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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

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Saturday, 12 March 2016

11/03/16 - Birmingham - Coningsby - East Kirkby - Cranwell - East Midlands

Pat and Stu had a day out for some Typhoons.

10/03 - Birmingham - 20:00

A6-ENF Boeing 777-31HER (41085) Emirates Airlines
D-CAVA Swearingen SA.227AC Metro III (AC-758B) Bin Air
EI-DVE Airbus A320-214 (3129) Aer Lingus
EI-FHT Boeing 737-8JP (40867) Norwegian Air International
EI-FMK Aerospatiale ATR 72-600 (1297) Aer Lingus Regional
EI-FOF Boeing 737-8AS (44716) Ryanair
F-GRXK Airbus A319-115LR (2716) Air France
G-BYAW Boeing 757-204 (27234) Thomson Airways
G-BYAY Boeing 757-204 (28836) Thomson Airways
G-ECOT de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4251) Flybe
G-FDZG Boeing 737-8K5 (35139) Thomson Airways
G-FFFC Cessna 510 Citation Mustang (510-0451) Flairjet
G-TCDL Airbus A321-211(SL) (6968) Thomas Cook Airlines
N284DH Boeing 767-304ER (28040) ex TUIfly Nordic
SP-ENI Boeing 737-43Q (28489) Enter Air
VT-ANP Boeing 787-8 (36287) Air India

11/03 - Coningsby

30+45 Eurofighter Typhoon (GS030) German Air Force/TLG 73
30+48 Eurofighter Typhoon (GS033) German Air Force/TLG 73
30+50 Eurofighter Typhoon (GS035) German Air Force/TLG 73
30+50
30+57 Eurofighter Typhoon (GS041) German Air Force/TLG 31
30+57
30+58 Eurofighter Typhoon (GS042) German Air Force/TLG 31
"EN398"/JE-J Spitfire IX FSM (Unknown) Preserved
G-FRAS Dassault Falcon 20C (82) Cobham Leasing Ltd
G-FRAS
PZ865/EG-S Hawker Hurricane IIc (PZ865) BBMF
PZ865
XR753/XI English Electric Lightning F.6 (95218) Preserved
(XS897)/"XP765"/A English Electric Lightning F.6 (95243) Preserved
XW924/G British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712079) Preserved
ZH106/06 Boeing Sentry AEW.1 (24114) 8/54 Sqn
ZH106
ZH106 Fin
ZH107/07 Boeing Sentry AEW.1 (24499) 8/54 Sqn
ZJ802/DW Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT003) 11 Sqn
ZJ805/BD Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT006) 29(R) Sqn
ZJ805
ZJ808/BP Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT009) 29(R) Sqn
ZJ810/BI Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT011) 29(R) Sqn
ZJ812/BK Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT013) 29(R) Sqn
ZJ812
ZJ813/BL Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT014) 29(R) Sqn
ZJ814/BH Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT015) 29(R) Sqn
ZJ814
(ZJ815)/EB-H Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT016) 41(R) TES Sqn
ZJ913/QO-M Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS004) 3 Sqn
ZJ913
(ZJ917)/QO-G Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS008) 3 Sqn
ZJ919/DC Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS010) 11 Sqn
ZJ932/DB Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS023) 11 Sqn
ZJ935/DJ Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS026) 11 Sqn
ZJ935
ZJ936/QO-C Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS027) 3 Sqn
ZJ936
(ZJ942)/DH Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS035) 11 Sqn
ZK316/FA Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS075) 1 Sqn
ZK316
ZK320/BR Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS081) 29(R) Sqn
ZK320
ZK325/FK Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS086) 1 Sqn
ZK325
ZK331/BT Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS092) 29(R) Sqn
ZK331
ZK336/FD Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS097) 1 Sqn
ZK336
ZK339/EB-E Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS100) 41(R) TES Sqn
ZK348/FN Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS109) 1 Sqn
ZK348
(ZK380)/BG Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 (BT025) 29(R) Sqn
ZZ333 Airbus Voyager KC.3 (1312) 10/101 Sqn, overflight

