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NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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VAQ-139 on the memory card-- weather not nearly as nice as their September visit. Yet Another CODsprey.
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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Nice 👍
spotting is just like fishing only less slippery.....
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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Nice colors on the CODsprey!
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wolfhound32fs wrote: 18 Dec 2022, 12:36 Nice colors on the CODsprey!
Yah, I'm glad they finally got around to putting SOME paint on them!

Speaking of finally, I myself have been spending some free time processing pix. Working backwards, but here are some more from the beach.

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Rudy 24 on scanner and ADSB


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FRCSW bird


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Sadly, not all Scorch birds have tail paint



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First decent photo I've gotten of an E-2D with the refueling mod. Still haven't figured out if FRC or factory is doing the mods.
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Ospreys 1 Dec-7 Dec


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Osprey 10 on the scanner, making me think this was a delivery flight


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Rudy 33 with a unpainted rudder


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First time I've seen 2 come in together


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Rudy 24 (on scanner) with the interesting clouds in the b/g


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DC-20 low approach!
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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Growler Parade 1 Dec-7 Dec

VAQ-139 all 7 birds arriving from Whidbey for airwing deployment aboard CVN-68
VAQ-133 from Lincoln airwing participating in SUSTEX
VAQ-129 -- visitors 3x/4x a year for CQs


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If you look closely, all 3 birds have different loadouts


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3x ALQ-99 pods, 2x drop tanks, 1xHARM, 1xAIM-120


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I guess they never misplace their drop tanks


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Wizards with their semi-new tail art (...and WHAT is the backseater wearing? It's not a flight suit)


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Wild Boar tail art, 390 ECS USAF
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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Non jet propelled 1 Dec-7 Dec


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Clearly they have some military connection, or they wouldn't be allowed to land


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Somebody was speculating on the Indian birds last month, at least 1 of them is still here



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Uncommon view of a -60R with the sonobuoy tubes exposed


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Calif Air National Guard down from Google Intl Airport (aka Moffett)


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USNR VR-53 Capital Express



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Password 22 with the late afternoon sun
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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That’s a very nice set of pictures again!
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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wolfhound32fs wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 12:28 That’s a very nice set of pictures again!
I totally agree! 8)
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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Bennie wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 13:05
wolfhound32fs wrote: 20 Dec 2022, 12:28 That’s a very nice set of pictures again!
I totally agree! 8)
Thanks, guys. The Nimitz deploying and the Lincoln's exercise gave a nice boost to the daily ops tempo. The weather mostly helped, too.
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Re: NAS North Island NZY Nov-Dec 2022 MIL

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SBGrad wrote: 19 Dec 2022, 21:26
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Somebody was speculating on the Indian birds last month, at least 1 of them is still here
I was on the beach at December 8th and India Navy 751 also conducted flight.
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