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    Header Picture: 6814 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF (966814) Displayed at Poznań-Kobylnica on 24/07/17

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    Friday, 27 May 2011

    19/05/11 - Geneva - Collombey - Bex - Sion - Raron - Ambri - Lodrino - Locarno - Lugano

    Day 7 was a 510km hunt for helicopters. Again, visits had been pre-arranged at most places. Highlight was the Dubai AB206 at Lodrino.

    Geneva - quick early morning look

    CS-DMY Beech 400XP (RK-556) NetJets Europe
    D-ACUA Bombardier Challenger 605 (5725) Execujet Europe
    EC-JVE Airbus A319-111 (2843) Iberia
    F-HMLA Canadair Regional-Jet 1000 (19004) Air France
    HB-IIQ Boeing 737-7CN (30752) Privatair
    HB-JZT Airbus A319-111 (2420) EasyJet Switzerland

    Collombey Muraz

    HB-XNZ Sud Aviation SE.3160 (1071) Air Glaciers

    Bex

    HB-FKT Pilatus PC-6B2-H4 (876)
    HB-HEB/A-201 Messerschmitt Bf.108B-2 (1988)
    HB-HEB
    HB-RDH/C-509 EKW C3605 (289)
    C-509
    HB-SAW Mudry CAP-10B (209) Aero Club de Geneve
    HB-SAW
    HB-UUH Bucker APM.131-150 (76)
    HB-UUH
    HB-ZES Eurocopter AS.350B3 (3657) Air Grischa
    HB-ZES
    J-1627 de Havilland Venom FB.50 (837) Preserved
    J-1627
    N276MS SOCATA TB-21 (1378)

    Sion town - at garages

    0856 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UM (08695156) Preserved
    0856
    J-1154 de Havilland Vampire FB.6 (663) Preserved
    J-1154

    Sion - Airfield

    A-101 Pilatus PC-21 (103) Swiss Air Force
    A-101
    A-103 Pilatus PC-21 (105) Swiss Air Force
    A-103
    A-104 Pilatus PC-21 (106) Swiss Air Force
    A-104
    A-106 Pilatus PC-21 (108) Swiss Air Force
    A-106
    F-HCFD Eurocopter AS.350B3 (4914)
    F-POOL Dyn'Aero MCR-4S 2002 (36)
    G-DLOM Socata TB-20 (1102)
    G-NLPA Hawker 750 (HB-14) Hangar 8
    G-NLPA
    G-PFCT Learjet 45 (45-055) The Fighter Collection
    G-PFCT
    G-TGTT Robinson R44 (10023)
    G-TGTT
    HB-CGW Cessna U.206G (U206-04822)
    HB-CNK Reims-Cessna F.152 (1445)
    HB-DED Mooney M.20E Super 21 (213)
    HB-DFA Mooney M.20J (24-0262)
    HB-EJA Beech A36 (E-1669)
    HB-EYS Robin DR.400-180R (1297)
    HB-FPY Pilatus PC-12-47 (685)
    HB-HOX Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 (570) ..stored
    HB-KDY Robin DR.400-200R (2242)
    HB-KEB Robin DR.400-140B (2275)
    HB-KEL Robin R.3000-140 (123)
    HB-KEZ Robin DR.500-200i (0012)
    HB-KFO Robin DR.400-140B (2501)
    HB-PHX Piper PA-18-180 (18-8431)
    HB-PHX
    HB-PKJ Piper PA-32-301T (32-8224007)
    HB-RVR/J-4201 Hawker Hunter T.68 (41H/670806)
    J-4201
    HB-VWZ Cessna 510 (510-0341)
    HB-VWZ
    HB-XCB Sud Aviation SE.3160 (1259) Air Glaciers
    HB-XCB
    HB-XJN Sud Aviation SA.315B (2609)
    HB-XPJ Sud Aviation SA.315B (2368)
    HB-XVL Sud Aviation SA.315B (2334) Air Glaciers
    HB-XVL
    HB-ZEM Robinson R22 (3389)
    HB-ZEM
    HB-ZGV Eurocopter AS.350B3 (3426)
    HB-ZGV
    HB-ZIJ Eurocopter AS.350B3 (4079) Heli Alpes
    HB-ZIJ
    HB-ZIL Eurocopter AS.350B2 (4602) Heli Alpes
    HB-ZIL
    HB-ZIN Eurocopter EC.130B4 (3648)
    HB-ZIN
    HB-ZJA Robinson R44 (1805)
    HB-ZJR Eurocopter AS.350B3 (4182) Heli Alpes
    HB-ZJR
    HB-ZJV Eurocopter AS.350B3 (3795)
    HB-ZJV
    HB-ZJW Robinson R44 (12255) Heli Alpes
    HB-ZJW
    HB-ZKW Robinson R44 (12809)
    J-1190 de Havilland Vampire FB.6 (699) Preserved
    J-1190
    J-3067 Northrop F-5E (L1067) Swiss Air Force
    J-4100 Hawker Hunter F.58 (41H/697467) Preserved
    J-4100
    N472MM Gulfstream G4 (1072)
    (N57543) Piper PA-31P-425 (31P-7630011) ..stored, engineless
    N768SX Sikorsky S-76B (760372)
    N79CN Piaggio P-180 (1061)
    RA-3412K Yakovlev Yak-52 (811213)
    VP-CGN Gulfstream G550 (5149)
    VP-CGN
    YU-BSR Piper PA-31 (31-8152195)
    YU-BSR
    "ES-YLN" L-39 FSM (n/a) ..on pole, Breitling scheme
    ES-YLN

