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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, 12 May 2016

10-11/05/16 - Birmingham - Mildenhall - Lakenheath - Cambridge - Stansted - Luton - Booker - Oxford

Ian, Stu, Matthew & Paul had a couple of days in the East Anglian drizzle. Pics by Ian.

10/05 - Birmingham - 05:30

9H-MTF Boeing 737-329 (23774) Multiflight
D-AILD Airbus A319-114 (0623) Lufthansa
D-AIUF Airbus A320-214(SL) (6141) Lufthansa
EC-IMX Embraer Emb-120ER (120158) Swiftair
EI-DPM Boeing 737-8AS (33640) Ryanair
G-CPEU Boeing 757-236 (29941) Thomson Airways
G-ECOJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4229) Flybe
G-FBEJ Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000155) Flybe
G-FBJA Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000326) Flybe
G-FBJB Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000327) Flybe
G-FBJI Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000355) Flybe
G-FBJK Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000359) Flybe
G-JECJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4110) Flybe
G-JECO de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4126) Flybe
G-NMAK Airbus A319-115 (2550) Twinjet Aircraft
G-OZBH Airbus A321-231 (2105) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBY Airbus A32-0214 (1320) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBZ Airbus A321-231 (1421) Monarch Airlines
G-RAJJ British Aerospace 146-200 (E2108) Cello Aviation
G-ZBAD Airbus A321-231(SL) (5582) Monarch Airlines
G-ZBAR Airbus A320-214 (2142) Monarch Airlines
HA-TAB SAAB 340A (083) Fleet Air International
M-GYQM Bombardier Global Express (9189) Head Win Group Ltd
M-IRNE Hawker 850XP (258778) Robert Norman Edmiston
N472MM Gulfstream G4 (1072) Pegasus Elite Aviation
SX-ATF Boeing 737-406 (25423) Gainjet

10/05 - Mildenhall - 08:15-09:30, 14:15-19:30

58-0001 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17746) United States Air Force/92ndARW
58-0086 Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (17831) United States Air Force/91stARS/6thAMW
58-0118/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17863) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
58-0118
59-1464/D Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (17952) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
59-1464
59-1502 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17990) United States Air Force/22ndARW
59-1513/D Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (18001) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
59-1513
60-0320 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18095) United States Air Force/91stARS/6thAMW
60-0322 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18097) United States Air Force/72ndARS/434thARW
61-0267/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18174) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
61-0277 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18184) United States Air Force/117thARS/190thARW/KS ANG
61-0321/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18228) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
61-0321
62-3564 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18547) United States Air Force/22ndARW
62-4131/OF Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint (18471) United States Air Force/38thRS/55thWg
62-4131
63-7999 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18616) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
63-8027/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18644) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
63-8884/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18732) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW
64-14837 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18777) United States Air Force/22ndARW
79-0433 Douglas KC-10A Extender (48200) United States Air Force/32ndARS/305thARW
79-0433
79-0434 Douglas KC-10A Extender (48201) United States Air Force/32ndARS/305thARW
81-0626 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4939) United States Air Force/164thAS/179thAW/OH ANG
81-0266
87-0042 Lockheed C-5M Galaxy (500-128) United States Air Force/22ndAS/60thAW
87-0042
91-26353 Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk (701654) United States Air Force/56thRQS/48thFW ..overflight into LN
08-0050 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1038) United States Air Force/7thSOS/352ndSOW
11-0057 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1036) United States Air Force/7thSOS/352ndSOW
11-0058 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1037) United States Air Force/7thSOS/352ndSOW
11-0061 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1041) United States Air Force/7thSOS/352ndSOW
11-5731 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5731) United States Air Force/67thSOS/352ndSOW
11-5731
11-5737 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5737) United States Air Force/67thSOS/352ndSOW
12-0064 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1045) United States Air Force/7thSOS/352ndSOW
12-5757 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5757) United States Air Force/67thSOS/352ndSOW
13-5778 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5778) United States Air Force/67thSOS/352ndSOW
13-5778
13-5786 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5786) United States Air Force/67thSOS/352ndSOW
D-HFCV Robinson R44 (1730) ..overflight
ZH101 Boeing Sentry AEW.1 (24109) Royal Air Force/8/54 Sqn ..approaches
ZH101
ZZ664 Boeing Airseeker R.1 (18773) Royal Air Force/51 Sqn
ZZ665 Boeing Airseeker R.1 (18778) Royal Air Force/51 Sqn

