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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.

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    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 2021:
    30th January - Logs added for 2019 Austria/Slovakia/Hungary tour. Museums listings updated for same tour.
    1st February - 151 photos added to first three days of the 2019 Kazahkstan trip. See the dropdown under July 2019 on the sidebar
    20th February - completed adding pics to the 2019 Kazahkstan trip. Logs and some pics added for 9-day June 2019 French tour.
    22nd June - logs added for the Midland Air Festival at Ragley Hall
    23rd August - log & pics added for the Jet Age Museum, Gloucester

    Saturday, 30 September 2017

    30/09/17 - Cotswold Airport Open Day

    Stu attended the inaugural Cotswold Airport Open Day. On display were some local a/c, a few visitors, vintage cars, military vehicles and 5 steam engines. Next year it is planned for two days with more happening.

    Show Area

    D-ASDB VFW-Fokker VFW 614 (MG.19) Resource Group
    G-ATHK Aeronca 7AC Champ (7AC-971)
    (G-BCYM)/WK577 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0598)
    (G-BNGE)/TW536 Auster AOP.6 (1925)
    G-CHGA P & M Aviation Quik GTR (8603)
    G-EGBP American Champion 7ECA Citabria Aurora (1401-2008)
    G-FFFA P & M Aviation PulsR (8673)
    G-JMKE Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (172S9248)
    (G-JRSL) Agusta A-109E Power (11036) Fire Service
    G-MKGA Boeing 747-2R7F (21650)
    G-PERH Guimbal G-2 Cabri (1164)
    G-RULE Robinson R44 Raven II (11039) Huckair
    G-TOES Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7816512) Freedom Aviation Ltd
    (G-VICI/J-1573) de Havilland DH-112 Venom FB.50 (783) ..cockpit only
    G-YAKI/100 Yakovlev Yak-52 (866904)
    M-FTOH Boeing 727-269 (22359) Leasing Company
    (N19UG)/UG Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1 (25050) Resource Group
    XH135 English Electric Canberra PR.9 (SH1725)


    D-CSCA Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 (525B0378) Silver Cloud Air GmbH
    EC-IOD Partenavia P.68C Victor (229) Grup Air-Med
    G-ATXD Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B (30-1166)
    G-AZWS Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow (28R-30749)
    G-BAEM Robin DR.400-120 Petit Prince (728)
    G-BBXW Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7415050) Bristol Aero Club
    G-BMEX Cessna A.150K Aerobat (A1500169)
    G-BWNU Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk (38-78A0334)
    G-BYSG Robin HR.200-120B (339)
    G-CEFZ Evektor EV-97 TeamEurostar UK (2824)
    G-CIGS AutoGyro Europe MTOSport (RSUK/MTOS/052)
    G-CLEA Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7916081) Freedom Aviation Ltd
    G-CSHB Czech Sport Aircraft PS-28 Cruiser (C0445)
    G-DYNM Aerospool WT-9 Dynamic UK (DY161/2007)
    G-HELN Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub (18-3400)
    G-ISCD Czech Sport Aircraft SportCruiser (10SC297)
    G-KFCA Ikarus Comco C-42 FB80 (1309-7282)
    G-SNUZ Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-8416021) Freedom Aviation Ltd
    G-TIPY Czech Sport Aircraft PS-28 Cruiser (C0516)
    G-USAA Reims/Cessna F.150G (0188)
    G-XAVI Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (28-7916258)

    ASI Area

    G-CELA Boeing 737-377BDQC (23663)
    G-CELW Boeing 737-377F (23659)
    VP-CMN Boeing 727-46 (19282)
    Z-FJE Airbus A319-131 (2281)

    Scrapping area

    (2-KKSF) Aerospatiale ATR 42-512 (518)
    F-GLZH Airbus A340-311 (78)
    (G-CELP) Boeing 737-330QC (23522)
    (G-CELZ) Boeing 737-377QC (23658)
    (G-DAJB) Boeing 757-2T7 (23770)
    (N175GT) Boeing 777-2D7 (27730)
    (N176GT) Boeing 777-2D7 (27731)
    TF-AAE Boeing 747-4H6 (27672)

    and several unidentifiable fuselage sections and cockpits

    Thursday, 21 September 2017

    USA California - Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum, Travis AFB - 25/08/17

    Thanks to Roy Blewett.

    Admission for all non-US citizens is subject to prior clearance by Air Force security; see for details. On the day, visitors need to present themselves at the main gate, to be issued with a pass.


    41-21933 Vultee BT-13A Valiant (74-5772)
    BT-13A 41-21933

    55-2972 Cessna T-37B (40005) ..forward fuselage
    T-37B 55-2972

    (68-10848) Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (337M0213) ..fuselage
    O-2A 68-10848

    (03917)/"42-03917" Stinson OY-1 Sentinel (3784) ..displayed in USAAF markings
    OY-1 03917

    (N46180)/41-20230/180 Fairchild PT-19A Cornell (T41-1232)
    PT-19A 41-20230

    (N61808/43-31888)/"1507" Cessna UC-78 Bobcat (5826)
    UC-78 43-31888


    22134/134 Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (10993) US Air Force markings
    C-119F 22134

    (41-19729) Lockheed C-56 Lodestar (18-2089)
    C-56 41-19729

    (41-27616)/H14 Beech AT-11 Kansan (1461)
    AT-11 41-27616

    (42-65281)/R-11 Boeing SB-29 Superfortress (-)
    SB-29 42-65281

    51-7254 Grumman HU-16E Albatross (345)
    HU-16E 51-7254

    51-7651 Douglas C-118A Liftmaster (43705)
    C-118A 51-17651

    52-1000 Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (43909)
    C-124C 52-1000

    52-5770 North American F-100A Super Sabre (192-15)
    F-100A 52-5770

    52-6359/FS-359 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (-)

    52-10865 Beech C-45H Expeditor (AF-795)
    C-45H 52-10865

    53-0704/FU-704 North American F-86L Sabre (201-148)

    54-2806 Convair C-131D Samaritan (201)
    C-131D 54-2806

    55-4507 Fairchild C-123K Provider (20168)
    C-123K 55-4507

    56-0696 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (464067)

    (56-0759)/"60752" Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (183-1047)
    F-104A 56-0752

    56-1247 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10-464)
    F-102A 56-1247

    58-0285 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (657)

    60-3767/KE de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (18)
    C-7A 60-3767

    62-4299/HI Republic F-105D Thunderchief (D498)
    F-105D 62-4299

    (C-GHCE)/43-22652/TA Douglas A-26C Invader (18799) ..displayed as an A-26K
    A-26C 43-22652

    (N199AB)/56-1999 Douglas C-133A Cargomaster (45164)
    C-133A 56-1999

    (N2194C)/"97892" Cessna 195B (16179) ..displayed as an LC-126A
    C195 N2194C

    (N3497F/55-3021) Lockheed T-33A (580-9518)
    T-33A 55-3021

    (N16602)/42-92990/4U-A Douglas C-47A Skytrain (12852)
    C-47A 42-92990

    Storage area behind Heritage Center building

    43-0753 Piper L-4B Cub (9936)

    Displayed elsewhere on Travis Air Force Base

    42-72560 Douglas C-54Q Skymaster (10665) ..on Skymaster Drive, outside the Commissary
    C-54P 42-72560

    62-4452 North American CT-39A Sabreliner (276-5) ..Hospital Gate
    63-7567/FJ-567 McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (611) ..Hospital Gate
    63-8088 Lockheed C-141B Starlifter (300-6019) ..visible from the museum