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e8a03c  No.13005[Last 50 Posts]

Learn planefagging here. Post your questions and get answers.

We will do our best to coach anyone who sincerely wants to learn how to track planes and interpret their movements.

This is no substitute for Planefagging 101

that's no longer easy to access, having been archived on the QResearch board.

https://8ch.net/qresearch/res/1311848.html

We monitor the skies using crowd-sourced websites that geolocate planes the transmit their positions using ADSB digital transponders.

Often, we don't know in advance whether our observations will turn out to be fruitful and link to real-time events, or not. So we are into archiving.

We also study resources that can be used when a plane crash occurs, to determine the owner, pilot, type of plane, passengers, accident investigation details, etc.

There's nothing more thrilling than a call of "Planefags Scramble" when something important has been spotted!

So, buckle up and jump aboard!

Planefagging awaits.

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4e99d9  No.13287

Sure, I have a question, why do planefags post regular exercises out of know bases like San Diego, etc? Odd stuff? Lets see it, but a couple of F/A-18's going from Mira Mar back and forth to a carrier is not a big deal.

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e8a03c  No.13302

>>13287

Because some are not regular planefags, have no military experience, and often have no idea what's of interest. I fall into some of those categories.

Other times we get anons who are learning or trying it out, and they get excited about posting what they see, and are looking for feedback as they learn.

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7e60c9  No.13422

Planefagging 101 thread from Qresearch has been archived but fortunately an anon zipped it up to preserve the information.

Archive (may disappear) available here: https://8ch.net/qresearch/res/1311848.html

Zipped archive available for download and local install: https://anonfile.com/F8V1Ofzfn1/PLANEFAGGING_101_7z

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a3fe50  No.14403

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Quick ADSB Tutorial

Get Started by Watching Military Aircraft

Browse ADSBexchange.com

Click Global Radar View

Quick, before your screen populates with thousands of planes, click Menu

Then Options

Then Filters

Pick Military from the list of filters, click Add Filter

Click Enable Filters

Exit the menu

Now comfy.

Now you can scroll the map, zoom in and out, and see only flights that are tagged "military"

You can resize text column, arrange the screen to your liking

Now you can go back and play with the menu options if you like. I like the Aircraft

tab.

Display 2 or 3 lines

Decide what info you want displayed

for each aircraft on the map.

Callsign, Registration, Operator Code, User Tag

Or maybe you can get by with just 2 lines, and have more map real estate left

I like

Aircraft Trails -- show for all aircraft

But it does make for a cluttered map

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e93234  No.14674

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ADSB Issues

Sometimes you get a blank map on ADSB.

I think they have their issues.

If this happens, try this, which often fixes the problem:

Go back to ADSB home page.

Under the Global Radar View pulldown, click Clear/Remove Map Settings.

You'll see a page displaying your ADSB cookies.

Delete all the cookies.

Now try the map again. It will be like you never logged in before -- you will see all planes over southern England -- all your menu settings will be lost.

If you see planes, you're good to go and need to do you menu settings and filters again. See >>14403

If it didn't fix the problem, you could try ADSB mobile version:

https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/mobile.html#

If that STILL didn't fix the problem,well then the problem may be in someone blocking the crowd-sourced reporting of ADSB transponder data, web outages between crowd-sourced receivers and ADSB's website, ADSB's web server, their database, their connection to their database, etc. but nothing you can do about it.

One more trick. If you have circumnavigated the ADSB map in one direction, maybe east to west, 360 degrees of longitude or more, then when you return to your starting point the map appears to be blank even though planes are listed. (Appears to be a bug.) Try unwinding the globe by retracing your navigation back 360 degrees in the opposite direction. This has worked for me!

Wheels up!

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ebe389  No.14913

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Refining your Technique

by making the screen caps searchable

How?

1. Timestamp your caps.

2. Add Callsign and/or Registration (Tail) No. and/or Location tags

Timestamping

I use a tool called Shutter (for Linux) and start it in the Eastern Timezone so my caps' filenames will automatically be tagged with an EST/EDT timestamp.

Anons have to look up or select other tools if they use other operating systems. There are tons of these screencap utilities available.

Tag with Searchable Text

A further refinement is to add the callsign or registration # or location. Whatever you think might help find the cap you're looking for at some future date when the timestamp alone is no longer terribly meaningful. This is where planefagging can get rather tedious.

Some do these extras and some don't.

ALL planefagging is greatly appreciated!

Welcome aboard and thanks for going on duty!!!

* * Example tagged screencap pic related * *

* * Notice the filename: 2 Army Lakotas Leadville CO 2019-07-13-15:01:12-edt.png * *

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ebe389  No.14981

Types of Aircraft and their Roles

Next, planefag learners will start learning the different types of military aircraft and their typical roles.

Which ones are used for pilot training?

Which ones are bombers, surveillance/reconaissance, command-and-control, cargo, multi-purpose, electronic warfare, rapid personnel movement, brass transport, drones, helicopters, etc.?

You can cut & paste the plane description from ADSB to a search engine and read up to learn moar.

Example: How does the Army typically use the Beech MC-12W Liberty?

Trainers are generally not notable ever.

Fighter and bomber aircraft (F-15E, F-16, F/A-18, A-10, B-1, B-2, etc.),

Reconnaissance aircraft (Predator, Global Hawk, RC-135, U-2)

Electronic warfare aircraft (EC-130s, EA-6Bs and F-16CJs)

Command and Control aircraft (E-3, E-8C, E-2C, etc)

Build your own comfy list as you begin to master the aircraft types, and begin to notice where they typically fly and when.

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ebe389  No.15004

Strange Flight Paths

Sometimes the flight path does not match the type of aircraft.

- For example a helicopter will usually fly low and slow, and it can turn in tight circles that a fixed-wing aircraft can't. Sometimes an aircraft isn't labelled right on ADSB. I presume this is the fault of the pilot or maintenance or whoever configured/initialized the ADSB transponder.

You can look up the specifications on a helicopter and learn their maximum altitude; it varies by model, but choppers NEVER fly as high as an airplane.

- Other times the flight path appears strangely jagged. I am quite certain the plane did not actually fly a jagged course since that is physically impossible in conventional aviation. Rather, the transponder is transmitting data points that are inaccurate, and ADSBexchange software is connecting the dots. The result is what appears to be a jagged course. I am guessing that sometimes military aircraft deliberately add a random value to their position so they purposely do not report a precise accurate position, for Op Sec reasons.

If they don't want us to see them on ADSB, they can turn off their transponder. Flight controllers' radar will still pick up the plane's location, but civilians like us won't have the added info provided by ADSB digitally-coded replies to radar pings.

- Some of the high-flying aircraft will never give their true altitude. A military anon reported that some often fly far higher than 40,000 - 45,000 feet, but report their altitude as 40,000. So take altitude with a grain of salt. Did you notice that ADSB color-codes the aircraft trail according to altitude? Did you notice that altitude is also reported in the text fields on the right side?

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225318  No.15040

Files located and will be posted here.

Getting Started with Planefagging

Useful web sites:

ADS-B Exchange - learn how to use the filters

Radarbox - flight scanning

Flightaware - very useful for flight histories and arrivals lists

Flightradar24 - flight scanning

You also need to be able to spot unusual patterns, things that 'don't look right' against the backdrop. It's a skill you can develop and eventually you develop a 'usual suspects list' that KAF R1 has that we watch.

German Air Force (Luftwaffe), Swiss Air Force and French Air Farce aren't to be trusted. 2-reg planes are 'wheelmen' for the wealthy, such as Soros as they can't travel via normal routes. 2-reg planes are 'military' and can bypass some customs checks (hint).

ATC Live can be useful if you know a happening is going on around an airport. Listening to the Tower can provide insight.

Anything else, just ask. Kekistan Recon 1 can always use new recruits.

More Planefagging Stuff

Helicopters (helos) - groups of helos, particularly Medevac or Mercy Flight ones, should attract attention. This may indicate arrests or renditions, as Q etc. won't use military helos for that as a Black Hawk gets the wrong sort of attention and freaks the straights. Someone from a Medevac helo that "Wants to take you to a place of safety" doesn't attract so much suspicion.

Tankers, Poseidons, Nightwatches and Mercurys all mean something military is going on. Fighters don't usually squawk on ADS-B, they only have IFF (although an F-15 called DARK21 did squawk in the UK a few times around Christmas). Remember, you only get to see what they want you to see.

It's all in the patterns and follow your instincts. If you think it's post-worthy, put it up and your squadron colleagues will assist and guide you.

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fe1393  No.15041

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Flight History

Sometimes you want to find out where that plane has been, or what it routinely does.

