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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 2018:
    Oshkosh/Florida, Finnish AF show, Sliac show, RIAT, Farnborough Airshow, Bastille Day Flypast, Belgian AF show

    Header Picture: TCSG-505 Agusta-Bell 412EP (SAR) on coastal patrol off Antalya on 29/04/18

    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:
    18th Jan - Logs and 23 pics added for a January German trip
    22-25 Jan - Log and 182 pics for Zurich 01/18 added
    27th Jan - 41 more pics added to Zurich 21/10/17
    28th Jan - Logs and 155 pics added for Zurich WEF 26-27/01/18
    29th Jan - Log and 62 pics added for Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival 28/01/18
    1st Feb - Log and pics added for South Korea's Gangneung Unification Park, 31 pics added to Zurich 27th Jan
    2nd Feb - Logs added for Zurich WEF 22-25/01/18, pics to follow
    11th Feb - 103 pics added for Longleat Balloon Safari 16/09/17
    27th Feb - 48 pics added to WEF Zurich 23/01/18
    04th Mar - 67 pics added to WEF Zurich 24/01/18
    08th Mar - 113 pics added to Tokyo-Haneda 26/05/17
    12th Mar - 81 pics added to WEF Zurich 25/01/18
    14th Mar - Logs & 69 pics added for Cheltenham HP & Gloucester 14/03/18
    26th Mar - Logs added for Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    30th Mar - 125 pics added to Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    31st Mar - 321 pics added to Japan 2017
    8th April - Logs and pics added for 03-04/04/18 - Zurich-Dubendorf-Stans-Alpnach-Emmen
    11th April - 75 pics added to Geneva 24/05/16
    22nd April - Logs added for Aero Expo Friedrichshafen tour
    7th May - Logs added for Istanbul & Antalya trip
    8th May - Logs added for Popham Microlight Fair
    9th May - Log added for BBML Inflation Day
    10th May - Log added for Verona 09/05 and log & pics added for Eurasia Airshow at Antalya 28/04 and Istanbul-Yesilkoy Museum 02/05/18
    31st May - Log added for EBACE Geneva
    1st-8th June - Logs added for Spain/Portugal tour
    22nd June - Logs added for Finland tour 14-17/06
    23rd June - Logs/pics added for Belarus tour 18-22/05
    24th June - Logs/pics added for Russia tour 16-23/04, log added for Old Warden Gyro Fly-in 09/06 and Charity Fly-in 23/06, pics added to BBML Inflation Day 28/04, log and pics added for Aero/Heli Expo Booker 15/06
    1st July - 110 pics added to Finland 14-15/06
    5th July - Logs added for French trip 27/06-01/07 inc Nancy Show. Logs started for Cyprus
    6th July - Logs added to Museum bar for 2018 visits to Finland, Russia and Belarus
    7th July - Log added for Yeovilton Air Day. Pics added to Luxembourg 28/07.
    18th July - Log added for RIAT Fairford 13/07

    Friday, 12 August 2011

    12/08/11 - Bristol Balloon Fiesta

    StuC visited the Friday morning mass launch, which was delayed by low cloud.

