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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.

    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"
    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

    Friday, 27 September 2013

    24-26/09/13 - Damyns Hall - Helitech - Thurrock - Mildenhall

    StuC's trip to Helitech.

    24/09/13

    Damyns Hall - 11:20-15:30

    G-AYBR Jodel D.112 (1259)
    G-BSRH Pitts S-1C Special (LS-2)
    G-CBGW Thruster T600N 450JAB (0121-T600N-058)
    G-CBGW
    G-CBHP Corby CJ-1 Starlet (PFA 134-12498)
    G-CBSV Bensen B.8MR (PFA G/01A-1314)
    G-CCKO P & M Aviation Pegasus (7982)
    G-CDAA P & M Aviation Pegasus (8069)
    G-CDFK Jabiru SP (PFA 274A-14144)
    G-CDFK
    G-CDKP Jabiru UL (0636)
    G-CECG Jabiru UL (0661)
    G-CECG
    G-CEKD Flight Design CTSW (06-11-05)
    G-CEKD
    G-CEPL/P9398/KL-B Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire Mk.26 (PFA 324-14507)
    G-CEVU I.C.P. MXP-740 Savannah (BMAA/HB/552)
    G-CFIO Cessna 172S (172S-9079)
    G-CFIO
    G-CGBM Flight Design CTSW (09-06-06)
    G-CGBM
    G-ICDM Jabiru UL (PFA 274A-14436)
    G-ICDM
    G-JABE Jabiru UL (0657)
    G-JMAL Jabiru UL (0669)
    G-JMAL
    G-LEXX Van's RV-8 (PFA 303-13896)
    G-LUBY Jabiru J430 (PFA 336-14605)
    G-LUBY
    G-MVJP Solar Wings Pegasus (SW-WQ-0118)
    G-MTFG AMF Chevvron 2-32C (CH.004) overflight from local strip
    G-MYSW Solar Wings Pegasus (6834)
    G-MZEE Solar Wings Pegasus (7245)
    G-NEMO Raj Hamsa X Air (BMAA/HB/158)
    G-OMSA Flight Design CTSW (D-09-10-07)
    G-OMSA
    G-OOFE Thruster T600N 450 (0036-T600N-087)
    G-ORCA Van's RV-4 (PFA 181-12924)
    G-PLAR Van's RV-9A (PFA 320-14459)
    G-ROCO Aviasud Sirocco (09/001)
    G-RVEI Van's RV-8 (LAA 303-14961)
    G-RVGA Van's RV-6A (PFA 181-13079)
    G-RVGA
    G-SDAT Flight Design CTSW (07-03-21)
    G-STUN TL Ultralight TL-2000 (LAA 347-14897)
    G-TTAT I.C.P. MXP-740 Savannah VG (BMAA/HB/592)
    G-TTAT
    G-UMMY Best Off Skyranger (BMAA/HB/437)
    G-YYRO Magni M-16C (16-10-5654)
    G-ZAAP Czech Aircraft Works SportCruiser (PFA 338-14663)

    25/09/13

    Excel Centre Helitech 2013

    D-HADW Eurocopter EC145T-2 (20002) Eurocopter Germany
    D-HADW
    F-WGYP Eurocopter EC.130T2 (7069) Eurocopter France
    F-WGYP
    G-CHWJ Guimbal G-2 Cabri (1052)
    G-CHWJ
    "G-IRDM" Robinson R22 Beta (0736)
    G-IRDM
    G-JESP Eurocopter EC145C-2 (9570) Eurocopter UK
    G-JESP
    G-JPAL Eurocopter AS.355N (5692)
    G-JPAL
    G-LNCT McD-D Helicopters MD-902 (900-00134) Police Aviation Services
    G-LNCT
    G-MRRR McD-D Helicopters 369E (0473E)
    G-MRRR
    G-NIPL Eurocopter AS.350B3 (7604)
    G-NIPL
    G-PERF Eurocopter EC120B (1673)
    G-PERF
    G-RIDB Bell Helicopters 429 (57105) National Grid Electricity Transmission
    G-RIDB
    G-XOIL Eurocopter AS.355N (5627) Premiair Aviation Services
    G-XOIL
    I-PTFF AgustaWestland AW189 (49005) AgustaWestland SpA
    I-PTFF
    M-YMCM Bell Helicopters 429 (47107)
    M-YMCM
    N66UK Robinson R66 (0017) Sloan Helicopters
    N66UK
    SE-HJR Guimbal G-2 (1011)
    SE-HJR
    ZR339 AgustaWestland AW101 Mk.641 (50243) AgustaWestland
    ZR339
    ZS-EOS AgustaWestland 139 (31502)
    ZS-EOS
    Eurocopter EC.175 FSM Eurocopter France
    EC175 FSM

