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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 2019:
    Paris Air Show, Kazakhstan/Kyrigistan, Scandinavia, Oshkosh/Florida, Hahnweide, Zeltweg Show

    Header Picture: OO-SND Airbus A20-214 (1838) Brussels Airlines at Lisbon on 17/05/18 (credit StuC)

    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.

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    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.

    Lutterworth

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

    Bruntingthorpe

    Gate guard

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

    GJD Services Ltd area

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    SX-OAD Boeing 747-212B (21684) Withdrawn from use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    VP-BGX Boeing 747-346 (24156) Withdrawn from use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    VP-BGY Boeing 747-346 (23640) Withdrawn from use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

    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
    A7-ABX
    A7-ABX
    B-HUI
    B-HUI

    Museum area

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

    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) ..in QRA Shed
    XS904/BQ English Electric Lightning F.6 (95250) ..in QRA Shed

    Overflights

    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
    XZ369

    Coventry

    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

    Birmingham

    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