One way is to click the ADSB Other Tracking Info pulldown then Flight History.

You can search on ICAO number,

Registration, or Callsign.

Some of these searches don't work or hang forever.

If it works, you'll get a list of flight history that's available on ADSBexchange, by date.

Try clicking a date to see the whole flight trace on a map.

These can be quite enlightening.

We'll get into other websites, several ways to track civilian aircraft, other ways to get flight history, etc. later, as needed.

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225318  No.15043

Things to try

→Open ADSB in its own browser (not a tab). I put mine in a different Linux workspace so I can easily switch between planefagging and the board with one key combination.

→Open multiple copies of ADSB in different tabs to watch different locations.

→Zoom to the entire USA and count the number of MIL flights listed; compare with 'normal' for the day of the week and time of day.

→Sort ADSB table by Flag and look for foreign flights, or an unusual number of USMC in the air other than around a Marine base.

→Sort by Silhouette and notice helicopers in unusual places or clustered. Notice unusual kinds of aircraft like Ospreys, Fighter Jets, Refuelling Tankers, Drones (UAVs), Balloons (rare), U2.

→Sort by Registration and look for 02-xxxx

→Sort by Callsign and look for MAGMAxx which is JSOC, usually of interest. Other callsigns also sometimes indicate the nature of the mission.

→Sort by speed and look for planes going unusually fast (>500 kn) or unusually slow.

→Sort by altitude and look for planes flying over 40,000' which would tend to indicate they are in a hurry and avoiding civilian air traffic which generally flies lower.

→If your browser doesn't crash when you try this, on the ADSB Menu, Aircraft tab, select "tails for all aircraft". Then zoom out and look for interesting patterns.

→If you notice someone circling or flying surveillance patterns, zoom in and see what it is.

→Screencap very frequently - you never know when something interesting is going to drop off the map. I use Shutter on Linux for screencaps.

→Learn where the US military bases are and what kinds of aircraft activities are normal in their vicinity.

→Helicopters that have been in the air for a long time are interesting, as are those continuously circling at low altitude.

→Learn the different kinds of planes and their typical missions.

→Pick one area of the world to concentrate on, and become very familiar with what is typical there.

Thoughts from a semi-novice planefag, still learning.

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225318  No.15044

Planefag Tools

Public Flight Tracking: flightradar24.com

Military Flight Tracking: adsbexchange.com

Aircraft Incidents: aviation.globalincidentmap.com

FAA N-Number Inquiry: registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/nnum_inquiry.aspx

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Planefag Tools updated to include www.ads-b.nl/

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Planefag Tools are incomplete!

Flightradar24.com, adsbexchange.com, and Planefinder.net ALL filter the data. Adsb says they don't, but they do.

If you really want to know what's going on in the skies, you have to set up your own radar. You can do it for under $100.

https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/

The real planes to watch are the outsourced DOJ contractors. Look up Sam Richards + FBI Sky Spies if you need to catch up. Cliff Notes…The FBI, DEA, + others set up fake companies to register their planes. They have publicly admitted this (after getting caught).

Deep State Air Fleet is the real story.

You won't see any aircraft that doesn't want to be seen on flightradar24 + adsbexchange.

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225318  No.15045

Tracking Planes

I use Flightaware to track aircraft that are obviously of interest or are on long-haul flights, as it provides better tracking of flights when the ADS-B ping drops off over the coast, or over remote areas where there are no ADS-B transponders..

ADS-B Exchange will just show the end of the trail, whereas Fkightaware will attempt to give you an estimated track until a new ping is heard. Leaving the window open will also allow you to monitor Flightaware for when the ping returns.

Flightradar allows you to select a 'species' of plane (such as helicopter), or a specific type of plane. Executive jets of interest are Cessna Citations, Learjets, Dassault Falcons and similar, particularly if they aren't showing a call sign or may show 'Blocked' on Flightradar. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies may charter these types of planes and if you see two in formation with 'Blocked' call signs, this may be an escorted flight. It's worth comparing Radarbox to Flightradar to ensure that you aren't just picking up an ADS-B echo though, we've seen this happen.

Executive jets associated with big money (e.g. banks and trustees) are also of interest, particularly since the Wells Fargo exec was sucked out of that plane and killed. Planes are leased and mortgaged and banks/trustees have an interest in this market.

Flight History

For some aircraft of interest, It's worth downloading the flight log. Flightaware and ADS-B Exchange, along with ADS-B.nl for military planes, are invaluable for this. Retaining the history allows us to go back in the future and compare what we saw with actual events.

Screenshots

Any aircraft of interest should be 'tagged and bagged' with a screenshot. I use Paint, but any simple graphics that you can cut and paste into is good enough. Please mark any targets or destinations of interest on your screenshot and provide some context as to why this was interesting to you.

Why aren't some Air Forces trustworthy?

This is a bugbear of mine. I've seen too much of the French Air Farce, the Swiss and the Germans sneaking off to unusual places such as Argentina, Kazakhstan and the like. ASsk yourself why do the Swiss need an air force? SImple answer is that they don't, as they remain neutral in wars, but they do need the military facility to bypass Customs and Immigration, in a way similar to the 2-reg planes.

Routine Flights

As you watch the skies, you'll start to see regular patterns. The British, Qataris, German, Belgian and French Air Forces regularly fly to the US and they participate in training exercises.

=Very Unusual Planes==

From time to time, you'll see Israeli Kafirs, Hawker Hunters and even MiG-21s over the US. These are used by ATAC and are also used ij Top Gun exercises to allow fighter pilots to gain experience in jets with different abilities. Don't panic if you see them!1

Spoopy Activity

Any planes that have to 'Go Around' or that may have been diverted/refused landing permission are very interesting, as these may indicate a happening. Tag and bag these for future reference.

Some planes may also try to keep flying below 4000ft as this may cause ASDS-B to fall off. I have personal experience of seeing 2-reg planes do this and it sticks out a mile. Always tag and bag these.

Squawks

On ADS-B exchange, you may see a plane 'squawk' 7600, 7770 or similar. These indicate an emergency and should be monitored, although some pilots manage to squawk 7700 while they are still setting the plane up on the tarmac.

Drones and UAVs

Drones and UAVs always indicate military activity. PIZZA13 was one drone that captured our attention at the time certain other events related to pizza were going on. If you see a UAV, screenshot it as it indicates that events are being monitored by the military. You may also see P-8 Poseidons, P-3 Orions, along with other surveillance and intel gathering planes such as Sentrys, Nightwatches, Sentinels, Joint Rivets, AWACS, Hawkeyes and Mercurys. Always worth screenshotting these.

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fe1393  No.15046

>>15043 Hahaha. I posted that on Planefags101 over a year ago while I was learning. Thanks fren.

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225318  No.15048

Squawks

You will sometimes see aircraft flagged up in the lists in red with a squawk code of 7500, 7600, or 7700.

Don't panic & over react when you see one usually it is operator error or the controller has requested that they use one of these codes to more easily identify the aircraft on a cluttered radar screen.

Sometimes the codes are used to give the controllers some practice of handling an emergency - I have seen single/two seat fighter or trainer aircraft using the 7500-hijack code.

The most common code is 7600 as aircraft are handed off from one control area to another they change to the wrong frequency & can't talk to who they need to talk to so to alert the local controller they use the 7600 code & listen out on the emergency frequency until the controller establishes contact.

The 7700 code is for genuine emergencies such as engine failure or bird strike etc. Sometimes airliners use this when they have miscalculated their fuel consumption, needed to divert to another airport & need priority for landing.

The codes have specific meanings -

7500 – Hijack

7600 – Lost Comms (radio failure)

7700 – Emergency

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225318  No.15049

OPSEC

When you spot a cluster of unusual activity, such as a bunch of helos or recon aircraft orbiting an area consider the operational security aspect.

These aircraft might be engaged on an active operation with boots on the ground and we don't want to put special operators at risk.

It is better to bag and tag what you find and post it later to allow the special operators time to complete their mission.

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225318  No.15053

Clarity

Try not to post screen captures with half a gazillion overlapping tracks.

Just show the tracks of the relevant aircraft.

Adjust the zoom/cropping of the capture so that it is evident where the aircraft is and what it is doing.

On ADS-B scroll through the data list select & highlight the relevant aircraft so that its details are visible on the capture.

If necessary post two or more captures with one zoomed in close and the other zoomed out.

If you have an interesting group of aircraft or cluster of activity zoom in or out to capture the whole cluster highlighting aircraft & tracks as well as posting the individual aircraft.

Add a simple short explanation of what you have captured.

