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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: OO-SND Airbus A20-214 (1838) Brussels Airlines at Lisbon on 17/05/18 (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"

    Saturday, 28 August 2010

    25/08/10 - Duxford

    Phil Woods visited Duxford, here's a selection of his pics, thanks Phil

    124485/DF-A/G-BEDF/"Sally B" Boeing B-17G Fortress (8693)
     B-17 G-BEDF
    155529/114-AJ/(ZE359) McDonnell-Douglas F-4J{UK} Phantom (2746)
    ZE359 F4
    231983/IY-G/(F-BDRS)/"Mary Alice" Boeing B-17G Fortress (32376)
    F-BDRS-Boeing B-17G fortress
    315509/W7-S/(G-BHUB) Douglas C-47A-85-DL Dakota (19975)
     F-BDRS and G-BHUB (C47a)
    413704/B7-H/(G-BTCD) North American P-51D Mustang (122-39608)
    G-BTCD P51D
    42-17786/25/(CF-EQS) Boeing Stearman Kaydet PT-17 (75-1728)
     CF-UQ SPT17
    451228/C/EC-493 Consolidated EZB-24M Liberator (6083)
     EC-493 liberator
    461748/Y/(G-BHDK) Boeing TB-29A Superfortress (11225)
    G-BHDK B29
    56-0689 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (464060)
     56-0689 B52
    56-6692 Lockheed U-2CT (359)
     56-6692 U2ct
    61-7962 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (2013)
    61-7962 - SR71 Blackbird.
    76/(Y2-176) Mitsubishi A6M-3 Zero (3865) unrestored fuselage
    Y2-176 Zero
    76-0020 McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle (199)
    76-0020 F15a
    77-0259/AR Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt (184)
    77-0259 A10
    BM597/JH-C/(G-MKVB) Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vb (CBAF.2461)
     G-MKVB spitfire
    DF112/(G-ANRM) de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (85861)
    G-ANRM
    G-AKIF de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide (6838)
    G-AKIF
    G-ALWF Vickers Viscount 701 (5)
    G-ALWF Viscount 701
    G-ANTK Avro York C.1 (1282)
    G-ANTK engine detail
    G-APWJ Handley-Page Herald 201 (158)
     G-APWJ herald
    G-AYGE SNCAN Stampe SV.4C (242)
     G-AYGE
    G-BOHO Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-8016196)
    G-BOHO
    G-BSTM Cessna 172L Skyhawk (17260143)
    G-BSTM
    (G-CBLK) Hawker Afghan Hind (41H/82971) fuselage
     G-CBLK -hind
    G-TAAB Cirrus SR22 (1769)
    G-TAAB
    G-TAAC Cirrus SR20 (1694)
    G-TAAC
    HG691/(G-AIYR) de Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide (6676)
    G-AIYR
    K3661/562/(G-BURZ) Hawker Nimrod II (41H-59890)
    G-BURZ-hawker nimrod
    MH434/ZD-B/(G-ASJV) Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXc (CBAF.IX.552)
     G-ASJV spitfire
    ML796 Short SunderlandV (SB.2093)
    ML796 (Sunderland) and NF370 (Swordfish)
    N4877/MK-V/(G-AMDA) Avro Anson I (Unknown)
    G-AMDA Anson engine detail
    P2954/WX-E/(BAPC-267) Model of Hawker Hurricane (None)
    P954 gate guardian
    R4922/(G-APAO) de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (82845)
    G-APAO
    RA-3446K Yakovlev Yak-50 (863211)
    RA3446K
    SE-BRG Fairey Firefly TT.1 (F.6071)
    SE-BRG-firefly
    XG797/277 Fairey Gannet ECM.6 (F.9365)
    XG797 Gannet
    XJ824 Avro Vulcan B.2A (SET24)
    XJ824 Vulcan centrepiece
    XM135/B English Electric Lightning F.1 (95031)
    XM135-B
    XR222 BAC TSR 2 (XO-4)
    XR222 Stunning TSR2
    XV865 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (B3-14-67)
    XV865 bucaneer
    Z5140/HA-C/(G-HURI) Hawker Hurricane XIIa (72036)
     G-HURI hurricane
    ZH590 Eurofighter Typhoon (DA4)
    ZH-590 typhoon.

    Thursday, 26 August 2010

    25/08/10 - Solent Sky - HMS Sultan

    StuC had a day out on the South Coast in the rain

    Southampton Airport - quick look at 09:00

    G-ECOM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4233) Flybe
    G-FBEJ Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000155) Flybe
    G-JECH de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4103) Flybe
    G-JEDM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4077) Flybe
    G-RLON Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk.III-2 (1008) Aurigny Air Service
    M-ISLE Cessna 680 (680-0265) Corporate
    N6NE/"EC-GWE" Lockheed Jetstar 731 (5006) Fire Service

