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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 2019:
    WEF Zurich, Geneva Motor Show, Sun'n'Fun Florida, Air Expo Friedrichshafen, Rome, Paris Air Show, Kazakhstan/Kyrigistan, Scandinavia, Oshkosh/Florida, Hahnweide, Zeltweg Show

    Header Picture: NX7629C Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat suffering a tyre burst on landing at Oshkosh in 07/18 (credit Matthew Blunt)

    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:
    1st & 2nd Oct - Logs & pics added for the SWAG USA Tour 31/07-01/08/18
    6th Oct - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 02/08/18
    8th Oct - Logs added for Stokes Bay US Carrier trip 07/10/18
    17th Oct - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 03/08/18
    27th Oct - Final Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 04 & 05/08/18
    7th Nov - Logs and pics added for China Aviation Museum & China Civil Aviation Museum 14/10/18
    9th Nov - Logs and pics added for trip to Gloucester, Kemble & Oaksey park
    13th Nov - Logs and pics added for museums and technical schools in Ukraine and North Korea
    24th Nov - Logs added for Airbus factory visit etc
    1st Dec - 62 pictures added to Old Warden Gyro Meet 09/06/18 and 80 added to Farnborough Air Show 16/07/18
    5th Jan - Log & 52 pics added for the Icicle Refrozen Balloon Meet, Newbury 05/01/19
    10th Jan - Logs added to the top Events dropdown for Oshkosh 2018

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017

    23/07/17 - Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons, Metz-Chambley

    Visited by RichT. High winds delayed the launch until after 20:00, but still a good turn-out.

