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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 2017:
April - Henstridge Fly-In
May - Popham Microlight Fair, EBACE Geneva, Ireland
June - UK Air Expo, Paris Air Show, Iceland
July - RIAT, Eastern Europe
August -

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet 165887/AD-206 of VFA-106 during its display at Oshkosh 2016 (credit Matthew Blunt)

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, 15 March 2013

15/01/13 - Staverton - Cheltenham Racecourse - Kemble

StuC, RichT and MattB had a day out to the races.

Staverton - 10:10-11:30

D-IPCH Cessna 525A (525A-0347)
D-IPCH
EI-DMG Cessna 441 (441-0165)
G-BAUI Piper PA-23-250 (27-4335) Instructional Airframe
G-BEVG Piper PA-34-200T (34-7570060)
G-BHCC Cessna 172M (172-66711)
G-BIMT Reims-Cessna FA.152 (0361)
G-BUXS Bolkow Bo-105DBS-4 (S-41/913) Bond Air Services
G-BWOH Piper PA-28-161 (2841061)
G-BXUC Robinson R22 (0908) Rise Helicopters
G-CDLY Cirrus Design SR-20 (1519)
G-CGGS Robinson R44 (12967)
(G-CHJZ) Luscombe 8E (4628) ..no tail unit
G-CRIL Rockwell Commander 112B (521)
G-CUDY Enstrom 480B (5087)
G-EHAA McD-D Helicopters MD-902 (900-00079) Medical Aviation Services
G-EHAA
G-EKIR Piper PA-28-161 (2841157)
(G-GALL) Piper PA-38-112 (38-78A0025) ..bare metal
G-GFCA Piper PA-28-161 (2841100)
G-HCCL Beech B200GT (BY-142)
G-ILTS Piper PA-32-300 (32-7940217)
G-KNCG Piper PA-32-301FT (3232017)
G-LHXL Robinson R44 (1702) Lloyd Helicopters Europe
G-LHXL
G-MACN Cirrus Design SR-22 (3603)
G-MAKS Cirrus Design SR-22 (0367)
G-MDPI Agusta A-109A-2 (7393)
G-MSPT Eurocopter EC135T2 (0361)
G-OHAM Robinson R44 (10743)
G-OOMA Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116030)
G-OPSS Cirrus Design SR-20 (1458)
G-PCOP Beech B200 (BB-1860)
G-RAWS Rotorway Exec (6492/6978)
G-TEKK Tecnam P.2006T (064)
M-TOMS Pilatus PC-12/47E (1275)
M-TOMS
N208AJ Cessna 208B (208B-0711) Aerodynamics
N208AJ
N215DS Diamond DA 40 (40.829)
N797KK Bombardier Global Express (9290)
N8163P Cirrus Design SR-20 (1391)
N902SR Cirrus Design SR-22 (2356)

