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Welcome to our Trip Report Blog.
Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2015:
January - WEF Zurich
April - Spain
May - Popham Microlight Fair, EBACE/Cannes, Aero/Heli Expo
June - Paris Air Show
July - RIAT
August - Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Germany
September - LAA Rally

Header Picture: Israeli Air Force Museum Hatzerim main ramp on 19/11/14 (credit StuC)

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.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

12-13/12/14 - Kemble - Brize Norton - Oxford - Coventry - Birmingham - Hooton Park

StuC & PatW had two days out and about.

Friday 12/12

Kemble - 11:00-11:50

Based/visitors

2-BEST Rockwell Commander 114B (14636)
G-ARDB Piper PA-24-250 (24-2166)
G-AXIA Beagle B121 Pup 100 (B078)
G-AXJI Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B090)
G-BASJ Piper PA-28-180 (28-7305136)
G-BBXW Piper PA-28-151 (28-7415050)
G-BCUS Scottish Aviation SA.120 Bulldog 122 (373)
G-BPAF Piper PA-28-161 (28-7716142)
G-BZSS Solar Wings Pegasus (7770)
G-CEFZ Evektor EV-97 EuroStar (2006-2824)
G-CHGA P & M Aviation Quik (8603)
G-CHNR P & M Aviation Quik (8637)
G-DSMA P & M Aviation Quik (8410)
G-EDGI Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916565)
G-ELUE Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916484)
G-KEJY Evektor EV-97 EuroStar (2004-2017)
G-KFCA Ikarus Comco C-42 Cyclone (1309-7282)
G-LENI Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil (5311) Bristow Helicopters (Severn)
G-LENI
G-MTLG Solar Wings Pegasus (SW-WA-1211)
G-RVVY Van's RV-10 (PFA 339-14599)
G-SNUZ Piper PA-28-161 (28-8416021)
G-TSKY Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B010)
ZJ238/Y Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36162) Royal Air Force
ZJ238

Fire dump

G-BADI Piper PA-23-250 (27-4235) Fire Service
N389DF Boeing 737-3M8 (25017) Fire Service

Stored/dumped

(EI-IXG) Airbus A321-112 (0516)
(EI-IXU) Airbus A321-112 (0434)
(EI-OZI) Airbus A300B4-203F (219)
(EI-STD) Boeing 737-476 (24433) ..fuselage
F-HLOV Boeing 747-422 (25379)
G-BHOZ Socata TB-9 (84)
G-BVWD British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2253)
G-CELU Boeing 737-377 (23657)
G-CGYU British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2275)
G-CGZB British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2288)
G-CHFE British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2294)
G-CHHA British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2295)
G-DAJB Boeing 757-2T7 (23770)
G-MKCA Boeing 747-2B5BF (22482)
G-MKGA Boeing 747-2R7F (21650)
G-ZAPO British Aerospace 146-200QC (E2176)
(M-MTPO) Bombardier Challenger 601 (3033) ..fuselage
N176SG Boeing 747-338 (23408)
(N19DZ) Aerospatiale ATR 72-201 (297) ..fuselage
N19XY Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25055)
N216AP Boeing 737-7Q8 (28216)
N216AP
(N25AG) Lockheed Jetstar 2 (5202) ..fuselage
N303SF Airbus A319-112 (1303)
N303SF
(N504QA/H-01) Agusta A-109BA (3001)
(N504TS/H-02) Agusta A-109BA (3002)
(N504WG/H-05) Agusta A-109BA (3005)
(SE-MGE)/SX-BIB Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (182) ..fuselage
(SE-MGG)/SX-BID Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (219) ..fuselage
TC-ATJ Airbus A320-233 (1730)
(TF-AME) Boeing 747-312 (23032)
VP-BRQ Boeing 737-528 (25230)
VP-BRQ
VP-BRS Boeing 737-528 (25231)
VP-BRU Boeing 737-528 (25206)
VP-BRV Boeing 737-528 (25227)
(VP-CMN) Boeing 727-46 (19282) ..fuselage
(ZD952) Lockheed Tristar KC.1 (1168) ..nose only