    Southampton Solent Sky Museum

    BAPC-164/"N546" Wight Quadruplane Type 1 Replica (Unknown)
    BAPC-164
    BAPC-210/"C4451" Avro 504J Replica (Unknown)
    BAPC-210
    BAPC-215 Airwave Hang-Glider (Unknown)
    BAPC-215
    BAPC-253/"G-ADZW" Mignet HM.14 Flea (HS.1)
    BAPC-253
    BAPC-7 Southampton University SUMPAC (1)
    BAPC-7
    (G-ADWO)/BB807 de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (3455)
    BB807
    G-ALZE Britten-Norman BN-1F (1)
    G-ALZE
    G-APOI Saunders-Roe Skeeter Mk.8 (S2/5081)
    G-APOI
    N248 Supermarine S.6A (Unknown)
    N248
    PK683 Supermarine Spitfire F.24 (CBAF.236)
    PK683
    TG263 Saunders-Roe SR.A1 (Unknown)
    TG263
    (N158C)/VH-BRC Short Sandringham 4 (SB.2018)
    VH-BRC
    WK570 de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 (C1/0590) Chippax
    WK570
    WZ753 Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1 (749)
    WZ753
    XE998/"U-1215" de Havilland VampireT.11 (15678)
    XE998
    XJ571/H:242 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10053)
    XJ571
    XK740 Folland Gnat F.1 (FL.4)
    XK740
    XL770 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/5086)
    XL770
    XN246 Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 (1185)
    XN246
    XV760 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712023) cockpit only
    XV760
    no marks Supermarine Seagull III (n/k) nose section only
    Seagull Nose
    no marks Supermarine Swift CIM (n/k) cockpit only, possibly from Supermarine 535 VV119
    Swift CIM

    424 (Southampton) Sqn ATC - next to the Museum

    G-ASER Piper PA-23 Aztec 250B (27-2283) wreckage
    G-ASER
    XP542 Folland Gnat T.1 (FL.544)
    XP542 stbd
    XP542 port

    Lee-on-Solent Hovercraft Museum

    XW255 British Hovercraft Corp BHC-7 Mk.2 (1)

    HMS Sultan Gosport - thanks to Norman for the organising and Steve the guide

    Cockerell Hangar

    (776) Westland Seaking Mk.47 (WA825) boom in Whittle
    776
    XP110/'Humphrey' Westland Wessex HAS.3 (WA61)
    XR518 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA140)
    XR518
    XS488/XK Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA162)
    XS496 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA170)
    XT455/U Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA277)
    XT484/H Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA306)
    XT484
    XT485 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA307)
    XV724 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA619)
    XV724
    ZA136/18 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA897) no cockpit
    ZA136

    Newcomen Hangar

    XV655/N:270 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA643)
    XV660/N:269 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA648)
    XV663 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA651)
    XV663
    XV665/CU:507 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA653)
    XV675/PW:701 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA663)
    XV696/L:267 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA667)
    XV713/L:018 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA684)
    XV741/DD:41 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712004)
    XV741
    XZ576 Westland Seaking HU.5 (WA844)
    XZ576
    XZ581/CU:269 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA849)
    ZD637/PW:700 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA946)
    ZG817/PW:702 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA998)

    Outside Newcomen Hangar

    XT453/PO:B Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA275)
    XT453
    XV808/DD:08 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712058)
    XV808
    XZ305 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1543)
    XZ305
    XZ579/PW:707 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA847)
    XZ579
    ZA127/509 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA888)
    ZA127
    ZA169/CW:515 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA902)
    ZA169
    ZD254/306 Westland Lynx HAS.3S (259)
    ZD254
    ZD607 British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A .2 (41H-912046)
    ZD607
    ZF649/PP5 AgustaWestland EH-101 (50005)
    ZF649

    Stephenson Hangar

    XV370/260 Sikorsky SH-3D (61-393)
    XV642/259 Westland Seaking HAS.2A (WA630)
    XV642
    XV708/CU:501 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA679)
    XV711/CW:515 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA682)
    XV711
    ZA168/CU:830 Westland Seaking HU.6 (WA901)
    ZA168
    ZD634/L:503 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA943)
    ZD634
    ZG819/N:265 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA1000)
    ZG819

    Outside Stephenson Hangar

    XV720 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA615)
    XV720

    Daedalus Building

    XZ930/Q Aerospatiale Gazelle HT.3 (1727)

    Whittle Hangar

    (775) Westland Seaking Mk.47 (WA824)
    775
    XS568/441 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9579)
    XS568
    XV625/471 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9720)
    XT458
    XV676/ZE Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA664)
    XV700/ZC Westland Seaking HAS.6C (WA671)
    XX378 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1258)
    XX403 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1333)
    XX443/Y Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1235)
    XX447 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1439)
    Gazelles
    XZ921/N:269 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA881)
    XZ922/ZA Westland Seaking HAS.6CR (WA882)
    ZA128/010 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA889)
    ZA133/831 Westland Seaking HU.6 (WA894)
    ZA135/CU:010 Westland Seaking HU.6 (WA896)
    (ZA170) Westland Seaking HAS.5 (WA903)
    (ZD478) Westland Seaking HC.4 (WA933)
    ZD630/012 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA939)
    ZD633/L:014 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA942)
    ZG816/L:014 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA997)
    ZG818/707 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA999)
    ZG875/L:013 Westland Seaking HAS.6 (WA1004)
    Sea Harrier Cockpit Orientation Trainer
    Sea Harrier CIM

    Outside Whittle Hangar

    (774) Westland Seaking Mk.47 (WA822)
    774
    XS514/A:L Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA183)
    XS514
    XT458/622 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA280)