Try not to fill the post with a rambling wall of words.

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225318  No.15054

Keep Calm Don't Panic

Sometimes events happen & other non-planefag anons start freaking out but don't let this panic you.

Usually this is an event such as a shooting, air attack, or air crash or something similar.

Try to ascertain what is happening and where to focus your search & then try to capture anything relevant.

Do try to keep those that tend towards panic reassured & informed about what you find & what is happening.

Sometimes you will find that you are trying to track multiple aircraft widely dispersed around the world.

Sometimes the aircraft you are trying to track plays hard to get or the trackers start acting up making thing difficult for you.

If this happens don't be afraid to put a call out to the other planefags for assistance tracking.

Beware of random aircraft shills

Sometimes shills try to deflect your attention by asking you about some random aircraft and ask if you know anything about it.

Generally they don't know what the aircraft was or when they saw it.

They will say something like 'I saw a strange plane acting in a strange way in some obscure location on an unspecified date' and then expect you to know what it was all about.

It can be an interesting way to waste half a day if you are bored but generally it leads nowhere.

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225318  No.15057

ATAC

ATAC the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company - is a company owned by Textron that provides training solutions for the military.

Basically they provide targets for the various branches of the military to practise there tactics on in a safe way.

These aircraft operate out of and around the following areas primarily (see map highlighted orange) although they can be found almost anywhere if they are needed by the military -

Point Mugu California, the training bases/areas around Las Vegas Nevada, the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Florida, the East coast of Florida up to the Norfolk Virginia area.

The operate a variety of aircraft the F-21 Kfir, Hawker Hunter, & L39 Albatross.

Whilst they can be fun to watch when things are quiet they are not of any importance to our task.

OMEGA

Omega is a company that provides aerial refuelling tankers for the military on a contract basis.

Most of their work is to do with training & supporting military exercises.

Mostly they are to be found around Southern California & just off the coast.

These aircraft have nothing to do with chemtrails or weather modification.

They use Boeing 707 and DC-10 aircraft roughly equivalent to the KC-135 & KC-10 used by the USAF.

As with ATAC the Omega aircraft can be found almost anywhere they are needed by the military.

As with ATAC Omega has nothing to do with our task.

For more info -

ATAC - http://atacusa.com

Omega - http://www.omegaairrefueling.com

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225318  No.15058

Posting Captures

When posting captures try to keep them clean and easily read.

Highlight just the aircraft of interest preferably with a track trail so that its activity can be discerned.

Capture the details of the flight data - showing aircraft type, callsign, registration etc.

If need be edit with arrows or markers to highlight the details of the flight or other info.

Avoid heavily cluttered screens and multiple tracks where possible.

If necessary post two or more captures one showing the complete flight and others zoomed in to show more detail.

Add a short description about the flight avoiding a large wall of words.

All that is really necessary is the identity of the flight, its start finish locations, whether it is relevant to global events, stuff in the breads, or in the news etc.

Digging for info

If the skies are quiet dig around for info about some of the spoopy planes in the notables these are mainly the 2-#### aircraft.

Digging is as important as the tracking.

We need to find if they are connected to (((them))) the (((deep state))) etc.

If you find relevant info linking the planes to what is happening post it in the research bread.

If the info is not apparently relevant save it on your computer rather than post it in the bread because it might become relevant later.

Recently someone requested for planefags to dig for info into a flight into Bushehr Iran last year that subsequently to a 'Q' post and details about the Uranium 1 deal.

Use lateral thinking when digging not just flight tracking stuff.

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225318  No.15059

Clogging the Bread

When things are habbening and the bread is busy try to avoid posting unless it is vital.

Many thing get buried when people shit up the bread with unnecessary stuff.

If you are tracking multiple aircraft wait a while and then post all the updates in one post.

Updating the Anons

Remember we are the 1st Recon Squadron & recon is our purpose.

When tracking I periodically check for global incidents using a number of sites see for links- >>1312191

If you spot something of particular relevance don't be afraid to post a general SITREP report to help keep the other anons aware of what is happening it might well be relevant to their digging.

The anons & concernfags sometimes pick-up on an alarmist tweet or news report & can tend to overreact.

If this happens check out the live threat maps to see if you can shed more light on the situation.

Occasionally if they start getting panicky or concerned an anon will ask us if we know anything about the situation - in this event try to be obliging and give them what raw facts you can find n the threat assessment sites.

Report what you see and not what you think is happening.

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225318  No.15061

Some More Useful Planefagging tools

Unusual activity can quite often be related to military exercises or air displays.

Below are a couple of links that I find useful.

The bottom links are great for info about military equipment, air displays, and other general stuff.

https://shape.nato.int/nato-exercises

https://www.milavia.net/

http://www.deagel.com

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225318  No.15066

CHECKING N-#### NUMBERS

N-#### Numbers can be checked @ Federal Aviation Administration site.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/nnum_inquiry.aspx

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225318  No.15079

Checking Military Tail Numbers

Another useful site if you have an aircraft with no type ID, but you have a tail number is

https://www.live-military-mode-s.eu/

You can look the aircraft up by country - it can take a long time to load a page, particularly the US as they have a lot of aircraft.

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225318  No.15083

TRACKING DIFFICULT TARGETS

Sometimes a plane can be difficult and very uncooperative to track.

This is particularly so with the spoopy 2-#### planes, JSOC planes, and some other mainly military stuff.

In certain regions around the world such as Africa, Middle East, Caspian Sea, Oceanic areas & other remote areas/places tracking coverage can be non-existent, patchy, or unreliable.

To mitigate the problem slightly what you can do when tracking a problem plane is to watch and monitor other nearby aircraft travelling in the same speed/direction.

By following these other aircraft you can estimate the position of the 'missing' or 'uncooperative' aircraft.

If a flight plan is listed for the aircraft you can use this to plot the course & position & estimate where it might pop up again.

Often an aircraft will drop off one tracker system but will still show on another so try using an alternative tracker or two trackers at once.

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225318  No.15091

2-#### PLANES

These aircraft are a bit of a bug bear with there spoopy behaviour. These are civilian planes registered in Guernsey and have managed to get 'Military' status, so that they can bypass customs and immigration (handy).

They all seem to be owned by shell companies, so many that some are like Russian dolls with lots of layers (designed to throw tax evasion investigators off).

It would help a lot if you can try and dig into the backgrounds of these aircraft.

So far we have only managed to scratch one off the list. This guy -

2-MAPP

As far as we can tell he is all above board.

The captured flight profile shows a typical photomapping profile. The figure eight loops along his journey are where he has carried out a wind drift check to calculate wind speed & direction.

The zigzag part of the flight is where he is carrying out the mapping part of the flight gathering images/data to be put into maps or to be used for scientific study etc.

As we are pretty confident this guy is on the up & up there is no reason to track/capture this guy unless you spot him doing something odd that doesn't look like a recce/mapping profile.

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225318  No.15094

https://www.2-reg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/REGISTER-1-June-2018.pdf

JUNE 2018 2-reg planes registered in Guernsey

http://www.guernseyregistry.com/homepage

Guernsey Business Register: who owns these planes?

http://woodair.net/Jersey_Register/JerseyRegister.htm

The Jersey Register only shows 3 planes

https://www.jerseyfsc.org/registry/documentsearch/

Jersey Business Registry

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225318  No.15097

NEW SPOOPY PLANE REGISTRY

AIR SERVICE LIEGE, BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS

These are the fleet markings that I've discovered so far.

OO-GEE, OO-STE, PH-PKX, OO-ASL, OO-CEJ, PH-VBG, OO-PRM, OO-ACC, PH-HWM, PH-FJK, OO-XLS, PH-DWS, OO-VMF, PH-MYX, OO-AMR, PH-MFX, OO-NEY, OO-IDE, OO-LET, OO-ACO, OO-PXK, OO-ARO, OO-GMJ and OO-ACC.

I don't know at this stage if these have 'Military' rating or not, this needs to be confirmed one way or the other.

Website:- http://www.aslgroup.eu/

Good hunting!

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225318  No.15103

Silkway Planes

OK, so OCD got the better and I had to log the Silkway Cargo planes from YT. Here's what I have for the last month or so.

VP-BCR - Schipol - 23 May 18

EC-MJS - Dhaka - 21 May 18

VQ-BWY - Montreal - 4 Jun 18

VQ-BVC - Kansai - 16 Jun 18

RA-76511 (also marked as EW-583TH) - Doncaster - 11 Jun 18

4K - A260 - Belgrade - 9 Jun 18

4k - SW008 - Komatsu - 2 Jun 18

From the Silkway website I gleaned the following tail numbers.