11/03 - East Kirkby - Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

(AE436) Handley-Page Hampden B.I (unknown) ..fuselage section
AE436
(BL655) Supermarine Spitfire F.Vb (CBAF.1680) ..forward fuselage wreckage
BL655
(G-ASXX)/NX611/LE-H/DX-C Avro Lancaster B.VII (Unknown)
G-ASXX
G-ASXX Art
(N473DC)/2100882/3X-P Douglas C-47A-75-DL (19345) Dakota Heritage Inc Trustee
N473DC
(NP294) Percival P.31 Proctor (H.678) ..dismantled
NP294
(WH957) English Electric Canberra E.15 (SH1682) ..nose
WH957

11/03 - Cranwell

G-BYUB/UB Grob G.115E Tutor (82087) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-BYUN/UN Grob G.115E Tutor (82099) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-BYUS/US Grob G.115E Tutor (82103) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-BYUU/UU Grob G.115E Tutor (82105) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-BYVO/VO Grob G.115E Tutor (82125) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-BYWB/WB Grob G.115E Tutor (82137) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-BYWN/WN Grob G.115E Tutor (82149) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-BYXP/XP Grob G.115E Tutor (82176) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns
G-CGKC/KC Grob G.115E Tutor (82303) 16(R)/115(R) Sqns

11/03 - East Midlands - 16:45

D-CAUW Cessna 560 Citation Encore (560-0578) SFD Stuttgart Flugdienst
EI-EPA Boeing 737-8AS (34987) Ryanair
EI-FOC Boeing 737-8AS (44714) Ryanair
G-BTPF British Aerospace ATPF (2013) West Atlantic
G-BWLF Cessna 404 Titan (404-0414) RVL Aviation
G-JEDM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4077) Flybe
G-JZHC Boeing 737-8K5 (30593) Jet 2
G-LEAF Reims/Cessna F406 Caravan II (F406-0018) RVL Aviation
G-MAJL British Aerospace Jetstream 41 (41087) Eastern Airways
G-MIND Cessna 404 Titan (404-0004) RVL Aviation
G-OXFG Piper PA-34-220T Seneca V (3449486) CAE Oxford Aviation Academy ..overshoot
G-TAWL Boeing 737-8K5 (37243) Thomson Airways
M-JCBC Sikorsky S-76C+ (760616) J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
N419MC Boeing 747-48EF (28367) Atlas Air
N499MC Boeing 747-47UF (29260) Atlas Air
S2-AHF Aerospatiale ATR 72-500 (636) for Novo Air, ex BQB Lineas Aereas
SE-MHG British Aerospace ATPF (2014) West Atlantic
UR-82073 Antonov An-124-100 (9773054359139) Antonov Airlines

11/03 - Birmingham - 18:00

D-AIUH Airbus A320-214(SL) (6225) Lufthansa
D-AIZB Airbus A320-214 (4120) Lufthansa
EI-EKS Boeing 737-8AS (38504) Ryanair
EI-FEE Boeing 737-8AS (44686) Ryanair
EI-FHO Boeing 737-86N (35647) Norwegian Air International
EI-FJF Boeing 737-86N (36814) Norwegian Air International
G-BYAY Boeing 757-204 (28836) Thomson Airways
G-OZBR Airbus A321-231 (1794) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBZ Airbus A321-231 (1421) Monarch Airlines
HA-TAG SAAB 340A (078) Fleet Air International
M-GYQM Bombardier BD700 Global Express XRS (9189) Head Win Group Ltd
PH-BCE Boeing 737-8K2 (42151) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
N284DH Boeing 767-304ER (28040) ex TUIfly Nordic
SP-ENI Boeing 737-43Q (28489) Enter Air
SX-RFA Boeing 757-23N (30232) Gainjet
VT-ANE Boeing 787-8 (36280) Air India