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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 2019:
    Paris Air Show, Kazakhstan/Kyrigistan, Scandinavia, Oshkosh/Florida, Hahnweide, Zeltweg Show

    Header Picture: UP-MI602 Mil Mi-26T (34001212133) Kazakhstan Emercom at Boraldai, Kazakhstan on 08/07/19 (credit StuC)

    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:
    5th Jan - Log & 52 pics added for the Icicle Refrozen Balloon Meet, Newbury 05/01/19
    10th Jan - Logs added to the top Events dropdown for Oshkosh 2018
    18th Jan - Logs and some pics added for RichT's 2018 South Africa trip. See the South Africa section on the Side Bar
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    28th Feb - 71 pics added to Vienna 31/08/18.
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    24th May - Logs added for Midlands Air Festival balloons 19/05 and EBACE Geneva 20-22/05
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    31st August - Logs added for LAA Rally, Sywell
    17th September - Logs added for Old Timer Fly-In Hahnweide

    Sunday, 13 February 2011

    12/02/11 - Newton - Blackpool - Barton - Manchester - Birmingham

    StuC & RichT had a day out to the Northwest for a tour of Warton. Unfortunately we can't post a report for Warton due to the tour rules, suffice to say it was good. Here is where else we went.

    Newton with Scales

    XT469/XN Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA291) Preserved
    and the wings off Lightning XM173

    Blackpool

    3A-MGA Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (195)
    G-AWAJ Beech 95-D55 (TE-536)
    G-AXSW Reims-Cessna FA.150K (0003)
    G-BCEX Piper PA-23-250 (27-7305024)
    (G-BEJD) Avro 748-1/105 (1543) dump
    G-BELT Reims-Cessna F.150J (0409)
    G-BFLZ Beech 95-A55 (TC-220)
    G-BHFI Reims-Cessna F.152 (1685)
    G-BIYX Piper PA-28-140 (28-7625064)
    G-BJKY Reims-Cessna F.152 (1886)
    G-BJWW Reims-Cessna F.172P (2148)
    G-BNOJ Piper PA-28-161 (2816018)
    G-BNOM Piper PA-28-161 (2816024)
    G-BNOP Piper PA-28-161 (2816027)
    G-BSTZ Piper PA-28-140 (28-7725153)
    G-BXDF Beech 95-B55 (TC-2011)
    G-CCYG Robinson R44 (10424)
    G-ENEA Cessna 182P (182-60895)
    G-GAEA Aquila A.210 (214)
    G-GCDB Cirrus Design SR-20 (1967)
    G-GCDD Cirrus Design SR-20 (1972)
    G-GCDD Cirrus Design SR-20 (1972)
    G-GFIA Cessna 152 (152-81685) wfu
    G-GFIF Reims-Cessna FA.152 (0346)
    G-GFIG Cessna 152 (152-81625)
    G-IBED Robinson R22 (0500)
    (G-JEMA) British Aerospace ATP (2028) hangared
    G-MAKS Cirrus Design SR-22 (0367)
    G-NWAA Eurocopter EC135T2 (0427) North West Air Ambulance
    G-REDF Eurocopter AS.365N3 (6884) Bond Offshore Helicopters
    M-CEXL Cessna 560 (560-5215)
    M-FRZN Hawker 850XP (258816)
    N10522 Piper PA-46-350P (4636398)
    N39605 Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870397)
    N902SR Cirrus Design SR-22 (2356)
    OK-UBA LET L-410UVP-E16 (892319) Manx2
    (unregistered) BAE Jetstream 61 (2073) Dump, fuselage only
    unmarked BAe/Panavia Tornado F.3 (unknown) 177 (ATC) Sqn, nose only

