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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)