JRB Spotting Locations

Spotting Locations in NAS Ft Worth.

JRB MAP

 

 

 

Spot A

When Runway 17 is active or winds from the south. Take exit the I-820 at Cahoba Dr./Navajo Trail and stay on either the east or west side of the runway by the service road and you can catch aircraft coming in for landing, turning base to final for 17. One thing to note is to have a scanner handy so you know they are coming in. If u feel like also can head towards the park and by the lake can see the aircraft coming in for final . Great for shots both morning and afternoon.

Shots taken in Spot A

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Spot B

The Best Spot of all spotting location . Great for Afternoon shots . not good in the morning since you are on the west side. Very near to runway U have to park by White Settlement and walk across the bridge towards this spot. Perfect when 36 runway is use ( North winds) get perfect take off, lift off type shots. Landing be right on on 36. If 17 is active, good for take off shots, sometimes when they are doing options, they do bank right on top of you. Not good for Landing on 17 . ( Need a step ladder preferably 6 ft to be able to get clear shots )

Shots Taken in Spot B

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Spot C

By the old taco stand right before LMT main gate. Great for 36 take off shots in the afternoon or 18 take off. You get pretty unique shots here when taking off 18 since you can get the tower in the background.

Spot D

By the 1st dirt road after those Storage places. Park your car on the dirt strip on the southwest corner of the runway. Great afternoon shots for aircraft using 36 active for landing. Can catch great banking base to final shots.

Shots Taken in Spot D

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Spot E

Right by Ridge mar Mall look for Jack in the box. Park there and you get great landing shots runway 36 active in the morning.

Spot F

Right by Auto department of Walmart. Park there and you get great Taxi shots for aircraft going to Runway 36. Great Morning spotting location. Take off and landing shots maybe a little far. I have use 400mm on APSC sensor and thats not adequate.

Shots taken in Spot F

 

 

 Spot G

I have seen people did this , rent a boat and float along the lake and great for all landing shots on 17 active.

Radio Frequencies for KNFW

Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
125.80000 BM CSQ App/Dep VHF Approach/Departure AM Aircraft
257.95000 BM CSQ App/Dep UHF Approach/Departure AM Aircraft
273.57500 B CSQ ATIS Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) AM Aircraft
126.40000 BM CSQ Ground VHF Ground AM Aircraft
254.32500 BM CSQ Ground 254.3 Ground AM Aircraft
279.57500 BM CSQ Ground 279.5 Ground AM Aircraft
128.77500 BM CSQ Navy App VHF Navy Approach AM Aircraft
371.87500 BM CSQ Navy App UHF Navy Approach AM Aircraft
120.95000 BM CSQ Tower VHF Tower AM Aircraft
269.32500 BM CSQ Tower269.325 Tower AM Aircraft
284.72500 BM CSQ Tower 284.72 Tower AM Aircraft
342.55000 BM CSQ Weather Advi Weather Advisory Service AM Aircraft

Military Operations

Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base
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Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
123.57500 BM CSQ LM 123.575 Lockheed Martin AM Business
284.10000 BM CSQ Lockheed 284 Lockheed Operations AM Military
291.77500 BM CSQ Base Ops Base Operations AM Military
292.50000 BM CSQ Lockheed 292 Lockheed Operations AM Military

181st Airlift Squadron (C-130H(8)) (Air National Guard 136th Airlift Wing)

Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
143.80000 BM 181stAS143.8 181st Airlift Squadron – Roper Operations AM Military
226.90000 BM CSQ 181stAS226.9 181st Airlift Squadron – Roper Operations AM Military
389.10000 BM 181stAS389.1 181st Airlift Squadron – Roper Operations AM Military

301st Fighter Wing (F-16)

Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
138.95000 M CSQ 301stFS38.95 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
140.17500 M CSQ 301stFS V-17 Victor 17 AM Military
140.20000 M CSQ 301stFS140.2 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
140.27500 M CSQ 301stFS V-19 Victor 19 AM Military
140.52500 M CSQ 301stFS40.52 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
141.42500 M CSQ 301stFS141.4 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
142.60000 M CSQ 301stFS142.6 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
142.70000 M CSQ 301stFS142.7 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
143.75000 M CSQ 301stFS43.75 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
148.12500 M CSQ 301stFS48.12 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
149.05000 M CSQ 301stFS V-18 Victor 18 AM Military
149.07500 M CSQ 301stFS V-20 Victor 20 AM Military
149.12500 M CSQ 301stFS V-1 Victor 1 AM Military
245.42500 M CSQ 301stFS245.4 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military
291.85000 M CSQ 301stFS291.8 301st Fighter Squadron (F-16) AM Military

VMFA-112 (F/A-18A)

Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
252.52500 M CSQ VMFA-112 252 VMFA-112 (F/A-18A) AM Military
318.65000 M CSQ VMFA-112 318 VMFA-112 (F/A-18A) AM Military