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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, Sun'n'Fun Florida, Air Expo Friedrichshafen, Rome, Paris Air Show, Kazakhstan/Kyrigistan, Scandinavia, Oshkosh/Florida, Hahnweide, Sliac/Zeltweg Shows

    Header Picture: N110JY Yakovlev Yak-110 at Oshkosh on 24/07/18 (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.

    18th Jan - Logs and 23 pics added for a January German trip
    22-25 Jan - Log and 182 pics for Zurich 01/18 added
    27th Jan - 41 more pics added to Zurich 21/10/17
    28th Jan - Logs and 155 pics added for Zurich WEF 26-27/01/18
    29th Jan - Log and 62 pics added for Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival 28/01/18
    1st Feb - Log and pics added for South Korea's Gangneung Unification Park, 31 pics added to Zurich 27th Jan
    2nd Feb - Logs added for Zurich WEF 22-25/01/18, pics to follow
    11th Feb - 103 pics added for Longleat Balloon Safari 16/09/17
    27th Feb - 48 pics added to WEF Zurich 23/01/18
    04th Mar - 67 pics added to WEF Zurich 24/01/18
    08th Mar - 113 pics added to Tokyo-Haneda 26/05/17
    12th Mar - 81 pics added to WEF Zurich 25/01/18
    14th Mar - Logs & 69 pics added for Cheltenham HP & Gloucester 14/03/18
    26th Mar - Logs added for Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    30th Mar - 125 pics added to Aeroprints European Capitals Tour 17-24/03/18
    31st Mar - 321 pics added to Japan 2017
    8th April - Logs and pics added for 03-04/04/18 - Zurich-Dubendorf-Stans-Alpnach-Emmen
    11th April - 75 pics added to Geneva 24/05/16
    22nd April - Logs added for Aero Expo Friedrichshafen tour
    7th May - Logs added for Istanbul & Antalya trip
    8th May - Logs added for Popham Microlight Fair
    9th May - Log added for BBML Inflation Day
    10th May - Log added for Verona 09/05 and log & pics added for Eurasia Airshow at Antalya 28/04 and Istanbul-Yesilkoy Museum 02/05/18
    31st May - Log added for EBACE Geneva
    1st-8th June - Logs added for Spain/Portugal tour
    22nd June - Logs added for Finland tour 14-17/06
    23rd June - Logs/pics added for Belarus tour 18-22/05
    24th June - Logs/pics added for Russia tour 16-23/04, log added for Old Warden Gyro Fly-in 09/06 and Charity Fly-in 23/06, pics added to BBML Inflation Day 28/04, log and pics added for Aero/Heli Expo Booker 15/06
    1st July - 110 pics added to Finland 14-15/06
    5th July - Logs added for French trip 27/06-01/07 inc Nancy Show. Logs started for Cyprus
    6th July - Logs added to Museum bar for 2018 visits to Finland, Russia and Belarus
    7th July - Log added for Yeovilton Air Day. Pics added to Luxembourg 28/07.
    18-19th July - Logs added for RIAT Fairford 13/07, Bastille Day Flypast 14/07, Flying Legends Duxford 15/07 and Farnborough Air Show 16/07
    9th August - Logs completed for Larnaca 07/18 and started for 08/18
    16th August - Logs added for Chicago and the drive North to Oshkosh.
    05/06th Sept - Logs & pics added for Sliac Air Show Tour.
    10th Sept - Log & pics added for Belgian Air Force Day, Kleine Brogel
    12th Sept - Log added for Radom Air Show 25/08/18
    16th Sept - Log and pics added for East Anglia trip 13/09/18
    17th Sept - Log & pics added for Deblin Families Day & Poland Tour 22-26/08/18
    18th Sept - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 28-29/07/18
    21st Sept - Logs & pics added for the SWAG USA Tour 30/07/18
    30th Sept - Logs & pics added for Cotswold Airport Revival Show
    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 07/08/18
    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

    Thursday, 9 November 2017

    08/11/17 - Lutterworth - Bruntingthorpe - Coventry - Birmingham

    The SWAG "A" Team had a day out to Bruntingthorpe courtesy of Gary Spoors. Many thanks.


