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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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    Thursday, 12 August 2010

    12/08/10 - Shawbury

    StuC & RichT went on the Shawbury Spotters Tour

    Gate Guard

    XR516/V Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA138)

    Preserved 660 Sqn HQ

    XV123 Westland Scout AH.1 (F.9698)


    XT773 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA555)

    Operational Ramp & Hangars

    G-CEYO/(ZK200)/00 Aerospatiale Squirrel HT.1 (2312) DHFS
    G-DOIT/(ZK199)/99 Aerospatiale Squirrel HT.1 (1902) DHFS
    ZJ234/S Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36144) DHFS
    ZJ235/I Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36151) DHFS
    ZJ236/X Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36145) DHFS
    ZJ237/T Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36156) DHFS
    ZJ238/Y Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36162) DHFS
    ZJ240/U Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36163) DHFS
    ZJ242/E Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36095) DHFS
    ZJ248/48 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.2 (3037) DHFS
    ZJ255/55 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2951) DHFS
    ZJ256/56 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2971) DHFS
    ZJ258/58 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2975) Wreckage in hangar 3
    ZJ262/62 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2993) DHFS
    ZJ266/66 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2994) DHFS
    ZJ267/67 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2996) DHFS
    ZJ268/68 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2997) DHFS
    ZJ270/70 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3000) DHFS
    ZJ271/71 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3003) DHFS
    ZJ272/72 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3005) DHFS
    ZJ273/73 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3006) DHFS
    ZJ274/74 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3008) DHFS
    ZJ276/76 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3014) DHFS
    ZJ277/77 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3017) DHFS
    ZJ280/80 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (3022) DHFS
    ZJ707/O Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36297) DHFS
    ZJ708/K Bell Helicopters Griffin HT.1 (36301) DHFS
    ZK067 Bell Helicopters 212HP AH.1 (30835) JHC/FB Heliservices
    ZR324 Agusta A-109E (11111) DHFS/FB Heliservices


    XX280 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A overshoot only
    XX314 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W overshoot only
    ZJ206 Westland Apache AH.1 (WAH-40) 673 Sqn
    ZJ211 Westland Apache AH.1 (WAH-45) 673 Sqn
    ZJ223 Westland Apache AH.1 (WAH-57) 673 Sqn

    Hangar 1 - VASS & Museum

    241079 Waco CG-4A Hadrian (Unknown)
    (BAPC-279)/LH291 Airspeed Horsa (Unknown)
    (G-AMHJ)/KG651 Douglas C-47A-25-DK Dakota (13468) outside
    (G-ANBY)/EM840 de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (86042)
    XX247 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312083) 19(R)Sqn 4 FTS
    XX431/CU:43/9300M Aerospatiale Gazelle HT.2 (1382)

    Hangar 10

    XW200 Aerospatiale Puma HC.1 (1048) Wreck
    XX161 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312007) [208]
    XX219 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312055) [208]
    XX232 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312068) [208]
    XX295 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312120) [19]
    XX309 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312134) Special scheme
    XX311 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312136) [208]
    ZF161 Short Tucano T.1 (T13) [72]
    ZF212 Short Tucano T.1 (T37)
    ZF263 Short Tucano T.1 (T47)
    ZF268 Short Tucano T.1 (T52)
    ZF286 Short Tucano T.1 (T57)
    ZF315 Short Tucano T.1 (T67)
    ZF345 Short Tucano T.1 (T80) [207]
    ZF405 Short Tucano T.1 (T95)
    ZF418 Short Tucano T.1 (T108)
    ZF446 Short Tucano T.1 (T110)
    ZF449 Short Tucano T.1 (T113)
    ZF487 Short Tucano T.1 (T119)
    ZF492 Short Tucano T.1 (T124)
    ZH822 Westland Merlin HM.1 (50013)
    ZH823 Westland Merlin HM.1 (50017)
    ZH825/583 Westland Merlin HM.1 (50025)

