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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, 27 September 2013

24-26/09/13 - Damyns Hall - Helitech - Thurrock - Mildenhall

StuC's trip to Helitech.


Damyns Hall - 11:20-15:30

G-AYBR Jodel D.112 (1259)
G-BSRH Pitts S-1C Special (LS-2)
G-CBGW Thruster T600N 450JAB (0121-T600N-058)
G-CBHP Corby CJ-1 Starlet (PFA 134-12498)
G-CBSV Bensen B.8MR (PFA G/01A-1314)
G-CCKO P & M Aviation Pegasus (7982)
G-CDAA P & M Aviation Pegasus (8069)
G-CDFK Jabiru SP (PFA 274A-14144)
G-CDKP Jabiru UL (0636)
G-CECG Jabiru UL (0661)
G-CEKD Flight Design CTSW (06-11-05)
G-CEPL/P9398/KL-B Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire Mk.26 (PFA 324-14507)
G-CEVU I.C.P. MXP-740 Savannah (BMAA/HB/552)
G-CFIO Cessna 172S (172S-9079)
G-CGBM Flight Design CTSW (09-06-06)
G-ICDM Jabiru UL (PFA 274A-14436)
G-JABE Jabiru UL (0657)
G-JMAL Jabiru UL (0669)
G-LEXX Van's RV-8 (PFA 303-13896)
G-LUBY Jabiru J430 (PFA 336-14605)
G-MVJP Solar Wings Pegasus (SW-WQ-0118)
G-MTFG AMF Chevvron 2-32C (CH.004) overflight from local strip
G-MYSW Solar Wings Pegasus (6834)
G-MZEE Solar Wings Pegasus (7245)
G-NEMO Raj Hamsa X Air (BMAA/HB/158)
G-OMSA Flight Design CTSW (D-09-10-07)
G-OOFE Thruster T600N 450 (0036-T600N-087)
G-ORCA Van's RV-4 (PFA 181-12924)
G-PLAR Van's RV-9A (PFA 320-14459)
G-ROCO Aviasud Sirocco (09/001)
G-RVEI Van's RV-8 (LAA 303-14961)
G-RVGA Van's RV-6A (PFA 181-13079)
G-SDAT Flight Design CTSW (07-03-21)
G-STUN TL Ultralight TL-2000 (LAA 347-14897)
G-TTAT I.C.P. MXP-740 Savannah VG (BMAA/HB/592)
G-UMMY Best Off Skyranger (BMAA/HB/437)
G-YYRO Magni M-16C (16-10-5654)
G-ZAAP Czech Aircraft Works SportCruiser (PFA 338-14663)


Excel Centre Helitech 2013

D-HADW Eurocopter EC145T-2 (20002) Eurocopter Germany
F-WGYP Eurocopter EC.130T2 (7069) Eurocopter France
G-CHWJ Guimbal G-2 Cabri (1052)
"G-IRDM" Robinson R22 Beta (0736)
G-JESP Eurocopter EC145C-2 (9570) Eurocopter UK
G-JPAL Eurocopter AS.355N (5692)
G-LNCT McD-D Helicopters MD-902 (900-00134) Police Aviation Services
G-MRRR McD-D Helicopters 369E (0473E)
G-NIPL Eurocopter AS.350B3 (7604)
G-PERF Eurocopter EC120B (1673)
G-RIDB Bell Helicopters 429 (57105) National Grid Electricity Transmission
G-XOIL Eurocopter AS.355N (5627) Premiair Aviation Services
I-PTFF AgustaWestland AW189 (49005) AgustaWestland SpA
M-YMCM Bell Helicopters 429 (47107)
N66UK Robinson R66 (0017) Sloan Helicopters
SE-HJR Guimbal G-2 (1011)
ZR339 AgustaWestland AW101 Mk.641 (50243) AgustaWestland
ZS-EOS AgustaWestland 139 (31502)
Eurocopter EC.175 FSM Eurocopter France

