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Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2018:
Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 73-1167 & 74-1638 of USAF/53rdWEG at Oshkosh 2016

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.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

24/03/15 - Stokes Bay - Lee-on-Solent - Hamble

Stu & Pat had a day out to Gosport to see the Carrier.

Stokes Bay - CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt 

CVN-71

CVW-1 AB

VFA-11 "Red Rippers" 
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet

166628/100 (F-121) ..on hangar deck
166634/101 (F-127) ..on hangar deck
166624/102 (F-117)
166625/103 (F-118)
166629/104 (F-122)
166610/105 (F-103)
166631/106 (F-124)
166633/107 (F-126) ..on hangar deck
166623/110 (F-116)
166626/111 (F-119)
166627/112 (F-120)

VFA-211 "Fighting Checkmates" 
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet

166797/200 (F-170) ..on hangar deck
166799/201 (F-172)
166805/202 (F-178)
166807/203 (F-180)
166808/204 (F-181)
166809/205 (F-182)
166812/206 (F-185)
166813/207 (F-186)
166814/210 (F-187)
166815/211 (F-188) ..moved to hangar deck
166816/212 (F-189)

VFA-136 "Knighthawks" 
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet

166820/300 (E-139)
166821/301 (E-140)
166822/302 (E-141)
166823/303 (E-142)
166824/304 (E-143)
166825/305 (E-144)
166826/306 (E-145)
166827/307 (E-146)
166828/310 (E-147)
166829/311 (E-148)
166818/312 (E-137)
166817/313 (E-136)

VAQ-137 "Rooks" 
McDonnell-Douglas EA-18G Growler

168266/500 (G-048)
168267/501 (G-049)
168269/502 (G-051) ..moved to hangar deck
168270/503 (G-052)
168274/504 (G-056)

VMFA-251 "Thunderbolts" 
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18C Hornet

164902/400 (C-361)
164892/401 (C-353) ..moved to hangar deck
164958/402 (C-378)
164975/403 (C-390)
164900/404 (C-360)
164980/405 (C-395)
164964/406 (C-381)
164952/410 (C-375)
164909/411 (C-368)
164973/412 (C-388)

VAW-125 "Tigertails" 
Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

168592/600 (AA-?)
168593/601 (AA-?)
168594/602 (AA-?) ..on hangar deck
168595/603 (AA-?)
168321/604 (AA-?)

HS-11 "Dragon Slayers" 
Sikorsky SH-60F Oceanhawk

164800/610 (701946) ..on hangar deck
164801/611 (701947) ..on hangar deck
164615/612 (701804) ..by Island

Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk

165115/614 (701953) ..by Island
163795/615 (701676) ..on hangar deck
165120/616 (702284)
165256/617 (702289)

HSM-46 "Grandmasters" USS Winston Churchill
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk

167038/HQ-466 (703822) ..on hangar deck


Overflights

G-BEMB Reims-Cessna F.172M (1487)
G-CEYE Piper PA-32R-300 (32R-7780533)

Lee-on-Solent

G-CGIJ AgustaWestland AW139 (31203) CHC Scotia/Coast Guard
G-CGIR Remos GX Mirage (366)
G-CIGM Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander (2312) Britten-Norman Aircraft Ltd
G-JSAT Britten-Norman BN-2T Turbine Islander (2277)
G-OALI Aerospatiale AS.355F1 (5115) Atlas Helicopters
G-OVFR Reims-Cessna F.172N (1892)
G-RAIX/KF584/RAI-X Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard 4 (CCF4-409)
G-SAMZ Cessna 150D (150-60536)
ZG996 Britten-Norman BN-2T-4S Defender AL.2 (4010) Army Air Corps

Hamble

XM693 Folland Gnat T.1 (FL.503) Preserved
XM693

Sunday, 15 March 2015

29/10/14 - Bogota - Caracas

From RichT on the Aeroprints Tour.

