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

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    Monday, 14 September 2009

    11/09/09 - Birmingham - Coventry - Sibson - Conington - Mildenhall - Beck Row

    Day 1 of StuC's 3-day trip to his homeland

    Birmingham - quick look for the Turkmenistan

    C-GBPE DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (21) Kenn Borek Air
    D-ABIO Boeing 737-530 (24939) Lufthansa
    EZ-A008 Boeing 737-7GL/WL (37237) Turkmenistan Airlines
    G-CEGE Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II (TC-258) Blue City Aviation
    G-FCDB Cessna 550 (550-0985) Eurojet Aviation
    G-JTNC Cessna 500 (500-0264) Eurojet Aviation
    G-KWIN Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy (52) Corporate
    OE-GLL Cessna 550 (550-1069) Jet Fly Airline
    OH-AFI Boeing 757-2K2 (26330) Air Finland

    Coventry

    D-CNAG Swearingen SA.227DC Metro 23 (DC-893B) Manx2
    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-AVRK Piper PA-28-180 (28-4041)
    G-AZKS American Aviation AA-1A (0334)
    G-BCRT Reims-Cessna F.150M (1164)
    G-BFLU Reims-Cessna F.152 (1433) Atlantic Flight Training
    G-BOZR Cessna 152 (152-84614)
    G-BPEO Cessna 152 (152-83775)
    G-BTPH British Aerospace ATPF (2015) West Atlantic
    G-BTPJ British Aerospace ATPF (2016) Atlantic Airlines
    G-BTPL British Aerospace ATP (2042) Atlantic Airlines
    G-BWDS BAC Jet Provost T.3A (PAC/W/9231) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
    G-BZAE Cessna 152 (152-81300)
    G-CHZN Robinson R22 (0884)
    G-COVA Piper PA-28-161 (2842217)
    G-COVB Piper PA-28-161 (2842234)
    G-DHVM/WR470 de Havilland DH-112 Venom FB.50 (752) Air Atlantique Classic Flight
    G-FIJV Lockheed L-188CF (1129) Atlantic Airlines
    G-GBLR Reims-Cessna F.150L (1109)
    G-JEMC British Aerospace ATP (2032) Leasing Company
    G-LOFE Lockheed L-188CF (1144) Atlantic Airlines
    G-LSMB Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy (47) Aviation Beauport
    G-LUKE Rutan Long Ez (PFA 074A-10978)
    G-MANC British Aerospace ATPF (2054) Leasing Company
    G-MIDD Piper PA-28-140 (28-7325444)
    G-OBWP British Aerospace ATPF (2051) Leasing Company
    G-OGEM Piper PA-28-181 (28-8190226)
    G-PIKK Piper PA-28-140 (28-22932)
    G-SCIP Socata TB-20 (2014)
    G-TOLL Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837025)
    G-WNAA Agusta A-109E (11090) Sloane Helicopters
    G-XKEN Piper PA-34-200T (34-7970003)
    LX-WAV British Aerospace ATPF (2041) West Air Europe
    N456TL Reims-Cessna FT.337GP (0019)
    N554RB/305 Beech 95-E55 (TE-1141)
    WR963/X Avro Shackleton AEW.2 (Unknown)

    Midland Air Museum

    70 Dassault Mystere IVA (70)

    408 PZL-Mielec TS-11 100bis[A] Iskra (1H-0408) dismantled

    959 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21SPS-K (94A6503)

    23140 Canadair CL-13A Sabre (930) rear fuselage only
    29640/08 SAAB J-29F Tunnan (29640)

    (06 red) Mil Mi-24D Hind (3532464505029)

    (51-17473) Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-7367)

    51-4419 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-5714)

    54-2174/SM North American F-100D Super Sabre (223-54)

    55-713/C English Electric Lightning T.55 (B/95026)

    (56-0312) McDonnell TF-101B Voodoo (408)

    58-2062 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Otter (1394)

    63-7414 McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom (339) dismantled

    63-7699/CG McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom (839)

    (BAPC-126) Rollason D.31 Turbulent (Unknown)

    A7317/(BAPC-179) Sopwith Pup Replica (Unknown)

    (BAPC-9) Humber Monoplane Replica (Unknown)

    EE531 Gloster Meteor F.4(mod) (Unknown)

    F-BGNR Vickers Viscount 708 (35) dismantled

    G-AEGV Mignet HM.14 Pou-de-Ciel (EMAC.1)

    (G-ALCU)/G-ALVD de Havilland DH-104 Dove (04022)

    (G-AOKZ)/VS623 Percival P.40 Prentice (PAC/238)

    G-APJJ Fairey Ultra Light Helicopter (F.9428)

    G-APRL Armstrong-Whitworth Argosy 101 (6652)

    G-APWN Westland WS.55 Srs.3 (WA.298)

    G-ARYB Hawker-Siddeley 125 Series 1 (25002)

    G-BRNM Chichester-Miles Leopard (002)

    (N1498) Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley V (Unknown) rear fuselage section

    (N196B)/8242/FU-242 North American F-86A Sabre (151-43611)

    R-756 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (683D-6101)

