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Thursday, 19 March 2009

18/03/09 Boscombe Down - Middle Wallop - Thruxton

StuC had a day out in the sunshine.

Solstice Business Park, Boscombe Down

ZA804 Aerospatiale SA.341D Gazelle HT.3 (1794) Gate Guard
Modified by Boscombe apprentices as a "Dragonfly"

Boscombe Down

WK800/Z Gloster Meteor D.16 (Unknown) Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
XF375/05/(G-BUEZ) Hawker Hunter F.6A (S4/U/3275) Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
XF994/VL:873 Hawker Hunter T.8C (HABL003149) Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
XR650/28 BAC Jet Provost T.4 (Unknown) Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
XV401/I McDonnell-Douglas F-4M Phantom FGR.2 (2885) Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
XX105 BAC 1-11-201AC (8) Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

G-BYWW Grob G.115E Tutor (82157) Southampton UAS

G-BYXD Grob G.115E Tutor (82164) Southampton UAS

G-BYXJ Grob G.115E Tutor (82170) Southampton UAS
G-DOSC Diamond DA42MPP (42.M001) DO Systems Ltd

G-VIPY Piper PA-31-350 (31-7852143) Capital Aviation
KF183 North American Harvard T.2 (14A-1885) QinetiQ

XS743 Beagle B.206Z Basset CC.1 (B004) ETPS
XX341 British Aerospace Hawk T.1ASTRA (312165) QinetiQ

XX342/2 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312166) ETPS

XZ296/Y Aerospatiale SA.341B Gazelle AH.1 (1510) 658 Sqn AAC

ZB625 Aerospatiale SA.341B Gazelle HT.3 (1905) QinetiQ

ZD242/P Vickers VC-10 K.4 (866) 101 Sqn
ZE416 Agusta A-109E (11173) ETPS
ZE432 BAC 1-11-479FU (250) ETPS
ZE433 BAC 1-11-479FU (245) QinetiQ
ZH763 BAC 1-11-539GL (263) QinetiQ
ZJ649/49 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet (173) ETPS

ZJ651/51 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet (142) ETPS

The usual unknowns comprised two Chinook HC.3's, a Merlin HM.1, two Seakings, a Lynx AH.7 and an Apache AH.1 "Westland 03".

Middle Wallop

WZ724 Auster AOP.9 (B5/10/50) Gate Guard
XP822 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver AL.1 (1486) Museum of Army Flying Gate Guard

XP910/D Westland Scout AH.1 (F.9513) Museum of Army Flying Gate Guard

XT638/N Westland Scout AH.1 (F.9644) Gate Guard
"XT123"/D/(XT827) Westland-Bell 47 Sioux AH.1 (WA.589) Gate Guard
XX392 Aerospatiale SA.341B Gazelle AH.1 (1302) Directorate of Army Aviation Gate Guard
XX405 Aerospatiale SA.341B Gazelle AH.1 (1343) 665 Sqn AAC
XZ661/V Westland Lynx AH.7 (212) 671 Sqn AAC *
ZJ226 McD-D Helicopters WAH-64D Apache AH.1 (WAH60) 673 Sqn AAC *
ZJ244/44 Eurocopter AS.350 Squirrel HT.2 (3026) 670 Sqn AAC *
ZJ246/46 Eurocopter AS.350 Squirrel HT.2 (3031) 670 Sqn AAC
ZJ249/49 Eurocopter AS.350 Squirrel HT.2 (3040) 670 Sqn AAC
ZJ253/53 Eurocopter AS.350 Squirrel HT.2 (3052) 670 Sqn AAC
ZK067 Bell Helicopters 212HP AH.1 (30835) 671 Sqn AAC

The three marked * were on the sports field opposite the main gate as part of a display of some kind.


G-ARFO Cessna 150A (150-59174) Private
WK611/(G-ARWB) de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk (C1/0621) Private
G-AXOS Socata MS.894A (11079) Private
G-BAAI Socata MS.893A (10705) Private
G-BBDM American Aviation AA-5 (407) Private
G-BHXK Piper PA-28-140 (28-21106) Private
G-BKIS Socata TB-10 (329) Private
G-BOCI Cessna 140A (15497) Private
G-BOTP Cessna 150J (150-70736) Private
G-BTFT Beech 58 (TH-979) Private
G-BTKT Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216218) Private
G-BYDY Beech 58 (TH-1852) Private
G-CDBS MBB Bo.105DBS-4 (S-738) Bond Air Services
G-CDEF Piper PA-28-161 (2841341) Private
G-CEJD Piper PA-28-161 (2842244) Private
G-GPAG Van's RV-6 (PFA 181A-13306) Private
H-99/BS147/(G-ILDA) Supermarine Spitfire Tr.IX (CBAF.10164) Private

G-JAJB American Aviation AA-5A (590) Private
G-JBII Robinson R22 (1368) Private
G-MILN Cessna 182Q (182-65770) Private
G-ODCC Bell Helicopters 206L-3 (51070) Corporate
G-OFAS Robinson R22 (559) Private
G-OLFA Eurocopter AS.350B3 (3108) Corporate

G-OPJD Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8231028) Private
G-SFTZ Slingsby T.67M-160 (2000) Private
G-TOSH Robinson R22 (933) Private
G-ZZDG Cirrus Design SR-20 (1733) Private
N2299L Beech F33A (CE-677) Private
N666GA American Aviation AA-5B (1136) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
N994SR Cirrus Design SR-20 (1669) Private