Friday, 14 June 2019

Dutch Dash 13th - 14th June 2019

A quick smash and grab trip over to the Netherlands for the Volkel show for LB and Nay.

This afternoons ride was on the Albino G-EZEH on the EZY2161. The usual quick flight and long taxy in having landed on the remote runway. After picking up the motor it was a quick look at the biz before parking up at McDs for a few hours. Only those of potential interest logged at AMS.

Amsterdam 13-06-19
A6-BLW Boeing 787 Etihad Airways
A6-EUE Airbus A380 Emirates Airlines
C-FDBD Boeing 737 TUI Airlines Netherlands
EC-NAJ Airbus A320 Vueling Airlines
G-DHKH Boeing 757 DHL Worldwide Courier Express
HL7530 Boeing 777 Korean Air
LY-ELK Airbus A320 TUI Airlines Netherlands
LY-SPC Airbus A320 Small Planet Airlines
M-OBIL Cessna 525C
N2JW Challenger 605
N209RW Canadair Regional-Jet 200LR
N438AM Boeing 787 Aeromexico
N515TJ Beech 400A
N708CK Boeing 747 Kalitta Air
OE-FOE Cessna 510
OM-FWW Raytheon 390
PH-BCH Boeing 737 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BCK Boeing 737 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHD Boeing 787 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHF Boeing 787 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHM Boeing 787 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-EXM Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXU Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-PXY AgustaWestland AW139
PH-TDS Diamond DA40
PH-TFN Boeing 737 TUI Airlines Netherlands
PH-TFP Boeing 737 TUI Airlines Netherlands
S5-AFC CRJ-900 Adria Airways
VQ-BRJ Boeing 747Air Bridge Cargo

Tonights lodgings were near Volkel at a 'Nay special' hotel. No card payments were accepted and we didn't have enough cash on us so LB, along with the dressing gown clad hotelier, nipped off to a local ATM.

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After a decent nights kip it was time for some local w&r before the show.

First up an easy to see Mi-2.

Schaijk 14-06-19
(94+71) Mil Mi-2 German Air Force
94+71 Mi-2 Schaijk 14-06-19

You need to take a walk through the woods to find this pair of F-84s

Reek 14-06-19
(P-224) Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Royal Netherlands Air Force
P-224 F-84 Reek 14-06-19
(P-229) Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Royal Netherlands Air Force
P-229 F-84 Reek 14-06-19

Over at Mill the Atlantic is outside and the others inside suspended from the roof. They can be seen from outside. No time to venture inside as we wanted to avoid the worst of any potential show traffic.

Mill 14-06-19
(23+92) Lockheed F-104G Starfighter German Air Force
61+10 Breguet 1150 Atlantic German Navy
61+10 Atlantic Mill 14-06-19
(94+51) Mil Mi-2 German Air Force

Only a short wait before being directed to the car parks. Show time.

Volkel AB 14-06-19
Royal Netherlands Air Force
D-663 Boeing-Vertol CH-47D Chinook
D-665 Boeing-Vertol CH-47D Chinook
D-5803 Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
D-5803 F-104 Volkel 14-06-19
(D-8279) Lockheed F-104G Starfighter - GG
F-001 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
F-008 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
F-008 F-35 Volkel 14-06-19
G-273 Lockheed C-130H Hercules
J-001 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-014 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-016 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-055 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-065 General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon
J-066 General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon
J-197 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-201 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-229 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon - marked 80229
J-229 F-16 Volkel 14-06-19
J-248 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-362 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-368 General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon
J-508 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-513 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-635 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
J-641 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
L-11 Pilatus PC-7
N-088 NH Industries NH-90
N-318 NH Industries NH-90
P-248 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak - GG
Q-21 McDonnell-Douglas AH-64D Apache
S-454 Eurocopter AS532 Cougar

Austrian Air Force
3H-FC Pilatus PC-7
3H-FC PC-7 Volkel 14-06-19
3H-FG Pilatus PC-7

