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posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Radar horizon from 60,000' should be around 300 nautical miles using napkin math (√60000 * 1.23). That's not the real equation, and it is going to change practically with atmospheric ducting, etc, but the 1-2-3 approximate usually gets you close enough results for what you're doing on the fly.

Probably doing circles in the climb out. You want to be at altitude before reaching station to stay farther out of the threat bubbles. Also gives you the choice to trade altitude for speed if you need to scoot.

ETA: looking at a map that seems well within sniffing range of most Syrian targets from Damascus to Homs, etc
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posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

He was already at altitude. The trail color shows different altitudes, green for low altitude, up through purple and blue for higher altitudes for normal aircraft. The fact that the trail is solid read shows he was at 50,000 the whole time he was circling. They're flying out of Bucharest, last I heard, so he would have long been at altitude before getting to that area.



posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 09:28 PM
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Omega tankers have been getting a workout the last few days as well. Either in SoCal or trolling off the coast of Mexico



posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: FredT

One of the carriers is out. I catch a C-2 every so often off the coast, as well as a Hunter.



posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

One of the carriers is out. I catch a C-2 every so often off the coast, as well as a Hunter.


The C-2 been popping up for about a week and there have been several Hunters and tankers hanging out over the coast so no doubt its lurking



posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 10:02 PM
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3 KC-10's in line formation over Montana Grim 71,72, 73




posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 10:08 PM
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Homeland Security has been up alot too. Last 3 nights they have had a Cessna up over near the Texas Mexico border near Rio Grand City and it appears on more than one loop they crossed over the Rio Grande into Mexico




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posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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Neptune Falcon for tonight. There's a Rook KC-135 up too.



posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: FredT

They were up over the Phoenix area earlier today.



posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

They were up over the Phoenix area earlier today.


Yeah Ive seen them trolling the borders in California as well



posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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BRASS15, RC-135 out of Nellis, and BAJA12 out of Phoenix airborne for tonight's Neptune Falcon. DISCO05, E-3C just lifted out of Nellis.

BAJA11/12 over NTTR now. OILER18 near El Paso meeting something.

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posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 10:56 PM
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KC-10 refueling something along the coast, north of Sacramento, into Oregon and back down.

Looks like he might be meeting up with SOUND75, a C-17 out of McChord.
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posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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Russian Open Skies Tu-214 airborne coming out of Moscow.

Global Hawk off Lebanon again.

BAJA14 just came out of Phoenix. STALN91 just joined him, and 58-0086 is operating out of Moses Lake.

SAME50, Combat Sent coming out of the Texas Facility.
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posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 11:58 PM
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HAVOC33 near Tucson, at 23000 feet either just screwed up, or there's a Bad Situation developing. He just popped a 7500 code.

He's in trouble. Heh. He stayed as a 7500 for awhile, now he's back to normal.
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posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 10:15 AM
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There is what is most likely a SkyGuardian flying orbits west of Victorville.

RAF Voyager just iFEd into the Brize Norton area.

There's an interesting one. RA-73026, a Russian Air Force A319-115(CJ).



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posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 03:03 PM
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I caught this P3 last night.



posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: gariac



I caught this P3 last night.


Maybe he got a MAD detection from John Lear's, underground submarine base?



posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 08:49 PM
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MAFFS4 is airborne just north of Sacramento. MAFFS6 is up too, but he's not showing on the map.

Looks like F-35Cs are out on the carrier again. One is showing up, he launched and is about to recover well off the coast of San Diego. It shows as USAF, but the flight path is down extremely low, circling up higher, then back down, and now he's at 750 feet again.



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posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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One of these is a Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II doing circuits in the Desert MOA, but no description on BOAR02?



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posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 09:53 PM
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You see that a lot. I think it's a DM A-10. BOAR is normally used by the 354th Fighter Squadron out of DM.
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