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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, Finnish AF show, Sliac show, RIAT, Farnborough Airshow, Bastille Day Flypast, Belgian AF show

    Header Picture: TCSG-505 Agusta-Bell 412EP (SAR) on coastal patrol off Antalya on 29/04/18

    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.

    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.

    Sunday, 14 December 2014

    12-13/12/14 - Kemble - Brize Norton - Oxford - Coventry - Birmingham - Hooton Park

    StuC & PatW had two days out and about.

    Friday 12/12

    Kemble - 11:00-11:50


    2-BEST Rockwell Commander 114B (14636)
    G-ARDB Piper PA-24-250 (24-2166)
    G-AXIA Beagle B121 Pup 100 (B078)
    G-AXJI Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B090)
    G-BASJ Piper PA-28-180 (28-7305136)
    G-BBXW Piper PA-28-151 (28-7415050)
    G-BCUS Scottish Aviation SA.120 Bulldog 122 (373)
    G-BPAF Piper PA-28-161 (28-7716142)
    G-BZSS Solar Wings Pegasus (7770)
    G-CEFZ Evektor EV-97 EuroStar (2006-2824)
    G-CHGA P & M Aviation Quik (8603)
    G-CHNR P & M Aviation Quik (8637)
    G-DSMA P & M Aviation Quik (8410)
    G-EDGI Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916565)
    G-ELUE Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916484)
    G-KEJY Evektor EV-97 EuroStar (2004-2017)
    G-KFCA Ikarus Comco C-42 Cyclone (1309-7282)
    G-LENI Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil (5311) Bristow Helicopters (Severn)
    G-MTLG Solar Wings Pegasus (SW-WA-1211)
    G-RVVY Van's RV-10 (PFA 339-14599)
    G-SNUZ Piper PA-28-161 (28-8416021)
    G-TSKY Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B010)
    ZJ238/Y Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36162) Royal Air Force

    Fire dump

    G-BADI Piper PA-23-250 (27-4235) Fire Service
    N389DF Boeing 737-3M8 (25017) Fire Service


    (EI-IXG) Airbus A321-112 (0516)
    (EI-IXU) Airbus A321-112 (0434)
    (EI-OZI) Airbus A300B4-203F (219)
    (EI-STD) Boeing 737-476 (24433) ..fuselage
    F-HLOV Boeing 747-422 (25379)
    G-BHOZ Socata TB-9 (84)
    G-BVWD British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2253)
    G-CELU Boeing 737-377 (23657)
    G-CGYU British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2275)
    G-CGZB British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2288)
    G-CHFE British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2294)
    G-CHHA British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2295)
    G-DAJB Boeing 757-2T7 (23770)
    G-MKCA Boeing 747-2B5BF (22482)
    G-MKGA Boeing 747-2R7F (21650)
    G-ZAPO British Aerospace 146-200QC (E2176)
    (M-MTPO) Bombardier Challenger 601 (3033) ..fuselage
    N176SG Boeing 747-338 (23408)
    (N19DZ) Aerospatiale ATR 72-201 (297) ..fuselage
    N19XY Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25055)
    N216AP Boeing 737-7Q8 (28216)
    (N25AG) Lockheed Jetstar 2 (5202) ..fuselage
    N303SF Airbus A319-112 (1303)
    (N504QA/H-01) Agusta A-109BA (3001)
    (N504TS/H-02) Agusta A-109BA (3002)
    (N504WG/H-05) Agusta A-109BA (3005)
    (SE-MGE)/SX-BIB Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (182) ..fuselage
    (SE-MGG)/SX-BID Aerospatiale ATR 42-312 (219) ..fuselage
    TC-ATJ Airbus A320-233 (1730)
    (TF-AME) Boeing 747-312 (23032)
    VP-BRQ Boeing 737-528 (25230)
    VP-BRS Boeing 737-528 (25231)
    VP-BRU Boeing 737-528 (25206)
    VP-BRV Boeing 737-528 (25227)
    (VP-CMN) Boeing 727-46 (19282) ..fuselage
    (ZD952) Lockheed Tristar KC.1 (1168) ..nose only

