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    Welcome to our Trip Report Blog.
    Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
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    With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2018:
    Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida, Antalya/Istanbul, Finnish AF show, Sliac show

    Header Picture: N104AZ Van's RV-10 (41226) at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

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    1st Dec - 604 pics added to Oshkosh 2016 Van's page
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    Saturday, 9 July 2016

    08/07/16 - RIAT Fairford

    Visited on the Friday by Stu.

    * denotes a/c on the flightlines

    Army Air Corps

    (XZ327) Westland Gazelle AH.1 (1645) Army Recruiting
    XZ327
    ZJ226 Westland Apache AH.1 (WAH-60) 656 Sqn/4 Regt
    ZJ226

    QinetiQ

    ZE416 Agusta A109E Power Elite (11173) ETPS
    ZE416
    ZJ645/45 Dassault Alpha Jet A (0162) ETPS
    ZJ645

    Royal Air Force

    (BAPC-171)/XX308 Hawk FSM (n/a) EP&TU
    BAPC-171
    (BAPC-361)/IR808 Chinook FSM (n/a) EP&TU
    BAPC-361
    G-BYUL/UL Grob G.115E Tutor (82097/E) Bristol UAS
    G-BYUL
    G-BYUV/UV Grob G.115E Tutor (82106/E) Bristol UAS
    G-BYUV
    * GZ100 AgustaWestland AW.109SP Grand New (22347) 32 Sqn
    XX200/CO BAe Hawk T.1A (41H-312047) 100 Sqn
    XX200
    * XX219 BAe Hawk T.1A (312055) Red Arrows
    XX219
    * XX232 BAe Hawk T.1 (312068) Red Arrows
    XX232
    * XX244 BAe Hawk T.1 (312080) Red Arrows
    XX244
    * XX245 BAe Hawk T.1A (312081) Red Arrows
    XX245
    * XX278 BAe Hawk T.1A (312103) Red Arrows
    XX278
    * XX310 BAe Hawk T.1W (312135) Red Arrows
    XX310
    * XX311 BAe Hawk T.1 (312136) Red Arrows
    XX311
    * XX319 BAe Hawk T.1A (312144) Red Arrows
    XX319
    * XX322 BAe Hawk T.1A (312147) Red Arrows
    XX322
    * XX323 BAe Hawk T.1A (312148) Red Arrows
    XX323
    * XX325 BAe Hawk T.1 (312150) Red Arrows
    ZA612/074 Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BT028) 15(R) Sqn
    ZA612
    * ZA714 Boeing Chinook HC.4 (M.7005) 18 Sqn
    ZA714
    ZE636/XZ Grob Viking T.1 (33996-K-229) 621 VGS
    ZE636
    ZF485/485 Short Tucano T.1 (T117) 72(R) Sqn
    ZG771 Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BT056) 31 Sqn
    ZG771
    ZG771 Tail Art
    ZH278/SF Grob Vigilant T.1 (6510) 2 FTS
    ZH278
    ZH883 Lockheed Hercules C.5 (5481) 47 Sqn
    ZH883
    ZH883 Tail Art
    * ZJ268/68 Aerospatiale Squirrel HT.1 (2997) DHFS
    ZJ268
    ZK016/G BAe Hawk T.2 (RT007) IV(R) Sqn
    ZK016
    ZK027/R BAe Hawk T.2 (RT018) IV(R) Sqn
    ZK027
    * ZK306/ED Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS057) 6 Sqn
    ZK306
    * ZK310/FL Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS063) 1(F) Sqn
    ZK310
    ZK315 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS074) 41(R) Sqn
    ZK315
    ZK329/FH Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS090) 1(F) Sqn
    ZK329
    * ZK352/BV Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS113) 29(R) Sqn
    ZK352
    * ZK354/BY Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS115) 29(R) Sqn
    ZK354
    * ZK356 Eurofighter Typhoon (BS117) BAE Systems
    ZK356
    ZK451/K Beechcraft King Air 200 (BB-1830) 45(R) Sqn
    ZK451
    * ZM137 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (2BK-0003) VMFAT-501
    ZM137
    ZM402 Airbus Atlas C.1 (017) 70 Sqn
    ZM402
    ZZ337 Airbus Voyager KC.3 (1390) 10 Sqn
    ZZ337

    Royal Navy

    XX316/CU-849 BAe Hawk T.1A (41H-312141) 736 NAS
    XX316
    * ZZ381 AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA.2 (500) 825 NAS
    ZZ381
    ZZ502 Beechcraft Avenger T.1 (FL-629) 750 NAS
    ZZ502
    * ZZ519 AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA.2 (525) 825 NAS
    ZZ519

