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Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:06 pm

Listening to Kennedy Tower and heard Nighthawk 1 and "nighthawk flight of 3", what are these callsigns and does anyone know why they're at JFK?

Thanks a lot.
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:16 pm

Maybe Nighthawk has been elected President of Scotland?   
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:16 pm

It's just my business jet... I popped over for some shopping  
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:19 pm

HMX-1 (Marine presidential helicopter flight) uses the callsign "Nighthawk".
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:23 pm

Thought it may be presidential, thanks for the info.
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:29 pm

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 3):

Cool   Obama is in for a visit... his visits are getting quite common here now... + I see his Chinooks flying over my place one in a while.
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:33 pm

It's quite interesting listening actually. Tower doesn't seem too keen to argue with them..  
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:37 pm

I believe Obama is coming to NYC for a fundraiser on the same day they are lighting the tree in Rockefeller Center ... big traffic mess
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:49 pm

Wait so whats going to happen? No commercial planes taking off while Marines are in motion?
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:56 pm

Quoting irshava (Reply 8):



There's commerical planes taking off, it was only a very short delay in departures.
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:57 pm

Quoting EGSUcrew (Reply 9):

Alright - is Air Force One at JFK also?
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:04 pm

Quoting irshava (Reply 10):

I'm guessing that because the helicopter is there, Air Force 1 isn't? If it is, it obviously wont have the air force 1 callsign.

Incidently, a "reach" aircraft (C17 I guess?) departed shortly after, not sure if that had anything to do with it?
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:18 pm

The C-17 support aircraft usually fly in all the special limo's and secret service SUV's etc.
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:27 pm

Quoting tsnamm (Reply 12):
The C-17 support aircraft usually fly in all the special limo's and secret service SUV's etc.

Ohh okay that makes sense, thanks.
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:15 pm

FYI reach call sign could be any a/c being used by AMC .Could be C17 or DAL 744 or any other civil charted a/c
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:21 pm

Quoting filejw (Reply 14):
FYI reach call sign could be any a/c being used by AMC .

Yeah, I knew it wasn't only a C-17, that was just my logical guess.

Quoting EGSUcrew (Reply 11):
a "reach" aircraft (C17 I guess?)

But thanks for the info  
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:01 am

Quoting irshava (Reply 5):
Cool Obama is in for a visit... his visits are getting quite common here now... + I see his Chinooks flying over my place one in a while

Chinooks? Since when does he fly in the CH-47? Marine One could be any chopper Obama is on, but they are typically the VH-3D Sea King or the VH-60N Whitehawk (which is the presidential version of the Blackhawk).
 
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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:08 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 16):
Chinooks? Since when does he fly in the CH-47? Marine One could be any chopper Obama is on, but they are typically the VH-3D Sea King or the VH-60N Whitehawk (which is the presidential version of the Blackhawk).

HMX-1 also flies the the CH-46 Sea Knight which is quite often mistaken for a Chinook.


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RE: Nighthawk 1 At Kjfk Now, Who Is It?

Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:37 am

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 17):
HMX-1 also flies the the CH-46 Sea Knight which is quite often mistaken for a Chinook.

There's no mistaking them if you seem them side by side though! But yes a lot of people do confuse them and even on the Military Channel on cable they will show a CH-46 when narrating about a CH-47... which is, on that channel, inexusable.  
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