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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:
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    Thursday, 24 March 2016

    20/03/16 - International Helicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare

    Visited by StuC on a "Spotters Day", which gives access to the storage area.

    618 Mil Mi-8P (10618)
    618

    (2007)/07 yellow PZL-Swidnik SM-1 Hare (S1-12007)
    2007

    (3006)/1005/05 white PZL-Swidnik SM-2 (S2-03006)
    3006

    (5N-ABW)/G-AOZE Westland WS.51 Widgeon Mk.2 Srs.2 (WA/H/141)
    5N-ABW

    9147 Mil Mi-4 (09147)
    9147

    96+26 Mil Mi-24D (110159)
    96+26

    (66-16579) Bell Helicopters UH-1H Iroquois (8773)
    66-16579

    67-16506 Hughes OH-6A Cayuse (0891)
    67-16506

    A-41 Sud Aviation SA.318C Alouette Astazou (1958)
    A-41

    (BAPC-10) Hafner Revoplane R.II (R.II)
    BAPC-10

    (BAPC-60) Murray M.1 (M.1)
    BAPC-60

    (BAPC-128) Watkinson CG-4 Cyclegyroplane Mk.IV (CG-4) ..man-powered helicopter
    BAPC-128

    (BAPC-153) Westland WG-33 FSM (n/a)
    BAPC-153

    (BAPC-213) Cranfield Vertigo (001) ..man-powered helicopter
    BAPC-213

    (BAPC-264) Bensen B.8M (KB.1)
    BAPC-264

    (BAPC-289) Bensen B.8 Gyro-Boat (unknown)
    BAPC-289

    (D-HMQV) Bolkow Bo-102 Heli Trainer (6216)
    D-HMQV

    (D-HOAY)/DDR-SPY Kamov Ka-26 (7001309)
    D-HOAY

    (D-HZYR)/81+00 Bolkow Bo-105M (5100)
    D-HZYR

    DS-1482 Gyrodyne QH-50D DASH (1482)
    DS-1482

    (F-BTRP)/F-OCMF/335 Aerospatiale SA.321F Super Frelon (116)
    F-BTRP

    (FR108)/CDL Sud-Ouest SO.1221S Djinn (FR108)
    FR108

    FR41/ARB Piasecki H-21C (FR41)
    FR41

    F-WQAP Aerospatiale SA.365N Dauphin (6001)
    F-WQAP

    (G-17-3)/G-AVNE Westland WS.58 Wessex 60 (WA561)
    G-17-3

    (G-17-4)/G-ATBZ Westland WS.58 Wessex 60 (WA461)
    G-17-4

    (G-48-1)/G-ALSX Bristol B.171 Sycamore Mk.3 (12892)
    G-48-1

    (G-ACWM) Cierva C.30A (715)
    G-ACWM

    (G-ANFH) Westland WS.55 Whirlwind Srs.1 (WA.15)
    G-ANFH

    G-AODA Westland WS.55 Whirlwind Srs.3 (WA.113)
    G-AODA

    G-AOUJ Fairey Ultra Light Helicopter (F.9424)
    G-AOUJ

    (G-ARVN) Servotec Grasshopper I (1)
    G-ARVN

    G-ASTP Hiller UH-12C Raven (1045)
    G-ASTP

    G-ATFG Brantly B-2B (448)
    G-ATFG

    (G-AVKE) Gadfly HDW.1 (HDW.1)
    G-AVKE

    G-AWRP Cierva Rotorcraft CR.LTH-1 Grasshopper III (GB-1)
    G-AWRP

    (G-AXFM) Cierva Rotorcraft CR.LTH-1 Grasshopper III (GB-2)
    G-AXFM

    G-AXRA Campbell Cricket (CA.321A)
    G-AXRA

    (G-AYXT)/XK940/911 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAS.7 (WA.167)
    G-AYXT

