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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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Catching up on some recent visitors. Last week 457FS/TX F16s arrived to replace the South Dakota aircraft. They brought in
85-1410, 1412, 1467, 1472, 1493, 1554
86-0219, 0244

On March 26 three VFA-204 F/A18s arrived
164217/AF406, 164647/AF-407 and 164215/AF-413 (this one in grey aggressor scheme)

On April 2nd four VMFA-312 F/A18s arrived
164952/DR-202, 165174/DR-203, 164970/AF-204 and 164891/DR-205
They were joined the following day by 165532/DR-212
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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Arriving yesterday were some F15s, first off 131FS MA ANG coded MA with red fin stripes:

78-0520
78-0544
79-0064
80-0004
84-0013
85-0122
85-0125 "104FW"
85-0134
Two flights of four, the second of which was "Hawk 31" flight

Followed by 123FS OR ANG all with red fin stripes
78-0473
78-0482
82-0016
84-0003
84-0026
84-0031
85-0094
85-0130
Again two flights of four, "Redhawk 11" and "Redhawk 21" flights

Finally a pair of VMFA(AW)-533 F/A18s landed as "Hawk 83" flight will hopefully check them today

There were three C17s in on Thursday, presumably support for the Eagles
94-0070 rd/wt 167AS WV ANG
96-0005 bl/wt 137AS NY ANG
00-0183 bl/yl 156AS NC ANG
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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foc1 wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 14:28 Arriving yesterday were some F15s, first off 131FS MA ANG coded MA with red fin stripes:

78-0520
78-0544
79-0064
80-0004
84-0013
85-0122
85-0125 "104FW"
85-0134
Two flights of four, the second of which was "Hawk 31" flight

Followed by 123FS OR ANG all with red fin stripes
78-0473
78-0482
82-0016
84-0003
84-0026
84-0031
85-0094
85-0130
Again two flights of four, "Redhawk 11" and "Redhawk 21" flights

Finally a pair of VMFA(AW)-533 F/A18s landed as "Hawk 83" flight will hopefully check them today

There were three C17s in on Thursday, presumably support for the Eagles
94-0070 rd/wt 167AS WV ANG
96-0005 bl/wt 137AS NY ANG
00-0183 bl/yl 156AS NC ANG

I'd call that a good day.

Next week some more Spads are supposed to arrive.
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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Not a bad day! Got room for more Spads though

There were four F/A18s this morning, they left for Cecil as Hawk 81-84

164735/ED-735
165531/ED-531
165684/ED-684
164973/VE-02 in VMFA-115 marks

One other Hawk theme from yesterday was T45C 165625/A-183 TW-1 at the FBO
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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Very nice!
Where are the F-15 going?
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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I think they are in for an exercise. Probably a Savannah Sentry
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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I can confirm that Sentry Savannah is happening, albeit a couple months later than usual. The 165th AW said some things about it on their Instagram story.
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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120FS CO ANG F16s and Draken International Let 159s are also taking part in the exercise from KSAV
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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The Colorado F16s are

(86)-0345
86-0360
86-0363
86-0370
(87)-0227
(87)-0231
87-0237
87-0268
(87)-0279
87-0284

Let 159s noted so far
N257EM grey
N259EM grey
N275EM sand camo
Plus one more to be confirmed

Visiting but not related were the following F/A18 VMFA-312
165174/DR-203
164970/DR-204
165410/DR-215
Plus DR-214 which I couldn't read
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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Thanks a lot for the information!
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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165685 for DR-214
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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The fourth L159 is N270EM
FYs for the CO F16s 345, 227 & 231 confirmed as above
Visiting Wednesday 14th were
12-0335 C145A
6547 MH64D HITRON
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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Sentry finished up today with most of the aircraft headed home. On Wednesday 21st, four VMFAT-502 F35s stopped in after the morning mission then departed with the afternoon launch. Calling "Nightmare 11" flight I read codes WF-531, 537, 541 and one that had no unit marks or code. Unfortunately no chance for BuNos with the haze
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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The TX F16s remained after Sentry finished (86)-0222 in the low-viz scheme has arrived and may have replaced 0219 which I did not see today
Visiting Monday 26th were four 122FS LA ANG F15s coded JZ
Only last threes noted due to haze: 009, 035, 036, 041
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Re: Savannah/KSAV 2021

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Four 104FS/MD ANG A10Cs noted today departing to home base
78-0640, 0682, 0702, 0705 all coded MD with flag fin stripe
also visiting the FBO were some Army helos
CH47F 09-08070, 10-08076
UH72A 11-72229, 13-72283 (as Raven 29/83)
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