Belgian Air Force
(FA-57) General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
(FA-101) General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
FA-124 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
FB-24 General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon
ST-02 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260
ST-06 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260
ST-16 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260
ST-16 SF-260 Volkel 14-06-19
ST-34 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260
ST-35 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260

Czech Air Force
9237 SAAB Gripen

Danish Air Force
E-011 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
ET-612 General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon

French Air Force
(E20)/0 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E44)/1 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E87)/4 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E113)/8 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E119)/7 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E127)/5 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E129)/6 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E - F-TELP
(E139)/3 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E146)/2 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E

German Air Force
44+29 BAe/Panavia Tornado IDS

Greek Air Force
01507 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E Phantom II
71758 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E Phantom II
71758 F-4 Volkel 14-06-19

Italian Air Force
(CSX)62219/RS-50 Aeritalia C-27J
MM7345/37-45 Eurofighter Typhoon
MM7361/32-11 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
MM7361 32-11 F-35 Volkel 14-06-19

NATO
LX-N90454 Boeing E-3A Sentry

Royal Norwegian Air Force
675 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
689 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon

Royal Air Force
XX187/CN BAe Hawk T.1A
ZJ957 Aerospatiale Puma HC.2

Spanish Air Force
(C.16-71)/14-31 Eurofighter Typhoon
C.16-72/14-30 Eurofighter Typhoon
C.16-76/14-34 Eurofighter Typhoon - also carried 10215

Swiss Air Force
J-3081 Northrop F-5E Tiger II
J-3082 Northrop F-5E Tiger II
J-3084 Northrop F-5E Tiger II
J-3084 F-5 Volkel 14-06-19
J-3085 Northrop F-5E Tiger II
J-3087 Northrop F-5E Tiger II
J-3090 Northrop F-5E Tiger II
J-3091 Northrop F-5E Tiger II

United States Air Force
05-5142 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III - 452AMW 'March'

Civilians
D-EEGD Piaggio P.149D
D-EEGD P149 Volkel 14-06-19
D-EFTU Piaggio P.149D
(D-FONL) Antonov AN-2T - marked DM-SKL
EC-340/MRTT054 Airbus A330
G-CIBM Van's RV-8
G-CJSM Van's RV-8
G-EGRV Van's RV-8
(G-KAXF) Hawker Hunter - marked N-294
G-VFDS Van's RV-8
G-ZEXL Extra 300LP
G-ZXEL Extra 300LP
G-ZXLL Extra 300L
(G-....) Extra 300 (not required)
N313BT Vultee BT-13A
N590D/21300 Cessna O-2A
NX139LE Aero Vodochody L-39ZO Albatros
PH-1108 Glaser-Dirks DG-505
PH-4N3 Blackshape Prime BS100
PH-4N4 Blackshape Prime BS100
PH-4Q1 Blackshape Prime BS100
PH-AFS/E-14 Fokker S.11
(PH-DHC)/S-9 DHC U-6A Beaver
(PH-DTW)/48 Yakovlev Yak-52
PH-DTY Yakovlev Yak-52
PH-HCD Guimbal G2
(PH-HOG)/E-39 Fokker S.11
(PH-HOK)/E-29 Fokker S.11
(PH-HOL)/E-27 Fokker S.11
PH-IIB/B-118 Noorduyn AT-16
PH-JAT/113578 North American P-51D Mustang
PH-KAH Sukhoi SU-29
PH-KAI Slingsby T.67M
PH-KAJ Slingsby T.67M
(PH-KHV)/G-29 Beech 3NM
PH-KMR Gippsland GA-8
PH-KWI Yakovlev Yak-52
PH-MLS Socata TB-10
PH-OOP Airbus Helicopters BK117D
PH-PXA Eurocopter EC135
PH-PXZ AgustaWestland AW139
PH-PXZ AW139 Volkel 14-06-19
PH-SMX Sukhoi SU-26MX
PH-TBR/B-182 Noorduyn AT-16
(PH-TXN)/313 North American AT-6A
PH-ULP Eurocopter EC135
PH-UNN Eurocopter EC120
PH-YAX Yakovlev Yak-52
SE-DXN SAAB Viggen
SE-DXP SAAB Draken

We were done by early afternoon so decided we could afford to do a couple more w&r stops before heading back to AMS for our flight home. First stop a paintball site.

