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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

    Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    14/07/18 - Paris Bastille Day Flypast

    Rich & Stu went to Paris for the annual Bastille Day Flypast.
    Seen in order of procession were:

    E44/F-UHRE/1 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E44) Patrouille de France
    E68/F-TEMO/9 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E68) Patrouille de France
    E85/F-UGFF/3 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E85) Patrouille de France
    E98/F-TEMF/2 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E98) Patrouille de France
    E113/F-TETD/7 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E113) Patrouille de France
    E127/F-UGFK/8 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E127) Patrouille de France
    E139/F-UGFC/6 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E139) Patrouille de France
    E146/F-UHRR/5 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E146) Patrouille de France
    E152/F-UHRT/4 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E152) Patrouille de France

    740/31-CL Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker (18700) GRV 02.091
    317/4-HO Dassault Rafale B (317) EC 01.004
    332/4-IG Dassault Rafale B (332) EC 01.004
    333/4-IH Dassault Rafale B (333) EC 01.004
    348/125-AL Dassault Mirage 2000N (302) EC 02.004

    MRTT041 Airbus A330-243 Phenix (1735) Airbus
    613/3-HO Dassault Mirage 2000D (410) EC 00.003
    620/3-IU Dassault Mirage 2000D (420) EC 00.003
    683/3-IV Dassault Mirage 2000D (557) EC 00.003

    735/31-CG Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker (18695) GRV 02.091
    103/30-HR Dassault Rafale F.2C (103) EC 02.030
    315/30-HK Dassault Rafale B (315) EC 02.030
    324/30-HW Dassault Rafale B (324) EC 02.030
    340/4-FG Dassault Rafale B (340) EC 01.004

    204/36-CD Boeing E-3F Sentry (24510) EDCA 00/036
    40/2-EX Dassault Mirage 2000-5F (195) EC 01.012
    46/2-EN Dassault Mirage 2000-5F (213) EC 01.012
    77/2-AX Dassault Mirage 2000-5F (317) EC 01.012
    527/115-OR Dassault Mirage 2000B (409) EC 02.005

    56/2-EG Dassault Mirage 2000-5F (256) EC 01.012
    107/115-YD Dassault Mirage 2000C RDI (372) EC 02.005
    109/115-YH Dassault Mirage 2000C RDI (375) EC 02.005
    121/115-KN Dassault Mirage 2000C RDI (399) EC 02.005
    E105/8-FM Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E105) EE 03.008
    E158/8-RF Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E158) EE 03.008

    324 Aermacchi M-346 (unknown) Republic of Singapore Air Force/150 Sqn
    AT-15 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet 1B+ (1051) Belgian Air Component/ETO 02.008
    E118/8-LN Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E118) ETO 01.008
    E148/705-LU Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E148) EAC 00.314
    E163/705-RB Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E163) EAC 00.314
    E164/120-RV Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E164) ETO 01.008

    27 Dassault Rafale M (27) 17F
    41 Dassault Rafale M (unknown) 17F
    43 Dassault Rafale M (unknown) 17F
    45 Dassault Rafale M (unknown) 17F

    23 Breguet Atlantique ATL2 (23) 21F
    27 Dassault Falcon 50 (27) 24F

    F-RAJA Airbus A340-212 (75) ET 03.060

    195/62-HC CASA 235-300M (C-195) ET 03.062
    200/62-HH CASA 235-300M (C-200) ET 03.062
    0073/F-RBAN Airbus A400M (073) ET 01.061

    5836/61-PO Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules (5836) ET 02.061
    54+17 Airbus A400M (067) LTG-62
    R217/64-GQ Transall C-160R (220) ET 01.064

    089/YJ Embraer Emb-121AA Xingu (121089) EAT 00.319
    090/ZF Embraer Emb-121AN Xingu (121090) EAT 00.319
    092/YL Embraer Emb-121AA Xingu (121092) EAT 00.319
    108/YW Embraer Emb-121AA Xingu (121108) EAT 00.319

    F-ZBFY/35 Canadair CL-415T (2010) Sécurité Civile
    F-ZBMC/73 de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402MR (4040) Sécurité Civile

    F-HKCL Cirrus Design SR-22 (3877) Cassidian
    F-HKCO Cirrus Design SR-22 (3878) Cassidian
    F-TGCI/04 Extra 300SC (SC004) EVVA
    F-TGCJ/05 Extra 300SC (SC005) EVVA

    5390/UZ Aerospatiale AS.555AN Fennec (5390) EH 05.067
    5448/VR Aerospatiale AS.555AN Fennec (5448) EH 05.067
    5509/WB Eurocopter AS.555AN Fennec (5509) EH 05.067

    2461/SA Eurocopter EC.725R2 Caracal (2461) EH 01.067
    2802/SK Eurocopter EC.725R2 Caracal (2802) EH 01.067

    10 NH Industries NH-90NFH (1252) 33F
    322 Aerospatiale AS.365F Dauphin (6322) 35F

    0642/JDA Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0642) Gendarmerie Nationale
    0654/JDB Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0654) Gendarmerie Nationale
    0867/JDL Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0867) Gendarmerie Nationale

    F-ZBPO Eurocopter EC145C-1 (9024) Sécurité Civile

    1243/DBB Aerospatiale SA.330Ba Puma (1243) 5 RHC / 1 EHM
    1332/EAS NH Industries NH-90 TTH (1332) 1 RHC
    1338/EAY NH Industries NH-90 TTH (1338) 1 RHC
    1512/DBK Aerospatiale SA.330Ba Puma (1512) 5 RHC / 1 EHM
    4229/GEX Aerospatiale SA.342L1 Gazelle (2229) 3 RHC

    2044/BIL Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre HAP (2044) 4 RHFS
    2273/CGF Aerospatiale AS.532UL Cougar (2273) 4 RHFS
    4225/GET Aerospatiale SA.342L1 Gazelle (2225) 4 RHFS

    1173/DAR Aerospatiale SA.330Ba Puma (1173) 3 RHC
    2003/BHJ Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre HAP (2003) 5 RHC
    4233/GFB Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle (2233) 3 RHC
    6010/BJJ Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre HAD (6010) 1 RHC

    1391/EBB NH Industries NH-90 TTH (1391) 1 RHC
    1393/EBD NH Industries NH-90 TTH (1393) 1 RHC
    2375/CHC Eurocopter AS.532M1 Cougar (2375) 5 RHC
    6016/BJP Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre HAD (6016) 1 RHC
    888/MCB Pilatus PC-6B2-H4 (888) ETCM
    891/MCE Pilatus PC-6B2-H4 (891) ETCM

    On security duties were:

    5386/UX Aerospatiale AS.555AN Fennec (5386) EH 03.067
    5400/VH Aerospatiale AS.555AN Fennec (5400) EH 05.067
    5455/VT Aerospatiale AS.555AN Fennec (5455) ET 03.067
    5490/VY Eurocopter AS.555AN Fennec (5490) EH 03.067
    F-ZBQI Eurocopter EC145C-2 (9240) Sécurité Civile