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Welcome to our Trip Report Blog.
Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2017:
April - Henstridge Fly-In
May - Popham Microlight Fair, EBACE Geneva, Ireland
June - UK Air Expo, Paris Air Show, Iceland
July - RIAT, Eastern Europe
August -

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet 165887/AD-206 of VFA-106 during its display at Oshkosh 2016 (credit Matthew Blunt)

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.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

28/03/11 - London City

RichT visited London City Airport between 07:30 and 11:45

CS-DFS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5372) NetJets Europe
CS-DFS
CS-DMX Beechjet 400 (RK-555) NetJets Europe
CS-DRC Hawker 800XP (258714) NetJets Europe
CS-DRC
D-AECE Embraer EMB190 (19000341) Lufthansa Regional
D-AECE
D-AECH Embraer EMB190 (19000376) Lufthansa Regional
D-AECH
D-AVRM BAE 146 (E2288) Lufthansa Regional
D-AVRM
D-BERT Dassault Falcon 2000EX (030) Bertelsmann AG
D-BERT
EI-RJA BAE 146 (E2329) CityJet
EI-RJA
EI-RJC BAE 146 (E2333) CityJet
EI-RJC
EI-RJD BAE 146 (E2334) CityJet
EI-RJD
EI-RJF BAE 146 (E2337) CityJet
EI-RJF
EI-RJO BAE 146 (E2352) Cityjet
EI-RJS BAE 146 (E2365) CityJet
EI-RJS
EI-RJT BAE 146 (E2366) CityJet
EI-RJT
EI-RJU BAE 146 (E2367) CityJet
EI-RJU
EI-RJZ BAE 146 (E2326) CityJet
EI-RJZ
G-CCGS Dornier 328 (3101) Scot Airways
G-CCGS
G-EUNA Airbus A318 (4007) British Airways
G-EUNB Airbus A318 (4039) British Airways
G-EUNB
G-KPTN Dassault Falcon 50EX (341) TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd
G-KPTN
G-LCYD Embraer EMB170 (17000294) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYD
G-LCYE Embraer EMB170 (17000296) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYE
G-LCYF Embraer EMB170 (17000298) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYF
G-LCYG Embraer EMB170 (17000300) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYG
G-LCYH Embraer EMB170 (17000302) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYH
G-LCYI Embraer EMB170 (17000305) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYI
G-LCYJ Embraer EMB190 (19000339) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYJ
G-LCYK Embraer EMB190 (19000343) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYK
G-LCYL Embraer EMB190 (19000346) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYL
G-LCYM Embraer EMB190 (19000351) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYM
G-LCYN Embraer EMB190 (19000392) BA CityFlyer
G-LCYN
HB-IXP BAE 146 (E3283) Swiss European Air Lines
HB-IXP
HB-IYU BAE 146 (E3379) Swiss European Air Lines
HB-IYU
HB-IYY BAE 146 (E3339) Swiss European Air Lines
HB-IYY
LX-LGA DHC-8 (4159) Luxair
LX-LGA
LX-LGC DHC-8 (4162) Luxair
LX-LGC
OK-VSZ Cessna Citation II (550-1040) ABS Jets
OO-VLI Fokker 50 (20226) VLM Airlines
OO-VLI
OO-VLJ Fokker 50 (20105) VLM Airlines
OO-VLJ
OO-VLL Fokker 50 (20144) VLM Airlines
OO-VLL
OO-VLM Fokker 50 (20135) VLM Airlines
OO-VLM
OO-VLP Fokker 50 (20209) VLM Airlines
OO-VLP
OO-VLQ Fokker 50 (20159) VLM Airlines
OO-VLQ
OO-VLR Fokker 50 (20121) VLM Airlines
OO-VLR
OO-VLS Fokker 50 (20109) VLM Airlines
OO-VLS
OO-VLV Fokker 50 (20160) VLM Airlines
OO-VLV
OO-VLY Fokker 50 (20181) VLM Airlines
OO-VLY
OO-VLZ Fokker 50 (20264) VLM Airlines
OO-VLZ
OY-NCK Dornier 328 (3061) Sun-Air of Scandinavia
OY-NCK
VQ-BSO Dassault Falcon 7X (064) Shell Petroleum Ltd
VQ-BSO

