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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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    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)

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    Tuesday, 31 July 2012

    29/07/12 - Luton - Cranfield

    Day 3 of the Olympics Biz Bash.

    Luton - 07:50-15:00 - main stands not visited due to a rain storm just before we left causing flooding in the airport underpass and huge traffic jams on the airport approach roads

    4X-EAE Boeing 767-27EER (24832) El Al-Israel Airlines
    4X-EAE
    9K-AJD Gulfstream G5 (560) Kuwait Airways
    9K-AJD
    A6-DAS Boeing 737-7Z5 (29858) Royal Jet
    A6-DAS
    CS-DHO Cessna 550 (550-1099) NetJets Europe
    CS-DHO
    CS-DKG Gulfstream G550 (5127) NetJets Europe
    CS-DKG
    CS-DKK Gulfstream G550 (5201) NetJets Europe
    CS-DRA Raytheon Hawker 800XP (258686) NetJets Europe
    CS-DRA
    CS-DRS Raytheon Hawker 800XPi (258795) NetJets Europe
    CS-DRS
    CS-DXG Cessna 560 (560-5595) NetJets Europe
    CS-DXG
    D-AJOY Canadair Regional-Jet 850 (8069)
    D-AJOY
    D-CCGG Learjet 60 (60-256) Grenzland Air Service
    D-CCGG
    D-CEFA Cessna 525C (525C-0044) Eisele Flugdienst
    D-CEFA
    D-CJAK Cessna 525B (525B-0075)
    D-CNMB Learjet 45 (45-024)
    D-CNMB
    D-CRBE Learjet 45XR (45-372)
    D-CRBE
    D-CRIS IAI 1125 Astra SPX (107) Challenge Air
    D-CRIS
    D-INKY Piaggio P-180 Avanti (1162) Airgo Flugservice
    D-INKY
    EI-DWM Boeing 737-8AS (36080) Ryanair
    EI-DWM
    EI-DYB Boeing 737-8AS (33633) Ryanair
    EI-DYB
    EI-EBO Boeing 737-8AS (35004) Ryanair
    EI-EBO
    EI-EHH ATR 42-300 (196) Aer Arann
    EI-EHH
    EI-EML Boeing 737-8AS (38513) Ryanair
    EI-EMO Boeing 737-8AS (40283) Ryanair
    EI-ESS Boeing 737-8AS (35043) Ryanair
    EI-ESS
    EI-OZE Airbus A300B4-203F (152) DHL Worldwide Courier Express
    EI-OZE
    EI-OZH Airbus A300B4-203F (234) DHL Worldwide Courier Express
    EI-OZH
    ER-LGB Learjet 60 (60-255)
    ER-LGB
    F-GSLZ Dassault Falcon 100 (208) THS Helicopteres
    F-GSLZ
    G-BIKS Boeing 757-236F (22190) DHL Worldwide Courier Express
    G-BIKS
    G-BSFP Cessna 152 (152-85548) ..overflight
    G-ECOJ de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4229) Flybe
    G-ECOJ
    G-EZAD Airbus A319-111 (2702) EasyJet
    G-EZAD
    G-EZDA Airbus A319-111 (3413) EasyJet
    G-EZDA
    G-EZDJ Airbus A319-111 (3544) EasyJet
    G-EZDJ
    G-EZDS Airbus A319-111 (3702) EasyJet
    G-EZDS
    G-EZDT Airbus A319-111 (3720) EasyJet
    G-EZDT
    G-EZEB Airbus A319-111 (2120) EasyJet
    G-EZEB
    G-EZEG Airbus A319-111 (2181) EasyJet
    G-EZEG
    G-EZFB Airbus A319-111 (3799) EasyJet
    G-EZFB
    G-EZFC Airbus A319-111 (3808) EasyJet
    G-EZFC
    G-EZFN Airbus A319-111 (4076) EasyJet
    G-EZGB Airbus A319-111 (4437) EasyJet
    G-EZGB
    G-EZGM Airbus A319-111 (4778) EasyJet
    G-EZMH Airbus A319-111 (2053) EasyJet
    GEZMH
    G-EZTD Airbus A320-214 (3909) EasyJet
    G-EZTD
    G-EZUI Airbus A320-214 (4721) EasyJet
    G-EZUI
