07/09/20 19:44:11 UTC
281.4500 MHz
CAPE MAY, NJ
WILD 1 SWITCHING TO 249.800 doing manuevers
 
07/09/20 17:59:36 UTC
264.625 MHz
WINTER HAVEN, FL
Shark 21 Working the range with 20MM, flight of 2 or 3
 
07/01/20 19:50:30 UTC
357.100 MHz
ALGER, OH
''stings'' aux.8,air2air
 
07/01/20 19:47:39 UTC
338.150 MHz
ALGER, OH
''stings'' maddog ops
 
06/26/20 13:52:20 UTC
226.025 MHz
WAUCONDA, IL
Killler "all targets dead at 1345Z"
 

07/10/20 16:35:07 UTC
61.500 MHz
M0378/20 - AERODROME FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) F. CO, 3/82ND AVN REG WILL SET UP EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2 FROM 7 JULY 2020 UNTIL 17 JULY 2020. THE FLIGHT STRIP IS OPEN TO ALL ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT. SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0900L TO 1700L DAILY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES ARE 252.725 (UHF) , 141.425 (VHF) AND 61.50 (FM), FACILITY CALLSIGN IS "BADBOY RADIO". ALL AIRCRAFT MUST ALSO MONITOR SAAF FREQUENCIES. 09 JUL 20:28 2020 UNTIL 17 JUL 22:00 2020. CREATED: 09 JUL 20:28 2020 -AJ
 
07/10/20 16:33:55 UTC
141.425 MHz
M0378/20 - AERODROME FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) F. CO, 3/82ND AVN REG WILL SET UP EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2 FROM 7 JULY 2020 UNTIL 17 JULY 2020. THE FLIGHT STRIP IS OPEN TO ALL ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT. SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0900L TO 1700L DAILY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES ARE 252.725 (UHF) , 141.425 (VHF) AND 61.50 (FM), FACILITY CALLSIGN IS "BADBOY RADIO". ALL AIRCRAFT MUST ALSO MONITOR SAAF FREQUENCIES. 09 JUL 20:28 2020 UNTIL 17 JUL 22:00 2020. CREATED: 09 JUL 20:28 2020 -AJ
 
07/10/20 16:33:07 UTC
252.725 MHz
M0378/20 - AERODROME FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) F. CO, 3/82ND AVN REG WILL SET UP EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2 FROM 7 JULY 2020 UNTIL 17 JULY 2020. THE FLIGHT STRIP IS OPEN TO ALL ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT. SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0900L TO 1700L DAILY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES ARE 252.725 (UHF) , 141.425 (VHF) AND 61.50 (FM), FACILITY CALLSIGN IS "BADBOY RADIO". ALL AIRCRAFT MUST ALSO MONITOR SAAF FREQUENCIES. 09 JUL 20:28 2020 UNTIL 17 JUL 22:00 2020. CREATED: 09 JUL 20:28 2020 -AJ
 
07/07/20 15:02:04 UTC
39.950 MHz
M0371/20 - AERODROME FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) F. CO, 3/82ND AVN REG WILL SET UP EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2 FROM 7 JULY 2020 UNTIL 17 JULY 2020. THE FLIGHT STRIP IS OPEN TO ALL ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT. SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0900L TO 1700L DAILY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES ARE 316.175 (UHF) , 140.875 (VHF) AND 39.95 (FM), FACILITY CALLSIGN IS "BADBOY RADIO". ALL AIRCRAFT MUST ALSO MONITOR SAAF FREQUENCIES. 07 JUL 12:00 2020 UNTIL 17 JUL 22:00 2020. CREATED: 06 JUL 23:09 2020 -AJ
 
06/29/20 22:45:53 UTC
316.175 MHz
M0348/20 - AERODROME - FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) TF TALON OF 3/82 AVN BN WILL BE CONDUCTING VALEX IOT IN PREPARATION FOR JRTC 20-09. THIS INCLUDES FARP AND TACTICAL ATC EQUIPMENT SET UP. FOR TACTICAL ATC SERVICES CONTACT BAD BOY TOWER ON FREQUENCIES 140.875, 316.175, OR 60.075. INCLUSIVE TIMES WILL BE 1500 TO 2359 LOCAL DAILY. 29 JUN 13:48 2020 UNTIL 02 JUL 04:00 2020. CREATED: 29 JUN 13:50 2020 -AJ
 
06/29/20 22:45:00 UTC
140.875 MHz
M0348/20 - AERODROME - FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) TF TALON OF 3/82 AVN BN WILL BE CONDUCTING VALEX IOT IN PREPARATION FOR JRTC 20-09. THIS INCLUDES FARP AND TACTICAL ATC EQUIPMENT SET UP. FOR TACTICAL ATC SERVICES CONTACT BAD BOY TOWER ON FREQUENCIES 140.875, 316.175, OR 60.075. INCLUSIVE TIMES WILL BE 1500 TO 2359 LOCAL DAILY. 29 JUN 13:48 2020 UNTIL 02 JUL 04:00 2020. CREATED: 29 JUN 13:50 2020 -AJ
 
