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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:
    Oshkosh/Florida, Sliac show, Belgian AF show

    Header Picture: MM7359/32-09 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Italian Air Force at Kleine Brogel on 09/09/18

    Logs/pics - If you have any topical logs and pics from interesting places we could use on the blog please contact me here. Especially welcome would be any museums we haven't yet covered.

    Updates:
    18th Jan - Logs and 23 pics added for a January German trip
    22-25 Jan - Log and 182 pics for Zurich 01/18 added
    27th Jan - 41 more pics added to Zurich 21/10/17
    28th Jan - Logs and 155 pics added for Zurich WEF 26-27/01/18
    29th Jan - Log and 62 pics added for Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival 28/01/18
    1st Feb - Log and pics added for South Korea's Gangneung Unification Park, 31 pics added to Zurich 27th Jan
    2nd Feb - Logs added for Zurich WEF 22-25/01/18, pics to follow
    11th Feb - 103 pics added for Longleat Balloon Safari 16/09/17
    27th Feb - 48 pics added to WEF Zurich 23/01/18
    04th Mar - 67 pics added to WEF Zurich 24/01/18
    08th Mar - 113 pics added to Tokyo-Haneda 26/05/17
    12th Mar - 81 pics added to WEF Zurich 25/01/18
    14th Mar - Logs & 69 pics added for Cheltenham HP & Gloucester 14/03/18
    26th Mar - Logs added for Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    30th Mar - 125 pics added to Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    31st Mar - 321 pics added to Japan 2017
    8th April - Logs and pics added for 03-04/04/18 - Zurich-Dubendorf-Stans-Alpnach-Emmen
    11th April - 75 pics added to Geneva 24/05/16
    22nd April - Logs added for Aero Expo Friedrichshafen tour
    7th May - Logs added for Istanbul & Antalya trip
    8th May - Logs added for Popham Microlight Fair
    9th May - Log added for BBML Inflation Day
    10th May - Log added for Verona 09/05 and log & pics added for Eurasia Airshow at Antalya 28/04 and Istanbul-Yesilkoy Museum 02/05/18
    31st May - Log added for EBACE Geneva
    1st-8th June - Logs added for Spain/Portugal tour
    22nd June - Logs added for Finland tour 14-17/06
    23rd June - Logs/pics added for Belarus tour 18-22/05
    24th June - Logs/pics added for Russia tour 16-23/04, log added for Old Warden Gyro Fly-in 09/06 and Charity Fly-in 23/06, pics added to BBML Inflation Day 28/04, log and pics added for Aero/Heli Expo Booker 15/06
    1st July - 110 pics added to Finland 14-15/06
    5th July - Logs added for French trip 27/06-01/07 inc Nancy Show. Logs started for Cyprus
    6th July - Logs added to Museum bar for 2018 visits to Finland, Russia and Belarus
    7th July - Log added for Yeovilton Air Day. Pics added to Luxembourg 28/07.
    18-19th July - Logs added for RIAT Fairford 13/07, Bastille Day Flypast 14/07, Flying Legends Duxford 15/07 and Farnborough Air Show 16/07
    9th August - Logs completed for Larnaca 07/18 and started for 08/18
    16th August - Logs added for Chicago and the drive North to Oshkosh.
    05/06th Sept - Logs & pics added for Sliac Air Show Tour.
    10th Sept - Log & pics added for Belgian Air Force Day, Kleine Brogel
    12th Sept - Log added for Radom Air Show 25/08/18
    16th Sept - Log and pics added for East Anglia trip 13/09/18
    17th Sept - Log & pics added for Deblin Families Day & Poland Tour 22-26/08/18
    18th Sept - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 28-29/07/18
    21st Sept - Logs & pics added for the SWAG USA Tour 30/07/18

    Tuesday, 25 February 2014

    24/02/14 - Staverton - Birmingham - Oxford - Brize Norton - Kemble

    StuC and Jugs had a day out for the Bangladesh DC-10.

