Patrick AFB Area Log - Sunday 7 March 2004

Patrick AFB Area Log - Sunday 7 March 2004

Post by AllanSte » Tue, 09 Mar 2004 14:39:07

                     Sunday 7 March 2004

TONTO 63: T-1A, Randolph 12FTW
9:40am: Dep Patrick to Hooks Memorial A/p, Houston.
[133.75, 132.65, 124.8]

PAT 996: US Army Priority Air Transport
9:45am: Area transition, southbound.
[119.825, 132.15]

GRITS 25: C-17A, Charleston AFB 437 AW
10:22am: One touch-and-go at Patrick, RTB CHS due to low ceiling.
[133.75, 132.65]

JOLLY 12: HH-60G Pave Hawk Helo
11:55am: Local ops at Patrick.

BOLT 71: KC-135R, MacDill AFB 6AMW
12:07pm: Inbound MacDill.

JU 163: C-9B, Norfolk NAS VR-56 "Globemasters"
12:15pm: Area transition.
[119.825, 125.075]

NAVY 2E 956: T-34C, Whiting Field TW-5.
12:34pm: Area transition.

PUJOE 71: T-6A, Moody AFB 479FTG
1:44pm: Departed St Petersburg, to Moody AFB, ETA: 2000z.

KING 70: HC-130P #65-0970, Patrick AFB 920RQW 39RQS
2:28pm: Inbound; "Acft Nav GPS is TU."
3:06pm: Lands Patrick (early RTB from Key West NAS).

BOLT 74/BOLT 75: KC-135R, MacDill AFB 6AMW
3:10pm: Lands as BOLT 74. [Mark Cleary has reported "BOLT 75 departed from KCHS
at 1910z," so either the pilot and ATCs were making an error, or the Center's
flight strip had him as 74 for this inbound leg.]
4:20pm: Departs as BOLT 75 to Homestead. Miami refuses the handoff from Daytona
Departure due to inop transponder.  After long hold over Melbourne VOR to await
Bingo fuel status and RTB Patrick, Miami permits BOLT 75 to continue to
7:30pm: Later, during my power nap, my good friend John Henault hears BOLT 75
report to MacDill's Lightning Ops: "25 min out with inop IFF transponder and
unable 121.5/243.0."
[133.75, 132.65, 133.475, 132.,15, 383.0, 372.2, 311.0]

3:32pm: Reports noisy pump, bad regulator, leaking APU bleed-air check valve,
#4 gauge missing a digit, and TCAS problems.  How is that for a Sunday drive?

6E 963: T-34C Whiting Field.
4:12pm: Touch-and-goes at Patrick.
[133.75, 132.65]

Acft 32
5:02pm: E/r KNTU, rqsts Have Quick check with Oakgrove; they switch to 300.125.
[265.4, 285.5, 319.0, 348.7, 307.25]
Who was it Jack Painter?

REACH 512H: C-5A #69-0005, Westover JARB 439AW
5:48pm: E/r Port-au-Prince Haiti.
11:38pm: Returning north from Haiti; some comms via relay through United 847.
11:50pm:  East of Patrick, at FL 350, rqsts msg passed to JCC via Patrick Ops.
[119.825, 134.8, 134.85, 383.0, 344.6]
NOTE: I am snagging several large transports heading into Port-au-Prince every
day; all of them return north the same day; no RONs.

BOLT 72: KC-135R, MacDill 6AMW
10:32pm: Inbound with #2 IMU problems.

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