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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: N104AZ Van's RV-10 (41226) at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

    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.

    Updates:
    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

    Saturday, 27 November 2010

    26/11/10 - Fresno - Castle - McClellan - etc

    Continuing RichT's journey from LA to San Francisco

    Visalia - quick look on leaving

    N722FX Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0454) West Air
    N6108Q Piper PA-46 Meridian (4697429) Moyles Central Valley Health Care Inc

    Fresno/Yosemite IAP

    44-73972 North American P-51D Mustang (122-40512) California ANG Collection
    49-1272 North American F-86A Sabre (161-266) California ANG Collection
    52-9640 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-7825) California ANG Collection
    53-0642 North American F-86L Sabre (201-86) California ANG Collection
    53-1804 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10-14) California ANG Collection
    59-0146 Convair F-106A Delta Dart (8-31-35) California ANG Collection
    65-0588 McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (1492) California ANG Collection
    70-15966 Bell AH-1S Cobra (20910) ..displayed at California AVCRAD
    86-0210 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-316) 194th FS CA ANG
    86-0236 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-342) 194th FS CA ANG
    86-0238 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-344) 194th FS CA ANG
    86-0239 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-345) 194th FS CA ANG
    86-0292 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-398) 194th FS CA ANG
    86-0296 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-402) 194th FS CA ANG
    87-0317 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-578) 194th FS CA ANG
    87-0333 Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon (5C-594) 194th FS CA ANG
    and six more in barns
    90-7013 Short C-23B Sherpa (SH3213) US Army National Guard
    N101HF Bell 407 (53463) American Airborne EMS
    N199FF Hughes 369 (0099FF) Smokey Mountain Helicopters Inc
    N212TH Bell 212 (31109) Cougar Aviation LLC
    N313DH Bell 206 Longranger (45630) Rogers Helicopters Inc
    N3793C Cessna 402 (402B0633) Pacific Aviation Aircraft Management And Sales Inc
    N4074T Robinson R-22 (1787) National Aviation Logistics LLC
    N407UP Boeing 757 (23729) UPS
    N452SW Canadair Regional Jet (7716) Delta Connection
    N4717V Turbo Commander 690A (11220) Cloud Splitter LLC
    N505WW AS.350 Ecureuil (2442) Rogers Helicopters Inc
    N529AF Swearingen SA227AC Metro (AC-752) Ameriflight
    N544UP Swearingen SA227AT Metro (AT-544) Ameriflight
    N580SW Embraer EMB120 Brasilia (120348) Skywest Airlines
    N58140 Bell 206 Jetranger (01108) Rogers Helicopters Inc
    N584SW Embraer EMB120 Brasilia (120352) Skywest Airlines
    N59973 Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain (31-7552079) UAS Transervices Inc
    N613QX Canadair CRJ-700 (10045) Horizon Air
    N661QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5677) NetJets
    N722FX Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0454) West Air
    N781FE Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0278) West Air
    N781FE
    N798FE Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0174) Corporate Air
    N805EH Robinson R-22 (1907) Golden Eagle Enterprises Inc
    N848CE Turbo Commander 690A (11303) Cloud Splitter Inc
    N873HL Bell 212 (30873) Rogers Helicopters Inc
    N910FJ Canadair CRJ-900 (15010) US Airways Express
    N910VR AS.350 Ecureuil (3213) Rogers Helicopters Inc
    N911VR Bell 212 (30998) Rogers Helicopters Inc
    N912VR Agusta A109 (10028) American Airborne EMS
    N912VR

    Madera MAP

    N15XM Cessna Citation II (550-0308) John R Lawson Rock & Oil Inc

    Merced MAP/MacReady Field

    (33850)/"56467" Lockheed TV-1 Shooting Star (080-2083) Preserved
    33850
    N121HA Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0069) Redding Aero Enterprises Inc
    N121HA
    N173DB Turbo Commander 690B (11485) DMB Packing Corp
    N90LG Beech King Air 90 (LJ-0351) Dodson International Inc

