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    Thursday, 23 April 2009

    21/04/09 - Gatwick - Nice - Cannes - Cuers - Le Luc - Marseilles - Salon

    After a nights "sleep" on a park bench in Gatwick Airport we set off for Southern France, again courtesy of a new Aer Lingus service.

    Gatwick Additional to yesterday were:

    G-EZAV Airbus A319-111 (2803) EasyJet
    G-EZBU Airbus A319-111 (3118) EasyJet
    G-EZBZ Airbus A319-111 (3184) EasyJet
    G-EZDC Airbus A319-111 (2043) EasyJet
    G-EZDV Airbus A319-111 (3742) EasyJet
    G-EZEK Airbus A319-111 (2224) EasyJet

    Nice
    Not too difficult for spotting but photography is pretty hopeless. A road runs parallel to the two terminals/parking areas allowing everything to be seen with a bit of effort. Biz are parked just to the right of the western terminal and also at the eastern end of the airport. The heliport is across the other side of the runway opposite the terminals. The fences have a nasty mesh attached which makes reading things difficult.

    3A-MXC Eurocopter AS.355N (5699) Heli Air Monaco
    A7-HHH Airbus A340-541 (495) Qatar Airways Amiri Flight
    A7-HHM Airbus A330-203 (605) Qatar Airways Amiri Flight
    A7-MBN Sikorsky S-92A (920053) Gulf Helicopters
    CS-DFZ Hawker-Siddeley 125-800XP (258673) NetJets Europe
    D-BUBI Bombardier Challenger 300 (20145) Triple Alpha
    EC-JTS Canadair Regional-Jet 900 (15071) Air Nostrum
    EI-DHE Boeing 737-8AS (33574) Ryanair
    F-BJTH Sud Aviation SE.210 Caravelle 3 (124) Preserved
    F-GIOG Fokker F-100 (11364) Air France
    F-GIXB Boeing 737-33AC (24789) Europe Air Post
    F-GPGR Agusta A-109E (11222) Proteus Helicopteres
    F-GRHB Airbus A319-111 (985) Air France
    F-GRHE Airbus A319-111 (1020) Air France
    F-GRPI Aerospatiale ATR 72-212A (722) CCM Airlines
    F-GRPJ Aerospatiale ATR 72-212A (724) CCM Airlines
    F-GRPK Aerospatiale ATR 72-212A (727) CCM Airlines
    F-GTAD Airbus A321-211 (777) Air France
    G-EXRS Bombardier Global Express (9274) Ocean Sky Aviation
    G-EZDD Airbus A319-111 (3442) EasyJet
    G-EZDE Airbus A319-111 (3426) EasyJet
    G-EZEG Airbus A319-111 (2181) EasyJet
    HB-IPR Airbus A319-112 (1018) Swiss International Air Lines
    HB-JQE Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000163) Baboo Airways
    HB-VNS Cessna 560 (560-5209) Corporate
    I-BIXN Airbus A321-112 (576) Alitalia
    I-LUXO Gulfstream G550 (5071) Corporate
    N171DZ Boeing 767-332ER (29690) Delta Air Lines
    N954FJ Dassault Falcon 900 (54) Dassault Falcon Jet Corp
    OE-HEM Dassault Falcon 2000 (207) Corporate
    OM-OPA Cessna 525B (525B-0269) Corporate
    OY-KBH Airbus A321-231 (1675) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
    P4-MSG Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500913) Corporate
    PH-XRY Boeing 737-7K2 (33463) Transavia
    SP-FDS Antonov An-26B (122-05) Exin
    SP-KCS Cessna 560 (560-5649) Jet Service
    VP-BNR Gulfstream G550 (5033) Saudi Oger
    VP-BVY Dassault Falcon 7X (9) Corporate
    VP-CKH Airbus A318-112CJ (3530) Corporate

    Cannes
    Pretty easy to get spot at. On one side of the runway are the terminal and hangars with private a/c parked on the other side. Biz are around the terminal with helicopters and flying club a/c outside the hangars. There are a lot of hangars both large and small "blister" type, meaning a lot of a/c won't be seen. Only one hangar had holes in the doors allowing a glimpse of the Ivory Coast Commander. If the doors are open a view inside can be gained from the other side of the runway. The Aviation Shop at the entrance should contain an F-8 nose section, but this wasn't checked.

