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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.

    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
    22nd August - Logs added for Scandinavian tour
    31st August - Logs added for LAA Rally, Sywell
    17th September - Logs added for Old Timer Fly-In Hahnweide
    29th January - Logs added for Zurich WEF 2020

    Saturday, 29 October 2011

    28/10/11 - Edinburgh

    IanG and his good lady had a couple of days in Edinburgh to see HER idol John Barrowman in concert. (It takes all sorts......)

    BAPC-227 Spitfire FSM (Unknown) Preserved
    D-ACNK Canadair Regional-Jet 900 (15251) Lufthansa Regional
    D-AGWQ Airbus A319-132 (4256) Germanwings
    D-AIBA Airbus A319-112 (4141) Lufthansa
    EI-DHF Boeing 737-8AS (33575) Ryanair
    EI-EFB Boeing 737-8AS (37532) Ryanair
    EI-ENT Boeing 737-8AS (35040) Ryanair
    EI-RJB British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2330) Cityjet
    EI-RJW British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2371) Cityjet
    F-GIXD Boeing 737-33AF (25744) Europe Air Post
    G-BMRA Boeing 757-236F (23710) DHL Worldwide Courier Express
    G-BMXD Fokker F-27-500 Friendship (10417) Fire Service
    G-CELR Boeing 737-330F (23523) Jet 2
    G-DOCS Boeing 737-436 (25852) British Airways
    G-ECOC de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4197) Flybe
    G-ECOD de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4206) Flybe
    G-ECOF de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4216) Flybe
    G-EUUW Airbus A320-232 (3499) British Airways
    G-EUXE Airbus A321-231 (2323) British Airways
    G-EZAS Airbus A319-111 (2779) EasyJet
    G-EZBH Airbus A319-111 (2959) EasyJet
    G-EZBJ Airbus A319-111 (3036) EasyJet
    G-EZDE Airbus A319-111 (3426) EasyJet
    G-EZDH Airbus A319-111 (3466) EasyJet
    G-EZUH Airbus A320-214 (4708) EasyJet
    G-FBEF Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000104) Flybe
    G-GMCM Eurocopter AS.350B3 Ecureuil (4576)
    G-JECI de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4105) Flybe
    G-JECJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4110) Flybe
    G-LGNF SAAB 340B (192) Flybe
    G-LGNL SAAB 340B (246) Flybe
    G-LGNN SAAB 340B (197) Flybe
    G-RJXE Embraer ERJ-145EP (145245) bmi Regional
    LN-NOH Boeing 737-86N (36814) Norwegian Air Shuttle
    N67134 Boeing 757-224ET (29283) United Airlines
    N917NS Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 (50000248)
    OO-TAE British Aerospace 146-300QT (E3182) TNT Airways
    OY-SRH Boeing 767-204ERF (24457) Star Air A/S
    PH-BGP Boeing 737-7BK (38127) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
    TC-MBG Fokker F-27-500 Friendship (10459) Fire Service

    27/10/11 - FAA Museum Yeovilton

    StuC visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum for the Cobham Hall Open Day.

    Hall 1 - Fly Navy 100

    (8359) Short 184 (Unknown) ..fuselage section
    (BAPC-149) Short S.27 Replica (Unknown)
    (G-BIAU)/"N6452" Sopwith Pup Replica (EMK.002)
    L2301 Supermarine Walrus I (C3/21840)
    VH127/R-00 Fairey Firefly TT.4 (F.8026)
    VX595 Westland WS.51 Dragonfly HR.1 (WA/H/008)
    XZ499/003 British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A .2 (41H-91023)
    XZ574 Westland WS.61 Sea King HAS.6 (WA842)
    XZ699 Westland Lynx HAS.3 (157)

    Hall 2 - World War II

    (BAPC-58/15-1585) Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka II (Unknown)
    EX976 North American AT-6D Harvard III (88-15056)
    (G-ASTL)/Z2033/275 Fairey Firefly TT.1 (F.5607)
    (G-BMZF/420) WSK-Mielec LIM-2 (1B-01420)
    (HS618)/"P4139" Fairey Swordfish II (Unknown)
    KD431/E2-M Vought FG-1D Corsair Mk.IV (1871)
    KE209 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat (A-10924)
    (L2940) Blackburn Skua I (Unknown) ..wreckage
    N1854 Fairey Fulmar I (F.3707)
    (N4172)/"N4389/4M" Fairey Albacore I (F.3538)
    SX137 Supermarine Seafire F.XVII (WASE/1/5325)
    WJ231/O-115 Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (WJ231)
    WN493 Westland WS.51 Dragonfly HR.5 (WA/H/070)
    XB446 Grumman TBM-3E Avenger ECM.6B (2241)