    Atwater/Castle Field - Castle Air Museum

    100504 Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk.5D (404)
    100504
    1373 Lockheed 18 Lodestar (2035)
    1373
    145607 Vought RF-8G Crusader (n/k) ..in restoration hangar at the airport
    149532/AF-401 Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (12857)
    149532
    164601/AD-160 Grumman F-14D Tomcat (629)
    164601
    37-0029/BI-24 Douglas B-18 Bolo (1890)
    37-0029
    39-0047/MD-112 Douglas B-23 Dragon (2733)
    39-47
    41-39472/"435648"/BC-648 Douglas A-26B Invader (7185)
    41-39472
    43-15977/L7-N Douglas C-47A (20443)
    43-15977
    43-38635/N Boeing B-17G Fortress (9613)
    43-38635
    44-41916/RE-H Consolidated B-24M Liberator (5852)
    44-41916
    44-70064 Boeing B-29A Superfortress (10896)
    44-70064
    44-77575 Curtiss C-46D Commando (32971)
    44-77575
    44-86891 North American B-25J Mitchell (108-47645)
    44-86891
    45-8490/FT-490 Lockheed F-80B Shooting Star (080-1704)
    45-8490
    47-0008/BE-008 North American B-45A Tornado (147-43408)
    47-0008
    49-0199 Fairchild C-119C Boxcar (10436)
    49-0199
    49-0351 Boeing WB-50D Superfortress (16127)
    49-0351
    50-0735 Beech YT-34 Mentor (G-004)
    50-0735
    51-11897 Beech RC-45H (AF-454)
    51-11897
    51-13730 Convair RB-36H Peacemaker (275)
    51-13730
    51-7163 Grumman HU-16 Albatross (213)
    51-7163
    51-9433/FS-433 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (51-9433)
    51-9433
    52-0166 Boeing B-47E Stratojet (44020)
    52-0166
    52-1927 Northrop F-89D Scorpion (4504)
    52-1927
    53-0354 Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker (17136)
    53-0354
    53-1230 North American F-86H Sabre (203-2)
    53-1230
    53-1709/"52879"/FW-879 North American F-100C Super Sabre (214-1)
    53-1709
    54-1707 DHC U-6A Beaver (0853)
    54-1707
    55-3139 Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (17255)
    55-3139
    55-4253 Martin EB-57E Canberra (355)
    55-4253
    55-4512/WX Fairchild C-123K Provider (20173)
    55-4512
    56-0612 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (17295)
    56-0612
    56-1413/FC-413 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10-630)
    56-1413
    57-0412 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (590)
    57-0412
    57-1330 Lockheed F-104D Starfighter (483-5042)
    57-5837 Republic F-105B Thunderchief (B74)
    57-5837
    57-5849 Cessna U-3A (38004)
    57-5849
    58-0629 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-1678)
    58-0629
    58-0793 Convair F-106A Delta Dart (8-24-124)
    58-0793
    61-0664 North American CT-39A Sabreliner (265-67)
    61-0644
    61-7960 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (2011)
    61-7960
    62-4513 Kaman HH-43F Huskie (139)
    62-4513
    66-0289/6 McDonnell NF-4E Phantom II (2310)
    66-0289
    67-21413 Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (337M0119)
    67-21413
    69-6507 General Dynamics FB-111A (B1-069)
    69-6507
    6978/E-205 Vultee BT-13 Valiant (n/k)
    6978
    74-0119/FF McDonnell Douglas GF-15A Eagle (95)
    74-0119
    90407 Douglas C-54E (27363)
    90407
    C-GDJC/TA-684 North American Harvard II (66-2684)
    C-GDJC
    N1VC Mikoyan MIG-17 (2705)
    N1VC
    N280P Convair 240 (133)
    N280P
    XM605 Avro Vulcan B.2 (AV269)
    XM605