06/29/20 22:44:10 UTC
60.075 MHz
M0348/20 - AERODROME - FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) TF TALON OF 3/82 AVN BN WILL BE CONDUCTING VALEX IOT IN PREPARATION FOR JRTC 20-09. THIS INCLUDES FARP AND TACTICAL ATC EQUIPMENT SET UP. FOR TACTICAL ATC SERVICES CONTACT BAD BOY TOWER ON FREQUENCIES 140.875, 316.175, OR 60.075. INCLUSIVE TIMES WILL BE 1500 TO 2359 LOCAL DAILY. 29 JUN 13:48 2020 UNTIL 02 JUL 04:00 2020. CREATED: 29 JUN 13:50 2020 -AJ
 


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Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center

On 6/15/2012 Kennedy Space Center starting allowing tours of the Launch Control Center, this is the first time in over 30 years the public was allowed in this building. I was lucky to take the tour with only 10 people on 6/19/2012. This tour is only being offered for a very short time, I strongly suggest you schedule a tour as you will be able to walk the halls where some of the most important things in human history has ever happened! When walking in the front doors my legs began to shake knowing I just entered such a historic building.

The tour starts in the main lobby, wow, it doesn't look like the lobby area has been remodeled since the building was built in the 1960's!

You'll see some artwork, as well as a wall with mission patches of every manned space flight launched from this building. Then you will go down a long hallway to a small elevator. There were 10 of us on the tour, plus 2 security guards (this is the most secure building at KSC) and a tour-guide. Needless to say the elevator was crowded! It was this very same elevator that nearly every President has taken to view the Firing room, many Kings, Astronauts, and Dr. Wernher von Braun. You take the elevator to the 3rd floor, here you go will then enter a very modern state-of-the art Firing Room #4.

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Sign at the entrance of the Launch Control Center.


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Apollo 11 Mission Patch. This wall contains the mission patch of every manned launch conducted from this building.


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Doors leading to Firing Room #4. The etching on the door says "The Greatest Launch Team In The World Enters Through These Doors".


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This picture is standing in the trench of the Firing Room looking towards the windows that view Pads 39A & B.


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Looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-A. Pad 39-A has been 'mothballed', this is where the last shuttle lunched from.


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Closeup looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-A. Pad 39-A has been 'mothballed', this is where the last shuttle lunched from.


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Looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-B. Pad 39-B is being modified for the new SLS (Space Launch System) series of rockets. The SLS will be nearly as large as the Saturn-V but much more powerfull!


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Closeup looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-B. Pad 39-B is being modified for the new SLS (Space Launch System) series of rockets. The SLS will be nearly as large as the Saturn-V but much more powerfull!


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This picture was taken while standing inside the bubble room. With its wall of interior windows through which the Kennedy Space Center management team viewed what went on in the firing room below. Behind my back is the exterior windows that overlook Pads 39-A & B.


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This picture is of the Asst. Landing Recovery Director's console. This picture was taken from the bubble room.


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Photo taken from the bubble room. These are the STS-135 Launch Procedure Books. Notice the dust on the bottom shelf, where is the cleaning crew???


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Photo taken from where the Launch Director (The Boss) position overlooking the entire Firing Room. Behind my back are the windows that overlook Pads 39-A&B.


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Photo of the Launch Director Console.


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Close up of the Launch Director Console.


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After the launch of the last Shuttle Mission STS-135 Launch Director Michael Leinbach signed the bottom of the "Launch Directors" sign.


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View of the "Clocks" from the Launch Directors position.


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Communications Console


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Range Safety Console


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This is an older Firing Room that was used for early Shuttle Launches as well as Apollo Launches to the moon. We were not allowed in this room, but I took a quick picture through the door.


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After we left the Launch Control Center, the tour bus took us out to Pad 39-A. This is where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) launched from. This pad has been mothballed, there are no plans for this pad at this time. If you notice to the left of the photo you'll see a series of wires going down at an angel, these are the escape lines from the Shuttle crew incase of an emergency on the launch pad.


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Pad 39-A, where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) was launched from.


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Pad 39-A, where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) was launched from.


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Launch Control Center building, these are the windows that overlook both Pads 39-A & B.


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Launch gantry for the new SLS series of rockets. Almost as large as the Saturn-V but more powerful! Currently it is under construction sitting just outside of the VAB.


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The crawler used to take the Saturn V, and Space Shuttles to the launch pad. It will also be used to transport the SLS rockets to the pad before launch.