    Barton

    D-EARY Focke-Wulf FWP-149D (057)
    G-AJEE Auster J/1 (2309)
    G-AJEE
    G-AKKB Miles M65-1A (6537)
    G-APUY Druine D.31 Turbulent (PFA 509)
    G-AREV Piper PA-22-160 (22-6540)
    G-ARVU Piper PA-28-160 (28-410)
    G-ARVU
    G-ASHX Piper PA-28-180 (28-1266)
    G-AVER Reims-Cessna F.150G (0206)
    G-AWFJ Piper PA-28R-180 (28R-30688)
    G-AWFJ
    G-AWOF Piper PA-15 (15-227)
    G-AWOF
    G-AWPU Reims-Cessna F.150J (0411)
    G-AWPU
    G-AWVA Reims-Cessna F.172H (0597)
    G-AYEF Piper PA-28-180 (28-5815)
    G-AYEF
    G-AYGC Reims-Cessna F.150K (0556)
    G-AYGX Reims-Cessna FR.172G (0208)
    G-AZGF Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B076)
    G-BBPY Piper PA-28-180 (28-7305590)
    G-BEYW Taylor JT.1 Monoplane (PFA 055-10279)
    G-BEYW
    G-BEZZ Jodel D.112 (397)
    G-BFHP Champion 7GCA (114)
    G-BITM Reims-Cessna F.172P (2046)
    G-BITM
    G-BLDK Robinson R22 (0139)
    G-BLDK
    G-BLTM Robin HR.200-100 (96)
    G-BNKE Cessna 172N (172-73886)
    G-BNKE
    G-BNTP Cessna 172N (172-72030)
    G-BNTP
    G-BOIL Cessna 172N (172-71301)
    G-BOPU Grob G.115A (8059)
    G-BPVA Cessna 172F (172-52286)
    G-BXZA Piper PA-38-112 (38-79A0864)
    G-BZGO Robinson R44 (0757)
    G-BZXT Mainair Blade (1286-0501-7)
    G-CBOR Reims-Cessna F.172N (1656)
    G-CCJL/PV303/ON-B Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire Mk.26 (PFA 324-14053)
    G-CCJL
    G-CCMS Mainair Pegasus (7997)
    G-CCXZ Mainair Pegasus (8038)
    G-CDHE Best Off Skyranger (BMAA/HB/412)
    G-CDKF Just Aircraft Escapade 912[1] (BMAA/HB/389)
    G-CDKO Aerotec MXP-740 (BMAA/HB/402)
    G-CDMU P & M Aviation Pegasus (8121)
    G-CDOM P & M Aviation Pegasus (8118)
    G-CDXM P & M Aviation Pegasus (8159)
    G-CDZG Ikarus Comco C-42 (0604-6808)
    G-CEAK Ikarus Comco C-42 (0606-6826)
    G-CEHV Ikarus Comco C-42 (0610-6854)
    G-CEHV
    G-CEMC Robinson R44 (11620) Helicentre Liverpool
    G-CEMC
    G-CEMD Piper PA-28-161 (2842263)
    G-CEMD
    G-CEVG P & M Aviation Pegasus (8319)
    G-CFLM P & M Aviation Pegasus (8399)
    G-CFZX AutoGyro Europe MTO (RSUK/MTOS/013)
    G-CGBM Flight Design CTSW (09-06-06)
    G-CGBM
    G-CGEU Flylight Airsports Dragonfly/Aeros Discus (036)
    G-CGIZ Flight Design CTSW (8512)
    G-CGIZ
    G-CGMJ P & M Aviation Quik (8531)
    G-CGMN Best Off Skyranger (BMAA/HB/593)
    G-CLEG Flight Design CTSW (07-02-13)
    G-CONA Flight Design CTLS (F-09-02-13)
