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Sunday, 1 May 2011

29/04/11 - Mildenhall - Cambridge - Stansted - Luton - Denham - Northolt - Heathrow

RictT, IanG, StuS & MatthewB set off from Rhoose at 02:00 for day 1 of the Royal Wedding Bash.

Mildenhall 05:30 -07:45

164409 Boeing E-6B (24508) VQ-4
164999/QH-999 Lockheed KC-130T Hercules (5302) VMGR-234
61-0277 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18184) 117th ARS 190th ARW
62-3498 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18481) 22nd ARW
62-3519/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18502) 351st ARS 100th ARW
62-3565/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18548) 351st ARS 100th ARW
63-7977 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18594) 22nd ARW
63-7979/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18596) 351st ARS 100th ARW
63-7979
63-8888 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18736) 6th AMW
64-14854 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4038) 67th SOS 352nd SOG
88-0195 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5134) 7th SOS 352nd SOG
07-0033 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (n/k) 20th SOS 27th SOW
07-0033
08-0037 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (n/k) 20th SOS 27th SOW
08-0037
08-0038 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (n/k) 20th SOS 27th SOW
08-0038
08-0039 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (n/k) 20th SOS 27th SOW
08-0039

Cambridge 08:00-08:15

CS-DXM Cessna 560 (560-5683) NetJets Europe
G-BFWB Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816584)
G-BSTZ Piper PA-28-140 (28-7725153)
G-EUAB Europa Europa XS (PFA 247-13959)
G-JASE Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216056)
G-MASF Piper PA-28-181 (28-7790191)
G-MEGS Cessna 172S (172S-10723)
G-NAAA Bolkow Bo-105DBS-4 (S-34/912) Bond Air Services/East Anglian Air Ambulance
G-OTYP Piper PA-28-180 (28-7305166)
G-SBKR Socata TB-10 (1077)
G-SHWK Cessna 172S (172S-9642)
M-JJTL Pilatus PC-12-47E (1126)
N4514X Piper PA-28-181 (28-7690027)
N6182G Cessna 172N (172-73576) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
XV202 Lockheed Hercules C.3 (4226) Royal Air Force
XV208 Lockheed Hercules Testbed (4233) Marshalls

Stansted 08:45-09:20

A6-ALN Boeing 777-2ANER (29953) United Arab Emirates Government
A6-MMM Boeing 747-422 (26906) Dubai Government Air Wing
D-AVRO British Aerospace RJ85 (E2246) Lufthansa Regional
EI-EGB Boeing 737-8AS (38491) Ryanair
EI-EKN Boeing 737-8AS (35026) Ryanair
EI-EPH Boeing 737-8AS (40311) Ryanair
G-GSSA Boeing 747-47UF (29256) Global Supply Systems Ltd
G-ZAPX Boeing 757-256 (29309) Titan Airways
G-ZAPZ Boeing 737-33AF (25401) Titan Airways
HZ-WBT7 Boeing 747-4J6 (25880) Kingdom Holding Company
M-SBAH Embraer Emb-190-100BJ (19000225) Royal Jet
N703TS Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14501003) Aero Toy Store
PT-TKN Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14501120) Embraer
VP-BIZ Boeing 737-7AU (34477)
VP-BVS Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500979)