    Staverton - 10:00-10:50

    (D-HCKV) Agusta A-109A-2 (7345) Fire Dump
    G-BAUI Piper PA-23-250 (27-4335) Instructional Airframe
    G-BEVG Piper PA-34-200T (34-7570060)
    G-BWOH Piper PA-28-161 (2841061)
    G-CDWK Robinson R44 (11116)
    G-CVLN AutoGyro Europe Cavalon (RSUK/CVLN/003)
    G-GFCA Piper PA-28-161 (2841100)
    G-HIVA Cessna 337A (337-0429)
    G-IASL Beech 60 Duke (P-21) Fire Dump
    G-NDAA Bolkow Bo-105DBS-4 (S-135/914) Great Western Air Ambulance
    G-OCAC Robin R.2112 (371)
    G-OMNI Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7335130)
    G-OOEX Cirrus Design SR-22T (0010)
    G-OPSS Cirrus Design SR-20 (1458)
    G-OPSS
    G-RAWS Rotorway Exec (6492/6978)
    G-RRAK Enstrom 480B (5055)
    G-SHED Piper PA-28-181 (28-7890068)
    G-SHKI Ikarus Comco C-42 Cyclone (1311-7292)
    G-TAAB Cirrus Design SR-22 (1769)
    G-WARX Piper PA-28-161 (2842038)
    G-ZZDD Schweizer 269C (S 1294)
    G-ZZMM Enstrom 480B (5082)
    M-WOOD Cessna 550 (550-1042) Executive Aviation Services
    N100RZ Cirrus Design SR-22T (0034)
    N100RZ
    N215DS Diamond DA 40 Star (40.829)
    N278SA Cessna 177RG (177RG-0571)
    N447EQ Cirrus Design SR-22 (3415)
    N533DL Cessna 208 (208-00533) Aerodynamics
    N542CD Cirrus Design SR-22 (1186)
    N840CD Cirrus Design SR-20 (1535)
    N8523Y Piper PA-30-160 (30-1684)
    N957T Piper PA-32R-301 (3246176)
    N957T
    N96FL Cirrus Design SR-22 (2899)

    Birmingham - 12:00-14:00

    A6-EBH Boeing 777-31HER (32707) Emirates Airlines
    A6-EBH
    D-AIBG Airbus A319-112 (4841) Lufthansa
    D-AIBG
    EI-DCK Boeing 737-8AS (33565) Ryanair
    EI-EFT Boeing 737-8AS (37543) Ryanair
    EI-ENC Boeing 737-8AS (34980) Ryanair
    EI-EPH Boeing 737-8AS (40311) Ryanair
    EI-EPH Boeing 737-8AS (40311) Ryanair
    EI-ESR Boeing 737-8AS (34995) Ryanair
    EI-ESS Boeing 737-8AS (35043) Ryanair
    EI-ESY Boeing 737-8AS (34999) Ryanair
    EI-EVF Boeing 737-8AS (40291) Ryanair
    EI-EVG Boeing 737-8AS (40292) Ryanair
    EI-EVX Boeing 737-8AS (40317) Ryanair
    F-GRHZ Airbus A319-111 (1622) Air France
    G-CGOA Cessna 550 Citation II (550-0183)
    G-CGOA
    G-ECOA de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4180) Flybe
    G-ECOA
    G-EHGW Cessna 550 Citation II (550-0985) Eurojet Aviation
    G-EHGW
    G-EUNI Beech B200 King Air 200 (BB-1720)
    G-EZBZ Airbus A319-111 (3184) EasyJet
    G-EZBZ
    G-FBEA Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000029) Flybe
    G-FBEB Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000057) Flybe
    G-FBEC Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000069) Flybe
    G-FBEF Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000104) Flybe
    G-FBEH Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000128) Flybe
    G-FBEH
    G-FBEM Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000204) Flybe
    G-FBEM
    G-FBJD Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000329) Flybe
    G-FBJD
    G-FBJG Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000344) Flybe
    G-ITSU Embraer EMB-500 Phenom (50000185) Flairjet
    G-JECN de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4120) Flybe
    G-JECN
    G-JECY de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4157) Brussels Airlines
    G-JEDV de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4090) Flybe
    G-LENM British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2273) Cello Aviation
    G-OZBX Airbus A320-214 (1637) Monarch Airlines
    G-POLA Eurocopter EC135P2+ (0877) West Midlands Police Air Operations Unit
    G-POLA
    G-RAJJ British Aerospace 146-200 (E2108) Cello Aviation
    M-YCEF Hawker 850XP (258723)
    M-YCEF
    N674BV Cirrus Design SR-22 (3781)
    OE-LGC de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4026) Brussels Airlines
    OE-LGC
    PH-JCT Fokker F-70 (11537) KLM cityhopper
    PH-JCT
    S2-ACR Douglas DC-10-30 (48317) Biman Bangladesh Airlines
    S2-ACR
    S2-ACR
    S2-ACR

