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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

03/09 Manchester, Barton, Staverton, Light Fields

CallumG had a trip 'up north' in early March, here's what he saw. Thanks Callum.

Manchester 02/03/09 10:50-18:25

A6-EBS Boeing 777-31HER (32715) Emirates Airlines
A7-AEM Airbus A330-302 (893) Qatar Airways
AP-BHV Boeing 777-340ER (33778) Pakistan International Airlines
B-HUR Boeing 747-444BCF (24976) Cathay Pacific Airways
CS-DFF Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy (41) NetJets Europe
CS-DXC Cessna 560 (560-5559) NetJets Europe
CS-DXL Cessna 560 (560-5640) NetJets Europe
D-ACRB Canadair Regional-Jet 200LR (7570) Lufthansa Regional
D-ACRG Canadair Regional-Jet 200LR (7630) Lufthansa Regional
D-AILC Airbus A319-114 (616) Lufthansa
D-AILE Airbus A319-114 (627) Lufthansa
D-AILN Airbus A319-114 (700) Lufthansa
D-AISN Airbus A321-231 (3592) Lufthansa
EI-DCM Boeing 737-8AS (33807) Ryanair
EI-DEG Airbus A320-214 (2272) Aer Lingus
EI-DEJ Airbus A320-214 (2364) Aer Lingus
EI-EBF Boeing 737-8AS (37524) Ryanair
EI-REJ Aerospatiale ATR-72-201 (126) Aer Arann
EI-REL Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A (748) Aer Arann
F-GKXL Airbus A320-214 (2705) Air France
F-HBLA Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000051) Air France
G-CELG Boeing 737-377 (24303) Jet 2
G-CELV Boeing 737-377 (23661) Jet 2
G-DBCD Airbus A319-131 (2389) bmi British Midland
G-DBCG Airbus A319-131 (2694) bmi British Midland
G-ECOA de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4180) Flybe
G-ECOG de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4220) Flybe
G-ECOH de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4221) Flybe
G-EMBI Embraer ERJ-145EU (145126) Flybe
G-ERJC Embraer ERJ-145EP (145253) Flybe
G-EUPM Airbus A319-131 (1258) British Airways
G-EUPN Airbus A319-131 (1261) British Airways
G-EUXH Airbus A321-231 (2363) British Airways
G-EZBF Airbus A319-111 (2923) EasyJet
G-FBEB Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000057) Flybe
G-FBEF Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000104) Flybe
G-FBEL Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000184) Flybe
G-FDZF Boeing 737-8K5 (35138) Thomson Airways
G-FDZJ Boeing 737-8K5 (34690) Thomson Airways
G-GFFH Boeing 737-5H6 (27354) British Airways
G-GBTA Boeing 737-436 (25859) British Airways
G-JECE de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4094) Flybe
G-JECG de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4098) Flybe
G-JECJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4110) Flybe
G-JECO de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4126) Flybe
G-JECU de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4146) Flybe
G-JECW de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4152) Flybe
G-JECZ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4179) Flybe
G-JEDJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4058) Flybe
G-JEDK de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4065) Flybe
G-JEDL de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4067) Flybe
G-JEDN de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4078) Flybe
G-JEDU de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4089) Flybe
G-JMCE Boeing 757-25F (30758) Thomas Cook Airlines
G-MIDT Airbus A320-232 (1418) bmi British Midland
G-MONX Airbus A320-212 (392) Monarch Airlines
G-OBYG Boeing 767-304ER (29137) Thomson Airways
G-OJEG Airbus A321-231 (1015) Monarch Airlines
G-OOAV Airbus A321-211 (1720) Thomson Airways
G-OOBM Boeing 767-324ER (27568) Thomson Airways
G-OZBF Airbus A321-231 (1763) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBH Airbus A321-231 (2105) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBI Airbus A321-231 (2234) Monarch Airlines
G-RJXD Embraer ERJ-145EP (145207) bmi Regional
G-RJXF Embraer ERJ-145EP (145280) bmi Regional
G-RJXO Embraer ERJ-145MP (145339) bmi Regional
G-RJXR Embraer ERJ-145EP (145070) bmi Regional
G-TCXA Airbus A330-243 (795) Thomas Cook Airlines
G-THOE Boeing 737-3Q8 (26313) Thomson Airways
G-THOL Boeing 737-36N (28594) Thomson Airways
G-THOO Boeing 737-33V (29335) Thomson Airways
G-TOYC Boeing 737-3Q8 (26312) bmi Baby
G-TOYH Boeing 737-36N (28570) bmi Baby
G-TOYK Boeing 737-33R (28870) bmi Baby
G-TTOI Airbus A320-232 (2137) EasyJet
G-TTOJ Airbus A320-232 (2157) EasyJet
G-VLIP Boeing 747-443 (32338) Virgin Atlantic
G-WOWB de Havilland Canada DHC-8311A (334) Air South West
G-WWBM Airbus A330-243 (398) bmi British Midland
HB-IJH Airbus A320-214 (574) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IPX Airbus A319-112 (612) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IYY British Aerospace RJ100 (E3339) Swiss European Air Lines
HZ-AKG Boeing 777-268ER (28350) Saudi Arabian Airlines
LN-ROW Douglas MD82 (49438) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LN-RPX Boeing 737-683 (28291) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
N14107 Boeing 757-224 (27297) Continental Airlines
N270AY Airbus A330-323X (315) US Airways
N403ND Cessna 525B (525B-0250) Corporate
N706TW Boeing 757-2Q8 (28165) Delta Air Lines
OE-FGL Cessna 525A (525A-0082) Corporate
OH-LVC Airbus A319-112 (1309) Finnair
OM-ASD Boeing 737-306 (23542) Air Slovakia
OO-DJQ British Aerospace RJ85 (E2289) Brussels Airlines
OO-DJX British Aerospace RJ85 (E2297) Brussels Airlines
OO-VLI Fokker F-50 (20226) VLM
OO-VLK Fokker F-50 (20122) VLM
OY-KBT Airbus A319-131 (3292) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
OY-NCN Dornier Do.328-310 (3193) Sun-Air
PH-BXS Boeing 737-9K2 (29602) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BXY Boeing 737-8K2 (30372) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-EZA Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000224) KLM cityhopper
RA-82044 Antonov An-124-100 (9773054155109) Volga Dnepr Airlines
TC-JPG Airbus A320-232 (3010) THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JPS Airbus A320-232 (3718) THY Turkish Airlines

