Savannah – Just before noon today, there were number of fixed wing aircraft in the pattern at Hunter AAF so I decided to go find a spot and do a bit of aviation photography. In addition to a 165th AW C-130H and VP-30 P-3C, which are regular visitors to the Hunter AAF pattern, there was also a C-27J. I found a good spot in the parking lot of the Savannah Centre shopping center at the intersection of Eisenhower and Hodgson Memorial and was able to take some photos of all three as well as one of 3rd Aviation Brigade’s new UH-60Ms. On the UH-60M photo, if you look closely next to the fuselage on the right hand side of the photo you can see a condensation trail from one of the helicopter’s rotor tips.
Yesterday, I also took some photos of a couple of aircraft on approach to Hunter AAF from the house. Included below are also screen shots of the aircraft from the Mode-S receiver. One was NAVY LL 834, a P-8A from VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville. VP-30 is the Fleet Replacement Squadron for the new P-8A and for the P-3 as seen above. GULFTEST 54 was a test flight of a new Gulfstream G650, it hasn’t received its final paint yet.