    G-CWIC Mainair Pegasus (8067)
    G-DAWG/XX522/06 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 (208)
    G-DAWG
    G-DCBI Schweizer 269C-1 (0295) Helicentre Liverpool
    G-DOIG Czech Aircraft Works SportCruiser (LAA 338-14859)
    G-EJWI Flight Design CTLS (F-09-07-11)
    G-ETOU Agusta A-109S (22028)
    G-ETOU
    G-FUFU Agusta A-109S (22058) Air Harrods
    G-FUFU
    G-GFEA Cessna 172S (172S-10214)
    G-GFEA
    G-GFID Cessna 152 (152-82649)
    G-GMPX McD-D Helicopters MD-902 (900-00122) Greater Manchester Police ASU
    G-GOTH Piper PA-28-161 (2842208)
    G-HADD P & M Aviation Quik (8510)
    G-HALC Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7335042)
    G-IAJJ Robinson R44 (11953)
    G-IIII Christen S-2B Special (5010)
    G-ISAX Piper PA-28-181 (2843453)
    G-ISHA Piper PA-28-161 (2842211)
    G-JFWI Reims-Cessna F.172N (1622)
    G-KDIX Jodel D.9 (PFA 054-10293)
    G-KDIX
    G-LACA Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816036)
    G-LACB Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216035)
    G-LACB
    G-LADZ Enstrom 480 (5001)
    G-LADZ
    G-LKTB Piper PA-28-181 (2843496)
    G-LKTB
    G-LUBY Jabiru J430 (PFA 336-14605)
    G-LUNG AutoGyro Europe MT-03 (RSUK/MT-03/018)
    G-LYFA Yakovlev Yak-52 (822608)
    G-LYFA
    G-MFAC Reims-Cessna F.172H (0387)
    G-MFAC
    G-MZNY Thruster T600N (9098-T600N-027)
    G-NWEM Eurocopter EC135T2 (0270) North West Air Ambulance
    G-NWEM
    G-ODGS Jabiru UL (PFA 274A-13472)
    G-OFDT P & M Aviation Pegasus (8320)
    G-OFSP Czech Sport Aircraft SportCruiser (09SC302)
    G-OJMF Enstrom F280FX (2086)
    G-OJMF
    G-OONZ P & M Aviation Pegasus (8539)
    G-PAWL Piper PA-28-140 (28-24456)
    G-PAWL
    G-PLAN Reims-Cessna F.150L (1066)
    G-PLAN
    G-RACO Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7535300)
    G-RVRO Piper PA-38-112 (38-82A0017) Ravenair
    G-RVRO
    G-RVRU Piper PA-38-112 (38-80A0081) Ravenair
    G-RVRU
    G-RWIA Robinson R22 (0753)
    G-SGSE Piper PA-28-181 (28-7890332)
    G-SKIE Steen Skybolt (AACA/357)
    G-SKIE
    G-SLNW Robinson R22 (3524)
    G-SLNW
    G-TIFG Ikarus Comco C-42 (1009-7119)
    G-TIFG
    G-WENA Aerospatiale AS.355F2 (5260) Multiflight
    G-WENA
    G-XBJT Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-13967)
    G-XJJM P & M Aviation Pegasus (8306)
    N2943D Piper PA-28RT-201 (28R-7918231) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
    N2943D

