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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 2018:
Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

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

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.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

22/12/12 - Heathrow

RichT & StuC had a day out to a rainy Heathrow for the Qatar & LOT Boeing 787s.

5B-DCO Airbus A321-231 (2730) Cyprus Airways
9A-CTL Airbus A319-112 (1252) Croatia Airlines
9H-AEP Airbus A320-214 (3056) Air Malta
9K-AMA Airbus A300B4-605R (673) Kuwait Airways
9K-ANA Airbus A340-313 (089) Kuwait Airways
9M-MNB Airbus A380-841 (081) Malaysia Airlines
9V-SKI Airbus A380-841 (034) Singapore Airlines
9V-SKP Airbus A380-841 (076) Singapore Airlines
9V-SWT Boeing 777-312ER (34585) Singapore Airlines
A6-AFB Airbus A330-343X (1081) Etihad Airways
A6-AFE Airbus A330-343E (1226) Etihad Airways
A6-EDT Airbus A380-861 (090) Emirates Airlines
A6-EDW Airbus A380-861 (103) Emirates Airlines
A6-EDX Airbus A380-861 (105) Emirates Airlines
A6-EFG Boeing 777-F1H (35613) Emirates SkyCargo
A6-ETK Boeing 777-3FXER (39686) Etihad Airways
A7-ACA Airbus A330-202 (473) Qatar Airways
A7-AEA Airbus A330-302 (623) Qatar Airways
A7-BBF Boeing 777-2DZLR (36018) Qatar Airways
A7-BCA Boeing 787-8 (38319) Qatar Airways
A7-HHJ Airbus A319-133X (1335) Qatar Airways Amiri Flight
A9C-KA Airbus A330-243 (276) Gulf Air
A9C-KD Airbus A330-243 (287) Gulf Air
AP-BID Boeing 777-340ER (33780) Pakistan International Airlines
B-6542 Airbus A330-223 (1297) China Southern Airlines
B-HKV Boeing 747-412 (26552) Cathay Pacific Airways
C-FMWP Boeing 767-333ER (25583) Air Canada
C-GFAJ Airbus A330-343X (284) Air Canada
C-GFUR Airbus A330-343X (344) Air Canada
C-GHKR Airbus A330-343X (400) Air Canada
CN-RNT Boeing 767-36NER (30843) Royal Air Maroc
D-ABID Boeing 737-530 (24818) Lufthansa
D-ABIF Boeing 737-530 (24820) Lufthansa
D-AEAN Airbus A300B4-622R (703) DHL Worldwide Courier Express
D-AGWQ Airbus A319-132 (4256) Germanwings
D-AIDE Airbus A321-231 (4607) Lufthansa
D-AIDG Airbus A321-231 (4672) Lufthansa
D-AIDJ Airbus A321-231 (4792) Lufthansa
D-AIQR Airbus A320-211 (0382) Lufthansa
D-AIQU Airbus A320-211 (1365) Lufthansa
D-AIRK Airbus A321-131 (0502) Lufthansa
D-AIRS Airbus A321-131 (0595) Lufthansa
D-AIRT Airbus A321-131 (0652) Lufthansa
D-AISF Airbus A321-231 (1260) Lufthansa
D-AISG Airbus A321-231 (1273) Lufthansa
D-AISZ Airbus A321-231 (4085) Lufthansa
D-AIZH Airbus A320-214 (4363) Lufthansa
D-AKNL Airbus A319-112 (1084) Germanwings
EC-HUH Airbus A321-211 (1021) Iberia
EC-HUI Airbus A321-211 (1027) Iberia
EC-HYC Airbus A320-214 (1262) Iberia
EC-JRE Airbus A321-211 (2756) Iberia
EC-KBU Airbus A320-214 (1413) Vueling Airlines
EI-IMD Airbus A319-112 (2074) Alitalia
EI-IXB Airbus A321-112 (0524) Alitalia
EI-IXH Airbus A321-112 (0940) Alitalia
EI-OZJ Airbus A300B4-622R (770) DHL Worldwide Courier Express
EI-UNJ Boeing 737-86J (36883) Transaero Airlines
ET-ALC Boeing 767-33AER (28043) Ethiopian Airlines
F-GFKY Airbus A320-211 (0285) Air France
F-GTAI Airbus A321-211 (1299) Air France
F-GTAS Airbus A321-211 (3419) Air France
G-VGBR Airbus A330-343E (1329) Virgin Atlantic
G-VGEM Airbus A330-343E (1215) Virgin Atlantic
G-VWAG Airbus A330-343X (1341) Virgin Atlantic
HB-IJK Airbus A320-214 (0596) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IJP Airbus A320-214 (0681) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IMJ Gulfstream G5 (517) G5 Executive
