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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

    Monday, 8 October 2018

    07/10/18 - Stokes Bay - Lee-on-Solent - Bournemouth

    The SWAG Team had a day out to the Seaside.

    Stokes Bay

    CVN-75 USS Harry S Truman - Carrier Air Wing One
    CVN-75

    Top Deck

    VFA-11 'Red Rippers'

    166628/AB-100 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-121)
    166628
    166634/AB-101 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-127)
    166634
    166625/AB-103 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-118)
    166629/AB-104 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-122)
    166629
    166633/AB-107 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-126)
    166623/AB-110 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-116)
    166623
    166626/AB-111 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-119)
    166626
    166627/AB-112 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-120)

    VFA-211 'Fighting Checkmates'

    166797/AB-200 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-170)
    166799/AB-201 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-172)
    166809/AB-205 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-182)
    166659/AB-206 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-137)
    166815/AB-211 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-188)
    166816/AB-212 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-189)
    166677/AB-214 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-155)
    166677
    166978/AB-222 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-253)
    166978

    VFA-136 'Knighthawks'

    166821/AB-301 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-140)
    166822/AB-302 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-141)
    166824/AB-304 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-143)
    166826/AB-306 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-145)
    166827/AB-307 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-146)
    166827
    166817/AB-310 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-136)
    166829/AB-311 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-148)
    166818/AB-312 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-137)
    166818

    VFA-81 'Sunliners'

    166867/AB-400 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-169)
    166872/AB-401 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-174)
    166832/AB-402 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-151)
    166834/AB-404 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-153)
    166835/AB-405 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-154)
    166836/AB-406 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-155)
    166837/AB-407 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-156)
    166838/AB-410 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-157)
    166838

    VAQ-137 'Rooks'

    168266/AB-500 McDonnell-Douglas EA-18G Growler (G-048)
    168267/AB-501 McDonnell-Douglas EA-18G Growler (G-049)
    168267
    168274/AB-504 McDonnell-Douglas EA-18G Growler (G-056)
    168274

    VAW-126 'Seahawks'

    168275/AB-600 Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AA-8)
    168276/AB-601 Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AA-9)
    168749/AB-602 Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AA-20)
    168594/AB-603 Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AA-13)
    168594

    HSC-11 'Dragon Slayers'

    167844/AB-612 Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (703208)
    167844
    168585/AB-613 Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (unknown)
    168540/AB-614 Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (unknown)
    168540
    167825/AB-615 Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (unknown)
    168542/AB-617 Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (unknown)
    168542

    HSM-72 'Proud Warriors'

    167060/AB-702 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk (unknown)
    168110/AB-705 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk (704435)

    Hangar Deck

    (166610)/AB-105 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-103) VFA-11
    166805/AB-202 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-178) VFA-211
    166825/AB-305 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-144) VFA-136
    166833/AB-403 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-152) VFA-81
    168269/AB-502 McDonnell-Douglas EA-18G Growler (G-051) VAQ-137 ..visible through door
    168270/AB-503 McDonnell-Douglas EA-18G Growler (G-052) VAQ-137
    168593/AB-604 Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AA-12) VAW-126
    168591/AB-611 Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (704913) HSC-11
    168115/AB-700 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk (unknown) HSM-72
    168108/AB-707 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk (unknown) HSM-72
    168114/AB-711 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk (unknown) HSM-72

    Detached to RAF Lakenheath

    166624/AB-102 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-117) VFA-11
    166631/AB-106 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-124) VFA-11
    166808/AB-204 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-181) VFA-211
    166665/AB-210 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet (F-143) VFA-211
    166820/AB-300 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-139) VFA-136
    166823/AB-303 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-142) VFA-136
    166839/AB-411 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-158) VFA-81
    166840/AB-412 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet (E-159) VFA-81

    Overflights c10:00-14:00

    G-BEMB Reims/Cessna F172M (1487)
    G-BOHA Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7816352) Phoenix Aviation (UK)
    G-BOJW Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7716038)
    G-BUJI Slingsby T.61F Venture T.3 (1882)
    G-CGHA P&M Aviation QuikR (8499)
    G-HKHK Robinson R66 (0888) HQ Aviation Ltd
    G-INTS Van's RV-4 (PFA 181-13069)
    M-YTAF Beech B36TC Bonanza (EA-595)

    Portsmouth Harbour - DDG-99 USS Farragut

    Unknown Sikorsky H-60 (unknown) ..in hangar
    DDG-99

    Lee-on-Solent

    G-ASEO Piper PA-24-250 Comanche (24-3367)
    G-BEWR Reims/Cessna F.172N (1613)
    G-CBVX Cessna 182P Skylane (18263419)
    G-CIMM Cessna 182R Skylane (18268092)
    G-DLRA Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander (2140) Britten-Norman Aircraft Ltd
    G-DOGI Robinson R22 Beta (2389) Phoenix Helicopter Academy Ltd
    G-JSAT Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander (2277) Chewton Glen Aviation
    G-PERU Guimbal Cabri G2 (1140)
    G-RLON Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk.III-2 Trislander (1008) Preserved, ex Aurigny Air Services
    G-RNAC Yakovlev Yak-52 (888912)
    G-WNTR Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7816281)
    G-YAKG Yakovlev Yak-18T (22202034023)
    N8163P Cirrus Design SR-20 (1391)
    (XT780) Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F9662) CEMAST
    (XW358) BAC Jet Provost T.5A (EEP/JP/1008) CEMAST
    (ZA296) Westland Sea King HC.4 (WA910) CEMAST