    Atwater/Castle Field

    N101PC BAC 1-11 (073) Pape Group Inc
    N464AT Boeing 737 (21278) Sky King
    N737Q Boeing 737 (21279) Sky King
    N737Q
    N888MA Beech King Air 90 (LJ-0656) Sierra Air Center Inc
    N984JM Boeing 767 (24007) Jet Midwest Group LLC
    N984JM
    ZS-MMG Grumman Gulfstream 2 (085) Gemini Moon Trading 349 Pty Ltd
    ZS-MMG

    Modesto City-County Airport

    N202WS Swearingen SA226AT Merlin (AT-037) Harvest Two Outreach Inc
    N712SD Canadair Challenger 601 (5024) Jeffrey S Moorad
    ? Bell OH-58 (n/k) ..hulk outside Sheriffs hangar
    OH58

    Stockton Metropolitan Airport

    85-24324 Boeing CH-47D Chinook (M.3094) CA ArNG
    87-00099 Boeing CH-47D Chinook (M.3218) CA ArNG
    90-00197 Boeing CH-47D Chinook (M.3349) CA ArNG
    91-00244 Boeing CH-47D Chinook (M.3393) CA ArNG
    92-00292 Boeing CH-47D Chinook (M.3433) CA ArNG
    N173TM SOCATA TBM700 (533) TS72 Management LLC
    N224EA BAE.125-700 (257088) (Atsinger Aviation LLC)
    N2705B Aero Commander 560 (205) Wilcorp Inc
    N314WN Beech C-45H (52-10636)
    N314WN
    N35CB Beech 18 (AF-745)
    N35CB
    N411WR Aero Commander 680 (1505-19)
    N42RX Bell 407 (53290) Reach Air Medical Services LLC
    N42RX
    N52PY Turbo Commander 690A (11196) JK Aviation LLC
    N52PY
    N6258X Aero Commander 500 (1155-84) Amtech Construction Corp
    N6258X
    N6657D/101 Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon (15-1606) Everts Air Fuel
    N6657D
    N6960C Beech AT-11 (42-36926)
    N6960C
    N701BA Beech 18 (3991) Vintage Aviation
    N701BA
    N90540 Aero Commander 500 (895-4) Andrew Foss
    N90540
    N9660C Beech C-45G (AF-220)
    dbexp
    unmarked Beech 18 (n/k)
    be18
    unmarked Beech 18 (n/k)
    Beech18
    unmarked Douglas A-26 Invader ? ..fuselage section
    A26
    and 4 hangared bare metal Beech 18s

    Lodi MAP

    N126WD Beech 99 (U-126) Flanagan Enterprises (Nevada) Inc
    N4991E Douglas DC-3 (12106) W.C.Dause Jnr
    N4991E

