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Welcome to our Trip Report Blog.
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 



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) Island

Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk

165115/614 (701953) 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


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


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


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