Friday, 18 March 2011

18/03/2011 - Gloucester - Cheltenham Racecourse

StuC, IanG, RichT & MatthewB had a day out to Gloucester for an airport tour and to see the Gold Cup helicopter visitors. Airport tour and heliport flightline tour with grateful thanks to Dave Haines.

Gloucester Staverton - 09:30-12:45

D-EPLL/(G-TRJB) Beech A36 (E-2719)
D-IBBA Cessna 525 CitationJet (525-0025)
D-IBBA
EI-REH Aerospatiale ATR 72-201 (260) Aer Arann
EI-REH
EI-WAV Bell 430 (49028) Westair Aviation
EI-WAV
G-ATSR Beech M35 (D-6236)
G-ATTI Piper PA-28-140 (28-21951)
G-AVGC Piper PA-28-140 (28-22777)
G-AVJJ Piper PA-30-160 (30-1420)
G-AWLO Boeing PT-13D Stearman Kaydet (75-5563)
G-AXEV Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B070)
G-AXVM Campbell Cricket (CA.329)
G-AYWM Victa Airtourer T.4 (A.534)
G-AYWM
G-AYWT AIA Stampe SV.4C (1111)
G-AYXU Bellanca 7KCAB (232-70)
G-AZBE Victa Airtourer T.5 (A.535)
G-BAGG Piper PA-32-300 (32-7340186)
G-BAGG
G-BAUI Piper PA-23-250 (27-4335) Instructional Airframe
G-BCBZ Cessna 337C (337-0942)
G-BCBZ
G-BEPF SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (424)
G-BEZO Reims-Cessna F.172M (1392)
G-BFEK Reims-Cessna F.152 (1442)
G-BGBA Robin R.2100A (133)
G-BGBA
G-BHCC Cessna 172M (172-66711)
G-BHFG SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (45) Under restoration
G-BIAX Taylor JT.2 Titch (PFA 3228) Under restoration
G-BIZE Socata TB-9 (209)
G-BKCC Piper PA-28-180 (28-7405099)
G-BKDJ Robin DR.400-120 (1584)
G-BKDJ
G-BKGT Socata MS.880B (3361)
G-BKIF Fournier RF-6B-100 (3)
G-BLWH Fournier RF-6B-100 (7)
G-BNDR Socata TB-10 (740)
G-BNDR
G-BOHH Cessna 172N (172-73906)
G-BOPC Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216006)
G-BOXT Hughes 269C (0367)
G-BOXT
G-BPON Piper PA-34-200T (34-7570040)
G-BRBB Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116030)
G-BRBN Pitts S-1S Special (G.3)
G-BSGK Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870331)
G-BSWC/112 Boeing PT-13D Stearman Kaydet (75-5560)
G-BSXS Piper PA-28-181 (28-7990151)
G-BTGV Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970077) Oxford Aviation Academy, damaged
G-BTVW Cessna 152 (152-79631)
G-BUUF Slingsby T.67MII (2116)
G-BUUF
G-BUZZ Agusta-Bell AB.206B-2 JetRanger 2 (8178) Rise Helicopters
G-BUZZ
G-BVMM Robin HR.200-100 (41)
G-BWNM Piper PA-28R-180 (28R-30435)
G-BXLN Sportavia-Putzer RF-4D (4022)
G-BXRV Van's RV-4 (PFA 181-12482)
G-BXSG Robinson R22 (2789) Rise Helicopters
G-BXUC Robinson R22 (0908) Rise Helicopters