    Sacramento/McClellan Park - Aerospace Museum of California

    0201 Mikoyan MIG-21F-13 (460201)
    0201
    132463/EC Douglas A-1E Skyraider (9480)
    132463
    138327 North American T-28B Trojan (200-398)
    138327
    141309/"53-552" Lockheed EC-121K Constellation (4433)
    141309
    148503/2 Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (12696)
    148503
    163897/210 Grumman F-14D Tomcat (607)
    163897
    22114 Fairchild C-119G Boxcar (10825)
    42-68835/CU-W Douglas C-53D (11762)
    42-68835
    45-8704 Lockheed F-80B Shooting Star (080-1918)
    45-8704
    4721 Lim-5P (MiG-17) (1D-0637)
    4721
    51-13082 North American F-86E Sabre (176-13)
    51-13082
    51-15124/TA-124 North American T-6G Texan (182-811)
    51-15124
    51-1772/FS-772 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (51-1772)
    51-1772
    51-2968/FU-968 North American F-86L Sabre (177-25)
    51-2968
    51-7209 Grumman HU-16E Albatross (282)
    51-7209
    51291 Beech UC-45J (5618)
    51291
    53-5205 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-8544)
    53-5205
    54-2822 Convair VC-131D (232)
    54-2822
    56-3288/FW-288 North American F-100D Super Sabre (235-386)
    56-3288
    57-0427 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (605)
    57-0427
    57-1303/FG-303 Lockheed F-104B Starfighter (283-5015)
    57-1303
    59-0010 Convair F-106A Delta Dart (8-24-139)
    59-0010
    61-0660 North American CT-39A Sabreliner (265-63)
    61-0660
    62-4301/ZA Republic F-105D Thunderchief (D500)
    62-4301
    64-0706 McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (0957)
    64-0706
    65-5690 Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (61-541)
    65-5690
    67-0159 General Dynamics FB-111A (B1-001)
    67-0159
    70-0998/PR LTV A-7D Corsair II (D-144)
    70-0998
    76-0540/NO Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II (087)
    76-0540
    83234/N46387 Fairchild PT-19D Cornell (T43-5281) ..parts from 42-83224
    82334
    N12332 Travel Air B-14-B (2010)
    NC12332
    N412DF/78 Grumman US-2A Tracker (222)
    N412DF
    N52390 Cessna UC-76 Bobcat (4834)
    N52390
    N55FJ Dassault Falcon 10 (074)
    N55FJ
    N68830 Boeing Stearman (75-5667)
    N68830
    unmarked Northrop MQM-36A Shelduck (n/k)
    SHELDUCK

    Sacramento/McClellan Park

    1703 Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (4967) US Coast Guard
    1712 Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (5033) US Coast Guard
    67-19494 Bell UH-1V Iroquois (10100) Stored, USDA Forest Service FEPP
    68-16165 Bell UH-1V Iroquois (10824) Stored, USDA Forest Service FEPP
    92-13123 Beech RC-12P Huron (FE-29) US Army
    N12317 Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-006) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N23553 Beech 60 Duke (P-453) Helt Engineering Inc
    N23553
    N29KH Bell 222 (47053) California Shock Trauma Air Rescue
    N401DF/440 Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-068) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N401DF
    N402DF Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-070) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N403DF Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-078) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N408DF/230 Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-091) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N410DF Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-082) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N411RA Beech 55 Baron (TE-0314) California Department Of Forestry and Fire
    N414DF Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-016) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    OV10S
    N41CX Douglas DC-8 (46129) Air Transport International
    N41CX
    N421DF Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-107) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N426DF Grumman S-2T Tracker (293C) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N433DF Grumman S-2T Tracker (130C) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N435DF Grumman S-2T Tracker (329C) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N436DF Grumman S-2T Tracker (224C) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N442DF Grumman S-2T Tracker (295C) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N444DF Grumman S-2T Tracker (187C) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N446DF Grumman TS-2A Tracker (175) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N457DF Beech 58 Baron (TH-1354) California Department of Forestry and Fire
    N457DF
    N459DF Beech King Air 200 (BP-27) California Dept Of Forestry & Fire Protection
    N460DF Cessna 337 Super Skymaster (337-0841) California Department Of Forestry And Fire
    N461DF Beech King Air 200 (BP-29) California Dept Of Forestry & Fire Protection
    N471EV Boeing 747 (20651) Evergreen International Airlines
    N471EV
    N604BX Douglas DC-8 (46046) Air Transport International
    N617NA Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305-017) USDA Forest Service FEPP
    N7196U Robinson R-44 (1086) Thomas Aviation LLC
    N722CX Douglas DC-8 (46130) Air Transport International
    N722CX
    N8118Y MBB BO-105 (S-2017) California Shock Trauma Air Rescue
    N902CS MDH MD-900 Explorer (900-00123) CALSTAR
    N902CS
    N917AU/17 Lockheed P-3A Orion (5036) Aero Union
    N923AU/23 Lockheed P-3A Orion (5085) Aero Union
    N917923AU
    N999TW Robinson R-22 (3267) Thomas Aviation LLC