    VF301/RAL-G de Havilland DH-100 Vampire F.1 (VG1001)

    VT935 Boulton-Paul P.111A (Unknown)

    VZ477 Gloster Meteor F.8 (Unknown) nose section

    WF922 English Electric Canberra PR.3 (71227)

    WH646 English Electric Canberra T.17A (71118) nose section

    WS838 Gloster Meteor NF.14 (Unknown)

    WV797/J-491 Hawker Sea HawkFGA.6 (AW.6058)

    XA508/GN-627 Fairey GannetT.2 (F.9328)

    XA699 Gloster Javelin FAW.5 (Unknown)

    XD626 de Havilland Vampire T.11 (15367) dismantled

    XF382 Hawker Hunter F.6A (S4/U/3282)

    XJ579 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10061) nose section

    (XK741)/GN-101 Folland Gnat F.1 (FL.5)

    XK907 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (WA.154) wreck stored
    XL360 Avro Vulcan B.2A (SET32)

    XN685/VL-703 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10093)

    XR771/BF English Electric Lightning F.6 (95236)

    XX899 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-04-75) nose section

    ZE694/N-004 British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A .2 (B53)

    none Harrier GR.5 procedures trainer (n/a)

    none Jet Provost procedures trainer (n/a)


    Peterborough Sibson

    G-ANSM de Havilland DH-82A (82909)

    G-ARBN Piper PA-23-160 (23-1385) wreck

    G-ARVO Piper PA-18-95 (18-7252)

    G-ASHS SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (452)
    G-ATMU Piper PA-23-160 (23-2000) wreck

    G-AVIA Reims-Cessna F.150G (0184)

    G-AZCT Beagle B121-100 Pup (B161)
    G-BASP Beagle B121-100 Pup (B149)
    G-BBAY Robin DR.400-140 (841)
    G-BEIA Reims-Cessna FRA.150M (0317)

    G-BGEA Reims-Cessna F.150M (1396) wreck

    G-BGMJ Gardan GY-201 (12)
    G-BICY Piper PA-23-160 (23-1640) withdrawn from use

    G-BIIK Socata MS.883 (1552)

    G-BIOJ Rockwell Commander 112TC-A (13192) withdrawn from use

    G-BLPF Reims-Cessna FR.172G (0187)
    G-BNME Cessna 152 (152-84888)

    G-BOVT Cessna 150M (150-78032)
    G-BOYB Cessna A.152 (A152-0928)

    G-BSYW Cessna 150M (150-78446)

    G-BXVK Robin HR.200-120B (326)
    G-BYSG Robin HR.200-120B (339)

    G-BZAR Denney Kitfox (PFA 172B-12529)
    G-BZHF Cessna 152 (152-83986)
    G-CBVU Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7135007)
    G-FAYE Reims-Cessna F.150M (1252) withdrawn from use

    G-GDKR Robin DR.400-120 (1623)
    G-GUNZ Van's RV-8 (PFA 303-14475)
    G-NBDD Robin DR.400-180 (1103)
    G-NSOF Robin HR.200-120B (334)

    G-PDGG Aeromere F.8L (208)
    (G-RGUS)/44-83184 Fairchild UC-61K (1145)

    G-RIZZ Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816494)

    G-SEVE Cessna 172N (172-69970)

    G-WREN Aerotek S-2A Special (2229)
    G-YOGI Robin DR.400-140B (1090)
    HA-LAQ LET L-410UVP (841332) Farnair Hungary withdrawn from use

    HA-YFC LET L-410MP (851528) Farnair Hungary


    Peterborough Conington

    G-ASUD Piper PA-28-180 (28-1654)
    G-AXTO Piper PA-24-260 (24-4900)
    G-BFLU Reims-Cessna F.152 (1433) Atlantic Flight Training
    G-BGKU Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837237)
    G-BGNT Reims-Cessna F.152 (1644)
    G-BNJB Cessna 152 (152-84865)
    G-BOZI Piper PA-28-161 (28-8116120)
    G-CDAC Evektor EV-97 (2116)
    G-CDSU Robinson R22 (3464)

    G-CESB Robinson R44 (1369)

    G-GCCL Beech 76 (ME-322)
    G-GDOG Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7635227)
    G-LAZA Stephens Laser Z.200 (PFA 123-12682)
    G-ODEX Cessna 182T (182-82028)
    G-RSMC Medway SLA-100 (131106)
    G-TSGA Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7737082)
    G-WIZR Robinson R22 (2799)
    G-WRWR Robinson R22 (2964)


    Mildenhall - sleepy hollow

    61-0306 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (18213) 100thARW/United States Air Force

    63-13187 Lockheed C-130E Hercules (4012) Turkish Air Force
    62-4131/OF Boeing RC-135W (18771) 55thWing/United States Air Force
    64-14854 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4038) 352ndSOG/United States Air Force
    64-14859 Lockheed C-130E Hercules (4082) 352ndSOG/United States Air Force
    87-0023 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5091) 352ndSOG/United States Air Force
    88-1803 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5173) 352ndSOG/United States Air Force

    Beck Row

    XG210 Hawker Hunter F.6 (41H/680035) Preserved