HB-JLQ Airbus A320-214 (4673) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JLR Airbus A320-214 (5037) Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JLS Airbus A320-214 (5069) Swiss International Air Lines
HS-TNB Airbus A340-642 (681) Thai Airways
JA735J Boeing 777-346ER (32434) Japan Airlines
JA785A Boeing 777-381ER (37951) All Nippon Airways
JY-AIG Airbus A330-223 (1002) Royal Jordanian Airlines
LN-RPG Boeing 737-683 (28310) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LN-RRM Boeing 737-783 (28314) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
LN-TUH Boeing 737-705 (29093) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
N14107 Boeing 757-224 (27297) United Airlines
N1605 Boeing 767-332ER (30198) Delta Air Lines
N174UA Boeing 747-422 (24381) United Airlines
N19141 Boeing 757-224 (30354) United Airlines
N218UA Boeing 777-222 (30222) United Airlines
N228UA Boeing 777-222ER (30556) United Airlines
N283AY Airbus A330-243 (1076) US Airways
N352AA Boeing 767-323ER (24033) American Airlines
N369AA Boeing 767-323ER (25196) American Airlines
N655UA Boeing 767-322ER (25393) United Airlines
N776AN Boeing 777-223ER (29582) American Airlines
N78001 Boeing 777-224ER (27577) United Airlines
N783AN Boeing 777-223ER (30004) American Airlines
N792AN Boeing 777-223ER (30253) American Airlines
N842MH Boeing 767-432ER (29715) Delta Air Lines
N845MH Boeing 767-432ER (29719) Delta Air Lines
OD-MEA Airbus A330-243 (984) Middle East Airlines
OE-LBE Airbus A321-211 (0935) Austrian Airlines
OH-LVB Airbus A319-112 (1107) Finnair
OH-LZD Airbus A321-211 (1241) Finnair
OO-SSA Airbus A319-111 (2392) Brussels Airlines
OY-KHN Douglas MD83 (53000) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
PH-BXS Boeing 737-9K2 (29602) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-EZL Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000334) KLM cityhopper
PH-KZI Fokker F-70 (11579) KLM cityhopper
PT-MUH Boeing 777-32WER (38889) TAM Airlines
S2-AFO Boeing 777-3E9ER (40122) Bangladesh Biman
SE-DIR Douglas MD82 (53004) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SE-RER Boeing 737-7BX (30736) SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SP-LRB Boeing 787-8 (37894) LOT Polish Airlines
SP-LRB Boeing 787-8 LOT
Picture credit Paul Seymour
SU-GDU Airbus A330-343X (1238) Egypt Air
SX-DVJ Airbus A320-232 (3365) Aegean Airlines
SX-DVP Airbus A321-232 (3527) Aegean Airlines
TC-JJH Boeing 777-3F2ER (40792) THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JJH Boeing 777-3F2ER Turkish Airlines
Picture credit Paul Seymour
TC-JRA Airbus A321-231 (2823) THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JRG Airbus A321-231 (3283) THY Turkish Airlines
TF-FIR Boeing 757-256 (26242) Icelandair
TS-INN Airbus A320-212 (0793) Libyan Airlines
VH-OQA Airbus A380-841 (014) QANTAS
VH-OQC Airbus A380-841 (022) QANTAS
VQ-BAX Airbus A320-214 (3778) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BED Airbus A321-211 (4074) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BIU Airbus A320-214 (4684) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-ALA Boeing 777-237LR (36300) Air India
VT-ALT Boeing 777-337ER (36318) Air India
VT-JEH Boeing 777-35RER (35166) Jet Airways
YR-ASA Airbus A318-111 (2931) TAROM
YR-ASB Airbus A318-111 (2955) TAROM
YU-ANL Boeing 737-3H9 (23716) JAT Airways
ZK-OKD Boeing 777-219ER (29401) Air New Zealand
ZK-OKN Boeing 777-319ER (38406) Air New Zealand
ZS-SXU Airbus A330-243 (1271) South African Airways

Sunday, 2 December 2012

01/12/12 - Kemble - Brize Norton - Oxford - Birmingham - NEC Flying Show

StuC had a day out.