London City - 11:00-12:00

CS-DXW Cessna 560 (560-5787) NetJets Europe
D-CINS Learjet 45 (45-347) Aero Dienst
EI-RJB British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2330) Cityjet
EI-RJZ British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2326) Cityjet
EI-RNE Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000520) Alitalia Cityliner
G-BWIR Dornier Do.328-110 (3023) Suckling Airways
G-BYMK Dornier Do.328-110 (3062) Suckling Airways
G-EUNB Airbus A318-112 (4039) British Airways
G-LCYD Embraer Emb-170-100LR (17000294) BA Cityflyer
G-LCYF Embraer Emb-170-100LR (17000298) BA Cityflyer
G-LCYG Embraer Emb-170-100LR (17000300) BA Cityflyer
G-LCYJ Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000339) BA Cityflyer
G-LCYK Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000343) BA Cityflyer
G-LCYN Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000392) BA Cityflyer
G-LCYR Embraer Emb-190-100SR (19000563) BA Cityflyer
HB-JSM Dassault Falcon 7X (181) Jet Aviation Business Jets
I-PBRA Dassault Falcon 50EX (339) Sirio
LX-LGM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG (4425) Luxair
N685DC Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (232)
OO-VLL Fokker F-50 (20144) Cityjet

Damyns Hall - extras only

G-ROVY Robinson R22 (2957)
G-TRYX Enstrom 480B (5083)
HA-LFQ Aerospatiale SA.342L Gazelle (1854)

Upminster Task Force Paintball

G-OFLT Embraer Emb-110P1 Bandeirante (110211)

Thurrock - not spotter friendly, view from adjacent bridleway

G-ATNV Piper PA-24-260 (24-4350)
G-AWSL Piper PA-28-180 (28-4907)
G-AXHO Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B077)
G-BAVB Reims-Cessna F.172M (0965)
G-BCDY Reims-Cessna FRA.150L (0237)
G-BEBN Cessna 177B (177-01631)
G-BEYV Cessna T.210M (210-61583)
G-BEZP Piper PA-32-300 (32-7740087)
G-BFRS Reims-Cessna F.172N (1555)
G-BHJF Socata TB-10 (83)
G-BJKF Socata TB-9 (240)
G-BOLY Cessna 172N (172-69004)
G-BOMY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216049)
G-BYDV Van's RV-6 (PFA 181-13264)
G-BZMB Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837144)
G-ENOA Reims-Cessna F.172F (0138)
G-IANC Socata TB-10 (150)
G-KIMK Partenavia P.68B (27)
G-RONG Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7335148)
G-RVGA Van's RV-6A (PFA 181-13079)
G-SIXD Piper PA-32-300 (32-7140007)
N22NN Cessna 182P (182-63497)


Mildenhall - 09:30-13:00

58-0067 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17812) 185 ARW/174 ARS
58-0104 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17849) 108 ARS
59-1492/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17980) 100 ARW/351 ARS
64-14854 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4038) 352 SOG/67 SOS
74-1677 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4643) Afghan Air Force
84-0110 Learjet C-21A (35-556) 86 AW
87-0023 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5091) 352 SOG/7 SOS
88-0195 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5134) 352 SOG/7 SOS
88-1803 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5173) 352 SOG/7 SOS
91-0302/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1209) 48 FW
91-0316/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1223) 48 FW
91-0317/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1224) 48 FW
91-0318/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1225) 48 FW
91-0321/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1228) 48 FW
96-0202/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1335) 48 FW
97-0222/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1360) 48 FW
98-0131/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1361) 48 FW
98-0133/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1363) 48 FW
98-0134/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1364) 48 FW
98-0135/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1365) 48 FW
00-3001/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1367) 48 FW
09-6210 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5659) 352 SOG/67 SOS
11-0058 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1037) 352 SOG/7 SOS

N272WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 (48437) World Airways

Sunday, 22 September 2013

22/09/13 - Heathrow - Luton

Day 1 of RichTs trip to Helitech.


