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Audio from RAMA41, B-1 rotation

7 Sep

Flight of B-1 Lancers returned home to the US today. After crossing the Atlantic, they were refueled by tankers over Nova Scotia, and then proceeded towards Massachusetts Bay. While en route, their flight plan had to be adjusted. Here’s the audio of the Boston Center controller giving them their new routing. Audio is courtesy of liveatc.net.

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And here’s the flight plan on a map: RAMA41 flight plan SEY to DYS

Here’s what it sounds like when you fly too close to the president

7 Sep

Whenever the president is in town, a restricted airspace is set up in the area. Often times, pilots of smaller planes don’t check the current restrictions and end up inadvertently entering the restricted space. The US Air Force tracks all these planes, and will come up on the aviation emergency channel 121.5 MHz (known as ‘VHF Guard’) to warn them away from, or out of, the area. Quite a few planes have wandered into the airspace this afternoon. Here’s a recording of the radio transmissions of them getting ‘yelled at’ by the Air Force:

TRF violators by AlertNewEngland

Military Logs, September 4th

5 Sep

Mode S Logs:
Time (Z) Call     Type    Tail     Force  Unit    Base Sqwk Alt.  Hex  
02:39:29 RCH748  KC-135R  62-3559  USAF    22ARW  KIAB            ADFF0D
03:14:43 RCH434  KC-135R  62-3506  NH ANG 133ARS  KPSM            AE024D
04:10:56 CMB1115 MD-11F   N271WA   World Airways       5651 33000 A2AC28
04:49:25 RCH458   C-17A   07-7177  USAF     3AS   KDOV 2164 33000 AE146F
06:37:44 RCH825   C-17A   07-7184  USAF   437AW   KCHS 0722 32000 AE20C5
06:38:51 CMB1029 MD-11F   N383WA   World Airways       2714 37025 A46864
08:38:05 DEUCE04 KC-10A   83-0082  USAF   305AMW  KWRI            AE0218*
08:49:12 BRK57    C-17A   02       NATO                           477FF2*
09:11:50 RCH599   C-17A   02-1111  USAF    62AW   KTCM            AE117D
10:51:27 RCH833   C-17A   02-1100  USAF   437AW   KCHS 2434 33000 AE1172
12:10:34         UC-12F   163840   USN            KNGU 3516 11550 AE06E2
13:18:58 MAINE85 KC-135R  63-8873  ME ANG 132ARS  KBGR            AE07C4
13:52:58 RCH358T  C-17A   90-0535  AFRC    89AS   KFFO            AE07D4*
14:19:69 RRR5906  C-130   ZH869    RAF                 7213 27975 43C198
14:35:34 PACK11  KC-135R  64-14836 NH ANG 133ARS  KPSM 4673  7200 AE048D*
14:37:12 C6037   MH-60T   6037     USCG           KFMH            AE2914
14:57:34 PACER98  C-21A   84-0129  USAF   457AS   KADW            AE0178
15:07:24 MAINE86 KC-135R  58-0030  ME ANG 132ARS  KBGR            AE04B9
15:16:08 POLO99   C-17A   98-0057  NY ANG 137AS   KSWF 1131 20000 AE0803*
16:03:22 TOPCAT4 KC-135R  63-8040  NJ ANG 141ARS  KWRI            AE0674*
16:18:56 RCH358T  C-17A   90-0535  AFRC    89AS   KFFO 7302 19500 AE07D4
17:20:06 RODD03   C-5B    86-0019  AFRC   337AS   KCEF 4652 15700 AE0570
17:41:55 RCH780  KC-135R  58-0120  AFRC   465ARS  KTIK 3461 37700 AE023D
18:12:21 RCH690   C-5M    85-0007  USAF     9AS   KDOV 7077 31000 AE0564*
19:11:28 SKIER78 LC-130H  92-1095  NY ANG 139AS   KSCH            ADFDB5
19:27:00 S000     C-37A   99-0404  USAF    99AS   KADW 2124 28700 AE04F9
21:13:49 RCH715   C-17A   06-6157  USAF    21AS   KSUU            AE145B
21:33:26 RCH235   C-17A   07-7170  USAF     3AS   KDOV 3626 33000 AE1468
21:58:17 TABOO02 KC-135R  62-3547  NH ANG 133ARS  KPSM 3436 33100 AE0145
22:25:16 RCH709   C-5B    87-0044  USAF    60AMW  KSUU            AE0589 

Listings in red landed or took off from a New England airport. Items followed by a * have additional information posted below. All times are Zulu (+4).

