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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.

    Updates:
    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.

    Tuesday, 9 June 2015

    24/05/15-07/06/15 - Abidjan

    Thanks to Jugs for a log covering two events at Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire:

    African Development Bank Annual Meeting 2015 25th May 2015 – 29th May 2015
    Royal visit by King of Morocco 30th May 2015 – 5th June 2015

    24/05

    F-GXBV Dassault Falcon 900EX (75) Equajet(Congo) ..dep to Brazzaville
    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force

    25/05

    9G-EXE Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (241) Republic of Ghana ..arr "Ghana 002"
    9H-VJC Bombardier Global Express (9448) VistaJet Malta ..dep 26th
    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CN-RAK Dassault Falcon 900EX (118)
    F-GXBV Dassault Falcon 900EX (75) Equajet(Congo)
    M-ARSL Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500802)
    N2237X Dassault Falcon 7X (241)
    ZS-OAK Bombardier Global 6000 (9631) ExecuJet South Africa ..arr "Mozambique 001"

    26/05

    3C-LGE Dassault Falcon 50 (246) ..arr/dep
    9G-EXE Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (241) Republic of Ghana ..dep "Ghana 002"
    9H-SFA Dassault Falcon 2000EX (039) ..arr "FJE135"
    CNA-MQ Aeritalia C-27J (4171) Royal Moroccan Air Force ..hex 0200A5
    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force .."Royal Maroc Air Force 209"
    CS-DVI Bombardier Global Express (9145) ..arr
    F-HEBO Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (236)
    G-LWDC Bombardier Challenger 601 (3031) ..arr
    N295JL Bombardier Challenger 604 (5415) MNGJet ..arr/dep
    N77FK Gulfstream G4SP (1357) ..arr/dep
    N827SA Hawker 800XP (258438) ..arr/dep to Abuja
    TR-AFJ Dassault Falcon 900 (46) ..arr/dep
    TR-KPR Boeing 777-236 (27108) Afrijet ..arr/dep
    TT-ABC Douglas MD87 (49888) Republique du Tschad ..arr/dep "Chad 003"/"TTABC"
    TY-24A Boeing 727-256 (20819) Government of Benin ..arr/dep
    ZS-ECB Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500832) ..arr/dep

    27/05

    CNA-MQ Aeritalia C-27J (4171) Royal Moroccan Air Force ..dep "Royal Maroc Air Force 341"
    CN-RAK Dassault Falcon 900EX (118) ..dep
    F-GXBV Dassault Falcon 900EX (75) Equajet(Congo) ..dep
    G-LWDC Bombardier Challenger 601 (3031) ..dep
    N2237X Dassault Falcon 7X (241)
    S5-AFR Hawker 800XP (258385) Elit Avia ..arr
    TU-VAF Gulfstream G3 (462) Government of Ivory Coast ..dep to Spriggs-Payne "Liberia 001"

    28/05

    5V-TTM Hawker 800XP2 (258632) ..arr
    5V-TTS Dassault Falcon 900 (33) ..arr/dep
    A6-ELD Bombardier Challenger 605 (5866) Mid East Jet ..arr "MJE 028"
    CN-RAK Dassault Falcon 900EX (118)
    HB-JSL Dassault Falcon 7X (194) Dasnair ..arr
    N2237X Dassault Falcon 7X (241) ..dep
    N295JL Bombardier Challenger 604 (5415) MNGJet ..arr/dep
    N770MS Bombardier Challenger 604 (5491) ..arr/dep
    N77FK Gulfstream G4SP (1357) ..dep
    ZS-OAK Bombardier Global 6000 (9631) ExecuJet South Africa ..dep

    29/05

    CNA-MQ Aeritalia C-27J (4171) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CS-DVI Bombardier Global Express (9145) ..dep to Luanda
    G-LWDC Bombardier Challenger 601 (3031) ..dep
    M-ARSL Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500802) ..dep
    N827SA Hawker 800XP (258438)
    N828UM Bombardier Challenger 604 (5427) ..arr
    TR-AFJ Dassault Falcon 900 (46)
    ZS-JPO Bombardier Challenger 300 (20383) ..arr/dep

    30/05

    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CNA-OM Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4875) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CN-AMS Gulfstream G550 (5271) Royal Moroccan Air Force ..arr "Royal Maroc Air Force 136"
    CN-CTA Bombardier Challenger 300 (20405)
    CN-RBS Hawker 900XP (HA-0091)
    CN-RGA Boeing 747-428 (25629) Royal Air Maroc
    CN-RNS Boeing 767-36NER (30115) Royal Air Maroc
    CN-TLA Cessna 680 (680-0273)
    M-ARSL Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14500802)
    TR-AFJ Dassault Falcon 900 (46)
    ZS-IDC Cessna 680 (680-0224)

    05/06

    CNA-MQ Aeritalia C-27J (4171) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CN-AMS Gulfstream G550 (5271) Royal Moroccan Air Force ..dep
    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force
    CN-RGA Boeing 747-428 (25629) Royal Air Maroc ..dep

    06/06

    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force

    07/06

    CNA-OI Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4733) Royal Moroccan Air Force