    Royal Australian Air Force

    A39-001 Airbus KC-30A (747) 33 Sqn
    A39-001

    Belgian Air Component

    CH-08 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4478) 20 Sqn
    CH-08
    FA-77 General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon (6H-77) 31 Sqn/10 Wing
    FA-77
    * FA-123 General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon (6H-123) 350 Sqn/2 Wing
    * FA-124 General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon (6H-124) 350 Sqn/2 Wing

    Royal Canadian Air Force

    140105 Lockheed CP-140M Aurora (5704) 415 Sqn
    140105

    Croatian Air Force

    * 056 Pilatus PC-9M (619) Eskadrila Aviona
    * 059 Pilatus PC-9M (622) Eskadrila Aviona
    * 062 Pilatus PC-9M (625) Eskadrila Aviona
    * 063 Pilatus PC-9M (626) Eskadrila Aviona
    * 066 Pilatus PC-9M (629) Eskadrila Aviona
    * 067 Pilatus PC-9M (630) Eskadrila Aviona
    * 069 Pilatus PC-9M (632) Eskadrila Aviona
    223 Mil Mi-171Sh (171S00071913007U) 91 Zrakoplovna Baza
    223

    French Air Force

    * 115/4-IT Dassault Rafale C (unknown) ETR 02.092
    * 142/4-GU Dassault Rafale C (unknown) ETR 02.092
    142
    * 353/125-AM Dassault Mirage 2000N (315) EC 02.004
    353
    * 366/125-BC Dassault Mirage 2000N (360) EC 02.004
    * 375/125-CL Dassault Mirage 2000N (unknown) EC 02.004
    375
    E35/705-MA Dassault Alpha Jet E (E35) EAC 00.314
    E35
    E167/705-MN Dassault Alpha Jet E (E167) EAC 00.314
    E167

    German Air Force

    30+05 Eurofighter Typhoon T (GT005) TLG-31
    30+05
    30+29 Eurofighter Typhoon (GS018) TLG-74
    30+29
    30+59 Eurofighter Typhoon T (GT017) TLG-73
    30+59
    30+68 Eurofighter Typhoon (GS050) TLG-74
    30+68
    43+38 Panavia Tornado IDS (GS016) TLG-51
    43+38
    46+50 Panavia Tornado ECR (GS283) TLG-33
    46+50
    50+48 Transall C-160D (70) LTG-61
    50+48
    54+03 Airbus A400M (030) LTG-62
    54+03

    German Army

    * 87+16 Bolkow Bo-105P1M (6116) HFWS/C
    87+62 Bolkow Bo-105P1M (6162) HFWS/C
    87+62

    German Navy

    60+03 Lockheed P-3C-CUP Orion (5745) MFG-3
    60+03
    D-HDDL Eurocopter EC-135P2+ (1200) MFG-5
    D-HDDL

    Hellenic Air Force

    * 504 Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (XK-5) 343 Mira
    * 523 Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (XK-24) 343 Mira ..hangared
    01504 McDonnell Douglas F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (4455) 339 Mira
    01504
    71755 McDonnell Douglas F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (5031) 339 Mira
    71755

    Italian Air Force

    * MM7278/RS-23 Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon (IS010) RSV/311 Gruppo
    * MM7310/36-32 Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon (IS042) RSV/311 Gruppo
    * MM54500/8 Aermacchi AT-339A (6707) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM54505/5 Aermacchi AT-339A (6716) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM54510/12 Aermacchi AT-339A (6726) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM54514/0 Aermacchi AT-339A (6728) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM54517/2 Aermacchi AT-339A (6745) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM54534/6 Aermacchi AT-339A (6741) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM54539/11 Aermacchi AT-339A (6760) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM55052/4 Aermacchi AT-339A (6846) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM55053/7 Aermacchi AT-339A (6847) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM55054/9 Aermacchi AT-339A (6848) Frecce Tricolori
    * MM55058/3 Aermacchi AT-339A (6852) Frecce Tricolori
    MM55095/4-23 Eurofighter F-2000T Typhoon (IT004) 4 Stormo
    MM55095
    * MM62180/46-45 Lockheed C-130J Hercules (5505) 46 BA
    MM62180

    Japanese Air Self Defence Force

    07-3604 Boeing KC-767J (35498) 404 Hikotai
    07-3604

    Royal Jordanian Air Force

    347 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4929) 3 Sqn
    347

    Netherlands Coast Guard

    PH-CGC Dornier Do-228-212 (8183) 334 Sqn
    PH-CGC

    Royal Netherlands Air Force

    D-890 Boeing CH-47F Chinook (M.8890) 298 Sqn
    D-890
    * Q-18 McDonnell Douglas NAH-64D Apache (DN18) 301 Sqn
    Q-18

