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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:
    Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

    Header Picture: 6814 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF (966814) Displayed at Poznań-Kobylnica on 24/07/17

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

    Sunday, 27 July 2014

    26/07/14 - Usk

    StuC called in while passing.

    BGA2470/56 Slingsby T.59J Kestrel 22 (1867)
    Unknown glider
    G-AVXA Piper PA-25-235C (25-4244)
    G-AVXA
    G-BJXK Sportavia RF-5 (5054)
    G-CFRL/FRL Grob G.102 (1373)
    G-CFRL
    G-CFXW/FXW Schleicher K.8B (8651)
    G-CFXW
    G-CGXW Grob G.109B (6408)
    G-CGXW
    G-CJGF/391 Schempp-Hirth Ventus c (517)
    G-CJGF
    G-CJHS/JHS Schleicher ASW-19B (19047)
    G-CJHS
    G-CKGM/760 Centrair 101A (101A-0055)
    G-CKGM
    G-CKHH/KHH Schleicher ASK-13 (13171)
    G-CKHH
    G-DDFC/129 Schempp-Hirth HS.4 (592G)
    G-DDFC
    G-DDKE/DKE Schleicher ASK-13 (13548)
    G-DDKE
    G-DDXE/DXE Slingsby T.65A Vega (1902)
    G-DEEM/EEM Schleicher K.8B (8688AB)
    G-DEEM
    G-DEOD/EOD Grob G.102 (1614)
    G-DEOD
    G-DHCL/HCL Schempp-Hirth Discus b (136)
    G-DHCL

    Thursday, 17 July 2014

    14/07/14 - Horsham - Farnborough - Blackbushe - Fairoaks

    Last day of the Shows Tour. Pics by StuC and RichT.

    Horsham - Aerospace Logistics Ltd - Foundry Lane, 51.0697, -0.3159

    (N16-114) Westland WS.61 Seaking Mk.50A (WA791) Stored
    (N16-125) Westland WS.61 Seaking Mk.50A (WA796) Stored
    (N16-238) Westland WS.61 Seaking Mk.50A (WA929) Stored
    (N16-239) Westland WS.61 Seaking Mk.50A (WA930) Stored
    (N16-918) Westland WS.61 Seaking Mk.50B (WA878) Stored
    (XV674) Westland WS.61 Seaking HAS.6 (WA662) Stored

    Farnborough Air Show - 11:00-15:00

    Textron Area

    LN-KYV Beech B300 King Air 350 (FL-745) Sundt Air/Kystverket
    LN-KYV
    N3000B Raytheon T-6C (PH-1) Beechcraft Corporation
    N3000B
    N429MD Bell Helicopters 429 (57128) Bell Textron
    N429MD
    N511EX Cessna 208B (208B-5011) Cessna Aircraft Co
    N511EX
    N531TA Textron/AirLand E530 Scorpion (721001) Textron AirLand
    N531TA
    N630LA Raytheon AT-6C (AT-3) Beechcraft Corporation
    N630LA
    OK-SGR Bell Helicopters 407GX (54426) Blue Sky Service
    OK-SGR
    unmarked Bell Helicopters 505 FSM (n/a) Bell Textron
    unmarked Bell Helicopters 525 FSM (n/a) Bell Textron

    Finmeccanica Area

    001 Selex ES Falco EVO UAV (001)
    001 Selex ES Falco XN UAV (001)
    Falco XN 001
    8 Aermacchi M345 FSM (n/a) Finmeccanica
    M345 FSM
    CSX55145 Aermacchi T-346A (unknown) Italian Air Force/61 Stormo
    CSX55145
    CSX62127 Alenia MC-27J (4033) Alenia
    CSX62127
    CSX81848/1-49 AgustaWestland AW149 (49006) Italian Air Force
    CSX81848
    I-EASO AgustaWestland AW189 (49012) Weststar
    I-EASO
    (I-PCFA) AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker (11055) AgustaWestland
    I-PCFA
    MM81588/3-12 NHI NH90NFH (1328) Italian Navy
    MM81588
    (ZR352)/15-01 AgustaWestland HH-101A (50257) AgustaWestland
    ZR352
    ZZ386 AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 (505) AgustaWestland
    ZZ386
    unmarked AgustaWestland AW169 FSM (n/a) AgustaWestland
    AW169 FSM

