FBO ramp this morning was unmarked AH1Z 169835
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01/30/2021:
1-) Algerian Air Force G-IV(SP) (7T-VPM) was noted on a run-up pad doing some engine runs
2-) Chilean Air Force G-IV (912) was at the service center
3-) 3 US Navy T-6B Texan IIs were at the FBO: 166023, 166232, and 166217
4-) USAF KC-135R (63-8008) arrived shortly before sunset; equipped with underwing refueling pods
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01/31/2021:
1-) The future Israeli Eitam (N552GD) was briefly pulled out of the hangar for an engine run
2-) The future Aussie Peregrine (N584GA) was still outside the modifications hangar and was briefly started up for some checks shortly after the Israeli jet was pulled back into the hangar
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02/07/2021:
1-) KC-135T (59-1471) was parked near the local CAP building. The Air Dominance ramp is no longer visible since they put up some dark mesh-type material on the fence.
2-) 3 UH-60s took off in formation (the numbers on the tails were 0-26890, 0-26967, and 0-26966). I'm not the best with Army registrations so I'm guessing the 0s stand for "00" or something similar.
3-) A Japan Coast Guard G550 (JA502A) was at the service center. There is no information available about this airframe at the moment, indicating that this is a new development. I'm assuming that this aircraft is at the center of the deal signed by Marubeni Aerospace (Japan) in 2020 (proposed in 2019) to supply the JCG with a G550 as a supplement for their existing pair of older G-V maritime patrol jets.
4-) 2 of the South Dakota ANG F-16s returned after a mission: 88-0438 and 88-0463
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