    Sacramento Airport

    N111QS Cessna Citation IIS (S550-0111) Prestige Air LLC
    N722XJ Cessna Citation X (750-0222) XoJet
    N84GC Cessna Citation II (550-0493) Sacramento Aviation Management Co

    Sacramento Exec

    N1SH Raytheon 390 Premier I (RB-117) Ryandam Aviation LLC
    N914G Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0239) Noble King Corp

    Vacaville-Nut Tree

    N105SM MBB BO-105 (S-549) California Shock Trauma Air Rescue
    N20PV Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon (15-1490)
    N6711 Lockheed 18 Lodestar (2484)
    N7110K PZL TS-11 Iskra (1H0711)
    N7141D Grumman US-2B Tracker (545) American Warbird Co

    San Francisco IAP

    9V-SWR Boeing 777 (34583) Singapore Airlines
    B-16712 Boeing 777 (33755) EVA Air
    B-18708 Boeing 747 (30765) China Airlines
    B-KPC Boeing 777 (34432) Cathay Pacific
    C-FHIQ Embraer EMB190 (19000031) Air Canada
    C-FHJU Embraer EMB190 (19000044) Air Canada
    C-FHKS Embraer EMB190 (19000064) Air Canada
    C-GBHM Airbus A319 (0769) Air Canada
    G-BYGF Boeing 747 (25824) British Airways
    JA710J Boeing 777 (33395) Japan Airlines
    N116UA Boeing 747 (26908) United Airlines
    N180DN Boeing 767 (25985) Delta
    N192AN Boeing 757 (32386) American Airlines
    N196UW Airbus A321 (3879) US Airways
    N285AT Boeing 737NG (32670) AirTran Airways
    N289AT Boeing 737NG (32673) AirTran Airways
    N309AS Boeing 737NG (30857) Alaska Airlines
    N31412 Boeing 737NG (30129) Continental Airlines
    N325US Airbus A320 (0281) Delta
    N334FX Canadair Challenger 604 (5586) FlexJets
    N3736C Boeing 737NG (30540) Delta
    N3758Y Boeing 737NG (30814) Delta
    N477TA Airbus A319 (1952) TACA International Airlines
    N498TA Airbus A320 (3418) TACA International Airlines
    N520AS Boeing 737NG (36481) Alaska Airlines
    N523UW Airbus A321 (3960) US Airways
    N525VA Airbus A319 (3324) Virgin America
    N537UW Airbus A321 (4041) US Airways
    N579AS Boeing 737NG (35187) Alaska Airlines
    N584JB Airbus A320 (2149) JetBlue Airways
    N587NW Boeing 757 (32986) Delta
    N598HA Boeing 767 (23278) Hawaiian Airlines
    N623JB Airbus A320 (2504) JetBlue Airways
    N624JB Airbus A320 (2520) JetBlue Airways
    N640A Boeing 757 (24598) American Airlines
    N661QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5677) NetJets
    N6716C Boeing 757 (30838) Delta
    N672AW Airbus A320 (2193) US Airways
    N705AS Boeing 737 (29318) Alaska Airlines
    N709JB Airbus A320 (3488) JetBlue Airways
    N709JB Airbus A320 (3488) JetBlue Airways
    N711SY Boeing 737NG (30245) Sun Country Airlines
    N718TW Boeing 757 (28486) Delta
    N769AS Boeing 737 (25103) Alaska Airlines
    N792AS Boeing 737 (28887) Alaska Airlines
    N803NW Airbus A330 (542) Delta
    N808NN Boeing 737NG (33206) American Airlines
    N823NN Boeing 737NG (29560) American Airlines
    N829NN Boeing 737NG (33210) American Airlines
    N838NN Boeing 737NG (31097) American Airlines
    N850NN Boeing 737NG (40580) American Airlines
    N896SB Beech King Air 100 (B-160) Rogers Helicopters Inc
    N935AN Boeing 737NG (30081) American Airlines
    N940FR Airbus A319 (2465) Frontier Airlines
    RP-C7475 Boeing 747 (27663) Philippine Airlines