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A little out of area, but curious find on ADSBx, N163EB Hex ADFD39, showing as a military flight. But Flightaware showing that registration belonging to a civilian company/owner with hex of A0FD39. Looks like it's flying bogus numbers to me. Flying west into Iowa.

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1930- SAM 740 (C-37 # 18-1947 AE6962 89th AS) on approach to ADW. Departed from Tulsa OK.

1938- Team 37 (KC-10 # 79-1710 AE01DC 305th AMW WRI) working ZNY Harrisburg (133.475). Departed from WRI and heading southwest. Advises ZNY that they have unid issue they a trying to work out and would like to stay at FL120. At 1943 advises ZNY they cannot work out the issue and will RTB WRI.
 
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1750- Air Force 2 on approach to ADW.

1757- Velcro 04 (GLEX # 11-9355 AE4DE1) land at BWI. According to the Mode-S database AE4DE1 is an E-11A from the 653rd ELSG at Hanscom Field MA.
You postive VELCRO4 went to BWI? I was told it went into MTN.
 

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You postive VELCRO4 went to BWI? I was told it went into MTN.

I heard him working Potomac and lost him after that and assumed he went into BWI. Thought he might be visiting the Northrop guys. Sorry for confusion.

At 1940 Velcro 04 departed from Martin State and is heading north. Working ZDC Hagerstown (134.15) & ZNY Harrisburg (133.475) at FL410.
Looks like he is heading back to Hanscom.
 
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2150 local see a CLEAN 62 KC-135 61-0264 121ARW eastbound from Ohio assume staging.
2220 local CLEAN 62 dropping down in Maine so assume Bangor staging.

You ever notice that even when Maine KC-135's hang local up North for alert/training always use #8 suffix
no matter what day of the week it is?
Ex tonight Maine 88,89.You never see a MAINE 31,32 etc.
Most other tankers with 8 suffix are cross country but not the Maineiacs.
Past log search of this year there was a MAINE 90 and 91 one timers but always MAINE 85-89.
Guess they like the crazy 8's :)
 
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You ever notice that even when Maine KC-135's hang local up North for alert/training always use #8 suffix
I've noticed that as well, always 85-89, I can't recall seeing anything different over the last 4 months.

2220 local CLEAN 62 dropping down in Maine so assume Bangor staging.
2130 EDT - CLEAN 63 (62-3552) out of IAB heading southeast.
 

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I've noticed that as well, always 85-89, I can't recall seeing anything different over the last 4 months.



2130 EDT - CLEAN 63 (62-3552) out of IAB heading southeast.
2130 local A KC-10 83-0082 out of McGuire headed for Bangor.. Could be CLEAN 61.
2139 local CLEAN 71 with Bangor appch via ATC live landing.Must be 83-0082.CLEAN 71 parking at KBGR
See where CLEAN 63 stages. will drag fighters North prob from Southeast eventually.Guess Friday/Sat move coming up.
2158 local CLEAN 63 dropping down Tenn way.
 
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2130 local A KC-10 83-0082 out of McGuire headed for Bangor.. Could be CLEAN 61.
2139 local CLEAN 71 with Bangor appch via ATC live landing.Must be 83-0082.CLEAN 71 parking at KBGR
See where CLEAN 63 stages. will drag fighters North prob from Southeast eventually.Guess Friday/Sat move coming up.
2158 local CLEAN 63 dropping down Tenn way.
2200 local CLEAN 63 hitting E-8C Phenom 06 over Tenn.. Maybe A/A random for training before continuing on.
Good way to test your boom ops on way to final dest.
2210 local CLEAN 61 KC-10 #79-1949 off McGuire headed for Bangor.
2218 local CLEAN 63 turned Northeast still at FL21k.
Sounds like good move coming up with 6 or more CLEAN tankers.
 
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2330 local CLEAN 63 inbound McGuire,Crew of 6 req trans,req 140k fuel and follow me vehicle.
McGuire space A has unknown type flights to Shaw AFB Thursday night and another to Bangor.
Not sure if related to the CLEAN's.
 
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0935- Cowboy flt (F-22, 27th/94th FS Joint Base Langley-Eustis VA ) working in W386 (292.3)

0944- Venus 01 (VC-25 # 82-8000) off ADW heading south. Working ZDC Patuxent (133.9). Went down to Newport news/Virginia Beach for some pattern work. Probable pilot proficiency/maintenance check flt.

1010- Axeman 1 flt & Colt 1 flt (A-10Cs 104th FS MD ANG) off Martin State (290.475 & 291.625). Axeman working on discrete (266.6).
 
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You ever notice that even when Maine KC-135's hang local up North for alert/training always use #8 suffix
no matter what day of the week it is?
Ex tonight Maine 88,89.You never see a MAINE 31,32 etc.
Most other tankers with 8 suffix are cross country but not the Maineiacs.
Past log search of this year there was a MAINE 90 and 91 one timers but always MAINE 85-89.
Guess they like the crazy 8's :)
Mark, all,

I asked a MAINEiac pilot this question once at the Brunswick NAS airshow. It's nothing special. Basically, the first mission of the day always starts with 85. If there are more, then the numbers go up from there. Cross country or special flights are almost always 90 and up from there. Lately, the only other callsign they've used is MOLSON 01, 02, etc. when working with the Canadian CF-18s on NORAD exercises.

The same applied to the Pease tankers back when I asked this question to them. They were a little different but always started with PACK 11 for the first flight of the day, then 22, 33, 44, and so on. Now, since getting the KC-46, they have been starting with 21, 22, 31, 32, 41, 42, etc. They also seem to use the 90s for cross country or special flights. (There is a PACK 91 which just took off as I type this!) Pease has used 80s and 90s for delivery flights of their new tankers as well.

Hope this helps in some way.
 

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1700 local- 09-0017 just lifted off out of Morristown "thanks for the nice work tonight" on 292.8, looks like he's heading back to ADW. Also around the same time was getting chatter on HMX-1 A/A 143.825........POTUS supposed to be in NJ this weekend last I heard.
 

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The CLEAN tankers should be supporting this deployment:

Thinking the Idaho F-15E's are already at Seymour Johnson cause CLEAN 63 stationed at McGuire.
Prob will be joined by a CLEAN 73 out of McGuire to drag first two groups up to Maine area.
Haven't seen any CLEAN tankers out West either.. CLEAN 62,72 will topoff up North and KC-10's
CLEAN 61,71 will drag across. CLEAN 62,72 may tag along as well. Six thirsty F-15E's per squad.
Once again the maligned KC-10 makes Altrav's happen :)
 
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Friday he is in Sanford FL, Saturday La Crosse and Greenbay Wisconsin, and then a three day trip to Vegas starting Monday. Haven't heard/seen anything about NJ this weekend.
Schedule might have changed. Earlier in the week news media reported he would be in NJ.
 

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Schedule might have changed. Earlier in the week news media reported he would be in NJ.
It looks like he was here in NJ today from about 2 pm till 5 pm for a fundraiser according to news reports. Guess that explains the activity I heard earlier.
 
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