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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.

    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

    Saturday, 9 September 2017

    USA Oregon - Erickson Aircraft Collection, Madras - 18/08/17

    Thanks to Roy Blewett for his log and pics.

    "Most of the exhibits are airworthy, and many were away (including the P-51, P-38, B-17 and P-47) at the time of our visit."


    N100XK North American T-6G Texan (168-430)
    T-6G N100XK

    N360RR/148360/LZ-4 Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (726-7256)
    SP-2H N360RR


    44-2485 Bell P-39Q Airacobra (26E-485)

    N43JE Texas Aircraft Factory [Nakajima] Ki-43 Hayabusa (001)

    N56V Douglas C-47B Dakota IV (33153/16405)
    Dakota IV N56V

    (NL83L)/37535 Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon (15-1501)
    PV-2D N83L

    NX2172N/46522 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (1886)

    N2191K Bellanca Air Cruiser (721)
    Aircruiser N2191K

    NX3222T/44-34722 Douglas TB-26B Invader (28001)

    N3960C Grumman J2F-6 Duck ("33559")
    J2F-6 N3960C

    NX4169A Grumman TBF-1C Avenger (5653)

    NX4277N/"126840/RM-24" Douglas Skyraider AEW.1 (7850) US Navy markings as an AD-4W

    N6447C/5357 Grumman (General Motors-built) TBM-3E Avenger (3637)

    (N7163M)/22275 Martin AM-1 Mauler (12155)

    (N8195H)/430748 North American TB-25N Mitchell (108-34023)
    TB-25N N8195H

    N58918/86754 Grumman FM-2 Wildcat (5812)

    NX90602 Hispano HA-1112M1L (193) Luftwaffe markings as a Bf109

    Restoration/maintenance hangar (viewed from outside)

    (N447FW)/"550476"/11 white Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8 (739447)

    (NX5254L)/S-9 Douglas A-24A Dauntless (2350) US Navy markings as an SBD-3

    N7149E Aero L-29 Delfin (993629)

    N65727 Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (75-4405)