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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

    Monday, 29 January 2018

    28/01/18 - Chateau d'Oex - Gruyere - Bern

    RichT attended the International Balloon Festival.

    Château-d'Oex - Festival International de Ballons

    3A-MCJ Ultramagic M-120 (120/92)
    3A-MCJ
    EC-GFC Ultramagic M-105 (105/32)
    EC-GFC
    EC-MRO Ultramagic M-77 (77/408)
    EC-MRO
    F-GTIN Cameron Z-120 (11830)
    F-GTIN
    F-HAML Cameron Z-105 (11309)
    F-HAML
    F-HCVL Ultramagic M-130 (130/101)
    F-HCVL
    F-HGMV Chaize JZ.25-F24 (NG-016)
    F-HGMV
    F-HHMA Cameron A-180 (12033)
    F-HHMA
    F-HILS Kubicek BB34Z (820)
    F-HILS
    F-HLAM Kubicek BB Phare SS (887)
    F-HLAM
    F-HONS Ultramagic M-90 (90/161)
    F-HONS
    G-CEJI Lindstrand LBL-105A (1144)
    G-CEJI
    G-CHFM Cameron Z-120 (11625)
    G-CHFM
    G-CIHC Cameron Z-105 (11800)
    G-CIHC
    G-HHPM Cameron Z-105 (11534)
    G-HHPM
    G-MOFB Cameron O-120 (4275)
    G-MOFB
    G-OKCP Lindstrand LBL Battery SS (621)
    G-OKCP
    G-TORK Cameron Z-105 (10968)
    G-TORK
    G-TUTU Cameron O-105 (10659)
    G-TUTU
    HB-QGF Cameron Orbiter 3 Replica SS (4748)
    HB-QGF
    HB-QJY Ultramagic M-130 (130/67)
    HB-QJY
    HB-QLK Cameron Z-105 (10858)
    HB-QLK
    HB-QLW Cameron Z-120 (10936)
    HB-QLW
    HB-QPB Cameron Z-140 (10899)
    HB-QPB
    HB-QPE Cameron Z-250 (11494)
    HB-QPE
    HB-QPO Ultramagic S-130 (130/75)
    HB-QPO
    HB-QPR Cameron Z-180 (11595)
    HB-QPR
    HB-QQC Cameron Z-315 (12005)
    HB-QQC
    HB-QQO Ultramagic N-300 (300/61)
    HB-QQO
    HB-QRN Ultramagic M-160 (160/69)
    HB-QRN
    HB-QUD Cameron Z-120 (11935)
    HB-QUD
    HB-QUO Cameron Z-90 (11983)
    HB-QUO
    HB-QVD Ultramagic M-105 (105/217)
    HB-QVD
    HB-QVM Ultramagic M-145 (145/81)
    HB-QVM
    HB-QVS Cameron AS-105 Mk.II (11762)
    HB-QVS
    HB-QVV Ultramagic F-21 Gas Bottle SS (F21/004)
    HB-QVV HOUSE
    HB-QWS Ultramagic T-210 (210/91)
    HB-QWS
    HB-QXC ultramagic M-120 (120/94)
    HB-QXC
    HB-QZS Ultramagic N-180 (180/120)
    HB-QZS
    HB-XRE Aerospatiale Lama (2462) Air Glaciers SA
    HB-XRE
    HB-ZNR AS.350 Ecureuil (7905) Air Glaciers SA
    HB-ZNR
    HB-ZTU AS.350 Ecureuil (3449) Air Glaciers SA
    HB-ZTU
    I-CHAR Thunder Ax7-77 (10951)
    I-CHAR
    I-HOME Ultramagic T-150 (150/24)
    I-HOME
    LX-BKU Cameron Z-120 (11495)
    LX-BKU
    LY-OEO Cameron C-90 (11410)
    LY-OEO
    N99UM Ultramagic H-77 (77/288)
    N99UM
    OK-1209 Kubicek BB-SS (0845)
    OK-1209
    OO-BCY Libert L.3000 (286-011)
    OO-BCY
    OO-BEA Ultramagic M-77 (77/41)
    OO-BEA
    OO-BHQ Ultramagic N-250 (250/17)
    OO-BHQ
    OO-BLG Libert L.5000 (293-017)
    OO-BLG
    OO-BMI Cameron A-180 (11853)
    OO-BMI
    OO-BNL Cameron Z-120 (11893)
    OO-BNL
    OO-BSN Kubicek BB34 (1262)
    OO-BSN
    OO-BWB Aerostar S-60A (S60A-3231)
    OO-BWB
    OO-BWG Ultramagic N-300 (300/41)
    OO-BWG
    SP-BLK Ultramagic B-70 (70/18)
    SP-BLK
    YL-029 Kubicek BB30Z (1183)
    YL-029

    Gruyere

    HB-ZDQ Guimbal Cabri G2 (1051) Swiss Helicopter AG
    HB-ZDS Eurocopter EC-120 Colibri (1248) Heli Gotthard AG
    HB-ZEI AS.350 Ecureuil (3610) Hesnes Air AS

    Bern

    9A-TOA DHC-6 Twin Otter (557) European Coastal Airlines
    9A-TOE DHC-6 Twin Otter (696) European Coastal Airlines
    C-GOAB Dassault Falcon 2000EX (090) Aviation Starlink Inc
    C-GOAB
    CS-DXJ Cessna Citation Excel (560-5627) NetJets Europe
    D-HNWE MBB Bo-105 (S-456) Agrarflug Helilift GmbH
    G-CXLS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5613) Aviation Beauport
    G-KLNE Raytheon Hawker 900XP (HA-0186) Saxonair Charter Ltd
    G-KLNE
    G-XONE Canadair Challenger 604 (5426) Gama Aviation Ltd
    HB-LRJ DHC-6 Twin Otter (244) RUAG Schweiz AG
    HB-TCP PAC 750XL (180) Para-Club Grenchen Umganweg
    HB-TCP
    HB-ZJP AS.350 Ecureuil (4677) Heli Gotthard AG
    HB-ZLJ Guimbal Cabri G2 (1023) Swiss Helicopter AG
    HB-ZLJ
    HB-ZNK Agusta A109 (22372) Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd
    HB-ZOA Guimbal Cabri G2 (1050) Swiss Helicopter AG
    HB-ZON Eurocopter EC-130 (8379) Europavia (Suisse) SA
    HB-ZTB Agusta A109 (22233) Air Sarina GmbH
    PP-CFJ Dassault Falcon 7X (171) Grande Moinho Cearense SA
    PP-CFJ
    YU-FSS Dassault Falcon 2000LX (320) Prince Aviation