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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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Thursday, 17 March 2016

16/03/16 - Cheltenham - Gloucester

Stu and Matt had a day out to the races.

Cheltenham Racecourse Heliport - thanks to the firemen for the walk-round.

G-BKII Reims/Cessna F.172M Skyhawk (1370) ..overflight filming
G-BLGV Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II (982) Heliflight (UK) Ltd
G-BLGV
G-BTNC Aerospatiale AS.365N2 Dauphin 2 (6409) Multiflight Ltd
G-BTNC
G-CFOJ Eurocopter EC.155B1 (6852) Starspeed Ltd
G-CFOJ
G-CUDY Enstrom 480B (5087) D Arcy Holdings Ltd.
G-CUDY
G-DCAM Eurocopter AS.355NP Ecureuil 2 (5750) GB Helicopters
G-DCAM
G-DCSI Robinson R44 Raven II (11746) DCS Group (UK) Ltd
G-DCSI
G-DMPI Agusta A-109E Power (11011) Castle Air Ltd
G-DMPI
G-DVIP Agusta A-109E Power (11217) Castle Air Ltd
G-DVIP
G-EMHC Agusta A-109E Power (11721) East Midlands Helicopters
G-EMHC
G-EMHD Agusta A-109S Grand (22027) Burton Aviation
G-EMHD
G-ENES Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III (4601) Celtic Energy Ltd
G-ENES
G-EVEE Robinson R44 Raven (1517) EFL Helicopters Ltd
G-EVEE
G-FRZN Agusta A-109S Grand (22125) Chobham Helicopters
G-FRZN
G-FUFU Agusta A-109S Grand (22058) Castle Air Charters
G-FUFU
G-GIBI Agusta A-109E Power (11685) Gazelle Management Services LLP
G-GIBI
G-GMGH Robinson R66 (0584) Private
G-GMGH
G-HOLM Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0574) Capital Air Services Ltd
G-HOLM
G-HWAA Eurocopter EC135T2 (0375) Bond Air Services/Midlands Air Ambulance
G-HWAA
G-IWFC AgustaWestland AW-109SP Grand New (22331) GB Helicopters
G-IWFC
G-JBCB Agusta A-109E Power (11168) Castle Air Ltd
G-JBCB
G-LBDC Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III (3806) Heli Logistics Ltd
G-LBDC
G-LONE Bell 206L-1 LongRanger (45729) Central Helicopters
G-LONE
G-MCAN Agusta A-109S Grand (22021) Castle Air Ltd
G-MCAN
G-MSPT Eurocopter EC135T2 (0361) M Sport Ltd
G-MSPT
G-NIPL Eurocopter AS.350B3 Ecureuil (7604) Pacific Helicopters Ltd
G-NIPL
G-NIVA Eurocopter EC.155B1 (6642) Execujet Europe
G-NIVA
G-OALI Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5115) Atlas Helicopters
G-OALI
G-ODSA Bell Helicopters 429 (57139) Starspeed Ltd
G-ODSA
G-ONEP Robinson R44 Clipper II (11363) Neptune Property Developments Ltd
G-ONEP
G-OPAH Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0635) GB Helicopters
G-OPAH
G-PIPB Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 (5261) Heli Air Ltd
G-PIPB
G-POTR Agusta A-109E Power (11043) Castle Air Ltd
G-POTR
G-SENS Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0833) Capital Air Services Ltd
G-SENS
G-TATS Aerospatiale AS.350BA Ecureuil (1905) Helitrain Ltd
G-TATS
G-TGGR Eurocopter EC120B Colibri (1224) Messiah Corporation Ltd
G-TGGR
G-TIPR Eurocopter AS.350B3 Ecureuil (4474) Thames Materials Holdings Ltd
G-TIPR
G-TOPC Aerospatiale AS.355F1 (5313) Kinetic Avionics Ltd
G-TOPC
G-VGMC Eurocopter AS.355N Ecureuil 2 (5693) GB Helicopters
G-VGMC
M-ERRY Sikorsky S-76B (760356) Trustair Ltd
M-ERRY
M-JCBA Sikorsky S-76C++ (760807) J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
M-JCBA
M-JCBC Sikorsky S-76C+ (760616) J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
M-JCBC
M-ONTY Sikorsky S-76C++ (760696) Trustair Ltd
M-ONTY
N109TF Agusta A-109A-II (7328) Chestham Park Inc Trustee
N109TF
N430PR Bell 430 (49008) N430SY Inc Trustee
N430PR

Gloucester - thanks to Keith for arranging the tours.

