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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:
    Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida, Antalya/Istanbul, Finnish AF show, Sliac show

    Header Picture: JY-BAB Boeing 787-8 (35319) at Heathrow on 22/01/17

    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.

    1st Dec - 604 pics added to Oshkosh 2016 Van's page
    2nd Dec - 105 pics added to Oshkosh 2016 Cirrus page
    4th Dec - 192 pics added to Oshkosh 2016 Biz & Twins page
    8th Dec - 139 pics added to Oshkosh 2016 Mooney page
    15th Dec - 320 pics added to Oshkosh 2016 Exhibition page
    16th Dec - 58 pics added to Oshkosh 2016 Exhibition page for the Ultralight Exhibition and Balloon Night Glow
    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

    Saturday, 28 August 2010

    25/08/10 - Duxford

    Phil Woods visited Duxford, here's a selection of his pics, thanks Phil

    124485/DF-A/G-BEDF/"Sally B" Boeing B-17G Fortress (8693)
     B-17 G-BEDF
    155529/114-AJ/(ZE359) McDonnell-Douglas F-4J{UK} Phantom (2746)
    ZE359 F4
    231983/IY-G/(F-BDRS)/"Mary Alice" Boeing B-17G Fortress (32376)
    F-BDRS-Boeing B-17G fortress
    315509/W7-S/(G-BHUB) Douglas C-47A-85-DL Dakota (19975)
     F-BDRS and G-BHUB (C47a)
    413704/B7-H/(G-BTCD) North American P-51D Mustang (122-39608)
    G-BTCD P51D
    42-17786/25/(CF-EQS) Boeing Stearman Kaydet PT-17 (75-1728)
     CF-UQ SPT17
    451228/C/EC-493 Consolidated EZB-24M Liberator (6083)
     EC-493 liberator
    461748/Y/(G-BHDK) Boeing TB-29A Superfortress (11225)
    G-BHDK B29
    56-0689 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (464060)
     56-0689 B52
    56-6692 Lockheed U-2CT (359)
     56-6692 U2ct
    61-7962 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (2013)
    61-7962 - SR71 Blackbird.
    76/(Y2-176) Mitsubishi A6M-3 Zero (3865) unrestored fuselage
    Y2-176 Zero
    76-0020 McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle (199)
    76-0020 F15a
    77-0259/AR Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt (184)
    77-0259 A10
    BM597/JH-C/(G-MKVB) Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vb (CBAF.2461)
     G-MKVB spitfire
    DF112/(G-ANRM) de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (85861)
    G-AKIF de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide (6838)
    G-ALWF Vickers Viscount 701 (5)
    G-ALWF Viscount 701
    G-ANTK Avro York C.1 (1282)
    G-ANTK engine detail
    G-APWJ Handley-Page Herald 201 (158)
     G-APWJ herald
    G-AYGE SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (242)
    G-BOHO Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-8016196)
    G-BSTM Cessna 172L Skyhawk (17260143)
    (G-CBLK) Hawker Afghan Hind (41H/82971) fuselage
     G-CBLK -hind
    G-TAAB Cirrus SR22 (1769)
    G-TAAC Cirrus SR20 (1694)
    HG691/(G-AIYR) de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide (6676)
    K3661/562/(G-BURZ) Hawker Nimrod II (41H-59890)
    G-BURZ-hawker nimrod
    MH434/ZD-B/(G-ASJV) Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXc (CBAF.IX.552)
     G-ASJV spitfire
    ML796 Short SunderlandV (SB.2093)
    ML796 (Sunderland) and NF370 (Swordfish)
    N4877/MK-V/(G-AMDA) Avro Anson I (Unknown)
    G-AMDA Anson engine detail
    P2954/WX-E/(BAPC-267) Model of Hawker Hurricane (None)
    P954 gate guardian
    R4922/(G-APAO) de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (82845)
    RA-3446K Yakovlev Yak-50 (863211)
    SE-BRG Fairey Firefly TT.1 (F.6071)
    XG797/277 Fairey Gannet ECM.6 (F.9365)
    XG797 Gannet
    XJ824 Avro Vulcan B.2A (SET24)
    XJ824 Vulcan centrepiece
    XM135/B English Electric Lightning F.1 (95031)
    XR222 BAC TSR 2 (XO-4)
    XR222 Stunning TSR2
    XV865 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-14-67)
    XV865 bucaneer
    Z5140/HA-C/(G-HURI) Hawker Hurricane XIIa (72036)
     G-HURI hurricane
    ZH590 Eurofighter Typhoon (DA4)
    ZH-590 typhoon.