Barton 03/03/09 13:14-14:30

G-AJKB Luscombe 8E Silvaire (3058) A.F.Hall & S P Collins
G-AREV Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer (22-6540) D.J.Ash
G-ARMR Cessna 172B Skyhawk (48566) Sunsaver Ltd.
G-ARVU Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee (28-410) Barton Mudwing Ltd
G-ASHX Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee B (28-1266) Powertheme Ltd.
G-ASMS Cessna 150A (59204) R N Ainsworth & M A Brown
G-AVER Reims/Cessna F.150G (0206) LAC (Enterprises) Ltd
G-AVGI Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (28-22822) R D A Gilchrist, t/a GI Group
G-AVSA Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C (28-4184) J Walker t/a G-AVSA Flying Group
G-AWJE Slingsby T.66 Nipper srs.III (S.121 K G G Howe
G-AWPU Reims/Cessna F.150J (0411)
G-AWVA Reims/Cessna F.172H Skyhawk (0597) Barton Air Ltd.
G-AYEF Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee E (28-5815) P A Coleman, K Lloyd, t/a G-AYEF Group
G-AYGC Reims Cessna 150K -556 S.R Cooper
G-AYGX Reims/Cessna FR.172G Rocket (0208) D Waterhouse, t/a Reims Rocket Group
G-AZJY Reims/Cessna FRA.150L Aerobat (0126) P J McCartney
G-BBKY Reims/Cessna F.150L (0991) Telesonic Ltd.
G-BBPY Piper PA-28-180 Challenger (28-7305590)
G-BCBX Reims Cessna 150L -1001 Merseyflight
G-BCPG Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow B (28R-35705) A.G.Antoniades t/a Roses Flying Group
G-BEWR Reims/Cessna F.172N Skyhawk (1613) R.C. Baker
G-BEYW Taylor JT.1 Monoplane (PFA/35-10279) R.A.Abrahams
G-BEZZ Jodel D.112 Club (397)
G-BFHP Champion 7GCAA Citabria (114)
G-BFIG Reims/Cessna FR.172K Hawk XP II (0615) Tenair Ltd.
G-BHEK Scintex CP.1315C.3 Super Emeraude (923) D.B.Winstanley
G-BHRB Reims/Cessna F.152 (1707)
G-BITM Reims/Cessna F.172P Skyhawk (2046) Dreamtrade Ltd
G-BJXB Slingsby T.67A (1995) Xray Bravo Ltd
G-BLTM Robin HR.200/160 Club (96) J S Swale, t/a Barton Robin Group
G-BNHB ARV.1 Super 2 (026) C J Challener
G-BNKE Cessna 172N Skyhawk (73886) T.Jackson t/a Kilo Echo Flying Group
G-BNTP Cessna 172N Skyhawk (72030) Westnet Ltd.
G-BOIL Cessna 172N Skyhawk (71301) Upperstack Ltd.
G-BONG Enstrom F.28A-UK (154) J G Dunn
G-BOPD Bede BD.4 (632) S.T.Dauncey
G-BOPT Grob G.115 (8046) LAC (Enterprises) Ltd.
G-BOTH Cessna 182Q Skylane II (67558)
G-BOYU Cessna A.150L Aerobat (0497)
G-BPVA Cessna 172F Skyhawk (52286) J Pilkington, P Makin, J. Knott t/a South Lancs FG
G-BRZG Enstrom F.28C (169)
G-BSUT Rans S.6 Coyote II (PFA/204-11897)
G-BTHP Thorp T-211 (101) M.J.Newton
G-BTJA Luscombe 8E Silvaire (5037) M.W.Rudkin
G-BTRS Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-8116004) K D Taylor, T Bailey, t/a Airwise Flying Group
G-BTRT Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II (28R-7535270) C D Barden & D G Smith, t/a Romeo Tango Group
G-BUZN Cessna 172H Skyhawk (56056) H.Jones
G-BXWP Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six (32-7340088) J M Hill, I Jones, t/a Alliance Aviation