(D-HCKV)/"G-OPAS" Agusta A-109A-2 (7345) ..pod dumped
EI-DMG Cessna 441 Conquest II (441-0165) Dawn Meats Group Ltd
EI-DMG
EI-LEM Socata TB-9 Tampico Club (1384)
(G-ANJI)/C-GIZA de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (85099)
G-ASSS Cessna 172E (172-51467)
G-ATIS Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee C (28-2713)
G-AVGC Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (28-22777)
G-AVJJ Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B (30-1420)
G-AWFB Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow (28R-30689)
G-AWLZ Sportavia-Putzer RF-4D (4099)
G-AXEV Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B070)
G-AXVM Campbell Cricket (CA.329)
G-AYCG SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (59) Tiger Airways
G-AYWM Victa Airtourer T.4 (A.534)
G-AZGE SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (576)
G-BAUI Piper PA-23-250 Aztec (27-4335) ..dumped
G-BEBZ Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7615328)
G-BEPF SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (424)
G-BEVG Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II (34-7570060)
G-BFEK Reims/Cessna F.152 (1442)
G-BGBA Robin R.2100A (133)
G-BHCC Cessna 172M (172-66711)
G-BHFG SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (45) ..fuselage under restoration
(G-BIAX) Taylor JT.2 Titch (PFA 3228)
G-BIMT Reims/Cessna FA.152 (0361)
G-BKCC Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee (28-7405099)
G-BKDJ Robin DR.400-120 Dauphin 80 (1584)
G-BKDJ
G-BKGM Beech 3NM Expeditor (CA-203)
G-BLWH Fournier RF-6B-100 (7)
G-BNKD Cessna 172N (172-72329)
G-BNKD
G-BNMB Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7615369)
G-BNUN Beech 58P Baron (TJ-256)
G-BOCN Robinson R22 Beta (0726) HQ Aviation
G-BOHH Cessna 172N (172-73906)
G-BOXT Hughes 269C (0367) Jetscape Leisure Ltd
G-BPVN Piper PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga SP (32R-8029073)
G-BRBN Pitts S-1S Special (G.3)
G-BRRP Pitts S-1S Special (7-0332)
G-BSGK Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II (34-7870331)
G-BSOG Cessna 172M (172-63636)
G-BSWC/112 Boeing Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (75-5560)
G-BUUF Slingsby T.67MII Firefly (2116) Tiger Airways
G-BUXS Bolkow Bo-105DBS-4 (S-41/913) Bond Air Services
G-BUZZ Agusta-Bell AB.206B-2 JetRanger 2 (8178) Skypark (UK) Ltd
G-BVHF Grob G.115D-2 (82011)
G-BVMA Beech 200 King Air (BB-797) Dragonfly Air Charter
G-BVMA
G-BWNM Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow (28R-30435)
G-BWOH Piper PA-28-161 Cadet (2841061) Redhill Air Services Ltd
G-BWOH
G-BXRV Van's RV-4 (PFA 181-12482)
G-BXSG Robinson R22 Beta II (2789) Rivermead Aviation Ltd
G-BXUC Robinson R22 Beta (0908) Rivermead Aviation Ltd
G-BYVG Grob G.115E Tutor (82117) Royal Air Force/16(R)Sqn
G-BYVG
G-BZHU WAG-Aero Sport Trainer (AACA/351)
G-CAHA Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II (34-7770010) TGD Leasing Ltd
G-CDBS Bolkow Bo-105DBS-4 (S-738) Bond Air Services
G-CDDG Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (2816065)
G-CEDX Evektor EV-97 TeamEurostar UK (2006-2827)
G-CEMI Europa Europa XS (PFA 247-13989)
G-CGEI Cessna 550 Citation Bravo (550-0951) Executive Aviation Services