10/05 - Lakenheath - 09:45-14:00

61-0321/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18228) United States Air Force/351stARS/100thARW ..approach
84-0046/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15D Eagle (942) United States Air Force/48thFW
86-0154/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle (1001) United States Air Force/48thFW
86-0171/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle (1020) United States Air Force/48thFW
86-0174/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle (1024) United States Air Force/48thFW
86-0178/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle (1029) United States Air Force/48thFW
89-26208/LN Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk (701439) United States Air Force/56thRQS/48thFW
91-0301/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1208) United States Air Force/48thFW
91-0303/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1210) United States Air Force/48thFW
91-303
91-0306/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1213) United States Air Force/48thFW
91-0309/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1216) United States Air Force/48thFW
91-309
91-0310/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1217) United States Air Force/48thFW
91-0321/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1228) United States Air Force/48thFW
91-0326/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1233) United States Air Force/48thFW
91-0603/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1246) United States Air Force/48thFW
96-0201/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1331) United States Air Force/48thFW
96-201
96-0202/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1335) United States Air Force/48thFW
96-202
96-0204/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1341) United States Air Force/48thFW
98-0131/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1361) United States Air Force/48thFW
98-0133/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1363) United States Air Force/48thFW
00-3001/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1367) United States Air Force/48thFW
00-3002/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1368) United States Air Force/48thFW
00-3003/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1369) United States Air Force/48thFW
01-2000/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1371) United States Air Force/48thFW
01-2003/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1374) United States Air Force/48thFW
05-4089 Lockheed F-22A Raptor (4089) United States Air Force/325thFW
Raptor
05-4107 Lockheed F-22A Raptor (4107) United States Air Force/325thFW
Raptor
N742CK Boeing 747-446BCF (24424) Kalitta Air
N742CK

11/05 - Cambridge

5607 Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules (5607) Royal Norwegian Air Force
84001/841 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4039) Withdrawn from use
84003/843 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4628) Withdrawn from use
EI-LED Airbus A321-211(SL) (6726) Aeroflot
EI-SVX Airbus A321-211(SL) (6817) Aeroflot
G-AVEN Reims/Cessna F.150G (0202)
G-BXSE Cessna 172R (172-80352)
N821CC Cirrus Design SR-22 (1427)
N95D Piper PA-34-220T (3449060)

11/05 - Stansted

99-0003 Boeing C-32A (29027) United States Air Force/1stAS/89thAW
9H-ALL Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 (525A-0005) Luxwing Aviation
A4O-AD Gulfstream G550 (5320) Oman Royal Flight
A6-HRM Boeing 747-422 (26903) Dubai Government Air Wing
A6-NKL Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (14500944) Nakheel Aviation
A7-HMD Eurocopter EC.155B1 (6850) Gulf Helicopters
A7-HSJ Airbus A320-232 (5255) Qatar Airways Amiri Flight
G-PFCT Learjet 45 (45-055) Zenith Aviation Ltd
G-POWD Boeing 767-36NER (30847) Titan Airways
G-TCSX Boeing 757-2K2 (26330) TCS Expeditions
G-ZAPW Boeing 737-3L9 (24219) Titan Airways
G-ZAPX Boeing 757-256 (29309) Titan Airways
LX-VCB Boeing 747-8R7F (35806) Cargolux
M-ABEU Learjet 45XR (45-374) Ryanair
M-MOMO Gulfstream G550 (5292) Mohamed Al Fayed
M-RISE Boeing 757-23N (27972) Talos Aviation
N115TR Bombardier Global Express (9067) TASCO LLC
N447TR Gulfstream G550 (5438) The Travelers Indemnity Company
N5NG Gulfstream G4SP (1485) Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
N612FG Bombardier Global 6000 (9490) Flightstar Corp
N700HA Gulfstream G5 (634) Aviation Enterprises Inc
N737GG Boeing 737-8KT (40118) Mid East Jet
N900JG Dassault Falcon 7X (115) Elmet 7X Inc
PH-IBC Airbus A330-343X (1098) Wow Air
TC-ICT Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign (680-0290) Tarkim Havacilik
VP-BSI Gulfstream G550 (5084) Seafalcon Ltd
VT-RSP Bombardier Challenger 300 (20356) Manipal Health Systems P/L
XA-AVZ Gulfstream G4 (1010) Publiservicios Aereos SA de CV