    22-KD
    22-KD
    D-OEMA Schroeder Fire Balloons G (1534)
    D-OEMA
    D-OEPA Kubicek BB Stratolini SS (400)
    D-OHMR
    D-OKLD Cameron N-133 (4722)
    D-OKLD
    D-OLEG Schroeder Fire Balloons G Clown Kopf SS (1027)
    D-OLEG
    D-OMHR Schroeder Fire Balloons G (1292)
    D-OMHR
    D-OOAH Ultramagic M-120 (120/10)
    D-OOAH
    D-OOFB Schroeder Fire Balloons G (652)
    D-OOFB
    D-OOKG
    D-OTBG Kubicek BB22E (1131)
    D-OTBG
    EC-041
    EC-041
    EC-GFC Ultramagic M-105 (105/32)
    EC-GFC
    EC-KDM Ultramagic M-105 (105/152)
    EC-LVZ Ultramagic M-77 (77/365)
    EC-MHH Ultramagic M-65C (65/205)
    EC-MHH
    EI-ECC Cameron Z-90 (11213)
    F-GJKC Llopis MA 26 (199)
    F-GJKC
    F-GKDO Ultramagic M-90 (90/108)
    F-GKDO
    F-GKMM Ultramagic M-65 (65/76)
    F-GKMM
    F-GLSP Ultramagic H-77 (77/193)
    F-GLSP
    F-GMGE Cameron Z-105 (12104)
    F-GMGE
    F-GMTP Siga Balloon MA 26 (154)
    F-GMTP
    F-GNOT Siga Balloon MA 26 (157)
    F-GPFS Llopis MA 30 (174)
    F-GPFS
    F-GPFT Llopis MA 26 (172)
    F-GPFT
    F-GROY Ultramagic S-90 (90/41)
    F-GROY
    F-GRTT Siga Balloon MA 26 (164)
    F-GRTT
    F-GSAV Siga Balloon MA 18 (161)
    F-GSAV
    F-GTJG Ultramagic M-90 (90/112)
    F-GTJG
    F-GTLC Ultramagic N-210 (210/08)
    F-GTLC
    F-GTVF Cameron Z-31 (11452)
    F-GUAG Cameron C-90 (11034)
    F-GVBL Cameron C-80 (11044)
    F-GXSP Kubicek BB22E (684)
    F-GXSP
    F-GYBI Llopis MA 35 (178)
    F-GYBI
    F-GYEL Ultramagic N-425 (425/06)
    F-GYEL
    F-GZDS Ultramagic S-90 (90/77)
    F-GZDS
    F-GZHH Cameron Z-150 (10347)
    F-GZHH
    F-HALN Llopis MA 26 (203)
    F-HALN
    F-HBDT Llopis MA 30 (222)
    F-HBDT
    F-HBOP Cameron N-90 (3969)
    F-HBOP
    F-HBRL Llopis MA 30 (195)
    F-HBRO Cirrus SR-22T (0038)
    F-HCBV Schroeder Fire Balloons G30/24 (597)
    F-HCBV
    F-HCHQ Raven-Europe S-66A (E-395)
    F-HCKV Cameron Z-77 (4946)
    F-HCKV
    F-HCRL Siga Balloon MA 30 (166)
    F-HCRL
    F-HDBS Llopis MA 26 (224)
    F-HDBS
    F-HDDC Cameron Z-105 (11284)
    F-HDDC
    F-HDLE Cameron C-90 (11200)
    F-HDLE
    F-HDLO Llopis MA 30 (201)
    F-HDLR Llopis MA 30 (233)
    F-HDPC Lindstrand LBL-105A (1343)
    F-HDPC
    F-HDRD Siga Balloon MA 30 (167)
    F-HDRD
    F-HDVM Llopis MA 26 (206)
    F-HDVM
    F-HECL Llopis MA 26 (187)
    F-HECL
    F-HEEA Cameron Z-105 (11088)
    F-HEEA
    F-HELC Cameron TR-77 (11538)
    F-HELC
    F-HEMG Llopis MA 30 (213)
    F-HEMG
    F-HERB Cameron Z-105 (11236)
    F-HERB
    F-HFON Cameron A-275 (11945)
    F-HFON
    F-HGER Chaize CS.2200-F24 (231)
    F-HGER
    F-HHUN Schroeder Fire Balloons G (1202)
    F-HHUN
    F-HKSS Llopis MA 30 (215)
    F-HKSS
    F-HMAB
    F-HMAM Kubicek BB30Z (992)
    F-HMAM
    F-HOFA Cameron Z-105 (11964)
    F-HOFA
    F-HOHO Libert L.2200 (339-063)
    F-HOHO
    F-HPDR Siga AX8-105 (409)
    F-HPDR
    F-HPLB Libert L.2200 (330-054)
    F-HPLB
    F-HPOX Ultramagic H-77 (77/396)
    F-HPOX
    F-HPRO Chaize JZ.25-F24 (NG-014)
    F-HPRO
    F-HRCE Cameron Z-105 (12060)
    F-HSCC Schroeder Fire Balloons G22/24 (1522)
    F-HSCC
    F-HTIM Kubicek BB30Z (1372)
    F-HTIM
    F-HTMO Llopis MA-35 (239)
    F-HTOO
    F-HVEZ Cameron A-315 (11944)
    F-HVEZ
    F-HVIT Cameron Z-105 (11848)
    F-HVIT
    F-PASR Rolland RS 3000 (01)
    F-PASR
    F-PECP Air Piston AP20/3000P (01)
    F-PECP
    F-PHCC Hennetier Gold 2190 (01)
    F-PYRO Boufflert B8-1800 Balloon (01)
    F-PYRO
    G-BOWB Cameron V-77 (1767)
    G-BOWB
    G-BOWV Cameron V-65 (1800)
    G-BSNU Thunder & Colt 105A (1811)
    G-BSNU
    G-BTSX Thunder Ax7-77 (2027)
    G-BTSX
    G-BUYC Cameron C-80 (3095)
    G-BVHV Cameron N-105 (3215)
    G-BVHV
    G-BZOX Cameron Colt 90B (10000)
    G-BZOX
    G-BZXR Cameron N-90 (10124)
    G-BZXR
    G-CBMK Cameron Z-120 (10293)
    G-CBMK
    G-CFWI Kubicek BB22Z (686)
    G-CFWI
    G-CGWU Ultramagic S-90 (90/117)
    G-CGWU
    G-CIDH Cameron C-80 (11804)
    G-CIDH
    G-CIDU Kubicek BB22E (1058)
    G-CIDU
    G-CIMW Cameron O-31 (11897)
    G-CIRN Cameron Z-120 (11928)
    G-CIRN
