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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:
    WEF Zurich, Geneva Motor Show, Sun'n'Fun Florida, Air Expo Friedrichshafen, Rome, Paris Air Show, Kazakhstan/Kyrigistan, Scandinavia, Oshkosh/Florida, Hahnweide, Zeltweg Show

    Header Picture: NX7629C Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat suffering a tyre burst on landing at Oshkosh in 07/18 (credit Matthew Blunt)

    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:
    1st & 2nd Oct - Logs & pics added for the SWAG USA Tour 31/07-01/08/18
    6th Oct - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 02/08/18
    8th Oct - Logs added for Stokes Bay US Carrier trip 07/10/18
    17th Oct - Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 03/08/18
    27th Oct - Final Logs added for the SWAG USA Tour 04 & 05/08/18
    7th Nov - Logs and pics added for China Aviation Museum & China Civil Aviation Museum 14/10/18
    9th Nov - Logs and pics added for trip to Gloucester, Kemble & Oaksey park
    13th Nov - Logs and pics added for museums and technical schools in Ukraine and North Korea
    24th Nov - Logs added for Airbus factory visit etc
    1st Dec - 62 pictures added to Old Warden Gyro Meet 09/06/18 and 80 added to Farnborough Air Show 16/07/18
    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

    Monday, 14 August 2017

    13/08/17 - Bristol Balloon Fiesta

    Sunday action attended by StuC.

    Morning & Evening Launch

    EI-ECC Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11213)
    EI-ECC
    G-BLVA Airtour Balloon AH-31 (AH.004)
    G-BLVA
    G-BRMU Cameron Balloon V-77 (2109)
    G-BRMU
    G-BSEA Thunder & Colt Ax7-77 (1524) ..tethered only PM
    G-BSEA
    G-BSIC Cameron Balloon V-77 (2322)
    G-BSIC
    G-BSNU Thunder & Colt 105A (1811)
    G-BSNU
    G-BUEI Thunder & Colt Ax8-105 (2172)
    G-BUEI
    G-BUSV Thunder & Colt 105A (2324)
    G-BUSV
    G-BYHU Cameron Balloon N-105 (4567)
    G-BYHU
    G-BYNN Cameron Balloon V-90 (4643)
    G-BYNN
    G-BZFD Cameron Balloon N-90 (2725)
    G-BZFD
    G-BZYY Cameron Balloon N-90 (10130)
    G-BZYY
    G-CBNW Cameron Balloon N-105 (10283)
    G-CBNW
    G-CBOW Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10302)
    G-CBOW
    G-CBVD Cameron Balloon C-60 Concept (10338)
    G-CBVD
    G-CBWK Ultramagic H-77 (77/218)
    G-CBWK
    G-CCGY Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10422)
    G-CCGY
    G-CCTS Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10570)
    G-CCTS
    G-CDDN Lindstrand LBL-90A (903)
    G-CDDN
    G-CDYL Lindstrand LBL-77A (1098)
    G-CDYL
    G-CEKS Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11003)
    G-CEKS
    G-CERC Cameron Balloon Z-350 (11602)
    G-CERC
    G-CFCC Cameron Balloon Z-275 (11103)
    G-CFCC
    G-CFEB Cameron Balloon C-80 (11174)
    G-CFEB
    G-CFEK Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11176)
    G-CFEK
    G-CGVV Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11386)
    G-CGVV
    G-CGZR Cameron Balloon Z-350 (11603)
    G-CGZR
    G-CHFM Cameron Balloon Z-120 (11625)
    G-CHFM
    G-CHXS Cameron Balloon C-90 (11754)
    G-CHXS
    G-CIHC Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11800)
    G-CIHC
    G-CIHG Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11841)
    G-CIHG
    G-CIHO Cameron Balloon Z-77 (11813)
    G-CIHO
    G-CIRX Cameron Balloon Z-150 (11913)
    G-CIRX
    G-CIUK Cameron Balloon O-65 (11923)
    G-CIUK
    G-CJIH Lindstrand Technologies LTL1-105 (016)
    G-CJIH
    G-CJLT Cameron Balloon O-84 (12044)
    G-CJLT
    G-CJRO Cameron Balloon Z-105 (12055)
    G-CJRO
    G-CJXI Cameron Balloon A-300 (12069)
    G-CJXI
    G-CJXJ Cameron Balloon Z-105 (12027)
    G-CJXJ
    G-CKCC Cameron Balloon Z-105 (12088)
    G-CKCC
    G-CKEG Cameron Balloon Z-105 (12103)
    G-CKEG
    G-CKFI Cameron SS Balloon Drop-95 (12089)
    G-CKFI
    G-CXCX Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11998) ..new envelope
    G-CXCX
    G-DMES Cameron SS Balloon Minion-105 (11739)
    G-DMES
    G-FMGB Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11756)
    G-FMGB
    G-GAGE Cameron Balloon Z-105 (12038)
    G-GAGE
    G-GOGB Lindstrand LBL-90A (1011)
    G-GOGB
    G-HRDY Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11849)
    G-HRDY
    G-IBCF Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11677)
    G-IBCF
    G-JEMS Ultramagic S-90 (90/143)
    G-JEMS
    G-KLTB Lindstrand Technologies LTL1-90 (009)
    G-KLTB
    G-LEAT Ultramagic B-70 (70/13)
    G-LEAT
    G-LOWS Sky 77-24 (025)
    G-LOWS
    G-MILE Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10548)
    G-MILE
    G-NFVB Cameron Balloon Z-105 (12107)
    G-NFVB
    G-OCTS Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11108)
    G-OCTS
    G-OJEN Cameron Balloon V-77 (3302)
    G-OJEN
    G-OJMS Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10860)
    G-OJMS
    G-OMGR Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11095)
    G-OMGR
    G-OPBW Cameron Balloon Z-150 (11891)
    G-OPBW
    G-OPER Lindstrand Technologies LTL1-70 (002)
    G-OPER
    G-OSAT Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10564)
    G-OSAT
    G-OTCT Cameron Balloon Z-105 (12070)
    G-OTCT
    G-OWLY Cameron Balloon C-70 (12092)
    G-OWLY
    G-PRZI Cameron Balloon A-375 (11798)
    G-PRZI
    G-RCOH Cameron SS Balloon Cube-105 (11681) ..tethered only PM
    G-RCOH
    G-RENI Kubicek Balloon BB-30Z (936)
    G-RENI
    G-RFLO Ultramagic M-105 (105/213)
    G-RFLO
    G-RLDZ Cameron Balloon A-315 (11914)
    G-RLDZ
    G-SBIZ Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10348)
    G-SBIZ
    G-SFSL Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10308)
    G-SFSL
    G-SJKR Lindstrand LBL-90A (756)
    G-SJKR
    G-TOPB Cameron Balloon Z-140 (11718)
    G-TOPB
    G-UWEB Cameron Balloon Z-120 (11927)
    G-UWEB
    G-VBAO Cameron Balloon A-400 (11961)
    G-VBAO
    G-VGFS Cameron Balloon Z-90 (12094)
    G-VGFS
    G-WADZ Lindstrand LBL-90A (1354)
    G-WADZ
    N20LY Cameron Balloon Z-105 (6817)
    N20LY
    OO-BNT Cameron Balloon N-160 (4540)
    OO-BNT
    OO-BSN Kubicek Balloon BB-34 (1262)
    OO-BSN
    OO-BXJ Cameron Balloon N-160 (10851)
    OO-BXJ
    PH-TRE Cameron Balloon Z-150 (11909)
    PH-TRE

