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North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

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Malcolm
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North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by Malcolm » Wed Oct 04, 2023 10:39 am

NAS North Island, CA
I bailed out of Mirimar show at about 3pm, and headed down to San Diego for the harbour tour. All codes/serials taken from photographs on the 17:30 north harbour tour. Weather was overcast and showery with very dim lighting, resulting in not being able to read any H-60 BuNos due to lack of contrast.
I probably should have also done the Saturday 9am boat trip as well when the weather was much better, but instead I decided to go to Point Loma - which was a waste of time due to haze and smog.

At the Coastguard station was
6019 HH-60J USCG at CGAS

A few bits on USS Midway
151782/NL-512 A-6E pres on USS Midway
154977/NM-301 A-4 pres on USS Midway
161227 E-2 pres on USS Midway

Waterfront Ramp
There were a few more SA coded H-60's behind the hangars being spannered, but these didn't have any visible modexes. Out on the ramp were...
(16____)/SA-02 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-03 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-10 MH-60S HSC 3
168539/SA-15 MH-60S HSC 3 flew
(16____)/SA-19 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-23 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-24 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-27 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-28 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-32 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-33 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-36 MH-60S HSC 3
(16____)/SA-40 MH-60S HSC 3

(16____/VR)-61 MH-60S HSC 21
(16____/VR)-62 MH-60S HSC 21
(16____/VR)-63 MH-60S HSC 21
(16____/VR)-67 MH-60S HSC 21 "USS MAKIN ISLAND"
(16____/VR)-69 MH-60S HSC 21 No rotors
(16____/VR)-71 MH-60S HSC 21

(16____/WC)-34 MQ-8 HSC 23
(16____/WC)-__ MQ-8 HSC 23
(16____)/WC-40 MH-60S HSC 23
(16____/WC)-44 MH-60S HSC 23
(16____/WC)-45 MH-60S HSC 23
(16____)/WC-52 MH-60S HSC 23
(16____/WC)-53 MH-60S HSC 23
(16____/WC)-54 MH-60S HSC 23
(16____/WC)-55 MH-60S HSC 23

(16____/NE)-612 MH-60S HSC 4
(16____/NE)-613 MH-60S HSC 4
(16____/NE)-614 MH-60S HSC 4
(16____/NE)-617 MH-60S HSC 4

(16____/NF)-613 MH-60S HSC 14
(16____/NF)-614 MH-60S HSC 14

Customs Ramp
23321 UH-60
N3933A Squirrel
N218D C-12
N100HW C-12

VRM-40 Ramp
(169445)/20 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169446)/21 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169452)/22 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169453)/23 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169437)/30 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169438)/31 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169439)/32 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow) on VRM-40 line
(169441)/34 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169442)/35 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(16____)/37 CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow)
(169451)/40 CMV-22B VRM-40? Hi viz tail (orange/yellow)
16____/41 CMV-22B VRM-40? Grey tail Tail on, code on flaps
169450/70 CMV-22B VRM-30 Grey tail
169460/73 CMV-22B VRM-30 Grey tail
169___/__ CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow) Nose on by wall
16945(9/72) CMV-22B VRM-30? Grey tail Nose on by wall
(16____)/__ CMV-22B VRM-30 Hi viz tail (black/yellow), Nose on by C-21's

VR-57 Ramp
16____ C-40 Present Sat 9AM, not seen Friday
16____ C-40 Present Sat 9AM, not seen Friday

Visitors Ramp
16____/YK-5__ CH-53E
16____/__-___ CH-53E
16____/WS-412 F-18C
(761534)/10 F-5N gone by Sat 9 AM
______/__ F-5N gone by Sat 9 AM
______/NJ-___ F-35C
______/NJ-___ F-35C

VRM-50 Ramp
169447/SB-50 CMV-22B VRM-50 Hi viz tail
169449/52 CMV-22B VRM-50 Grey tail
169451/53 CMV-22B VRM-50 Grey tail
169458/55 CMV-22B VRM-50 Grey tail
169462/56 CMV-22B VRM-50 Grey tail

HSM-41/49 ramp
16____/__ MH-60R HSM 49
16____/(2)2 MH-60R HSM 49
16____/(2)7 MH-60R HSM 49
16____/44 MH-60R HSM 49
(168101)/46 MH-60R HSM 49 Red Tail CAG
16____/47 MH-60R HSM 49

16____/400 MH-60R HSM 41
16____/401 MH-60R HSM 41
(16____/4)06 MH-60R HSM 41
16____/412 MH-60R HSM 41
16____/416 MH-60R HSM 41
(16____/4)17 MH-60R HSM 41
(16____/4)23 MH-60R HSM 41
(16____/4)27 MH-60R HSM 41
(16____/4)31 MH-60R HSM 41
(IN752/7)52 MH-60R Indian Navy

