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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.

    To visit our Flickr photo pages click StuC, RichT, IanG, MatthewB

    With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2018:
    Oshkosh/Florida, Finnish AF show, Sliac show, RIAT, Farnborough Airshow, Bastille Day Flypast, Belgian AF show

    Header Picture: MRTT041 Airbus A330-243MRTT Phenix (1735) in the Paris Bastille Day Flypast on 14/07/18

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

    Updates:
    18th Jan - Logs and 23 pics added for a January German trip
    22-25 Jan - Log and 182 pics for Zurich 01/18 added
    27th Jan - 41 more pics added to Zurich 21/10/17
    28th Jan - Logs and 155 pics added for Zurich WEF 26-27/01/18
    29th Jan - Log and 62 pics added for Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival 28/01/18
    1st Feb - Log and pics added for South Korea's Gangneung Unification Park, 31 pics added to Zurich 27th Jan
    2nd Feb - Logs added for Zurich WEF 22-25/01/18, pics to follow
    11th Feb - 103 pics added for Longleat Balloon Safari 16/09/17
    27th Feb - 48 pics added to WEF Zurich 23/01/18
    04th Mar - 67 pics added to WEF Zurich 24/01/18
    08th Mar - 113 pics added to Tokyo-Haneda 26/05/17
    12th Mar - 81 pics added to WEF Zurich 25/01/18
    14th Mar - Logs & 69 pics added for Cheltenham HP & Gloucester 14/03/18
    26th Mar - Logs added for Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    30th Mar - 125 pics added to Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    31st Mar - 321 pics added to Japan 2017
    8th April - Logs and pics added for 03-04/04/18 - Zurich-Dubendorf-Stans-Alpnach-Emmen
    11th April - 75 pics added to Geneva 24/05/16
    22nd April - Logs added for Aero Expo Friedrichshafen tour
    7th May - Logs added for Istanbul & Antalya trip
    8th May - Logs added for Popham Microlight Fair
    9th May - Log added for BBML Inflation Day
    10th May - Log added for Verona 09/05 and log & pics added for Eurasia Airshow at Antalya 28/04 and Istanbul-Yesilkoy Museum 02/05/18
    31st May - Log added for EBACE Geneva
    1st-8th June - Logs added for Spain/Portugal tour
    22nd June - Logs added for Finland tour 14-17/06
    23rd June - Logs/pics added for Belarus tour 18-22/05
    24th June - Logs/pics added for Russia tour 16-23/04, log added for Old Warden Gyro Fly-in 09/06 and Charity Fly-in 23/06, pics added to BBML Inflation Day 28/04, log and pics added for Aero/Heli Expo Booker 15/06
    1st July - 110 pics added to Finland 14-15/06
    5th July - Logs added for French trip 27/06-01/07 inc Nancy Show. Logs started for Cyprus
    6th July - Logs added to Museum bar for 2018 visits to Finland, Russia and Belarus
    7th July - Log added for Yeovilton Air Day. Pics added to Luxembourg 28/07.
    18-19th July - Logs added for RIAT Fairford 13/07, Bastille Day Flypast 14/07, Flying Legends Duxford 15/07 and Farnborough Air Show 16/07

    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.

    Thruxton

    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