NORTH SEA HOSTS LARGE-SCALE USAF EXERCISE

Military radio monitors and virtual radar enthusiasts had a front-row seat in a significant large-scale exercise by the USAF yesterday over the North Sea.  The skies on virtual radar screens of military radio monitors around the country were awash with aircraft as dozens of USAF aircraft launched to take part in the exercise from bases … Continue reading NORTH SEA HOSTS LARGE-SCALE USAF EXERCISE

US P-8A POSEIDON INTERCEPTED OVER INTERNATIONAL WATERS BY RUSSIAN FIGHTERS

Over the past week or so, virtual radar monitors have noted on numerous occasions the US Navy operating their P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) conducting operations over the Mediterranean Sea. The region continues to be of significant interest for military radio monitors and political commentators following recent news revealing Russia has deployed fighter jets … Continue reading US P-8A POSEIDON INTERCEPTED OVER INTERNATIONAL WATERS BY RUSSIAN FIGHTERS

FROM THE ARCHIVES – SPECIAL OPS ‘DROP INTO’ MACHRIHANISH

It was relatively routine Tuesday afternoon back in February 2009 and I found myself sitting at my workstation watching the clock. Back then I was working as a sub editor for a daily newspaper but my main focus was being the military and Mode-S editor for PW Publishing’s RadioUser Magazine. The perks of being a … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES – SPECIAL OPS ‘DROP INTO’ MACHRIHANISH

USAF PROJECTS GLOBAL REACH WITH LONG-RANGE BOMBER SORTIES

As the global community continues to battle with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the military machine of countries around the world have continued to adapt and overcome the various challenges while maintaining full operational readiness. For the USAF it continues to be business as usual for their long-range bomber task force as the US military machine … Continue reading USAF PROJECTS GLOBAL REACH WITH LONG-RANGE BOMBER SORTIES

THE F-117 CONTINUES TO FLY OUT OF RETIREMENT

In recent years, there has continued to be steady stream of sightings of the once highly secretive F-117 Stealth Fighter usually spotted by sharp-eyed aviation enthusiasts tearing around the Nevada desert near to Tonopah – despite the fact these aircraft have been retired for over a decade.  Mystery still surrounds exactly who is flying these … Continue reading THE F-117 CONTINUES TO FLY OUT OF RETIREMENT

UK AIR FREQUENCY GUIDE – ALL YOU NEED IN ONE BOOK

For those who have been in and around the military radio hobby scene for some years, you will no doubt at some stage have come across the titles Airwaves and Callsigns.  For those who are unaware of such titles, these were annual A5-sized books published and were handy reference guides to VHF and UHF military … Continue reading UK AIR FREQUENCY GUIDE – ALL YOU NEED IN ONE BOOK