Venhorst 14-06-19
(725) PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra Polish Air Force
25+13 Sukhoi Su-22M-4K German Air Force
25+13 SU-22 Venhorst 14-06-19
(D-ESVQ) LET Z-37A Cmelak
D-ESVQ Z-37 Venhorst 14-06-19
(HA-ANF) Antonov An-2M
OK-2410 Orlican VT-16 - cn on tail 150302
OK-FIU Mil Mi-2
OK-FIU Mi-2 Venhorst 14-06-19
(PH-MAW) Piper L-18C
+ a small part of fuselage marked F-BTTJ

Heading back past Volkel we stumbled over a PA-28 in a front garden.

Schadron 14-06-19
PH-SVO Piper PA-28

We passed the GA strip at Nistelrode which was all shut up. Well the airshow circuit was over here so no surprise the gliders were not out playing.

Last stop before AMS was the Nationaal Militair Museum.

Soesterberg 14-06-19
6-43 Hawker Sea Fury FB.50 Royal Netherlands Navy
(61+20) Breguet 1150 Atlantic German Navy - marked 250
134 Sikorsky UH-34J Seabat Royal Netherlands Navy
201 Lockheed SP-2H Neptune Royal Netherlands Navy
201 SP-2 Soesterberg 14-06-19
2126 Mil Mi-2T Polish Air Force
2126 Mi-2 Soesterberg 14-06-19
(5307) North American F-86F Sabre Portuguese Air Force - marked 25385
(61052) Convair F-102A Delta Dagger Greek Air Force - marked 61032
(940MS13)/47red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PFM Russian Air Force
(74-0083)/CR McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle United States Air Force - marked 77-132
A-10 de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth Royal Netherlands Air Force
B-37 Bolkow Bo-105CB Royal Netherlands Air Force
C-10 Fokker F-27 Troopship Royal Netherlands Air Force
C-10 F-27 Soesterberg 14-06-19
D-8022 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Royal Netherlands Air Force
D-8245 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Royal Netherlands Air Force - GG
D-8245 F-104 Soesterberg 14-06-19
(G-JETH) Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 - marked 131
H-1 Supermarine Spitfire Royal Netherlands Air Force
H-1 Spitfire Soesterberg 14-06-19
H-20 Sud Aviation SE.3160 Alouette III Royal Netherlands Air Force
H-307 North American P-51K Mustang Royal Netherlands Air Force
I-69 Gloster Meteor F.4 Royal Netherlands Air Force
J-215 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon Royal Netherlands Air Force
(K-688) Douglas C-47A Royal Danish Air Force - marked T-443
K-3020 Canadair NF-5A Freedom Fighter Royal Netherlands Air Force
M-464 North American B-25J Mitchell Royal Netherlands Air Force
N-144 Hawker Hunter F.4 Royal Netherlands Air Force
(N4729V) Fokker D.VII - marked 266
(N99225) Dornier Do.24T-3 - marked X-24
O-36 Hiller OH-23C Raven Royal Netherlands Air Force
(OY-AOV) Lockheed 12A Electra - marked L2-38
P-226 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Royal Netherlands Air Force
Q-283 North American F-86K Sabre Royal Netherlands Air Force
Q-283 F-86 Soesterberg 14-06-19
+ some replicas

Back to AMS and no surprise that our EZY flight had a delay... An hour or so at McDs before we had to drop the car off. We found some comfy seats airside to relax in and pick off a few more liners. Again, only those of interest to either of us made the logbook.

