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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

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

05-06/11/13 - Cranwell - Coningsby - Waddington - Holbeach - Mildenhall - Cambridge - Luton - Booker - Oxford - Kemble

Ian, Stu and Jugs had an autumn couple of days out.

Tuesday 5th November

Cranwell - 08:00

XS710/O Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25012) Dumped
ZK451/K Beech B200 Super King Air (BB-1830) 45 (R) Sqn
ZK454/N Beech B200 Super King Air (BB-1835) 45 (R) Sqn
ZK455/O Beech B200 Super King Air (BB-1836) 45 (R) Sqn
ZK456/P Beech B200 Super King Air (BB-1837) 45 (R) Sqn

Coningsby - 08:30-12:15

EN398/JE-J Supermarine Spitfire IX FSM (Unknown) Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
FB-14 General Dynamics F-16BM Falcon (6J-14) Belgian Air Component/10 Wing, overshoot as "Belgian Air Force 501"
G-FRAW Dassault Falcon 20C (114) Cobham Leasing Ltd
XR753/XI English Electric Lightning F.6 (95218) Preserved
XS897/"XP765"/A English Electric Lightning F.6 (95243) Preserved
XW924/G British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712079) Preserved
ZA600/EB-G BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS039) 41 (R) Sqn "Viking"
ZA614/EB-Z BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS050) 41 (R) Sqn "Viking"
ZJ800/BC Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT001) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZJ803/BA Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT004) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZJ804/BM Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT005) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZJ810/BI Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT011) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZJ814/BH Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT015) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZJ815/EB-H Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT016) 41 (R) Sqn "Rebel 57" recent code change
ZJ910/BV Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS001) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZJ911/BZ Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS002) 29 (R) OCU Sqn "Rampage 12", tech on start-up
ZJ933/DF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS024) 11 Sqn
ZJ936/QO-C Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS027) 41 (R) Sqn
ZJ946/EB-A Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS039) 41 (R) Sqn "Apollo 01"
ZJ947/EB-L Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS040) 41 (R) Sqn "Apollo 02"
ZK303/AX Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT017) 41 (R) Sqn
ZK306/BT Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS057) 29 (R) OCU Sqn "Typhoon 50"
ZK307/BU Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS058) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZK323/DN Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS084) 11 Sqn "Rampage 11"
ZK332/EB-J Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS093) 41 (R) Sqn "Apollo 03"
ZK379/BB Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT024) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
ZK380/BG Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT025) 29 (R) OCU Sqn

Waddington - 13:00-14:00, stumbled on the Air Combat Power Visit (ACPV)

G-LNCT McD-D Helicopters MD-902 (900-00134) Police Aviation Services/Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
XM607 Avro Vulcan B.2A (SET71) Preserved
XR770/AA English Electric Lightning F.6 (95235) Preserved
XZ608 Westland Lynx AH.7 (152) 667 Sqn
XZ930 Westland Gazelle HT.3 (1727) red/white on trailer
ZA472/031 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS102) Marham Wing
ZA588/056 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS031) Marham Wing
ZE700 British Aerospace 146 CC.2 (E1021) 32 (TR) Sqn
ZH107/07 Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (24499) 8/54 (R) Sqn
ZH885 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5483) 24/30 Sqn
ZJ690 Bombardier Sentinel R.1 (9107) 5 Sqn
ZJ690
ZJ693 Bombardier Sentinel R.1 (9132) 5 Sqn
ZJ927/BO Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS018) 29 (R) OCU Sqn
(ZJ954) Aerospatiale Puma HC.2 (1310)
ZK343/EA Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS104) 6 Sqn
ZZ175 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster II (UK-5) 99 Sqn
ZZ419 Beech 350C Shadow R.1 (FM-18) 14 Sqn
ZZ419
unknown Boeing Chinook HC.1 (Unknown)

Holbeach

WT680 Hawker Hunter F.1 (41H/665497) Preserved

Mildenhall - 16:00-17:30

57-1483 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17554) 92 ARW ..departed 08:45 6th Nov as "Reach 969"
58-0061 Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (17806) 22 ARW ..departed 08:32 6th Nov as "Reach 398"
59-1492 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17980) 100 ARW / 351 ARS
62-3551 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18534) 100 ARW / 351 ARS
63-8888 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18736) 22 ARW
64-14837 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18777) 100 ARW / 351 ARS
64-14847/OF Boeing RC-135U Rivet Joint (18787) 55 WG
64-14854 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4038) 352 SOG / 67 SOS
65-0991 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4152) 352 SOG / 67 SOS
66-0215 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4165) 352 SOG / 67 SOS
87-0024 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5092) 352 SOG / 7 SOS
88-1803 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5173) 352 SOG / 7 SOS
09-0046 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1027) 352 SOG / 7 SOS
10-5714 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5714) 352 SOG / 67 SOS
11-0057 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1036) 352 SOG / 7 SOS
11-0058 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1037) 352 SOG / 7 SOS
11-5731 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5731) 352 SOG / 67 SOS "Strix 63"
11-5733 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5733) 352 SOG / 67 SOS