    Brize Norton - 12:45

    CB-8007 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster (IND-7) Indian Air Force
    G-PIGY Short SC-7 3M-400 Skyvan (SH1943) Invicta Aviation
    KAF342 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster (KW-1) Kuwait Air Force
    ZH103/03 Boeing Sentry AEW.1 (24111) Royal Air Force
    ZH865 Lockheed Hercules C.4 (5408) Royal Air Force
    ZH867 Lockheed Hercules C.4 (5416) Royal Air Force
    ZH878 Lockheed Hercules C.4 (5462) Royal Air Force
    ZH883 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5481) Royal Air Force
    ZH885 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5483) Royal Air Force
    ZM400 Airbus Atlas C.1 (015) Royal Air Force
    ZZ177 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster C.1 (UK-7) Royal Air Force
    ZZ330 Airbus Voyager KC.2 (1046) Royal Air Force
    ZZ331 Airbus Voyager KC.2 (1248) Royal Air Force
    ZZ334 Airbus Voyager KC.3 (1033) Royal Air Force
    G-ISDB Piper PA-28-161 (28-7716074) ..overflight

    Oxford - 14:15

    9H-ALL Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 (525A-0005)
    9H-ICS Bombardier Challenger 605 (5847)
    D-EAWW Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837199)
    EC-JCV Swearingen SA.226AT Merlin IVA (AT-038) Flightline
    G-BEJV Piper PA-34-200T (34-7770062) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BHFH Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970482) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BHGO Piper PA-32-260 (32-7800007)
    G-BOUL Piper PA-34-200T (34-7670157) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BOWE Piper PA-34-200T (34-7870405) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-BTRY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116190) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    (G-BYKR)/"FIRE" Piper PA-28-161 (2816061) ..dumped
    G-CBVU Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7135007)
    G-CBWD Piper PA-28-161 (2842160)
    G-DATG Reims-Cessna F.182P (0013)
    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-MPLF Cessna 182T (182-82102) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-OBBO Cessna 182S (182-80534)
    G-OCFT Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5067) Hangar 8
    G-OXFB Piper PA-34-220T (3449480) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-OXFC Piper PA-34-220T (3449481) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-OXFD Piper PA-34-220T (3449482) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-OXFE Piper PA-34-220T (3449484) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
    G-RCAV Bombardier Challenger 604 (5526) Hangar 8
    G-RIDA Eurocopter AS.355NP (5754) National Grid Electricity Transmission
    G-SENT Bombardier Global Express (9094)
    G-UART Zlin Z.242L (0652)
    I-BBGR Hawker 900XP (HA-0056)
    M-TSRI Beech C90GTx (LJ-2033)
    N132SD Gulfstream G5 (537)
    N218CS Cessna T240 (T24002012) Cessna Aircraft Co
    VP-CRR Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5129) Hangar 8