Amsterdam 14-06-19
A6-ETB Boeing 777 Etihad Airways
A6-ETB B777 AMS 14-06-19
A6-EUU Airbus A380 Emirates Airlines
CN-NMG Airbus A320 Air Arabia Maroc
D-AGBA Falcon 8X
EC-MNZ Airbus A320 Vueling Airlines
EC-NAV Airbus A320 Vueling Airlines
EI-FHM Boeing 737 Norwegian Air International
G-UZHZ Airbus A320 easyJet
HL7526 Boeing 777 Korean Air
LN-NHC Boeing 737 Norwegian Air Shuttle
N717FM Falcon 2000
OK-REQ Airbus A319 Eurowings
OK-TSO Boeing 737 Smart Wings
PH-BHL Boeing 787KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHL B787 AMS 14-06-19
PH-BHN Boeing 787 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BVP Boeing 777 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BVS Boeing 777 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-CDH Boeing 737 Corendon Dutch Airlines
PH-EXG Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXH Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXP Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXS Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXV Embraer 190 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXW Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXX Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXY Embraer 190 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXZ Embraer 175 KLM cityhopper
(SP-SBG) Mil Mi-2 -with a bit work viewable from end of pier airside
TC-NBB Airbus A320 Pegasus Airlines
TC-TJU Boeing 737 Corendon Airlines
VQ-BWY Boeing 747 Silk Way West Airlines
XA-ADG Boeing 787 Aeromexico

G-EZPD/EZY2164 was the steed home. Nothing worthwhile noted at Luton. A weekend of work for Nay before the next trip on Monday morning. LB was off shift.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

NTM19 Part Two 19th - 21st May 2019

...and so to Chez Airbus. I won't list them by area as I don't really know what they are all called 😉

Toulouse-Blagnac 19-05-19
Airbus
B-MCL Airbus A320 Air Macau
B-306N/281 Airbus A350 Sichuan Airlines
CS-TUF Airbus A330 TAP Air Portugal
F-WBXL Airbus A330XL Airbus Industrie
F-WBXS Airbus A330XL Airbus Industrie - LH on nwd
F-WTTO/1888 Airbus A330 Airbus Industrie
F-WWAW/251 Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines
F-WWBB/8981 Airbus A320 Air China
(F-WWBG) Airbus A320 - a/w
(F-WWBH) Airbus A320 easyJet
(F-WWBL) Airbus A320 Cebu Pacific Air
F-WWBU/8994 Airbus A320 Viva Air Colombia
F-WWBW/337 Airbus A350 Cathay Pacific Airways
F-WWCG/1925 Airbus A330 TAP Air Portugal
F-WWCJ/1844 Airbus A330 Rwandair
F-WWCK/1924 Airbus A330 Azul Linhas Aereas
F-WWCO/1933 Airbus A330 Lion Air
F-WWCS/1919 Airbus A330
F-WWCU/1887 Airbus A330 WOW Air
F-WWCX/1890 Airbus A330 Air Mauritius
(F-WWDA) Airbus A320 Frontier Airlines
(F-WWDY) Airbus A320 LATAM Brasil
(F-WWEJ) Aerospatiale ATR-72 - marked T31553A4022
(F-WWEM) Aerospatiale ATR-72 - marked T31579IW3084
F-WWEN/1534 Aerospatiale ATR-72
F-WWIA/8983 Airbus A320 TAP Air Portugal
F-WWIB/9017 Airbus A320 Salam Air
(F-WWII) Airbus A320 Peach
F-WWIN/9031 Airbus A320 IndiGo
(F-WWIS) Airbus A320 Air China
F-WWIW/325 Airbus A350 French Bee
F-WWIZ/8967 Airbus A320 IndiGo
F-WWKP/1932 Airbus A330 Level
F-WWKQ/1861 Airbus A330 Rwandair
F-WWKS/1870 Airbus A330 WOW Air
F-WWKT/1920 Airbus A330 Delta Air Lines - f/n 3402
F-WWKU/1936 Airbus A330 Level
F-WWSD/260 Airbus A380 Emirates Airlines
F-WWSX/868 Airbus A300 United Parcel Service Company
F-WWTW/249 Airbus A350 Qatar Airways
F-WWYA/1926 Airbus A330 Lion Air
F-WWYD/1922 Airbus A330 TAP Air Portugal
F-WWYE/1916 Airbus A330
F-WWYJ/1927 Airbus A330 Lion Air
F-WWYQ/1918 Airbus A330 TAP Air Portugal
F-WWYR/1913 Airbus A330 TAP Air Portugal
F-WWYU/1914 Airbus A330 TAP Air Portugal - TUL on nwd
F-WWYY/1935 Airbus A330 Delta Air Lines
F-WZFG/338 Airbus A350
F-WZFH/326 Airbus A350 British Airways - WBA on tail
F-WZFM/336 Airbus A350
F-WZFN/331 Airbus A350 Air France
F-WZFR/299 Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines
F-WZFS/340 Airbus A350 British Airways - WBB on tail
F-WZFT/270 Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines
F-WZFV/323 Airbus A350
F-WZFW/320 Airbus A350
F-WZFY/283 Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines
F-WZGC/241 Airbus A350 Qatar Airways
F-WZGP/318 Airbus A350 China Southern Airlines - 08T on nwd
F-WZGQ/307 Airbus A350 China Eastern Airlines
F-WZGR/246 Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines - LGF on nwd
F-WZGS/282 Airbus A350 LATAM Brasil
F-WZHF/321 Airbus A350 Japan Airlines
F-WZHK/306 Airbus A350 Cathay Pacific Airways
F-WZNC/260 Airbus A350 Hong Kong Airlines - LGI on nwd
F-WZNC 260 A350 TLS 19-05-19
F-WZNI/290 Airbus A350 Etihad Airways
F-WZNJ/311 Airbus A350 Air China - Star Alliance colours
F-WZNK/312 Airbus A350 Iberia
F-WZNU/298 Airbus A350
F-WZNX/339 Airbus A350 China Southern Airlines
F-WZNZ/285 Airbus A350 Capital Airlines
+ A320 fuselages 9094/9096/9107
+ F-...T A330 TAP