    (BAPC-284) Gloster E.28/39 FSM (n/a) Preserved


    Gate guard

    XZ382 SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 (S-147) Preserved

    GJD Services Ltd area

    G-CPDA de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C (6473) Preserved
    (G-JJSI) Hawker-Siddeley 125-800B (258058) ..fuselage only
    (G-RAFI)/XP672/03 BAC Jet Provost T.4 (PAC/W/17641) Preserved
    (N103CD) Gulfstream G3 (418) ..fuselage only
    (N304CS)/ZD948 Lockheed Tristar KC.1 (1157) ME Aviation Services LLC
    (N309CS)/ZD951 Lockheed Tristar K.1 (1165) ME Aviation Services LLC
    N405CS Lockheed Tristar KC.1 (1164) ME Aviation Services LLC
    N507CS Lockheed Tristar C.2 (1186) ME Aviation Services LLC
    (N530WL) Boeing 737-406 (24530) ..fuselage only
    N703CS Lockheed Tristar C.2 (1188) ME Aviation Services LLC
    N705CS Lockheed Tristar KC.1 (1174) ME Aviation Services LLC
    SX-OAD Boeing 747-212B (21684) Withdrawn from use
    VP-BGX Boeing 747-346 (24156) Withdrawn from use
    VP-BGY Boeing 747-346 (23640) Withdrawn from use
    WR974/K Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 (WR974) Preserved
    (XV109) Vickers VC-10 C.1K (839) ..cockpit only
    XV226 Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod MR.2P (8001) Preserved
    (XV499) McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FGR.2 (3477) ..cockpit only
    XX494/B Scottish Aviation HP.137 Jetstream T.1 (422) Preserved
    ZA147/F Vickers VC-10 K.3 (882) Preserved
    ZD241/N Vickers VC-10 K.4 (863) Preserved
    ZD477/E Westland Seaking HC.4 (WA932) Preserved
    (ZD627) Westland Seaking HC.4 (WA938) ..cockpit only
    ZG822/WS Westland Seaking HC.4 (WA1003) Preserved

    Also here are the flightdecks from A300-B4 A7-ABX and Boeing 747s B-HUE, B-HUI, B-HUJ, G-BDXG, G-BDXH and G-MKCA

    Museum area

    53/"66654" Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (395189)
    85/8-MV Dassault Mystere IVA (85)
    22+35 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (683-7113)
    F-BTGV Boeing 377SGT-201 (001)
    G-BKFC Reims/Cessna F.152 (1443)
    G-BKRN/43-35943/943 Beech 3N Expeditor (CA-75)
    G-BSOO Cessna 172F Skyhawk (172-52431)
    (G-BVPP)XR993 Folland Gnat T.1 (FL.536)
    (G-BVXC)/WT333 English Electric Canberra B(I).8 (71470)
    (G-BXBH)/XM365 BAC Jet Provost T.3A (PAC/W/6322)
    G-HILY Zenair CH.601 Zodiac (PFA 162-11392)
    (G-ISKA)/1018 PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 100bis[B] (1H10-18)
    (WT806) Hawker Hunter GA.11 (41H/670749)
    XJ494/E-121 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10021)
    XL565/Y Hawker Hunter T.7 (41H/693716)
    XM715 Handley-Page Victor K.2 (HP80/83)
    XM715 Artwork LH
    XM715 Artwork RH
    XN582/95/H BAC Jet Provost T.3A (XN582)
    XW290/41 BAC Jet Provost T.5A (EEP/JP/954)
    XW544/O Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-05-71)
    (XW550) Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-11-71) ..cockpit only
    XX145 SEPECAT Jaguar T.2A (B-10)
    XX889/T Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-05-73)
    XX894/R-020 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-03-74)
    XX900/900 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-05-75)
    ZA326 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.1T (BT006)
    (ZF590) English Electric Lightning F.53 (95284) ..cockpit only

    Lightning Preservation Group area

    XR713/"XR718"/C English Electric Lightning F.3 (95196)
    XR713 LH
    XR713 RH
    XR728/JS English Electric Lightning F.6 (95211) QRA Shed
    XS904/BQ English Electric Lightning F.6 (95250) QRA Shed


    G-BCKN de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0707) Coventry Gliding Club
    G-CKGX Schleicher ASK-21 (21782)

