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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 2019:
    WEF Zurich, Geneva Motor Show, Sun'n'Fun Florida, Air Expo Friedrichshafen, Rome, Paris Air Show, Kazakhstan/Kyrigistan, Scandinavia, Oshkosh/Florida, Hahnweide, Zeltweg Show

    Header Picture: OO-SND Airbus A20-214 (1838) Brussels Airlines at Lisbon on 17/05/18 (credit StuC)

    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:
    1st & 2nd Oct - Logs & pics added for the SWAG USA Tour 31/07-01/08/18
    6th Oct - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 02/08/18
    8th Oct - Logs added for Stokes Bay US Carrier trip 07/10/18
    17th Oct - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 03/08/18
    27th Oct - Final Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 04 & 05/08/18
    7th Nov - Logs and pics added for China Aviation Museum & China Civil Aviation Museum 14/10/18
    9th Nov - Logs and pics added for trip to Gloucester, Kemble & Oaksey park
    13th Nov - Logs and pics added for museums and technical schools in Ukraine and North Korea
    24th Nov - Logs added for Airbus factory visit etc
    1st Dec - 62 pictures added to Old Warden Gyro Meet 09/06/18 and 80 added to Farnborough Air Show 16/07/18
    5th Jan - Log & 52 pics added for the Icicle Refrozen Balloon Meet, Newbury 05/01/19
    10th Jan - Logs added to the top Events dropdown for Oshkosh 2018
    18th Jan - Logs and some pics added for RichT's 2018 South Africa trip. See the South Africa section on the Side Bar
    28th Jan - Logs added for Zurich WEF 21-26/01/19
    1st Feb - Pictures added for Zurich WEF 21-26/01/19
    2nd Feb - Logs and pictures added for Geneva, Bern & Stans 23-25/01/19
    9-10th Feb - 238 pics added to Finland tour 06/18, see the Finland box on the sidebar
    13th Feb - BAPC Register updated
    14th Feb - Logs/pics added for Dusseldorf, Mönchengladbach & Maastricht 13/02/19
    15th Feb - 453 pics added to Popham Microlight Fair 05-06/05/18, see "Microlight Fair" on the top Events bar
    16th Feb - 165 pics added to Waterkloof Airshow 22/09/18, Cape Town 26/09 & Johannesburg 26/09. See the South Africa section on the Side Bar.
    20th Feb - 190 pics added to Johannesburg 16-17/09, Grand Central 18/09 and two museums to the top bar.
    27th Feb - Museu do Ar, Sintra 19/05/18 added to Portugal section of top museums bar. Finished adding 424 pics to Spain/Portugal tour 2018.
    28th Feb - 71 pics added to Vienna 31/08/18.
    1st Mar - 100 pics added to Yeovilton Air Day 07/07/18.
    6th Mar - Added 418 pics to Germany tour 2018.
    11th Mar - Log and 86 pics added for 3-day Geneva trip.
    15th Mar - 268 pics added to Expo Friedrichshafen 2018, see the Germany tab on the top Events bar.

    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)