NARF/NADEP/FRCSW or whatever it's called this week.
A lot fewer F-18's here than in previous years
16____/DT-07 F-18B/D
16____/XE-572 F-18F White Fins
16____/E-505 E-2
16____/RO60 F-18
16____/RO3_ F-18
16____/100 F-18C "100th Naval Aviation Maintainance"
16____/413 F-18E
168612 MV-22B unmkd
16_(265?) CH-53E unmkd

Museum Storage/Workshop
164073/17 SH-60 HS 10 Blue CAG scheme
142251/NF-12 EKA-3
153880/NL F-4

March ARB, CA Saturday 23rd Sept 2023
04-4138 C-17A 729 AS AFRC
05-5140 C-17A 729 AS AFRC
05-5142 C-17A 729 AS AFRC
05-5144 C-17A 729 AS AFRC hgr
05-514(5) C-17A 729 AS AFRC misspoled as 5146, but that's a HH
? KC-135 x 8
? F-16 x 2 in Q sheds
? F-16 x 2 ND ANG? outside Q sheds
169704/VW-306 F-35C VMFA 314
169790/VW-316 F-35C VMFA 314
16____/VW-3__ F-35C VMFA 314
16____/VW-3__ F-35C VMFA 314

The 4 F-35C's took off in two pairs just as I was arriving in the museum car park. I waited for 3 hours for them to return, but only 306 and 316 did so.
Heat haze was too bad to read the KC-135's and F-16's, and I couldn't wait for it to die down because of the long drive up to Sacremento for the following day's airshow.

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Re: North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by Aircmdr » Thu Oct 05, 2023 2:51 am

Log from March 24/09

N791AX
N5233A
169704 F-35C VW-306
169790 F-35C VW-316
05-5140 C-17A MARCH USAF
05-5145 C-17A MARCH USAF
05-5142 C-17A MARCH USAF
04-4138 C-17A MARCH USAF
05-5144 C-17A MARCH USAF
N5167A B737F Prime Air
N572MA KC-135 Metrea
N571MA KC-135 Metrea
--------- KC-135 Metrea

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Re: North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by RACER51 » Thu Oct 05, 2023 4:09 am

Noted Thursday 21/9
76-1551/AF-10 VFC-204 F5N & 76-153(7)AF-11

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Re: North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by Aircmdr » Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:45 pm

VR-57 Ramp
16____ C-40 Present Sat 9AM, not seen Friday
16____ C-40 Present Sat 9AM, not seen Friday

Any news on what these are?

169793 and 165835 are the based aircraft there

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Re: North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by JAWS » Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:39 am

Aircmdr wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:45 pm
VR-57 Ramp
16____ C-40 Present Sat 9AM, not seen Friday
16____ C-40 Present Sat 9AM, not seen Friday

Any news on what these are?

169793 and 165835 are the based aircraft there
Can't guarantee anything but from ADSB-x playback

22-9-23

15.32 Z 169793 C-40A Dep

16.01 Z 165833 C-40A Dep

19.32 Z 169036 C-40A Arr

20.36 Z 169793 C-40A Arr

No other C-40A movements showed on ADSB-x up to 19.39 Z on 23-9-23.

Hope it helps you.
Regards Steve............

"If the Military had to make money, they'd be doomed !!"
Chuck Adams, Buffalo Airlines.

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Re: North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:49 am

Thanks Steve - but are those times Zulu (as indicated by the Z) or local?

If Zulu, then need to subtract 7 hours, so the two arrivals at 19:32 and 20:36 would have been 12:32L and 13:36L - and I'd have expected to have seen them from the boat trip on Friday afternoon - or at least parts of them to be visible on the photos.
If the times are local, then the Friday arrivals would have been after the boat trip, and after dark so I couldn't have seen them till Saturday morning which matches the mk1 eyeball.

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Re: North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by JAWS » Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:52 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:49 am
Thanks Steve - but are those times Zulu (as indicated by the Z) or local?

If Zulu, then need to subtract 7 hours, so the two arrivals at 19:32 and 20:36 would have been 12:32L and 13:36L - and I'd have expected to have seen them from the boat trip on Friday afternoon - or at least parts of them to be visible on the photos.
If the times are local, then the Friday arrivals would have been after the boat trip, and after dark so I couldn't have seen them till Saturday morning which matches the mk1 eyeball.
Yes, times are Zulu.
Regards Steve............

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Chuck Adams, Buffalo Airlines.

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Re: North Island Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd Sept 2023

Post by Aircmdr » Wed Jan 31, 2024 4:37 pm

Thanks both, I toured on the Saturday Morning so 169036 and 169793 are my C-40s, Thank you :)

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