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04-01-21
Tiger's flyby.
HUNTER 11 x 4 MI A-10's.
273.250 A/A, everybody swap your radio's, 12:48pm.
282.800 WALDO was calling for DRAGO at first, 12:40pm. SIRI, WALDO, go with your brief, 12:47pm. I'm going to stay slow, 240 knots. Ease up number two, 12:52pm. 1659Z new T.O.T. 12:56pm. 45 seconds, 12:59pm. Echelon right on the roll out, 12:59pm. Copy execute, 01:00pm.
134.300 DTW app, 01:06pm.
318.200 MTC app, 01:09pm.
120.150 MTC twr, 01:12pm.

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I think the Demons (a-10's) are heading back to Selfridge after there activity out west.
Hearing Demon 11 flight of 6 on 127.625 and A2A on 273.250.
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I think the Demons (a-10's) are heading back to Selfridge after there activity out west.
Hearing Demon 11 flight of 6 on 127.625 and A2A on 273.250.
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I have them also.
Another flight 200 miles behind them. May not have enough gas to get home.

Chuck in Detroit
 
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TEJAS 21 x 6
361.250 DEMON Ops, TEJAS 24, 6 by Code 1's, 20 minutes out, 04:13pm.
360.700 Cleve.C. 04:18pm.
132.025 DTW app, 04:25pm.
140.100 A/A, finally found them.
318.200 MTC app, 04:36pm.
120.150 MTC twr, 04:40pm. 21 gear, 04:41pm. 22 gear, 23 gear, 24 gear, 25 gear, 26 gear, 04:42pm.
WOO HOO!! A-10' s are back!:)
 
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Would be great but am not holding my breath, seems MI is always the poor stepchild to other more connected, preppy states.
We do have a large advantage with water training, something Singapore would require, not sure if that would outweigh the disadvantage of having to live in Michigan. On an even bet I'd bet CO gets it.
 

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Anyone know what RCH594T is doing towards the Michigan/Ohio border? Odd it has the "T" on the end of the callsign, considering thats only for presidential equipment.
 

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JEEP 31 x 2 MI KC-135 31 60-0345. 32 58-0062.
311.000 QUARTERBACK Ops, JEEP 31 flight off the deck at 1600Zulu, 12:03pm.
119.600 MTC dep, 12:03pm.
298.875 Cleve.C. 12:05pm. Can we get a VHF freq?
132.450 Cleve.C. 12:14pm.
228.125 A/A, 12:10pm. 32 has some static on this freq / Comm 2, 12:221pm. SE bound near Ashtabula OH.

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04-28-21
JEEP 31 x 2 MI KC-135 31 60-0345. 32 58-0062.
311.000 QUARTERBACK Ops, JEEP 31 flight off the deck at 1600Zulu, 12:03pm.
119.600 MTC dep, 12:03pm.
298.875 Cleve.C. 12:05pm. Can we get a VHF freq?
132.450 Cleve.C. 12:14pm.
228.125 A/A, 12:10pm. 32 has some static on this freq / Comm 2, 12:221pm. SE bound near Ashtabula OH.

Chuck in Detroit / NODAK 1
How do you know which KC-135 uses QUARTERBACK Ops?
 

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How do you know which KC-135 uses QUARTERBACK Ops?
Hi Robert.
311.000 is a common Ops freq. QUARTERBACK is used by the tanker squadron Ops at Selfridge. Main callsigns used are, JEEP, MOTOWN & sometimes RCH. 171st Air Refueling Squadron (MI KC-135's) is part of the 127th Wing at Selfridge. The 171st Air Refueling Wing is the KC-135's at Pittsburgh. I think they use 311.000 also, but they use STEEL Control. So any tanker or cargo aircraft coming to Selfridge will call QUARTERBACK Ops to let them know how far out they are & what kind of help they need.
321.000 is used by the KC-135's at Milwaukee WI. They use UPSET Control. UPSET is their main callsign.
252.100 is used by the KC-135's out of Grissom ARB. They use BRICKYARD Control. MASH & INDY are the main callsign.

Hope this helped clear things up.

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NIGHT 76 (E-4B 747-200 74-0787
272.325 BURN CH, 09:35am. Departed Seymour Johnson AFB. Near Fort Wayne IN west bound. Lost signal 10:09am, at 215.4 NM.

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Anyone know what RCH594T is doing towards the Michigan/Ohio border? Odd it has the "T" on the end of the callsign, considering thats only for presidential equipment.
That RCH594Tango is up again. I think he just forgot to change his callsign. He departed Wright Patterson, & it looks like he's heading back there.

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That RCH594Tango is up again. I think he just forgot to change his callsign. He departed Wright Patterson, & it looks like he's heading back there.

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Chuck in Detroit / NODAK1
I've been watching RCH574T Heavy the past couple of days and he's been doing some work at KTOL along with flights to the Northwest corner of Illinois all the way to Eastern Pennyslvania.
 
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