    Oxford - 15:00-15:30

    G-BCGJ Piper PA-28-140 (28-7425286)
    G-BCGN Piper PA-28-140 (28-7425323)
    G-BCVY Piper PA-34-200T (34-7570022) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BGFT Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870218) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BOUM Piper PA-34-200T (34-7670136) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BTGO Piper PA-28-140 (28-7125613)
    G-BTRY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116190) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BTRY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116190) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BWTC Zlin Z.242L (0697)
    G-CBVU Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7135007)
    G-DATG Reims-Cessna F.182P (0013)
    G-FCED Piper PA-31T2 (31T-8166013) Air Medical
    G-GOAC Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770007) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-HOLM Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0574) Capital Air Services Ltd
    G-MPLA Cessna 182T (182-81686) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-MPLB Cessna 182T (182-81646) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-MPLC Cessna 182T (182-81855) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-MPLD Cessna 182T (182-81788) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-MPLE Cessna 182T (182-82039) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-MPLF Cessna 182T (182-82102) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-MUNI Mooney M.20J 205 (24-3118)
    G-NIPL Eurocopter AS.350B3 (7604)
    G-NLDR Aerospatiale AS355F2 Ecureuil II (5282) PLM Dollar Group Ltd / PDG Helicopters
    G-OBBO Cessna 182S (182-80534)
    G-OWAR Piper PA-28-161 (28-8616054)
    G-RGSG Hawker 900XP (HA-0152) Hangar 8
    G-UART Zlin Z.242L (0652)
    G-ZINC Cessna 182S (182-80757)
    M-TINK Dassault Falcon 2000LX (253)
    M-WINT Pilatus PC-12/47E (1346)
    N447EQ Cirrus Design SR-22 (3415)
    N525PM Cessna 525A (525A-0067)

    Brize Norton - 16:00

    (G-AMPO)/FZ626/DH Douglas C-47B-30-DK (16437/33185) Preserved
    N412MC Boeing 747-47UF (30559) Atlas Air
    ZH885 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5483) Royal Air Force
    ZH887 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5485) Royal Air Force
    ZZ335 Airbus Voyager KC.3 (1334) Royal Air Force
    ZZ337 Airbus Voyager KC.3 (1390) Royal Air Force

    Kemble - 17:00-17:30

    Scrapping area

    (A9C-LI) Airbus A340-313X (554)
    (EC-ICQ) Airbus A320-211 (0199)
    EC-ICR Airbus A320-211 (0240)
    (EI-OZI) Airbus A300B4-203F (219)
    G-BOVS Cessna 150M (150-78663) Fire Service
    G-ODUB Embraer Emb-110P1 Bandeirante (110217)
    (SE-MGE) Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (182)
    (SE-MGG) Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (219)
    (TF-AMG) Boeing 747-422 (25380)
    (ZD952) Lockheed Tristar KC.1 (1168)

    ASI area

    EC-ICS Airbus A320-211 (0241)
    EC-ICT Airbus A320-211 (0264)
    (EI-DEZ) Airbus A319-112 (1283) ..in hangar
    F-HLOV Boeing 747-422 (25379)
    (N19DZ) Aerospatiale ATR 72-201 (297) ..in hangar
    (N25AG) Lockheed Jetstar 2 (5202)
    TF-AME Boeing 747-312 (23032)
    (VP-CMN) Boeing 727-46 (19282)

    Chevron area

    G-BHOZ Socata TB-9 (84)
    G-BVWD British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2253)
    G-CGXS British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2269)
    G-CGYU British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2275)
    G-CGZB/RM British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2288)
    G-CHFE British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2294)
    G-CHHA British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2295)
    G-CHRZ British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2388)
    G-CHSF British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2389)
    G-ZAPO British Aerospace 146-200QC (E2176)

    Far side

    G-MKCA Boeing 747-2B5BF (22482)
    G-MKGA Boeing 747-2R7F (21650)

    Fire dump

    (N389DF) Boeing 737-3M8 (25017)

    Elsewhere

    (EI-DFA) Airbus A319-112 (1305) ..centre fuselage only in hangar
    (EL-WXA)/XM496 Bristol Britannia 253F (13508) Preserved
    G-AXJI Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B090)
    G-AXJX Piper PA-28-140 (28-25990)
    G-AZWS Piper PA-28R-180 (28R-30749)
    G-BPAF Piper PA-28-161 (28-7716142)
    G-EDGI Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916565)
    (G-PIGY) Short SC-7 Skyvan 3M-400 (SH1943) Invicta Aviation, in hangar, bare metal
    G-SNUZ Piper PA-28-161 (28-8416021)
    G-VICC Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916317)
    N210SH Cessna P.210N (P210-00739)