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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:
    Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

    Header Picture: (ES-AAP) Tupolev Tu-134A-3 (38020) of the Tallinn Airport Fire Service on 22/10/17 (credit Trevor Read)

    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
    52-2044

    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

    Staunton

    LV-BOR Douglas MD-88 (49929) Stored/Austral
    LV-BOR
    N195MC Embraer Emb505 Phenom 300 (50500095) Huntington National Bank
    N195MC
    N226GR Grumman G-64 Albatross (359) Skybound Inc
    N226GR
    N49LD Cessna Citation Encore (560-0803) McKee Foods Transportation LLC
    N49LD
    N769DA Boeing 767 (23212) Stored/Dynamic Aviation Group
    N769DA
    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)
    148543
    164346/AD-110 Grumman F-14D Tomcat (621)
    164346
    61-7968 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (2019)
    61-7968
    68-16623 Bell UH-1V Iroquois (11282)
    68-16623
    70-0966/VA LTV A-7D Corsair II (D-112)
    70-0966
    N1916S/B9913 Spad VII Replica (B9913)
    N1916S
    N133BU Bucker Bu.133C Jungmeister (251)
    N133BU
    N1926 Heath LNA-40 Super Parasol (31919)
    N1926
    N200XQ QAC Quickie Tri-Q 200 (2725)
    N200XQ
    N2975 Curtiss 1C Jenny (450)
    N2975
    N42535 Piper J.3C-65 Cub (14812)
    N42535
    N532N Curtiss-Wright Robin J-1D (733)
    N532N
    N831W Brunner Winkle Bird A (2025-96)
    N831W
    N9040N Pietenpol Air Camper (410)
    N9040N
    NC12329 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 6000 (2009)
    NC12329
    NC12628 Taylor Brothers E/2 Cub (33)
    NC12628
    NC14640 Aeronca C-3 Collegian (A.526)
    NC14640
    NC16099 Vultee V-1AD Special (25)
    NC16099
    NC17740 Waco YOC (4279)
    NC17740
    N19123 Fairchild F.24G Argus (2983)
    NC19123
    NC21135 Stinson SR-10G Reliant (5903)
    NC21135
    NC3835 Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing (9)
    NC3835
    NC6282 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 2000 (721)
    NC6282
    NC766V Fleet 1 (347)
    NC766V
    NC77552 Piper J.3C-65 Cub (22043)
    NC77552
    NX237/140 Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket (187)
    NX237
    NX8006 Fairchild FC-2W2 (140)
    NX8006

    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)

    Washington-Dulles

    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