    Manchester - 13:45-14:45

    A6-EDI Airbus A380-861 (028) Emirates Airlines
    A6-EDI
    A6-ETC Boeing 777-3FXER (34599) Etihad Airways
    A6-ETC
    A7-AEF Airbus A330-302 (721) Qatar Airways
    A7-AEF
    B-HUK Boeing 747-467F (27503) Cathay Pacific Airways Cargo
    B-HUK
    EC-IMF Cessna 550 (550-0443)
    EI-RJG British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2344) Cityjet
    EI-XLS Cessna 560 (560-5666) Airlink Airways
    F-GUGN Airbus A318-111 (2918) Air France
    G-AWZK Hawker-Siddeley Trident 3B (2312) Preserved at Viewing Park
    G-BCCF Piper PA-28-180 (28-7405069)
    G-BOAC BAC/SUD Concorde102 (204) Preserved at Viewing Park
    G-BZOG Dornier Do.328-110 (3088) ScotAirways
    G-CELE Boeing 737-33A (24029) Jet 2
    G-CELV Boeing 737-377 (23661) Jet 2
    G-CERY SAAB 2000 (008) Eastern Airways
    G-CPEU Boeing 757-236 (29941) Thomson Airways
    G-CPEU
    G-DBCE Airbus A319-131 (2429) bmi British Midland
    G-DBCE
    G-DMCA Douglas DC-10-30 (48266) Preserved at Viewing Park, nose only
    G-ECOC de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4197) Flybe
    G-ECOC
    G-EUXE Airbus A321-231 (2323) British Airways
    G-EUXE
    G-EZFG Airbus A319-111 (3845) EasyJet
    G-EZFG
    G-EZFZ Airbus A319-111 (4425) EasyJet
    G-EZFZ
    G-EZTT Airbus A320-214 (4219) EasyJet
    G-EZTT
    G-FBEE Embraer Emb-195 200LR (19000093) Flybe
    G-FBEE
    G-FLBE de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4261) Flybe
    G-GMPB Britten-Norman BN-2T-4S Defender (4011) Greater Manchester Police ASU
    G-IRJX British Aerospace 146-RJX100 (E3378) Preserved at Viewing Park
    G-JECO de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4126) Flybe
    G-JECO
    G-JEDI de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4052) Flybe
    G-JEDJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4058) Flybe
    G-JEDL de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4067) Flybe
    G-KTIA Hawker 900XP (HA-0140) TAG Aviation (UK)
    G-KTIA
    G-LSAJ Boeing 757-236 (24793) Jet 2
    G-MRJK Airbus A320-214 (1081) Monarch Airlines
    G-NIKO Airbus A321-211 (1250) Thomas Cook Airlines
    G-OBMP Boeing 737-3Q8 (24963) bmi Baby
    G-OOBB Boeing 757-28A (32447) Thomson Airways
    G-OOBB
    G-OOPT Airbus A320-214 (1605) Thomson Airways
    G-OZBG Airbus A321-231 (1941) Monarch Airlines
    G-OZBH Airbus A321-231 (2105) Monarch Airlines
    G-OZBL Airbus A321-231 (0864) Monarch Airlines
    G-OZBT Airbus A321-231 (3546) Monarch Airlines
    G-OZBU Airbus A321-231 (3575) Monarch Airlines
    G-RJXC Embraer ERJ-145EP (145153) bmi Regional
    G-RJXC
    G-TBEA Cessna 525A (525A-0191)
    G-THON Boeing 737-36N (28596) Thomson Airways
    G-THON
    G-VROY Boeing 747-443 (32340) Virgin Atlantic
    G-VROY
    HB-IJD Airbus A320-214 (0553) Swiss International Air Lines
    HB-IJD
    N757PL Gulfstream G500 (5249)
    N757PL
    OM-OPF Dassault Falcon 2000 (207)
    PH-JNE Cessna 525A (525A-0242) Jet Netherlands
    XV231/31 Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 (8006) Preserved at Viewing Park

    Birmingham - 16:30-16:40

    AP-BID Boeing 777-340ER (33780) Pakistan International Airlines
    D-AVRA British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2256) Lufthansa Regional
    D-CAAR Dornier Do.228-212 (8211) Arcus-Air-Logistic
    EI-DHA Boeing 737-8AS (33571) Ryanair
    EI-DHO Boeing 737-8AS (33578) Ryanair
    EI-DHR Boeing 737-8AS (33822) Ryanair
    EI-DPP Boeing 737-8AS (33613) Ryanair
    EI-DPY Boeing 737-8AS (33615) Ryanair
    EI-DWS Boeing 737-8AS (33625) Ryanair
    EI-EKA Boeing 737-8AS (35022) Ryanair
    EI-ENL Boeing 737-8AS (35037) Ryanair
    EI-FXG Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (224) Air Contractors
    G-BTPF British Aerospace ATP-F (2013) Atlantic Airlines
    G-CBRG Cessna 560 (560-5266) Eurojet Aviation
    G-FBEB Embraer Emb-195 200LR (19000057) Flybe
    G-FCDB Cessna 550 (550-0985) Eurojet Aviation
    G-IPAX Cessna 560 (560-5228) Eurojet Aviation
    G-JBIS Cessna 550 (550-0447) 247 Jet
    G-JECU de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4146) Flybe
    G-JEDM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4077) Flybe
    G-JEDR de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4087) Flybe
    G-KKEV de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4201) Flybe
    G-POLA Eurocopter EC135P2+ (0877) West Midlands Police ASU
    G-TOYI Boeing 737-3Q8 (28054) bmi Baby
    N14106 Boeing 757-224 (27296) United Airlines
    PH-EZH Embraer Emb-190 100LR (19000319) KLM cityhopper