    Great War Heritage Area (all inside tent)

    (BAPC-250)/F5475 RAF SE.5A Replca (unknown) Brooklands Museum
    G-AEBJ Blackburn B.2 (6300/8) The Shuttleworth Trust
    G-AEBJ
    (G-BFCZ)/B7270 Sopwith F.1 Camel (WA/2) Brooklands Museum
    G-EBLV de Havilland DH-60 Moth (188) The Shuttleworth Trust
    G-LOTI/2 Bleriot XI Replica (PFA 088-10410) Brooklands Museum
    unmarked Wright Flyer Replica (n/a) Brooklands Museum

    Cross Runway

    167955/JA-955 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (40595) United States Navy/VX-1
    167955
    167955 Art
    168889/AD-262 Boeing FA-18F Super Hornet (unknown) United States Navy/VFA-106
    168889
    87-24647 Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk (701187) United States Army/1-214th AVN (A)
    87-24647
    90-0827/SP General Dynamics F-16CJ Falcon (CC-27) United States Air Force/52 FW
    90-0827
    90-0829/SP/52OG General Dynamics F-16CJ Falcon (CC-29) United States Air Force/52 FW
    90-0829
    91-0320/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1227) United States Air Force/48 FW
    91-0320
    A7-AHW Airbus A320-232(SL) (5217) Qatar Airways
    A7-AHW
    A7-BCM Boeing 787-8 (38331) Qatar Airways
    A7-BCM
    N56200 Boeing Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet (75-7813)
    N56200
    N614BA Bombardier Challenger 604 (5614) Boeing MSA demonstrator
    N614BA
    N789EX Boeing 787-9 (41988) Boeing
    N789EX
    RA-89034 Sukhoi SSJ-100-95LR (95062) UTAir
    RA-89034
    RA-97010/(XA-???) Sukhoi SSJ-100-95B (95045) Interjet
    RA-97010
    VA.1B-38/26 McDonnell-Douglas EAV-8B+ Harrier (VA.1B-38) Spanish Navy/Esc 009
    VA.1B-38
    unmarked Lockheed-Martin F-35B FSM (n/a) Lockheed-Martin

    Middle Apron – front

    11-002 TAI Anka (unknown) Turkish Air Force
    11-002
    12-1001/BG TAI T-129 Atak (unknown) Turkish Army
    12-1001
    D-CNEU Dornier Do.228-212NG (8206) RUAG Aerospace
    D-CNEU
    F-PFJP Stolp SA.300 Starduster Too (265)
    F-PFJP
    G-HIJK Cessna 421C (421C-0218) DO Systems Ltd/Meteorological Office
    G-HIJK
    HB-FVX Pilatus PC-12/47E (1461) Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG
    HB-FVX
    HB-HZD Pilatus PC-21 (102) Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG
    HB-HZD
    T-311 Aerospatiale AS.332M1 Super Puma (2216) Swiss Air Force
    T-311

    Middle Apron – rear

    16708 CASA 295MPA (S-052) Portuguese Air Force/Esq 502
    16708
    C-GFAP/(S7-LDI) Viking Air DHC-6-400 (898) Viking Air/Air Seychelles
    C-GFAP
    EC-296 CASA 295 (S-001) CASA
    EC-296
    F-WILE EADS E-Fan (unknown) EADS
    F-WILE
    F-WWMZ Airbus A400M (006) Airbus Industrie
    F-WWMZ
    F-WWOW Airbus A380-841 (001) Airbus Industrie
    F-WWOW
    F-WZNW Airbus A350-941 (004) Airbus Industrie/Qatar Airways
    F-WZNW
    (G-DOSA) Diamond DA 42MPP Twin Star (42.319) DO Systems Ltd/Royal Air Force
    G-DOSA
    (G-DOSC) Diamond DA 42MPP Twin Star (42.M001) DO Systems Ltd/Royal Air Force
    G-DOSC
    G-GMPB Britten-Norman BN-2T-4S Defender (4011) Greater Manchester Police Air Support Unit
    G-GMPB
    G-PEEK Diamond DA 42MPP-NG Twin Star (42.MN018) Diamond Executive Aviation
    G-PEEK
    OE-9996 Diamond DA 36 E-Star 2 (36.859) Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH
    OE-9996
    OE-LOV Airbus A319-115CJ (3513) Tyrolean Jet Service
    OE-LOV
    OE-VRX Diamond DA 42MPP Twin Star (42.M013) Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH
    OE-VRX
    XUR.02-01 Airbus Atlante UAV (unknown) Spanish Air Force
    XUR.02-01