Wednesday 6th November

Mildenhall - 08:00-08:30 extras only

64-14830 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18770) 100 ARW / 351 ARS
81-0004/OKred Boeing E-3C Sentry (22832) 552 ACW

Cambridge - 09:30-09:45

B-538 Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules (5538) Royal Danish Air Force/Esk 721
CS-DXB Cessna 560 (560-5553) NetJets Europe
G-BBZV Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7435105)
G-BFWB Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816584)
G-FIRM Cessna 550 (550-0940) Flairjet
G-FTAX Cessna 421C (421C-0308) Stored
G-HEMN Eurocopter EC135T2+ (1070) Bond Air Services/East Anglian Air Ambulance
G-HERC Cessna 172S (172S-8985)
G-JASE Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216056)
G-MEGS Cessna 172S (172S-10723)
G-OTYP Piper PA-28-180 (28-7305166)
G-RIDA Eurocopter AS.355NP (5754) National Grid Electricity Transmission
G-SHWK Cessna 172S (172S-9642)
G-UFCB Cessna 172S (172S-8318)
G-VUEA Cessna 550 (550-0671) Stored
HB-IZU SAAB 2000 (037) Darwin Airline
N7799T Gulfstream G4SP (1474) Arabian Jets
N821CC Cirrus Design SR-22 (1427)
XV208 Lockheed C-130K Hercules (4233) Marshalls, withdrawn from use
ZD949 Lockheed L1011 Tristar K.1 (1159) Marshalls, withdrawn from use

Luton - 11:00-12:30

9H-WFC Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500988) Air X Charter
B-LCK Gulfstream G450 (4182)
CS-DKI Gulfstream G550 (5166) NetJets Europe
CS-DRM Raytheon Hawker 800XPi (258771) NetJets Europe
CS-DRR Raytheon Hawker 800XPi (258786) NetJets Europe
D-AAIJ Canadair Regional-Jet 850 (8065)
D-AEAP Airbus A300B4-622R (724) DHL Worldwide Courier Express
D-AJJK Gulfstream G550 (5191) Windrose Air
D-CBCT Cessna 525C (525C-0093)
D-CXLS Cessna 560 (560-6027) Air Hamburg
D-IVVB Cessna 525A (525A-0500) Atlas Air Service
EC-LYO Gulfstream G550 (5430)
EI-DAJ Boeing 737-8AS (33548) Ryanair
EI-DYB Boeing 737-8AS (33633) Ryanair
EI-EVD Boeing 737-8AS (40287) Ryanair
EI-GDL Gulfstream G550 (5068) Westair Aviation
G-CGUL Gulfstream G550 (5176)
G-EZAJ Airbus A319-111 (2742) EasyJet
G-EZDZ Airbus A319-111 (3774) EasyJet
G-EZEG Airbus A319-111 (2181) EasyJet
G-EZFB Airbus A319-111 (3799) EasyJet
G-EZGC Airbus A319-111 (4444) EasyJet
G-EZIK Airbus A319-111 (2481) EasyJet
G-EZTZ Airbus A320-214 (4556) EasyJet
G-EZUG Airbus A320-214 (4680) EasyJet
G-FRYI Beech 200 Super King Air (BB-210) London Executive Aviation
G-IDRO Bombardier Global Express (9286) Corporate Jet Management
G-KLOE Raytheon Hawker 800XP (258674) Gama Aviation
G-LALE Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14501017) London Executive Aviation
G-LEAA Cessna 510 (510-0072) London Executive Aviation
G-LEAB Cessna 510 (510-0073) London Executive Aviation
G-LGKD Gulfstream G550 (5172) TAG Aviation (UK)
G-OBYG Boeing 767-304ER (29137) Thomson Airways
G-OZBG Airbus A321-231 (1941) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBZ Airbus A321-231 (1421) Monarch Airlines
G-PEPI Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500873) London Executive Aviation
G-PFCT Learjet 45 (45-055) The Fighter Collection
G-THFC Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500954) London Executive Aviation
G-WIRG Embraer ERJ-135EJ (14501184) Air Charter Scotland
HA-LPL Airbus A320-232 (3166) Wizz Air
HB-JKF Gulfstream G450 (4203)
LX-GLD Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (211) Global Jet Concept
M-ABDP Raytheon Hawker 800XP (258609)
M-ARCH Cessna 750 (750-0254) Sundt Air
M-ARDI Gulfstream G550 (5153)
M-BIGG Bombardier Challenger 605 (5722)
M-FRZN Bombardier Challenger 605 (5920)
M-GLFV Gulfstream G550 (5022)
M-MNVN Gulfstream G450 (4283)
M-OMAN Dassault Falcon 7X (138)
N132SD Gulfstream G5 (537)
N275MT Bombardier Challenger 601 (3007)
N300ES Gulfstream G450 (4209)
N304KR Bombardier Challenger 605 (5824)
N30GD Gulfstream G4 (1228)
N396NS Gulfstream G4SP (1395)
N452NS Gulfstream G450 (4094) National Air Services
N474D Gulfstream G4SP (1445)
N489QS Gulfstream G4SP (1389) NetJets International
N604AK Bombardier Challenger 604 (5623) Executive Jet Management
N605GF Bombardier Challenger 605 (5766)
N7000C Bombardier Challenger 300 (20225)
N709DS Bombardier Global Express (9278)
N709FG Bombardier Global Express (9300)
N778CR Gulfstream G450 (4056)
N783MB Gulfstream G5 (602)
N818TH Bombardier Challenger 604 (5315)
N841WS Gulfstream G450 (4099)
N933EY Bombardier Global Express (9063)
N95AE Gulfstream G5 (562) National Express Company
N9895 Dassault Falcon 2000LX (184)
N990EA Gulfstream G4SP (1388)
OE-HEO Bombardier Challenger 300 (20179) Amira Air
OE-INC Bombardier Global 5000 (9168) Global Jet Concept
OE-INN Bombardier Challenger 605 (5743) VistaJet
P4-BBJ Boeing 737-7AV (30070)
P4-IKF Dassault Falcon 2000 (227)
P4-JET Dassault Falcon 50EX (295) Global Jet Concept
TC-MKR Dassault Falcon 900LX (257)
TC-RED Cessna 680 (680-0272)
VP-BHR Gulfstream G3 (346) Saudi Oger
VP-BJT Bombardier Challenger 300 (20255)
(VP-BJW) Boeing 737-301 (23551) Fire section, nose only
VP-BNE Gulfstream G550 (5051)
VP-CSF Gulfstream G4SP (1390)
VP-CYY Bombardier Global Express (9030)
VQ-BGA Gulfstream G450 (4092)
VQ-BGN Gulfstream G550 (5218)
VQ-BOK Bombardier Global Express (9396)
VT-RGX Dassault Falcon 7X (49)
VT-VDM Raytheon Hawker 4000 (RC-41)
XA-RET Gulfstream G550 (5282)