Brize Norton - 12:45

CB-8007 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster (IND-7) Indian Air Force
G-PIGY Short SC-7 3M-400 Skyvan (SH1943) Invicta Aviation
KAF342 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster (KW-1) Kuwait Air Force
ZH103/03 Boeing Sentry AEW.1 (24111) Royal Air Force
ZH103
ZH865 Lockheed Hercules C.4 (5408) Royal Air Force
ZH867 Lockheed Hercules C.4 (5416) Royal Air Force
ZH878 Lockheed Hercules C.4 (5462) Royal Air Force
ZH878
ZH883 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5481) Royal Air Force
ZH885 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5483) Royal Air Force
ZM400 Airbus Atlas C.1 (015) Royal Air Force
ZZ177 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster C.1 (UK-7) Royal Air Force
ZZ330 Airbus Voyager KC.2 (1046) Royal Air Force
ZZ331 Airbus Voyager KC.2 (1248) Royal Air Force
ZZ334 Airbus Voyager KC.3 (1033) Royal Air Force
G-ISDB Piper PA-28-161 (28-7716074) ..overflight

Oxford - 14:15

9H-ALL Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 (525A-0005)
9H-ICS Bombardier Challenger 605 (5847)
D-EAWW Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837199)
EC-JCV Swearingen SA.226AT Merlin IVA (AT-038) Flightline
G-BEJV Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770062) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BHFH Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970482) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BHGO Piper PA-32-260 (32-7800007)
G-BOUL Piper PA-34-200T (34-7670157) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BOWE Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870405) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BTRY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116190) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
(G-BYKR)/"FIRE" Piper PA-28-161 (2816061) ..dumped
G-CBVU Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7135007)
G-CBWD Piper PA-28-161 (2842160)
G-DATG Reims-Cessna F.182P (0013)
G-GOAC Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770007) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-HOLM Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0574) Capital Air Services Ltd
G-MPLA Cessna 182T (182-81686) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-MPLB Cessna 182T (182-81646) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-MPLC Cessna 182T (182-81855) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-MPLF Cessna 182T (182-82102) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-OBBO Cessna 182S (182-80534)
G-OCFT Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5067) Hangar 8
G-OXFB Piper PA-34-220T (3449480) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-OXFC Piper PA-34-220T (3449481) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-OXFD Piper PA-34-220T (3449482) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-OXFE Piper PA-34-220T (3449484) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-RCAV Bombardier Challenger 604 (5526) Hangar 8
G-RIDA Eurocopter AS.355NP (5754) National Grid Electricity Transmission
G-SENT Bombardier Global Express (9094)
G-UART Zlin Z.242L (0652)
I-BBGR Hawker 900XP (HA-0056)
M-TSRI Beech C90GTx (LJ-2033)
N132SD Gulfstream G5 (537)
N218CS Cessna T240 (T24002012) Cessna Aircraft Co
VP-CRR Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5129) Hangar 8