9M-MMI Boeing 737-4H6 (27096)
B-5091 Boeing 737-705 (29091)
B-5092 Boeing 737-705 (29092)
B-HOT Boeing 747-467 (24851)
B-HOX Boeing 747-467 (24955)
B-HUD Boeing 747-467 (25874)
EI-OZB Airbus A300B4-103F (184)
EI-OZC Airbus A300B4-103F (189)
EI-OZI Airbus A300B4-203F (219)
G-AXIA Beagle B121 Pup 100 (B078)
G-AZWS Piper PA-28R-180 (28R-30749)
G-BBXW Piper PA-28-151 (28-7415050)
G-BCUS Scottish Aviation SA.120 Bulldog 122 (373)
G-BHAD Cessna A.152 (A152-0807)
G-BHOZ Socata TB-9 (84)
G-BLWY Robin R2160 Alpha Sport (176)
G-BOVS Cessna 150M (150-78663) Fire Service
G-BPPF Piper PA-38-112 (38-79A0578)
G-BVWD British Aerospace RJ85 (E2253)
G-BZAZ British Aerospace RJ100 (E3369)
G-CBXN Robinson R22 (3385)
G-CEWK Cessna 172S (172S-8294)
G-CFZM British Aerospace RJ85 (E2299)
G-CGXS British Aerospace RJ85 (E2269)
G-CGYR British Aerospace RJ85 (E2273)
G-CGYU British Aerospace RJ85 (E2275)
G-CGZB British Aerospace RJ85 (E2288)
G-CHFE British Aerospace RJ85 (E2294)
G-CHGE Evektor EV-97 (3935)
G-CHHA British Aerospace RJ85 (E2295)
G-CHIN British Aerospace RJ85 (E2296)
G-CWFS Tecnam P.2002 Sierra (077)
G-ELUE Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916484)
G-ISCD Czech Sport Aircraft SportCruiser (10SC297)
G-KEJY Evektor EV-97 EuroStar (2004-2017)
G-MALA Piper PA-28-181 (28-8190055)
G-MKCA Boeing 747-2B5BF (22482)
G-MKGA Boeing 747-2R7F (21650)
G-SNUZ Piper PA-28-161 (28-8416021)
G-TSKY Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B010)
G-UIMB Guimbal G-2 Cabri (1028)
G-VICC Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916317)
G-WAGS Robinson R44 (10891)
G-ZAPO British Aerospace 146-200QC (E2176)
N19CU Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25048)
N19EK Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25076)
N19UG Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25050)
N19XY Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25055)
N25AG Lockheed Jetstar 2 (5202) Aircraft Salvage International
N354AC British Aerospace RJ85 (E2256)
N355AC British Aerospace RJ85 (E2293)
OE-LNN Boeing 737-7Z9 (30418)
OE-LNO Boeing 737-7Z9 (30419)
OH-SAK British Aerospace RJ85 (E2389)
OO-DJZ British Aerospace RJ85 (E2305)
VN-A190 Boeing 737-4H6 (27383)
VN-A191 Boeing 737-4H6 (27306)
VP-CMN Boeing 727-46 (19282) ..fuselage in hangar

Brize Norton - unfortunately the Australian A330 had already left and there was no sign of the other one, EC-333

N783SA Boeing 747-281F (23919) Southern Air
and lots of RAF transports


D-EAWW Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837199)
EC-KPP Dassault Falcon 100 (209)
G-AYEE Piper PA-28-180 (28-5813)
G-BCGN Piper PA-28-140 (28-7425323)
G-BCVY Piper PA-34-200T (34-7570022) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BEAG Piper PA-34-200T (34-7670204) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BEJV Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770062) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BHFH Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970482) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BHYG Piper PA-34-200T (34-8070235) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BOWE Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870405) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BTRY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116190) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BWTD Zlin Z.242L (0698) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BYJS Socata TB-20 (1875)
G-CDDA Socata TB-20 (1860) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-CDDT Socata TB-20 (1858) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-DATG Reims-Cessna F.182P (0013)
G-ELDR Piper PA-32-260 (32-7400027)
G-FIAT Piper PA-28-140 (28-7425162)
G-GIPC Piper PA-32R-301 (32R-8313005)
G-GOAC Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770007) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-HTRL Piper PA-34-220T (34-8333061) Air Medical
G-MPLD Cessna 182T (182-81788) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-MUNI Mooney M.20J 205 (24-3118)
G-OBBO Cessna 182S (182-80534)
G-OXLS Cessna 560 (560-5675)
G-ROUS Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870187) Oxford Aviation Academy
G-RSXL Cessna 560 (560-5699) Corporate
N209DW Neico Lancair LC-41-550FG (41504) Private
N447EQ Cirrus Design SR-22 (3415) Private
OE-FMZ Cessna 510 (510-0116) Corporate
VP-CRR Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5129) Hangar 8