    Bournemouth

    2-CUTE Bombardier Challenger 601-3A (5125) Volare Aviation
    2-ESKA Boeing 737-301(BDSF) (23512) Leasing Company
    2-ESKB Boeing 737-375F (23707) Leasing Company
    2-ESKB
    2-FIEX Airbus A340-642 (933) European Aviation
    2-FIEX
    2-FIXP Airbus A340-642 (1030) European Aviation
    2-MOVE Boeing 737-382(QC) (24364) European Aviation
    9H-MJD Bombardier Challenger 601 (3031) NAL Asset Manangement Ltd
    9H-MTF Boeing 737-329 (23774) Maleth-Aero AOC Ltd
    9H-MTF
    9H-PAM Boeing 737-33A(QC) (25744) Maleth-Aero AOC Ltd
    9H-PAM
    C-GEAJ Basler BT-67 (26120/14676) ALCI Aviation Ltd
    C-GEAJ
    CS-DRZ Hawker 800XPi (258847) NetJets Europe
    D-IJOA Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 (525A0034) Excellent Air
    G-ATPD Hawker-Siddeley 125 Series 1A/522 (25085) Fire Service
    G-AYRO Reims/Cessna FA.150L Aerobat (0102)
    G-BFZM Rockwell Commander 112TC-A (13191)
    G-BIZR Socata TB-9 Tampico (210)
    G-BSLM Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee (28-308) Fly (Fu Lai) Aviation Ltd
    G-BUFH Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-8416076) Solent School of Flying
    G-BXTY Piper PA-28-161 Cadet (2841179)
    G-BXTZ Piper PA-28-161 Cadet (2841181)
    G-CBGC Socata TB-10 Tobago (1584)
    G-CDDK Cessna 172M Skyhawk (17265258)
    G-CIEL Cessna 560 Citation Excel (560-5247) Luxaviation UK
    G-CKUB Cessna 560XL Citation XLS+ (560-6169) Catreus
    G-CTCB Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.083) L3 CTS Airline and Academy Training Ltd
    G-CTCH Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.238) L3 CTS Airline and Academy Training Ltd
    G-CTSE Diamond DA 40NG Diamond Star (40.N170) Escola de Aviacao Aerocondor SA
    G-CTSG Diamond DA 40NG Diamond Star (40.N169) Escola de Aviacao Aerocondor SA
    G-CTSU Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.340) L3 CTS Airline and Academy Training Ltd
    G-DGFD Robinson R44 Clipper II (13027) Bliss Aviation
    G-DGFD
    G-DOSC Diamond DA 42MPP Twin Star (42.M001) Acrobat Ltd
    G-FBAR Diamond DA 40 Diamond Star (40.248) Exceedingly Ltd
    G-FCAC Diamond DA 42 Twin Star (42.062) AJW Construction Ltd
    G-FRAD Dassault Falcon 20E (304) Cobham Aviation Services
    G-FRAK Dassault Falcon 20DC (213) Cobham Aviation Services
    G-FRAK
    G-FRAW Dassault Falcon 20C (114) Cobham Aviation Services
    G-FRAW Bournemouth 071018
    G-GPFI Boeing 737-229 (20907) GIA
    G-IKOS Cessna 550 Citation Bravo (550-0957) Catreus
    G-KKTG Cessna 182R Skylane (18267964)
    G-OLSF Piper PA-28-161 Cadet (2841284)
    G-POLG Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0228) National Police Air Service
    G-POLG
    G-SCCA Cessna 510 Citation Mustang (510-0106) Gama Aviation
    G-SKPP Eurocopter EC120B Colibri (1463) Bliss Aviation
    G-STZZ TL Ultralight TL-2000 Sting Carbon UK (LAA 347-15003)
    G-TULA Shandong DA 40DS Diamond Star (40.DS002) AJW Construction Ltd
    LX-JFB Pilatus PC-12/47E (1676) Jetfly Aviation SA
    LX-JFB
    M-ALCB Pilatus PC-12/47E (1175) Malcolm Stanley Bartlett
    M-ALUN Hawker-Siddeley 125-700A (257075) Briarwood Products Ltd
    M-DRIL Pilatus PC-12/47E (1422) Drilling Systems Ltd
    M-DRIL
    M-ODEL Gulfstream G450 (4103) Hampshire Aviation Ltd
    M-ODEL-bournemouth-07102018
    M-USIC Gulfstream G550 (5394) Hampshire Aviation Ltd
    N447FT Canadair CL-44O (16) Stored
    N447FT
    N470AC Boeing 737-3L9 (24570) Leasing Company
    (N475EL)/"EVRAMP" Boeing 737-53A (24754) GIA
    N622RC Cirrus Design SR-22T (1610)
    N623NP Gulfstream G3 (357) Stored
    N733UK Boeing 737-3Q8 (26307) Leasing Company
    OO-STU Diamond DA 40D Diamond Star TDI (D4.350)
    T7-TAN Cessna 750 Citation X (750-0261) Rich Stone Avia
    T7-TAN
    VR-BEB BAC 1-11 527FX (226) Fire Service
    XX237 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (41H-312073) Preserved
    ZH872 Lockheed Hercules C.4 (5456) Royal Air Force