Naval Air Station North Island Feb 2021 MIL/USAF+USN

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Naval Air Station North Island Feb 2021 MIL/USAF+USN

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16 Feb

Multiple USAF aircraft came in today. Heard some tactical jets in the pattern and while I was walking out to the beach I saw 2 A-10C Thunderbolts landing, pretty sure the earlier a/c were A-10s as well. As far as I know, they didn't leave, so with any luck will get a chance at some numbers later this week.

USAF 19th Airlift Wing Little Rock AFB
Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules
11-5734
16-5883

USN VRM-30 Titans 'Rudy'
Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey
33/BUNO 169440 2 low approaches then landed on 3rd pass

USN VAW-113 Black Eagles
Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
NE 603/BUNO 169073 departure only

USN VR-57 Conquistadores
Boeing C-40B Clipper
5836/BUNO 165836 'Convoy 4844' came from KNUC, gas-n-go to San Clemente

USN Naval Depot
Post Maintenance Check Flight
F-18C
BUNO 164892

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna'
Twin Otter N344CS
CASA-212 N434CA

Department Homeland Security 'Troy'
Beech Super King Air
N610A 'Troy 24'
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Re: Naval Air Station North Island Feb 2021 MIL/USAF+USN

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Hogs over D/B...been a minute, good stuffs
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17th Feb

USAF 354th Fighter Squadron Bulldogs
Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II

DM 981/81-0981
DM 684/78-0684
DM 656/xx-0656 (either 78 or 82)
DM 985/81-0985

Armed with 2 Mavericks apiece and most had at least 1 blue 25lb practice bomb slung as well--don't ask me why they were bringing them back, I doubt if they were all hung ordnance

USN VR-61 NAS Whidbey Is
Boeing C-40B Clipper
BUNO 169036 'Convoy 4902'

There was also 'HIVE 61' a C-130J-30 which landed as I was walking in my front door, I could see it was a stretched Herc but that was all
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18 Feb

Dept Homeland Security
Beech Super King Air
N610A 'Troy 22'

VRM-30 Titans
Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey
30/BUNO 169437 'Rudy 30'

VRC-30 Providers
Grumman C-2 Greyhound
23/BUNO 162177 'Password 23'

USAF 354th Fighter Squadron Bulldogs
Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II
DM 240/80-0240 //declared emergency, crash trucks rolled, shut down on runway with live 30mm ammo--wingman circled for ~10 minutes and when he found out field wouldn't reopen for at least another 1/2 hour (Navy refused to tow the jet until ammo off loaded), he fuel diverted to Miramar. Wingman made low approach right over my head but never got numbers for him

19 Feb

Naval Depot-Post Maintenance Check Flight
Grumman E-2C
BUNO 165820 'Depot 11'

USAF 354th Fighter Squadron Bulldogs
Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II
DM 981/81-0981
DM 684/78-0684

US Navy VFA-86 Sidewinders
Boeing F-18E
AG 306/BUNO 166956

US Navy VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet
Boeing F-18E
AG 404/BUNO 168355

Flight International 'Riptide'
Lear 35
N16FN 'Riptide 16'
N26FN 'Riptide 26'
N27FN 'Riptide 27'

Phoenix Air Group 'Fenix'
Grumman G-159
N171PA 'Fenix01'

//Riptide and Fenix were working offshore with ATAC Hunters and Kfirs flying out of Pt Mugu

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna'
Twin Otter
N368SS 'Kahuna 68'
N403ML 'Kahuna Zero Three'
N344CS Kahuna 44'

Once again, walking home, USAF snuck in a C-130J-30, call sign HIVE 63.
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22 Feb

US Army SC Natl Guard 2-151st AVN
Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota
09-72094
low approach over field only, told tower they were headed back to Imperial Beach

USAF 909th Air Refueling Sq 'Young Tigers'
Boeing KC-135R
ZZ 80093/58-0093 'EVAC 80093'
departure only, too far/too much heat off runway for good photos

US Navy VX-1 Pioneers
Boeing P-8A Poseidon
955/BUNO 167955 'Pioneer 01'
in from Pax River, gas-n-go

Flight International 'Riptide'
Lear 35/36
N26FN
N52FN

Phoenix Air Group 'Riptide'
Gates Lear 35
N527PA 'Riptide 27'

//Riptide out playing with ATAC Kfirs and Hunters again

US Navy/Naval Depot
F-18C
BUNO 164892

US Navy VR-55 Minutemen
Lockheed C-130T
RU 996/BUNO 164996 'Convoy 3264'
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