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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

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    USA Michigan - Kalamazoo Air Zoo, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek - 19/06/16

    Thanks to Norman & Andrea Smith.

    16 Lockheed P-38 Lightning FSM (n/a)
    16

    4107 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PFM (94A4107)
    4107

    (03022)/"11676" Vultee SNV-1 Valiant (3183)
    03022

    04383/3 Schweizer LNS-1 (5)
    04383

    06624/13 Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (1439)
    06624

    (57039) Grumman FM-2 Wildcat (3646) ..under restoration
    57039

    (138090)/"31544" Lockheed T-33B (580-9035)
    138090

    140768 Beech T-34B Mentor (BG-102)
    140768

    141872/5 Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (189)
    141872

    147283/3J-542 Grumman TF-9J Cougar (253)

    147600/UR-69 Piasecki UH-25C Retreiver (Bu147600)
    147600

    150904/AH-202 Ling-Temco-Vought F-8E Crusader (1188)

    160395/200 Grumman F-14A Tomcat (251)
    160395

    161984/DW-03 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (A-167)
    161984

    42-78846 Curtiss-Wright XP-55 (P.02)

    44-85125/FT-152 Lockheed F-80A Shooting Star (080-1148)
    44-85125

    45-15965 Waco CG-4A Hadrian (45-15965)
    45-15965

    (52-1584) Martin B-57B Canberra (M.174)
    52-1584

    (N5046)/26486 Republic F-84F Thunderflash (52-6486)
    N5046

    56-0898/FG-898 Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (383-1186)
    56-0898

    74-0658/SJ McDonnell-Douglas F-4E Phantom II (4809)

    NL1PP/86581/1 Grumman FM-2 Wildcat (5635)
    NL1PP

    NX3PP/92509/611 Vought FG-1D Corsair (3770)
    NX3PP

    NX4PP/79683/4 Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (A-10828)
    NX4PP

    (N8HH) Haigh Superstar (12) ..modified Stephens Akro
    N8HH

    NX84Y/81 Francis-Angell A-15 Special (1)
    NX84Y

    N100JE/1 North American T-28A Trojan (174-553)
    N500JG

    N214MP Denney Kitfox (184)
    N214MP

    NL222SU/47619 Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk (33359)
    NL222SU

    N366WS Murphy Renegade Spirit (366)

    (NX444SU)/226418/HV-A Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (399-55720)
    NX444SU

    N491RH Pietenpol Air Camper (69-03)
    N491RH

    (N621BM)/1621 Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-2 (1B01621)
    N621BM

    NC644Y Waco INF (3382)
    NC644Y

    "NR1313" Curtiss-Wright Travel Air R Mystery Ship FSM (n/a)
    NR1313

    N4254A Hiller H-23A Raven (229)
    N4254A

    N4307L Rotorway Exec (81360)
    N4307L

    (N4435C) Sorrell Dr.1 (1)
    N4435C

    (N5481L)/652 Ryan PT-22 Recruit (1861)
    N5481L

    (N6313) Sopwith F.1 Camel Replica (B-6313)
    N6313

    N7912 Curtiss-Wright Robin (38)
    N7912

    N8419 Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor (5-AT-58) ..composite
    N8419

    (N9104A)/4 SPAD VII Replica (C-7)
    N9104A

    N9308Z/32 NAF N3N-3 (Bu2951)
    N9308Z

    NC9756/21 New Standard D-25 (105)
    N9756

    N20627 Fairchild F.24K Argus (3309)
    N20627

    (N25143)/12852/FU-852 North American F-86F Sabre (191-839)
    N25143

    N37864 Curtiss Pusher D (LK495)
    N37864

    N47139 Aeronca O-58B (O58B-9093)
    N47139

    (N52020)/249268/45 Howard PT-23 (291HO)
    N52020

    (N58189)/10 Laister-Kauffman LK-10B (92)
    N58189

    (N66650)/32622/360 Timm N2T-1 Tutor (360)
    N66650

    (N67771) Howard GH-2 (1713)
    N67771

    NC74835 Waco VPF-7 (4655)
    NC74835

    NC83228 Aeronca 7AC Champion (7AC-1888)

    (N90830)/293168/D8-Z Douglas C-47A-20-DK (13050)

    NASA 831 Lockheed SR-71B (2007)
    NASA 831

    "306W" Heath Parasol (unknown)
    Heath Parasol

    "DA-812" Vought F-4U Corsair scale model (unknown)
    Vought F-4U scale replica

    Unmarked JDT MiniMax (unknown) ..uncompleted project
    TEAM MiniMax

    Unmarked Hovey Whing Ding (unknown)
    Hovey Wing Ding

    Unmarked Wright Flyer 1903 Replica (n/a)
    Wright Flyer Replica

    Unmarked Milner AirCar (unknown)
    Milner AirCar

    Unmarked Sikorsky CH-53 cockpit mock-up (n/a)
    CH-53 mock-up