Sunday, May 24, 2009

Andrews AFB Airshow Report - VHF Freq Reported

I am happy to post that I have received a report of frequencies used by the T-Birds and Golden Knights last weekend at the Andrews AFB airshow. And contrary to what has been posted elsewhere on the Internet, the T-Birds did use a VHF frequency.
In fact, it was the new VHF frequency first posted to this blog back in March (noted at the El Centro show) and several times since -- 141.0750 MHz. So to the folks on that list who theorized that the T-Birds were moving to other freqs in the UHF spectrum only, you need to untheorize, it isn't happening.

Here is the Andy Airshow report from our anonymous contributor (and thanks a million for sharing).

123.4750 MHz -- Golden Knights. Communication between the ground and jumpers giving wind speed and conditions etc.

141.0750 MHz -- Victor channel simulcast

235.2500 MHz -- T-Birds solos. Also monitored the pre-flight brief (high show etc.) and their pre-show "poem."

235.2500 and 379.2000 MHz -- T-Birds traffic. Unfortunately I didn't note which of these two was the primary air-air for the formation flying. I heard all of it, so it has to have been on one of these two.

413.2750 MHz -- T-Birds ground team at the comm cart communicating with team prior to take-off (mentioning lots of FOD on ramp etc.)
This weekend the T-Birds at Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach) - Bethpage Federal Credit Union New York Air Show at Jones Beach More details including a streaming audio link at
The Blue Angels at performing at NAS Patuxent River, MD, the NAS Patuxent River Air Show 2009.
If you have a report from one of the airshows, we can use your help. Please pass them along to the email address above.

If you need frequencies remember the 2009 MT Airshow Guide has been posted to the net at Also remember to check out the links on the "Milcom Blog Guide to Airshows" in the strip to the right of this post for late breaking info and frequency updates.