Danish, Dutch, and Norwegian Fighter Pilots Training in Coastal Georgia – The 62nd Fighter Squadron and 308th Fighter Squadron are at Savannah-Hilton Head IAP

I wish I could have posted this earlier, but between work and some home issues, I haven’t had the chance. F-35As from the 62nd and 308th Fighter Squadrons from Luke AFB are at the Georgia Air National Guard Savannah Air Dominance Center at Savannah-Hilton Head IAP along with F-16s from contractor Top Aces. The 62nd FS and 308th FS train Danish, Dutch, Italian, and Norwegian Air Force F-35A pilots, so the F-35s are a mix of Danish AF, Dutch AF, Norwegian AF, and USAF aircraft. Top Aces is an F-16 equipped contractor who provides aggressor aircraft for US Air Force training. They arrived late last week or over the weekend, so they’ll likely be at Savannah for about the next two weeks or so.

Not one of the 62nd or 308th FS F-35As that are currently at Savannah, but a 419th FW F-35A from last year’s Sentry Savannah Exercise. There are a mix of Danish AF, Dutch AF, and Norwegian AF F-35As at Savannah but since my DSLR isn’t working I won’t be able to get any photos of them.

If you want to listen to them, they’ve been flying late morning and midafternoon sorties out to the Special Use Areas off the Georgia coast for air combat training. They’ve been using frequencies used by aircraft that visit the Air Dominance Center for air-to-air and NORAD frequencies for the offshore training.

MEAN (F-35A, 62nd FS)
SPIKE (F-35A, 62nd FS)
ARMOR (F-35A, 308th FS)
KNIGHT (F-35A, 308th FS)
TEMPLAR (F-35A. 308th FS)
ACES (F-16, Top Aces)

237.000 – ADC; 62nd FS/308th FS Ops
233.200 – ADC; 62nd FS/308th FS Air-to-Air
234.200 – ADC; 62nd FS/308th FS Air-to-Air
228.800 – ADC; 62nd FS/308th FS Air-to-Air
242.100 – ADC; 62nd FS/308th FS Air-to-Air
242.400 – ADC; 62nd FS/308th FS Air-to-Air
244.250 – ADC; Top Aces Air-to-Air

257.800 – Savannah-Hilton Head IAP Tower
353.775 – Savannah TRACON
371.875 – Savannah TRACON
282.200 – Jax Center Jekyll Low
363.200 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
293.600 – NORAD Discrete
316.300 – NORAD Discrete

They have been joined on the morning sorties the last two days by F-15s from the Florida Air National Guard’s 157th Fighter Squadron at Jacksonville. The 157th FS F-15s have been using one of their usual callsigns, FANG and 234.800, one of their usual frequencies for air-to-air.

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