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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.

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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2018:
Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 73-1167 & 74-1638 of USAF/53rdWEG at Oshkosh 2016

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

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-ANRM
G-AKIF de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide (6838)
G-AKIF
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-AYGE
G-BOHO Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-8016196)
G-BOHO
G-BSTM Cessna 172L Skyhawk (17260143)
G-BSTM
(G-CBLK) Hawker Afghan Hind (41H/82971) fuselage
 G-CBLK -hind
G-TAAB Cirrus SR22 (1769)
G-TAAB
G-TAAC Cirrus SR20 (1694)
G-TAAC
HG691/(G-AIYR) de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide (6676)
G-AIYR
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)
G-APAO
RA-3446K Yakovlev Yak-50 (863211)
RA3446K
SE-BRG Fairey Firefly TT.1 (F.6071)
SE-BRG-firefly
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)
XM135-B
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-164
BAPC-210/"C4451" Avro 504J Replica (Unknown)
BAPC-210
BAPC-215 Airwave Hang-Glider (Unknown)
BAPC-215
BAPC-253/"G-ADZW" Mignet HM.14 Flea (HS.1)
BAPC-253
BAPC-7 Southampton University SUMPAC (1)
BAPC-7
(G-ADWO)/BB807 de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (3455)
BB807
G-ALZE Britten-Norman BN-1F (1)
G-ALZE
G-APOI Saunders-Roe Skeeter Mk.8 (S2/5081)
G-APOI
N248 Supermarine S.6A (Unknown)
N248
PK683 Supermarine Spitfire F.24 (CBAF.236)
PK683
TG263 Saunders-Roe SR.A1 (Unknown)
TG263
(N158C)/VH-BRC Short Sandringham 4 (SB.2018)
VH-BRC
WK570 de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 (C1/0590) Chippax
WK570
WZ753 Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1 (749)
WZ753
XE998/"U-1215" de Havilland VampireT.11 (15678)
XE998
XJ571/H:242 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10053)
XJ571
XK740 Folland Gnat F.1 (FL.4)
XK740
XL770 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/5086)
XL770
XN246 Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 (1185)
XN246
XV760 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712023) cockpit only
XV760
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
G-ASER
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
776
XP110/'Humphrey' Westland Wessex HAS.3 (WA61)
XR518 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA140)
XR518
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)
XT484
XT485 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA307)
XV724 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA619)
XV724
ZA136/18 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA897) no cockpit
ZA136

Newcomen Hangar

XV655/N:270 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA643)
XV660/N:269 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA648)
XV663 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA651)
XV663
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)
XV741
XZ576 Westland Seaking HU.5 (WA844)
XZ576
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)
XT453
XV808/DD:08 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712058)
XV808
XZ305 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1543)
XZ305
XZ579/PW:707 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA847)
XZ579
ZA127/509 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA888)
ZA127
ZA169/CW:515 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA902)
ZA169
ZD254/306 Westland Lynx HAS.3S (259)
ZD254
ZD607 British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A .2 (41H-912046)
ZD607
ZF649/PP5 AgustaWestland EH-101 (50005)
ZF649

Stephenson Hangar

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

Outside Stephenson Hangar

XV720 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA615)
XV720

Daedalus Building

XZ930/Q Aerospatiale Gazelle HT.3 (1727)

Whittle Hangar

(775) Westland Seaking Mk.47 (WA824)
775
XS568/441 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9579)
XS568
XV625/471 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9720)
XT458
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)
Gazelles
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)
774
XS514/A:L Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA183)
XS514
XT458/622 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA280)