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NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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CMV-22Bs noted on 24 January were:

VRM-30
169445 DC/20 - special tail marks
169446 21
169452 22
169454 24
169437 30
169438 31
169439 32
169441 (34)
169442 35
169443 36
169444 37 - special tail marks
169450 70
169456 71
169453 unmarked

VRM-50
169457 40
169447 SB/50 - special tail marks
169448 51
169449 52
169451 53
169455 54
169458 55
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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Great!!
From where die you read them off? Point Loma?
AndyMarden wrote: 29 Jan 2023, 04:40 CMV-22Bs noted on 24 January were:

VRM-30
169445 DC/20 - special tail marks
169446 21
169452 22
169454 24
169437 30
169438 31
169439 32
169441 (34)
169442 35
169443 36
169444 37 - special tail marks
169450 70
169456 71
169453 unmarked

VRM-50
169457 40
169447 SB/50 - special tail marks
169448 51
169449 52
169451 53
169455 54
169458 55
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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Yes
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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AndyMarden wrote: 29 Jan 2023, 15:28Yes
Nice, thanks for the confirmation
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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AndyMarden wrote: 29 Jan 2023, 04:40

VRM-50
169457 40

Just caught 169457 yesterday, she is the first bird I've seen from VRM-40 Mighty Bisons. Side number on nose but not on tail, VRM-40 on fuselage under wing ( at least on port side). I've got photos, but I am still wading thru 3 1/2 days of Red Flag. Wasn't paying super close attention on scanner, so I didn't catch the call sign.

Mighty Bisons established at NAS North Island last year, moving to Norfolk in 2023.


1 Feb all aircraft landing on 29 except as noted

169442/35 //Rudy 35 VRM-30 CMV-22B
169448/51//Scorch 51 VRM-50 CMV-22B
N344CS //Kahuna 44 DHC-6 Twin Otter
N715AL //latest in Rampart NZY fleet (arrived last 2 months) Kahuna 15 DHC-6 Twin Otter
165378 //VR-62 KC-130T
169453 //Rudy 23 VRM-30 CMV-22B

landing on runway 36: C-17
take off on runway 18: 4x XA-18 (Growlers or -Fs) never returned
heard on scanner/ observed but no numbers: Troy 193 Customs and Border Patrol H-60

2 Feb all aircraft landing on 29 except as noted

168389/AF-503 //VAQ-204 Star Warriors EA-18G
169457/40 //VRM-40 Mighty Bisons CMV-22B
98-0010 //PAT 283 US Army UC-35A
169454/24 //Rudy 24 VRM-30 CMV-22B side number now visible
165835 //Boeing C-40 Clipper

take off from runway 18: 3xF-35, 1x XA-18 Growler or -F)
landing on runway 18: N715AL //Kahuna 15 DHC-6 Twin Otter
heard on scanner/ observed but no numbers: Troy 193 Customs and Border Patrol H-60
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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Thanks for the correction, should have realised that. They use the same area as VRM-50.
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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3 Feb

US Navy VRM-30 Titans 'Rudy' Bell-Boeing CMV-22B
BUNO 169439/32
BUNO 169441/34
arrived as a 2 ship formation, very nice

BUNO 169443/36

US NAVY VFA-147 Argonauts 'Jason' Lockheed Martin F-35C
NJ 400
NJ 402
NJ 403

USMC VMFA-323 Death Rattlers McDD F-18C
WS 407
WS 401 //CAG color bird
WS 410

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna' DHC-6 Twin Otter
N715AL

US Navy VAQ-129 Vikings 'Viking' Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 575
NJ 530
NJ 556 //CAG color bird
NJ 560

US Navy Fleet Logistics Office 'Convoy' Boeing C-40 Clipper
BUNO 165835 //Convoy 835
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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Great list as always. Can you confirm that the VFA-147 F-35C were marked NJ and not NE please?
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SBGrad wrote: 04 Feb 2023, 02:28 3 Feb

US Navy VRM-30 Titans 'Rudy' Bell-Boeing CMV-22B
BUNO 169439/32
BUNO 169441/34
arrived as a 2 ship formation, very nice

BUNO 169443/36

US NAVY VFA-147 Argonauts 'Jason' Lockheed Martin F-35C
NJ 400
NJ 402
NJ 403

USMC VMFA-323 Death Rattlers McDD F-18C
WS 407
WS 401 //CAG color bird
WS 410

Rampart Aviation 'Kahuna' DHC-6 Twin Otter
N715AL

US Navy VAQ-129 Vikings 'Viking' Boeing EA-18G Growler
NJ 575
NJ 530
NJ 556 //CAG color bird
NJ 560

US Navy Fleet Logistics Office 'Convoy' Boeing C-40 Clipper
BUNO 165835 //Convoy 835
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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Mark

I can confirm that the 3 F35C were NJ codes not NE
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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Many thanks d14. I wonder if VFA-147 are swapping out their jets for newer models?
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d14 wrote: 05 Feb 2023, 04:11 Mark

I can confirm that the 3 F35C were NJ codes not NE
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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Mark et al

There aren't any new F-35C models being delivered :D VFA-147 are back under CJSFW control pending re-assignment to a LANTFLT air wing, hence the 'NJ' codes; VFA-97 have replaced them as NE-400 series MODEXes with CVW-2.

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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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On Thursday Febr. 9th, 4 MH-60(M)''s were seen operating from the far end of the MH-60S platform. Also a U-28 was noted on the main visitor platform.

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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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falcx wrote: 11 Feb 2023, 04:42 On Thursday Febr. 9th... Also a U-28 was noted on the main visitor platform.
On Monday the 6th I caught U-28A 07-0829 landing on runway 29, pix in the photo sub forum.
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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A few hours on dog beach, Monday Feb 13, yielded the following:
164704 /- F/A-18C MARINES titles only. Did a 90 min (test?) flight.
165835 C-40A
168614 /- MV-22B MARINES titles only.
N218Q KA350C DHS
N344CS DHC-6 Rampart
N715AL DHC-6
N3947A AS350B3 US CBP
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Re: NAS North Island (KNZY) 2023

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falcx wrote: 11 Feb 2023, 04:42 On Thursday Febr. 9th, 4 MH-60(M)''s were seen operating from the far end of the MH-60S platform. Also a U-28 was noted on the main visitor platform.

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