G-BYCE Robinson R44 (0520)
G-BYPE Socata GY-80-160D (180)
G-BZHU WAG-Aero Sport Trainer (AACA/351)
G-CAHA Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770010)
G-CCMX Best Off Skyranger 912(2) (SKR0210243)
G-CDLY Cirrus Design SR-20 (1519)
G-CDLY
G-CDMF Van's RV-9A (PFA 320-14157)
G-CDPV Piper PA-34-200T (34-8070086)
G-CDWK Robinson R44 (11116)
G-CEHL Evektor EV-97 (2007-2928)
G-CEHS Mudry CAP-10B (304)
G-CEMI Europa EuropaXS (PFA 247-13989)
G-CGAW Beech 200 (BB-700)
G-CGAW
G-CGEI Cessna 550 Citation II (550-0951) Executive Aviation Services
G-CGPY/671 Boeing A75L300 Stearman (75-5303)
G-CHPA Robinson R22 (3442) Rise Helicopters
G-CMLS Cirrus Design SR-20 (1315)
G-CMLS
G-DJAE Cessna 500 Citation I (500-0339)
G-DWJM Cessna 550 Citation II (550-0296)
G-EKMN Zlin Z.242L (0652)
G-ELIT/(G-VTGE) Bell 206L-3 LongRanger 3 (45091)
G-EOMK Robin DR.400-180 (1267)
G-EWHT Robin R.2112 (371)
G-FORC SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (665)
G-FORZ Pitts S-1S Special (PFA 009-13393)
G-GCMM Agusta A-109E Power (11158)
G-GCMM
G-GEHP Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8218014)
G-GEHP
G-GEZZ Bell 206B JetRanger (1301) Rise Helicopters
G-GFCA Piper PA-28-161 (2841100)
G-GFRO Robin ATL (64)
G-GFRO
G-GMKD Robin HR.200-120B (256)
G-GOWF Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0785) Bond Air Services
G-GREY Piper PA-46-350P (4636155)
G-GYMM Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7135049)
G-HIVA Cessna 337A (337-0429)
G-IASL Beech 60 (P-21) Fire dump
G-IGHH Enstrom 480 (5034)
G-IPEP Beech 95-B55 (TC-2259)
G-IVJM Agusta A-109E Power (11154) Kingfisher/Air Harrods
G-IVJM
G-JPTT Enstrom 480 (5032)
G-JTNC Cessna 500 Citation I (500-0264) Eurojet Aviation
G-JTNC
G-LBRC Piper PA-28RT-201 (28R-7918051)
G-LNTY Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5300)
G-MDPI Agusta A-109A-2 (7393)
G-MDPI
G-NAAB Bolkow Bo-105DBS-4 (S-416) Bond Air Services
G-NIFE/156 SNCAN Stampe SV.4A (156)
G-NIOG Robinson R44 (10471C)
G-OAPR Brantly B-2B (446)
G-ODHB Robinson R44 (10985)
G-ODHB
G-OGJP McD-D Helicopters 369E (0512E)
G-OJAN Robinson R22 (2012)
G-OJBB Enstrom F280FX (2084)
G-OMNI Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7335130)
G-OPFA Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 (PFA 330-14298)
G-OTWO Rutan Defiant (114)
G-OWAP Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816314) Airways Aero Associations
G-OWAP
G-PBYY Enstrom F280FX (2077)
G-PCOP Beech B200 (BB-1860)
G-PCOP
G-RAWS Rotorway Exec (6492/6978)