    G-EZUU Airbus A320-214 (5150) EasyJet
    G-FDZU Boeing 737-8K5 (37253) Thomson Airways
    G-FDZU
    G-FLBA de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402 (4253) Flybe
    G-FLBA
    G-MONX Airbus A320-212 (0392) Monarch Airlines
    G-MONX
    G-MRAP Bombardier Challenger 300 (20023) London Executive Aviation
    G-NTWK Aerospatiale AS.355F2 (5347) PDG Helicopters ..overflight
    G-OCJZ Cessna 525A (525A-0051)
    G-OCJZ
    G-OCOD Bombardier 604 Challenger (5562) Hangar 8
    G-OCOD
    G-OIRP IAI G200 Galaxy (142) Air Charter Scotland
    G-OIRP
    G-OOBE Boeing 757-28A (33100) Thomson Airways
    G-OOBE
    G-OZBK Airbus A320-214 (1370) Monarch Airlines
    G-OZBK
    G-OZBL Airbus A321-231 (0864) Monarch Airlines
    G-OZBL
    G-OZBP Airbus A321-231 (1433) Monarch Airlines
    G-TAWF Boeing 737-8K5 (37244) Thomson Airways
    G-TAWF
    G-ZVIP Beech 200 King Air (BB-108) Capital Aviation
    G-ZVIP
    HA-LPD Airbus A320-233 (1902) Wizz Air
    HA-LPD
    HA-LPE Airbus A320-233 (1892) Wizz Air
    HA-LPE
    HA-LPF Airbus A320-233 (1834) Wizz Air
    HA-LPK Airbus A320-232 (3143) Wizz Air
    HA-LPK
    HA-LPL Airbus A320-232 (3166) Wizz Air
    HA-LPL
    HA-LPM Airbus A320-232 (3177) Wizz Air
    HA-LPN Airbus A320-232 (3354) Wizz Air
    HA-LPN
    HA-LPQ Airbus A320-232 (3409) Wizz Air
    HA-LPV Airbus A320-232 (3927) Wizz Air
    HA-LPV
    HA-LPZ Airbus A320-232 (4174) Wizz Air
    HA-LPZ
    HA-LWA Airbus A320-232 (4223) Wizz Air
    HA-LWA
    HA-LWD Airbus A320-232 (4351) Wizz Air
    HA-LWD
    HA-LWG Airbus A320-232 (4308) Wizz Air
    HA-LWG
    HA-LWL Airbus A320-232 (4736) Wizz Air
    HA-LWL
    HA-LWN Airbus A320-232 (5075) Wizz Air
    HA-LWN
    HA-LWQ Airbus A320-232 (5196) Wizz Air
    HA-LWQ
    HB-JRQ Bombardier 604 Challenger (5651)
    HB-JRQ
    N375G Bombardier Global Express (9242) General Electric Company
    N375G
    N502QS Gulfstream G5 (601) NetJets International
    N502QS
    N524AN Gulfstream G4 (1119)
    N550GW Gulfstream G550 (5006)
    N550GW
    N611JW Dassault Falcon 900B (162)
    N611JW
    N711LS Bombardier Global 5000 (9155)
    N711LS
    N747RL Dassault Falcon 7X (158) Lewis Aeronautical
    N747RL
    N801TM Gulfstream G550 (5222)
    N801TM
    N817X Dassault Falcon 7X (51)
    N817X
    N874C Gulfstream G4 (1219)
    N874C
    N90TH Dassault Falcon 900C (180)
    N90TH
    OE-GAS IAI Gulfstream 150 (242)
    OE-GAS
    OE-GLF IAI Gulfstream 150 (261) Avcon Jet
    OE-GLF
    OE-HBA Bombardier Challenger 300 (20317) Amira Air
    OE-IKG Canadair Regional-Jet 850 (8063)
    OE-IKG
    OE-ILB Canadair Regional-Jet 850 (8107) VistaJet
    OE-ILB
    TC-NRN Raytheon Hawker 4000 (RC-44)
    TC-NRN
    VH-FMG Bombardier Global Express (9015)
    VP-CEO Bombardier Global Express (9416)
    VP-CEO
    VT-HMA Bombardier Global Express (9317)
    VT-HMA
    YR-BAM Boeing 737-4Q8 (26302) Blue Air
    YR-BAM
    YR-BAN Boeing 737-4Q8 (26306) Blue Air
    YR-BAN

    Luton - interesting OTT

    F-HPJH Airbus A380-861 (099) Air France
    N404AC Gulfstream G4SP (1384)
    N984AR McDonnell-Douglas MD-11C (48429) Centurion Air Cargo