Luton 10:15-10:50

144615 Bombardier Challenger 601 (3037) 412 Sqn
3A-MGA Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (195) Prince Albert of Monaco
A6-AAM Airbus A318-112CJ (1599) RAK Airways
A6-AIN Boeing 737-7Z5 (29268) Royal Jet
A6-FLO Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14501096) Falcon Aviation Services
A6-ORX Gulfstream G450 (4133)
CS-DKH Gulfstream G550 (5150) NetJets Europe
CS-DTH Learjet 60 (60-362)
EI-EMD Boeing 737-8AS (38509) Ryanair
EI-GDL Gulfstream G550 (5068) Westair Aviation
G-CEYL Bombardier Global Express (9196)
G-EZAS Airbus A319-111 (2779) EasyJet
G-EZBE Airbus A319-111 (2884) EasyJet
G-EZBZ Airbus A319-111 (3184) EasyJet
G-EZFA Airbus A319-111 (3788) EasyJet
G-EZUD Airbus A320-214 (4636) EasyJet
G-FDZG Boeing 737-8K5 (35139) Thomson Airways
G-IPAX Cessna 560 (560-5228) Eurojet Aviation
G-LEAA Cessna 510 (510-0072) London Executive Aviation
G-NMAK Airbus A319-115 (2550) Twinjet Aircraft
G-OEWD Raytheon 390 (RB-126) Bookajet
G-OOBC Boeing 757-28A (33098) Thomson Airways
HA-LWB Airbus A320-232 (4246) Wizz Air
M-AKAR Sikorsky S-76C (760506) Starspeed
N4T Bombardier Global Express (9195)
N57HJ Gulfstream G4SP (1261) Executive Jet Management
N162DJ Eclipse Aviation 500 (000079)
N227RH Gulfstream G450 (4108)
N338TZ Gulfstream G450 (4064)
N448QS Gulfstream G450 (4100) NetJets International
N550GV Gulfstream G550 (5022)
N724DB Gulfstream G4 (1209)
N767CW Gulfstream G5 (520)
N797HT Dassault Falcon 2000 (171)
N925AK Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy (123)
N1759C Gulfstream G550 (5128)
OE-IRG Gulfstream G550 (5139) Jet Alliance
OE-IVA Dassault Falcon 7X (42) Jet Alliance
OY-ILG Bombardier Global Express (9163) Execujet Scandinavia
P4-AEG Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14501111)
SX-GAB Gulfstream G450 (4172) Gainjet
VP-CBX Gulfstream G5 (511)

Denham 11:20-11:40

G-ASEP Piper PA-23-235 (27-541)
G-BFVS American Aviation AA-5B (0784)
G-BIBA Socata TB-9 (149)
G-BMMK Cessna 182P (182-64117)
G-BMTJ Cessna 152 (152-85010)
G-BNHJ Cessna 152 (152-81249)
G-BNSN Cessna 152 (152-85776)
G-BOJS Cessna 172P (172-74582)
G-BOLI Cessna 172P (172-75484)
G-BOPA Piper PA-28-181 (28-8490024)
G-BPJS Piper PA-28-161 (2841025) Cabair Group
G-BSDP Cessna 152 (15280268)
G-BSFP Cessna 152 (152-85548)
G-BUFY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8016211)
G-BURT Piper PA-28-161 (28-7716105)
G-BYEM Cessna R.182 (R182-00822)
G-CBTT Piper PA-28-181 (28-7890127)
G-CBVZ Flight Design CT2K (02-05-06-04)
G-CEZL Piper PA-28-161 (2841247) Cabair Group
G-CFET Van's RV-7 (70686)
G-CXSM Cessna 172R (172-80320)
G-DIGG Robinson R44 (11904)
G-EMLS Cessna T.210L (210-60094)
G-ETOU Agusta A-109S (22028)
G-FIFI Socata TB-20 (688)
G-GBCA Agusta A-109A-2 (7272) Instructional Airframe
G-HRND Cessna 182T (182-81936)
G-HUNI Bellanca 7GCBC (541-73)
G-IJAG Cessna 182T (182-81683)
G-JAMP Piper PA-28-151 (28-7515026)
G-JRED Robinson R44 (11286)
G-JRED
G-MELS Piper PA-28-181 (2843633)
G-OCTU Piper PA-28-161 (2841280) Cabair Group
G-OHLI Robinson R44 (10832C)
G-OHLI
G-OJWS Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816415)
G-OTDI Diamond DA.40D (D4.031)
G-OWAR Piper PA-28-161 (28-8616054)
G-PALI Piper PiperSport (P1001040)
G-RRED Piper PA-28-181 (2843673)
G-SEFI Robinson R44 (10147)
G-SEFI
G-SKAZ Aero AT-3R100 (AT3-055)
G-TAAB Cirrus Design SR-22 (1769)
G-TAAC Cirrus Design SR-20 (1694)
G-XINE Piper PA-28-161 (28-7716112)
G-XYAK Yakovlev Yak-52 (899413)
M-LNDN Eurocopter EC.155B1 (6834) Premiair Aviation Services
N136D Rockwell Commander 114 (14361)
N1476T Piper PA-28-140 (28-7225530)
N147LD Cirrus Design SR-22 (0937)
N521CD Cirrus Design SR-22 (2441)
N600LB Cirrus Design SR-22 (1693)
N675BW Beech V35B (D-10134)
N715BC Beech A36 (E-782)
N925CC Cirrus Design SR-22 (2992)
N982CD Cirrus Design SR-22 (1853)
N29566 Piper PA-28RT-201 (28R-7918146) ..painted as N-29566