I-SWIA, VQ-BVB, 4k - SW800, RA- 86563,

I'm putting these out for the Planefags to make note of, Silkway Cargo may be one of the ways that they are shipping weapons and other stuff around using Azerbaijan aircraft.

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225318  No.15108

And from your tail numbers combined with Int'l aircraft prefixes:

VPB = Bermuda

EC = Spain

RA =Russia

4K = Azeraijan

I = Italy

VQ has two listings:

VQ-T = Turks/Caicos

VQ-H = Saint Helena/Ascension

Well freakin' done, Anon!!!

https://www.skytamer.com/5.2.htm

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225318  No.15110

Aircraft Not Showing on the Map

Locating a plane that isn't on the map using latitude + longitude.

Open maps.google.com

In the search bar paste the latitude + longitude from ADSB. (Delete the words but keep the degrees). Like so:

46.01642° 26.36403°

Comma separator works but is optional

Negative longitude is parsed correctly as west longitude. If your lat/long includes E or W Google maps can parse that as well.

Google maps can parse latitude and longitude in various formats including degrees/minutes/seconds, decimal degrees, etc.

Hit enter and locate your aircraft.

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225318  No.15114

Here's my short list of "when to tag and bag" gleaned from the experience of our squad leaders.

What to Tag and Bag

Diverted/refused landing permission

Keeps flying <4000ft

Any drones and UAVs

Any P-8 Poseidons, P-3 Orions, other surveillance and intel planes such as Sentrys, Nightwatches, Sentinels, Joint Rivets

Any AWACS, Hawkeyes, Mercurys

Any MAGMA callsign – but don’t post until they have “feet wet” (over water) when returning after a mission. Don’t endanger their mission by premature posting.

If you suspect an operation, bag and tag it, but post it later; allowing special operators time to complete their mission.

And here's the beginnings of a spreadsheet I'm using to keep my head organized. This is by no means complete. Just adding aircraft as I learn about them from our squad leader. This is a couple of days worth. I expect this will get very long and welcome suggestions for additional columns of data we'd like to collect, like last sighting for example?

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225318  No.15117

Medevac Helicopter Fagging

Sometimes we suspect medevac choppers are being used for extractions. Often these are type EC35 (Europcopter, Lakota) on which military pilots are trained. Also EC30, EC45.

You can often tell it's a medevac by the owner's name. Failing that, by a photo of the chopper; air ambulances are prominently marked.

When sorting medevacs the following Reg. No. suffixes are often chosen by medevac owners:

AM = Air Methods (co. name)

PH = Phi Air Med (co. name)

ME = MEdevac

MT = Med transport

LF = life flight

ER = emerg room

RX = med

MH = med helicopter.

We are compiling a list of known US medevac choppers. Attached list is just a first stab to get the list started.

Try ADSB with filters MIL=OFF, species=helicopter. When suspect is ID'd, click that chopper's flightaware link to open flightaware tracking.

Or try Flightradar24 with 1 filter, type=EC35. Use Multi-Select (upper right corner) to select up to 4 helicopter dots at once and display their ownership. Change settings to display either just Reg. No. or just Callsign. No-callsign "blocked" does not necessarily mean anything and if you change it to display to Reg. No., at least you can input that chopper's Reg. No. into flightaware for tracking.

On flightaware you can zoom into the map and actually see exactly where it lands and takes off, near a hospital, military base, residential address, middle of nowhere, etc. Chopper tracking often disappears a few hundred feet elevation before landing though. Watch the altimeter to decide if it's fixing to land and screencap before it disappears.

MedevacFagging is an advanced level of planefagging and it's definitely an acquired skill with a learning curve.

Hope this helps somebody.

Over.

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225318  No.15122

Text version of medevac chopper list, sorted alphabetically.

A119

CLINIC3

N130EE

N130MU

N139AM

N139MH

N145CH

N184WK

N230AM

N252SA

N253AM

N281HC

N301PH

N314PH

N320PH

N321RX

N329PH

N381PH

N384PH

N435LL

N438CM

N442ME

N448ME

N4558MT

N527ME

N556LF

N686LF

N703ME

N811ME

N911BF

N911ER

N911PN

N932ME

N952AL

N954AL

N978LF

REACH Air Medical 8

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225318  No.15124

Some help ID'ing civilian choppers in the US. List is far from complete.

Some suffixes often associated with medevac choppers:

AM = Air Methods (an owner's name)

PH = Phi Air Med (an owner's name)

ME = MEdevac

MT = Med transport

LF = life flight

ER = emerg room

RX = med

MH = med helicopter

I don't believe there is any formal requirement to use specific suffixes for medevacs; it's whatever the owner picks or can get. Glance down this list at the ones marked EMS and those are confirmed medevacs. Those not categorized in the list haven't been ID'd yet.

It's apparent that medevacs are not limited to Eurocopter 35, 135 or Lakota; other models are also in medevac service.

On ADSB, after clicking a chopper of interest, click the Flightaware link (CTRL-click to open a new tab if tracking many). Flightaware will keep tracking that specific chopper while you look around. You can set the map to satellite and zoom in and actually see if it's landing in a neighborhood, on a freeway, or in a hospital parking lot (well you can guess anyway). You can also scroll down below the map and see its recent flights; if medevac you may be able to determine where it's based (usually a regional or municipal airport) and whether it does fly to/from a hospital. Photos of the chopper can be helpful to determine if it's an air ambulance/EMS.

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225318  No.15126

Unusual NASA aircraft

NASA has a large fleet of aircraft. Many are used for research & testing duties. They also have a sizeable collection of general transport types to fly employees from site to site.

The test & research types can often be seen flying strange patterns over Nevada S Cal or other places for general aerodynamic research or atmospheric research.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NASA_aircraft

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225318  No.15132

Blocked Call Sign Status

1. I imagine that any aircraft can refrain from transmitting its callsign. Commercial flights want to be tracked so they will generally not do this. Some military flights evidently are under orders to keep a low profile and their ADSB is turned off or selectively enabled. There are numerous scenarios where an a/c will not transmit any callsign. Some of the radar sites designate this as "blocked".

2. Ditto.

3. Airspeed is a function of many factors. First, look up what kind of plane it is, then look up its specifications. The specs will give maximum speed and cruising speed, as well as max altitude and typical cruising altitude. ATC can tell an a/c what altitude to fly at for safety reasons (avoid collision) and a/c can also vary speed/altitude as necessary due to wind, weather, thunderheads, approach pattern, etc. You should understand the speed as a function of a/c capabilities and mission.

If you see a military Gulfstream or Citation flying at >500 knots at 42,500' you can probably assume they are in a hurry to get somewhere therefore it is an important flight to transport military brass.

Hope that helps.

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225318  No.15136

Prisoner Transfers to Guantanamo

Here are some 'airlines' that fly into Guantanamo with their respective call prefixes and airline names.

ABX - ABX Air - Abex

BSK - Miami Air - Biscayne

CSQ - IBC Airways - Chasqui

SCX - Sun Country Airlines - Sun Country

ATN - Air Transport - Air Transport

EGS - No Airline name

Planefags may wish to watch out for these 'civilian' flights.

When ADSBExchange.com is down

We have had success using the mobile version when the regular web edition is down. You can use it from a desktop if you can figure out the mobile URL.

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225318  No.15137

We know that flight originate from military installations or regional airports, such as

Norfolk Chambers KNGU

Andrews Joint Base ADW

Manassas Field KHEF

Patuxent Naval Station NHK

Fort Lauderdale FLL

Jacksonville KNIP

Miami KMIA

Checking the Departure tables for these may provide a clue.

These and knowing the airlines used may help us find the transfer flights. Flights that have exec jet escort are also highly probable to have targets aboard.

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225318  No.15139

KAF Recon Squad has narrowed down what to watch in regard to possible prisoner transfers to Guantanamo. These are the locations where we might expect to see medevac choppers along with possible military Blackhawk or military executive jet escorts acquiring prisoners or delivering them for further transport to Gitmo on the daily scheduled commercial flights.

I felt that KAF Recon Squad needed a better search algorithm to focus our limited resources on areas that are more likely to be productive, and this is what we came up with.

- - - - - - - - - -

Norfolk Naval Station - Chambers Field VA

Andrews Joint Base MD

Manassas Field VA

Patuxent Naval Station MD

Fort Lauderdale FL

Jacksonville FL

Miami FL

Rarely:

Chicago O’Hare IL

and DC

- - - - - - - - - -

We also need to check the arrival and departure tables for Gitmo, airport code NBW (=MUGM), regularly. https://flightaware.com/live/airport/MUGM

has free recent history only, so needs regular checking.