    G-CJIH Lindstrand LTL 1-105 (016)
    G-CJIH
    G-CJVH Lindstrand LTL 1-105 (023)
    G-CJVH
    G-CKGI Ultramagic M-77C (77/300)
    G-CKGI
    G-GOAL Lindstrand LBL-105A (420)
    G-GOAL
    G-HBEE Lindstrand LTL 2-80 (047)
    G-HBEE
    G-HOPR Lindstrand LBL-25A Cloudhopper (999)
    G-HOPR
    G-LEMM Ultramagic Z-90 (90/102)
    G-OBUY Thunder & Colt 69A (2031)
    G-OBUY
    G-OJEN Cameron V-77 (3302)
    G-OJEN
    G-OURT Lindstrand LTL Racer 56 (019)
    G-OURT
    G-OWLY Cameron C-70 (12092)
    G-OWLY
    G-SATL Cameron Sphere 105SS (2696)
    G-SATL
    G-SMIL Lindstrand LBL-105A (1425)
    G-SMIL
    G-STAV Cameron O-84 (2913)
    G-STAV
    G-ULIA Cameron V-77 (2860)
    G-ULIA
    G-XHOT Cameron Z-105 (10999)
    G-XHOT
    G-ZINT Cameron Z-77 (10488)
    G-ZINT
    G-ZSKD Cameron Z-90 (10749)
    G-ZSKD
    G-???C
    G-???C
    HA-726 Tomi/SCB Ax-7 (05/1992)
    HA-726
    HB-QBI Lindstrand LBL-120A (303)
    HB-QBI
    HB-QGF Cameron Orbiter 3 Replica SS (4748)
    HB-QGF
    HB-QUM Ultramagic M-90 (90/138)
    HB-QUM
    HB-QWP Schroeder Fire Balloons G34/24 (1699)
    HB-QWP
    I-LEGS Ultramagic S-90 (90/68)
    I-LEGS
    I-RIKY Thunder Ax7-77 (11317)
    I-RIKY
    I-???? Cloudhopper
    I-CLOUDHOPPER
    LX-BCW Cameron Z-120 (11374)
    LX-BCW
    LX-BIL Cameron Z-105 (11679)
    LX-BIL
    LX-BLO Kubicek BB34Z (1348)
    LX-BLO
    LX-BOT Cameron O-105 (10428)
    LX-BOT
    LY-BDO Cameron R-70 (unknown)
    LY-BDO
    LY-OEB Schroeder Fire Balloons G30/24 (812)
    LY-OEB
    LY-VNO Ultramagic M-65C (65/158)
    LY-VNO
    N56HZ Lavoie 56K12G (004)
    N919KD Lindstrand LBL-69A (5165)
    N919KD
    OE-RCB Lindstrand LBL-35A (1364)
    OE-SHB Kubicek BB34Z (523)
    OE-SLL Ultramagic S-105 (105/175)
    OE-SLL
    OO-BBO Libert L.3000 (332-056)
    OO-BBO
    OO-BBX Schroeder Fire Balloons G (565)
    OO-BBX
    OO-BCQ Schroeder Fire Balloons G40/24 (976)
    OO BCQ
    OO-BDI Lindstrand LBL-150A (616)
    OO-BDI
    OO-BEE Libert L.3000 (320-044)
    OO-BEE
    OO-BEI Kubicek BB26 (964)
    OO-BEI
    OO-BEK Cameron Head Z-120SS (11744)
    OO-BEK
    OO-BEU Libert L.3000 (286-009)
    OO-BEU
    OO-BFE Schroeder Fire Balloons G (974)
    OO-BFE
    OO-BGG Libert L.3000 Plus (343-067)
    OO-BGG
    OO-BJX Cameron Z-160 (10372)
    OO-BJX
    OO-BKJ Lindstrand LBL-90A (073)
    OO-BLT Raven-Europe S-52A (E-146)
    OO-BLT
    OO-BLY Kubicek BB60Z (1327)
    OO-BLY
    OO-BNK Cameron Z-160 (11892)
    OO-BNK
    OO-BOE Cameron Z-105 (4891)
    OO-BSC Libert L.4000 (334-058)
    OO-BSC
    OO-BSP Ultramagic M-355 (355/36)
    OO-BSP
    OO-BUJ Schroeder Fire Balloons G45/24 (1249)
    OO-BUJ
    OO-BUV Schroeder Fire Balloons G42/24 (1239)
    OO-BXJ Cameron N-160 (10851)
    OO-BYJ Ultramagic M-160 (160/50)
    OO-BYJ
    OO-BZH Cameron Paint Can SS (10572)
    OO-BZH
    OY-JOY Lindstrand LBL-77A (1295)
    OY-JOY
    PH-ARR Cameron N-120 (11145)
    PH-ARR
    PH-BAP Ultramagic M-145 (145/68)
    PH-BAP
    PH-CBP Cameron N-90 (2911)
    PH-EJN Thunder & Colt 105A (1452)
    PH-EJN
    PH-ENH Lindstrand LBL-105A (844)
    PH-EPC Lindstrand LBL-105A (1384)
    PH-GPI Lindstrand LBL-120A (664)
    PH-GPI
    PH-GPU Cameron N-90 (3934)
    PH-HEC Cameron Z-120 (10425)
    PH-HEC
    PH-LJQ Ultramagic H-77 (77/333)
    PH-LOX Thunder & Colt 105A (2341)
    PH-LOX
    PH-LVC Cameron Z-120 (12014)
    PH-LVC
    PH-MAD Cameron Z-77 (11166)
    PH-MAD
    PH-MOI Cameron C-80 (4469)
    PH-NLD Kubicek BB30Z (330)
    PH-SJK Cameron Z-56 (11316)
    PH-SJK
    PH-TRE Cameron Z-150 (11909)
    PH-VTF Cameron N-105 (4314)
    PH-VTF
    PH-WBO Kubicek BB40Z (702)
    PH-ZKB Cameron A-140 (11951)
    PH-ZKB
    PH-ZSL Sky 25-16 (138)
    RA-0940G
    SP-BHA Cameron Z-77 (10426)
    SP-BYZ Lindstrand LBL-105A (136)
    SP-BYZ

    Others

    16-SC Magni M-16 Tandem Trainer (unknown)
    16-SC
    54-AVZ Magni M-24 Orion (unknown)
    54-AVZ
    5290 Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Ecureuil II (5290) ..ex French Air Force
    5290
    F-GPFN Schweizer 269C (S1627)
    F-GPFN
    F-HMEP Robinson R44 Raven II (12961)
    F-HMEP