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

    Header Picture: UP-MI602 Mil Mi-26T (34001212133) Kazakhstan Emercom at Boraldai, Kazakhstan on 08/07/19 (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.

    Updates:
    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
    18th Jan - Logs and some pics added for RichT's 2018 South Africa trip. See the South Africa section on the Side Bar
    28th Jan - Logs added for Zurich WEF 21-26/01/19
    1st Feb - Pictures added for Zurich WEF 21-26/01/19
    2nd Feb - Logs and pictures added for Geneva, Bern & Stans 23-25/01/19
    9-10th Feb - 238 pics added to Finland tour 06/18, see the Finland box on the sidebar
    13th Feb - BAPC Register updated
    14th Feb - Logs/pics added for Dusseldorf, Mönchengladbach & Maastricht 13/02/19
    15th Feb - 453 pics added to Popham Microlight Fair 05-06/05/18, see "Microlight Fair" on the top Events bar
    16th Feb - 165 pics added to Waterkloof Airshow 22/09/18, Cape Town 26/09 & Johannesburg 26/09. See the South Africa section on the Side Bar.
    20th Feb - 190 pics added to Johannesburg 16-17/09, Grand Central 18/09 and two museums to the top bar.
    27th Feb - Museu do Ar, Sintra 19/05/18 added to Portugal section of top museums bar. Finished adding 424 pics to Spain/Portugal tour 2018.
    28th Feb - 71 pics added to Vienna 31/08/18.
    1st Mar - 100 pics added to Yeovilton Air Day 07/07/18.
    6th Mar - Added 418 pics to Germany tour 2018.
    11th Mar - Log and 86 pics added for 3-day Geneva trip.
    15th Mar - 268 pics added to Expo Friedrichshafen 2018, see the Germany tab on the top Events bar.
    22nd Mar - 96 pics added to Oshkosh 2018 Seaplanes & Amphibians & 37 pics added to current military
    22nd Apr - Log added for AERO Friedrichshafen 2019
    2nd May - Logs added for Germany/Switzerland tour 04/19
    5th May - Logs added for Popham Microlight Fair and Abingdon Show
    9th May - 53 pics added to Lanseria 19/08/18
    14th May - Logs & pics added for Toulouse trip 08-10/05, logs added for Rome trip 10-12/05
    15th May - 72 pics added to Abingdon Show 05/19, 79 pics added to Speyer Museum 15/04/19
    16th May - 70 pics added to Rome trip Museum & preserved. 42 pics added to Rome-Urbe.
    24th May - Logs added for Midlands Air Festival balloons 19/05 and EBACE Geneva 20-22/05
    6th June - Log added for "Daks over Duxford"
    17th July - Logs added for Kazakhstan/Kyrygystan tour
    22nd August - Logs added for Scandinavian tour
    31st August - Logs added for LAA Rally, Sywell
    17th September - Logs added for Old Timer Fly-In Hahnweide

    Saturday, 18 November 2017

    USA South Carolina - Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Charleston Harbor 15/09/17

    Thanks to Pat Whymer.

    USS Yorktown
    USS Yorktown

    Flightdeck

    146457/007 Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior (12409)
    146457

    (146939) Ling-Temco-Vought F-8K Crusader (648)
    146939

    147225/RR Grumman E-1B Tracer (24)
    147225

    (149623) Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (12948)
    149623

    149932/61 Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (61208)
    149932

    151657/NU-22 Grumman S-2F Tracker (190-C)
    151657

    (152599) Grumman A-6E Intruder (I-147)
    152599

    153077/AJ-201 McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II (1579)
    153077

    159025/NF-101 Grumman F-14A Tomcat (086)
    159025

    (159291) Ling-Temco-Vought A-7E Corsair II (E-429)
    159291

    159731/NJ-733 Lockheed S-3B Viking (3060)
    159731

    162435/MB-204 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (A-224)
    162435

    Hangar Deck

    (3956)/F-15 Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat (838)
    3956

    (07526) Boeing Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet (75-7130)
    07526

    36173/14 Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (4812)
    36173

    79593/00 Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (A-10738)
    79593

    88368/21 Vought FG-1D Corsair (3182)
    88368

    127007/M-505 Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (7807)
    127007

    (147385)/M-116 Grumman TF-9J Cougar (355)
    147385

    (N2XD) North American TB-25D Mitchell (87-7949)
    N2XD

    (N60393)/X-2 Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (3904)
    N60393

    Ashore - Vietnam Naval Support Base

    147171/YL-38 Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse (58-1087)
    147171

    154009/YT-29 Boeing-Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight (2360)
    154009

    159210/MP Bell Helicopters AH-1J Sea Cobra (26050)
    159210

    65-10132 Bell Helicopters GUH-1H Iroquois (5176)
    65-10132

    (66-15005)/005 Bell Helicopters UH-1M Iroquois (1733)
    66-15005