    CS-DIU Cessna 185 (185-0136) Private on floats
    D-EDBU Piper PA-46-310P (4608013) Private
    D-EIEE Reims-Cessna F.172N (1875) Private
    D-IIVA Piaggio P-180 (1125) Airgo Flugservice
    F-BHLP SNCAN N.1203 Norecrin VI (141) Private
    F-BLRY SAN Jodel DR.1051 (523) Private
    F-BTIM Socata MS.880B (1952) Private
    F-BTMS Piper PA-23-250 (27-7305053) Private
    F-BUIJ Piper PA-34-200 (34-7350204) Private
    (F-BUOP) Beech E.18S (BA-184) Preserved at entrance

    F-BUVR Socata MS.880B (2334) Private
    F-BUYK Piper PA-23-250 (27-7405263) Private
    F-BVVI American Aviation AA-5 (686) Wreck
    F-BVVY Piper PA-28-180 (28-5336) Private
    F-GBCH Socata MS.893E (3134) Private
    F-GCND Reims-Cessna F.152 (1779) Private
    F-GDDY Reims-Cessna F.152 (1917) Private
    F-GEVD Socata TB-10 (563) D.G.A.C.
    F-GFYV Piper PA-28-161 (2841059) Private
    F-GIJP Aerospatiale AS.350B (1672) Corporate
    F-GIJP
    F-GIKS Robin DR.400-180 (1950) Private
    F-GJOZ Socata TB-10 (319) Private
    F-GLYL Eurocopter AS.350B2 (9008) Corporate
    F-GNBN Piper PA-38112 (38-79A0582) Private
    F-GOUS Socata TB-20 (2137) Private
    F-GREJ Robinson R22M (2710M) Private
    F-GSIX Piper PA-32-260 (32-59) Private
    F-GTRF Eurocopter AS.350B2 (9034) Azur Helicoptere
    F-GTRF
    F-GURB Robinson R44 (10393) Private
    F-GUTB Cessna 182S (182-80745) Private
    F-GUVQ Diamond DA40D (D4131) Private
    F-GUVU Diamond DA40D (D4306) Private
    F-GUVV Diamond DA40D (D4311) Private
    F-GVLI Robinson R44 (12402) Private
    F-HAAE Robin DR.400-120 (2578) Private
    F-HAAO Eurocopter EC120B (1475) Corporate
    F-HCAC Diamond DA42 (42261) Private
    F-HCAE Diamond DA40D (D4148) Private
    F-HCAN Diamond DA42 (42035) Private
    F-HDAZ Diamond DA40D (D4333) Private
    F-HDAI Diamond DA40D (D4227) Private
    F-PMRR Co-Z Developments Cozy Classic (CC-1051) Private
    F-PZIU Pottier PRM.180 (45) Private
    F-ZBBN Aerospatiale AS.350B1 (1951) Securite Civile
    G-BBIH Enstrom F28A (26) stored rotorless
    G-BBTS Beech V35B (D-9551) Private
    G-TSJF Cessna 525B (525B-0231) Corporate
    HB-CZC Cessna 182T (182-81607) Private
    HB-IBH Dassault Falcon 2000 (42) TAG Aviation SA
    HB-VMO Cessna 560 (560-5061) Corporate
    HB-VMU Cessna 560 (560-5066) Jet Aviation Business Jets
    LX-JFI Pilatus PC-12-45 (574) Jetfly Aviation
    M-OODY Cessna 525B (525B-0238) Corporate
    N36FD Eclipse Aviation 500 (000137) Corporate
    N166G Diamond DA40 (40369) Private
    N30089 Piper PA-32RT-300T (32R-7887269) Private
    N344CD Cirrus Design SR-22 (156) Private
    N404GT Cessna 404 (404-0640) Corporate
    N406AE Eurocopter EC120B (1097) Corporate
    N406AE
    N442SF Cessna T.210N (210-63835) Private
    N58JA Cessna 340 (340-0521) Private
    N813CD Cirrus Design SR-22 (141) Private
    N814WS Cessna 510 (510-0032) Corporate
    N8170L Cirrus Design SR-22 (779) Private
    N8YA Cessna R.182 (R182-01716) Private
    N918SE Cirrus Design SR-22 (2211) Private
    OE-FPS Cessna 525A (525A-0142) Corporate
    OE-INB Dassault Falcon900EX EASy (189) Global Jet Concept
    OO-ACT Dassault Falcon 900C (194) Flying Group
    PH-HUB Socata TBM700A (127) Corporate
    TU-TFM Cessna 421B (421B-0860) Private
    VP-BFR Cessna 208 (208-00299) Corporate

