Click on the pictures below to access some other sites, they are from left to right: Cardiff AP Blog, Cardiff AP History Blog, Cardiff AP Flickr Page, St Athan Flickr Page:


Message Board

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

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 73-1167 & 74-1638 of USAF/53rdWEG at Oshkosh 2016

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.

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