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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.

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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.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

03/02/13 - Château-d'Oex 35th Festival International de Ballons

Many thanks to Paul Dopson for his log and pictures.
Paul says "We arrived Friday PM and it was torrential rain until gone midnight, then snow all the way through Saturday (we flew a toy balloon!). Snow stopped around 0300 on Sunday and the weather improved as the day went on, but the wind picked up which meant we couldn't get the hoppers out, even regular balloons were having an exciting inflation. I think these are all the runners and riders but may have missed one or two whilst I flew."
Balloons and the Alps
Sunshine and snow

3A-MBS Ultramagic M-105 (105/169)
F-GSGE Cameron Z-120 (10628)
F-GSGE Cameron Z-120
F-GSYI Ultramagic M-145 (145/56)
F-GZEP Cameron A-77 (10305)
F-HCDL Kubicek BB34Z "Lady Joker" (663)
F-HCDL Kubicek BB34Z "Lady Joker"
F-HCDT Kubicek BB51Z (515)
F-HEMA Kubicek BB26E (689)
F-HRIS Cameron Z-275 (11720)
G-CEJI Lindstrand LBL-105A (1144)
G-HHPM Cameron Z-105 (11534)
G-JMJR Cameron Z-90 "Bear" (10611)
G-JMJR Cameron Z-90
G-PIPY Cameron Pipe (3815) ..very short tether only
G-TOPB Cameron Z-140 (11718)
G-TOPB Cameron Z-140
G-TUTU Cameron O-105 (10659)
G-TUTU Cameron O-105
G-XPDA Cameron Z-120 (11038)
HB-BYC Thunder & Colt Airship AS 105 MkII (2313)
HB-BYC Thunder & Colt Airship
HB-QAU Ultramagic M-130 (130/10)
HB-QAU Ultramagic M-130
HB-QGF Cameron "Orbiter" (4748)
HB-QLG Cameron Z-180 (10883)
HB-QLG Cameron Z-180
HB-QLK Cameron Z-105 "Asimo" (10858)
HB-QLK Cameron Z-105
HB-QLR Cameron Z-105 (10907)
HB-QLS Cameron Z-77 (10932)
HB-QLS Cameron Z-77
HB-QLW Cameron Z-120 (10936)
HB-QLW Cameron Z-120
HB-QMM Kubicek BB37N (478)
HB-QOW Cameron Z-120 (11373)
HB-QOW Cameron Z-120
HB-QPB Cameron Z-140 (10899)
HB-QPI Cameron Z-315 (11470)
HB-QPI Cameron Z-315
HB-QPR Cameron Z-180 (11595)
HB-QPR Cameron Z-180
HB-QPV Ultramagic Ecoballoon (145/80)
HB-QPV Ultramagic ECO-Balloon
HB-QSP Kubicek BB20GP (381)
HB-QTZ Cameron Z-105 (11635)
HB-QVM Ultramagic M-145 (145/81)
HB-QVM Ultramagic M-145
I-RIKY Thunder & Colt AX-77 (895)
JA-A1180 Cameron N-105 (10503)
JA-A1180 Cameron N-105
JA-A1242 Cameron Z-105 "Asimo"
JA-A1242 Cameron Z-105 Honda twins
N2803N Aerostar S-60A (S60A-3014)
N71087 Balloon Works Firefly 8B-15 (F8B-482)
OO-BAW Ultramagic N-180 (180/105)
OO-BAW Ultramagic N-180
OO-BCB Ultramagic M-160 (160/56)
OO-BCU Schroeder Fire Balloon G.45/24 (900)
OO-BGM Cameron Z-90 "Tolfy" (11514)
OO-BHQ Ultramagic N-250 (250/17)
OO-BWG Ultramagic N-300 (300/41)
OO-BWG Ultramagic N-300
OO-BZU Ultramagic M-105 (105/139)
SE-ZLK Kubicek BB-S "Hare" (664)

"We pulled the following two hoppers out to fly but the wind picked up so
they never made it out of the bags in the afternoon."
I-B015 Bonanno "Bubble"
N995LB Zing LB-45 "Joelly bee" (ZA-003)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

22/01/13 - Washington-Dulles - Front Royal - Bridgewater Air Park - Staunton

The East Coaster continues with a trip out to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Washington-Dulles - morning

