Patrick AFB Area Log - Tues, 22 Mar 2005

Patrick AFB Area Log - Tues, 22 Mar 2005

Post by AllanSt.. » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:53:24

Patrick AFB Area Log - Tues, 22 Mar 2005
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It is getting to seem like old times as the launch date for the Space
Shuttle's "Return to Flight" launch draws closer.  For the past week multiple flights
of astronauts in their T-38s have been heard coming and going to/from KSC.
More were heard today.

SATCOM
2:25am: "Test, test, test; 1-2-3; test, test, test." Repeated numerous times
by male and female.
[269.95]

REACH A612: KC-10A #79-0434.
6:28am: Comms with MacDill Lightning Ops. Rqsts call to DSN 449-4149 Soto
Cano AB Dusty Ops (Honduras) re 1400 ETA w 28 pax, 15 pallets to offload.
[311.0]

NASA 901: T-38N #66-8381, Johnson Space Ctr, Houston TX
9:45am: Lands at Cape Canaveral AFS because of active ops over Shuttle
Landing Facility.
[393.0, 284.0]

DOS 436: OV-10D #155436, US State Dept Air Wing, Patrick AFB
9:48am: Local training; spraying gear visible.
[133.75]
Photos: 063MVC-462, 463.

UNID:
10:00am: Acft in steep climbs, operations over SLF; possibly Stave 01?
[133.8]

COIL 11: F-15, FL-ANG 125FW 159FS Jacksonville.
10:10am: Comms with AWACS.
[282.6]

MAKO 11, MAKO 12: F-16C, Homestead JARB AFRC 482FW 93FS
10:11am: Comms with Mr Mako Ops re wx.
10:55am: In Tarpon Range.
[303.15, 370.85]

BOLT 23: KC-135R, MacDill AFB 6AMW
10:40am: Comms with TBOLT F/A-18.
12:18pm: Comms with TBOLT 41.
12:41pm: Inbd MacDill; no writeups.
[311.0, 292.1]

LIMA LIMA 32: P-3C, Jacksonville NAS VP-30 "Pro's Nest"
10:56am: Working in Area 8Xray.
11:27am: Arrives Patrick for pattern work.
1:45pm: RTB KNIP.
[267.5, 132.65, 133.75]
Photo: 063MVC-459.

DACTYL 18: C-32B, Eglin AFB 486FLTS
11:33am: Pattern work at Patrick; dep to Crestview A/p.
[133.75]
Photos: 063MVC-457, 458, 460, 461.

STARGATE: E-8C JSTARS Mission Crew, Robins AFB 116ACW 330CTS
11:40am: Calling NIGHTSTAR.
[364.2]

TBOLT 41: F/A-18, Beaufort VMFA-251 "Thunderbolts"
12:13pm: In Pinecastle Range area, tells BOLT 41 will be last acft of day.
Wingman TBOLT 42 RTBd with mech problem. TBOLT 31/32 flight skipped AAR and RTBd
due to wx cell at Jax. TBOLT 41 has "206" in tail number.
[267.5, 292.1]

REACH 754T: C-141
12:35pm: Departs Patrick to MacDill AFB; possibly picking up USSS gear after
recent POTUS visit.
[133.75, 132.65, 124.8]
Photo: 063MVC-464.

CHALICE FOXTROT: E-3 AWACS Mission Crew, Tinker AFB 963ACS
1:01pm; Comms on AICC.
[364.2]

NASA 963: T-38N #59-1603, Johnson Space Ctr, Houston.
1:45pm: Inbound Patrick AFB.
[133.75]

NASA 956: T-38N #69-7084, Johnson Space Ctr, Houston.
1:59pm: Departing area after RON at KSC.
[133.475]

N21NG: LJ-35A LearJet #343, Northrop Grumman JSTARS Facility, Melbourne IAP.
2:10pm: Lands Melbourne IAP.
[118.2]

NASA 908: T-38N #65-10328, Johnson Space Ctr, Houston.
2:15pm: Lands Shuttle Landing Facility.
5:45pm: Departs to New Orleans. Air-air with NASA 960.
[128.55, 124.8, 132.65, 134.0, 235.4].

KING 79: HC-130P NY-ANG 106RQW 102RQS Gabreski A/p NY.
3:00pm: Drops in Judy DZ.
[133.75, 251.9].

JOSA 628: C-21A #84-0116.
5:32pm: Inbound MacDill with 5 pax, incl one R-6.
7:45pm: Departs to Charleston.
[311.0, 127.475]

NASA 960: T-38N #70-1552, Johnson Space Ctr, Houston TX.
5:35pm: Departs SLF.
[128.55, 124.8, 133.475, 134.0, 127.475, 125.175, 235.4]

SATCOM:
6:10pm: Very Lima Charlie comms; Spanish; Brazilian "pirates."
[262.375 NFM]
File: 05-03-22satcom.wav

RHET 81: KC-135R, Robins 19ARG.
6:39pm: AAR comms w JAWS 96.
[327.6, 135.075, 134.85]

JAWS 96
6:58pm: Comms with Rhet 81.
[327.6, 119.825]

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