Coventry - 15:45

G-ANAF Douglas C-47B-35-DK (16688/33436) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
G-BNXE Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116034)
G-BOBA Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837232)
G-BOXC Piper PA-28-161 (2816063)
G-BOYL Cessna 152 (152-84379)
G-BPKF Grob G.115A (8075)
G-BPKM Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916341)
G-BTPC British Aerospace ATP-F (2010) West Air Europe
G-BTPJ British Aerospace ATP-F (2016) Atlantic Airlines
G-BTPL British Aerospace ATP (2042) Atlantic Airlines
G-BTTO British Aerospace ATP (2033) Atlantic Airlines
G-BUJN Cessna 172N (172-72713)
(G-BVWC)/WK163 English Electric Canberra B.6 mod (71399) Preserved
G-BWFL Cessna 500 Citation I (500-0264)
G-COVZ Reims-Cessna F.150M (1164)
G-GAFT Piper PA-44-180 (4496162)
G-GEHP Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8218014)
G-HEMZ Agusta A-109S (22156) Derbyshire,Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
G-JEMC British Aerospace ATP (2032) Leasing Company
G-JMCL Boeing 737-322F (23951) Atlantic Airlines
G-JURG Rockwell Commander 114A (14516)
G-LOFB Lockheed L-188CF Electra (1131) Preserved
G-MAFT Diamond DA 40D Star TDI (D4.243) Atlantic Flight Training
G-OBSM Robinson R44 (1030)
G-OBWP British Aerospace ATP-F (2051) Leasing Company
G-OPFR Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.077)
G-OVMC Reims-Cessna F.152 (1667) Atlantic Flight Training
G-OVMC Reims-Cessna F.152 (1667) Atlantic Flight Training
G-PIKK Piper PA-28-140 (28-22932)
G-SIXC Douglas DC-6A/B (45550) Preserved
(G-SKTN)/WR963/B-M Avro Shackleton AEW.2 (WR973) Preserved
G-TEBZ Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7737050)
G-TORC Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7535036)
G-UFOE Grob G.115A (8033)
G-WARU Piper PA-28-161 (2842023)
M-DSML Hawker-Siddeley 125-800B (258037)
N346JV Piper PA-46-500TP (4697477)
SX-ATF Boeing 737-406 (25423) Gainjet
(VP293)/X Avro Shackleton T.4 (VP293) Preserved
VP-CAQ Boeing 737-2V6 (22431)
XV232/32 Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 (8007) Preserved

Birmingham - 16:50

A6-ENC Boeing 777-31HER (41083) Emirates Airlines
CS-TEX Airbus A310-304 (565) HiFly
D-AEBL Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000507) Lufthansa Regional
EZ-A012 Boeing 757-22K (28337) Turkmenistan Airlines
G-FFFC Cessna 510 Citation Mustang (510-0451) Flairjet
G-LENM British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2273) Cello Aviation
G-POWI Airbus A320-233 (2791) Titan Airways
N350PB Piper PA-31-350 (31-8252028)
VT-BDK Boeing 757-236F (24267) Blue Dart Aviation

Saturday 13/12

Hooton Park

The Aeroplane Collection

(BAPC-309) Fairey Gannet T.2 (unknown) ..cockpit
BAPC-309
(G-AFIU) Luton Parker CA-4 (CA-4) ..fuselage
G-AFIU
G-AFIU 2
(G-AHUI) Miles M.38 Messenger (6335) ..parts/components
G-AJEB Auster J/1N (2325)
G-AJEB
(G-AJFF) Miles M.38 Messenger (6363) ..parts/components
(G-AKHZ) Miles M.65-1A Gemini (6527) ..parts/components
G-AKHZ
(G-AKIO) Miles M.38 Messenger (6729) ..parts/components
G-AKIO
(XD624) de Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.11 (15449) ..dismantled
XD624
unmarked Miles Wings Ltd Gulp 100A hang glider (unknown) ..wrapped up
Gulp 100A
WZ581 de Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.11 (unknown) ..booms and cowlings only, pod with private collector in Hemel Hempstead
WZ581


The Griffin Trust

unmarked Easy Riser biplane microlight (unknown) ..wings only
Easy Riser


Private owners

(BAPC-201) Mignet HM.14 Pou-du-Ciel (IJ.1) ..new build fuselage
BAPC-201
(BGA466) Slingsby T.8 Tutor (MHL/RT.7) ..dismantled
(BGA473/G-ALPU) Slingsby T.8 Tutor (MHL/RT.12) ..fuselage
BGA473
(G-9-450/XE584) Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (41H/679942) ..cockpit
XE584
(WV903)/128 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.4 (AW.6118) ..cockpit
unmarked Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.4 (unknown) ..cockpit
Sea Hawk