We also know there is or may be ongoing construction work at Gitmo. We located several construction bids for upgrading the Navy's wharf, construction of 13,000 units of "displaced persons housing" plus support personnel infrastructure, a legal complex including six SCIF sites for defense attorneys and their clients, and something about installing padding for the prison cells.

So we recognize that some of the daily flights could be related to that construction activity.

Hope the spreadsheet helps. Sometimes I need to organize my thoughts in writing when there is so much distracting chaos/energy on the general breads.

R7

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225318  No.15142

Aircraft Linked to C_A Extraordinary Rendition Flights

https://www.shannonwatch.org/content/aircraft-linked-cia-extraordinary-rendition-flights

Text paste for searchability

Part 1 of 2

Aircraft Details

Cessna 208, registration N1016 Now in use in Canada. Previously registered to Pro-Air Leasing, Wilmington, Delaware and Crowell Aviation Technologies, a CIA shell company with the same address as Premier Executive Transport Service.

Beech B200C, registration N157A Aviation Specialties Inc, Washington DC. Uses Johnston County airfield, NC.

Raytheon Hawker 800XP, registration N168BF Wells Fargo North West Trust, Salt Lake City

CN-235-300, registration N168D Devon Holding & Leasing Inc, Lexington, NC

Beech B300, registration N173S Stevens Express Leasing, Tennessee (a CIA front company)

CN-235, registration N187D Devon Holding & Leasing Inc, Lexington, NC

CN-235, registration N196D Devon Holding & Leasing Inc, Lexington, NC

Gulfstream V, registration N1HC "Operated from 3 June 2006 to 25 August 2007 by the United States Aviation Company, and from 25 August 2007 by Hardesty-Gulfstream LLC.

More information here (from The Rendition Project)"

Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (C-130), registration N2189M Current owner unknown. Previously registered to Tepper Aviation (CIA contractor) and Rapid Air Transport.

CN-235, registration N219D Devon Holding & Leasing Inc, Lexington, NC

Learjet 35, registration N221SG Path Corporation, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (a CIA shell company)

Gulfstream IV, registration N227SV Assembly Point Aviation Inc, Glens Falls, NY. Operated by Richmor Aviation.

Beech B200C, registration N312ME Aviation Specialties Washington, DC

Boeing 737, registered as N313P, then N4476S "Operated as N4476S by Keeler & Tate Management and as N313P by Premier Executive Transport Services.

The Rendition Project (here) notes that the plane was owned by the CIA, although operated through a series of shell companies."

Gulfstream IV, previously registered as N325RC, N331P and N134BR Unknown current owner and registration number. Previously registered as N331P to Imperial Air and as N134BR to GSCP (NJ) Inc.

Boeing 737, previously registered as N368CE Previously registered to Premier Aircraft Management, Las Vegas, Nevada and Vision Airlines

Gulfstream V, registered as N379P, N8068V and N44982 "Previously registered as N126CH to N126CH LLC and then Wilmington Trust Company, as N44982 to Bayard Foreign Marketing LLC, as N8068V to Premier Premier Executive Transport Services, and as N379P to Premier Executive Transport Services.

More information here (from The Rendition Project)"

Raytheon B300C/350C, registration N4009L Stevens Express Leasing Inc (Cordova TN)

Gulfstream IV, registration N404AC Cottonwood Aviation, Houston, Texas. Previous owner was Apache Aviation Inc (Houston TX)

Raytheon B200C, registration N4456A Aviation Specialties Inc, Washington, DC

Raytheon B300C/350C, registration N4466A Aviation Specialities Inc (Beltsville MD). Previously registered to Stevens Leasing

Raytheon B200C, registration N4489A Aviation Specialties Inc, Washington DC

Lockheed 382G-44K-30, registered as N4557C and now N3796B Northcap LLC. Previously registered as N44557C to Rapid Air Transport Inc, a CIA shell company.

Gulfstream IV, registration N475LC L-3/Braxton, Great Falls, Montana. Operator is Centurion.

Gulfstream IV, registration N478GS L-3/Braxton, Great Falls, Montana Operator is Centurion

Gulfstream G-1159A, registration N50BH Crystal Jet Aviation Inc Albany, NY. Operated by Richmond Aviation

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225318  No.15144

Part 2 of 2

De Havilland DHC-8-315, registration N505L Path Corporation of Rehoboth Beach, DE

Raytheon B200C, registration N5139A Aviation Specialties Inc, Washington DC

Raytheon B200C, registration N5155A Aviation Specialties Inc, Washington, DC

Learjet 35, registration N541PA Phoenix Air Group Inc, Cartersville, GA

Learjet 35, registration N547PA Phoenix Air Group Inc, Cartersville, GA

Learjet 35A, registration N549PA CFF Air Inc, 824 Market St Mall Ste 1000 Wilmington, DE

Beech 200C, registration N58AS Current owner and registration number unknown. Previously registered to Stevens Leasing.

DC-10-30, registration N600GC Gemini Leasing Inc, Dulles, Virginia

De Havilland DHC-6-300, registration N6161Q Aviation Specialties Inc, Washington DC

Lockheed 382G-44K-30, registered as N8183J and N2679C Q2P LLC. Previously registered to Rapid Air Transport and operated by Tepper Aviation, Inc.

Lockheed L100-30, registration N8213G H S L Company, Great Falls, Montana

Gulfstream G-1159A, registered as N259SK and previously as N829MG N259SK registered to S & K Aviation, Tampa, FL. Previously registered as N829MG

Boeing 757-23A registered as N226G L-3 Capital LLC, Helena, MT. Operated by Comco.

Gulfstream IV, registered as N227SV and N85VM "N227SV registered to Assembly Point Aviation Inc, Glens Falls, NY and was operated by Richmor Aviation. Previously registered as N85VM.

More information here (from The Rendition Project)"

LearJet 36, registered as N71PG Phoenix Air Group Inc, Cartersville, GA

LearJet 35, registered as N54PA VPC Planes LLC (Wilmington DE). Operated by Phoenix Air Group

Cessna TR182, registered as N1018H Tepper Aviation

Fairchild SA227-AT, registered as N120JM Path Corporation, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Cessna 208B, registered as N212CP Path Corporation, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Bell 412, registered as N219MG Eastern Shore Holdings Inc, Rehohoth Beach, DE

Super Puma AS322L1, registered as N486AE Eastern Shore Holdings Inc, Rehohoth Beach, DE

Super Puma AS322L1, registered as N588AE Eastern Shore Holdings Inc, Rehohoth Beach, DE

Bell 412, registered as N719GB Eastern Shore Holdings Inc, Rehohoth Beach, DE

VS M1-8-MTV-1, registered as N8062Z Eastern Shore Holdings Inc, Rehohoth Beach, DE

Bell B407, registered as N837DR Eastern Shore Holdings Inc, Rehohoth Beach, DE

DC3, registered as N845S Stevens Express Leasing, Inc. Cordova, TN

Casa C-212-DF, registered as N964BW, and now N6369C Aviation Worldwide Services, Moycock, NC

Casa C-212-DF, registered as N965BW Aviation Worldwide Services, Moycock, NC

Casa 212-200, registered as N966BW Aviation Worldwide Services, Moycock, NC

Casa C-212-CD, registered as N967BW. Aviation Worldwide Services, Moycock, NC

Casa C-212-CD, registered as N968BW and now N2357G Aviation Worldwide Services, Moycock, NC

Gulfstream V, registered as N44982 Bayard Foreign Marketing LLC

Gulfstream IV, registered as N476LC Not known

Gulfstream G-1159A, registered as N163PA N163PA LLC 824 Market St Mall Ste 1000 Wilmington DE

Gulfstream G-1159A, registered as N173PA N173PA LLC 824 Market St Mall Ste 1000 Wilmington, DE

Gulfstream IV, registered as N970SJ New World Aircraft Giv-1146 LLC, Allentown, PA. Operated by New World Aviation

Boeing 737, registered as N129QS Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah

Learjet L35A, registered as N35NK Aircraft Guaranty Corporation, 515 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 305, Houston, Texas

Gulfstream IV, registered as N510MG Wachovia Financial Services, Cleveland, OK

Gulfstream II, registered as N5117H Now owned by an individual in Indiana

Boeing 727, registered as N521DB Not known

Gulfstream III, registered as N982RK Operated by Richmor Aviation.

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225318  No.15146

Some Anons were discussing a Northrop Grumman E-8 JSTARS aircraft yesterday. I thought it might help if I try to unravel some of these acronyms that the military use.

