Reports in that case were probably somewhat correct. The buffs crossed the pond and over the UK. Two refuelled with QUID225/226 East of Scotland the third which was slightly further back (STRAY83, 61-0013) went straight down to Fairford and landed approx 10:15UTC. STRAY81/82 (60-0024 / 60-0025) went to drop hamburgers into the Baltic before returning and routing to Fairford, five mile trail, (landing just after 13:35 & 13:40UTC). Unusually, one of them was plotting on 360radar most of the time (though the registration from the database wasn't correct).Seems first 3 Barksdale Buffs went over last night as STRAY 81-83.
Nothing thru here so assume Polar route but one was showing AE587D.
Reports one landed Faiford 0930z and the other two are onto Baltic mission
before they rtb Fairford. Supposedly 3 going more for later tonight.
hey i appreciate thatLooking back at my logs I have got some B-52 air to air traffic on 228.275 & 256.275 in the past.
cuz thats what i was trying to avoidThere are literally hundreds of frequencies you really need to be monitoring in order to catch the radio traffic. .
Not sure how many buffs but one was plotting (AE5893) North of Scotland and East to meet up with a tanker.Scramble has blurb that next wave of Buffs will be later Friday morning than first wave.
I still don't see any Ctr Altrav tanker Res anywhere from Michigan to Miami.
Guess they are not posting these guys.
Still pretty new at this. From what I found out, Warrior was most likely a Piper Warrior. Also 123.450 is a common aviation frequency. So disregard both.118.500 - "WARRIOR ####" (?) conversation with Hanscom Tower requested ILS and full stop.
123.450 - Distant conversation with only one side heard. Listed online as either CT ARNG Fury Ops or MA ARNG Helo Tac. Gave out a Maryland phone #.
Yep been catching on their night missions as well. Getting Wicked flight of three working Giant Killer as I type this. Sounds like their RTB Barnes calling up on Bradley Approach 327.100! Roger that on the 1845! Good to catch you in here Bob and thanks for the heads up.The boys from Barnes Mass have been going out to W-105 every night this week for dogfights using Footrope as control! Starting with Giant Killer with the airspace approval at about 18:45 local. Unusual for them to go out every night of the week. Usually only hear them at night once a week at best. Not home tonight to post the frequencies but all was recorded and I'll update tomorrow. Heasds up Friday night at 1845 local!
Thanks for the heads up Mark. Will keep a look out for the incoming flight!Dover AFB Space A has a C-17 going to Cape Cod CGAS later this morning..
Rare destination from Dover.