11/05 - Luton

9H-BOO Bombardier Challenger 850 (8051) Air X Charter
9H-VCD Bombardier Challenger 350 (20538) VistaJet Malta
9H-VJP Bombardier Global 6000 (9677) VistaJet Malta
9H-VJR Bombardier Global 6000 (9703) VistaJet Malta
9H-WFC Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (14500988) Air X Charter
C-GWLI Bombardier Challenger 604 (5310) Execaire
CS-DKD Gulfstream G550 (5081) NetJets Europe
CS-DRV Hawker 800XPi (258825) NetJets Europe
CS-DRV Luton 110516
CS-PHC Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 (50500214) NetJets Europe
D-AAAY Bombardier Challenger 604 (5602) Air Independence GmbH
EI-DHS Boeing 737-8AS (33580) Ryanair
EI-EVT Boeing 737-8AS (40315) Ryanair
EI-EVT
F-HTAG Boeing 757-256 (29307) La Compagnie
F-HTAG
G-CIFE Beech B200 King Air (BB-1829) London Executive Aviation
G-EZAW Airbus A319-111 (2812) EasyJet
G-EZBF Airbus A319-111 (2923) EasyJet
G-EZBV Airbus A319-111 (3122) EasyJet
G-EZFW Airbus A319-111 (4380) EasyJet
G-EZMK Airbus A319-111 (2370) EasyJet
G-EZTJ Airbus A320-214 (3979) EasyJet
G-EZUW Airbus A320-214 (5116) EasyJet
G-EZWM Airbus A320-214(SL) (5739) EasyJet
G-EZWM
G-GXLS Cessna 560XL Citation XLS (560-5608) London Executive Aviation
G-IPAX Cessna 560XL Citation Excel (560-5228) Air Charter Scotland
G-KALS Bombardier Challenger 300 (20106) Air Charter Scotland
G-LEAA Cessna 510 Citation Mustang (510-0072) London Executive Aviation
G-LEAZ Bombardier Challenger 300 (20015) London Executive Aviation
G-OZBR Airbus A321-231 (1794) Monarch Airlines
G-PEPI Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (14500873) London Executive Aviation
G-REFO Gulfstream G650 (6075) TAG Aviation (UK)
G-SYNA Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 650 (14501127) London Executive Aviation
G-TAWN Boeing 737-8K5 (37251) Thomson Airways
G-TAWN
G-THFC Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (14500954) London Executive Aviation
G-TWIY Hawker 750 (HB-14) Saxonair Charter Ltd
G-ZBAP Airbus A320-214 (1605) Monarch Airlines
G-ZBAS Airbus A320-214(SL) (6550) Monarch Airlines
HA-LPO Airbus A320-232 (3384) Wizz Air
HA-LPV Airbus A320-232 (3927) Wizz Air
HA-LWM Airbus A320-232 (5021) Wizz Air
HA-LWQ Airbus A320-232 (5196) Wizz Air
HA-LXC Airbus A321-231(SL) (6976) Wizz Air
HA-LXC
HA-LYF Airbus A320-232(SL) (6195) Wizz Air
HA-LYL Airbus A320-232(SL) (6489) Wizz Air
HA-LYM Airbus A320-232(SL) (6544) Wizz Air
HB-IGY Dassault Falcon 900EX (95) PrivatAir
HB-IGY
LV-BSS Bombardier Challenger 300 (20219) Gregorio Perez Companc
LX-USM Dassault Falcon 7X (167) Global Jet Luxembourg SA
M-ARDI Gulfstream G550 (5153) LGM Property Services Ltd
M-CLAB Bombardier Challenger 300 (20271) Shamrock Trading Ltd
M-GLOB Bombardier Global Express XRS (9413) Colovic Investment Holdings Ltd
M-PING Gulfstream G450 (4284) Asset Trend Limited
M-SEAS Bombardier Global 5000 (9461) Executive Aircraft Services
M-VGAL Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (205) Charter Air Limited
N104AR Gulfstream G450 (4223) Greenaap Aviation Ltd
N1818C Gulfstream G450 (4151) AB Initio Software Corp
N191ST Dassault Falcon 7X (06) Corporate
N253DV Gulfstream G550 (5257) RDV Aviation LLC
N270LE Gulfstream G650ER (6164) Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
N316VA Gulfstream G550 (5530) Avation LLC
N386JD Gulfstream G4SP (1460) Jet Aviation Flight Services Inc
N386JD
N450EF Gulfstream G4SP (1379) NDM Aviation LLC
N450EF
N472QS Gulfstream G4SP (1372) SN 1372 LLC
N501VJ Bombardier Global 5000 (9563) Vistajet Aviation Services
N517DW Gulfstream G550 (5417) Colleen Corp
N570BY Gulfstream G400 (1504) Corporate
N673BF Boeing 767-238ER (23402) Access Industries
N700KG Learjet 40 (45-2017) Florida Express Corp
OE-FZB Cessna 510 Citation Mustang (510-0145) Globe Air AG
OE-IOO Bombardier Global 5000 (9301) Avcon Jet AG
OY-LGI Bombardier Global 6000 (9433) ExecuJet Scandinavia
TC-ATM Airbus A320-232 (2753) AtlasGlobal
VP-CMY Gulfstream G450 (4203) Jet Aviation Business Jets AG
VQ-BLA Gulfstream G550 (5215) Lakshmi Mittal
VQ-BLA
VQ-BVS Dassault Falcon 7X (48) Corporate
VT-BRS Gulfstream G550 (5162) Grasim Industries Ltd
VT-NGS Bombardier Challenger 604 (5314) Raymond Ltd
VT-ONE Gulfstream G4 (1231) DLF Universal Ltd
ZS-NEX Boeing 767-35DER (24865) Aeronexus Corporate