    Royal New Zealand Air Force

    NZ7572 Boeing 757-2K2C (26634) 40 Sqn

    Royal Norwegian Air Force

    053 Dassault Falcon 20ECM (53) 717 Skv
    053

    Royal Air Force of Oman

    903 CASA C-295M (108) 2 Sqn
    903

    Pakistan Air Force

    4144 Lockheed L-100 Hercules (4144) 6 Sqn
    4144
    4144 Tail Art

    Polish Air Force

    013 CASA C-295M (013) 13.ELTr
    013
    * 017 CASA C-295M (019) 13.ELTr ..departed 09:10
    026 CASA C-295M (104) 13.ELTr
    * 038 PZL-Okecie PZL-130TC-2 Turbo Orlik (04950038) 42.BLSz Team Orlik
    * 042 PZL-Okecie PZL-130TC-2 Turbo Orlik (04960042) 42.BLSz Team Orlik
    * 048 PZL-Okecie PZL-130TC-2 Turbo Orlik (04000048) 42.BLSz Team Orlik
    * 049 PZL-Okecie PZL-130TC-2 Turbo Orlik (04010049) 42.BLSz Team Orlik
    * 050 PZL-Okecie PZL-130TC-2 Turbo Orlik (04010050) 42.BLSz Team Orlik
    * 051 PZL-Okecie PZL-130TC-2 Turbo Orlik (04010051) 42.BLSz Team Orlik
    * 052 PZL-Okecie PZL-130TC-2 Turbo Orlik (04020052) 42.BLSz Team Orlik
    * 54 Mikoyan-Guervich MiG-29A (2960532354) 1.Esk
    * 108 Mikoyan-Guervich MiG-29A (2960535108) 1.Esk
    * 4046 Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (JC-7) 31.BLT
    * 4056 Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (JC-17) 31.BLT
    4056

    Polish Navy

    1017 Antonov An-28B1R Bryza (AJG001-03) 44.BLM
    1017

    Spanish Air Force

    C.16-36/14-03 Eurofighter EF2000 (SS017) Ala 14
    C.16-36
    * C.16-49/14-13 Eurofighter EF2000 (SS030) Ala 14
    * C.16-55/14-15 Eurofighter EF2000 (SS037) Ala 14

    Swedish Air Force

    * 39268/268 SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (39268) F7
    * 39277/277 SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (39277) F7
    39821/821 SAAB JAS-39D Gripen (39821) F7
    39821

    Swiss Air Force

    * J-3038 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L.1038) FSt.19
    * J-3081 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L.1081) Patrouille Suisse
    * J-3084 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L.1084) Patrouille Suisse
    * J-3087 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L.1087) Patrouille Suisse
    * J-3089 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L.1089) Patrouille Suisse
    * J-3090 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L.1090) Patrouille Suisse

    Turkish Air Force

    * 88-0029 Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (4R-031) 141 Filo
    * 88-0032 Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (4R-034) 141 Filo
    88-0029

    United States Air Force

    58-0100 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17845) 351st ARS/100th ARW
    58-0100
    86-0165/LN McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (C393) 493rd FS/48th FW
    86-0165
    86-0176/LN McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (C404) 493rd FS/48th FW
    86-0176
    91-0605/LN McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (E206) 492nd FS/48th FW
    91-0605
    * 09-4181/FF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (4181) 1st FW
    09-4181
    * 09-4191/FF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (4191) 1st FW
    09-4191
    11-5737 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5737) 67th SOS/352nd SOW
    11-5737
    12-0063 Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1044) 7th SOS/352nd SOW
    12-0063
    * 12-5042/LF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (AF-53) 56th FW
    * 12-5052/LF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (AF-63) 56th FW
    12-5052
    * 12-5058/LF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (AF-69) 56th FW ..hangared

    United States Marine Corps

    * 168071/BH-071 Lockheed KC-130J Hercules (5676) VMGR-252
    168071
    * 168726/VM-18 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (BF-28) VMFAT-501
    168726
    * 168727/VM-19 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (BF-29) VMFAT-501

