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Sentry Savannah 2016 Underway

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Savannah – On Saturday,  I posted about the arrival of F-16s and F-22s at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center/Air Dominance Center and surmised that an exercise was about to begin. That exercise began today and based on airspace requests I heard on the radios, it’s a Sentry Savannah exercise. It is comprised of 175th FS, SD ANG F-16s, 43rd FS F-22s from Tyndall AFB, and 2nd FTS T-38s from Tyndall AFB operating out of the Savannah CRTC/Air Dominance Center supported by KC-135s from the 161st ARW, AZ ANG and 190th ARW, KS ANG operating out of Hunter AAF. They’re flying morning and afternoon sorties with the bulk of the activity in the offshore SUAs but also with a few flights going into the Coastal MOA. Frequencies in use are, at the core, the same as used in previous iterations of Sentry Savannah exercises:

Frequencies
119.100/257.800 – Savannah Tower
120.400/353.775 – Savannah Approach/Departure
125.300/371.875 – Savannah Approach/Departure
277.400/126.750 – Jax Center Brunswick Low
282.200/124.675 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

120.950/284.500 – Sealord North Primary

265.400 – NORAD Discrete; aerial refueling
288.400 – NORAD Discrete; aerial refueling
235.900 – aerial refueling

293.600 – NORAD Discrete; intercept control
316.300 – NORAD Discrete; intercept control
311.300 – 117th ACS; intercept control
224.800 – Townsend Range/Coastal MOA
269.350 – Coastal MOA

138.625/237.000 – CRTC Ops

139.700 – 175th FS air-to-air
227.275 – 175th FS air-to-air
240.500 – 175th FS air-to-air

244.900 – 43rd FS air-to-air
255.675 – 43rd FS air-to-air
256.750 – 43rd FS air-to-air
288.900 – 43rd FS air-to-air
367.900 – 43rd FS air-to-air

320.600 – 2nd FTS air-to-air

234.800 – 125th FW Aux 5
253.700 – 125th FW Aux 6
314.200 – 125th FW Aux 7

142.3625 – CRTC (NAC 293); Ground Support

Callsigns
LOBO – F-16CM, 175th FS
BARK – F-16CM, 175th FS
DINGO – F-16CM, 175th FS

ATLAS – F-22A, 43rd FS
HORNET – F-22A, 43rd FS
STINGER – F-22A, 43rd FS
WASP – F-22A, 43rd FS

BEAGLE – T-38, 2nd FTS
HOUND – T-38, 2nd FTS

FANG – F-15C, 125th FW
SNAKE – F-15C, 125th FW

COPPER – KC-135R, 161st ARW
WYLIE – KC-135R, 190th ARW

EDDIE 94 – KC-135R, 63-7993, 121st ARW
POSSE 77 – C-130H, 79-0477, 120th AW
RHODY 42 – C-130J, 99-1432, 143rd AW

STEALTH – 117th ACS

Tailnumbers
88-0428 – F-16CM, 175th FS
88-0471 – F-16CM, 175th FS
88-0474 – F-16CM, 175th FS
88-0485 – F-16CM, 175th FS
88-0492 – F-16CM, 175th FS
88-0512 – F-16CM, 175th FS
89-2064 – F-16CM, 175th FS
89-2086 – F-16CM, 175th FS
89-2105 – F-16CM, 175th FS
89-2125 – F-16CM, 175th FS
89-2174 – F-16CM, 175th FS

00-4012 – F-22A, 43rd FS
00-4016 – F-22A, 43rd FS
01-4019 – F-22A, 43rd FS
01-4025 – F-22A, 43rd FS
01-4027 – F-22A, 43rd FS
02-4029 – F-22A, 43rd FS
02-4030 – F-22A, 43rd FS
02-4035? – F-22A, 43rd FS
02-4036 – F-22A, 43rd FS
02-4040? – F-22A, 43rd FS
03-4042 – F-22A, 43rd FS
03-4043 – F-22A, 43rd FS

61-0904 – T-38A, 2nd FTS
62-3660 – T-38A, 2nd FTS
62-3706 – T-38A, 2nd FTS
62-3715 – T-38A, 2nd FTS
67-14833 – T-38A, 2nd FTS
68-8150 – T-38A, 2nd FTS
68-8172 – T-38A, 2nd FTS
68-8186 – T-38A, 2nd FTS

79-0477 – C-130H, 120th AW
99-1432 – C-130J, 143rd AW

62-3516 – KC-135R, 161st ARW
63-8036 – KC-135R, 161st ARW
59-1507 – KC-135R, 190th ARW
63-7993 – KC-135R, 121st ARW

If you enjoy listening to military aviation, are an aircraft spotter, or just enjoy watching airplanes, the next few weeks will provide a great opportunity in the Savannah area. Due to work and a few other upcoming issues, I’m not sure how many opportunities I’ll have to listen in, but if I do and get any updates, I’ll post them to the blog. Be aware that there is also heavy activity out of MCAS Beaufort due to a Marine Division Tactics Course,  but it is unrelated to the exercise based out of Savannah.

 


Sources:  Radio monitoring, Mode-S data, and spotter reports


1 Comment

  1. Paul says:

    Just watched two 22’s do slow rolls as they flew over my office. Fun to watch!

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