G-RCWK Cessna 182T (182-81982)
G-ROWL American Aviation AA-5B (0595)
G-RRAK Enstrom 480B (5055)
G-RYZZ Robinson R44 (11418) Rise Helicopters
G-SHED Piper PA-28-181 (28-7890068)
G-SPHU Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0245) Bond Air Services
G-TEKK Tecnam P2006T (064) Aeros
G-TFYN Piper PA-32RT-300 (32R-7885128)
G-TGRD Robinson R22 (2712) Tiger Helicopters
G-TGRE Robinson R22 (0471) Tiger Helicopters
G-VALY Socata TB-21 (2081)
G-VONS Piper PA-32R-301T (3257155)
G-WARO Piper PA-28-161 (2842015)
G-WARO
G-WARU Piper PA-28-161 (2842023)
G-WARU
G-WAVV Robin HR.200-120B (291) Cabair Group
G-WENA Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil 2 (5260) Multiflight
G-WENA
G-WIRL Robinson R22 (0671) Rise Helicopters
G-WIZZ Agusta-Bell AB.206B-2 JetRanger 2 (8540) Rise Helicopters
G-WVIP Beech 200 (BB-625) Capital Aviation
G-WVIP
G-YEOM Piper PA-31-350 (31-8352022)
G-YPRS Cessna 550 Citation II (550-0935) Executive Aviation Services
G-ZZMM Enstrom 480B (5082)
M-EXPL Eurocopter AS.355N (5667)
M-EXPL
M-SMKM Cirrus Design SR-20 (1662)
M-SPOR Beech B200 (BB-1557)
M-SPOR
M-WOOD Cessna 550 Citation II (550-1042) Executive Aviation Services
N139PG Cirrus Design SR-20 (1910)
N139PG
N1424C Cessna 182T (182-81610)
N1424C
N145DR Piper PA-34-200T (3449240)
N145DR
N182GC Reims-Cessna F.182Q (0068) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
N182GC
N203CD Cirrus Design SR-20 (1451)
N203CD
N215DS Diamond DA.40 (40.829)
N221CH Cirrus Design SR-22 (2672)
N221CH
N224CJ Cessna 525 CitationJet (525-0224)
N224CJ
N224RC Cirrus Design SR-22 (2919)
N2379C Cessna R.182 (R182-00170)
N23KY Cessna P.210N (P210-00447) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
N23KY
N250CC Piper PA-24-250 (24-1931)
N250MD Piper PA-31-310 (31-742)
N278SA/72 Cessna 177RG (177RG-0571) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
N27UB Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 (525B-0225)
N364AB Beech B36TC (EA-519)
N542CD Cirrus Design SR-22 (1186)
N65MJ Beech 58P (TJ-487)
N669MA Cirrus Design SR-22 (2620)
N669MA
N750GF Cessna 750 Citation X (750-0244)
N787RP Piper PA-46-350P (4636350)
N790BH Cirrus Design SR-22 (2964)
N800VM Beech 76 (ME-318) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
N818MJ Piper PA-23-250 (27-2486)
N820DL Beech B200 (BB-1820) Aerodynamics
N8523Y Piper PA-30-160 (30-1684)
N96JL Cessna 421C (421C-0627)
N96JL
OE-FGD Cessna 525 CitationJet (525-0020)
Unregistered Van's RV-8 (PFA 303-14739) under build