Bogota

73-1217 Beech C-12C (BD-13) US Air Force
84-00177 Beech C-12U (BL-107) US Army
85-01270 Beech C-12U (BP-61) US Army National Guard
CC-BAN Airbus A320 (4758) LAN Airlines
CC-BAZ Airbus A320 (5229) LAN Airlines
CC-BDB Boeing 767 (40590) LAN Colombia
CC-BFC Airbus A320 (5316) LAN Airlines
CC-BFD Airbus A320 (5324) LAN Airlines
CC-BFE Airbus A320 (5364) LAN Airlines
CC-CWF Boeing 767 (34626) LAN Airlines
CC-CZZ Boeing 767 (25756) LAN Cargo
CS-TFY Airbus A320 (1868) MasterJet
D-AIHC Airbus A340 (523) Lufthansa
F-GLZR Airbus A340 (307) Air France
FAC0001 Boeing 737NG (29272) Colombian Air Force
FAC1015 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4498) Colombian Air Force
FAC1041 Fokker 28 (11162) SATENA
HK-4949 ATR-42 (621) SATENA
FAC1201 Boeing 707 (19716) Colombian Air Force
FAC1202 Boeing 767 (24157) Colombian Air Force
FAC1203 Boeing 727 (19868) Colombian Air Force
FAC1204 Boeing 727 (22608) Colombian Air Force
FAC1209 Boeing 737 (25262) Colombian Air Force
FAC1215 Embraer Emb135 (14501095) Colombian Air Force
FAC-1247 Boeing 727 (20303) Colombian Air Force
FAC-5733 Beechcraft King Air 350 (FL-689) Colombian Air Force
HC-CJV Airbus A320 (4547) AeroGal
HC-CKN Airbus A319 (1882) AeroGal
HK-4491 DHC-8 (478) LAN Colombia
HK-4505 Embraer Emb190 (19000114) Copa Airlines Colombia
HK-4521 Bae Jetstream 41 (41092) Easyfly
HK-4549 Airbus A320 (3408) Avianca
HK-4607 Boeing 727 (22476) SELVA Cargo
HK-4730 Antonov AN-26 (9510) Aerolineas Del Caribe
HK-4817 Airbus A320 (1725) Viva Colombia
HK-4818 Airbus A320 (1306) Viva Colombia
HK-4888X Antonov AN-26 (10406) ServiCaribe Express
HK-4956 ATR-72 (1116) Regional Express Americas
HK-5000 ATR-72 (1142) Regional Express Americas
HK-5070-X ATR-42 (655) EasyFly
HK-5071-X ATR-42 (651) EasyFly
HP-1374CMP Boeing 737NG (30459) Copa Airlines
N195AV Airbus A320 (5195) Avianca
N280AV Airbus A330 (1400) Avianca
N398AV Airbus A320 (3988) Avianca
N426AV Airbus A320 (4026) Avianca
N477AV Airbus A320 (5477) Avianca
N519AV Airbus A319 (5119) Avianca
N536AV Airbus A320 (5360) Avianca
N557AV Airbus A319 (5057) Avianca
N598EL Airbus A318 (2552) Avianca
N599AV Airbus A320 (4599) Avianca
N612MX Airbus A319 (1612) Avianca
N690AV Airbus A319 (5944) Avianca
N694AV Airbus A319 (6068) Avianca Central America
N725AV Airbus A321 (6219) Avianca Central America
N789AV Airbus A320 (4789) Avianca
N900JG Dassault Falcon 7X (115) Elmet 7X Inc
N968AV Airbus A330 (1009) Avianca
N969AV Airbus A330 (1016) Avianca
N973AV Airbus A330 (1073) Avianca
N992TA Airbus A319 (2066) Avianca

Caracas-Simon Bolivar

CS-TOF Airbus A330 (308) TAP Portugal
CS-TOF
D-AIKL Airbus A330 (905) Lufthansa
D-AIKL
EC-LZJ Airbus A330 (1490) Iberia
EC-LZJ
F-GZCA Airbus A330 (422) Air France
F-GZCA
HP-1538CMP Boeing 737NG (36554) Copa Airlines
HP-1538CMP
LY-COM Airbus A320 (0528) Cubana
LY-COM
LY-VEW Airbus A320 (1005) Cubana
LY-VEW
N118T Dassault Falcon 2000EX (022) Union Credit Leasing Corp
N118T
N121JD IAI Westwind (252) Island Transport Group LLC
N137WS Gulfstream 4 (1307) G1307 LLC
N163FJ Dassault Falcon 7X (163) Dassault Falcon Jet Corp
N179JA Gulfstream 200 (088) Don Goyo Aviation Corp
N179JA
N196AT Learjet 45 (45-344) Champion Aviation Holdings Inc
N199HE IAI Astra Jet (027) 2029 Aircraft Trust 2 LLC Trustee
N200VR Gulfstream 200 (133) 200PG PSA Holdings LLC
N222G Grumman Gulfstream 3 (422) Solid Investment Aircorp Inc
N227CP Canadair Challenger 601 (5097) Alesworth Inc
N234ES Learjet 55 (55C-138) CSC Trust Co Of Delaware Trustee~ Wilmington, DE
N247DH Swearingen SA227AT Merlin (AT-626B) Ameriflight
N247DH
N276GR Canadair Challenger 601 (5174) L60-215 Holdings LLC
N27FL Hawker 800XP (258426) Encato Investments Inc
N339CC Hawker 800XP (258277) International Aircraft Finance & Leasing Inc
N34FS Canadair Challenger 604 (5307) Scott Villanueva
N34VR Cessna Citation X (750-0034) Citation 0034 Corp
N414PE BAe.125-800 (258090) White Flight Inc
N445BH Canadair Challenger 605 (5758) Delaware Trust Co Trustee
N450KK Gulfstream 4 (1225) Las Eugenias Aircraft Holdings LLC
N493SA Boeing 737 (29487)
N564RM IAI Westwind (434) SY 1826 Enterprises Inc
N604DS Cessna Citation II (550-0647) Bank Of Utah Trustee
N682TA Airbus A320 (3581) Avianca Central America
N682TA
N724AV Airbus A320 (6153) Avianca
N747CX Dassault Falcon 20 (442) Main Event LLC
N747CX
N75FC Cessna Citationjet (525-0455) Bank Of Utah Trustee
N777GU Canadair Challenger 601 (5084) GUG LLC
N796HR IAI Astra Jet (085) Incopair II Inc
N797AX Boeing 767 (23147) ABX Air - DHL Worldwide Express
N797AX
N802NN Boeing 737NG (31073) American Airlines
N802NN
N810AA Gulfstream 200 (063) Delaware Trust Co Trustee
N818JH IAI Westwind (341) Bank Of Utah Trustee
N818JH
N94AM Dassault Falcon 2000LX (154) Aircraft Finance Aircorp Inc
N95JN Learjet 35 (35A-595) Successful Winner Corp
N95JN
N97BD Beechcraft King Air 200 (BB-1277) Mark Solomon Trustee
PR-GIT Boeing 737NG (28403) GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes
PR-GIT
YV185T Swearingen SA227AC Metro (DC-704B)
YV185T
YV1243 Douglas MD-81 (49908) LASER
YV1243
YV1574 Swearingen SA227TT Merlin (TT-435) Helitec
YV1574
YV1607 Beechcraft King Air 90 (LJ-0973) Transportes Guyanes SA
YV1607
YV1734 Beechcraft 1900 (UB-57) Aeropanamericano CA
YV1734
YV1766 Cessna 208B (208B0793)
YV1844 LET L-410 (831114)
YV1844
YV2085 Beech C90GTi (LJ-1941)
YV2085
YV2110 Cessna Citation V (560-0511) Transpolar CA
YV2110
YV2419 Beechcraft King Air 90 (LJ-1828)
YV2443 Cessna Citation II (550-0214) Hotel Tampa
YV2485 Dassault Falcon 900EX (196)
YV2486 Dassault Falcon 900EX (197) PDVSA Petroleo SA
YV2493 Beech 200 (BL-23)
YV2493
YV2565 Learjet 45 (45-389) PDVSA Petroleo SA
YV2653 Beechcraft King Air 90 (LJ-0720)
YV266T Cessna Citation II (550-0943) Ricardo Cohen
YV2686 Cessna Citation V (560-0093) Segrus Guyana CA
YV2722 Boeing 737 (24031) Estelar Latinoamerica
YV2757 ATR-42 (206) LTA - Linea Turistica Aereotuy
YV2757
YV2793 McDonnell MD-82 (49796) Aeropostal
YV2851 Embraer Emb190 (19000515) ConViasa
YV2851
YV2855 Cessna Citation II (550-0427) Profit Corporation CA
YV2872 IAI Astra Jet (036) Constructora Francisco Miranda CA
YV2872
YV2911 Embraer Emb190 (19000610) ConViasa
YV2911
YV2927 MD-82 (49924) LASER
YV2927
YV2943 Embraer Emb190 (19000634) ConViasa
YV2943
YV2966 Embraer Emb190 (19000646) ConViasa
YV2966
YV2990 Douglas MD-83 (53473) ASERCA Aeroservicios Carabobo
YV2990
YV2992 Douglas MD-82 (53206) Aeropostal
YV2992
YV380T Boeing 737 (22127) RUTACA Airlines
YV380T
YV388T LET L-410 (882040)
YV469T MD-81 (53299) LASER
YV469T
YV485T MD-83 (49668) Aserca
YV485T
YV494T McDonnell MD-82 (49521) ASERCA Aeroservicios Carabobo
YV494T
YV528T Boeing 767 (24349) SBA Airlines
YV528T
YV535T Boeing 737 (23153) Venezolana - Linea Aerea De Venezuela
YV535T

Venezuela - Museo Aeronautico De La Fuerza Aerea Venezolana Maracay - 28/10/14

Visited by RichT.

