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

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

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

The Bat Wing Returns To Gloucestershire

CREDIT: USAF From time to time, rumours emerge about a possible B-2 Stealth Bomber deployment to RAF Fairford. A few weeks ago, these rumours began to circulate again alongside the usual anticipation about the impending Exercise Ample Strike – a regular feature which routinely sees B-52 Bombers deployed to the UK. What started out initially … Continue reading The Bat Wing Returns To Gloucestershire