The 116th ACW from Robins AFB is conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center. At least three of their E-8C JSTARS aircraft are at the CRTC along with numerous support personnel. On Friday afternoon there were two E-8Cs flying out of the CRTC as PEACH 11 and PEACH 12. On Sunday, there were two E-8s flying as PEACH 34 and PEACH 36.
While most of their mission communications are encrypted, you can hear them departing from and arriving back at Savannah International Airport easily on air traffic control frequencies and the CRTC Ops frequency.
119.100 – Savannah IAP Tower
120.400 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300 – Savannah Approach/Departure
118.400 – Savannah Approach/Departure
120.950 – SEALORD North Primary VHF
284.500 – SEALORD North Primary UHF
313.700 – SEALORD North Secondary UHF
237.000 – Savannah CRTC Ops
For my readers who aren’t military aviation enthusiasts who may be interested in seeing one of the aircraft, they use modified Boeing 707 airframes and easily distinguished by a large canoe-shaped radome on the belly of the aircraft.
For my milair enthusiast readers, I did hear some JSTARS frequencies in use over the weekend, but almost all of the activity was encrypted: