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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: TCSG-505 Agusta-Bell 412EP (SAR) on coastal patrol off Antalya on 29/04/18

    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.

    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.
    18th July - Log added for RIAT Fairford 13/07

    Tuesday, 26 October 2010

    25/10/10 - Culdrose - Predannack - Penzance - Lands End

    An organised visit thanks to Trubb. With thanks to David Moore for corrections and additions.


    750 NAS

    XX476/CU-561 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (216)
    XX478/CU-564 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (261)
    XX481/CU-560 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (251)
    XX484/CU-566 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (266)
    XX486/CU-567 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (265)
    XX487/CU-568 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (269)
    XX488/CU-562 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (267)
    ZA110/CU-563 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (248)
    ZA111/CU-565 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (211)

    771 NAS

    XV647/28 Westland Sea King HU.5 (WA.635)
    XV666/21 Westland Sea King HU.5 (WA.654)
    XV670 Westland Sea King HU.5 (WA.658)
    XV705/29 Westland Sea King HU.5 (WA.676)
    ZA130/19 Westland Sea King HAS.5 (WA.891)
    ZA166/16 Westland Sea King HU.5 (WA.899)
    ZA167/22 Westland Sea King HU.5 (WA.900)

    814 NAS

    ZH837/65 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50074)
    ZH838/66 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50077)
    ZH845/67 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50105)
    ZH855 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50143)
    ZH860/68 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50164) ..tiger stripes

    820 NAS

    ZH847/13 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50111)
    ZH850/69 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50125)

    824 NAS

    ZH827/82 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50037)
    ZH833/85 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50061)
    ZH834/86 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50065)
    ZH840/81 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50085)
    ZH842/CU-88 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50091)
    (ZH851)/83 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50127)
    ZH854/84 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50139)

    829 NAS

    ZH832 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50057)
    ZH848/503 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50116) "Lola" HMS St.Albans
    ZH856 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50147) HMS Sutherland
    ZH858/38 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50155)

    849 NAS

    XV656/85 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.644)
    XV664/90 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.652)
    XV671/83 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.659)
    XV697/181 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.668)
    XV707/184 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.678)
    XV714/88 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.685)
    ZD636/182 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.945)
    ZE418/86 Westland Sea King ASaC.7 (WA.956)

    Engineering Training Squadron (ETS) Bldg D5

    XV706/L-017 Westland Sea King HAS.6 (WA.677)


    XX157 BAE Hawk T.1A (312003) "Fly Navy"
    XX159 BAE Hawk T.1A (312005) "Fly Navy"
    XX169/169 BAE Hawk T.1 (312016) 19(R)Sqn
    XX170/170 BAE Hawk T.1 (312017) no marks, under repair after bird strike
    XX217/217 BAE Hawk T.1A (312053) no marks
    XX221/221 BAE Hawk T.1A (312057) no marks
    XX281 BAE Hawk T.1A (312106) "Fly Navy"
    XX301 BAE Hawk T.1A (312126) "Fly Navy"
    XX303 BAE Hawk T.1A (312128) no marks
    XX331 BAE Hawk T.1A (312155) 100 Sqn
    XX337 BAE Hawk T.1A (312161) "Fly Navy"

    Gliding Club

    BGA1551/N52 SZD-30 Pirat (B-294) open trailer
    G-BIVA Robin R.2112 Alpha (137)
    G-BXBK Mudry CAP.10B (17) ..ex Armee De L'Air 17
    G-BYFL Hoffman HK.36TTS Super Dimona (36623)
    G-CHAF/N53 PZL SZD-50-3 Puchacz (B-2031)
    G-CKOX Glaser-Dirks DG.505 Elan Orion (5E258X87)
    G-HAJJ Glaser-Dirks DG-400 (4-225) open trailer
    G-LSJE Just Aircraft Escapade (BMAA/HB/486)
    G-UJGK Jabiru UL-450 (PFA 274A-13558)
    G-XIXI Evektor EV-97 Teameurostar UK (2938)

    Merlin Depth Maintenance Facility (MDMF)