    United States Navy

    168853/853 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (44145) VP-30

    Civilian

    (BGA4366)/WB922 Slingsby Sedbergh T.1 (585)
    BGA4366
    (BGA4421)/WZ828 Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1 (809)
    BGA4421
    BGA4963/XA310 Slingsby Cadet TX.3 (852)
    BGA4963
    * EC-406 Airbus A400M (006) Airbus Military
    EC-406
    F-HXAL Extra EA.3300SC (SC047) Breitling SA
    F-HXAL
    G-AEBJ Blackburn B2 (6300/8) BAE Systems Heritage Flight
    G-AEBJ
    G-AHKX Avro Anson C.19 (1333) BAE Systems Heritage Flight
    G-AHKX
    G-AKDN De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 1A (11) David Gillespie
    G-AKDN
    (G-ARMG)/WK558/DH De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22A (C1/0575) Lindsay Irvine
    G-ARMG
    G-BABG Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C (28-2031) Professional Flying Ltd
    G-BABG
    (G-BBMO)/WK514 De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0550) Roger Chamberlain
    G-BBMO
    (G-BBND)/WD286 De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0225) Ben Griffiths
    G-BBND
    (G-BCPU)/WP973 De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0839) Paul Green
    G-BCPU
    (G-BKTH)/Z7015/7-L Hawker Sea Hurricane IB (CCF/41H/4013) The Shuttleworth Collection
    G-BKTH
    G-BOYH Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7715290) Professional Flying Ltd
    G-BOYH
    (G-BTWC)/ZA656 Grob Venture T.3 (1975)
    G-BTWC
    (G-BWSG)/XW324/U BAC Jet Provost T.5 (EEP/JP/988) Jet Aerobatics
    G-BWSG
    (G-BYHL)/WG308/8 De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0361) Ian Higgins
    G-BYHL
    * G-CHSU Eurocopter EC-135T1 (0079) 2 Excel Aviation Ltd
    * G-CGNE Robinson R-44 Raven II (12952) Heli Air Ltd
    * G-CIZG Robinson R-66 (0698) Buildrandom Ltd
    (G-DAWG)/XX522/06 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 (BH.120-208) S J Wood
    G-DAWG
    G-EBLV De Havilland DH-60 Cirrus Moth (188) BAE Systems Heritage Flight
    G-EBLV
    (G-FDHB)/1264 Bristol Scout C Replica (PFA 353-14755) David Bremner
    G-FDHB
    (G-GGRR)/XX614/I Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 (BH.120-272) Pitbull
    G-GGRR
    G-HACS Tecnam P2002-JF Sierra (199) RAF Halton Flying Club
    G-HACS
    (G-HDAE)/WP964 De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0280) James Lewis
    G-HDAE
    G-HMCD Comco Ikarus C42B FB80 (1103-7142) RAF Halton Flying Club
    G-HMCD
    G-HMCF Evektor EV-97 Eurostar SL (2014-4204) RAF Halton Flying Club
    G-HMCF
    G-JSAT Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander (2277) Chewton Glen Aviation
    G-JSAT
    (G-ONAA)/99+18 North American OV-10B Bronco (338-3) Eureka Aviation
    G-ONAA
    * G-ORBK Robinson R-44 Raven II (10213) T2 Technology Ltd
    G-PIGY Short SC7 Skyvan 3A-100 (SH1943) Eureka Aviation
    G-PIGY
    * G-RAVN Robinson R-44 Raven (1022) Brambledown Aircraft Hire
    G-RFCA Tecnam P2008JC (08JC-1061) RAF Flying Clubs Association
    G-RFCA
    * (G-SOAF)/425 BAC Strikemaster Mk.82A (425) North Wales Military Aviation Services
    G-SOAF
    G-TBLC Rans S-6ES Coyote II (LAA 204-15110)
    G-TBLC
    * G-TYPH BAe.146-200 (E2200) BAE Systems
    G-WPNS Britten-Norman BN-2T-4R Defender 4000 (4011) Britten-Norman Aircraft Ltd
    G-WPNS
    HB-KAB SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad (377) Bruno Stocker
    HB-KAB
    I-FENI Piaggio P.166CL2 (411) I Fenicotteri
    I-FENI
    * M-HNDA Honda HA-420 Honda Jet (42000018) Marshall Aviation Services
    N45CF Beech G18S (BA-466) Carlo Ferrari
    N45CF
    * N242CV Diamond DA42NG Twin Star (42.N174) C J King
    N350ER Beechcraft B300 King Air 350ER Special Mission (FL-1046) Textron Aviation Inc
    N350ER
    N531TA Textron AirLand E-530 Scorpion (721001) Textron AirLand
    N531TA
    N550GA Gulfstream G550 (5526) Gulfstream Aerospace Corp
    N550GA
    N630LA Beechcraft AT-6B Wolverine (AT-3) Textron Aviation
    N630LA
    N867EX Cessna 208 Grand Caravan EX (208B-5162) Cessna Aircraft Company
    N867EX
    N5057V Boeing-Stearman E75 Kaydet (75-5598) Breitling Wing Walkers
    N5057V
    (XF113) Vickers Supermarine Swift F.7 (unknown) ..cockpit
    XF113
    (XN503) BAC Jet Provost T.3 (PAC/W/10164) ..cockpit
    XN503
    ZZ191 Hawker Hunter F.58A (41H-697425) Hawker Hunter Aviation
    ZZ191
    unmarked Electroflight P1e FSM (n/a)
    Electroflight P1e
    unmarked Electroflight P1e (unknown) ..space allocation fuselage
    Electroflight P1e test
    unmarked Thales Watchkeeper X FSM (n/a) BAE Systems
    Watchkeeper FSM