    Between Middle Apron and Business Air Park

    C-GWGX/(N548NN) Canadair Regional-Jet 900NG (15318) Bombardier/American Eagle
    C-GWGX
    ET-ARM de Havilland Canada DHC-8 402 (4472) Ethiopian Airlines
    ET-ARM
    EW-400PO Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000668) Belavia Belarusian Airlines
    EW-400PO
    M-AJWA Bombardier Global 5000 (9182)
    M-AJWA
    M-MNAA Bombardier Global Express (9434)
    M-MNAA
    N446LJ Learjet 45XR (45-446) Bombardier
    N446LJ
    N501BZ Bombardier Challenger 350 (20501) Bombardier
    N501BZ
    N698EE Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14501198) Embraer Executive Aircraft
    N698EE
    N837RP/(PR-WTH) Embraer ERJ-135LR (145715)
    N837RP


    Business Air Park

    D-ETPG Grob G.120TPA (11024) Grob Flugzeugbau
    D-ETPG
    D-FHHH Grob 520T Egret II (unknown) Grob Flugzeugbau
    D-FHHH
    F-HGHF Dassault Falcon 7X (207) Dassault Aviation
    F-HGHF
    F-HLXS Dassault Falcon 2000LX (269) Dassault Aviation
    F-HLXS
    G-BOPO Edgley OA.7 Optica (021)
    G-BOPO
    (G-GWFT) Rans S.6ES Coyote (LAA 204-15096) Royal Aeronautical Society, under construction
    G-GWFT
    G-IIFX Marganski MDM-1 Fox (223) Aerobility
    G-IIFX
    G-UCAN Tecnam P.2002-JF Sierra (229) Aerobility
    G-UCAN
    N280GC IAI G280 (2007) Gulfstream Aerospace
    N280GC
    N650GD Gulfstream G650 (6004) Gulfstream Aerospace
    N650GD
    N83MW Cirrus Design SR-22T (0797)
    N83MW
    N974VV Douglas DC-10-40 (46974) Omega Tanker
    (G-VLCN)/XH558 Avro Vulcan B.2 (Set12) Vulcan to the Sky Trust
    (G-MOUR)/XR992 Folland Gnat T.1 (FL.596) Heritage Aircraft Trust
    ZZ337 Airbus A330 Voyager KC.3 (1390) Royal Air Force/10/101 Sqn
    unmarked AR5 Life Ray UAV (n/a)
    AR5 Life Ray

    Behind Chalet Row J

    F-WWEG/PR-AQQ Aerospatiale ATR 72-600 (1166) Aerospatiale/Alenia
    F-WWEG
    I-PDVQ/B-8313 Piaggio P-180 Avanti (1234) Piaggio Aero
    I-PDVQ 2
    I-PJAR Piaggio P-180EVO Avanti (1002) Piaggio Aero
    I-PJAR
    SE-MCG SAAB 340B MPA (441) SAAB
    SE-MCG
    ZH278 Grob Vigilant T.1 (6510) Royal Air Force/CGMF
    ZH278
    unmarked Piaggio P1HH Hammerhead UAV FSM (n/a) Piaggio Aero
    Hammerhead

    Rear of BAe Complex

    (G-TIMM)/XS111 Folland Gnat T.1 (FL.519) Heritage Aircraft Trust
    ZJ700 Eurofighter Typhoon (PS002 - IPA5) BAe Systems
    ZK011 British Aerospace Hawk T.2 (RT-002) Royal Air Force/4 FTS/IV(R) Sqn
    unmarked Eurofighter Typhoon FSM (n/a) BAe Systems

    By Hall 3

    OE-VTX Diamond DA42MPP Twin Star (unknown)
    OE-VTX

    In Halls

    "880016" General Dynamics F-16A Falcon (unknown) cockpit simulator, 88-0016 is Danish E-016 and current
    880016
    unmarked Cranfield University Demon UAV (unknown)
    Demon UAV
    unmarked Kratos BQM-167i (unknown)
    BQM-167i
    unmarked Kratos BQM-177i (unknown)
    BQM-177i
    unmarked Kratos BQM-178 Firejet (unknown)
    MQM-178

