Selfridge 2014 Airshow

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Xray

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Really looking forward to this one, Sept 6-7.
Actually has been 3 years, they have shows every other year but last year was cancelled due to government ineptness ["sequestration"].
Blues will be there, outside of that not a whole lot scheduled jet wise, you'd think that a military base would have a little more pull. A B-52 will be there for static, so you'll have to be there FRI or SUN to have a chance to see it in the air.
Was really hoping for a F-22 demo, or at least F-15,16 or 18 ,,, Not to be. Guess we'll have to take what we get, shows just aren't like they used to be, simple as that.

Selfridge and Blue freqs are pretty easy to find, but if anyone wants to post, feel free.
 

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WOW! that sure brings back memories. stationed there 1966-1968 as Med Tech at 1st usaf Hospital.
we had everything that could fly there. Would love to see the place ( or maybe not ). have a great time and enjoy the show
 

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Thanks for your service ... My earliest memories of Selfridge were the F-106's, stunning aircraft.
Must have been somewhere in the early/mid 70's. They also had F-100's at the same time, I thought they were ugly and didn't pay much attention to them, sure wouldn't mind seeing [hearing] them now !
 

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Link for my freescan airshow file: http://webpages.charter.net/radiosite/Airshows.996

Used MT airshow publication, what has been found since on here:

Comm Cart Bravo3 139.8125
Ground Crews 141.6125
CommCart Alpha3A 142.6125
ATC Observer 143.0 - Possibly will be digital encrypted.
A-A GND Support 143.6
Comm Cart 173.825
Fat Albert 236.45
Solos 237.8
A-A X-C 238.15
Solos 249.625
Solos 251.6
Unknown 254.5
BA Circle 255.2
Unknown 262.85
Diamond-FatAlbrt 263.35
Fat Albert 263.5
Diamond 264.35
Diamond 264.55
DiamondSecondary 265
Startup-FatAlbrt 273.3
StartupDiamDelta 275.35
DeltaFormStartup 284.25
Diamond 299.65
Unknown 302.1
Fat Albert Bert 305.5
Fat Albert Solos 305.9
Diamond 307.7
DiamondFormation 333.3
Start-up ground 346.5



Selfrdge PA 87.90 - Regular FM radio

Coast Guard
157.05 157.075 157.1 157.125 157.15 157.175 237.9 326.15 345 379.05

A10 East Demo
138.15
138.275
138.425
138.875
139.275
139.7
139.725
140.2
140.425
141.65
142.6
143.0 - Possibly will be digital encrypted.
143.15
143.6
143.75
226.1
227.8
227.85
228.075
233.475
234.025
240.1
242.15
251.2
251.975
268.1
271.1
275.65
275.9
283.7
289.3
292.1
295
327.3
371.2
375.65
379.5

Selfridge
119.6
120.15
120.5
128.3
259.95
275.8
311.0
314.4
Approach 318.2
321.0
These are national military low power freqs:
ISR Ch. 1 391.9
ISR Ch. 2 396.875
ISR Ch. 3 397.175
ISR Ch. 4 397.375
ISR Ch. 5 397.425
ISR Ch. 6 397.475
ISR Ch. 7 397.55
ISR Ch. 8 397.95
ISR Ch. 9 398.05
ISR Ch. 10 399.425
ISR Ch. 11 399.475
ISR Ch. 12 399.725
 

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Here is my Slefridge freq list.
Keep in mind that I compiled this list probably around 10 years ago maybe more, I found them all by searching, no database.
I have no doubt some are not valid anymore, particularly the VHF I think is long gone. Some I knew the tag, others not so they are listed as I had labeled them, some I don't even know what my label means. Haven't cross checked them in years, some may actually be from city airport.

292 Demon Ops
138.645 TAC AIR
363.8 Approach
391.9
290.9
128.7 PAR
133.325 boss
275.8 GND CTRL
336.4 ?
318.2 TOWER UHF
259.95 Clearance
340.7 Tower C4
334.65 ?
287.5 MTNC CP
118.175 boss
128.3 ?
395.9 Departure
349.4
360.7
130.65
269.3
123.15 Discreet
282.5
326.4 TACA2A
119.6 Tower VHF
121.225
138.2 TAC AIR
119 CLEAR
337.15
133.55 heli
165.1125
163.4625
173.4375
173.5875
173.5375
 

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look at my list at http://forums.radioreference.com/mi...thunder-over-michigan-2014-a.html#post2230525

And my list above your last comment, did you try that file link for freescan in yours as it has everything that I list and more..