06:38 CAMBER1029 was a Department of Defense contract flight from Constanta Mihail Kogalniceanu Intl in Romania to Baltimore/Washington International, followed by Joint Base McGuire.
09:00 BARTOK57 refueled from DEUCE04 along AR20(NE) before heading back to Europe. DEUCE04 returned to Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst.

13:46 REACH358T landed at Portsmouth International with equipment in support of a visit by the President and First Lady, accompanied by the Vice President and Second Lady on Friday. Looks like the plane stopped for about 2 1/2 hours before departing to the south. 
14:11 POLO99 refueled from PACK11 in AR-631. Both planes returned to their home bases.

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16:26 TOPCAT04 landed at Bangor International.

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18:05 REACH690 heard calling HUNTRESS (NORAD NorthEast Air Defense Sector) on 364.2 for a Mode 4 check. Headed overseas.

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There was also a lot of activity by the Massachusetts Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing F-15’s today. Here’s a short clip:

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23:33 RODD99 takes off from Westover and is forced to shut down an engine and declare an emergency. Here’s the audio (long silences were cut down), courtesy of LiveATC.net :
RODD99 In Flight Emergency by AlertNewEngland

Accident in Weymouth leaves one seriously injured

4 Sep

One person sustained serious injuries during an accident just before 3:00 this afternoon near the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue. A car reportedly reportedly rear-ended a Fallon ambulance. Reports say the ambulance driver was uninjured, but the driver of the car was unresponsive. He was transported from the scene in traumatic arrest. His condition is unknown at this time. Weymouth PD are investigating the accident.

Aerial Refueling reservations for Boston Center, 04SEP

4 Sep

Track     Start(z) End(z) Altitude  Frequencies
AR20(NE)  0800     1000   FL150-280 341.75 349.70
AR212(NE) 1400     1515   FL190-220 238.90 282.70
AR631     1430     1630   FL200-220 295.80 282.70
AR204(NE) 1530     1630   FL240-260 324.60 282.70
AR204(NE) 2300     2359   FL240-260 324.60 282.70

First reservation wasn’t as exciting as I had hoped. DEUCE04 refueled NATO C-17 BARTOK57 as the C-17 headed back over towards Europe. Not sure why they needed such a large block for that.

listen to ‘DEUCE04 BARTOK57 04SEP’ on Audioboo

AR-631 was PACK11 refueling NY ANG C-17 POLO99 at FL200. POLO99 then returned to base.

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2 year old falls from window in Worcester

3 Sep

This morning, I posted to my twitter and facebook accounts a story of a child falling from a window on Hancock Street in Worcester.
Worcester Police responded to the call at 9:56 this morning and upon arrival found a mother holding her 2 year old son. The boy was alert and crying at the time, and had sustained abrasions to his head. He was transported by ambulance to UMass Hospital. WPD detectives are investigating the circumstances leading up to the fall.

Military Logs, August 30th

31 Aug

REACH434 took off from Pease. Looks like they went down to Florida. 

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PACK11 shot some approaches at Manchester before heading off on their refueling mission.
RHODY10-12 dropped jumpers over Devens before returning to Quonset Point.
BOXER819 stopped in Bangor before departing for Andrews AFB.
ETHYL01-03 took off from Bangor and Pease to refuel RAMA41-43, flight of B-1B Lancers rotating overseas.

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MAINE88 refueled RODD99.

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Followed by PACK33 refueling RODD99.

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REACH742 stopped in Bangor for gas before continuing on to Rota, Spain.