    Flightlines

    Outside Black Sheds

    G-CFBX Beech C90GTI King Air (LJ-1890)
    (G-OMHD)/XH134 English Electric Canberra PR.9 (SH1724) Canberra 134 Ltd
    XH134
    HB-RSC Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation (4175) Super Constellation Flyers Association
    HB-RSC
    N500CS Beech 200 King Air (BB-773)
    ZH004 Britten-Norman BN-2T-4S Defender (4009) Army Air Corps/651 Sqn
    ZH004

    TAG Ramp

    168890 Boeing FA-18F Super Hornet (unknown) United States Navy/VFA-106
    166890
    CPX619/1 Aermacchi M345 (201) Aermacchi/Frecce Tricolori
    CPX619
    CSX55154/61-01 Aermacchi T-346A (unknown) Italian Air Force/61 Stormo
    CSX55154
    I-RAIG Blackshape Prime (unknown)
    I-RAIG
    VA.1B-24 McDonnell-Douglas EAV-8B+ Harrier (E12) Spanish Navy/Esc 009
    ZK308/TP-V Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS059) Royal Air Force/29(R) OCU Sqn
    ZK308
    ZK343/BX Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS104) Royal Air Force/29(R) OCU Sqn
    ZK343

    Biz Ramps

    17403 Dassault Falcon 50 (221) Portuguese Air Force/Esq 504
    17403
    A6-HMS Airbus A320-232 (3379) Government of United Arab Emirates
    B-8266 Bombardier Global Express (9390) Air China
    B-8266
    CS-DTP Dassault Falcon 900B (135) Corporate
    CS-DXG Cessna 560 (560-5595) NetJets Europe
    CS-DXN Cessna 560 (560-5685) NetJets Europe
    CS-DXN
    D-CARO Cessna 680 (680-0514)
    D-CARO
    G-FBJL Dassault Falcon 2000 (111) TAG Aviation (UK)
    G-JBLZ Cessna 550 (550-1018) 247 Jet
    G-JBLZ
    G-NCCC Bombardier Challenger 605 (5734) TAG Aviation (UK)
    G-NCCC
    HB-IGI Dassault Falcon 900EX (83) Cat Aviation
    HB-IGI
    HB-JTT Gulfstream G5 (622) Gama Aviation
    HB-JTT
    LX-FLY Bombardier Global Express (9252) Global Jet Concept
    LX-GXX Bombardier Global Express (9306) Global Jet Concept
    LX-TAI Pilatus PC-12/47E (1008) Jetfly Aviation
    LY-LTA Hawker 800XPi (258760)
    LY-LTA
    M-FBVZ Bombardier Challenger 605 (5704) Gama Aviation
    M-FBVZ
    N12LX Dassault Falcon 2000LX (222)
    N243PC Hawker 4000 (RC-65)
    N300GP Bombardier Challenger 300 (20253)
    N3746 Bombardier Challenger 604 (5368)
    N394AK Gulfstream G4SP (1470) Talon Air
    N512RJ Gulfstream G450 (4124)
    N834BA Boeing 737-73Q (29102) Boeing Company
    N835BA Boeing 737-7BC (30572) Boeing Company
    N904DS Bombardier Global Express (9118)
    N904DS
    N917GA Gulfstream G550 (5317)
    OE-GVF Learjet 60 (60-401) VistaJet
    OE-GVF
    OE-IND Bombardier Challenger 605 (5797) VistaJet
    OY-PWO Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 (50500102)
    OY-PWO
    ZE396 Hawker-Siddeley 125 CC.3 (257211) Royal Air Force/32(TR) Sqn
    ZE396

    Heliport

    G-FUFU Agusta A-109S (22058) Air Harrods
    G-FULM Sikorsky S-76C (760583) Air Harrods
    G-HOLM Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0574) Capital Air Services Ltd
    G-JBCB Agusta A-109E (11168) Castle Air Ltd
    G-MSPT Eurocopter EC135T2 (0361) GB Helicopters
    G-ODSA Bell Helicopters 429 (57139) Starspeed
    G-PBWR Agusta A-109S (22050) Halo Aviation
    G-XBOX Bell Helicopters 206B-3 (3370) Tiger Helicopters
    G-XBOX
    I-AWTJ AgustaWestland AW139 (31087) AgustaWestland
    M-EMLI Agusta A-109E (11123) Tycoon Aviation

