An interesting thing I noticed about this RC-135W. He’s at an altitude at a five hundred foot level and squawking 1400. All aircraft being controlled by air traffic control (when not climbing or descending) are at a thousand foot level. Also his squawk, 1400, is a VFR code. Visual flight rules. I think they are providing their own separation from other a/c using their ADSB with whatever else that have. TCAS for instance. Traffic Collision Avoidance System.
Just a guess🤷♂️
Earlier over Iraq.
Italian C-27 Spartan
E-11 BACN. Track over Syria
Unknown, making circular track.
Navy P-8 heading for the South China Sea. To his left and above, is a KC-135 Tanker.
Ahead of them and heading towards the Philippines, is a D-326 Wolfhound. A USAF Special Ops a/c.
All departed Kadena AB, Okinawa.
Navy P-8 over the Atlantic. Appears to be working in the Warning area off the coast from NAS Oceana.
Also a G-4 working there. Interesting as he departed BWI. No info on him.
An EP-3E tracking both ends of the Strait of Hormuz
ZEUS31, RC-135W Rivet Joint wrapping up a tour of the Black Sea.
A couple from earlier that I found interesting
PYTHN53, RC-135W Rivet Joint appears to be coming from the Arabian Sea. He originated from Bahrain.
And a RC-135S, Combat Sent, off the coast of Kamchatka. He left Lincoln Ne earlier in the day with a stop at Eielson AFB in Alaska.
I’ve not seen those type a/c in those areas.
WTF! At least he wasn’t disappeared🤡
That’s a wrap😳
Mustang test drive.
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