    Raron - Heliport

    HB-XSU Eurocopter AS.350B2 (2115)
    HB-XSU
    HB-XSW Sud Aviation SA.315B (2563) Air Zermatt
    HB-XSW
    HB-ZEF Eurocopter EC135T2 (0259) Air Zermatt
    HB-ZEF
    HB-ZIA Eurocopter AS.350B3 (4163) Air Grischa
    HB-ZIA

    Raron - Airfield

    HB-KAW Robin DR.400-180R (1707)
    HB-KAW
    HB-KDC Socata TB-200 (1444)
    HB-KDC
    HB-ONY Piper J/3C 100 (18601)
    HB-ONY
    HB-YJO Stoddard-Hamilton GlaStar (5561)
    HB-YJO
    HB-YLH Denney Kitfox (S60110-65)
    HB-YLH

    Ambri Piotta

    HB-1857 Rolladen-Schneider LS-4 (4577)
    HB-2355 Diamond HK 36TTC (36.674)
    HB-3367/1000 DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000S (10-26)
    HB-ZCM Eurocopter AS.350B3 (3306)
    HB-ZCM

    Lodrino

    DU-105 Agusta-Bell 206B-3 (8676)
    DU-105
    A-915 Pilatus PC-7 (323) Swiss Air Force
    A-915
    HB-XJJ Sud Aviation SE.3130 (1903) Heli-TV ..stored
    HB-XJJ
    HB-XRD Sud Aviation SA.315B (2400) Heli-TV
    HB-XRD
    HB-XSO Aerospatiale AS.350B2 (1950) Heli-TV
    HB-XSO
    HB-XSV Sud Aviation SA.315B (2421) Heli-TV
    HB-XSV
    HB-ZGJ Eurocopter EC120B (1411)
    HB-ZGJ
    HB-ZJU Agusta A-109S (22080)
    "J-1580" de Havilland Venom FB.50 (790) Preserved, booms only from J-1580, rest unknown
    J-1580
    MM80310/EI-210 Agusta-Bell AB.204B (3057) Heli TV
    MM80310
    MM80315/EI-215 Agusta-Bell AB.204B (3076) Heli TV
    MM80315
    U-1218 de Havilland Vampire T.55 (978) Preserved
    V-52 Sud Aviation SE.3130 (1930) Heli-TV, stored
    V-52
    unregistered Mignet HM.14 (none) Preserved
    Built by Paul Pfiffner and his group. Has never flown, only performed some taxi runs at Lodrino some years ago. No registration applied for, and has no serial number. Details thanks to René Biber.
    HM-14
    (HB-YDG) Rutan Long-Ez (unknown) ..reserved only, build abandoned
    Unknown
    (HB-YTW) Wittman W.8 Tailwind (00-1151P) ..under build
    Unknown 2