    Thursday, 26 August 2010

    25/08/10 - Solent Sky - HMS Sultan

    StuC had a day out on the South Coast in the rain

    Southampton Airport - quick look at 09:00

    G-ECOM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4233) Flybe
    G-FBEJ Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000155) Flybe
    G-JECH de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4103) Flybe
    G-JEDM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4077) Flybe
    G-RLON Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk.III-2 (1008) Aurigny Air Service
    M-ISLE Cessna 680 (680-0265) Corporate
    N6NE/"EC-GWE" Lockheed Jetstar 731 (5006) Fire Service

    Southampton Solent Sky Museum

    BAPC-164/"N546" Wight Quadruplane Type 1 Replica (Unknown)
    BAPC-210/"C4451" Avro 504J Replica (Unknown)
    BAPC-215 Airwave Hang-Glider (Unknown)
    BAPC-253/"G-ADZW" Mignet HM.14 Flea (HS.1)
    BAPC-7 Southampton University SUMPAC (1)
    (G-ADWO)/BB807 de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (3455)
    G-ALZE Britten-Norman BN-1F (1)
    G-APOI Saunders-Roe Skeeter Mk.8 (S2/5081)
    N248 Supermarine S.6A (Unknown)
    PK683 Supermarine Spitfire F.24 (CBAF.236)
    TG263 Saunders-Roe SR.A1 (Unknown)
    (N158C)/VH-BRC Short Sandringham 4 (SB.2018)
    WK570 de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 (C1/0590) Chippax
    WZ753 Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1 (749)
    XE998/"U-1215" de Havilland VampireT.11 (15678)
    XJ571/H:242 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10053)
    XK740 Folland Gnat F.1 (FL.4)
    XL770 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/5086)
    XN246 Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 (1185)
    XV760 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712023) cockpit only
    no marks Supermarine Seagull III (n/k) nose section only
    Seagull Nose
    no marks Supermarine Swift CIM (n/k) cockpit only, possibly from Supermarine 535 VV119
    Swift CIM

    424 (Southampton) Sqn ATC - next to the Museum

    G-ASER Piper PA-23 Aztec 250B (27-2283) wreckage
    XP542 Folland Gnat T.1 (FL.544)
    XP542 stbd
    XP542 port

    Lee-on-Solent Hovercraft Museum

    XW255 British Hovercraft Corp BHC-7 Mk.2 (1)

    HMS Sultan Gosport - thanks to Norman for the organising and Steve the guide

    Cockerell Hangar

    (776) Westland Seaking Mk.47 (WA825) boom in Whittle
    XP110/'Humphrey' Westland Wessex HAS.3 (WA61)
    XR518 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA140)
    XS488/XK Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA162)
    XS496 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA170)
    XT455/U Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA277)
    XT484/H Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA306)
    XT485 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA307)
    XV724 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA619)
    ZA136/18 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA897) no cockpit

    Newcomen Hangar

    XV655/N:270 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA643)
    XV660/N:269 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA648)
    XV663 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA651)
    XV665/CU:507 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA653)
    XV675/PW:701 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA663)
    XV696/L:267 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA667)
    XV713/L:018 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA684)
    XV741/DD:41 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712004)
    XZ576 Westland Seaking HU.5 (WA844)
    XZ581/CU:269 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA849)
    ZD637/PW:700 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA946)
    ZG817/PW:702 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA998)

    Outside Newcomen Hangar

    XT453/PO:B Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA275)
    XV808/DD:08 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712058)
    XZ305 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1543)
    XZ579/PW:707 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA847)
    ZA127/509 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA888)
    ZA169/CW:515 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA902)
    ZD254/306 Westland Lynx HAS.3S (259)
    ZD607 British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A .2 (41H-912046)
    ZF649/PP5 AgustaWestland EH-101 (50005)

    Stephenson Hangar

    XV370/260 Sikorsky SH-3D (61-393)
    XV642/259 Westland Seaking HAS.2A (WA630)
    XV708/CU:501 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA679)
    XV711/CW:515 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA682)
    ZA168/CU:830 Westland Seaking HU.6 (WA901)
    ZD634/L:503 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA943)
    ZG819/N:265 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA1000)

    Outside Stephenson Hangar

    XV720 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA615)

    Daedalus Building

    XZ930/Q Aerospatiale Gazelle HT.3 (1727)

    Whittle Hangar

    (775) Westland Seaking Mk.47 (WA824)
    XS568/441 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9579)
    XV625/471 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9720)
    XV676/ZE Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA664)
    XV700/ZC Westland Seaking HAS.6C (WA671)
    XX378 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1258)
    XX403 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1333)
    XX443/Y Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1235)
    XX447 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1439)
    XZ921/N:269 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA881)
    XZ922/ZA Westland Seaking HAS.6CR (WA882)
    ZA128/010 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA889)
    ZA133/831 Westland Seaking HU.6 (WA894)
    ZA135/CU:010 Westland Seaking HU.6 (WA896)
    (ZA170) Westland Seaking HAS.5 (WA903)
    (ZD478) Westland Seaking HC.4 (WA933)
    ZD630/012 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA939)
    ZD633/L:014 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA942)
    ZG816/L:014 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA997)
    ZG818/707 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA999)
    ZG875/L:013 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA1004)
    Sea Harrier Cockpit Orientation Trainer
    Sea Harrier CIM

    Outside Whittle Hangar

    (774) Westland Seaking Mk.47 (WA822)
    XS514/A:L Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA183)
    XT458/622 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA280)