G-BZDD Mainair Blade 912 (1238-0200-7-W1031) A S Facey, t/a Barton Blade Group
G-BZXT Mainair Blade 912 (1286-0501-7-W1081) S R Vinsun, t/a Barton 912 Flyers
G-CBOR Reims/Cessna F.172N Skyhawk (1656) P.Seville
G-CCNT Ikarus C42 FB80 (0311-6585) Mainair Microlight School Ltd
G-CCXZ Mainair Pegasus Quik (8038) K J Sene
G-CDHE Skyranger 912 (BMAA/HB/412)
G-CDKO Savannah Jabiru (BMAA/HB/402) B Hunter & C Jones
G-CDMJ Pegasus Quik 912S (8107) J Rodgers
G-CDOM Pegasus Quik 912S (8118)
G-CDXM Pegasus Quik 912S (8159)
G-CDZG Ikarus C42 FB80 (0604-6808)
G-CEAK Ikarus C42 FB80 (0606-6826)
G-CEGZ Ikarus C42 FB80 (0609-6852)
G-CEHV Ikarus C42 FB80 (0610-6854)
G-CENE Flight Design CTSW (8273) Manair Microlight School
G-CERA Flight Design CT-SW (8287) Manair Microlight School
G-CEVG Pegasus Quik (8319) Richard Higton
G-CLEG Rotax Microlight (8269) P. CLEGG
G-COLL Enstrom 280C Shark (1223)
G-CWIC Pegasus Quik 912S (8067)
G-DADA Rotorsport UK MT-03 (RSUK/MT-03/040) Andrew Davd Watson
G-DAWG SA Bulldog Srs.120/121 (BH120/208) R H Gladstone
G-DCBI Schweizer 269C-1 (295)
G-EFAM Cessna 182S Skylane (18280442)
G-EHGF Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (28-7790188) E Stokes, J Lamb, t/a Pegasus Flying Group
G-EWAW Bell 206B JetRanger III (3955)
G-GFIA Cessna 152 (15281685)
G-GFMT Cessna 172S Skyhawk (172S8258) Upperstack Ltd
G-GFPA Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (2843010)
G-GGHZ Robin ATL -123 P L Bowman
G-GKKI Mudry CAP.231EX (02)
G-GMPX MDH MD 900 Explorer (900-00122) Greater Manchester Police
G-GOTH Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III (2842208)
G-HALC Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II (28R-7335042) Halcyon Aviation Ltd.
G-IIII Aerotek-Pitts S.2B Special (5010) Four Eyes Aerobatics Ltd
G-ISHA Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III (2842211) Clever Clogs (Middleton) Ltd
G-JFWI Reims/Cessna F.172N Skyhawk (1622) Staryear Ltd.
G-JLAT Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-14068) J Latimer
G-JONI Reims/Cessna FA.152 Aerobat (0346)
G-LACA Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7816036) LAC (Enterprises) Ltd.
G-LADZ Enstrom 480 (5001)
G-LUBY Jabiru J430 (PFA 336-14605)
G-LUNG Rotorsport UK MT-03 (RSUK/MT-03/018) Richard Sawyer
G-LYFA IDA Bacau Yakovlev Yak-52 (822608) M I Boyd, t/a Fox Alpha Group
G-OFDT Mainair Pegasus Quik (8320)
G-PLAN Reims/Cessna F.150L (1066) S.M.Prictoe
G-RVRO Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk (38-82A0017) Ravenair
G-RVRU Piper PA38 Tomahawk (38-80A0081) Ravenair
G-SGSE Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (28-7890332)
G-SKIE Steen Skybolt (AACA/357)
G-SLNW Robinson R22 Beta (3524)
G-TASH Cessna 172N (mod) (17270531) A. Ashpitel
G-WHOA Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-13967) Stephan Connor
N2943D Piper PA 28T Turbo Arrow (28R-7918231) Southern Aircraft Trustee