4K-AZ78 Airbus A320 (2853) Azerbaijan Airlines
4R-ALJ Airbus A330 (456) SriLankan Airlines
5B-DCL Airbus A320 (2334) Cyprus Airways
5N-JIC Airbus A330 (891) Arik Air
7T-VKB Boeing 737NG (34165) Air Algerie
9K-AMD Airbus A300 (719) Kuwait Airways
9M-MNB Airbus A380 (081) Malaysia Airlines
9V-SKG Airbus A380 (019) Singapore Airlines
9V-SKT Airbus A380 (092) Singapore Airlines
9V-SWB Boeing 777 (33377) Singapore Airlines
A6-EDG Airbus A380 (023) Emirates
A6-EDL Airbus A380 (046) Emirates
A6-EDW Airbus A380 (103) Emirates
A6-EDX Airbus A380 (105) Emirates
A6-EHK Airbus A340 (1030) Etihad
A7-BCL Boeing 787 (38330) Qatar Airways
A9C-KD Airbus A330 (287) Gulf Air
B-16709 Boeing 777 (33753) EVA Air
B-2032 Boeing 777 (38671) Air China
B-2732 Boeing 787 (34926) China Southern Airlines
B-5920 Airbus A330 (1375) China Eastern Airlines
B-KPL Boeing 777 (36161) Cathay Pacific Airways
B-KQC Boeing 777 (39236) Cathay Pacific Airways
B-LIE Boeing 747 (36870) Cathay Pacific Airways
CN-RGH Boeing 737NG (36828) Royal Air Maroc
CS-TNI Airbus A320 (0982) TAP Portugal
D-AIBD Airbus A319 (4455) Lufthansa
D-AIZA Airbus A320 (4097) Lufthansa
D-AIZV Airbus A320 (5658) Lufthansa
D-AKNK Airbus A319 (1077) GermanWings
EC-JBA Airbus A340 (606) Iberia
EC-JQZ Airbus A321 (2736) Iberia
EC-LAB Airbus A320 (2761) Vueling Airlines
EC-LRZ Airbus A319 (3700) Vueling Airlines
EI-DTF Airbus A320 (3906) Alitalia
EI-ETX Boeing 737NG (29359) Transaero Airlines
EI-IXI Airbus A321 (0494) Alitalia
F-GTAU Airbus A321 (3814) Air France
G-BMRF Boeing 757 (24101) DHL Air
G-XLEB Airbus A380 (121) British Airways
HL7700 Boeing 777 (30859) Asiana Airlines
HL8218 Boeing 777 (37649) Korean Air
HZ-AKA Boeing 777 (28344) Saudia
I-BIXM Airbus A321 (0514) Alitalia
J-756 Gulfstream 450 (4090) Pakistan Air Force
JA735J Boeing 777 (32434) Japan Airlines
JA785A Boeing 777 (37951) All Nippon Airways
JY-AIE Airbus A330 (970) Royal Jordanian Airlines
LN-RGF Boeing 737NG (38038) SAS
LN-RPO Boeing 737NG (30467) SAS
LN-RRT Boeing 737NG (28326) SAS
N718AN Boeing 777 (41665) American Airlines
N723AN Boeing 777 (33125) American Airlines
N833MH Boeing 767 (29706) Delta
OE-LBI Airbus A320 (1937) Austrian Airlines
OO-SSA Airbus A319 (2392) Brussels Airlines
OY-KAM Airbus A320 (2911) SAS
OY-KAN Airbus A320 (2958) SAS
OY-KHE McDonnell MD-82 (49604) SAS
PH-EZU Embraer Emb190 (19000522) KLM Cityhopper
PT-MSV Boeing 767 (40593) TAM Brasil
PT-MUA Boeing 777 (37664) TAM Brasil
S2-AFP Boeing 777 (40123) Biman Bangladesh Airlines
SE-REU Boeing 737NG (33005) SAS
SE-REX Boeing 737NG (33418) SAS
SP-LLE Boeing 737 (27914) LOT Charters
SU-GDS Airbus A330 (1143) Egypt Air
TC-JRC Airbus A321 (2999) THY - Turkish Airlines
TS-IMG Airbus A320 (0390) Tunisair
VQ-BNS Airbus A330 (1264) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-ALK Boeing 777 (36309) Air India
VT-ANJ Boeing 787 (36281) Air India
VT-JEK Boeing 777 (35165) Jet Airways
VT-JEM Boeing 777 (35162) THY - Turkish Airlines