    Locarno - main airfield

    A-858 Pilatus P.3-05 (496-45) Preserved
    D-IGCA Beech 95-B55 (TC-540)
    HB-CCD Reims-Cessna F.152 (1565)
    HB-CIS Cessna 172N (172-73679)
    HB-CLA Cessna R.182 (R182-01701)
    HB-CVD Reims-Cessna F.150L (0684)
    HB-FKH Pilatus PC-6B2-H4 (865) Air Locarno
    HB-FKH
    HB-FKM Pilatus PC-6B2-H4 (873) Air Locarno
    HB-FKM
    HB-FVV Pilatus PC-12/47 (778)
    HB-HEZ FFA AS 202-15 (019)
    HB-HEZ
    HB-IKS Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5042) Air Charter
    HB-IKS
    HB-KHL Cirrus Design SR-20 (1755)
    HB-ZJN Agusta A109E (11118)
    HB-PEY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8016323)
    HB-PHT Piper PA-28-181 (28-7990564)
    HB-PHT
    HB-PHV Piper PA-28-161 (28-8416082)
    HB-RBN Pilatus P.3-05 (330-12)
    HB-RBP Pilatus P.3-05 (473-22)
    HB-RCJ/A-829 Pilatus P.3-05 (467-16)
    HB-RCQ/A-815 Pilatus P.3-05 (453-2)
    HB-SDK Diamond DA 40D (D4.301)
    HB-ZAL Bell 206B (134)
    HB-ZAL
    HB-ZDM Agusta A-109E (11132)
    HB-ZDM
    HB-ZFY Eurocopter EC120B (1396) Eliticino
    HB-ZGT Eurocopter AS.350B3 (3928)
    HB-ZHE Eurocopter AS.350B3 (4036) Heliswiss
    HB-ZHF Schweizer 269C (S 1887)
    HB-ZHF
    HB-ZIE Eurocopter EC120B (1461) Europavia
    HB-ZIE
    HB-ZIW Eurocopter AS.350B3 (4268)
    HB-ZIW
    HB-ZJN Agusta A109E (11118)
    HB-ZJN
    HB-ZRZ Agusta AW-109SP (22204) REGA Swiss Air Ambulance
    HB-ZRZ
    HB-ZTJ Eurocopter EC135P2+ (0938) Eliticino SA
    HB-ZTJ
    N224MV Cirrus Design SR-22 (1922)
    N224MV
    N2YW Cessna TU.206G (U206-05308)
    N2YW
    N742DD Cirrus Design SR-22 (1108) Plane Fun Inc
    N742DD
    N864CD Cirrus Design SR-20 (1221)
    N864CD
    T-367 Eurocopter EC635P2+ (0791) Swiss Air Force

    Locarno - glider hangar

    HB-1793/TC Schleicher ASK-21 (21246)
    HB-1802/65 Schempp-Hirth Discus b (25)
    HB-1999 Schempp-Hirth Janus C (253)
    HB-2314 Diamond HK 36TTC (36.580)
    HB-3100 Schempp-Hirth Janus Ce (289)
    HB-3101 Schempp-Hirth Discus CS (083CS)
    HB-3266 Glaser-Dirks DG-500 (5E-184)
    HB-3383 Glaser-Dirks DG-300 Club (3E-504)
    HB-3404 PZL-Bielsko SZD-51-1 (511.A.03.005)
    HB-5505 Alisport Silent 2 (2030)
    HB-KEN Maule M-7-235C (25003C)

    San Vittore

    HB-XVM Aerospatiale AS.350B2 (2399)
    HB-XVM
    HB-ZHV Eurocopter EC120B (1158)
    HB-ZHV
    HB-ZWA Sud Aviation SA.315B (2540)
    HB-ZWA
    OE-EXF Sud Aviation SA.315B (2278) ..under rebuild
    OE-EXF

    Lugano

    D-EJSR Robin DR.400-180S (2085)
    EC-IVJ Cessna 525 (525-0429) Executive Airlines
    HB-IZG SAAB 2000 (010) Darwin Airline
    HB-JFK Embraer EMB-500 (50000062)
    HB-PEH Piper PA-28-181 (28-7990531)
    HB-PJA Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-44089)
    HB-PPQ Piper PA-28-181 (28-7690190)
    HB-VMO Cessna 560 (560-5061)
    HB-VNZ Cessna 550 (550-0906) Jet Aviation Business Jets
    HB-VPC Cessna 525A (525A-0331)
    HB-VWM Cessna 525 (525-0690)
    (I-TELM)/"9HB-CPA" Aero Commander Turbo Commander 690B (11506) ..dump
    M-WMWM Cessna 525A (525A-0113)
    N3805L Cessna 172G (172-53974)
    N6099Z Cirrus Design SR-22 (0625)
    N900HG Dassault Falcon 900EX (1)
    OK-HLB Beech 350 (FL-557) Aerotaxi General Aviation
    OK-HLB