RAF Cosford 04/03/09 11:30-14:00 (outside only)

G-AOVF Bristol Britannia 312F (13237) Preserved
G-BFMX Reims-Cessna F.172N (1732) Private
G-BYUF Grob G.115E Tutor (82091) Royal Air Force
G-BYVA Grob G.115E Tutor (82111) Royal Air Force
G-BYXF Grob G.115E Tutor (82166) Royal Air Force
G-BYXO Grob G.115E Tutor (82175) Royal Air Force
G-CEGS Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816418) Private
G-EGIL Christen Eagle II (BOYD-0001) Private
G-WMAS Eurocopter EC135-T2 Bond Air Services

RAF Ternhill 04/03/09 15:35

ZJ243/43 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.2 (2945) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ250/50 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.2 (3042) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ251/51 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.2 (3047) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ255/55 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2951) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ256/56 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2971) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ257/57 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2973) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ260/60 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2985) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ261/61 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2986) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ267/67 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2996) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ270/70 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3000) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ273/73 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3006) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ276/76 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3014) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ278/78 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3019) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ279/79 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3021) Defence Helicopter Flying School
ZJ280/80 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3022) Defence Helicopter Flying School

Sleap 04/03/09 16:10 (not the friendliest of places)

G-BOGK ARV.1 Super 2 (PFA/152-11138 & K006)
G-FIGA Cessna 152 (84644) Central Aircraft Leasing Ltd
G-BTCA Piper PA-32R-300 Lance (32R-7780381) R Page, t/a Lance Group
G-SHSP Cessna 172S Skyhawk (172S8079) Shropshire Aero Club Ltd

Arclid Farm 07/03/09 10:30-10:45

G-BYJB Mainair Blade (1192-0499-7) Private
G-BYYN Solar Wings Pegasus (7601) Private
G-BZNS Mainair Blade (1263-1000-7) Private
G-CBZB Mainair Blade (1346-1102-7) Private
G-CDTU Evektor EV-97 (2522) Private
G-CDWW Mainair Quik (8156) Private
G-CEGW Mainair Quik (8223) Private
G-MDBC Solar Wings Pegasus (7814) Private
G-MVIB Mainair Gemini IIA (700-1088-4) Private
G-MYUB Mainair Mercury (1014-1194-7) Private
G-MZEK Mainair Mercury (1098-1096-7) Private