    London City - 11:00-12:00

    CS-DXW Cessna 560 (560-5787) NetJets Europe
    D-CINS Learjet 45 (45-347) Aero Dienst
    EI-RJB British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2330) Cityjet
    EI-RJZ British Aerospace 146-RJ85 (E2326) Cityjet
    EI-RNE Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000520) Alitalia Cityliner
    G-BWIR Dornier Do.328-110 (3023) Suckling Airways
    G-BYMK Dornier Do.328-110 (3062) Suckling Airways
    G-EUNB Airbus A318-112 (4039) British Airways
    G-LCYD Embraer Emb-170-100LR (17000294) BA Cityflyer
    G-LCYF Embraer Emb-170-100LR (17000298) BA Cityflyer
    G-LCYG Embraer Emb-170-100LR (17000300) BA Cityflyer
    G-LCYJ Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000339) BA Cityflyer
    G-LCYK Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000343) BA Cityflyer
    G-LCYN Embraer Emb-190-100LR (19000392) BA Cityflyer
    G-LCYR Embraer Emb-190-100SR (19000563) BA Cityflyer
    HB-JSM Dassault Falcon 7X (181) Jet Aviation Business Jets
    I-PBRA Dassault Falcon 50EX (339) Sirio
    LX-LGM de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG (4425) Luxair
    N685DC Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (232)
    OO-VLL Fokker F-50 (20144) Cityjet

    Damyns Hall - extras only

    G-ROVY Robinson R22 (2957)
    G-ROVY
    G-TRYX Enstrom 480B (5083)
    HA-LFQ Aerospatiale SA.342L Gazelle (1854)
    HA-LFQ

    Upminster Task Force Paintball

    G-OFLT Embraer Emb-110P1 Bandeirante (110211)

    Thurrock - not spotter friendly, view from adjacent bridleway

    G-ATNV Piper PA-24-260 (24-4350)
    G-ATNV
    G-AWSL Piper PA-28-180 (28-4907)
    G-AWSL
    G-AXHO Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B077)
    G-BAVB Reims-Cessna F.172M (0965)
    G-BAVB
    G-BCDY Reims-Cessna FRA.150L (0237)
    G-BEBN Cessna 177B (177-01631)
    G-BEBN
    G-BEYV Cessna T.210M (210-61583)
    G-BEZP Piper PA-32-300 (32-7740087)
    G-BEZP
    G-BFRS Reims-Cessna F.172N (1555)
    G-BHJF Socata TB-10 (83)
    G-BHJF
    G-BJKF Socata TB-9 (240)
    G-BOLY Cessna 172N (172-69004)
    G-BOMY Piper PA-28-161 (28-8216049)
    G-BYDV Van's RV-6 (PFA 181-13264)
    G-BZMB Piper PA-28R-201 (28R-7837144)
    G-BZMB
    G-ENOA Reims-Cessna F.172F (0138)
    G-IANC Socata TB-10 (150)
    G-KIMK Partenavia P.68B (27)
    G-RONG Piper PA-28R-200 (28R-7335148)
    G-RVGA Van's RV-6A (PFA 181-13079)
    G-SIXD Piper PA-32-300 (32-7140007)
    G-SIXD
    N22NN Cessna 182P (182-63497)

    26/09/13

    Mildenhall - 09:30-13:00

    58-0067 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17812) 185 ARW/174 ARS
    58-0067
    58-0104 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17849) 108 ARS
    59-1492/D Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (17980) 100 ARW/351 ARS
    64-14854 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4038) 352 SOG/67 SOS
    74-1677 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4643) Afghan Air Force
    84-0110 Learjet C-21A (35-556) 86 AW
    84-0110
    87-0023 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5091) 352 SOG/7 SOS
    88-0195 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5134) 352 SOG/7 SOS
    88-1803 Lockheed MC-130H Hercules (5173) 352 SOG/7 SOS
    88-1803
    91-0302/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1209) 48 FW
    91-0316/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1223) 48 FW
    91-0317/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1224) 48 FW
    91-0318/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1225) 48 FW
    91-0321/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1228) 48 FW
    96-0202/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1335) 48 FW
    97-0222/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1360) 48 FW
    98-0131/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1361) 48 FW
    98-0133/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1363) 48 FW
    98-0134/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1364) 48 FW
    98-0135/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1365) 48 FW
    00-3001/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1367) 48 FW
    09-6210 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II (5659) 352 SOG/67 SOS
    11-0058 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (D1037) 352 SOG/7 SOS
    11-0058

    N272WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 (48437) World Airways