Birmingham - quick look from the Elmdon side

A6-EBE Boeing 777-36NER (32788) Emirates Airlines
EC-GXJ Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II (TC-374) Flightline
G-BOIX Cessna 172N (172-71206)
G-BTPG British Aerospace ATPF (2014) Atlantic Airlines
G-CGNP Embraer EMB-500 Phenom (50000146) Flairjet
G-CGTL Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 (LAA 330A-15038)
G-ECOJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4229) Flybe
G-FBEJ Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000155) Flybe
G-FBJC Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000328) Flybe
G-NUKA Piper PA-28-181 (28-8290134)
G-NWFG Cessna 172P (172-74192)
G-ONUN Van's RV-6A (PFA 181-12976)
G-RAJJ British Aerospace 146-200 (E2108) Cello Aviation
G-TWOP Cessna 525A (525A-0397)
N556TT Gulfstream G550 (5056)
VP-BGX Boeing 747-346 (24156) Transaero Airlines

Birmingham NEC - The Flying Show

G-BWUP Europa Europa (PFA 247-12703) ..fuselage only with UL Power 260I engine
G-BXPL Piper PA-28-140 (28-24560) ..cockpit simulator
G-CGJI Best Off Skyranger (BMAA/HB/582)
G-CGSD Magni M-16C Tandem Trainer (16-10-6084)
(G-CGVR)/"G-CGRV" Flight Design CTLS (F-11-02-14) ..incorrectly marked
G-CGYX AutoGyro Europe Cavalon (RSUK/CVLN/001/V00087) ..the a/c marked as "G-CGXY" last year was not this one, but an unknown D- example, probably D-MCAV
G-CGZL Flylight Airsports Motor Floater (MF006)
G-CHGA P & M Aviation Quik (8603)
G-CHMW Evektor EV-97 (LAA 315B-15158)
G-CHZO/LZ Schleicher ASW-27 (27018)
G-CLDS AutoGyro Europe Calidus (RSUK/CALS/001)
G-ETUG Aeropro Eurofox (LAA 376-15147)
G-FESS Solar Wings Pegasus (7840)
G-IGLL AutoGyro Europe MTOsport (RSUK/MTOS/037)
G-IRED Ikarus Comco C-42 (1207-7210)
G-MAGN Magni M-24C Orion (24-12-7494) ..registered 21/12/12
(G-MTHT) CFM Shadow CD (058)
G-MVCF Mainair Gemini (673-788-6)
(G-MWVN) Mainair Gemini Flash IIA trike (850-0891-7-W644)
G-OLSA Aerostyle Breezer (014LSA)
G-PLSR P & M Aviation PulsR (8607)
G-SONX Sonex Home Build (LAA 337-14776)
G-TLAC Light Aircraft Co Sherwood Ranger (PFA 237B-13895)
unregistered Aerochute Ind Hummerchute trike (436) ..registered G-CHWK on 29/01/13
unregistered Bristell NG5 (38) ..fuselage only
Bristell NG5
unregistered Cosmik Super Chaser trike (unknown)
unregistered Flylight Dragon Chaser (DF084)
Dragon Chaser
(G-TIAC) Light Aircraft Co Sherwood Ranger XP (XP36/LAA 237A-14949) ..frame only
Sherwood Ranger
(G-MBTG)/"G-SIMU" Mainair Blade trike (064 19482) ..flex wing simulator
Flexwing Sim
unregistered McIntyre Airglow (unknown) ..human powered aircraft
unregistered P&M Aviation Ace Magic Cyclone trike (AM159)
Magic AM157
unregistered Pioneer 300 (317/LAA 330A-15155) ..fuselage only
unregistered Rans S6 Coyote (1010 1939/LAA 204-15096) ..under build, Ercall Wood Tech College
unregistered Supermarine Spitfire Mk26b (073/LAA 324-15097) ..under build, G-ENAA reserved