    Blackbushe - 15:30, not all based read off

    D-CLAT Cessna 525B (525B-0085)
    D-EXLH Extra 400 (06)
    G-AVSF Piper PA-28-180 (28-4197)
    G-BBRC Fuji FA-200-180 Aero Subaru (235)
    G-BDPJ Piper PA-25-250B (25-3665)
    G-BIJV Reims-Cessna F.152 (1813)
    G-BMUO Cessna A.152 (A152-0788)
    G-BOJI Piper PA-28RT-201 (28R-7918221)
    G-BPBM Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916272)
    G-BROX Robinson R22 (1127)
    G-BSXB Piper PA-28-161 (28-8416125)
    G-BSYY Piper PA-28-161 (2816009)
    G-BZEA Cessna A.152 (A152-0824)
    G-CDTX Reims-Cessna F.152 (1662)
    G-CHFK Piper PA-32-260 (32-7200031)
    G-CICG Ikarus Comco C-42 Cyclone (1304-7259)
    G-DEVS Piper PA-28-180 (28-830)
    G-DOGI Robinson R22 (2389) Phoenix Helicopters
    G-EGLK Czech Sport Aircraft PS-28 SportCruiser (C0511)
    G-FPSA Piper PA-28-161 (28-8616038)
    G-HARN Piper PA-28-181 (28-8290108)
    G-JJAN Piper PA-28-181 (2890007)
    G-LUEK Cessna 182T (182-81740)
    G-NLEE Cessna 182Q (182-65934)
    G-RACK Ikarus Comco C-42 Cyclone (0804-6954)
    G-TOLL Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837025)
    HB-KAB SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad (377)
    N1407J Rockwell Commander 112A (407)
    N780AC Piper PA-30-160 (30-1967)
    OE-EPC Pilatus PC-12/45 (536)
    PH-FMM Cirrus Design SR-22 (1832)

    Fairoaks - 16:25

    D-ELUH Piper PA-28R-201T (28R-7703324)
    G-BCGI Piper PA-28-140 (28-7425283)
    G-BDSB Piper PA-28-181 (28-7690107)
    G-BGIB Cessna 152 (152-82161) Air First
    G-BHWZ Piper PA-28-181 (28-7890299)
    G-BJCW Piper PA-32R-301 (32R-8113094)
    G-BPIU Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916303)
    G-BTNH Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216202)
    G-BWMI Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8031131)
    G-BYFA Reims-Cessna F.152 (1968)
    G-CCYY Piper PA-28-161 (2816094)
    G-DCSE Robinson R44 (0659)
    G-DCSE
    G-ELZY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8616027)
    G-GASP Piper PA-28-181 (28-7790013)
    G-JOYZ Piper PA-28-181 (2843018)
    G-MCOX Fuji FA-200-180 Aero Subaru (296)
    G-OLEE Reims-Cessna F.152 (1797)
    G-OMSV Beech B200GT King Air (BY-96)
    G-OMSV
    G-ONPA Piper PA-31-350 (31-7952110) Synergy Aviation
    G-OODW Piper PA-28-181 (28-8490031)
    G-PCOP Beech B200 King Air (BB-1860)
    G-PCOP
    G-PFCL Cessna 172S (172S-9330)
    G-PHAB Cirrus Design SR-22 (2710)
    G-RATV Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8431005)
    G-TAPS Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8131080)
    G-WNCH Beech B200 King Air (BB-1259) Synergy Aviation
    M-AMAN Pilatus PC-12/47E (1223)
    M-AMAN
    M-YBLS Pilatus PC-12/45 (176)
    N115MD Commander 114TC (20039)
    N186CB Piper PA-46/350P (4622085)
    N220RJ Cirrus SR-22 (1775)
    N55UK Beech E55 (TE-1128)
    N866C Cirrus Design SR-22 (0397)
    N9220G Piper PA-46/350P (4622139)
    SE-JEX Bell Helicopters 407 (53145)
    SE-JEX
    T7-NTF Cirrus Design SR-22 (3091)
    T7-NTF