Wycombe Air Park

(EC-JCC) Cessna 421C (421C-0099) Parkhouse Aviation, fuselage only
EC-JCC
G-BHFJ Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-7931298)
G-BNKR Cessna 152 (152-81284)
G-FIGA Cessna 152 (152-84644)
G-GIPC Piper PA-32R-301 (32R-8313005)
G-WACE Reims-Cessna F.152 (1978)
G-WACF Cessna 152 (152-84852)
G-WACG Cessna 152 (152-85536)
G-WACH Reims-Cessna FA.152 (0425)
G-WACU Reims-Cessna FA.152 (0380)
(N9089Z) North American TB-25J Mitchell (108-34136) Parkhouse Aviation, dismantled
WL345 Gloster Meteor T.7 (WL345) Parkhouse Aviation, centre/rear fuselage only, nose went to Malta Aviation Museum
XL592/8836M/Y Hawker Hunter T.7 (41H/693743) Parkhouse Aviation, dismantled
XL592
XL592

Heliair

9H-EAT Robinson R44 (10498)
G-BYKK Robinson R44 (0572)
G-CROW Robinson R44 (0754)
G-DWCE Robinson R44 (11511)
G-ESET Eurocopter EC.130B4 (4817)
G-HIEL Robinson R22 (1120)
G-HOCA Robinson R44 (12388)
G-JACI Bell Helicopters 206L-4 (52381)
G-JKAY Robinson R44 (11093)
G-JONB Robinson R22 (2593)
G-JTSA Robinson R44 (11659)
G-KNYT Robinson R44 (0723)
G-LBDC Bell Helicopters 206B-3 (3806)
G-LIMO Bell Helicopters 206L-1 (45476)
G-NBEL Aerospatiale AS.355F1 (5261)
G-NSEW Robinson R44 (0615)
G-OAGL Bell Helicopters 206B-3 (3035)
G-OMGH Robinson R44 (10259)
G-OOWS Eurocopter AS.350B3 (4386)
G-PBEE Robinson R44 (0829C)
G-RROB Robinson R44 (10011)
G-SIRD Robinson R44 (11745)
G-TEGS Bell Helicopters 206B-3 (4622)
G-TUNE Robinson R22 (0818)
(G-WMWM) Robinson R44 (0767) damaged pod
N66EV Robinson R66 (0154)
N393N Robinson R44 (1467)
N404RW Robinson R66 (0058)
N4502G Robinson R66 (0059)