JSTARS - Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System

This aircraft is all about command and control, mixed with signals intelligence and target spotting. This aircraft can interact with other signals intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft like the Beech 300 MARSS.

MARSS

Medium Altitude Reconnaisance and Surveillance System. This is a smaller aircraft that can be deployed in larger numbers to form a surveillance or command and control network, totally independent of any other communications systems except other aircraft such as JSTARS, TACOMO or Nightwatch.

E-6 Mercury TACOMO

TACOMO stands for TAke COmmand and Move Out. This is nicknamed "The Doomsday Plane" , as this is what would take over in a war situation if ground command posts are knocked out. This plane site at the top of the military communications tree.

E-4B Nightwatch

This the NCA's "Doomsday Plane". This plane is where the President, Secretary of Defense etc. could be if war had broken out and nuclear weapons were in play. Think of it as the White House in the air.

E-3 Sebtry (AWACS)

This plane is the Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. These would be deployed off the coast to act as high-altitude radar stations during a conflict, to warn of inbound enemy aircraft and/or missiles. Sentries guard the perimeter, hence the name.

P-8 Poseidon

The premier sub-hunting aircraft. This plane took over from the older P-3 Orions as the long-range naval reconnaisance and patrol aircraft. Some P-3s are still out there, but they are being phased out.

If you want to know anything more about a particular aircraft, please post in here and we'll answer your questions.

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225318  No.15152

JSOC - Joint Special Operations Command

JSOC (pronounced 'jaysock') was established in 1980 in the aftermath of the failed attempt by US Special Operations Forces to rescue American hostages held in Iran (Operation Eagle Claw).

JSOC is designed as a common command structure between Army, Air Force and Navy Special Operations elements. As can be deduced from its subordinate units, JSOC's current focus is thought to be counter terrorism. JSOC is a component of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM)

JSOC - sometimes referred to as the National Mission Force - is based at Pope Air Force Base and at Fort Bragg, both of which are in North Carolina.

JSOC - Components

JSOC has the following units under its umbrella:

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Delta Force )

Regimental Reconnaissance Company (75th Ranger Regiment)

Intelligence Support Activity (ISA)

Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) (SEAL Team 6)

24th Special Tactics Squadron

(USAF Combat Controllers / Pararescuemen)

When operating as part of a JSOC task force, attached supporting units such as elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment will fall under control of JSOC. Special Forces CIF companies may also be temporarily brought in for JSOC operations.

Lesser known JSOC components include:

Joint Communications Unit (JCU)

The Joint Communcations Unit (JCU) provides global signals support for JSOC operations. The JCU provides communication links between JSOC elements and, if needed, other parties. It is based at Fort Bragg but may deploy detachments in support of JSOC operations anywhere in the world. JCU communicators graduate from the Special Operations Radio Operators Course, a 6-month training program which teaches the required technical skills. The course also teaches advanced tactics, driving and marksmanship. JCU personnel may attend other military schools such as airborne training.

Aviation Tactics and Evaluation Group (AVTEG)

AVTEG analysises JSOC's avaiation needs, sources aircraft and provides highly skilled pilots. This secretive unit is believed to be organized into 3 battalions. Elements include, among others, an Air Logistics Division, Strike Warfare Division and a Rotary Wing Assault Operations Branch. AVTEG tested the stealth black hawk helicopters employed in the raid that killed Bin Laden.

66th Air Operations Squadron (66th AOS)

Based at Pope AFB, the 66th Air Operations Squadron flies C-130 and other transport aircraft in support of JSOC missions.

Technical Applications Program Office (TAPO)

Procures and deploys new technology for JSOC aviation elements. Such activities included fitting a special SIGINT collection package to RC-12 Guardrail aircraft operated by the ISA.

Ground Applications Program Office (GAPO)

Develops and fields technological programs in support of Delta Force and other JSOC elements.

JSOC Intelligence Brigade (JIB)

Stood up in 2008, the JSOC Intelligence Brigade analyzes intelligence from a wide variety of sources and desminates it throughout JSOC. The brigade features planning, interrogations and intelligence support divisions.

Other units that are either detached to or directly support JSOC include:

PSYOPs

JSOC is provided Military Information Support Operations (MISO, previously known as PSYOPs) by a division within the Intelligence and Operational Security Directorate (ISOD).

Army Compartmented Element (ACE)

ACE is an United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) directorate involved with providing intelligence for Army special operations units. Within ACE is a unit known simply by its abbreviations, BI. This secretive cell is beleved to be staffed by undercover female intelligence collectors and interrogators.

Note: It has been rumoured that Delta Force has also been known as Army Compartmented Element (ACE). This confusion may have been the result of a deliberate effort to obscure any open source reference to one or both units, although it may simply be a case of someone seeing the ACE's listing in Fort Bragg's phone directory and assuming this was Delta Force's new cover name.

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225318  No.15156

CURRENT AIRLINES FLYING TO GITMO

ABX - Abex Air (Part of Air Transport International)

ATN - Air Transport International

BSK - Biscayne (Miami Air International)

CSQ - Chasqui (IBC Airways)

EGS - Envoy Air

SCX - Sun Country Airways

I discovered today that Sun Country Airways fly law student observers to Military trials out to Guantanamo and that First Class on these flights is reserved for victim's families.

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225318  No.15160

We have another new airline serving Guantanamo Bay - airline prefix NCR - National Air Cargo.

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225318  No.15166

Update on AZAZ0909 flights.

There are now five planes that are using this call sign and flying out of Davison Army Air Field. The tail numbers are:-

00-01053, 98-00007, 98-00009, 97-00104 and 01-00301.

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225318  No.15175

STRAWMAN OWNERSHIP OF AIRCRAFT via a TRUST

>moar background

>https://agcorp.com/2017/07/what-is-an-aircraft-trust-and-how-does-it-work/

>What if an aircraft owner does not meet FAA requirements?

>Foreign nationals and others who are not eligible for aircraft ownership under the FAA requirements may still be interested in registering their aircraft. For these individuals, establishing a trust is the best way to maintain FAA registration in the United States.

>What is an aircraft trust?

>An aircraft trust is set up to give the airplane ownership to a trustee who meets the FAA registration requirements on behalf of the true owner. In the trust, the true owner is known as the trustor or trust beneficiary. The title and registration are held in the trustee’s name. The FAA has access to aircraft trust filing paperwork, giving them the identity of the beneficiary.

>What are the advantages of a trust?

>Trusts are primarily set up when aircraft owners do not meet the requirements to register their airplane with the FAA. The FAA is widely accepted, and aircraft that maintain their registration generally have higher resale values.

>While FAA registration is the primary reason for aircraft trusts, they also might be set up for structural purposes, simplification purposes, or convenience. Whatever the reason, a trust can be maintained for an indefinite period of time.

>How does an aircraft trust work?

>A plane is placed in trust and the title of the aircraft is registered to the name of the trustee. The beneficiary of the trust owns a beneficial interest in the trust.

>All correspondence from the FAA goes to the Owner Trustee, who then forwards that information to the beneficiary.

>An operating or lease agreement is created between the beneficiary (or a separate 3rd party) and the trustee, giving the right to operate the aircraft back to the beneficial owner.

>The Operator is obligated to insure, maintain, and operate the aircraft in accordance with FAA requirements.

>The beneficiary can dissolve the trust at any time for any reason.

>The title can be transferred back to the beneficiary at any time, although they may not be able to maintain the FAA registration.

>The trustee cannot sell the aircraft without the beneficiary’s permission.

>The Trustee receives all correspondence from the FAA and passes it on to the beneficiary owner.

found this on General bread & thought it would be of interest to planefags

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225318  No.15178

C560 flight serial numbers of C560s that are known to use the AZAZ0909 call sign

00-01053

98-00007

97-00104

98-00009

01-00301

00-01052

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225318  No.15185

Military Callsign Prefixes

→ RCH#### = 'Regular' transport callsigns, abbreviation of REACH

→ PAT### = Priority Air Transport

→ SAM = Special Air Movement or Special Air Mission

→ SPAR = Special Priority Air Movement

→ CNV#### = Convoy, used by Navy transports e.g. C-40 (version of Boeing737). Same role as Air Force C-40s to transport primarily personnel and/or light freight

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225318  No.15365

Plane model codes worth following

C560 - Cessna Citation Encore V - usually officers or AZAZ0909 Spec Ops flights.

B350 - RC-12X Guardrail (Flying Antenna Farms), MC-12W Liberty SIGINT and E-MARSS planes.

E6 - E-6B Mercury TACAMO (Take Command and Move Out) planes. Flying command posts.

E4 - E-4B Nightwatch, the 'Doomsday Plane'.

