THE BEAST FROM THE EAST ARRIVES AT PRESTWICK AIRPORT

It’s been a very strange year for many reasons and like many, our big plans for 2020 were either cancelled or put on hold, courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic. This included all of our aviation and military radio monitoring plans as well including Exercise Joint Warrior 20-1, due to be on the largest maritime exercises … Continue reading THE BEAST FROM THE EAST ARRIVES AT PRESTWICK AIRPORT

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

FROM THE ARCHIVES: US SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEPLOY TO RAF MACHRIHANISH

The year was 2005 and a much younger but still equally enthusiastic military radio monitor and aviation enthusiast was sitting in his radio shack tuning through the radio bands on what would now be classed as some ‘historic’ radio equipment listening out for anything of interest. The shack was actually at the time taking up … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: US SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEPLOY TO RAF MACHRIHANISH

TRIP REPORT: JOINT WARRIOR MONITORING AT PRESTWICK AIR FORCE BASE

US Navy P-8 Poseidon callsign VVYD09 departing Prestwick Airport. The second Exercise Joint Warrior of the 2019 officially got underway on Saturday 5th October. Despite some questionable mainstream media headlines and some outlandish figures quoted, including over 50 naval vessels taking part, this Joint Warrior is indeed one of the smallest ever held. The initial … Continue reading TRIP REPORT: JOINT WARRIOR MONITORING AT PRESTWICK AIR FORCE BASE