A6-EWC Boeing 777 (35576) Emirates
A7-BAF Boeing 777 (37661) Qatar Airways
C-GLQH DHC-8 (4225) Porter Airlines
ET-ANP Boeing 777 (40772) Ethiopian Airlines
N11547 Embraer Emb145 (145563) United Express
N13913 Embraer Emb145 (145438) United Express
N13968 Embraer Emb145 (145138) United Express
N160QS Canadair Global Express (9475) Bank Of Utah Trustee
N17169 Embraer Emb145 (14500844) ExpressJet
N174GJ Canadair CRJ-700 (10296) United Express
N1850X Beech King Air 200 (BB-0946) Wings To Go Leasing Co Inc
N18556 Embraer Emb145 (145595) United Express
N212FX Bell 429 (57055) City Of Fairfax
N253QS Dassault Falcon 2000 (153) NetJets
N262TX Beechjet 400 (RK-464) Elliott Aviation Aircraft Sales Inc
N265QS Dassault Falcon 2000 (165) NetJets
N27XL Cessna Citation Excel (560-6096) Branch Banking & Trust Co
N296L Learjet 60 (60-296) LR60 296 Florida Holdings Inc
N313BH Learjet 45 (45-108) Wal-Mart Stores Inc
N313QS Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0140) NetJets
N420XJ Saab 340 (420) Silver Airways
N448H HS/Bae/Raytheon 125 (258907) Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee
N505MJ Canadair CRJ-700 (10070) United Express
N506MJ Canadair CRJ-700 (10073) United Express
N520DG Beech King Air 200 (BB-1753) Danzer Veneer America Inc
N520TA Airbus A319 (3248) TACA International Airlines
N523MV Learjet 60 (60-154) N523MV LLV
N555TF Gulfstream 450 (4080) Master Four LLC
N566QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5825) NetJets
N573QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5827) NetJets
N58CG Dassault Falcon 900EX (047) Corning Aviation
N605ML Raytheon Hawker 750 (HB-068) JSM Holdings LLC
N608FB Beech King Air 90 (LJ-0878) Fort Bedford Air Inc
N608MM Cessna Citationjet (525-0104) TAG Aviation LLC
N623QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5299) NetJets
N624QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5302) NetJets
N639RW Embraer Emb170 (17000057) United Express
N68052 Douglas DC-10 (47806) FedEx Express
N683QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5643) NetJets
N700EV Socata TBM700 (287) MG Air Transport LLC
N701CR Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0176) Globe Leasing Inc
N71NE Gulfstream 4 (1174) Bank Of Utah Trustee
N730FL Cessna Citation X (750-0078) Flight Options
N749US Airbus A319 (1313) US Airways
N793JB Airbus A320 (4647) JetBlue Airways
N82BE IAI Astra Jet (113) BEF Management Inc
N854UA Airbus A319 (1731) United Airlines
N894QS Raytheon Hawker 900XP (HA-0005) NetJets
N900WC Beech King Air 90 (LJ-0907) Chandler Aviation Inc
ZS-SXD Airbus A340 (643) South African Airways

Front Royal

52-2044 North American F-86H Sabre (187-70) Preserved

Bridgewater Air Park

N23W Beech King Air 90 (LW-230) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N39U Beech King Air 90 (LW-109) Dynamic Aviation Group Inc ..fuselage only
N41R Beech King Air 200 (BC-31) Dynamic Aviation Group Inc ..fuselage only
N49FE DHC-8 (241) Choice Turbine LLC
N55A Beech King Air 200 (BL-055) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N58Q Beech King Air 200 (BL-008) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N72J Beech King Air 90 (LM-072) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N72L Beech King Air 90 (LM-019) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N75N Beech King Air 90 (LM-057) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N75V Beech King Air 90 (LM-103) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N75Z Beech King Air 90 (LM-061) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N78D Beech King Air 90 (LM-078) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N80R Beech King Air 90 (LM-021) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N85Z Beech King Air 90 (LM-009) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N87E Beech King Air 90 (LM-005) Dynamic Aviation Group Inc
N880DH DHC-8 (206) Fayard Enterprises LLC
N89N Beech King Air 90 (LM-034) Dynamic Avlease Inc
N91S Beech King Air 90 (LU-15) Dynamic Avlease Inc
unmarked Beech King Air (unknown) ..fuselage only
unmarked Beech King Air (unknown) ..fuselage only


