Whats Flying?


I wont pretend to understand what’s going on with the military but I do think we can glean a little clarity by paying attention to what military planes are where.

Monkeywerx provides a more thorough understanding and has better radar programs. You can watch his sitreps here: MONKEYWERX

I try to post short overviews regularly – along with descriptions of the major planes. See whats flying:

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Military flights – 11-30

Times are PST E-3 Sentry is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing. E-3s are commonly known as AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System). It provides all-weather surveillance, command, control, and communications. E-6 Mercury is an airborne command post and communications relay The E-6B conveys instructions from the National Command…

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Military Flights 11-23

Guantanamo Bay Boeing P-8 Poseidon operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons, can drop and monitor sonobuoys, and can operate in conjunction with other assets, including the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Boeing…

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Military Flights 11-21

Boeing 747 E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post (AACP), “Nightwatch”, is a strategic command and control military aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The E-4 series are specially modified from the Boeing 747-200B for the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) program. The E-4 serves as a survivable mobile command post for the…

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SOFIA – NASA 747SP-21 11/17

Tonight is the longest partial eclipse in hundreds of years and a blood moon. As I was scrolling across the Flightradar, I found a plane called nasa747 – aka SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) which I’m assuming is getting some amazing pics of the eclipse. Learn about the lunar eclipse Learn about SOFIA

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Military flights – 11/17

Monkeywerx Sitrep 11/11 – Gitmo Update Boeing P-8 Poseidon operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons, can drop and monitor sonobuoys, and can operate in conjunction with other assets, including the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned…

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Military flights 11-8

E-4B serves as the National Airborne Operations Center and is a key component of the National Military Command System for the President, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In case of national emergency or destruction of ground command and control centers, the aircraft provides a highly survivable command, control and communications…

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Military Flights 11-5

Monkeywerx Sitrep today – Mass Surveillance This first one is very interesting – first appeared on radar over Arkansas and landed at Wright Patterson AF base in Ohio. E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post (AACP), “Nightwatch”, is a strategic command and control military aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The E-4 serves as…

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Military Flights 11-4

Boeing RC-135 is a reconnaissance aircraft designed to support theater and national level intelligence consumers with near real-time on-scene collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities. Boeing P-8 Poseidon operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons, can drop and monitor…

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Military Flights 11-3

Didn’t catch everything yesterday – but we continue to have some busy skies! Monkeywerx had some good info on his show: Watch here Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, remotely-piloted, surveillance aircraft. The Global Hawk performs duties similar to that of the Lockheed U-2. The RQ-4 provides a broad overview and systematic surveillance…

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America’s Book of Secrets

Doomsday Scenario: WATCH Season 4 Episode 7 Doomsday Scenario: WATCH Season 4 Episode 7 Fascinating information: Nuclear threats when Trump has covid – E-6B Mercury planes Hypersonic nuclear missiles Artificial intelligence- early warning system They also go into “slaughter-bots” – killer drones that can identify individuals via face recognition and eliminate them; underground continuity of…

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Military Flights 11-2

Boeing P-8 Poseidon operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons, can drop and monitor sonobuoys, and can operate in conjunction with other assets, including the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). E-8 Joint Surveillance…

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Military Flights 11-1

MonkeyWerx Fighters Off East Coast Boeing P-8 Poseidon operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons, can drop and monitor sonobuoys, and can operate in conjunction with other assets, including the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned aerial…

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Military Flights 11-1

Boeing P-8 Poseidon operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons, can drop and monitor sonobuoys, and can operate in conjunction with other assets, including the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Boeing E-6 Mercury…

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Military flights 10-30

Boeing E-6 Mercury is an airborne command post and communications relay The E-6B conveys instructions from the National Command Authority to fleet ballistic missile submarines, a mission known as TACAMO (“Take Charge And Move Out”).

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Military Flights 10-13

Boeing E-6 Mercury is an airborne command post and communications relay The E-6B conveys instructions from the National Command Authority to fleet ballistic missile submarines (see communication with submarines), a mission known as TACAMO (“Take Charge And Move Out”). The EC-130H Compass Call is an airborne communications jamming platform which attempts to disrupt enemy command…

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Military Flights 10-7

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber and is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles without aerial refueling. Boeing P-8 Poseidon operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed…

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Military Flights 10-6

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber and is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles without aerial refueling. The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance, ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport, fixed-wing aircraft. It…

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Military flights 10-1

Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, remotely-piloted, surveillance aircraft. The Global Hawk performs duties similar to that of the Lockheed U-2. The RQ-4 provides a broad overview and systematic surveillance using high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and long-range electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors with long loiter times over target areas. It can survey as much…

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Military Flights 9-30

Yesterday was busy even let in the day – today is starting out with lots of activity. Martin B-57 Canberra is an American-built, twinjet tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. The three remaining flightworthy WB-57Fs are technically assigned to the NASA Johnson Space Center, next to Ellington Field in Houston, as high-altitude scientific research aircraft,[2] but…

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