Cheltenham Racecourse - 13:15-14:30

EI-LAD Robinson R44 (10779)
EI-LAD
EI-WAV Bell 430 (49028) Westair Aviation
EI-WAV
G-BEWY Bell 206B JetRanger (348)
G-BEWY
G-BSBW Bell 206B-3 JetRanger 3 (3664)
G-BSBW
G-BURS Sikorsky S-76A+ (760040) Premiair Aviation Services
G-BURS
G-BYZA Eurocopter AS.355F2 (5518)
G-BYZA
G-BZXY Robinson R44 (1027)
G-BZXY
G-CDWY Agusta A-109S Grand (22011)
G-CDWY
G-CEYU Aerospatiale AS.365N1 Dauphin (6298) Multiflight
G-CEYU
G-CGGS Robinson R44 (12967)
G-CGGS
G-CPHA Robinson R44 (12641)
G-CHPA
G-CRST Agusta A-109E Power (11017)
G-CRST
G-DCSE Robinson R44 (0659)
G-DCSE
G-DFOX Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5203)
G-DFOX
G-DPJR Sikorsky S-76B (760352) Premiair Aviation Services
G-DPJR
G-EMHC Agusta A-109E Power (11721) East Midlands Helicopters
G-EMHC
G-ENES Bell 206B-3 JetRanger 3 (4601)
G-ENES
G-ETFF Robinson R44 (1747)
G-ETFF
G-FEDA Eurocopter EC120B (1129)
G-FEDA
G-FUFU Agusta A-109S Grand (22058) Air Harrods
G-FUFU
G-FULM Sikorsky S-76C (760583) Air Harrods
G-FULM
G-GBRU Bell 206B-3 JetRanger 3 (3997)
G-GBRU
G-HBJT Eurocopter EC.155B1 (6807) Starspeed
G-HBJT
G-HDTV Agusta A-109A-2 (7266) Castle Air Charters
G-HDTV
G-HNLY Bell 206L-3 LongRanger 3 (51048)
G-HNLY
G-IFRH Agusta A-109C (7619) Helicopter Services Ltd
G-IFRH
G-IGZZ Robinson R44 (12192) Rise Helicopters
G-IGZZ
G-JCBJ Sikorsky S-76C+ (760502)
G-JCBJ
G-JLEE Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 JetRanger 3 (8588)
G-JLEE
G-KHCG Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil 2 (5193)
G-KHCG
G-KLNK Eurocopter EC135P2+ (0550) Saxonair
G-KLNK
G-LBDC Bell 206B-3 JetRanger 3 (3806)
G-LBDC
G-LVDC Bell 206L-3 LongRanger 3 (51300)
G-LVDC
G-MCAN Agusta A-109S Grand (22021)
G-MCAN
G-MDDT Robinson R44 (11474)
G-MDDT
G-MDPI Agusta A-109A-2 (7393)
G-MDPI
G-NBEL Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5261)
G-NBEL
G-OCMM Agusta A-109A-2 (7347) Castle Air Charters
G-OCMM
G-OHCP Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5249) Cabair Group
G-OHCP
G-OHMS Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5194) WPD Helicopter Unit
G-OHMS
G-ORDH Eurocopter AS.355N (5744)
G-ORDH
G-OTVI Robinson R44 (10833)
G-OTVI
G-PACO Sikorsky S-76C (760782)
G-PACO
G-PLAL Eurocopter EC135T2 (0407)
G-PLAL
G-PLPL Agusta A-109E Power (11168) Alan Mann Helicopters
G-PLPL
G-PRDH Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil 2 (5367) Severn Aviation
G-PRDH
G-RAPT Robinson R44 (12791)
G-RAPT
G-REMH Bell 206B-3 JetRanger 3 (4626) East Midlands Helicopters
G-REMH
G-SASY Eurocopter EC.130B4 (4760)
G-SASY
G-TOLI Robinson R44 (12009)
G-TOLI
G-TOYZ Bell 206B-3 JetRanger 3 (3949)
G-TOYZ
G-TRNG Agusta A-109E Power (11156)
G-TRNG
G-VERU Agusta A-109S Grand (22050)
G-VERU
G-VIRU Agusta A-109E Power (11208)
G-VIRU
G-VONG Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil 2 (5327) Premiair Aviation Services
G-VONG
G-VVBA Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil 2 (5463)
G-VVBA
G-WDKR Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5115) Cheshire Helicopters
G-WDKR
G-WIWI Sikorsky S-76C++ (760684) Air Harrods
G-WIWI
G-XJCB Sikorsky S-76C+ (760616)
G-XJCB
G-XXBH Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 JetRanger 3 (8596)
G-XXBH
M-ERRY Sikorsky S-76B (760356)
M-ERRY
M-EXPL Eurocopter AS.355N (5667)
M-EXPL
M-ONTY Sikorsky S-76C++ (760696)
M-ONTY
N109TF Agusta A-109A-2 (7328)
N109TF
N109TK Agusta A-109C (7650)
N109TK

Seen trailing Eastbound overhead at 14:00 was "Reach 038" C-17A 07-7171