Airshow Radio Monitoring

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Airshow Radio Monitoring

Post by SnowbirdsFanatic » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:49 pm

I am starting this NEW thread for those of you interested in the monitoring of air comms at the airshows you attend.

My home team is the CANADIAN SNOWBIRDS

My home airshow is the ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW in British Columbia, Canada.
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Post by AirshowHawk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:59 pm

Thanks for sharing Gary. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this thread for more updates.
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Post by EricP » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:21 pm

VERY interested in this thread also! I will have to take a look around and see if I can find any frequencies that worked for me.
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Post by SnowbirdsFanatic » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:08 pm

Of Interest:

During the 2016 Abbotsford Airshow I heard one of the performers talking on an FRS channel (Family Radio Service UHF Allocations) complaining that some part had fallen off his aircraft and he wasn't sure if it was during his flight or during movement on the ground as it was now missing!! Several other supposedly "private" comms were also monitored on the FRS radio too! Something to keep in mind when at the airshow and having tunnel vision when it comes to Comms. As a result I find myself scanning more than just the VHF/UHF air bands now.
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Post by SnowbirdsFanatic » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:15 pm

The Blue Angels have already done 3 shows on the 2018 show season and the airshow year is well under way! Their practice flights and most recent shows can be viewed on YouTube. The ones that are marked in the lower right hand corner as "Witman" are, in my opinion, the best as they include all the cockpit audio! Speaking of which...still seeking confirmations please.
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Post by Randu » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:08 pm

Great topic as I usually go to Battle Creek, MI and Ypsilanti, MI (Thunder over MI) every year. Have went to Dayton multiple times and used to in old days go to Kalamazoo and Muskegon. Usually just searched aircraft band and usually found Air Boss reasonably quick and random acts thru out the day. Never really wrote them down as I assumed they changed up all of the time. I just got a BC125AT so 1st year having military band. You can bet that I'll take great notes to confirm Frequencies or add to the list. Randu
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Post by bigt512 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm

I have a bunch of older Thunderbird and Blue Angel Frequencies in my scanners. Most of the time they use the same ones year to year with only minor changes. The first airshow for me this year is Battle Creek Field of Flight and Balloon Festival so i will not have any new frequencies till after that.
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Post by SnowbirdsFanatic » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:40 am

bigt512 wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm
I have a bunch of older Blue Angel Frequencies in my scanners. Most of the time they use the same ones year to year with only minor changes.
Please feel to share them here unless you would rather PM me with certain frequencies that may be "discreet". :D

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Post by SnowbirdsFanatic » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Grab your cameras and scanner!!!

The Snowbirds have arrived in the Comox Valley as of the weekend and are practicing (2 shows a day) from now until the 24th of April. They will be signing autographs after their 2nd show on the 21st at the museum located at CFB19 Wing Comox. The CF-18 Hornet joins in this week too! The only damper currently is the weather as the forecast calls for rain right through the upcoming weekend.

Another noteworthy tidbit of information is that, as a thank you to the residents of the Comox Valley, the base opens up Airforce Beach to the general public for viewing while the Snowbirds are in town! Normally it is patrolled by the Military Police and is classified as a "Restricted Area". This is, in my opinion, the best viewing location as it is located right at the end of the runway and the Snowbirds fly right overhead as they take off to head out over Georgia Strait :D

Check out their inaugural Comox Spring Training dedication flight to the USAF Thunderbirds as posted by Capt. Pierre-Marc Deschene and Corp. Kyle Van Tol.
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Post by bigt512 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Not sure if these are any good anymore but
Blue Angles
237.800
251.600
255.200
265.000
275.350
284.250
289.800
305.500
305.900
333.300
346.500
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