G-CHSY Aeroprakt A.22LS Foxbat (LAA 317B-15186)
G-CIKM Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.367)
G-CIKM
G-CIKX Robinson R66 (0555) SMT Aviation Ltd
G-DATR Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 JetRanger III (8588)
G-DATR
G-DHYS Titan T-51 Mustang (LAA 355-15190)
G-DIZY Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III (28R-7703401)
G-DLAK Cessna 208 (208-00340) Loch Lomond Seaplanes
G-DMPI Agusta A-109E Power (11011) Castle Air Ltd
G-DOBS Van's RV-8 (PFA 303-14739)
G-DROL Robinson R44 Raven II (11815)
G-ECJM Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III (28R-7803178)
G-EKIR Piper PA-28-161 Cadet (2841157)
G-ESTA Cessna 550 Citation II (550-0127) Executive Aviation Services
G-FORC SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (665)
G-FORZ Pitts S-1S Special (PFA 009-13393)
G-GCUF Robin DR.400-160 Chevalier (1504)
G-GDRV Van's RV-6 (21367)
G-GEHP Piper PA-28RT-201T Arrow IV (28R-8218014)
G-GEZZ Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II (1301) Rise Helicopters
G-GFCA Piper PA-28-161 Cadet (2841100)
G-GREY Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage (4636155)
G-HANS Robin DR.400-108 2+2 Tricycle (1384)
G-HANY Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 JetRanger III (8598)
G-HEMN Eurocopter EC135T2+ (1070) Bond Air Services
G-IASL Beech 60 Duke (P-21) ..dumped
G-IIRV Van's RV-7A (LAA 323-15074)
G-IPEP Beech B55 Baron (TC-2259)
G-IZZI Cessna T.182T (T182-08100)
G-JHPC Cessna 182T (182-82125)
G-JNSH Robinson R22 Beta II (4591) Hawesbates LLP
G-KARE Pilatus PC-12/47E (1257) Graham Aircraft Hire Ltd
G-KARE
G-LADD Enstrom 480 (5037)
G-LBRC Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV (28R-7918051)
G-LEZE Rutan Long Ez (PFA 074A-10702)
G-LFSB Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk (38-78A0072)
G-LUEK Cessna 182T (182-81740)
G-LWDC Bombardier 601 Challenger (3031) African Petroleum Ltd
G-MAXI Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II (34-7670150)
G-MDJE Cessna 208 (208-00336) Loch Lomond Seaplanes
G-MEGN Beech 200 King Air (BB-1518) Dragonfly Air Charter
G-MEGN
G-MHCM Enstrom F280FX (2052)
G-MRVP Van's RV-6 (PFA 181A-13403)
G-NDAA Bolkow Bo-105DBS-4 (S-135/914) Bond Air Services
(G-NIFE)/156 SNCAN Stampe SV.4A (156) Tiger Airways
G-NOIL Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander (0334) Aerospace Resources
G-NWEM Eurocopter EC135T2 (0270) Bond Air Services/North West Air Ambulance
G-NWEM
G-OCAC Robin R.2112 Alpha (371)
G-ODHB Robinson R44 Raven II (10985)
G-OEAT Robinson R22 Beta (0650)
G-OJAN Robinson R22 Beta (2012)
G-OLSA Aerostyle Breezer (014LSA)
G-OMNI Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7335130)
G-OOUK Cirrus Design SR-22 (1463)
G-OOUK
G-OPFA Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 (PFA 330-14298)
G-OPSS Cirrus Design SR-20 (1458)
G-OZZT Cirrus Design SR-22T (0073)
G-OZZT
G-PARG Pitts S-1S Special (19528-1)
G-PCOP Beech B200 King Air (BB-1860) Albert Bartlett & Sons (Airdrie) Ltd
G-PCOP
G-PLAY Robin R.2112 Alpha (170)
G-PORK American Aviation AA-5B (0625)
G-PTFE BRM Aero NG-5 Speed Wing (LAA 385-15245)
G-PUSH Rutan Long Ez (PFA 074A-10740)
G-PWIT Bell Helicopters 206L-1 LongRanger (45193)
