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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

    Sunday, 10 September 2017

    USA Utah - Hill Aerospace Museum - 23/08/17

    Thanks to Roy Blewett.
    The museum has two large display halls and an extensive outdoor airpark. An open-air restoration area can be viewed from the covered walkway linking the two display halls. A number of aircraft in storage can be seen by exiting the fire doors at the back of the hall furthest from the entrance, the Lindquist Stewart Fighter Gallery.

    Airpark

    (22107)/"52-2107/107" Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (10738) ..in US Air Force markings
    C-119F 22107

    137749 North American T-28B Trojan (200-112)
    T-28B 137749

    (44-86408) Boeing B-29A Superfortress (-)

    45-0502 Douglas C-54G Skymaster (35955)
    C-54G 45-0502

    51-2360 Boeing WB-47E Stratojet (450413)
    WB-47E 51-2360

    52-0119/TJ-119 Convair T-29C (358)
    T-29C 52-1119

    52-10862 Beech C-45H (AF-792)
    C-45H 52-10862

    53-0050 Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (44345)
    C-124C 53-0050

    54-0322/FV-322 Northrop F-89H Scorpion (N4956)
    F-89H 54-0322

    55-0300 Convair VC-131D Samaritan (233)

    56-2142 Sikorsky CH-21C Shawnee (C304)
    CH-21C 56-2142

    (57-0526) Lockheed NC-130B Hercules (282-3502)

    57-1510 Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker (17581)
    KC-135E 57-1510

    57-5869 Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe (38024)
    U-3A 57-5869

    (58-0191) Boeing B-52G Stratofortress (464259)
    B-52G 58-0191

    61-0674 North American CT-39A Sabreliner (265-77)
    CT-39A 61-0674

    63-9757/KN De Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou (220)
    C-7B 63-9757

    64-0664 McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (664)
    F-4C 64-0664

    66-8711 McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (2483)
    F-4D 66-7811

    70-1039 Vought YA-7F Corsair II (D185)
    YA-7F 70-1039

    83-0070 Rockwell B-1B Lancer (7) tail from 85-0074

    N3836A Fairchild C-123K Provider (20059)
    C-123K N3836A

    Major General Rex A. Hadley Gallery

    "039" North American AT-6A Texan ..built up from parts

    41-23908 Consolidated B-24D Liberator (393) ..rebuilt using the fuselage of PB4Y-2 N9829C

    (41-25284) Boeing-Stearman PT-17A Kaydet (75-2773)

    42-67638/85 Lockheed P-38J Lightning (422-2149)

    (42-90406)/"K-163" Vultee BT-13B Valiant (79-1423?)

    "42-105270/70" Curtiss P-40N Warhawk replica

    "44-13371/QP-V" North American P-51D Mustang ..built up by Kal Aero from parts

    (44-32798)/"44-20473/FT-L" Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (-)

    44-35617/BC-617 Douglas RB-26C Invader (28896) ..displayed as an A-26B

    44-83663/S Boeing TB-17G Flying Fortress (32304)

    44-86772 North American TB-25N Mitchell (108-47526)

    (51-1640)/"0116" Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (-)
    F-84F 51-1640

    (51-6055)/"19055" North American F-86L Sabre (173-199)
    F-86L 61-6055

    51-9271/TR-271 Lockheed T-33A (580-7055)

    (52-4978)/"12834/FU-834" North American F-86F Sabre (191-674)

    (52-9535?)/"44-84999/FT-999" Lockheed F-80A (580-7670) ..converted from T-33A TR-535 in late 80's

    (53-3242)/"(52-3275)/FS-275" Republic F-84G Thunderjet

    57-2259 Cessna T-37B (40192)

    61-0824 Northrop GT-38A Talon (N5190)

    (67-17053) Bell TH-13T Sioux (3760)

    (N5001)/"SC5002/43" Curtiss JN-4D (5002)

    (N88410)/"FA3671/BA" Piper J3C-65 Cub (16028) ..displayed as L-4J Grasshopper

    Unmarked Burgess-Wright Model F ..(the museum’s website refers to this as serial number 69115, it’s unclear what this refers to)

    Unmarked Wright Flyer ¾-scale replica

    Lindquist Stewart Fighter Gallery

    406 WSK Lim-5 (1C0406)

    "2118" Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13 (2120) ..ex Indonesian AF, in North Vietnamese markings

    "52-0247" Douglas A-1E Skyraider ..built up from parts in Vietnam, possibly mainly 135247

    52-1492 Martin RB-57A Canberra (75)

    52-5777/FW-777 North American F-100A Super Sabre (192-22)

    56-0753 Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (183-1041)

    57-0252 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (430)

    57-0833 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10-799)

    58-0774/FE-774 Convair F-106A Delta Dart (8-24-105)

    (59-1743)/"61-0743/JJ" Republic F-105D Thunderchief (D55)

    61-7981 Lockheed SR-71C Blackbird (2000)

    62-4440/JB Republic F-105F Thunderchief (F29)

    62-4561 Kaman HH-43B Huskie (187)

    63-7424/MO McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (366)

    65-12790 Sikorsky CH-3E (61565)

    66-0469/HL McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (2632)

    67-14675 North American OV-10A Bronco (305-83)
    OV-10A 67-14675

    68-0020/UH General Dynamics F-111E (A1-189)

    68-10369 Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low (65175)

    68-10853 Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (337M0218)

    70-2470 Bell HH-1H Iroquois (17114)

    73-1606 Fairchild GYA-10A Thunderbolt II (3)

    73-1640/40 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (R1095)

    77-0090/TY McDonnell F-15A Eagle (371)

    (79-0388)/HL General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (61-173)

    Outside restoration area

    43-49281 Douglas VC-47D Skytrain (26542/15097)

    62-4201 Locheed C-140B JetStar (1329-5045)

    79-0402/HL General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (61-187)

    Outside store

    64-0569 Lockheed C-130E Hercules (382-4079)

    65-0905 McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (1565)

    68-0304 McDonnell F-4E Phantom II (3318)

    68-0476/SL McDonnell F-4E Phantom II (3642)