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New River 2011

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MCAS New River Air Show
Date: 14-15 May 2011
07-7186 C-17A 437th AW  
04-743/VN T-6A 33rd FTS  
01-5281 AH-64D 1-130 AVN NC ARNG
163046/CB-05 EA-6B VMAQ-1  
162177/633 C-2A VAW-120  
163558 UC-12F MCAS New River  
164109/651 E-2C VAW-120  
163169/VE-203 F/A-18A++ VMFA-115  
165291/CA-32 AH-1W HMLA-467  
160456/HF-04 UH-1N HMLA-269  
154009/46-15 CH-46E CNAT  
154847/MQ-438 CH-46E HMM-774  
162521/CJ-14 CH-53E HMH-461  
166064/E-064 T-6B TAW-5  
166485/GX-00 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166490/GX-27 MV-22B VMMT-204  
N451BC/”463497/FT-I” P-51D ex USAAF 44-63810  
N6840D/ ‘435911’ B-26C ex USAAF 44-35911  
N9440 JRB-4 ex USN 66464  
The USAF T-6 was only present on the 14th.
165004/CG-02 AV-8B VMA-231  
165356/CG-09 AV-8B VMA-231  
165803/AD-215 F/A-18E/F VFA-106  
157692/03 HH-46E VMR-1  
N39WF L-39C ex 209 o/l Russian AF  
N59NA Dakota I ex RAF FD789  
N60DJ Harvard MkIV ex Canada 20473  
N102YK Yak-52 ex DOSAAF 29 gy  
N624HF UH-1H ex USAR 66-16624  
N700HS CJ-6A ex China AF  
N941MG PT-17 ex USAAF 41-8342  
N61268 N2S-4 ex USN 27984  
N91811 CJ-6A ex China AF  
CT-114 of 431sq/Snowbirds:
114089/1, 114145/2, 114163/3, 114013/4, 114058/5, 114104/6
1140909/7, 114161/8, 114009/9, 114071/10, 114143/11
In front of VMMT-204 hangar:
165437/GX-T1 MV-22B VMMT-204  
165438/GX-T2 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166385/GX-13 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166387/GX-28 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166483/GX-20 MV-22B VMMT-204  
Ramp opposite of HMLA-167/269 hangar:
165272/TV-29 AH-1W HMLA-167  
165331/TV-27 AH-1W HMLA-167  
158289/TV-07 UH-1N HMLA-167  
160452/TV-01 UH-1N HMLA-167  
160453/TV-05 UH-1N HMLA-167  
162001/EN-48 CH-53E HMH-464  
162010/EN-49 CH-53E HMH-464  
162522/EN-54 CH-53E HMH-464  
166743/EM-01 MV-22B VMM-261  
167919/EM-00 MV-22B VMM-261  
168004/EM-03 MV-22B VMM-261  
158261 UH-1N Derelict in grass  
HMLA-269 hangar (closed, doors ajar):
160804, 158271 AH-1W HMLA-269  
160743/HF, 162555/HF AH-1W HMLA-269  
164573/HF-27 AH-1W HMLA-269  
165043/HF-30 AH-1W HMLA-269  
165282/HF-26 AH-1W HMLA-269  
165395/HF-24 AH-1W HMLA-269  
159196/HF-03 UH-1N HMLA-269  
159777/HF-05 UH-1N HMLA-269  
160454/HF-00 UH-1N HMLA-269  
160455/HF-06 UH-1N HMLA-269  
HMLA-167 hangar (closed, door ajar):
159683/TV-00 UH-1N HMLA-167  
160170/TV-09 UH-1N HMLA-167  
165445/TV-22 UH-1N HMLA-167  
159195/TV, 161019/TV AH-1W HMLA-167  
160805/TV-33 AH-1W HMLA-167  
164586/TV-34 AH-1W HMLA-167  
165361/TV-36 AH-1W HMLA-167  
162546/TV AH-1W HMLA-167  
MALS-29 hangar (closed):
163063/CJ, 161182/CJ CH-53E HMH-461  
161258/CJ CH-53E HMH-461  
On the 13th these three serials were read in this hangar (around the corner towards HMLA hangars)
On the 15th, we noted three codes 00, VT-15 (probably UT) and 21 in this hangar
HMT-302 ‘Phoenix’ hangar (closed)
161540/UT-04 CH-53E HMT-302  
164790/(13) CH-53E HMT-302  
165253/22 CH-53E HMT-302  
VMM-162 hangar (closed, door ajar)
166736/YS-00 MV-22B VMM-162  
166688/YS-02 MV-22B VMM-162  