LV-BOR Douglas MD-88 (49929) Stored/Austral
N195MC Embraer Emb505 Phenom 300 (50500095) Huntington National Bank
N226GR Grumman G-64 Albatross (359) Skybound Inc
N49LD Cessna Citation Encore (560-0803) McKee Foods Transportation LLC
N769DA Boeing 767 (23212) Stored/Dynamic Aviation Group
N8300F DHC-8 (338) Dynamic Avlease Inc/US Army
N897JM Douglas DC-9 (47592) Stored/Dynamic Jetlease LLC

Saturday, 2 February 2013

23/01/13 - Richmond - Quantico - Washington-Dulles

The Tregears East Coaster continues.

Richmond IAP - Richmond Aviation Museum

148543/NP-694 Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (12736)
164346/AD-110 Grumman F-14D Tomcat (621)
61-7968 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (2019)
68-16623 Bell UH-1V Iroquois (11282)
70-0966/VA LTV A-7D Corsair II (D-112)
N1916S/B9913 Spad VII Replica (B9913)
N133BU Bucker Bu.133C Jungmeister (251)
N1926 Heath LNA-40 Super Parasol (31919)
N200XQ QAC Quickie Tri-Q 200 (2725)
N2975 Curtiss 1C Jenny (450)
N42535 Piper J.3C-65 Cub (14812)
N532N Curtiss-Wright Robin J-1D (733)
N831W Brunner Winkle Bird A (2025-96)
N9040N Pietenpol Air Camper (410)
NC12329 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 6000 (2009)
NC12628 Taylor Brothers E/2 Cub (33)
NC14640 Aeronca C-3 Collegian (A.526)
NC16099 Vultee V-1AD Special (25)
NC17740 Waco YOC (4279)
N19123 Fairchild F.24G Argus (2983)
NC21135 Stinson SR-10G Reliant (5903)
NC3835 Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing (9)
NC6282 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 2000 (721)
NC766V Fleet 1 (347)
NC77552 Piper J.3C-65 Cub (22043)
NX237/140 Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket (187)
NX8006 Fairchild FC-2W2 (140)

Quantico MCAF - National Museum of the Marine Corps

231 AAI RQ-2B Pioneer UAV (unknown)
154760 Bell UH-1E Iroquois (06145)
153986 Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight (2337)
A-4160 Curtis JN-4HG Jenny Replica (unknown)
A-6184/102 Dayton Wright DH-4M Replica (unknown)
152080 Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (13468)
12114 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (3809)
(N3456G)/123526 Grumman F-9F-2 Panther (K-228)
(N1952M)/85890 Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (2709)
161396 McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier (512001)
(N5182V)/124344 Sikorsky HO3S-1 Dragonfly (51-201)
127828 Sikorsky HRS-1 Chickasaw (55-066)
A-3843 Thomas Morse S.4B Scout (unknown)
(N5214V)/97369 Vought F4U-4 Corsair (9523)
13459 Vought FG-1A Corsair (2495)
1018/I-13 Yokosuka MXY-7 (unknown)


D-ABVT Boeing 747 (28287) Lufthansa
G-VUFO Airbus A330 (1352) Virgin Atlantic Airways
N12167 Embraer Emb145 (14500834) ExpressJet
N14953 Embraer Emb145 (145071) United Express
N15555 Embraer Emb145 (145594) United Express
N15912 Embraer Emb145 (145439) United Express
N1FE Canadair Global Express (9091) Federal Express Leasing Corp
N39450 Boeing 737NG (40004) United Airlines
N328NG DHC-8 (4328) Republic Airlines
N365PH DHC-8 (526) United Express
N404UA Airbus A320 (0450) United Airlines
N439UA Airbus A320 (0683) United Airlines
N505MJ Canadair CRJ-700 (10070) United Express
N515MJ Canadair CRJ-700 (10117) United Express
N73256 Boeing 737NG (30611) United Airlines
N820AS Canadair Regional Jet (7188) United Express
N832HK Embraer Emb145 (145771) United Express
N8960A Canadair Regional Jet (7960) Delta Connection
N909EV Canadair Regional Jet (7658) Delta Connection
PH-AOB Airbus A330 (686) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines