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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:
    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)

    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:
    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
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    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.
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    22nd Apr - Log added for AERO Friedrichshafen 2019
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    5th May - Logs added for Popham Microlight Fair and Abingdon Show
    9th May - 53 pics added to Lanseria 19/08/18
    14th May - Logs & pics added for Toulouse trip 08-10/05, logs added for Rome trip 10-12/05
    15th May - 72 pics added to Abingdon Show 05/19, 79 pics added to Speyer Museum 15/04/19
    16th May - 70 pics added to Rome trip Museum & preserved. 42 pics added to Rome-Urbe.
    24th May - Logs added for Midlands Air Festival balloons 19/05 and EBACE Geneva 20-22/05
    6th June - Log added for "Daks over Duxford"
    17th July - Logs added for Kazakhstan/Kyrygystan tour
    22nd August - Logs added for Scandinavian tour
    31st August - Logs added for LAA Rally, Sywell

    Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    23-26/03/14 - Sierra Leone - Liberia

    Another exotic log from our roving African correspondent.

    23/03/14 - Freetown-Lungi, Sierra Leone

    9G-AEH Aerospatiale AS.365N Dauphin 2 (6065) IAS Helicopters
    (9L-LBN) Let L-410UVP Turbolet (851337) dumped, ex West Coast Airways. Mid-air collision with Mi-8T RA-22248 (6578) UNAMSIL 24/08/00 damaging tail and rudder. During subsequent forced landing at the airport the undercarriage partially collapsed. Abandoned and further damaged during the war.
    CS-HHI Aerospatiale AS.365N3 Dauphin 2 (6089) Heliportugal, red scheme
    ET-AQC De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402NG (4421) Asky
    OO-SFM Airbus A330-301 (030) Brussels Airlines
    Z-BAM McDonnell Douglas MD-11ER/F (48746) AV Cargo Airlines

    03-04/14 - Monrovia-Spriggs Payne, Liberia

    Based

    A8-ZXB Piper PA-34 Seneca (unknown) stored/wfu in hangar
    A8-ZXB
    EL-GID Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F (27-7654106) stored/wfu in hangar
    N146SP Bell 206L-3 LongRanger (51490) Samaritans Purse
    N146SP
    N188GV Cessna 208B (208B2038) Liberian CAA ?
    N188GV
    N4196V Cessna U.206G (U206-04091) stored/wfu in hangar "Lonestar Airways"
    N4196V
    N883SP Cessna 208B (208B0887) Samaritans Purse
    N883SP
    RA-22426/UNO-161 Mil Mi-8AMT (8AMT00643083901U) UTair Helicopter Services/United Nations ..badly damaged in heavy landing 22/04/14 after suspected engine failure soon after take-off from Spriggs
    RA-22426
    CS-HGG
    RA-22428/UNO-162 Mil Mi-8AMT (8AMT00643083903U) UTair Helicopter Services/United Nations
    RA-22428
    RA-22483 Mil Mi-8AMT (8AMT00643084007U) UTair Helicopter Services/United Nations ..arrived late April as a replacement for RA-22426
    ZS-HHI Aerospatiale 350B3 Ecureuil (4442) Sable Mining Company
    ZS-HHI

    Contract helos

    CS-HGG Eurocopter AS.350B2 Ecureuil (9085) Heliportugal
    CS-HGG
    CS-HGJ Aerospatiale AS.365N Dauphin 2 (6205) Heliportugal
    CS-HGJ
    CS-HHI Aerospatiale AS.365N Dauphin 2 (6089) Heliportugal ..arrived early April from Freetown
    CS-HHI
    OO-NHN Aerospatiale AS.365N3 Dauphin 2 (6783) NHV
    OO-NHO Aerospatiale AS.365N3 Dauphin 2 (6809) NHV
    OO-NHO

    Visitors

    C-GGXS/UN-159 De Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 (64) Trans Capital Air Ltd/United Nations ..visits daily
    C-GGXS
    ET-AQC De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402NG (4421) Asky ..regular schedule
    HS-JAS Boeing 767-336ER (25203) Jet Asia Airways, visited 01/05/14 on UN flight
    HS-JAS
    N106HS Bell 206B (1417) ..visited 17/04/14
    N282DB Beech E90 King Air (LW-209) ..visited 10/04/14
    N282DB
    ZS-MMJ/UN-157 Beech 1900D (UE-92) Balmoral Central Contracts SA/United Nations ..visits daily
    C-GGXS & ZS-MMJ

    24-25/03/14 - Monrovia-Roberts International, Liberia

    N747JX Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream 2SP (33) Atlantic Jet Holdings Inc
    N747JX
    N748JX Grumman G-1159A Gulfstream 3 (377) Atlantic Jet Holdings Inc
    RA-06277 Mil Mi-26T (34001212410) SKOL/United Nations
    RA-87260 Yakovlev Yak-40 (9311126A) dumped, ex Wesua Air Transport
    RA-87260
    083133AT/UN-171 Mil Mi-8MTV-2 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
    081772AT/UN-172 Mil Mi-8MTV-2 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
    081770AT/UN-173 Mil Mi-8MTV-2 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
    UN-173
    081960AT/UN-175 Mil Mi-8MTV-2 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
    UN-175
    Pictured at Spriggs-Payne on 04/04/14
    082071AT/UN-176 Mil Mi-8MTV-2 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
    ?/UN-177 Mil Mi-8MTV-2 (unknown) 56th Detached Helicopter Unit, Ukraine AF/UNMIL
    VQ-BID Boeing 737-45S (28477) UTair/United Nations
    ZS-MMJ/UN-157 Beech 1900D (UE-92) Balmoral Central Contracts SA/United Nations