Northolt 11:55

CD-01 Dassault Falcon 900B (109) Belgian Air Force/15 Wing
M-ASRY Bombardier Challenger 300 (20137)
OY-CKN Dassault Falcon 2000 (76) Air Alsie
PH-KBX Fokker F-70 (11547) Netherlands Government

Heathrow 12:15-19:15

4X-ELE Boeing 747-412 (26551) El Al-Israel Airlines
5N-MJN Boeing 737-86N (35638) Arik Air
7T-VKG Boeing 737-8D6 (40860) Air Algerie
9H-AEM Airbus A319-111 (2382) Air Malta
9K-AME Airbus A300B4-605R (721) Kuwait Airways
9M-MPP Boeing 747-4H6 (29900) Malaysia Airlines
9V-SWS Boeing 777-312ER (34584) Singapore Airlines
A6-EHF Airbus A340-642 (837) Etihad Airways
A6-EHH Airbus A340-642 (870) Etihad Airways
A7-AGD Airbus A340-642 (798) Qatar Airways
A7-BAL Boeing 777-3DZER (38244) Qatar Airways
A9C-KA Airbus A330-243 (276) Gulf Air
AP-BGK Boeing 777-240ER (33776) Pakistan International Airlines
B-6079 Airbus A330-243 (810) Air China
B-HKF Boeing 747-412 (25128) Cathay Pacific Airways
B-HOY Boeing 747-467 (25351) Cathay Pacific Airways
B-HUP Boeing 747-467F (30805) Cathay Pacific Airways
C-GHKX Airbus A330-343X (412) Air Canada
CN-ROT Boeing 737-8B6 (33068) Royal Air Maroc
CS-TMW Airbus A320-214 (1667) TAP Air Portugal
CS-TNP Airbus A320-214 (2178) TAP Air Portugal
CS-TTJ Airbus A319-111 (0979) TAP Air Portugal
D-ABEP Boeing 737-330 (26430) Lufthansa
D-ABIF Boeing 737-530 (24820) Lufthansa
D-ABWH Boeing 737-330 (24284) Lufthansa
D-ACND Canadair Regional-Jet 900 (15238) Lufthansa Regional
D-AFKF Fokker F-100 (11470) Lufthansa Regional
D-AILS Airbus A319-114 (0729) Lufthansa
D-AIPL Airbus A320-211 (0094) Lufthansa
D-AIPU Airbus A320-211 (0135) Lufthansa
D-AIQE Airbus A320-211 (0209) Lufthansa
D-AIQH Airbus A320-211 (0217) Lufthansa
D-AISB Airbus A321-231 (1080) Lufthansa
D-AISE Airbus A321-231 (1214) Lufthansa
D-AISX Airbus A321-231 (4073) Lufthansa
EC-FNR Airbus A320-211 (0323) Iberia
EC-JNI Airbus A321-211 (2270) Iberia
EC-JRE Airbus A321-211 (2756) Iberia
EC-JSK Airbus A320-214 (2807) Iberia
EC-JZQ Airbus A320-214 (0992) Vueling Airlines
EC-KDH Airbus A320-214 (3083) Vueling Airlines
EI-DSF Airbus A320-216 (3080) Alitalia
EI-DSH Airbus A320-216 (3178) Alitalia
EI-DSZ Airbus A320-216 (3695) Alitalia
EI-DTW Boeing 737-5Y0 (25188) Transaero Airlines
EI-DVF Airbus A320-214 (3136) Aer Lingus
EI-DVG Airbus A320-214 (3318) Aer Lingus
EI-DVI Airbus A320-214 (3501) Aer Lingus
EI-EEA Boeing 737-8K5 (27989) Transaero Airlines
EI-IMH Airbus A319-112 (2101) Alitalia
EI-IXB Airbus A321-112 (0524) Alitalia
F-GTAL Airbus A321-211 (1691) Air France
F-GTAR Airbus A321-211 (3401) Air France
F-GTAV Airbus A321-211 (3884) Air France
G-WIWI Sikorsky S-76C++ (760684) Air Harrods ..overflight
HB-IJM Airbus A320-214 (0635) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IJW Airbus A320-214 (2134) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IPT Airbus A319-112 (0727) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IPU Airbus A319-112 (0713) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IPY Airbus A319-112 (0621) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IYR British Aerospace RJ100 (E3382) Swiss European Air Lines
