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Old 08-04-2014, 4:52 PM
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Cool Air Traffic Over AZ and Radio Callsigns - Meds/LE/Fire, etc

Hello All,

I own the Kinetic SBS-3 and have been "watching" the air traffic over Arizona for a couple of years now. I've been slowly connecting up specific aircraft tail numbers and their radio callsigns or IDs. I'm hoping that some of you may be able to help me ID some of the aircraft I see or have seen with their associated callsign.

Keep in mind there a lot of aircraft that fly over Arizona, but I am only interested in specific types of aircraft, that perform certain missions.

For example, Law Enforcement, Medical, Fire Fighting, Air Shows, and other specialized, not necessarily highly known missions. This is separate from and Federal missions, for example, ICE, CBP, ATF, etc. While I have an interest in "watching" those as well, this thread would be about the City, County, State level entities, as well as a couple of additional categories.

If you can contribute, thank you. Even if you can only confirm that I have the right or wrong call sign associated with an aircraft tail number, that would be helpful.

Also, obviously from my list, I do not have all of the associated aircraft for a specific owner or department, for example, Phoenix PD. If you are able to fill in some of the holes, with a minimum of tail number and callsign associated, that would be much appreciated

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Here is an example list of what I am talking about. These are aircraft that I have seen over the skies of Arizona :

N-Registration/Manufacturer/Type/Callsign/Owner

Air Show/Specialty
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N529B/Boeing/B-29A/Fifi/American Airpower Heritage Fly Museum
N206HX/McDonnell-Douglas/H-6 /??/Boeing Company
N93012/Boeing/B-17G/Nine O Nine/CCT of 1979 B-17 Series LLC
N224J/Consolidated Aircraft/Hill/B-24J/Withcraft - Audre/CCT of 1979 B-24 Series LLC
N1F/North American/F-86E Mk.6/Hell-er Bust/Comanche Fighters LLC
N860AG/North American/F-86F/??/Comanche Fighters LLC
N98CF/North American/P-51D/Fragile but Agile/Comanche Fighters LLC
N47FG/Curtis/P-47G-10-CU/War Eagle SNAFU/Comanche Warbirds inc
N20TF/North American/TF-51D/Bum Steer/Comanche Warbirds inc

Civil Air Patrol
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N286CP/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight- ??/Civil Air Patrol
N365CA/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight- ??/Civil Air Patrol
N445CP/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight- ??/Civil Air Patrol
N447CP/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight- ??/Civil Air Patrol
N665CP/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight-235/Civil Air Patrol
N879CP/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight- ??/Civil Air Patrol
N882CP/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight-232/Civil Air Patrol
N882CP/Cessna/182T/CAP Flight- ??/Civil Air Patrol

Wildfire Fire Fighting
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N9AT/Bell/407/Helicopter-9AT/Aero Tech LLC
N20AT/McDonnell-Douglas/369FF/??/Aero Tech LLC

Law Enforcement
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N52AZ/Bell/407/Ranger-52/AZ DPS
N56AZ/Bell/407/Ranger-56?/AZ DPS
N155AZ/Cessna/182Q/Ranger-55/AZ DPS
N42WB/Cessna/P210N/??/City of Mesa
N53945/Cessna/172P /??/City of Phoenix
N96455/Cessna/C182Q/??/City of Phoenix
N55BE/Cessna/P210N/??/City of Phoenix
N353FB/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/??/City of Phoenix
N503MP/McDonnell-Douglas/369E/Falcon-3?/Mesa PD
N505MP/McDonnell-Douglas/369E/Falcon-5?/Mesa PD
N506MP/McDonnell-Douglas/369E/Falcon-6?/Mesa PD
N195FB/Augusta/A119/Firebird-5/Phoenix PD
N620FB/Pilatus/PC-12-47E/Firebird-20/Phoenix PD
N3694G/Cessna/310R/Survey-1/Pima County Sheriff's Department
N599SD/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Sherriff-1/Pima County Sheriff's Department
N400HE/Helio/U-10/Survey-2/Pima County Sheriff's Department
N305PD/Bell/206B/Air-2/Tucson PD
N306PD/Bell/206T/Air-1/Tucson PD
N259BW/Cessna/T206H/Air-10/Tucson PD