11/05 - Wycombe Air Park

(EC-JCC) Cessna 421C (421C-0099) Parkhouse Aviation, fuselage wfu
G-BNCR Piper PA-28-161 (28-8016111) Airways Aero Associations
G-BNKR Cessna 152 (152-81284)
G-BODR Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116318) Airways Aero Associations
G-BYHE Robinson R22 (2023)
G-BYHE
G-OASW/MM Schleicher ASW-27 (27227)
G-ODAK Piper PA-28-236 (28-7911162) Airways Aero Associations
G-PERU Guimbal G-2 Cabri (1140) Helicopter Services
G-TOLY Robinson R22 (2809)
G-WACY Reims/Cessna F.172P (2217)
G-WACY
WL345 Gloster Meteor T.7 (WL345) Parkhouse Aviation, centre/rear fuselage and wings only
(WL360) Gloster Meteor T.7 (WL360) Parkhouse Aviation, front fuselage only

11/05 - Oxford

D-EAWW Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III (28R-7837199)
G-BCGN Piper PA-28-140 (28-7425323)
G-BHGO Piper PA-32-260 (32-7800007)
G-BHYP Reims/Cessna F.172M (1108)
G-CBVU Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7135007)
G-CERX Hawker 850XP (258810) Hangar 8 Ltd
G-DATG Reims/Cessna F.182P (0013)
G-OBBO Cessna 182S (182-80534)
G-OCFT Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5067) Hangar 8 Ltd
G-RBEN Bombardier Global Express (9083) Gama Aviation
G-RIDA Eurocopter AS.355NP (5754) National Grid Electricity Transmission
G-SENT Bombardier Global Express (9094) Gama Aviation
G-URSA Sikorsky S-76C++ (760699) Capital Air Services Ltd
G-VIPR Eurocopter EC120B Colibri (1049)
G-WINV Eurocopter EC.155B1 (6748) Starspeed Ltd
M-ESGR Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (14501016) Hermes Executive Aviation
M-MIKE Cessna 525B Citation CJ3 (525B-0280) Michael Frank Jacobson
N484CJ Cessna 525B Citation CJ3 (525B-0484) Textron Aviation Inc
N536K Beech A36 Bonanza (E-3220)
N761LE Gulfstream G650 (6108) Polaris Aviation Solutions
OE-GXX Learjet 40XR (45-2112) International Jet Management
PH-HRK Piaggio P-180 Avanti (1120) Jet Netherlands BV
VP-CRR Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5129) Hangar 8 Ltd