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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

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    26/05/13 - Salon - Marseilles

    Last day of the SWAG EBACE/France trip. Thanks to Rich for the organisation/driving as always.

    Salon - 60th Anniversary of the Patrouille de France


    3/2-FA Dassault Mirage IIIC (3) ..on base
    442/312-TV Fouga CM-170R Magister (442) ..on base
    531 Fouga CM-170R Magister (531) ..on roundabout outside base
    A123/7-IO SEPECAT Jaguar A (A123) ..on base


    85/115-LK Dassault Mirage 2000C RDI (333) French Air Force/EC 02.005
    91/315-XH Socata TB-30 Epsilon (91) French Air Force/EPEAA 00.315
    125/118-GD Dassault Rafale F.2C (125) French Air Force/EC 02.030
    146/XR Socata TBM700B (146) French Air Force/ETEC 00.065
    369/125-AG Dassault Mirage 2000N (366) French Air Force/EC 02.004
    604/118-CF Dassault Mirage F1CR (604) French Air Force/EC 02.033
    604 Tail
    685/133-XZ Dassault Mirage 2000D (559) French Air Force/EC 03.003
    2057/PO Aerospatiale AS.332C Super Puma (2057) French Air Force/EH 01.044
    5523/WF Eurocopter AS.555AN (5523) French Air Force/EH 03.067
    30-SL/F-JSHV Microleve Corsario (Unknown)
    67-BKF/F-JSPJ Ikarus C42 (Unknown)
    83-AJR/F-JSOR Shark Aero Shark (003)
    E165/F-TERE Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E165) French Air Force/Patrouille de France
    F-AZTE/"F-BBBE" Douglas C-47A-1-DL (9172) Dakota et Cie
    F-AZVM/62-SI Nord N.2501 Noratlas (2501-105) Le Noratlas de Provence
    F-AZZP/569 Fouga CM-170R Magister (569)
    F-GUKJ Grob G.120A-F (85044) French Air Force/E-CATS
    F-HKCD Cirrus Design SR-20 (2186) French Air Force/E-CATS
    F-HKCI Cirrus Design SR-22 (3875) French Air Force/E-CATS
    HB-HZD Pilatus PC-21 (102) Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG


    05/F-TGCJ Extra 300SC (SC005) French Air Force/EPAA 20.300 / EVAA
    014 CASA 295M (014) Polish Air Force
    071/62-IE CASA 235-200M (C071) French Air Force/ET 03.062
    120/113-IY Dassault Rafale F.2C (120) French Air Force
    ??? Dassault Rafale F.2C (Unknown) French Air Force
    201/XM SAN Jodel D.140E (201) French Air Force/CIAM 06.312
    353/125-AM Dassault Mirage 2000N (353) French Air Force/EC 03.004
    366/125-BC Dassault Mirage 2000N (366) French Air Force/EC 02.004
    374/125-BS Dassault Mirage 2000N (374) French Air Force/EC 02.004
    366 374
    467/312-JL Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312467) Withdrawn from use
    473/312-JR Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312473) Withdrawn from use
    481/312-JZ Embraer Emb-312F Tucano (312481) Withdrawn from use
    511/XO SAN Jodel D.140R (511) French Air Force/CIAM 06.312 ..hangared
    1055/JDM Eurocopter EC135P2 (1055) Gendarmerie
    2802/SK Eurocopter EC.725R2 Caracal (2802) French Air Force/EH 01.067
    FA-84 General Dynamics F-16AM Falcon (6H-84) Belgian Air Component
    FA-129 General Dynamics F-16AM Falcon (6H-129) Belgian Air Component
    F-AZPZ/413/315-JB Fouga CM-170R Magister (413)
    F-CMAX Pilatus B4-PC11AF (207)
    UX Glider (Unknown) French Air Force ..hangared

    Display Teams
    Leaders Formation

    France - Patrouille de France

    E114/F-TERR/1 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E114)
    E85/F-UGFF/9 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E85)
    E44/F-UGRE/8 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E44)
    E152/F-UGRT/7 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E (E152)
    and 5 more