166687/YS-05 MV-22B VMM-162  
166721/YS-07 MV-22B VMM-162  
166692/YS-09 MV-22B VMM-162  
165943/YS-12 MV-22B VMM-162  
Including three with codes YS-01, YS-03, YS-10 and an unidentified example
HMH-464 ‘CONDOR’ hangar( dlosed, door ajar):
45, 52, 55, 56 CH-53E HMH-464  
Should all be EN-__?, These were previously listed under HMH-461 hangar
HMH-461 ‘Iron Horse’ hangar (closed)
161995, 163062/ CH-53E nmk  
165243/ CH-53E nmk  
Boneyard near Iron Horse & MALS-26 hangars:
161261/UT-03, UT-06 CH-53E HMT-302  
161541/UT-07 CH-53E HMT-302  
161991/UT-17 CH-53E HMT-302 not 161990
162520/UT-16 CH-53E HMT-302  
162526/23 CH-53E VMM-26  
164537/UT-09 CH-53E HMT-302  
164778/UT-12 CH-53E HMT-302  
165246/20 CH-53E HMX-1  
165248/UT-14 CH-53E HMT-302  
165252/UT-00 CH-53E HMT-302  
165254/19 CH-53E HMX-1  
165434/GX-21 MV-22B VMMT-204  
165846/YS-06 MV-22B VMM-162  
165847/YS-04 MV-22B VMM-162  
The CH-53E with only read code -21is possibly 162480 but was reported as UT-23 by MAR in this spot.
VMM-261, VMM-266 & VMM-365 connected hangar (closed)
166499/YM-05 MV-22B VMM-365  
166686/YM-03 MV-22B VMM-365  
166747/, 167912/YM-11 MV-22B VMM-365  
MV-22B of VMM-261, coded EM-xx:
165844/11, 165849/04, 166497/07, 166737/05
MV-22B of VMM-266, coded ES-xx:
165841/10, 165850/11, 165852/03, 165956/00, 166685/04
166691/05, 166718/__, 166719/09, 166725/__, 166746/07
Large hangar (VMX-22?):
161394/04 CH-53E nmk  
165845/MV-02 MV-22B VMX-22  
166492/MV-00 MV-22B VMX-22 Read as 6482
166726/MV-03 MV-22B VMX-22  
166493/MV-01 MV-22B VMX-22  
N934JT SNJ-4 ex USN 88-12858  
VMMT-204 Hangar (closed)
165942/GX-02 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166386/GX-14 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166388, 166390 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166480/GX-30 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166481/GX-16 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166486/GX-23 MV-22B VMMT-204  
166487/GX-24 MV-22B VMMT-204  
Wash rack area:
163561 UC-12F MCAS New River  
157773/HF-40 AH-1J Gate  
160448/TV-00 UH-1N Gate  
147608/2 UH-25C On ramp  
147191/MX-29 UH-34D Gate  
153402/YS-02 CH-46E Gate  
152398/CJ-26 CH-53A Gate  
New River airshow is not a walk in the park. The main ramp is surrounded by hangars roughly in an L shape. The corner most distant from the hangars is used for the static and flightline leaving a vast slab of asphalt between you and the based aircraft that were mostly hangared. The local security forces do their utmost to keep spotters away from these hangars. Military police on mountain bikes, NCIS and FBI in plain clothes, mobile guard towers near the hangars; no asset or effort was spared. Merely looking at the hangars was deemed a security threat. Officially, none of the hangars were accessible, all were off limits.
Nonetheless, over the two days a couple of lucky ones managed to reach some of these hangars. Also, a report of a visit on Friday published in MAR, provided additional info and therefore the log is far more substantial than a casual visitor would be able to see.


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