    ZH835/CU-65 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50067)
    ZH839 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50081)
    ZH846/81 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50109)
    ZH852/69 EHI Merlin HM.1 (50131)
    ZH863 EHI Merlin HM.2 (50175)
    ZJ123/G EHI Merlin HC.3 (50129)
    ZJ127/L EHI Merlin HC.3 (50149)
    ZJ130/O EHI Merlin HC.3 (50169)
    ZJ994/AC EHI Merlin HC.3A (50121)
    ZJ998/AE EHI Merlin HC.3A (50148)

    School of Flight Deck Operations (SFDO)

    AV511/11 Merlin Avionics Trainer
    XV371/DD-61 Sikorsky SH-3D (61-394)
    XV654/DD-705 Westland Sea King HAS.6 (WA.642)
    XV657/DD-132 Westland Sea King HAS.5 (WA.645)
    XX510/DD-69 Westland Lynx HAS.2 (3/13)
    XZ248/02 Westland Lynx HAS.3GMS (080) ..outside hangar B3 (boom only from XZ239)
    ZB603/T03 BAE Harrier T.8 (212035) ..outside hangar B3
    ZD579/DD-79 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (912042/P.14)
    ZD611 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (912050/P.15)
    ZD990/T90 BAE Harrier T.8 (212043)
    ZE690/DD-90 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (B.49/P.12)
    ZE692/DD-92 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (B.51/P.21)
    ZF641/641 EHI EH-101 (50001)
    ZH797/DD-97 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.02)
    ZH798/DD-98 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.03)
    ZH802/DD-02 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.07)
    ZH803/DD-03 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.08)
    ZH804 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.09) under wraps outside
    ZH811 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.16) under wraps outside
    ZH813/DD-13 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.18)

    SFDO Hangar W11

    XZ440/40 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (912003/P.34)
    ZH796/001 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (NB.01)


    WF225/CU Hawker Sea Hawk F.1 (5886) at HMS Seahawk gate
    (XV786/123) BAE Harrier GR.3 (712036) in 849 NAS hangar for families day


    ZE416 Agusta 109E (11173) ETPS


    G-BSNE Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe (5757) in 626 VGS hangar
    WT308 EE Canberra B(I).6 (EE-368)
    XP137/DD-11 Westland Wessex HAS.3 (WA.070)
    XS520/F Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA.189)
    XS738/U HS Dominie T.1 (25077)
    XS885/DD-12 Westland Wessex HAS.1 (WA.265)
    XV753/DD-53 BAE Harrier GR.3 (712016)
    XV783/DD-83 BAE Harrier GR.3 (712033)
    XW271/DD-71 BAE Harrier T.4 (212010)
    XX479 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.2 (259)
    XX845 SEPECAT Jaguar T.4 (B.33)
    XZ145/DD-45 BAE Harrier T.4 (212026)
    XZ570 Westland Sea King HAS.5+ (WA.838)
    XZ969/DD-69 BAE Harrier GR.3 (712205)
    XZ996/DD-96 BAE Harrier GR.3 (712219)
    ZD581/124 BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 (912044/P.31)
    ZD667/DD-67 BAE Harrier GR.3 (712228)
    ZE521/VK Grob Viking T.1 (33890-K-128) 626 VGS
    ZE527/VP Grob Viking T.1 (33896-K-134) 626 VGS
    ZE562/WK Grob Viking T.1 (33926-K-161) 626 VGS
    ZE605/XE Grob Viking T.1 (33949-K-182) 626 VGS
    ZE626/XQ Grob Viking T.1 (33971-K-204) 626 VGS

    Penzance Heliport

    G-BCEB Sikorsky S-61N (61-454) British International Helicopters
    G-BFFJ Sikorsky S-61N (61-777) British International Helicopters

    Lands End - St.Just

    G-AWWU Reims-Cessna FR.172F (0111)
    G-BIXB Socata TB-9 (208)
    G-BUBN Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander (2270) Isles of Scilly Skybus
    G-CEWM de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 (656) Isles of Scilly Skybus
    G-EOLX Cessna 172N (172-69099)
    G-OCPC Reims-Cessna FA.152 (0343)
    G-SBUS Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander (3013) Isles of Scilly Skybus
    G-SSKY Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander (2247) Isles of Scilly Skybus
    N9305M Mooney M.20E (1238)