    EC-LIR Ultramagic M-65C (65/183) Ultramagic "The Racer"
    EC-LIR
    EI-ECC Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11213) Discover Waterford
    EI-ECC
    G-BIBO Cameron Balloon V-65 (667)
    G-BIBO
    G-BOEK Cameron Balloon V-77 (1658)
    G-BOEK
    G-BPHU Thunder & Colt Ax7-77 (1365)
    G-BPHU
    G-BRTV Cameron Balloon O-77 (2182)
    G-BRTV
    G-BSNU Thunder & Colt 105A (1811) Sunrise
    G-BSNU
    G-BTJD Thunder & Colt Ax8-90 S2 (1865)
    G-BTJD
    G-BVGB Thunder & Colt Ax8-105 S2 (2408)
    G-BVGB
    G-BVOC Cameron Balloon V-90 (3291) Western Daily Press/Evening Post
    G-BVOC
    G-BWKV Cameron Balloon V-77 (3780)
    G-BWKV
    G-BWKW Thunder & Colt Ax8-90 (3770) Road to Mandalay
    G-BWKW
    G-BWPF Sky 105-24 (028)
    G-BWPF
    G-BWPZ Cameron Balloon N-105 (3889) Jaguar
    G-BWPZ
    G-BXXG Cameron Balloon N-105 (3662) Wind beneath my wings
    G-BXXG
    G-BYHU Cameron Balloon N-105 (4567)
    G-BYHU
    G-BYHY Cameron Balloon V-77 (4493)
    G-BYHY
    G-BYIL Cameron Balloon N-105 (4591) Oakfield Farm Products
    G-BYIL
    G-BYNU Thunder & Colt Ax7-77 S2 (3520)
    G-BYNU
    G-BYTW Cameron Balloon O-90 (4747)
    G-BYTW
    G-BZFD Cameron Balloon N-90 (2725) David Hathaway Transport
    G-BZFD
    G-BZKV Sky 90-24 (184) Omega Resource Group
    G-BZKV
    G-BZVU Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10078) The Mall
    G-BZVU
    G-BZYY Cameron Balloon N-90 (10130) Up-Down
    G-BZYY
    G-CBHW Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10217) Bristol
    G-CBHW
    G-CBMK Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10293)
    G-CBMK
    G-CBOW Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10302) Torex
    G-CBOW
    G-CCSA Cameron Balloon Z-350 (10490) Bristol Balloons
    G-CCSA
    G-CCTS Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10570) Snap Surveys
    G-CCTS
    G-CDDN Lindstrand LBL-90A (903) Fish Tank
    G-CDDN
    G-CDIH Cameron Balloon Z-275 (10613) Bailey Balloons
    G-CDIH
    G-CDIT Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10702) The One Show
    G-CDIT
    G-CDOG Lindstrand LBL SS-DOG (938) Churchill ..tethered only
    G-CDOG
    G-CDZO Lindstrand LBL-60X (1104) Chelsea Financial Services
    G-CDZO
    G-CEKS Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11003) Taittinger Champagne
    G-CEKS
    G-CEUV Cameron Balloon C-90 (11078) Silverline
    G-CEUV
    G-CEWX Cameron Balloon Z-350 (11092) 106.5 Original Bristol
    G-CEWX
    G-CFCC Cameron Balloon Z-275 (11103) Park Furnishers
    G-CFCC
    G-CFKF Cameron Balloon Z-210 (11177) House of Fraser
    G-CFKF
    G-CFSL Kubicek Balloon BB-26Z (642) Co-Op Funeral Care ..tethered only
    G-CFSL
    G-CFUX Cameron Balloon C-80 (11282) BetFair
    G-CFUX
    G-CFXI Lindstrand LBL SS-Box (1257) Blue Square
    G-CFXI
    G-CFXL Lindstrand LBL-90A (1258) Blue Square
    G-CFXL
    G-CFXP Lindstrand LBL-105A (1168)
    G-CFXP
    G-CGJV Lindstrand LBL SS-Motorbike (1300) ..tethered only
    G-CGJV
    G-CGNJ Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11261) Loughborough University
    G-CGNJ
    G-CGRF Lindstrand LBL-140A (1327) Lindstrand
    G-CGRF
    G-CLOE Sky 90-24 (019)
    G-CLOE
    G-ENGR Head Balloon AX8-105 (380) Sapper
    G-ENGR
    G-FOWS Cameron Balloon N-105 (3995) Fowlers Motorcycles
    G-FOWS
    G-GBBT Ultramagic M-90 (90/103) BT
    G-GBBT
    G-JULU Cameron Balloon V-90 (3611)
    G-JULU
    G-KSKS Cameron Balloon N-105 (4963) KwikKaye
    G-KSKS
    G-OCTS Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11108) Collett Isuzu
    G-OCTS
    G-ODAF Lindstrand LBL-105A (1042) Brian Currie DAF
    G-ODAF
    G-OFAA Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10886) Royal Navy
    G-OFAA
    G-OJMS Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10860) Joinery Soft
    G-OJMS
    G-OKCP Lindstrand LBL SS-Battery (621) Panasonic ..tethered only
    G-OKCP
    G-OMGR Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11095) Omega Resource Group
    G-OMGR
    G-OOEY Kubicek Balloon BB-22Z (767) Exclusive Ballooning
    G-OOEY
    G-PLLT Lindstrand LBL SS-Box (1308) Palletways
    G-PLLT
    G-SBIZ Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10348) Snow Business
    G-SBIZ
    G-SFSL Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10308)
    G-SFSL
    G-TRIG Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10446) Intel Inside
    G-TRIG
    G-VBFL Cameron Balloon Z-400 (11347) Virgin
    G-VBFL
    G-VITL Lindstrand LBL-105A (720) Vital Resources
    G-VITL
    G-WAYS Lindstrand LBL-105A (1307) Palletways
    G-WAYS
    HB-QLR Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10907) Chateau D'Oex
    HB-QLR

    Half-a-dozen or so radio controlled model balloons were present, two of which wore fake marks:

    "D-LBC13"/"OO-KENNY" Radio controlled Model Balloon (Unknown)
    "D-LBC13"
    "G-BERT" Radio controlled Model Balloon (Unknown)
    "G-BERT"