    Hall 3 - Aircraft Carrier Experience

    LZ551/G de Havilland DH-100 Sea Vampire I (Unknown)
    WA473/J-102 Supermarine Attacker F.1 (Unknown)
    WV856/163 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 (AW.6101)
    XD317/R-112 Supermarine Scimitar F.1 (XD317)
    XL503/E-070 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 (F.9462)
    XN957/LM-630 Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 (B3-12-62)
    XS590/E-131 de Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10148)
    XT482/ZM/19 Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA304)
    XT596 McDonnell-Douglas F-4K Phantom FG.1 (1527)
    XT769/823 Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA551)
    XV333/234 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B (B3-11-66)

    Hall 4 - Leading Edge

    G-AZAZ Benson B.8M (RNEC.1)
    G-BSST BAC Concorde 002 (002)
    (N5419) Bristol Scout Replica (01) ..uncovered
    (VR)137 Westland Wyvern TF.1 (Unknown)
    WG774 BAC 221 (F.9421)
    (XA127) de Havilland DH-115 Sea Vampire T.22 (15405) ..pod only
    XL580/723 Hawker Hunter T.8M (41H693730)
    XP841 Handley-Page HP.115 (Unknown)
    XP980 Hawker P.1127 (P-05)
    XZ493/N-001 British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1 (41H-91017)

    Restoration Hangar pictures from Keith Morgan

    AL246 Grumman G.36A Martlet I (656)
    (N5518 ?) Gloster Sea Gladiator II (Unknown) ..frame under rebuild

    Cobham Hall - pictures from Keith Morgan

    100545 Focke-Achgelis Fa.330A-1 Bachstelze (100545)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 057
    0729/411 Beech T-34C-1 Turbo Mentor (GM-067) ..dismantled
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 047
    AE-422 Bell Helicopters UH-1H Iroquois (13844)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 021
    (BAPC-111)/"N5492" Sopwith Triplane Replica (Unknown)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 038
    (BAPC-88)/"102/17" Fokker Dr.1 Scale Replica (Unknown) ..dismantled
    (DP872) Fairey Barracuda II (Unknown) ..assorted wreckage
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 030
    (G-AWYY)/"B6401" Sopwith Camel Replica (1701) ..dismantled
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 017
    (G-BEYB)/"S1287" Fairey Flycatcher Replica (WA/3)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 036
    (G-BFXL)/"D.5397/17" Albatros D.Va Replica (0034)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 037
    "N2078" Sopwith Baby (Unknown)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 039
    Unmarked Fairey IIIF (Unknown) ..frame under rebuild
    VV106 Supermarine S10 (Unknown)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 012
    VX272 Hawker P.1052 (Unknown)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 046
    WM292/841 Gloster Meteor TT.20 (Unknown) ..dismantled
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 062
    WP313/CU-568 Percival P.57 Sea Prince T.1 (P57/63)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 018
    WS103/VL-709 Gloster Meteor T.7 (WS103)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 032
    WT121/CU-415 Douglas AD-4W Skyraider AEW.1 (7427)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 040
    WW138/Z-227 de Havilland DH-112 Sea Venom FAW.22 (12712)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 031
    XA129 de Havilland DH-115 Sea Vampire T.22 (15407)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 055
    XA466/LM-777 Fairey Gannet COD.4 (F.9319)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 048
    XA864 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAR.1 (WA.3)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 043
    XB480/537 Hiller UH-12B HT.1 (540)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 041
    XG574/PO-752 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAR.3 (WA.69)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 042
    XG594/517 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAS.7 (WA89)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 035
    XJ481 de Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen FAW.2 (10008)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 020
    XK488 Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 (B3-03-58)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 054
    (XL717)/"G-ABUL" de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (83805)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 045
    XL853 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAS.7 (WA.215)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 014
    XN332/759 Saunders-Roe P.531 (S2/5268)
    XN334 Saunders-Roe P.531 (S2/5269)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 009
    XN462/17 BAC Jet Provost T.3A (PAC/W/10141)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 051
    XP142 Westland WS.58 Wessex HAS.3 (WA75)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 013
    XS508 Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA177)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 044
    XS527 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9543)
    XS574 Northrop MQM-36A Shelduck D.1 (Unknown)
    XT176/U Westland-Bell 47 Sioux AH.1 (WA.335)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 053
    XT427/606 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9597)
    XT765/J Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA487)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 050
    XT778/430 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F9660)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 008
    XW864/CU-54 Westland Gazelle HT.2 (1116)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 034
    XW994 Northrop MQM-74A Chukar D.1 (Unknown)
    ZE411 Agusta A.109A (7138)
    Cobham Hall 27-10-11 033

    Outside Cobham Hall

    WV106/427 Douglas AD-4W Skyraider AEW.1 (7392)
    XE340/Z Hawker Seahawk FGA.6 (AW6301)