    (G-AZAU) Cierva Rotorcraft CR.LTH-1 Grasshopper III (GB-3)
    G-AZAU

    (G-AZYB)/OO-SHW Bell Helicopters 47H-1 (1538)
    G-AZYB

    G-BAPS Campbell Cougar (CA.6000)
    G-BAPS

    G-BGHF Westland WG-30-100-60 (001)
    G-BGHF

    G-BIGP Bensen B.8M (PFA G/01-1005)
    G-BIGP

    G-BKGD Westland WG-30-100 (002)
    G-BKGD

    (G-BRMA)/WG719 Westland WS.51 Dragonfly HR.5 (WA/H/050)
    G-BRMA

    (G-BRMB) Bristol Belvedere HC.1 (13347)
    G-BRMB

    G-BVWL Air & Space 18A (18-63)
    G-BVWL

    G-BWCW Barnett J4B (PFA G/14-1256)
    G-BWCW

    G-BYMP Campbell Cricket Mk.1 (PFA G/03-1265)
    G-BYMP

    G-EHIL AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin (50003)
    G-EHIL

    G-ELEC Westland WG-30-200 (007)
    G-ELEC

    (G-GBCA)/"V33-221" Agusta A-109A-2 (7272)
    G-GBCA

    G-HAUL Westland WG-30-300 (020)
    G-HAUL

    (G-HEKY)/G-ORVB McCulloch J-2 (039)
    G-HEKY

    G-OTED Robinson R22HP (0209)
    G-OTED

    (G-RWWW)/XR486 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HCC.12 (WA.418)
    G-RWWW

    G-TIGE Aerospatiale AS.332L Super Puma (2028)
    G-TIGE

    (G-TPTR) Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 Jet Ranger III (8587)
    G-TPTR

    G-WBAT Julian Wombat (CJ-001)
    G-WBAT

    (MM80927)/CC-49 Agusta-Bell AB.206A-1 Jet Ranger (9151)
    MM80927

    (MM81205)/GdiF-128 Agusta A-109 A-2 SEM (7336)
    MM81205

    N5840T Westland WG-30-100 (006)
    N5840T

    (N6699D)/622 Piasecki H-25A Retriever (51)
    N6699D

    (S-881) Sikorsky S-55C (55-1014)
    S-881

    (S-887) Sikorsky S-55C (55-1058)
    S-887

    SP-SAY Mil Mi-2 (529538125)
    SP-SAY

    (VR-BET) Westland WS.55 Whirlwind Srs.3 (WA.24)
    VR-BET

    XD163/X Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAR.10 (WA.20)
    XD163

    (XE521) Fairey Rotodyne Y (F.9429) ..parts only
    XE521

    (XG462) Bristol Belvedere HC.1 (13357)
    XG462

    XG596/66 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAS.7 (WA.91)
    XG596

    XL736 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/5067) ..stored in container

    XL811 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/5096)
    XL811

    XL829 Bristol B.171 Sycamore HR.14 (13474)
    XL829

    XM328/PO-653 Westland WS.58 Wessex HAS.3 (WA9)
    XM328

    XM330 Westland WS.58 Wessex HAS.1 (WA11)
    XM330

    XM557 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/5112) ..stored in container

    XN345 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/7151) ..stored in container

    XP165 Westland Scout AH.1 (S2/8437)
    XP165

    (XP404) Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAR.10 (WA.392)
    XP404

    (XP886) Westland Scout AH.1 (F.9487)
    XP886

    XR526 Westland WS.58 Wessex HC.2 (WA148)
    XR526

    XS149/GL-661 Westland WS.58 Wessex HAS.3 (WA108)
    XS149

    (XS486)/24 Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA160)
    XS486

    XT190 Westland-Bell 47 Sioux AH.1 (WA.349)
    XT190

    XT443/422 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9613)
    XT443

    (XT472)/X-C Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA294)
    XT472

    XV733 Westland WS.58 Wessex HCC.4 (WA628)
    XV733

    (XV798)/APCB2 British Aerospace Harrier GR.1 mod (712048)
    XV798

    XW839 Westland WG.13 Lynx (00-05)
    XW839

    XX910 Westland Lynx HAS.2 (05-02)
    XX910

    (ZB500)/G-LYNX Westland Lynx 800 (102)
    ZB500

    (ZB686) Westland Gazelle AH.1 (1995)
    ZB686

    ZE477 Westland Lynx Mk.3 (310)
    ZE477

    ZS782 Westland Sharpeye FSM (n/a)
    ZS782

    Unmarked Air Command Modac 500 (Husband Hornet) (unknown)
    Modac 500

    Unmarked Westland WG.25 Mote (WA.01)
    Mote

    Unmarked Westland WG-30-100 (022)
    WG30 022

    Unmarked Westland Wideye (WA.01)
    Wideye

    Unmarked Westland Wisp (WA.01)
    Wisp