    France - Les Cartouches Dorées

    Socata TB-30 Epsilon x3

    Belgium - Red Devils

    ST-03 SIAI SF-260AM (10-03)
    ST-04 SIAI SF-260AM (10-04)
    ST-15 SIAI SF-260AM (10-15)
    ST-23 SIAI SF-260AM (10-23)
    ST-27 SIAI SF-260AM (10-27)

    Italy - Frecce Tricolori

    Aermacchi MB-339PAN x9 coded 1-10
    Frecce 1

    Poland - Team Iskra

    2011/1 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] (3H20-11)
    2009/3 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] (3H20-09)
    2004/8 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] (3H20-04)
    1708/4 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] (3H17-08)

    Spain - Patrulla Aquila

    E.25-22/79-22/1 CASA 101 Aviojet (EB01-22-022)
    E.25-25/79-25/6 CASA 101 Aviojet (EB01-25-025)
    E.25-62/79-17/3 CASA 101 Aviojet (EB01-62-067)
    E.25-63/74-17/2 CASA 101 Aviojet (EB01-63-068)
    E.25-69/79-97/5 CASA 101 Aviojet (EB01-69-075)
    E.25-86/79-32/7 CASA 101 Aviojet (EB01-86-097)
    E.25-87/79-29 CASA 101 Aviojet (EB01-87-101)
    E.25-??/79-92/4 CASA 101 Aviojet (unknown)

    Switzerland - Patrouille Suisse

    J-3091 Northrop F-5E (L1091)
    J-3081 Northrop F-5E (L1081)
    J-3082 Northrop F-5E (L1082)
    J-3083 Northrop F-5E (L1083)
    J-3087 Northrop F-5E (L1087)
    J-3088 Northrop F-5E (L1088)

    United Kingdom - Red Arrows

    XX219 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312055)
    XX227 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312063)
    XX242 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312078)
    XX264 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312100)
    XX266 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312102)
    XX311 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312136)
    XX319 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312144)
    XX322 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312147)
    XX325 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312150)
    XX??? British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (unknown)