P8 - P-9 Poseidon Maritime Recon plane.

P3 - P-3 Orion, older generation Maritime Recon plane.

SW4 - Swearingen Metroliner, like the C560.

LJ35 - Gates Learjet, the USAF equivalent of the C560.

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1763dc  No.15418

>>15365

>>15152

You can add this to the list of models worth following.

C-146A Wolfhound

Typically they use 'HOUND' 'DINGO' & 'MAGMA' callsigns.

They tend to live in the shadows and are usually spotted near Cannon AFB & Duke Field part of the Eglin AFB complex.

C-146A Wolfhound is a tactical transport aircraft designed and manufactured by Fairchild Dornier, for the US Air Force (USAF). The aircraft provides flexible, responsive and operational transportation of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) personnel in the theatre.

The aircraft is also used to conduct non-standard aviation (NSAv) missions to assist Joint Special Operations Command of the USSOCOM.

It is deployed with the 524th Special Operations Squadron of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at Cannon Air Force Base to conduct infiltration, exfiltration, cargo resupply, airlift and other military missions in prepared and semi-prepared airfields across the globe.

The airlift aircraft began operations with the USAF in June 2011 and entered into service with the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) to assist Overseas Contingency Operations in October 2011. It is also deployed with four Geographic Combatant Commands.

Mission

The C-146A Wolfhound’s primary mission is to provide U.S. Special Operations Command flexible, responsive and operational movement of small teams needed in support of Theater Special Operations Commands. Airlift missions are conducted by Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to prepared and semi-prepared airfields around the world.

Features

The C-146A is a twin-engine, high-wing aircraft equipped with a configurable cabin capable of various passenger and cargo combinations, as well as casualty evacuation missions. The aircraft can carry a maximum of 27 passengers or 6,000 pounds of cargo, or up to four litter patients.

Background

The C-146A is the military version of the Dornier 328 turboprop commuter airliner modified to permit cargo and missions. The aircraft has been continuously deployed since October 2011. It currently supports overseas contingency operations across four geographic combatant commands.

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11a8dc  No.15510

Not a planefagger myself but ran into something the other day and wanted to bring it to the team's attention -

Working PF posted with a mention of a possible balloon as an aircraft type based on some factors (can't recall them noaw) but it didn't look right to me based on airspeed.

The target in question was above 14k (aka Flight Level or FL140) and going north at 230kts somewhere in the midwest (southern Iowa iirc).

I know you guys have to interpret the data and sometimes have to present speculation based on your logic and experience, and i have no issue whatsoever with that.

The reason why i disagreed kindly with PF is that the prevailing jetstream in that area is unlikely to be pushing aircraft northbound (meaning from about 345 to 015 heading.)

Air currents CAN push aircraft to some high speeds - i had a transcon flight arrive almost 2 hous early due to fat tailwinds one time. But it's not likely to veer far off the prevailing currents.

Anyhoo, my only point is that if you see flights re-routing or hauling butt, mebbe keep an eye on WX effects like storms, and what the winds aloft are doing.

I just don't think a balloon in the midwest is gonna do 235+ kts due north without serious weather help. Worth keeping in mind.

Y'all absolutely rock. Godspeed

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225318  No.15663

MC-12W Liberty Spy Plane

https://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/mc-liberty/

The MC-12W Liberty aircraft is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft of the United States Air Force (USAF) acquired for Project Liberty. Project Liberty includes Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Enduring Iraqi Freedom (OIF). OEF is the official name designated by the US government for its war in Afghanistan, while OIF is the official name for its war in Iraq.

An asset owned by the Joint Forces Air Component Commander, the aircraft’s key mission is to provide ISR services to the ground forces.

A medium-altitude manned vehicle, the MC-12W is based on the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 and King Air 350ER models, which are variants of the C-12 series. The aircraft is an augmentation of the two King Air models to include ISR capabilities.

The MC-12W has been procured as it can support all the Air Force’s irregular warfare mission needs.

The first combat mission of the MC-12W aircraft was undertaken on 10 June 2009. The aircraft was assigned to the airmen of the 362nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron Detachment 1 and the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing in Camp Liberty, Iraq. The first combat sortie took off from Joint Base Balad, Iraq at 2.30pm for a four-hour mission. At about 6.20pm local time the four member crew completed the sortie.

MC-12W programme

In April 2008, the US Secretary of Defense established a task force to identify and recommend solutions for increased ISR in the US Central Command’s (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) in Project Liberty.

The task force recommended a solution that augmented the C-12 aircraft to suit ISR requirements. The C-12 aircraft are unmanned systems.

The USAF selected a total of 37 C-12 aircraft to be augmented based on the orders of the Secretary of Defense. Out of the 37 aircraft, eight are King Air 350s and the remaining 29 are King Air 350ERs.

These King Air 350s and 350ERs were modified for the USAF with equipment and technologies according to military requirement.

The augmented aircraft’s title was designated as MC-12W, ‘M’ being prefixed to denote that the aircraft is a multirole version of the C-12 series of the Department of Defence.

MC-12W Liberty intelligence gathering

The MC-12W is designed to intensify data collection operations through intelligence-collection capabilities operating in-theatre, allowing real-time full-motion video and signals intelligence for battlefield decisions of military troop leaders.

A fully operational MC-12W would comprise sensors, a ground exploitation cell, line-of-sight and SATCOM data links, as well as a robust voice communications suite. It would have manpower sufficient for 24hour deployed operations.

The first eight aircraft would have an MX-15i system with an infra-red pointer, which would allow the aircraft to signal an object or building to a soldier wearing special goggles on the ground. Further upgrades would provide the aircraft with a state-of-the-art laser designator to target a position with formidable precision.

The overall length and height of the MC-12W are 46ft 8in and 14ft 4in respectively. It has a wingspan of 57ft 11in and covers a wing area of 310ft². The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 15,000lb (augmented 350 version) and 16,500lb (augmented 350ER version).

The MC-12W can carry two pilots and two sensor operators.

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225318  No.15664

EMARSS

The Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) provides a persistent airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to detect, locate, classify, identify and track surface targets with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy during day, night and nearly all weather conditions. It enhances Brigade Combat Team effectiveness by defining and assessing the communications environment and providing surveillance, targeting support and threat warning.

EMARSS contains a tailored set of Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) enabled software intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functionalities to process, exploit and rapidly disseminate the intelligence derived from the imagery sensors. Selected EMARSS imagery is immediately processed on the aircraft and forwarded to DCGS-A for further processing, analysis and reporting.

EMARSS complies with Department of Defense (DOD) Information Technology Standards Registry and Defense Information Systems Network. This architecture enables interoperability with any multiservice or joint system that complies with DOD standard formats for data transfer and dissemination.

EMARSS enables the Aerial Exploitation Battalions within the Intelligence and Security Command to provide command and control, mission planning, sustainment support and deployment packages to facilitate worldwide missions in accordance with standard joint and Army tasking processes.

SPECIFICATIONS

EMARSS-S: Signals Intelligence with Broad Spectrum Signals Intelligence and High Definition (HD) Full Motion Video (FMV)

EMARSS-G: Geospatial intelligence with Wide Area Aerial Surveillance (WAAS), Light Detection and Ranging, and HD FMV

EMARSS-M: Multi-intelligence with Signals Intelligence and HD FMV

EMARSS-V: Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar with Vehicle and Dismount Moving Target Indication, Signals Intelligence and HD FMV

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225318  No.15670

File: 471a1349ae1b8fe⋯.jpg (320.09 KB, 1428x718, 714:359, Rail701 17 Jul 19 0810.jpg)

File: 7c11d21e0c0b980⋯.jpg (254.17 KB, 1431x638, 1431:638, RAIL701 16 Jul 19 0845.jpg)

File: a569a40039770ca⋯.jpg (321.1 KB, 1435x741, 1435:741, RAIL701 16 Jul 19 0935.jpg)

RC-12X Guardrail

he US Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a $750 million contract external link for life cycle services on the service’s Special Electronic Mission Aircraft fleet. 75 fixed-wing airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planes will be covered under the agreement, including RC-12X Guardrail, the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System and Airborne Reconnaissance Low variants. The period of performance is one year, with eight one-year options, and work to be carried out includes program management, systems engineering and modification, supply chain management, and aircraft modifications and elective upgrades. King Aerospace, Inc. and M1 Support Service will also participate in work under the contract.