    Cranfield - 15:45-16:30

    B-8098 Gulfstream G450 (4076)
    B-8098
    CS-ARI Robin HR.100-210 (159)
    CS-ARI
    CS-DMT Beech 400XP Beechjet (RK-532) NetJets Europe (Stored)
    G-ATHR Piper PA-28-180 (28-2343)
    G-AVGU Reims-Cessna F.150G (0199)
    G-AVWU Piper PA-28R-180 (28R-30380)
    G-AWFZ Beech A23-A19 Musketeer (MB-323)
    G-AZVG American Aviation AA-5 (0075)
    G-AZVG
    G-BAUJ Piper PA-23-250 (27-7304986)
    G-BAUJ
    G-BCUW Reims-Cessna F.177RG (0119)
    G-BEZF American Aviation AA-5 (0538)
    G-BFSA Reims-Cessna F.182Q (0074)
    G-BFSR Reims-Cessna F.150J (0504)
    G-BGBN Piper PA-38-112 (38-78A0511)
    G-BGGM Piper PA-38-112 (38-79A0170)
    G-BGOG Piper PA-28-161 (28-7916350)
    G-BHFE Piper PA-44-180 (44-7995324)
    G-BICX Maule M-5-235C (7287C)
    G-BIFY Reims-Cessna F.150L (0829)
    G-BLFI Piper PA-28-181 (28-8490034)
    G-BMUT Piper PA-34-200T (34-7570320)
    G-BMVB Reims-Cessna F.152 (1974)
    G-BNRP Piper PA-28-181 (28-7790528)
    G-BNTC Piper PA-28RT-201T (28R-8131081)
    G-BODS Piper PA-38-112 (38-79A0410)
    G-BOFL Cessna 152 (152-84101)
    G-BOUJ Cessna 150M (150-76373)
    G-BRUX Piper PA-44-180 (44-7995151)
    G-BTNT Piper PA-28-151 (28-7615401)
    G-CCVP Beech 58 Baron (TH-1948)
    G-CHAN Robinson R22 (3794)
    G-CRUZ Cessna T303 (T303-00004)
    G-CYLS Cessna T303 (T303-00005) Hangar 8
    G-EGLL Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816257) Airways Aero Associations
    G-GHRW Piper PA-28RT-201 (28R-7918140)
    G-LENX Cessna 172N (172-72232)
    G-MOGI American Aviation AA-5A (0630)
    G-MRST Piper PA-28RT-201 (28R-7918068)
    G-OCCG Diamond DA 40D Star TDI (D4.230)
    G-OCFD Bell Helicopters 206B-3 (3165)
    G-RATE American Aviation AA-5A (0781)
    G-RAVL Handley-Page HP.137 Jetstream 200 (208) Instructional Airframe
    G-RIZZ Piper PA-28-161 (28-7816494)
    G-SBKR Socata TB-10 (1077)
    G-SHIV Grumman-American GA-7 Cougar (GA7-0092)
    G-SHIV
    G-TWIN Piper PA-44-180 (44-7995072)
    G-TZII Thorp T.211 Thorpedo (PFA 305-13285)
    G-TZII
    G-VALY Socata TB-21 (2081)
    G-VPPL Socata TB-20 (283)
    G-VPPL
    G-WACF Cessna 152 (152-84852)
    M-KELY Embraer EMB-500 Phenom (50000040)
    N1812C Bombardier Global Express (9075)
    N1812C
    N208AJ Cessna 208B (208B-0711) Aerodynamics
    N208AJ
    N208AX Cessna 208B (208B-0710)
    N208AX
    N27BG Cessna 340A (340A-0656)
    N30593 Cessna 210L (210-59938) Southern Aircraft Consultancy
    N3877 Bombardier Global Express (9304)
    N3877
    N4381Y Beech 99 (U-71) Alpine Air
    N450JR Gulfstream G450 (4218)
    N711TL Piper PA-60-700P (60-8423017)
    N780W Gulfstream G5 (530)
    N789MD Cessna 340A (340A-1021)
    N820DL Beech B200 King Air (BB-1820) Aerodynamics
    N967LV Piper PA-32R-301T (3257481)
    SP-KWN British Aerospace Jetstream 3201 (856) Jet Air (stored)
    XS458/T English Electric Lightning T.5 (B/95018) Preserved