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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.
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    With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2019:
    Paris Air Show, Kazakhstan/Kyrigistan, Scandinavia, Oshkosh/Florida, Hahnweide, Zeltweg Show

    Header Picture: UP-MI602 Mil Mi-26T (34001212133) Kazakhstan Emercom at Boraldai, Kazakhstan on 08/07/19 (credit StuC)

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    Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    18/03/14 - Manchester - Hawarden - Halfpenny Green

    Stu, Julian and Pat had a day out to see the Antonovs, with a bonus at Manchester on the way.

    Manchester

    1302 Airbus A330-243MRTT (1250) United Arab Emirates Air Force
    N1DG Bombardier Global 5000 (9156)
    VP-BNE Gulfstream G550 (5051)

    Hawarden - arranged visit to Aviation Park Group. Many thanks to Darren our knowledgable guide.

    23 (red) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27D (83712515040) ..code faded to just an outline
    (35 red) Sukhoi Su-17M3 (25102)
    35 red
    35 red
    38 yellow Aviatika MAI-890 (038)
    54 red Sukhoi Su-17M (69004)
    54 red
    54 red
    (5N-JMA) Raytheon Hawker 850XP (258658) Stored, bare metal, no engines
    5N-QTS British Aerospace BAe.125-800A (258020) Stored
    9H-GYB Raytheon Hawker 900XP (HA-0161) Comlux Aviation Malta
    CN-TJS Raytheon Hawker 900XP (HA-0158)
    CS-DRH Raytheon Hawker 800XPi (258746) Stored, NetJets Europe
    CS-DR? Raytheon Hawker 800XPi (unknown) Stored, NetJets Europe
    D-EKHW Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8031094)
    EZ-B021 British Aerospace BAe.125-1000B (259029) Government of Turkmenistan
    G-AXMX Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B103)
    G-AXOZ Beagle B121 Pup 100 (B115)
    G-BAGR Robin DR.400-140 (753)
    G-BCCK American Aviation AA-5 (0547)
    G-BCKT Fuji FA-200-180 (251)
    G-BCOO de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0209)
    G-BFNI Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816215)
    G-BNJT Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116184)
    G-BOPT Grob G.115A (8046)
    G-BPRJ Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5201) PDG Helicopters
    G-BSLM Piper PA-28-160 (28-308)
    G-BSRP Rotorway Exec (3824)
    G-BURP Rotorway Exec (5116)
    (G-BWDS)/XM424 BAC Jet Provost T.3A (PAC/W/9231)
    G-BYED BAC Jet Provost T.5 (EEP/JP/966) ..fuselage section only, cockpit at Cranwell
    G-BYJF Thorp T.211 Thorpedo (107)
    G-BYMD Piper PA-38-112 (38-82A0009)
    G-CEDK Cessna 750 Citation 10 (750-0252)
    G-CEHT Rand-Robinson KR-2 (PFA 129-14288)
    G-CPAO Eurocopter EC135P2+ (0843) Cheshire Police Air Support Unit
    G-EGEE Cessna 310Q (310Q-0040)
    G-HABS Cessna 172S (172S-10421)
    G-JDPB Piper PA-28R-201T (28R-7803024)
    G-JPEG Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander (0541)
    G-KMRV Van's RV-9A (PFA 320-14093)
    G-NINC Piper PA-28-180 (28-7205016)
    G-OEDB Piper PA-38-112 (38-79A0167)
    G-OTAN/54-2445/A-445 Piper L-21B Super Cub (18-3845)
    G-RIPA Partenavia P.68 (423-23-OB2) Apem Aviation
    (G-RSAF) BAC Strikemaster Mk.80A (EEP/JP/3687)
    (G-SMAS) BAC Strikemaster Mk.80A (EEP/JP/149)
    G-SOAF/425 BAC Strikemaster Mk.82A (PS.376)
    G-TERA Partenavia P.68 (433-29-OB2) Apem Aviation
    G-UFCI Cessna 172S (172S-10508)
    G-VIPP Piper PA-31-350 (31-7952244) Flight Calibration Services
    G-XLTG Cessna 182S (182-80234)
    HZ-A9 Raytheon Hawker 900XP (HA-0173)
    I-RONY Raytheon Hawker 800XP (258506) Alba Servizi
    M-EMCT Cessna 560 Citation 5 (560-0236)
    M-FRZN Bombardier Challenger 605 (5920)
    M-TSRI Beech C90GTx King Air (LJ-2033)
    N134TT Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (24541)
    XE852 de Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.11 (15592) 2247 Sqn ATC
    XE852
    (YL-LEV)/CCCP-07268 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G148-29)
    (YL-LEW)/CCCP-56471 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G182-28)
    (YL-LEX)/CCCP-54949 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G187-58)
    (YL-LEY)/CCCP-40784 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G173-11)
    (YL-LEZ)/CCCP-19733 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G165-47)
    (YL-LFA)/CCCP-40748 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G172-20)
    (YL-LFB)/CCCP-40785 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G173-12)
    (YL-LFC/CCCP-17939) WSK-PZL An-2R (1G206-44)
    (YL-LFD)/CCCP-40749 WSK-PZL An-2R (1G172-21)
    (YL-LHN)/CCCP-20320 Mil Mi-2 (524006025)
    (YL-LHO/CCCP-20619) Mil Mi-2 (5311119020)
    (YL-MIG)/37 yellow Aviatika MAI-890 (037)

    NOTE: An-2 (YL-LEU)/CCCP-19731 (1G165-45) has appeared on recent logs from here but was NOT present today. Our guide confirmed that it is not here, its departure date is unknown.

    Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green - most hangars were closed, but a lot could be read off through holes and gaps

    BGA1346 Slingsby T.31B Cadet (unknown) Air Scouts, stored in trailer
    D-ELSR Robin DR.400-180R (2012)
    G-ATRX Piper PA-32-260 (32-390)
    G-ATRX
    G-AWEL Sportavia-Putzer RF-4D (4077)
    G-AWEL
    G-BAGN Reims-Cessna F.177RG (0068)
    G-BAHJ Piper PA-24-250 (24-1863)
    G-BCLT Socata MS.894A Rallye (12003)
    G-BFMX Reims-Cessna F.172N (1732)
    G-BGAG Reims-Cessna F.172N (1754)
    G-BGAG
    G-BGON Grumman-American GA-7 (GA7-0095)
    G-BJVS Scintex CP.1310C3 Super Emeraude (903)
    G-BKBV Socata TB-10 (288)
    G-BLZH Reims-Cessna F.152 (1965)
    G-BLZH
    G-BOAI Cessna 152 (152-79830)
    G-BRFM Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916279)
    G-BRFM
    G-BSDN Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970335)
    G-BSDN
    G-BSVN Thorp T.18 Tiger (107)
    G-BSVN
    G-BTIE Socata TB-10 (187)
    G-BTIE
    G-BTMA Cessna 172N (17273711)
    G-BTMA
    G-BXTW Piper PA-28-181 (2843137)
    G-BYHS Mainair Blade (1187-0299-7)
    G-BYIE Robinson R22 (2933)
    G-BYIE
    G-BZGY Dyn'Aero CR.100 (21)
    G-CDPW P & M Aviation Quantum (8138)
    G-CEAN Ikarus Comco C-42 (0606-6825)
    G-CFIZ Best Off Skyranger (BMAA/HB/530)
    G-CFKH Zenair CH.601 (PFA 162B-14566)
    G-CHAP Robinson R44 (0326)
    G-CHAP
    G-CIEE Ikarus Comco C-42 (1311-7289)
    G-CJBC Piper PA-28-180 (28-5470)
    G-CROL Maule MXT-7 180 (14032C)
    G-DROL Robinson R44 (11815)
    G-GFIG Cessna 152 (152-81625)
    G-GFIG
    G-GMSI Socata TB-9 (145)
    (G-GPSI) Grob G.115A (8047)
    G-GPSI
    G-GPSR Grob G.115A (8024)
    G-GPSX Grob G.115A (8040)
    G-GPSX
    G-GSYL Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-7931104)
    G-HILS Reims-Cessna F.172H (0522)
    G-IIDR Ikarus Comco C-42 (1207-7220)
    G-JIMH Reims-Cessna F.152 (1839)
    G-JIMH
    G-JOYZ Piper PA-28-181 (2843018)
    G-KCIN Piper PA-28-161 (2841102)
    G-KCIN
    G-LFSJ Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916536)
    G-MHMR P & M Aviation Pegasus (7969)
    G-MYEN Solar Wings Pegasus (SW-WQT-0543)
    G-MYFL Solar Wings Pegasus (SW-WQT-0541/A)
    G-OAAA Piper PA-28-161 (2816107)
    G-OAAA
    G-OARU Piper PA-28R-201 (2837026)
    G-OASH Robinson R22 (0761)
    G-OASH
    G-OBDA Diamond DA 20-A1 Katana (10260)
    G-OBDA
    G-OCCK Diamond DA 40D Star TDI (D4.234)
    G-OCCK
    G-OCCL Diamond DA 40D Star TDI (D4.237)
    G-OCCL
    G-OCCX Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.155)
    G-OCCX
    G-OKEV Europa Europa (PFA 247-13091)
    G-PHYZ Jabiru J430 (PFA 336-14617)
    G-PHYZ
    (G-PLAJ) British Aerospace Jetstream 3112 (738) Stored, Amber Airways
    G-POPY Best Off Skyranger (BMAA/HB/519)
    G-SCCZ Czech Aircraft Works SportCruiser (LAA 338-14845)
    G-SENE Piper PA-34-200T (34-8170069)
    G-SENE
    G-SFAR Ikarus Comco C-42 (0704-6883)
    G-SIVJ Aerospatiale SA.341C Gazelle HT.2 (2012)
    G-SIVJ
    G-TANS Socata TB-20 (1870)
    G-TANS
    G-TEFC Piper PA-28-140 (28-7325088)
    G-TEFC
    G-TOLL Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837025)
    G-USAA Reims-Cessna F.150G (0188)
    G-USAA
    G-WARB Piper PA-28-161 (2842034)
    N80N Cessna T.337G (P337-0197)
    XW434/9091M/MY-78 BAC Jet Provost T.5A (EEP/JP/1056) Gate guard
    XW434