What I show for Selfridge, I grabbed over the years at,
http://forums.radioreference.com/mi...n-forum/43974-michigan-military-activity.html

AIR-EVAC 123.1
136.925
V19 A/A 138.2
Demon Ops 138.65
BATTLE 22 139.7
141.8
141.9
143.275
DEMON Ops V 01 143.75
Tower Ch4 225.4
DEMON SOF 234.8
252.9
Ch14 Ground Twr. 259.3
Clear Deliv Ch2 259.95
BATTLE 22 267.8
Demon to Huntres 269
ATIS Ch6 270.1
DEMON 11 273.0
Ground Tower Ch3 275.8
Ops 279.4
Six Pack Ops 287.5
290.1
Ground Tower 290.8
Ch13 Ground Twr. 290.9
Ops 292.2
YALTA 31 307.6
Cleveland Center 307.8
Ch 17 ACM 314.4
Approach/Depart 318.2
NAF-OPNS 318.6
TEJAS 21 326.0
Ch 18 336.4
PMSV NOTAMS Ch19 342.5
Demon Ops 361.25
Ch 10 363.8
Ch 15 366.2
BOSON 41 A/A 368.0
BOSON 41 A/A 369.0
Pilot to Dspatch 372.2
Aircraft maintnc 380.425*
380.725*
Aircraft Mainten 380.7875*
Aircraft Mainten 381.8125*
Aircraft Mainten 382.7125*
171st ALS 383.3
Ch 8 385.45
Ch 9 385.7
Aircraft Mainten 385.7125*
387.025
BTN 15 IFE Emerg 388.2
Aircraft Mainten 389.2375*
390.425*
390.725*
MTC ground 391.1
Departure Ch5 391.9
Aircraft Mainten 392.7625*
Aircraft Mainten 393.8125*
Aircraft Mainten 394.0375*
Aircraft Mainten 394.4125*
Aircraft Mainten 394.4875*
Aircraft Mainten 398.6875*
FD 407.3
FD 413.3

* Digital mode, if not mistaken also encrypted.
 

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Have you found any better viewing areas? Cant really see too much of the airport ground area from there. I know one cant go around Selfridge like other places, but have you tried the buildings area to the right of your usual spot?
 

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Yeah, there are spots within a couple minutes walk where you can view the base, or at least whats on the runway. For years we used to set up about 200 yards in front of our present spot right in the field, which is just to the side of the flightpath, perfect view of both the field and approaches/landings.
Illegal to be there, though there is a little hill you can hide behind. Besides that, to get there you have to park at some little shops right across from the boneyard then hike a mile or so through some pretty thick terrain and also climb a fence, I used to literally bring a machete with me when going there. After I found the Sugarbush route that made that spot obsolete in my view.

You can also get a view of the field by climbing and standing on some racks and old machinery that has been sitting there for years, this is right in view of my spot maybe 100 ft away.
Outside of that, there is a little trail that leads to a fence which is actually behind my old spot in the field, you also have a view of the field here and legally, downside is the fence in your face, and this area sometimes gets packed with people when the Blues are flying.

All in all I prefer to chill at my spot rather than go through any more hassle, great view and comfortable, but yeah you sacrifice the view of the field - But not many surprises with the scanners, plus not a whole lot to see on the field anyhow at most times.
 
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I've found from the past that the best spot is anywhere on Continental Dr, off of 21 Mile, near the Chesterfield Police Department. Map here:

https://maps.yahoo.com/businesses/?...terfield, mi&b=chesterfield police department

As you can see, Continental dead ends at the government land to the north of the base. This is a pure industrial subdivision, and last time I checked, a lot of the buildings were waiting for occupancy, so there is a good chance you can sit in one of the empty buildings' driveways and view the show. You can't see the Base, but with a scanner, you'll be in the know. The BIG plus here is that Continental lines up directly with the north/south runway, and when the Blue Angels fly out a distance and come in hot, they fly RIGHT over you. Its loud, its violent, it'll scare the kids, but its awesome!
 

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Yep, great view from that vicinity. I prefer to be a little to the side of the runway, not for safety reasons but for profile view.
Hope the cops don't block access, if they do I got a plan b, c & d to get back there.
 

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Yep, great view from that vicinity. I prefer to be a little to the side of the runway, not for safety reasons but for profile view.
Hope the cops don't block access, if they do I got a plan b, c & d to get back there.
So far these are the only closures I have seen:
North River Road closed between Bridgeview Street and Irwin Drive
Sept. 4, Thursday 11:30am to 4:30pm
Sept. 5, Friday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Sept. 6, Saturday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sept. 7, Sunday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
 

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Cool man - Haven't used north river for airshows in years, won't miss it a bit. When I was a kid that was a good spot, used to sit right across from the perimeter fence at the end of the runway, those days are long gone. With the river right there, no place to hide on that side.

I take it then that the Blues will be practicing on THUR as well.
 
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Do you guys know if they run a rehearsal to practice runs and such Thursday or a couple of days before? Might be in the area to listen before Friday and Saturday.
 

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Do you guys know if they run a rehearsal to practice runs and such Thursday or a couple of days before? Might be in the area to listen before Friday and Saturday.
Friday is the show for the base personnel and family members. The Blues use that as a full rehearsal.

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