Otherton 07/03/09 11:30

G-BTMX Denney Aerocraft Kitfox Mk.3 (916)
G-BZBX Rans S6-ES Coyote II (PFA 204-13501)
G-BZEJ Raj Hamsa X'Air 582 (BMAA/HB/134) P J Perry, t/a X'Air Flying Group
G-BZYX Raj Hamsa X'Air 700 (BMAA/HB/173)
G-CBDU Quad City Challenger II (PFA 177-13000) Hiscox Cases Ltd
G-CBDW Raj Hamsa X'Air Jabiru (BMAA/HB/150)
G-CBIY Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-13846)
G-CBYH Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat (PFA 317-13902)
G-CBZN Rans S6-ES Coyote II (PFA 204-13652)
G-CCIW X'Air 582(5) (BMAA/HB/281)
G-CCJV Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat (PFA 317-14082) J C Forrester, t/a Foxbat UK015 Syndicate
G-CCKG Skyranger 912(2) (BMAA/HB/302) J Hannibal
G-CCOH X'Air Falcon 133(1) (BMAA/HB/338)
G-CEPS TL 20000 Sting Carbon (PFA 347-14705)
G-CEWR Aeroppakt A22-L Foxbat (PFA 317A-14736)
G-CHAD Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat (PFA 317-13909) C J Rossiter
G-FBAT Aeroprakt A-22 Private
G-IFLE Aerotechnik EV-97 Teameurostar UK (2113) M Strom, t/a Euravia Flight
G-MVJW Pegasus XL-Q (SW-WQ-0124)
G-MWCG Spectrum (11)
G-MYBI Rans S6-Esd (PFA204-12186)
G-MYCP MW6 (M) (PFA164-11505)
G-MYKA Cyclone AX3/503 (C3013086)
G-MYLW Rans S6-ESD Coyote II (PFA204-12560)
G-MYOA Rans S6-ESD Coyote II (PFA204-12578)
G-MYTP Arrowflight Hawk II (Uk) (PFA266-12801)
G-MZBD Rans S6Esd Coyote II (PFA204-12957)
G-MZLS Cyclone AX2000 (7428)
G-MZLY Letov LK-2M Sluka (PFA 263-13065)
G-OASJ Thruster T600N 450 (0037-T600N-090) A S Johnson
G-RFOX Denney Kitfox Mk3 (PFA 172-12029)
G-TODG Flight Design CTSW (8288)

Staverton 07/03/09 1430-1600

G-AWFC Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow (28R-30670) B J Hines
G-BBJY Reims/Cessna F.172M Skyhawk (1075)
G-BEPF SNCAN SV.4A (424) Tiger Airways
G-BFEK Reims/Cessna F.152 (1442)
G-BGBA Robin R.2100A Club (133)
G-BGRR Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk (38-78A0336) Goodair Leasing Ltd
G-BKDJ Robin DR.400/120 Petit Prince (1584)
G-BRBP Cessna 152 (84915)
G-BUUF Slingsby T.67M Firefly Mk.II (2116)
G-BVMM Robin HR.200/100 Club (41) R.H.Ashforth
G-BXSG Robinson R22 Beta (2789)
G-CDMF Van's RV-9A (PFA 320-14157)
G-CEPT SOCATA Rallye TB.20 Trinidad (1240)
G-CMLS Cirrus SR20 (1315)
G-CUDY Enstrom 480 (5087) D'arcy Holdings
G-GFCA Piper PA-28-161 Cadet (2841100) Aeros Leasing Ltd
G-GREY Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage (4636155)
G-HIVA Cessna 337A Super Skymaster (0429) G.J.Banfield
G-IPAX Cessna 560 Excel (560-5228) Pacific Aviation
G-JANN Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III (3433133) MBC Aviation Ltd.
G-OASH Robinson R22 Beta (0761) J.C.Lane
G-ODHB Robinson R44 Raven II (10985)
G-RCOM Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III (51599) 3GRComm Ltd
G-STDL Phillips ST.2 Speedtwin (PFA/207-12674)
G-WIZA Robinson R22 Beta (0861) Police Aviation Services
G-WIZZ Agusta-Bell 206B JetRanger II (8540) Rivermead Aviation Ltd
G-YPRS Cessna 550 (550-0935)
N18GC Cessna 182Q (F18200068) Southern Aircraft Inc Trustee
N278SA Cessna 177RG Cardinal (177RG0571)
N34RF Beechcraft Kingair 90 (LJ-1371) Roflec Inc Trustee
N55EN Beech 55 (TE-942) Trustee Monckton
N771SR Cirrus SR22 (2771) Henry Keith Decarlucci
N8258F Beech B36 (EA-513) Millfore Aviation
XH903 Gloster Javelin FAW9 (Unknown) Gate Guard