    Marseille - 1430-2100

    4X-EAR Boeing 767-352ER (26262) El Al Israel Airlines
    7T-VJN Boeing 737-8D6 (30206) Air Algerie
    7T-VJS Boeing 737-6D6 (30210) Air Algerie
    7T-VJU Boeing 737-6D6 (30211) Air Algerie
    7T-VKA Boeing 737-8D6 (34164) Air Algerie
    CN-ROH Boeing 737-85P (33978) Royal Air Maroc
    CN-ROJ Boeing 737-85P (33979) Royal Air Maroc
    CS-TPL Embraer ERJ-145EP (145051) Portugalia
    D-ABXU Boeing 737-330 (24282) Lufthansa
    D-AEBL Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000507) Lufthansa Regional
    D-AEBN Embraer Emb-195-200LR (19000532) Lufthansa Regional
    D-IAAY Embraer EMB-500 Phenom (50000243)
    EC-JON Cessna 550 (550-0190)
    EC-JZU Canadair Regional-Jet 900 (15115) Air Nostrum
    EC-LNQ Aerospatiale ATR 72-201 (303) Helitt Lineas Aereas
    EI-DAE Boeing 737-8AS (33545) Ryanair
    EI-DCG Boeing 737-8AS (33805) Ryanair
    EI-DCM Boeing 737-8AS (33807) Ryanair
    EI-DHC Boeing 737-8AS (33573) Ryanair
    EI-DHX Boeing 737-8AS (33585) Ryanair
    EI-EFE Boeing 737-8AS (37533) Ryanair
    EI-ENF Boeing 737-8AS (35034) Ryanair
    F-GHQE Airbus A320-211 (0115) Air Corsica
    F-GHQG Airbus A320-211 (0155) Air France
    F-GKXG Airbus A320-214 (1894) Air France
    F-GPMA Airbus A319-113 (0598) Air France
    F-GPMD Airbus A319-113 (0618) Air France
    F-GPME Airbus A319-113 (0625) Air France
    F-GPMF Airbus A319-113 (0637) Air France
    F-GPYC Aerospatiale ATR 42-512 (484) Airlinair
    F-GPYM Aerospatiale ATR 42-512 (520) HOP!
    F-GRHE Airbus A319-111 (1020) Air France
    F-GRHG Airbus A319-111 (1036) Air France
    F-GRHI Airbus A319-111 (1169) Air France
    F-GRHJ Airbus A319-111 (1176) Air France
    F-GRHT Airbus A319-111 (1449) Air France
    F-GRPJ Aerospatiale ATR 72-212A (724) Air Corsica
    F-GRPX Aerospatiale ATR 72-212A (734) Air Corsica
    F-GRXB Airbus A319-111 (1645) Air France
    F-GRZN Canadair Regional-Jet 700 (10264) HOP!
    F-GTAX Airbus A321-211 (3930) Air France
    F-GXAH Airbus A319-112 (1846) Aigle Azur
    F-HBMI Airbus A319-113 (0639) Aigle Azur
    F-HBND Airbus A320-214 (4604) Air France
    F-HBSA Airbus A320-214 (3882) Air Corsica
    F-HCOA Boeing 737-5L9 (28084) Air Mediterranee
    F-HCZI Airbus A319-112 (4268) Aigle Azur
    F-HECG Cessna 510 (510-0354)
    F-ZBAP Conair Firecat (567) Securite Civile
    F-ZBMB Beech B200 Super King Air (BB-1379) Securite Civile
    F-ZBQF Eurocopter EC145C-2 (9064) Securite Civile
    G-EUUA Airbus A320-232 (1661) British Airways
    G-EUUS Airbus A320-232 (3301) British Airways
    G-RHMS Embraer ERJ-135BJ (14501072)
    HB-VML Learjet 45 (45-084)
    LX-MIK Aero Vodochody L-39C (432936) Breitling Jet Team
    OO-JAQ Boeing 737-8K5 (35148) TUI Airlines Belgium
    SP-HAD Airbus A320-232 (2016) Small Planet Airlines
    TS-IMK Airbus A319-114 (0880) Tunisair
    TS-IOJ Boeing 737-5H3 (27912) Tunisair
    TS-IQA Airbus A321-211 (0970) Nouvelair Tunisie
    TS-LBE Aerospatiale ATR 72-212A (794) Tunisair Express
    ZS-AOL Gulfstream G550 (5343)

    Eurocopter Ramp
    Marseille Eurocopter

    (F-WWPT) Eurocopter AS.350B-3 (7612) White/blue tail, Russian flag on tail
    (F-WWXO) Eurocopter AS.350B-3 (7614) Blue/White, Russian flag on tail
    (F-WZDY/E-382) Eurocopter AS.550C3 (unknown) Ecuador AF
    unknown Eurocopter AS.350B-3 (7623) Grey/red
    unknown Eurocopter AS.355NP (5601) Dark grey, Russian flag on tail
    unknown Eurocopter AS.350 (unknown) White/red/green
    unknown Eurocopter EC.130 (unknown) Primer
    unknown Eurocopter EC.130 (unknown) Primer
    unknown Eurocopter AS.350B (unknown) Primer
    unknown Eurocopter AS.350B (unknown) Primer


    EC-LRM Airbus A320-232 (1349) Vueling Airlines
    ET-APU Boeing 777-F6N (41817) Ethiopian Airlines Cargo
    F-GULL Robin DR.400-180 (2475)
    HB-ION Airbus A321-212 (5567) Swiss International Air Lines
    HB-JVK Airbus A319-112 (1886) Helvetic Airways
    I-NEOS Boeing 737-86N (32733) NEOS
    LN-DYM Boeing 737-8JP (39005) Norwegian Air Shuttle
    TS-INC Airbus A320-214 (1744) Nouvelair Tunisie
    VQ-BOF Airbus A321-211 (0775) Ural Airlines
    VQ-BOZ Airbus A321-211 (2117) Ural Airlines
    VQ-BRN Airbus A321-231 (1843) Nordwind Airlines