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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.
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    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.

    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