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NOISE ALERT: Navy Small Boat and Blank Weapons Fire

Naval Base Coronado, Calif.- The Navy is conducting training exercises involving blank gunfire and small boats operating in San Diego Bay and off the ocean beaches south of Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.

Expect to hear the small arms and .50-cal blank gunfire during the following training excercise dates and times:

Aug 2     8 a.m.- 4 p.m.      San Diego Bay

Aug 5     12 p.m.- 4 p.m.    Ocean Beaches

Aug 12   12 p.m.- 4 p.m.    San Diego Bay

Aug 13   12 a.m.- 4 p.m.    San Diego Bay

Aug 14   4 p.m.- 9 p.m.      San Diego Bay

Aug 14   5 p.m.- 10 p.m.    Ocean Beaches

Aug 15   4 p.m.- 9 p.m.      San Diego Bay

The Navy recognizes the importance of being good neighbors with the local communities and makes every effort to abate noise when posssible.

All noise abatement complaints can be directed to 619-545-8233. All other questions can be directed to Naval Base Coronado Public Afairs Office at 619-545-8136.

-USN-

The X-37b Has Landed

Just as I suspected, those were the NOTAMs. A short while ago Vandenberg AFB announced through Twitter the X-37b has landed at SLC-6.

FAA wants more ATC at LGB

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) ― Airlines say cockpit collision warning systems are being triggered more often on Long Beach Airport flights and the Federal Aviation Administration wants upgrades requiring more air traffic supervision.

The FAA’s proposed Class C airspace designation at Long Beach would increase by at least a third the air traffic control area around the airport. But some private pilots say expanding air traffic supervision could create more problems.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the proposal balances increased safety while limiting the impact on general aviation. A Class C designation would require two-way pilot-tower communications before aircraft enter the airspace and there would be strict separation requirements between aircraft.

Western S.F.V. Military Training Ops

I think I may have found the freqs we have all been looking for when the military does their training ops in the Western San Fernando Valley. A few years ago the Southern California Airspace Users Working Group coordinated with the FAA and came up with a group of frequencies for aircraft to use in designated training areas. If you have bought a sectional chart recently you may have noticed some of these freqs displayed over Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Long Beach and other areas around Southern California. The SCAUWG has a list of these practice area frequencies and charts available for viewing on their website.

http://www.scauwg.org/index.html
http://www.scauwg.org/PracticeAreas3.ppt

If you dont feel like viewing their page here are the freqs listed.
01. 122.7750 Santa Paula
02. 122.7750 Simi Valley
03. 122.7750 Santa Clarita
04. 121.9500 Palos Verdes
05. 121.9500 Long Beach
06. 123.3000 Santa Fe Springs
07. 123.3000 La Habra
08. 123.3000 Redlands
09. 123.3000 Cajon Pass
10. 123.5000 John Wayne
11. 123.5000 El Toro
12. 123.5000 Blockhouse
13. 123.5000 Lake Matthews

and if those come up blank try these

123.0250 Unicom | Air-Air
123.0500 Unicom | Air-Air | Heliports
123.4500 Air-Air Common
253.3000 Miramar Copters
253.6000 Miramar Copters
267.7000 HMM-161
303.0000 Air-Air Common
305.9000 Pendleton Copters
307.5000 HMLA-169 | HMLA-369
313.0000 HMM-163 | HMM-165 | HMM-166
359.5000 HMM-364

Minuteman III Test Launch Scheduled

6/14/2010 – VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The 576th Flight Test Squadron will launch its first unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile here since the squadron was gained by Air Force Global Strike Command June 16 between 3:01 a.m. and 9:01 a.m.

The MMIII test launch, configured with a joint test assembly, will determine the weapon system’s reliability and accuracy. The missile’s single unarmed re-entry vehicle is expected to travel approximately 4,190 miles, hitting a pre-determined target near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

“Our team is dedicated to ensuring a safe and effective combat-ready ICBM force that convinces potential adversaries of our unwavering commitment to defend our nation, its allies and friends,” said Col. Carl DeKemper, the 576th FLTS commander. “Our dedication to this mission continues as proud members of Air Force Global Strike Command.”

The ICBM community, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, will use the data collected from this mission for continuing force development evaluation.

Col. Steven Winters, 30th Space Wing vice commander, is the Launch Decision Authority.

R-2502 NOTAM

M0109/10 (Issued for R2502E R2502N) - AIR/GROUND FACILITY FREQUENCY CHANGED, DESERT RADIO AIC FREQ FM41.65 IS OTS AND HAS TEMPORARILY CHANGED TO FM36.05 UFN.  POC ATC CHIEF 760-380-6369. 02 JUN 23:23 2010 UNTIL 29 AUG 23:59 2010. CREATED: 02 JUN 23:23 2010
M0108/10 (Issued for R2502E R2502N) - AIR/GROUND FACILITY FREQUENCY CHANGED, DESERT RADIO AIC FREQ FM41.50 IS OTS AND HAS TEMPORARILY CHANGED TO FM36.80 UFN.  POC ATC CHIEF 760-380-6369. 02 JUN 23:21 2010 UNTIL 29 AUG 23:59 2010. CREATED: 02 JUN 23:22 2010
M0107/10 (Issued for R2502E R2502N) - AIR/GROUND FACILITY FREQUENCY CHANGED, DESERT RADIO AIC FREQ FM41.00 IS OTS AND HAS TEMPORARILY CHANGED TO FM36.525 UFN.  POC ATC CHIEF 760-380-6369. 02 JUN 23:20 2010 UNTIL 29 AUG 23:59 2010. CREATED: 02 JUN 23:21 2010

RIMPAC 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release 01 – 10
May 3, 2010

RIMPAC 2010 to Unite 14 Countries in Multi-National Exercise

Fourteen nations, 34 ships, five submarines, over 100 aircraft and 20,000 personnel will
participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise June 23 through Aug. 1,
in the Hawaiian operating area in, and around, the islands of Hawaii.

Hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, RIMPAC demonstrates a commitment to
working with global partners in guarding the sea lanes of commerce and
communication, protecting national interests abroad and ensuring freedom of navigation
as a basis for global peace and prosperity. By design, RIMPAC is a multi-national
exercise that prepares forces to be interoperable and ready for a wide range of potential
operations. This, in turn, helps ensure stability throughout the Pacific Rim, aiding the
development and prosperity of all participating nations.

As an exercise, RIMPAC is intended to increase the tactical proficiency of participating
units in a wide array of maritime operations by enhancing military-to-military relations
and interoperability. During the exercise, participating units will conduct gunnery,
missile, anti-submarine, and air defense exercises, as well as maritime interdiction and
vessel boardings, explosive ordnance disposal, diving and salvage operations, mine
clearance operations, and an amphibious landing.

This year’s exercise includes units or personnel from Australia, Canada, Chile,
Colombia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea,
Singapore, Thailand and the United States.

RIMPAC 2010 is themed “Combined Agility, Synergy and Support,” and marks the 22nd
exercise in the series that originated in 1971.

Media interested in covering RIMPAC events should contact Third Fleet Public Affairs
before the exercise begins at (619) 767-4387, or contact the RIMPAC Combined
Information Bureau after the exercise commences at (619) 726-1901. For more
information on the exercise, visit http://www.c3f.navy.mil/RIMPAC_2010.html

Notice To Airmen

NKFG – Camp Pendleton MCAS

M0076/10 - THE PRIM AVN SAFETY UHF FREQ FOR MCB CAMPEN RANGE CTL (CALL SIGN
"LONGRIFLE") WL CHG EFF @ 1500(Z) 15 JUN 2010. THE NEW FREQ WL BE
310.3. WL RPLC 301.9. 10 JUN 15:00 2010 UNTIL 15 AUG 15:00 2010. CREATED: 09
JUN 17:28 2010

KNTD – Point Mugu NAS

M0138/10 - NAVAIR SURFACE LAUNCH MISSILE TEST IN R-2519.  AIRCRAFT, MEN AND
EQUIPMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO REMAIN CLEAR OF AREAS SOUTH OF TAXIWAY
A-2 SOMETIMES DURING THIS PERIOD.  MISSION ESSENTIAL FLIGHT REQUIRING
TRANSITIONS THROUGH THE RESTRICTED AREA SHALL CONTACT POINT MUGU
RANGE CONTROL (805-989-8280 OR 306.6) FOR DECONFLICTION. 10 JUN 20:30 2010 UNTIL
10 JUN 23:59 2010. CREATED: 10 JUN 17:47 2010

Bicycle Lake AAF (KBYS) NOTAM

M0075/10 (Issued for KBYS R2502E R2502N) – AIR/GROUND FACILITY TEMPORARILY REPLACED BY; DESERT RADIO AIC
FREQ FM41.50 OTS UFN, FREQ HAS CHANGED TO 36.80. THIS FREQ IS
PRIMARILY USED SOUTH OF THE 20 GRIDLINE AND NORTH OF THE 00 GRILINES,
IN THE CENTRAL COORIDOR. POC AIR TFC MGR 760-380-6369 (DSN 470). 19 APR 22:03
2010 UNTIL 31 MAY 23:59 2010. CREATED: 19 APR 22:04 2010

M0073/10 (Issued for KBYS R2502E R2502N) – AIR/GROUND FACILITY TEMPORARILY REPLACED BY; DESERT RADIO AIC
FREQ FM41.00 OTS UFN, FREQ HAS CHANGED TO 36.525. THIS FREQ IS
PRIMARILY USED SOUTH OF THE 00 GRIDLINE IN THE SOUTHERN COORIDOR. POC
AIR TFC MGR 760-380-6369 (DSN 470). 19 APR 22:01 2010 UNTIL 31 MAY 23:59 2010.
CREATED: 19 APR 22:02 2010

M0052/10 – BASE OPERATIONS: FREQUENCY 134.1 AND 36.70FM, CALL SIGN “BIKE
OPS” IS STAFFED, OPEN AND OPERATIONAL, PHONE—760-380-4320 (DSN 470).
POL/FUEL REQUESTS SHALL BE REQUESTED THROUGH BIKE OPS. POC AFLD MGR
760-380-4326 OR ATC MGR 760-380-6369. 30 MAR 16:00 2010 UNTIL 15 JUN 23:59 2010.
CREATED: 30 MAR 16:07 2010

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