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Welcome to our Trip Report Blog.
Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
Any info can be used for personal use, if passing on or publishing please credit SWAG.
If you can correct or add any information please contact me here.

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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2014:
April - Frankfurt/Amsterdam/Brussels, Balloon Museum Meet
May - Microlight Fair, EBACE/Berlin Air Show, Aero Expo
June - Heli Expo, A-B fly-in, Tiger Meet/Gilze-Rijen Show
July - RIAT/Flying Legends/East Anglia, Farnborough Show
August - Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Moth Rally, LAA Rally
September - Kleine Brogel show
October - Central America tour
November - Israel tour

Header Picture: MM81145 Agusta-Bell 212AM (5802) Italian Air Force/MIATM at Malta IAP on 11/03/14 (credit RichT)

Logs/pics - If you have any topical logs and pics from interesting places we could use on the blog please contact me at the address above. Especially welcome would be any museums we haven't yet covered.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

23-26/03/14 - Sierra Leone - Liberia

Another exotic log from our roving African correspondent.

23/03/14 - Freetown-Lungi, Sierra Leone

9G-AEH Aerospatiale AS.365N Dauphin 2 (6065) IAS Helicopters
(9L-LBN) Let L-410UVP Turbolet (851337) dumped, ex West Coast Airways. Mid-air collision with Mi-8T RA-22248 (6578) UNAMSIL 24/08/00 damaging tail and rudder. During subsequent forced landing at the airport the undercarriage partially collapsed. Abandoned and further damaged during the war.
CS-HHI Aerospatiale AS.365N3 Dauphin 2 (6089) Heliportugal, red scheme
ET-AQC De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402NG (4421) Asky
OO-SFM Airbus A330-301 (030) Brussels Airlines
Z-BAM McDonnell Douglas MD-11ER/F (48746) AV Cargo Airlines

03-04/14 - Monrovia-Spriggs Payne, Liberia

Based

A8-ZXB Piper PA-34 Seneca (unknown) stored/wfu in hangar
A8-ZXB
EL-GID Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F (27-7654106) stored/wfu in hangar
N146SP Bell 206L-3 LongRanger (51490) Samaritans Purse
N146SP
N188GV Cessna 208B (208B2038) Liberian CAA ?
N4196V Cessna U.206G (U206-04091) stored/wfu in hangar "Lonestar Airways"
N4196V
N883SP Cessna 208B (208B0887) Samaritans Purse
N883SP
RA-22426/UNO-161 Mil Mi-8AMT (8AMT00643083901U) UTair Helicopter Services/United Nations
RA-22426
RA-22428/UNO-162 Mil Mi-8AMT (8AMT00643083903U) UTair Helicopter Services/United Nations
RA-22428
ZS-HHI Aerospatiale 350B3 Ecureuil (4442) Sable Mining Company
ZS-HHI

Contract helos

CS-HGG Eurocopter AS.350B2 Ecureuil (9085) Heliportugal
CS-HGG
CS-HGJ Aerospatiale AS.365N Dauphin 2 (6205) Heliportugal
CS-HGJ
CS-HHI Aerospatiale AS.365N Dauphin 2 (6089) Heliportugal ..arrived early April from Freetown
CS-HHI
OO-NHN Aerospatiale AS.365N3 Dauphin 2 (6783) NHV
OO-NHO Aerospatiale AS.365N3 Dauphin 2 (6809) NHV
OO-NHO

Regular visitors

C-GGXS/UN-159 De Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 (64) Trans Capital Air Ltd/United Nations
C-GGXS
ET-AQC De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402NG (4421) Asky
N282DB Beech E90 King Air (LW-209) ..visited 10/04/14
N282DB
ZS-MMJ/UN-157 Beech 1900D (UE-92) Balmoral Central Contracts SA/United Nations
C-GGXS & ZS-MMJ

24-25/03/14 - Monrovia-Roberts International, Liberia

N747JX Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream 2 (33) Atlantic Jet Holdings Inc
(N748JX) Grumman G-1159A Gulfstream 3 (377) Atlantic Jet Holdings Inc
RA-06277 Mil Mi-26T (34001212410) SKOL/United Nations
(RA-87260) Yakovlev Yak-40 (9311126A) dumped, ex Wesua Air Transport
?/UN-171 Mil Mi-8 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
?/UN-172 Mil Mi-8 (081772AT) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
?/UN-173 Mil Mi-8 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
?/UN-175 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 (081960AT) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
UN-175
Pictured at Spriggs-Payne on 04/04/14
?/UN-176 Mil Mi-8 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
?/UN-177 Mil Mi-8 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
VQ-BID Boeing 737-45S (28477) UTair/United Nations
ZS-MMJ/UN-157 Beech 1900D (UE-92) Balmoral Central Contracts SA/United Nations