Cheltenham Racecourse Heliport 12:00-15:00

EI-LAD Robinson R-44 Raven II (10779)
EI-LAD
G-BLGV Bell 206B Jet Ranger II (982) Heliflight
G-BPRI Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil II (5181) Excel Charter
G-BPRI
G-CEYF Eurocopter EC.135T1 (0115) Starspeed
G-CEYF
G-CEYU Aerospatiale SA.365N1 Dauphin II (6298) Multiflight
G-CEYU
G-CGGS Robinson R-44 Raven II (12967)
G-CGGS
G-DPJR Sikorsky S-76B (760352) Premiair Aviation Services
G-DPJR
G-EMHC Agusta A.109E Power (11721) East Midlands Helicopters
G-EMHC
G-HBJT Eurocopter EC.155B1 Dauphin II (6807) Starspeed
G-HBJT
G-HCFC Agusta A.109E Power (11011) Castle Air Ltd/AgustaWestland
G-HCFC
G-HVER Robinson R-44 Raven II (11754)
G-HVER
G-HVRZ Eurocopter EC.120B Colibri (1338)
G-HVRZ
G-IOOZ Agusta A.109S Grand (22090)
G-IOOZ
G-KHCG Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil II (5193)
G-KHCG
G-KLNK Eurocopter EC.135P2+ (0550)
G-KLNK
G-LBDC Bell 206B Jet Ranger III (3806)
G-LCPL Aerospatiale AS.365N2 Dauphin II (6393) Starspeed
G-LCPL
G-LHXL Robinson R-44 Raven (1702) Lloyd Helicopters Europe
G-MCAN Agusta A.109S Grand (22021)
G-MCAN
G-MDDT Robinson R-44 Raven II (11474)
G-MDPI Agusta A.109A II (7393)
G-MDPI
G-NIVA Eurocopter EC.155B1 Dauphin II (6642) Capital Aviation Services
G-OASP Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil II (5479) Helicopter Services
G-OASP
G-OHCP Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil II (5249)
G-OHCP
G-OMGH Robinson R-44 Raven II (10259)
G-OMGH
G-OPAH Eurocopter EC.135T2+ (0635)
G-OPAH
G-PBWR Agusta A.109S Grand (22050)
G-PBWR
G-SENS Eurocopter EC.135T2+ (0833) Eurocopter UK
G-SENS
G-SLAR Agusta A.109C (7649)
G-SLAR
G-SMDJ Eurocopter AS.350B2 Ecureuil  (3187)
G-SMDJ
G-STGR Agusta A.109S Grand (22027)
G-STGR
G-TOPC Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil II (5313)
G-TOPC
G-TRAW Agusta A.109E Power (11084) Castle Air Ltd
G-TRAW
G-URSA Sikorsky S-76C (760699)
G-URSA
G-VGMC Eurocopter AS.355N Ecureuil II (5693)
G-VGMC
G-VVBA Aerospatiale AS.355F2 Ecureuil II (5463)
G-VVBA
G-WELY Agusta A.109E Power (11710) Titan Airways
G-WELY
G-WIIZ Agusta-Bell AB.206B (8111) Tiger Helicopters
G-WIIZ
G-WOFM Agusta A.109E Power (11678)
G-XJCB Sikorsky S-76C++ (760616)
G-XJCB
G-XLLL Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil II (5033) Excel Charter
G-XLLL
G-ZIPE Agusta A.109E Power (11798)
G-ZIPE
M-EXPL Eurocopter AS.355N Twinstar (5667)
M-EXPL
M-IDAS Agusta A.109E Power (11112)
M-IDAS
M-ONTY Sikorsky S-76C (760696)
M-ONTY
N109TF Agusta A.109A II (7328)
N109TF

Seen overhead into Staverton were:
CS-DSB Dassault Falcon 7X (43) Netjets
G-PROO Hawker 4000 (RC-34)

Kemble - liners only

Northside

(F-GHQP) Airbus A320-211 (0337) Air France c/s
F-GIXI Boeing 737-348F (23809) France Airpost c/s
G-OGBD Boeing 737-3L9 (27833) bmi baby c/s
G-ZITZ Aerospatiale AS.355F2 (5135) HH Helicopters
G-ZITZ
(N25AG) Lockheed Jetstar 2 (5202) Aircraft Salvage International
N25AG
PR-MAJ Airbus A320-232 (1818)
PR-MAJ
TF-AMG Boeing 747-422 (25380) Air Atlanta Icelandic, Corsairfly c/s (ex F-HKIS)
TF-AMG
(VN-A190) Boeing 737-4H6 (27383) Jetstar Pacific c/s

Scrapping area (Belfast apron)

(B-HOX) Boeing 747-467 (24955) Cathay c/s
B-5091 Boeing 737-705 (29091) Lucky Air c/s
B-5092 Boeing 737-705 (29092) Lucky Air c/s
OY-EDO Boeing 737-548 (25738) Rossiya c/s
VN-A191 Boeing 737-4H6 (27306) Jetstar Pacific c/s
VN-A191

Southside

(B-HOT) Boeing 747-467 (24851) Cathay c/s
CS-TQL Airbus A340-312 (133) ex HiFly
EI-OZI Airbus A300B4-203F (219) DHL c/s
G-MKCA Boeing 747-2B5BF (22482) MK Airlines c/s
G-MKGA Boeing 747-2R7F (21650) MK Airlines c/s