    Delta Force Paintball M6 Jct 1-2

    XZ369/EU SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A (S-136) Preserved


    D-EKNA Mooney M.20F Executive 21 (670297)
    D-IRAS Cessna T303 Crusader (T303-00143)
    (G-AMPY)/KK116 Douglas C-47B-15-DK (15124/26569) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
    G-ANAF Douglas C-47B-35-DK (16688/33436) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
    G-AORG de Havilland DH-114 Heron Srs.2B (14101) Duchess of Britanny Jersey Ltd
    G-APRS Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 (561) Classic Aircraft Trust
    G-APSA Douglas DC-6A (45497) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
    G-BLWY Robin R.2160D AcrobIn (176)
    G-BOMS Cessna 172N Skyhawk (172-69448)
    G-BPKF Grob G.115A (8075) Swiftair Maintenance Ltd
    G-BRFM Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7916279) Swiftair Maintenance Ltd
    G-BTPJ British Aerospace ATPF (2016) Atlantic Airlines
    G-BTPL British Aerospace ATP (2042) Atlantic Airlines
    G-CINA Cessna 152 (152-85894) Swiftair Maintenance Ltd
    G-DASH Rockwell Commander 112A (237)
    G-GFID Cessna 152 (152-82649)
    G-HEMZ Agusta A-109S Grand (22156) Sloane Helicopters
    G-LOFB Lockheed L-188CF Electra (1131) Atlantic Airlines
    (G-MANC) British Aerospace ATPF (2054) Atlantic Airlines
    (G-OBWP) British Aerospace ATPF (2051) Atlantic Airlines
    G-OVMC Reims-Cessna F.152 (1667) Swiftair Maintenance Ltd
    G-RSCU Agusta A-109E Power (11777) Sloane Helicopters
    G-SCHZ Eurocopter AS.355N Twin Squirrel (5663) Patriot Aviation Ltd
    G-SIXC Douglas DC-6A/B (45550) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
    (G-SKTN)/WR963/M-B Avro Shackleton AEW.2 (unknown) Air Atlantique Historic Flight
    G-TORC Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7535036)
    G-USAA Reims-Cessna F.150G (0188)
    G-WAVS Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III (2842035) TGD Leasing Ltd
    N346DW Cessna 340A (340A0742)
    SE-LPU British Aerospace ATPF (2060) West Atlantic
    (VP293)/X Avro Shackleton T.4 (unknown) ..cockpit only
    XV232/32 Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 (8007) Preserved


    D-AIBC Airbus A319-112 (4332) Lufthansa
    D-AIUA Airbus A320-214(SL) (5935) Lufthansa
    D-FAST Cessna 208 (208-00207) Business Wings
    EI-DEH Airbus A320-214 (2294) Aer Lingus
    EI-EBD Boeing 737-8AS/W (37522) Ryanair
    EI-EFH Boeing 737-8AS/W (35012) Ryanair
    EI-FSL Aerospatiale ATR 72-600 (1339) Aer Lingus Regional
    EI-GDI Boeing 737-800/W (44809) Ryanair
    G-BYAY Boeing 757-204 (28836) TUI Airways
    G-ECOE de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4212) Flybe
    G-EZFJ Airbus A319-111 (4040) EasyJet
    G-FBJF Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000341) Flybe
    G-FBJI Embraer Emb-175-200LR (17000355) Flybe
    G-JECZ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4179) Flybe
    G-JMCL Boeing 737-322F (23951) West Atlantic
    G-JZHL Boeing 737-800/W (63568) Jet 2
    G-MISG Boeing 737-3L9 (27833) Cello Aviation
    G-POLD Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0300) NPAS Midlands
    G-PRPA de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4187) Flybe
    G-PRPB de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG (4333) Flybe
    G-PRPD de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG (4332) Flybe
    G-PRPH de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG (4323) Flybe
    G-PRPK de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4203) Flybe
    G-RAJJ British Aerospace 146-200 (E2108) Cello Aviation
    OO-SSO Airbus A319-111 (2287) Brussels Airlines
    PH-BGC Boeing 737-8K2/W (30361) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
    SX-RFA Boeing 757-23N/W (30232) Gainjet
    YR-BMH Boeing 737-8K5/W (27989) Blue Air