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1756 local NOBLE-11 on ZDC FL 260 on way back to Langley..
All day CAP with just two pairs of NOBLES? Long shifts :( I guess days are shorter.

1815 local SAM-725 GLF5 18-1947 Northbound from Key West.
1815 local SAM-684 C-40B 02-0042 Northbound from Brazil.
1815 local CG-101 GLF5 Southbound FL430 passing Florida from Andrews.
 
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Saw news last week of that RAF F-35B that crashed upon takeoff from carrier QE. Ejection seat worked well.
Looks like could be a big oopsie daisy as cause.. Seems improbable as you would think on engine run up
it would show before departure.. Not sure on this one. If true an expensive oops!
British F-35B Crash In The Med Possibly Caused By 'Rain Cover' Left On During Launch - The Aviationist
Read that RAF wants US deep sea guys based in Spain to try and retrieve the sunken plane.
The 10 USMC F-35's aboard landed in ROTA today.. A shame as the HMSQE was having a great first cruise.
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First off, Happy Thanksgiving guys!

Caught the NAF F-35s on recordings today leaving BTV. Here's my logs...

1308z 278.975 NAF 332 (x4) 1st Cell, A-A
1309z 293.700 NAF 332 wkg MAPLE OPs on their departure from Burlington, VT (KBTV)
1311z 251.075 NAF 332 flight wkg ZBW
1311z 303.000 BLUE 51 & 52 A-A coordinating flight to meet first cell.
1312z 263.050 NAF 332 flight wkg ZBW, radar contact with BLUE 51 & 52.
1322z 396.200 BLUE 51 and NAF 332 Boom freq, flight coordinating their rendezvous and tanker assignments.
1329z 270.800 NAF 332 flight wkg Moncton Center.
1338z 394.600 BLUE 51 telling BLUE 61 to check his AR Prime freq.
1340z 391.000 BLUE 61 & 62 and NAF 326 (x4) 2nd Cell on boom. Then had Comm issues, switch to Sec freq.
1351z 388.400 BLUE 61 & 62 and NAF 326 (x4) Boom freq

Note: I thought I had 234.1 A-A punched in but I did not get any recordings on that freq. Maybe I messed up programming it into the scanner!
 

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1309z 293.700 NAF 332 wkg MAPLE OPs on their departure from Burlington, VT (KBTV)
Thanks for the logs. Minor point but did they actually call it MAPLE OPS ? I've heard the BTV F-35s guys calling them SCORPION OPS when they call in. Seems like it changed when they went from F-16s to F-35s ?

Vermont Biz said:
Under a rare sun of late summer, two F-35s of the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th fighter wing came roaring out of the West at 1:20 pm to a smattering of applause, circled Burlington International Airport, simulated a couple of touch-and-goes and finally landed at their home base for the first time.

They sported the Green Mountain Boys nickname on the tail and a new symbol for a new mission on the fuselage, the Yellow Scorpions. The yellow scorpion patch is a heritage emblem/tribute to the WWII Squadron which helped found the 158th Fighter Wing.

Scorpions.jpg

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Thanks for the logs. Minor point but did they actually call it MAPLE OPS ? I've heard the BTV F-35s guys calling them SCORPION OPS when they call in. Seems like it changed when they went from F-16s to F-35s
No, that's what I've had for my alpha tag for as long as I can remember. I didn't know they changed it. Thanks for the info.
 
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