HL7404 Boeing 747-4B5 (26409) Korean Air
HS-TGT Boeing 747-4D7 (26616) Thai Airways
HS-TGX Boeing 747-4D7 (27725) Thai Airways
HZ-AKI Boeing 777-268ER (28352) Saudi Arabian Airlines
JA735J Boeing 777-346ER (32434) Japan Airlines
JA784A Boeing 777-381ER (37950) All Nippon Airways
JY-AIE Airbus A330-223 (970) Royal Jordanian Airlines
LN-RKI Airbus A321-231 (1817) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LN-RNW Boeing 737-783 (34549) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LN-RPF Boeing 737-683 (28307) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LN-TUH Boeing 737-705 (29093) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LZ-FBA Airbus A319-112 (3564) Bulgaria Air
N12114 Boeing 757-224ET (27556) Continental Airlines
N173AN Boeing 757-223 (32399) American Airlines
N280AY Airbus A330-243 (1022) US Airways
N653UA Boeing 767-322ER (25391) United Airlines
N751AN Boeing 777-223ER (30798) American Airlines
N788UA Boeing 777-222ER (26942) United Airlines
N825MH Boeing 767-432ER (29703) Delta Air Lines
N834MH Boeing 767-432ER (29707) Delta Air Lines
N836MH Boeing 767-432ER (29709) Delta Air Lines
N844MH Boeing 767-432ER (29717) Delta Air Lines
OD-MEB Airbus A330-243 (998) Middle East Airlines
OH-BLN Boeing 717-2K9 (55053) Blue1
OH-LVA Airbus A319-112 (1073) Finnair
OH-LXK Airbus A320-214 (2065) Finnair
OO-DJQ British Aerospace RJ85 (E2289) Brussels Airlines
OO-DWE British Aerospace RJ100 (E3327) Brussels Airlines
PH-BTF Boeing 737-406 (27232) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BXG Boeing 737-8K2 (30357) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BXV Boeing 737-8K2 (30370) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-JCH Fokker F-70 (11528) KLM cityhopper
PT-MUB Boeing 777-32WER (37665) TAM Brasil
PT-MVH Airbus A330-203 (477) TAM Brasil
S7-FCS Boeing 767-306ER (28884) Air Seychelles
SE-DTH Boeing 737-683 (28313) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SP-LLC Boeing 737-45D (27157) LOT Polish Airlines
SU-GDP Boeing 777-36NER (38290) Egypt Air
SX-DVT Airbus A320-232 (3745) Aegean Airlines
SX-DVZ Airbus A321-211 (3820) Aegean Airlines
TC-JFV Boeing 737-8F2 (29782) THY Turkish Airlines
TF-FIP Boeing 757-208 (30423) Icelandair
VH-OJH Boeing 747-438 (24806) QANTAS
VH-OQE Airbus A380-841 (027) QANTAS
VH-OQF Airbus A380-841 (029) QANTAS
VQ-BEI Airbus A321-211 (4148) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-JEK Boeing 777-35RER (35165) Jet Airways
VT-VJP Airbus A330-223 (946) Kingfisher Airlines
YR-ASD Airbus A318-111 (3225) TAROM
YU-ANW Boeing 737-3H9 (24141) JAT Airways
ZK-OKG Boeing 777-219ER (29403) Air New Zealand
ZK-OKN Boeing 777-319ER (38406) Air New Zealand
ZS-SLA Airbus A340-212 (008) South African Airways
ZS-SXZ Airbus A330-243 (1191) South African Airways