They’re derived from Hawker-Beechcraft’s popular King Air B200 twin-prop planes, and they look like a dog that just finished chasing a family of porcupines. Their specialty is intercepting enemy communications, and snooping on electronic emissions. At one time, these light “RC-12 Guardrail” aircraft were one of the 3 electronic eavesdropping and surveillance planes slated for replacement by the joint Army-Navy Aerial Common Sensor (ACS) jet, after many years of service in remote trouble spots and large-scale wars around the globe. Now, they’re getting a new lease on life.

The $8 billion ACS program’s suspension, “back to square one” delay, and joint status uncertainties, have turned the Guardrails into a critical asset that need to continue serving. That requires performance improvements and modernization of their electronics to match a quickly-evolving field. To that end, long-standing Guardrail fleet prime contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation has been asked to create the latest entry in the Guardrail family.

The first RU-21 Guardrail aircraft were introduced in 1971, and the role has passed through a number of variants. The most common at present is the RC-12N Guardrail Common Sensor (System 1), delivered in 1992-93. A total of 15 were converted, and 1 was lost in an accident to leave a fleet of 14.

The 9 RC-12P Guardrail Common Sensor (System 2) planes have different mission equipment, including datalink capabilities, fiber optic cabling, and smaller and lighter wing pods. They entered service in 1998. The 3 derivative RC-12Q Direct Air Satellite Relay planes were modified in order to expand the other RC-12Ps’ ability to stay within communications coverage. Hence the notable dome on the top of those aircraft. They were delivered in 2000.

Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will continue upgrading and enhancing about half of this fleet of 27, bringing 14 Guardrail aircraft to the RC-12X version and extending their operational lives to 2025.

That's why I saw RAIL701 flying test flights out of McClellan.

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225318  No.15677

>>15510

That will be a Google Internet balloon. They use them to provide Internet services in some remote areas or in disaster zones where there is no Internet available.

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d7cd31  No.16749

File: 669da1a633e3834⋯.png (202.55 KB, 1600x851, 1600:851, The first planefags.png)

Heyyyyyy Planefages! Fucking welcome brothers! Nice to have ya!

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cf3bde  No.20361

File: 7b9148016634a79⋯.jpg (1.43 MB, 1440x2560, 9:16, Screenshot_2019-07-19-11-3….jpg)

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Anons, not trying to slide anything going on right now, but I just got a Text from a Friend at work. He's a Normie, but slowly waking up. We had a discussion about Chem-Trails a while back, and I explained the difference. Pics Related.

As you can see from the Photo, one, possibly two Heavy Aircraft just dropped a huge Chem-Trail just NW of FT Huachuca, over the West UAV Range, NE of the Black Tower TUAS Facility. The area under this Trail is the Elgin Area of Southeastern Arizona. He called them Contrails, but note how long they are hanging around. The Aircraft initially tracked from the NNW to SSE, then make a left turn, head N, then another left turn to the NW, and initiate a climb. Once they are established, they begin a right turn, and maintain climb, until they are above the light cloud deck, heading North.

This is VERY obvious fuckery. They didn't even try to hide it! Possibly a malfunction in the Aircraft? I tried to see something on ADSB, but nothing, probably had their ADSB Transponders off. What the actual fuck! I'm pissed! I just read yesterday a Post from an Anon saying that Trump has pretty much quashed all the Trailing, and that the Anon had experienced clear Skies for over a month now. We've also had pretty clear Weather here in this area, despite Monsoon Season setting in. This is blatant fuckery, and finally, no one can argue that this is NOT a Contrail, and that Chem-Trail Spraying is alive and well!

Is there another dedicated PF Page for these kind of sightings, as opposed to the Q&A? Not trying to spam here, but Posting to /qresearch or /qrb doesn't seem to attract much attention. The shills in /qresearch had posted 116 posts by the time I composed this and got it uploaded. Thanks in advance.

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11a8dc  No.20443

>>15677

Then I assume it's motorized, because it was heading due N at @ 235kts IAS in roughly southern Iowa, iirc. I remember that it didn't fit the profile of a non-powered A/C becuz it was headed N at FL140-ish. That's not the normal jetstream in that neck o the woods.

Or am I mistaken? 235kts seems high for a balloon, especially that hdg/alt/location.

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d0dfbf  No.20491

>>15677 >>20443

It could also be a Communications Relay Balloon, used my MIL for Secure Comms Relay.

When with the Marines as a TUAS Contractor (Tech-Rep), they were using them to extend Ground Comms between AO's.. Once, I watched as one was launched and a couple of hours later, it was at 120k MSL. They partially de-gassed it, and brought it back to 80k MSL and it just stayed in that area.. over Big Bear, as there are really no winds to speak of at that altitude. The Box attached has very long Foil Antennas for Tx/Rx. When the mission is finished, they deflate the Balloon, and eject the Box, which parachutes to earth. Sounds like the one you're seeing got caught in the Jet-stream, and the CC Ground Station perhaps lost link, and now its a run-away? Who knows..

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e0fc07  No.20606

>>20361

I'm in north Texas watching them cover us up after a beautiful blue-sky day. Sky will be white before sunset

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11a8dc  No.22206

>>20491

Well that's kinda my underlying point. Pretty sure the jetstream doesn't run due north there, much less strong enough to push a balloon to a speed of 235kts at 14000 feet. Do you see what I mean?

Which leads to my overall point - helps to look at the winds aloft data to determine if it's a balloon or powered aircraft. The one i saw reported as a balloon most likely wasn't.

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1e4a6c  No.27464

non q question, but i thought i'd take advantage of specialist knowledge here on something that's puzzled me for years

happened back in the 90s in canada. living on an acreage, had just driven up to garage and saw small dark chopper flying quite low, maybe 8 to 10 feet up. it seemed to barely fly higher than the young apple tree it flew over. was approx 50 to 60 feet distant from garage. seemed as though the back door was open and someone crouching in the opening. chopper flew on, which took it out of view behind garage and house. raced around end of garage to regain view (so, a few seconds) but chopper was not to be seen, though still audible. landscape was such that if it had landed, it would be in view, but it wasn't. looked higher, no chopper. went back to front of house, still heard it but couldn't see it at any elevation. sound of chopper finally faded away but was never again in view.

there had been an armed bank robbery in a nearby town earlier that day with suspects fleeing. when i first saw the chopper i thought maybe they were doing a ground search. it was all a little spoopy. has anyone had similar experience of very low flying craft just disappearing from view?

oh, the next day in a different nearby town, i saw 4 dark green or black copters flying overhead in a diamond formation. would really appreciate anons' thoughts on this. no alcohol or other recreational substances were involved, kek.

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7c8d5b  No.27994

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>27464

Sounds like a military helicopter conducting nap-of-the-earth ultra low altitude training exercise.

Most probably a UH-1 Huey, British Lynx or Puma, or a UH-60 Blackhawk.

Crouching figure would be the crewman/door gunner.

Attack/recce helicopters like hiding behind trees etc to hide from their potential targets.

They are relatively slow and pretty noisy so their best means defence is to use the terrain to avoid being seen.

Sounds like it did a pretty good job of avoiding being seen by you.

A lot of this goes on around the huge Suffield training area in Alberta and probably other areas of Canada too.

https://youtu.be/3F_KGgMwRMM

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1e4a6c  No.28141

>>27994

anon, thank you so much for replying, and i finally have an answer after all these years. that video showed the type of low altitude flying it was doing, and we and all surrounding properties were farmland like in the vid.

honestly none of the models you mentioned really looked like what i saw but then i was able to search for attack recce copters and the md 500 seems to be it.

this was back in southern ontario and we surely had some bases, but local rumour had it that there was an underground US base a bit northwest of our location.

thanks again, anon!

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7c8d5b  No.28177

>>28141

Most probably a US special ops MH-6 / AH-6.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD_Helicopters_MH-6_Little_Bird

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387f4a  No.40425

Planefagging resources provided by an anon

in >>>qresearch/7620652

Aircraft registrations https://www.skytamer.com/5.4.htm

UK aircraft registrations https://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration-commercial/

Milair callsign to base listing http://monitoringtimes.com/MilitaryCallsignList-APR09.pdf

usn squadrons list: www.seaforces.org/usnair/current-units.htm

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cebefb  No.40711

File: a07936e3321446f⋯.jpg (17.9 KB, 380x380, 1:1, SmilingNerdEmoji.jpg)

File: 09412e066645cbb⋯.png (547.94 KB, 1896x929, 1896:929, PF1stpostYay.PNG)

Thanks for making this available here.

I was finally able to figure it out thanks to Planefag school.

Even got a notable out of my first post!

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19134f  No.40909

>>40711

i think this thread got kicked off /qr/ during BO takeover. it's always here bc of low turnover on this board (also, i suspect 8bit keeps moar threads on here before dropoff).

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