    Morning Launch only

    D-OKAP Lindstrand LBL-150A (770)
    D-OKAP
    G-BVBJ Thunder & Colt Coffee Jar 1 SS (2427) ..tethered only
    G-BVBJ
    G-BXXG Cameron Balloon N-105 (3662)
    G-BXXG
    G-BZKU Cameron Balloon Z-105 (4931)
    G-CBPW Lindstrand LBL-105A (863)
    G-CBPW
    G-CCXF Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10593)
    G-CCXF
    G-CCYU Ultramagic S-90 (90/70)
    G-CCYU
    G-CDGN Cameron Balloon C-90 Concept (10641)
    G-CDGN
    G-CEJZ Cameron Balloon C-90 (10970)
    G-CEJZ
    G-CELM Cameron Balloon C-80 (10931)
    G-CELM
    G-CFXP Lindstrand LBL-105A (1168)
    G-CFXP
    G-CGVY Cameron Balloon Z-77 (11474)
    G-CGVY
    G-CHHL Cameron Balloon C-80 (11673)
    G-CHHL
    G-CIGI Lindstrand LBL-77A (1481)
    G-CIGI
    G-CIKC Cameron Balloon D-77 (11863)
    G-CIKC
    G-CIZM Cameron Balloon Z-210 (11936)
    G-CIZM
    G-CJRK Cameron Balloon Z-31 (12062)
    G-CJRK
    G-CJVH Lindstrand Technologies LTL1-105 (023)
    G-CJVH
    G-CJWY Cameron Balloon O-31 (12071)
    G-CJWY
    G-CKBJ Ultramagic H-31 (31/17)
    G-CKBJ
    G-CKSW Cameron Balloon O-26 (12108)
    G-CKSW
    G-DRPO Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11822)
    G-DRPO
    G-GOAL Lindstrand LBL-105A (420)
    G-GOAL
    G-HBEE Lindstrand Technologies LTL2-80 (047)
    G-HBEE
    G-HPCB Ultramagic S-90 (90/132)
    G-HPCB
    G-JHAA Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11647)
    G-JHAA
    G-LAMP Cameron SS Balloon Lightbulb-110 (4899)
    G-LAMP
    G-MOSY Cameron Balloon O-84 (2315)
    G-MOSY
    G-OBUY Thunder & Colt 69A (2031)
    G-OBUY
    G-OCND Cameron Balloon O-77 (1020) ..tethered only
    G-OCND
    G-ODAF Lindstrand LBL-105A (1042)
    G-ODAF
    G-OFAA Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10886)
    G-OFAA
    G-OKEW Ultramagic M-65C (65/184)
    G-OKEW
    G-ONCB Lindstrand LBL-31A (393) ..tethered only
    G-ONCB
    G-PURP Lindstrand LBL-90A (1387)
    G-PURP
    G-SATL Cameron SS Balloon Sphere-105 (2696)
    G-SATL
    G-STAV Cameron Balloon O-84 (2913)
    G-STAV

    Evening Launch only

    G-BVEN Cameron Balloon C-80 Concept (3164)
    G-BVEN
    G-CDJX Cameron Balloon N-56 (10715)
    G-CJOI Cameron Balloon O-31 (11638)
    G-CJOI
    G-POMP Cameron SS Balloon Bearskin-100 (12086)
    G-POMP

    Also visiting during the afternoon was:

    G-GWAC Eurocopter EC135T2+ (0746) Babcock MCS/Great Western Air Ambulance