    Coventry - 15:45

    G-ANAF Douglas C-47B-35-DK (16688/33436) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
    G-BNXE Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116034)
    G-BOBA Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837232)
    G-BOXC Piper PA-28-161 (2816063)
    G-BOYL Cessna 152 (152-84379)
    G-BPKF Grob G.115A (8075)
    G-BPKM Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916341)
    G-BTPC British Aerospace ATP-F (2010) West Air Europe
    G-BTPJ British Aerospace ATP-F (2016) Atlantic Airlines
    G-BTPL British Aerospace ATP (2042) Atlantic Airlines
    G-BTTO British Aerospace ATP (2033) Atlantic Airlines
    G-BUJN Cessna 172N (172-72713)
    (G-BVWC)/WK163 English Electric Canberra B.6 mod (71399) Preserved
    G-BWFL Cessna 500 Citation I (500-0264)
    G-COVZ Reims-Cessna F.150M (1164)
    G-GAFT Piper PA-44-180 (4496162)
    G-GEHP Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8218014)
    G-HEMZ Agusta A-109S (22156) Derbyshire,Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
    G-JEMC British Aerospace ATP (2032) Leasing Company
    G-JMCL Boeing 737-322F (23951) Atlantic Airlines
    G-JURG Rockwell Commander 114A (14516)
    G-LOFB Lockheed L-188CF Electra (1131) Preserved
    G-MAFT Diamond DA 40D Star TDI (D4.243) Atlantic Flight Training
    G-OBSM Robinson R44 (1030)
    G-OBWP British Aerospace ATP-F (2051) Leasing Company
    G-OPFR Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.077)
    G-OVMC Reims-Cessna F.152 (1667) Atlantic Flight Training
    G-OVMC Reims-Cessna F.152 (1667) Atlantic Flight Training
    G-PIKK Piper PA-28-140 (28-22932)
    G-SIXC Douglas DC-6A/B (45550) Preserved
    (G-SKTN)/WR963/B-M Avro Shackleton AEW.2 (WR973) Preserved
    G-TEBZ Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7737050)
    G-TORC Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7535036)
    G-UFOE Grob G.115A (8033)
    G-WARU Piper PA-28-161 (2842023)
    M-DSML Hawker-Siddeley 125-800B (258037)
    N346JV Piper PA-46-500TP (4697477)
    SX-ATF Boeing 737-406 (25423) Gainjet
    (VP293)/X Avro Shackleton T.4 (VP293) Preserved
    VP-CAQ Boeing 737-2V6 (22431)
    XV232/32 Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 (8007) Preserved

    Birmingham - 16:50

    A6-ENC Boeing 777-31HER (41083) Emirates Airlines
    CS-TEX Airbus A310-304 (565) HiFly
    D-AEBL Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000507) Lufthansa Regional
    EZ-A012 Boeing 757-22K (28337) Turkmenistan Airlines
    G-FFFC Cessna 510 Citation Mustang (510-0451) Flairjet
    G-LENM British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2273) Cello Aviation
    G-POWI Airbus A320-233 (2791) Titan Airways
    N350PB Piper PA-31-350 (31-8252028)
    VT-BDK Boeing 757-236F (24267) Blue Dart Aviation

    Saturday 13/12

    Hooton Park

    The Aeroplane Collection

    (BAPC-309) Fairey Gannet T.2 (unknown) ..cockpit
    (G-AFIU) Luton Parker CA-4 (CA-4) ..fuselage
    G-AFIU 2
    (G-AHUI) Miles M.38 Messenger (6335)
    G-AJEB Auster J/1N (2325)
    (G-AJFF) Miles M.38 Messenger (6363)
    (G-AKHZ) Miles M.65-1A Gemini (6527)
    (G-AKIO) Miles M.38 Messenger (6729)
    (XD624) de Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.11 (15449) ..dismantled
    unmarked Miles Wings Ltd Gulp 100A hang glider (unknown) ..wrapped up
    Gulp 100A
    WZ581 de Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.11 (unknown) ..booms and cowlings only, pod with private collector in Hemel Hempstead

    The Griffin Trust

    unmarked Easy Riser biplane microlight (unknown) ..wings only
    Easy Riser

    Private owners

    (BAPC-201) Mignet HM.14 Pou-du-Ciel (IJ.1) build fuselage
    (BGA466) Slingsby T.8 Tutor (MHL/RT.7) ..dismantled
    (BGA473/G-ALPU) Slingsby T.8 Tutor (MHL/RT.12) ..fuselage
    (G-9-450/XE584) Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (41H/679942) ..cockpit
    (WV903)/128 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.4 (AW.6118) ..cockpit
    unmarked Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.4 (unknown) ..cockpit
    Sea Hawk