Medical EMS
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N303AE/Bell/206L-1/Air Evac-??/Air Evac EMS Inc
N233AE/Bell/206L-3/Air Evac-??/Air Evac EMS Inc
N115GH/Augusta/A109E/??/Air Methods
N192AM/Bell/407/??/Air Methods
N150AE/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/??/Air Methods
N257AM/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/??/Air Methods
N433AE/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/??/Air Methods
N439AE/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/??/Air Methods
N4497Y/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Native-8/Air Methods
N533AM/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/??/Air Methods
N159LM/Eurocopter/BK117-C1/??/Air Methods
N744AT/Cessna/550/??/Air Trek
N74317/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/??/CFS Air LLC
N746CA/Cessna/421C/??/Critical Air Medicine Inc
N748CA/Cessna/421C/??/Critical Air Medicine Inc
N762CA/Cessna/421C/??/Critical Air Medicine Inc
N577AC/Learjet/35A/??/Critical Air Response Enterprises LLC
N411DJ/Learjet/31A/??/Disaster Flight Services LLC
N266RD/Beech/C90A/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N3221M/Beech/C90A/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N399WS/Beech/C90A/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N771PD/Beech/C90A/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N1076K/Beech/C90B/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N1079D/Beech/C90B/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N588SA/Beech/C90B/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N617MM/Beech/C90B/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N828FC/Beech/C90B/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N98KS/Beech/C90B/Lifeguard-??/Eagle Air Med Corp
N423EM/Beech/B200/??/Eaglemed LLC
N429EM/Beech/B200/??/Eaglemed LLC
N403EM/Beech/C90/??/Eaglemed LLC
N170SE/Beech/C90A/??/Guardian Flight Inc
N36PJ/Learjet/36A/?? /Guardian Flight Inc
N507MT/Bell/407/Lifeline-2/Lifeline
N519MT/Bell/407/Lifeline-1/Lifeline
N5230J/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Native-4/Ominflight
N118LN/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Lifenet-8/PHI (Lifenet)
N389P/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Lifenet-??/PHI (Lifenet)
N410LN/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Lifenet-??/PHI (Lifenet)
N40RX/Bell/407/??/Reach Air Medical Services LLC
N43RX/Bell/407/??/Reach Air Medical Services LLC
N45RX/Bell/407/??/Reach Air Medical Services LLC
N407LG/Bell/407/??/St Luke's Hospital
N103CF/Augusta/A119/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N203CF/Augusta/A119/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N205CF/Augusta/A119/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N303CF/Augusta/A119/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N603CF/Augusta/A119/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N803CF/Augusta/A119/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N167BB/Beech/C90-1/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N1685S/Beech/C90A/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
N98Q/Cessna/500/Careflight-??/Tri-State Careflight LLC
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:26 PM
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Good list so far!

N9AT helicopter sending ADS-B position data. I see it on PlaneFinder and FR24.

Any other helicopters/aircraft with ADS-B in Arizona in that list above ?
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Old 08-05-2014, 2:44 AM
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Good list so far!

N9AT helicopter sending ADS-B position data. I see it on PlaneFinder and FR24.

Any other helicopters/aircraft with ADS-B in Arizona in that list above ?
No other helo's from this list.

That helo was working the two wildfires out here just east of Tucson - Deer Head and Jackelope fires. The monsoon rains have since put them both out.

I am broadcasting my data on FR24, PlanePlotter, PlaneFinder, and FlightAware.
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Additional Phoenix PD helicopters:

N109FB/Agusta/A109E/Firebird-10 (This is the rescue helicopter, shared with the Fire Department.)
N196FB/Agusta/A119/Firebird-6
N351FB/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Firebird-1
N352FB/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Firebird-2
N357FB/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Firebird-7
N359FB/Eurocopter/AS350-B3/Firebird-9

N353FB is Firebird-3

It has been announced that three of the helicopters will be sold. I don't know which three.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) helicopters:

N905MC/Bell/407/Fox-1
N117FT/Bell/OH-58C/Fox-?
N119FT/Bell/OH-58C/Fox-?

The OH-58s are Fox-3 and Fox-4, but I'm not sure which is which. I don't think N119FT is currently in service.

Additional DPS helicopters:

N42AZ/Bell/407/Ranger-42
N54AZ/Bell/407/Ranger-54
N58AZ/Bell/407/Ranger-58
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Old 08-13-2014, 3:27 AM
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Chris,
Thanks for those updates.

It seems that I have seen all but four of the Phoenix PD helos and the three MCSO helos.

Now I have a more definitive ID for the others

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This may be still be waiting to happen, but the phx police department cut funding and has or will surrender4 of their choppers. Maybe that is the four you are speaking of.
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N117FT is Fox-3
N119FT is Fox-4
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