Full Military Mode S logs:

AE05A5 62-3508 TOPCAT5 12:25:46 AM KC-135R USA NJ ANG | 108W | 141ARS   [KWRI] 1105 20900
ADFE2D 2112    —     12:44:22 AM HU-25c  USA USCG | CGAS Cape Cod     [KFMH] 4677 8450
AE07E1 94-0067 POLO99  12:56:35 AM C-17A   USA NY ANG | 105AW | 137AS   [KSWF] 3377 20000
AE056B 86-0014 —     01:00:08 AM C-5B    USA AFRC | 439AW | 337AS     [KCEF] — —
AE056B 86-0014 —     03:31:22 AM C-5B    USA AFRC | 439AW | 337AS     [KCEF] 0554 26000
AE119A 03-3117 RCH463  06:46:47 AM C-17A   USA MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS   [KJAN] — —
AE03FA 84-0146 PAT146  12:56:28 PM C-12U   USA Det8/NH-ArNG             [KCON] — —
AE0110 94-1570 BOXR819 02:20:08 PM C-38A   USA DC ANG | 113Wg | 201AS   [KADW] 4662 25000
AE024D 62-3506 RCH434  02:20:08 PM KC-135R USA NH ANG | 157ARW | 133ARS [KPSM] 1321 40000
AE014E 63-8872 MAINE87 02:21:01 PM KC-135R USA ME ANG | 101ARW | 132ARS [KBGR] 4647 22900
AE0847 58-0107 MAINE86 02:23:32 PM KC-135R USA ME ANG | 101ARW | 132ARS [KBGR] 4646 21000
AE07E1 94-0067 POLO99  02:43:59 PM C-17A   USA NY ANG | 105AW | 137AS   [KSWF] 7307 20000
AE0168 86-0203 —     02:48:43 PM C-20B   USA USAF | 89AW | 99AS       [KADW] — —
AE023A 62-3520 PACK11  03:01:38 PM KC-135R USA NH ANG | 157ARW | 133ARS [KPSM] — —
AE0181 84-0139 YANKEE  03:17:41 PM C-21A   USA CT ANG | 103FW | 118FS   [KBDL] — —
AE03FA 84-0146 PAT146  03:33:11 PM C-12U   USA Det8/NH-ArNG             [KCON] — —
AE07E1 94-0067 POLO99  03:41:24 PM C-17A   USA NY ANG | 105AW | 137AS   [KSWF] 7307 20000
AE1470 07-7178 RCH683  03:41:42 PM C-17A   USA USAF | 436AW | 9AS       [KDOV] 0752 40000
AE0148 58-0098 MAINE85 03:47:33 PM KC-135R USA ME ANG | 101ARW | 132ARS [KBGR] — —
AE0181 84-0139 —     04:12:45 PM C-21A   USA CT ANG | 103FW | 118FS   [KBDL] — —
AE2914 6037    C6037   04:19:11 PM MH-60T  USA USCG                     [KFMH] — —
AE023A 62-3520 PACK11  05:20:08 PM KC-135R USA NH ANG | 157ARW | 133ARS [KPSM] — —
AE11FA 02-0203 BOXER41 06:34:28 PM C-40C   USA DC ANG | 113Wg | 201AS   [KADW] 7204 37950
AE0168 86-0203 —     07:09:31 PM C-20B   USA USAF | 89AW | 99AS       [KADW] 3505 14350
AE06E2 163840  —     07:37:37 PM UC-12F  USA USN | AOD Norfolk        [KNGU] — —
AE03FA 84-0146 PAT146  07:56:22 PM C-12U   USA Det8/NH-ArNG             [KCON] 4605 23975
7102E4 1626    RSF907  08:06:37 PM C-130   SAU 16sqn(Saudi)                    7267 20000
AE1467 07-7169 RCH405  08:49:30 PM C-17A   USA USAF | 436AW | 3AS       [KDOV] 0541 31000
AE013A 59-1488 MAINE88 09:08:38 PM KC-135R USA ME ANG | 101ARW | 132ARS [KBGR] — —
AE123E 04-4133 RCH300  09:46:33 PM C-17A   USA USAF | 305AMW | 6AS      [KWRI] — —
AE013A 59-1488 MAINE88 09:55:11 PM KC-135R USA ME ANG | 101ARW | 132ARS [KBGR] — —
AE06E2 163840  —     10:20:15 PM UC-12F  USA USN | AOD Norfolk        [KNGU] 5037 4750
AE013A 59-1488 MAINE88 10:23:13 PM KC-135R USA ME ANG | 101ARW | 132ARS [KBGR] — —

AE1241 04-4136 RCH742  10:54:54 PM C-17A   USA USAF | 305AMW | 6AS      [KWRI] 2642 31800
AE023A 62-3520 PACK33  11:13:08 PM KC-135R USA NH ANG | 157ARW | 133ARS [KPSM] 0106 8300