    Hangar 11

    XX160 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312006)
    XX195 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312042) [208]
    XX200 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312047) [19]
    XX248/CJ British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312084) [100]
    XX350 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312174) [19]
    ZF160 Short Tucano T.1 (T12)
    ZF163 Short Tucano T.1 (T15)
    ZF166 Short Tucano T.1 (T18)
    ZF203 Short Tucano T.1 (T28) [72]
    ZF211 Short Tucano T.1 (T36)
    ZF242 Short Tucano T.1 (T43)
    ZF288 Short Tucano T.1 (T59)
    ZF318 Short Tucano T.1 (T70)
    ZF350 Short Tucano T.1 (T85)
    ZF372 Short Tucano T.1 (T86)
    ZF376 Short Tucano T.1 (T90)
    ZF380 Short Tucano T.1 (T94)
    ZF408 Short Tucano T.1 (T98)
    ZF410 Short Tucano T.1 (T100)
    ZF412 Short Tucano T.1 (T102)
    ZF414 Short Tucano T.1 (T104)
    ZF447 Short Tucano T.1 (T111) [72]
    ZF483 Short Tucano T.1 (T115) [72]
    ZF484 Short Tucano T.1 (T116)
    ZF486 Short Tucano T.1 (T118)
    ZF488 Short Tucano T.1 (T120)
    ZF490 Short Tucano T.1 (T122)
    ZF513 Short Tucano T.1 (T128) [72]
    ZF514 Short Tucano T.1 (T129)
    ZF516 Short Tucano T.1 (T131)

    Hangar 13

    XW202 Aerospatiale Puma HC.1 (1061) Wreck
    XW218 Aerospatiale Puma HC.1 (1139) Wreck
    XX172 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312019)
    XX173 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312020) [RN]
    XX228 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312064) [208]
    XX238 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312074) [208]
    XX292 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312117) [Red Arrows]
    XX299 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312124) [208]
    ZA446/018 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS076)
    ZA608 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS045) fwd & centre fuselage sections
    ZE165/GE BAe/Panavia Tornado F.3 (AS018) [43]
    ZE204/FC BAe/Panavia Tornado F.3 (AS024) [25]
    ZH553/RT BAe/Panavia Tornado F.3 (AT045) [56]
    ZJ263/63 Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (2991) Wreck

    Hangar 14

    XX240 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312076) [208]
    XX250 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312086) [19]
    XX284/CA British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312109) [100]
    XX319/CT British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312144) [100]
    XX345/CE British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312169) [100]
    ZF416 Short Tucano T.1 (T106)

    Hangar 17

    XX225 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312061) fin code "322"
    XX226 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312062) [RN]
    XX235 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312071) [208]
    XX290 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312115)
    XX325 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312150) [208]
    XX351 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312175)
    XX379/Y Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1261)
    XX399/B Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1321)
    XX442/E Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1221)
    XZ295 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1507)
    XZ303 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1539)
    XZ311 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1578)
    XZ323 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1631)
    XZ331/D Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1652)
    XZ337/Z Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1677)
    XZ349 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1720)
    ZA470 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS100)
    ZA563 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS026)
    ZA773/F Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1815)
    ZD708 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS112) "GR.4" marks
    ZD892 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BS152)
    ZE440/78 British Aerospace Jetstream T.3 (659)
    ZE737 BAe/Panavia Tornado F.3 (AS052)
    ZG769 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 (BT055)

    Hangar 18

    XX168 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312015)
    XX175 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312022) [208]
    XX190/CN British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312037) [100]
    XX191 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312038) [19]
    XX239 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312075) [19]
    XX296 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312121)
    XX310 British Aerospace Hawk T.1W (312135) [208]
    XX323 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312148) [19]
    XX460 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1484)
    XZ294/X Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1506)
    XZ328 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1647)
    XZ341 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1692)
    XZ343 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1698)
    ZA775 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1817)
    ZB665 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1932)
    ZB674 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1967)
    ZB679 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (1982)
    ZB690 Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (2003)
    ZG993 B-N Islander AL.1 (2202)