G-RAFT Rutan Long Ez (PFA 074A-10734)
G-RAWS Rotorway Exec 162F (6492/6978)
G-RAYM Socata TB-20 Trinidad (2097) West Wales Airports
G-RFAD Sportavia-Putzer RF-4D (4115)
G-RVTT Van's RV-7 (PFA 323-13852)
G-SACH Stoddard-Hamilton GS-1 GlaStar (PFA 295-13088)
G-SCPL Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee F (28-7725160)
G-SDRY Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 (525C-0134) Flight Partner Ltd
G-SHCK Ikarus Comco C-42 FB80 (1509-7426)
G-SHED Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (28-7890068)
G-SHMI Evektor EV-97 TeamEurostar UK (2007-3013)
G-SHRT Robinson R44 Raven II (10473) Hingley Aviation Ltd
G-SNUZ Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-8416021) Freedom Aviation Ltd
G-SPHU Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0245) Bond Air Services
G-SPHU
G-TAAC Cirrus Design SR-20 (1694)
G-TAAC
G-TECA Tecnam P.2002-JF Sierra (218) Airways Aero Associations
G-TECB Tecnam P.2006T (122)
G-TECD Tecnam P.2006T (138)
G-TJDM Van's RV-6A (PFA 181A-13370)
G-TJDM
G-TMHK Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk (38-78A0025)
G-TREE Bell Helicopters 206B-3 JetRanger III (2826) Heliflight (UK) Ltd
G-TREE
G-TRJB Beech A36 Bonanza (E-2719)
G-TWSR Silence Aircraft Twister (PFA 329-14385)
G-TWTR Robinson R44 Raven II (13003)
G-VALY Socata TB-21 Trinidad TC (2081)
G-VZIM Robin R.2120 Alpha 160A (160A-07012)
G-WARX Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III (2842038)
G-WIZZ Agusta-Bell AB.206B JetRanger (8540) Rise Helicopters
G-XXBH Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 JetRanger III (8596)
G-ZZDD Schweizer 269C (S.1294)
M-WMWM Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 (525A-0113) Standard Aviation
M-WOOD Cessna 550 Citation Bravo (550-1042) Horizon Air Charter LLP
N102AN Cessna 208B (208B-0906) Aerodynamics Ltd
N124CP Cirrus Design SR-22 (3040)
N1424C Cessna 182T (182-81610)
N145DR Piper PA-34-220T Seneca V (3449240)
N217ET Cirrus Design SR-22 (3637)
N219PM Cirrus Design SR-22 (2756)
N224RC Cirrus Design SR-22 (2919)
N225RB Cirrus Design SR-22T (0010)
N242CV Diamond DA 42NG Twin Star (42.N174) C J King
N242CV
N250CC Piper PA-24-250 Comanche (24-1931)
N250MD Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B (31-742)
N264MC Cirrus Design SR-22 (4179)
N31008 Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP (3246229)
N31008
N374SR Cirrus Design SR-22 (2734)
N377C Socata TB-21 Trinidad TC (2222)
N394SE Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage (4636394)
N477PM Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B (31-7300956)
N520DS Diamond DA 40 Diamond Star (40.620)
N533DL Cessna 208 (208-00533) Aerodynamics
N533DL
N681EW Reims/Cessna F.182Q (0039)
N731/466 Boeing Stearman PT-13A Kaydet (75-045)
N750GF Cessna 750 Citation X (750-0244)
N767CM Beech A36 Bonanza (E-2723)
N790SR Cirrus Design SR-22 (2859)
N840CD Cirrus Design SR-20 (1535)
N840CD
N8523Y Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B (30-1684)
N899AE Beech 99 (U-23) Aerodynamics
N899DZ Beech B.99 (U-153) Aerodynamics
N899DZ
N89NB Cirrus Design SR-22 (3680)
N89NB
N916CD Cirrus Design SR-22 (0318)
(N936CT) Cirrus Design SR-22 (3111) ..cabin wreck
N936CT (1)
N980RJ Cirrus Design SR-22T GTS Platinum (0980)