"1" Fleet 10D (unknown)
1 FLEET 10D

"2" Morane-Saulnier MS.147 (unknown)
2

0022 Beech VT-34A Mentor (CG305N)
0022

(0023)/1E35 de Havilland Vampire T.11 (15060)
1E35 De Havilland DH-115 Vampire T55 Venezuela Airforce

0054 Beech VT-34A Mentor (CG306N)
0054

0271 Fairchild PT-19B Cornell (T43-5129)
0271

0453 English Electric Canberra B(I).88 (71602)
0453

"0984" North American F-86K Sabre (221-85) ..ex 55-4845 and German Air Force
0984

1052 Rans S-6/TR Coyote II (unknown)
1052

1673 Fairchild C-123B Provider (20295)
1673

2112 Aerospatiale SE.3160 Alouette III (1405)
2112

(2228)/"5AR1" Beech D18S (A-839)
5AR1

2531 de Havilland DH.104 Dove 2A (04382)
2531

2641 Rockwell OV-10E Bronco (354-002)
2641

3137 Bell 412 (33013)
3137

3168 Beech Queen Air B80 (LD444)
3168

(3741)/"2B40" North American B-25J Mitchell (108-35109) ..ex 43-28096
2B40

3861 Rockwell T-2D Buckeye (398-9)
3861

4058 Dassault Mirage 50EV (unknown)
4058

4402 Alenia G.222 (4081)
4402

4939 Beech Queen Air 65 (LC25)
4939

5612 Rockwell T-2D Buckeye (358-7) ..ex 159136
5612

6023 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (9P-11)
6023

(6409)/"2A39" English Electric Canberra B.82 (71191)
2A39

6780 BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 (unknown)
6780

8519 Bell UH-1B Iroquois (1070)
8519

8720 Beech Queen Air B80 (LD283)

9456 Canadair VF-5A (1083)
9456

1A36 North American F-86F Sabre (unknown)
1A36

"1HR1" Westland WS.51 Dragonfly HR.5 (WG725)
1HR1

1XDT Bensen B8M Gyrocopter (unknown)
1XDT

3B34 de Havilland Venom FB.54 (unknown)
3B34

3C35 de Havilland Vampire FB.52 (unknown)
3C35

4AHR1 Sikorsky UH-19B Chickasaw (55-911)
4AHR1

4AT1 Douglas C-49K (4984)
4AT1

6BR1 Beech AT-7C/C-45F (2257)
6BR1

6HR1 Bell 47J Ranger (1782)
6HR1

7AT1 Douglas C-54D Skymaster (10287)
7AT1

10B36 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (399-53770) ..ex 44-32809
10B36

ARV-0102 Grumman S-2E Tracker (142C)
ARV-0102

E-040 BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 (unknown)
E040

E-26 Vultee BT-13B Valiant (unknown) ..possibly ET-4 c/n 79-1685 ex 42-90688
E26

E-45 North American T-6G Texan (unknown) ..probably really E-71 c/n 78-6445
E45

(E-96)/2 North American T-6G Texan (81-4128)
E96

EV-7001 Beech Queen Air B80 (LD441)
EV-7001

(F-AZBB) Caudron G.3 (02)
F-AZBB

GN-6708 Cessna A185E Skywagon (185-1211)
GN-6708

MR-38 Cessna 150D (15060741)
MR38

(N14RL)/"1" Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (75-1447)
N14RL

(N123BH)/"7" Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (75-1698)
N123BH

"YV-C-AKE" Douglas C-47 (unknown) ..painted to represent the aircaft that crashed on 27/08/72 killing all on board
YV-C-AKE

(YV-E-MR-20) Champion 7EC Traveler (7EC-346)
YV-E-MR20

(YV-T-RTC)/"1840" Douglas C-47A (12386)
1840

YV-UL-008 Rand Robinson KR-2S (unknown)
YV-UL-008

unmarked/"Tucan" Breguet 273 (unknown)
TUCAN

unmarked Fairchild PT-19 Cornell (unknown)
OLDTHING

unmarked/"Tacarigua" Hanriot HD-1 Replica (unknown)
TACANIGUA

unmarked Morane-Saulnier MS.230 (unknown)
FRAME

unmarked/E2-S North American P-51D Mustang Replica (n/a)
P51 REPLICA