Oxford

9H-CYL Cessna T303 (T303-00005)
G-BCGN Piper PA-28-140 (28-7425323)
G-BEJV Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770062) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BGFT Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870218) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BHFH Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970482) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BHYG Piper PA-34-200T (34-8070235) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BOUL Piper PA-34-200T (34-7670157) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BOUM Piper PA-34-200T (34-7670136) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-BOWE Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870405) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-CBVU Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7135007)
G-DCPB Eurocopter EC145C-2 (9265) Devon & Cornwall Police Air Operations Unit
G-DOLF Eurocopter AS.365N3 (6779) Starspeed
G-FCED Piper PA-31T2 Cheyenne (31T-8166013) Air Medical
G-GAFA Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970218) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-GMED Piper PA-42-720 (42-5501050) Air Medical
G-GOAC Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770007) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-LINE Eurocopter AS.355N (5566) National Grid Electricity Transmission
G-MPLB Cessna 182T (182-81646) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
G-SKYF Socata TB-10 (1589)
G-URSA Sikorsky S-76C++ (760699) Premiair Aviation Services
LN-LGB Cessna 150G (150-66260)
N209DW Neico Lancair LC-41-550FG Columbia (41504)
OE-ICF Dassault Falcon 900 (22)

Kemble

Scrap area

A9C-LI Airbus A340-313X (554) ex Gulf Air
B-5091 Boeing 737-705 (29091) ex Lucky Air, nose only
B-5092 Boeing 737-705 (29092) ex Lucky Air
EI-DFA Airbus A319-112 (1305) ex Meridiana
EI-OZI Airbus A300B4-203F (219) ex DHL
G-BOVS Cessna 150M (150-78663) Fire Service
G-ODUB Embraer Emb-110P1 Bandeirante (110217) Aircraft Salvage International, fuselage only
(H-05) Agusta A.109BA (3005) ex Belgian AF, pod only, serial as reported
SE-MGE Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (182) Aircraft Salvage International, fuselage only
SE-MGG Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (219) Aircraft Salvage International, fuselage only
TF-AMG Boeing 747-422 (25380) ex Corsair
VN-A191 Boeing 737-4H6 (27306) ex Jetstar, nose only

ASI hangar area

EC-ICQ Airbus A320-211 (0199) ex Vueling
EC-ICR Airbus A320-211 (0240) ex Vueling
F-HLOV Boeing 747-422 (25379) ex Corsair
(N4973S)/G-OGBD Boeing 737-3L9 (27833) ex bmi baby
M-RAFF Airbus A320-214 (1605) all white, ex TC-SGN
N25AG Lockheed Jetstar 2 (5202) Aircraft Salvage International, fuselage only
VP-CMN Boeing 727-46 (19282) Aircraft Salvage International, fuselage only

Southside

G-MKCA Boeing 747-2B5BF (22482) ex MK Airlines
G-MKGA Boeing 747-2R7F (21650) ex MK Airlines
N19CU Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25048)
N19EK Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25076)
N19XY Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25055) Flight Research Inc

Tower area

G-ARDB Piper PA-24-250 (24-2166)
G-AXIA Beagle B121 Pup 100 (B078)
G-AXJX Piper PA-28-140 (28-25990)
G-AZWS Piper PA-28R-180 (28R-30749)
G-BASJ Piper PA-28-180 (28-7305136)
G-BBXW Piper PA-28-151 (28-7415050)
G-BCUS Scottish Aviation Bulldog 122 (373)
G-BPPF Piper PA-38-112 (38-79A0578)
G-BPWR Cessna R.172K (R172-2953)
G-ELUE Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916484)
G-PATN Socata TB-10 (307)
G-TSKY Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B010)

Chevron ramps

G-BHOZ Socata TB-9 (84)
G-BVWD British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2253)
G-BZAZ British Aerospace 146-RJ100 (E3369) North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd
G-CGYU British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2275)
G-CGZB British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2288)
G-CHFE British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2294)
G-CHHA British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2295)
G-CHIN British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2296)
G-CHRZ British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2388)
G-CHSF British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2389)
G-POWF British Aerospace 146-RJ100 (E3373) North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd
G-ZAPO British Aerospace 146-200QC (E2176)

Preserved

EL-WXA/XM496 Bristol Britannia 253F (13508) Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society

Fire dump

(N389DF) Boeing 737-3M8 (25017) ex KD Avia
(SX-BNL/"G-FIRE") Embraer Emb-110P2 Bandeirante (110224) fuselage only

LRTT refused a look in the hangar as "there are minors in the building", maybe they've had paedophiles posing as spotters trying to letch at the students.