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by SBGrad
21 Nov 2020, 18:08
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020

Yes, it was Vikings 577, fixed above.

20 November

Rudy Three Two/169439 CMV-22B Osprey VRM-30
NJ 242/BUNO 166608 F-18E VFA-122 gas-n-go
Bell Zero One 91708/JG-1708/BUNO 169429 V-22B Osprey JGSDF
by SBGrad
21 Nov 2020, 16:30
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island Nov 2020 MIL
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island Nov 2020 MIL

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50629071831_201cb74330_k.jpg CAG leading a 3 ship formation https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50628325273_349d36b2a6_k.jpg Never seen this pod on a Riptide bird before--it houses a reel and cable for streaming surface to air targets https://live.staticflickr.co...
by SBGrad
19 Nov 2020, 21:12
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020

18 Nov

VAQ-140 Patriots
Boeing EA-18G Growler

AG 500/168375 CAG bird
AG 503/168373
AG 504/168374

19 Nov

from binoculars, approx 1/4-1/2 mile away

VFA-14 Tophatters
Boeing F-18E
CAG bird landing
by SBGrad
19 Nov 2020, 18:00
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island Nov 2020 MIL
Replies: 2
Views: 731

KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island Nov 2020 MIL

VAQ-129, returning to NASNI after working the ranges out by El Centro https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50621388557_e460a3c023_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50621387952_d15fb2dc3e_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50620540198_3c7882e729_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535...
by SBGrad
18 Nov 2020, 02:21
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020

17 November-- Ospreys on parade VRM-30 "Titans" callsign RUDY Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey BUNO 169439 BUNO 169440 BUNO 169441 Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces Bell-Boeing V-22B Osprey JG-1702/91702 'Bell Zero One' given the callsign, and the fact that the tower asked the pilot if he had 'covid pax...
by SBGrad
17 Nov 2020, 02:32
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020

16 November VAQ-129 Vikings EA-18G--different jets from the ones that were here last week NJ 507/169207 NJ 5 7 7/169206 VMFAT-101 Sharpshooters SH 167/164242-- F-18C SH 251/164056--F-18D, buno very dirty & faded, might be off on last 2 digits SH 161/164246-- F-18C 'Shooter One Two' Plus a couple of ...
by SBGrad
13 Nov 2020, 15:29
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020

AndyMarden wrote: 13 Nov 2020, 11:32 Thanks for the log SBGrad. Small typo, NJ 521 should be 169146 I think.
Yes, 521 is indeed 169146. Fixed above. I was pulling BUNOs off the RAW shots on my memory card, not even doing any editing, and made the typo putting it down on paper.
by SBGrad
13 Nov 2020, 00:45
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020

12 November

VR-61 Islanders Boeing C-40A Clipper
Convoy 4822 BUNO 168981 KLI-NZY
Convoy 4982 BUNO 169036 NLC-NZY

VAQ-129 "Vikings" EA-18G

NJ 510/169134
NJ 500/169145
NJ 522/166944
NJ 556/166894
NJ 521/169146
NJ 565/169147
by SBGrad
10 Nov 2020, 08:37
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 658

KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island November 2020

9 November 2020 VAQ-129, just having visited NASNI last September, brought another half a dozen jets back this afternoon. VAQ-129 'Vikings' EA-18G 565/169147 556/166894 color bird heard on scanner, no pix (yet) Viking 521 Viking 510 Viking 522 VRC-30 Providers Grumman C-2A Greyhound 21/162176 Passwo...
by SBGrad
02 Nov 2020, 19:53
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: The 'black' USAF C-32Bs
Replies: 278
Views: 92710

Re: The 'black' USAF C-32Bs

joost wrote: 22 Oct 2020, 17:36
AE0446: Always as RCH58x, but admittingly in 2014 logged as EMMA91
AE0446 was flying yesterday as 'ANON.' https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae0446 KNZY-NAS Pensacola

It flew in and out right past my living room window and I missed it both ways.
by SBGrad
31 Oct 2020, 18:58
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island 28-29 Oct 2020 MIL
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island 28-29 Oct 2020 MIL

Nice pictures, Nice front shot of the greyhound! Thanks. I was actually walking off the beach when the Greyhound called the tower with the magic words 'Approaching Shark for the overhead,' so I turned around and went for the head on view. I was standing directly adjacent to the approach lights (som...
by SBGrad
31 Oct 2020, 18:52
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island 28-29 Oct 2020 MIL
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island 28-29 Oct 2020 MIL

For whatever reason they don't use the RF designation, instead it's called a F-18D (RC). The cannon is removed and in its place they put an Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS): electro/optical sensors, processors, an interface to the APG-73 (all in the nose) and a data link cont...
by SBGrad
30 Oct 2020, 22:47
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island 28-29 Oct 2020 MIL
Replies: 4
Views: 971

KNZY/Naval Air Station North Island 28-29 Oct 2020 MIL

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50548753891_84f56ed060_k.jpg Devil 81 VMFA-232 F-18D (RC) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50548753966_5e113c7439_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50548025633_9d33e5c506_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50548885667_83104fe1ee_k.jpg Reach Seve...
by SBGrad
26 Oct 2020, 03:17
Forum: Spotting Canada & USA
Topic: Mcas Miramar F-117A Arrived 10-21-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Mcas Miramar F-117A Arrived 10-21-2020

I was busy Wednesday but I spent several hours out there Thursday and Friday and never saw them, and never heard anything promising on the scanner. They WERE flying, because I have seen some pix of them shortly after take off. Are they still there? Who knows. Will try again Monday.