    Le Luc
    An operational Army base so loitering is not recommended. A road goes past one end of the runway towards the main gate giving views of the ramp, allowing codes to be read off. The Retriever, and apparently a Broussard, can be seen at the gate, although we didn't see both.

    (1196)/AZC Aerospatiale SA.330B Puma (1196) EAALAT French Army
    (2001)/ATA Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre HAP (2001) EFA French Army
    (2006)/ATD Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre HAP (2006) EFA French Army
    3547/ATY Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle (3547) EAALAT French Army
    (4078)/AXF Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle (2078) EAALAT French Army
    74+08 Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger UHT (1008) EFA German Army
    FR107/ES1 Piasecki H-21C Retriever (FR107) Preserved at gate

    Cuers
    The military base can be seen across the runway from the civil field which has many small hangars hiding most of the inhabitants. The preserved Crusader can just be seen amongst buildings on the far right of the military side.

    8 Breguet Atlantic ATL2 (8) French Navy
    11 Breguet Atlantic ATL2 (11) French Navy
    12 Fouga CM-175 Zephyr (12) Stored

    13 Breguet Atlantic ATL2 (13) French Navy
    22 Breguet Atlantic ATL2 (22) French Navy
    ?? Breguet Atlantic ATL2 (?) French Navy
    24 Ling-Temco-Vought F-8E(FN) Crusader (1241) French Navy Dumped
    ?? Ling-Temco-Vought F-8E(FN) Crusader (?) French Navy Dumped
    (37) Ling-Temco-Vought F-8P Crusader (1254) Preserved
    80 Breguet Br.1050 Alize (80) French Navy Dumped
    ?? Breguet Br.1050 Alize (?) French Navy Dumped Primer
    (440)/13-QF Dassault Mirage IIIE (440) Preserved
    F-BTYQ Piper PA-23-250 (27-7304972) Stored

    F-GEIR Robin DR.400-120 (1704) Private
    N6951Y Cessna P.210N (P210-00380) Private
    SP-AOO Antonov An-2T (1G108-65) Stored
    SP-AOO

    A50 near Toulon

    F-G(???) Cessna 150 gate guard at scrapyard

    Marseilles
    Only the cargo and maintenance areas can be easily accessed, the rest is visible from the hill overlooking the airport from the north. The Eurocopter factory has expanded greatly in the last few years and only distant views of their ramps are possible.