A6-AAG Canadair Challenger 605 (5739) Gulf Wings
A6-FLH Gulfstream 450 (4155) Falcon Aviation Services
B-8028 Dassault Falcon 7X (101)
C-FSEP Canadair Challenger 605 (5861) Image Air Charter Ltd
CS-DKC Gulfstream 550 (5057) NetJets Europe
D-AEAG Airbus A300 (621) European Air Transport
D-AJOY Canadair Regional Jet (8069) Elytra Charter
D-CGEP Gulfstream 150 (287) Windrose Air Charter
D-FFAH Pilatus PC-12 (677) Fresena Flug GmbH
EC-HVQ Cessna Citationjet (525-0436) Gestair Executive Jet SA
EC-KRN Gulfstream 200 (188) Sur Aviation SL
G-DAGS Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A0501) Air Charter Scotland Ltd
G-EDCM Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A0213) Air Charter Scotland (Holdings) Ltd
G-LALE Embraer Emb135 (14501017) London Executive Aviation Ltd
G-LEAB Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0073) London Executive Aviation Ltd
G-LEGC Embraer Emb135 (14501025) London Executive Aviation Ltd
G-PPBA Embraer Emb135 (14501160) TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd
G-SANL Canadair Global Express (9333) Sanctuary Aviation LLP
G-SYNA Embraer Emb135 (14501127) London Executive Aviation Ltd
G-THFC Embraer Emb135 (14500954) London Executive Aviation Ltd
G-YEDC Cessna Citationjet 3 (525B0162) Air Charter Scotland Ltd
HB-JKF Gulfstream 450 (4203) Nomad Aviation AG
HB-VWF Cessna Citationjet (525-0650) Swiss Eagle AG
I-SEAS Dassault Falcon 900EX (192) Servizi Aerei SpA
LX-AMB Dassault Falcon 7X (118) Global Jet Luxembourg SA
M-CLAB Canadair Challenger 300 (20271) Proair Charter Transport
M-MDDE Canadair Challenger 604 (5598) Fielding Overseas Ltd
M-SAWO Gulfstream 550 (5050) Avcon Jet AG
M-YNNS Dassault Falcon 7X (082) NS Falcon Ltd
M-YULI Canadair Global Express (9283) Primevalue Trading Ltd
N282Q Gulfstream 550 (5090) GF Management Co LLC
N36PN Grumman Gulfstream 2 (042) B&G Leasing LLC
N448E Canadair Challenger 604 (5601) Midland Financial Co
N452NS Gulfstream 450 (4094) Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee
N498YY Cessna Citationjet (525-0498) Triangle Aviation Inc Trustee
N512TF Dassault Falcon 900EX (184) SkyPower Express Airways
N517DW Gulfstream 550 (5417) Colleen Corp
N605GF Canadair Challenger 605 (5766) Global Fleet 605 Inc
N687FE Airbus A300 (873) FedEx Express
N850PG Grumman Gulfstream 3 (445) Skybird USA Inc
N94924 Gulfstream 550 (5255) 94924 LLC
OE-FHA Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0081) GlobeAir AG
OE-FZA Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0144) GlobeAir AG
OE-INC Canadair Global 5000 (9168) Global Jet Austria GmbH
OE-ISA Canadair Regional Jet (8043) Avcon Jet AG
P4-AEG Embraer Emb135 (14501111) AEG Air
P4-IKF Dassault Falcon 2000 (227) Ikaros Aviation AVV
VH-JGB Embraer ERJ-135LR (145728)
VH-LAW Canadair Global Express (9299) Walker Air Services Pty Ltd
VP-BGT Canadair Challenger 605 (5876)
VP-BHR Grumman Gulfstream 3 (346) Saudi Oger - Aviation Dept
VP-BNE Gulfstream 550 (5051)
VP-BSA Gulfstream 450 (4115)
VP-CAQ Boeing 737 (22431) Jet Connections Ltd
YU-SMK Cessna Citation Excel (560-5641) Prince Aviation