    A4O-HF Eurocopter EC.225LP (2731) Eurocopter
    D-AGWN Airbus A319-132 (3841) Germanwings
    D-CEEE Cessna 560 (560-5630) DC Aviation
    EI-EBD Boeing 737-8AS (37522) Ryanair
    EW-245TI Antonov An-12BP (6344608) Gomelavia
    F-AZVM/62-SI Nord N.2501 Noratlas (2501-105) Le Noratlas de Provence
    F-BRAK Beech 95-B55 (TC-1170) Private
    F-BTTH Dassault Mercure 100 (8) Instructional Airframe
    F-GCVM Sud Aviation SE.210 Caravelle 12 (270) Stored
    F-GFHC Beech C90 (LJ-717) Corporate
    F-GFUE Boeing 737-3B3F (24387) Europe Air Post
    F-GIXO Boeing 737-3Q8 (24132) Europe Air Post
    F-GKPD Aerospatiale ATR 72-102 (177) Airlinair
    F-GKSP Beech C90B (LJ-1409) Corporate
    F-GTRB Swearingen SA.227AC Metro III (AC-519) Instructional Airframe
    F-HAEV Cessna 206H (206-08234) Private
    F-WFLD Eurocopter AS.350 () Eurocopter
    (F-ZBAZ)/01 Conair Turbo Firecat (DHC-57) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBEG)/39 Canadair CL-415-6B11 (2015) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBEH)/20 Conair Turbo Firecat (410) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBEU)/42 Canadair CL-415-6B11 (2024) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBEY)/07 Conair Turbo Firecat (400) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBMA)/24 Conair Turbo Firecat (461) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBMD)/74 de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402MR (4043) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBMF)/45 Canadair CL-415-6B11 (2063) Securite Civile
    (F-ZBMG)/48 Canadair CL-415-6B11 (2065) Securite Civile
    ?/21 Conair Turbo Firecat (?) Securite Civile
    ?/10 Canadair CL-415-6B11 (?) Securite Civile
    F-ZWTU NHI NH.90 (1177) Eurocopter
    F-ZWTG NHI NH.90 (?) Eurocopter
    F-ZWTH NHI NH.90 (?) Eurocopter
    HB-VNE Beech 400A (RK-318) Corporate
    LX-WAN British Aerospace ATPF (2020) West Air Europe
    LX-WAO British Aerospace ATPF (2043) West Air Europe
    OO-TAD British Aerospace 146-300QT (E3166) TNT Airways
    TF-CIB Boeing 757-204F (26962) Icelandair
    (F-WGMQ) Aerospatiale AS.350Z (1013) Preserved at Eurocopter factory gate

    Vitrolles

    (453) Dassault Mirage IIIE (453) Instructional airframe

    Salon
    Views of the ramp and approach can be had from a road opposite the base allowing codes to be read off.

    ((182)/2/312-UV) Dassault Mystere IVA (182) Preserved at gate
    ? Fouga CM-170R Magister (?) Preserved at gate
    (201)/XM SAN Jodel D.140E (201) EFNC French Air Force
    459/312-JD Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312459) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (461)/312-JF Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312461) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (466)/312-JK Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312466) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (477)/312-JU Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312477) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (479)/312-JX Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312479) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (487)/312-UF Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312487) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (499)/312-UR Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312499) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (501)/312-UT Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312501) EPNAA05.312 French Air Force
    (516)/XA SAN Jodel D.140R (516) EFNC French Air Force
    (531) Fouga CM-170R Magister (531) Preserved on roundabout outside base PdF scheme
    (A123/7-IO) SEPECAT Jaguar A (A123) Preserved by glider hangar
    F-GEVZ Socata TB-20 (804) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    F-GGNA Socata TB-20 (807) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    F-GGNB Socata TB-20 (808) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    F-GGNC Socata TB-20 (816) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    F-GGNE Socata TB-20 (818) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    F-GGNG Socata TB-10 (945) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    F-GJXM Socata TB-10 (1426) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    F-GMQE Socata TB-20 (1622) CIAM (ETAT/SEF) French Air Force
    Z103 Centrair 201B (201B-103) CIAM06.312 French Air Force