Normal traffic
D-AMGL BAe146 WDL
EC-JBN Aerospatiale ATR-42 Swiftair
EI-FGI Boeing 717 Volotea
F-GJOD Cessna 550/551
F-GPLK Beech C90B
F-HAAF Airbus A320 Aigle Azur
F-HLCF Airbus Helicopters EC135T3
F-HOPX Aerospatiale ATR-72 Air France Hop
OE-ICU Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
TC-JHL Boeing 737 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-TLA Boeing 737 Tailwind Airlines

And a quick nip over to the Tech School as we keep forgetting to look for the HZ- Jetstar. Where is it? Inside? Gone?

Lycee de Saint Exupery 19-05-19
(EC-JCD) Aerospatiale ATR-72 Isla Airways
F-WEGB Aerospatiale ATR-42
(VP-BLD) Lockheed Jetstar

And of course you can't do TLS without popping down the road for some more ATRs.

Toulouse-Francazal 19-05-19
2-GPIB Aerospatiale ATR-72 - a/w
2-RLBD Boeing 737 Blue Panorama
EI-FSN Aerospatiale ATR-72
(F-WKVE) Aerospatiale ATR-72 - yellow
F-WTAQ Aerospatiale ATR-72 - primer
(F-WTBX) Aerospatiale ATR-72 - a/w
F-WTBY Aerospatiale ATR-72 Avianca
F-WWBC/8883 Airbus A320 Lucky Air
(F-WWDL) Airbus A320 Chengdu Airlines
(F-WWDU)/8860 Airbus A320 Air Astana
F-WWEB/1545 Aerospatiale ATR-72 IndiGo
F-WWED Aerospatiale ATR-72 IndiGo
F-WWEG/1550 Aerospatiale ATR-72 IndiGo
F-WWEG 1550 ATR-72 Francazal 19-05-19
(F-WWEI) Aerospatiale ATR-72 IndiGo
F-WWEM/1556 Aerospatiale ATR-72 Wings Air
F-WWES/1538 Aerospatiale ATR-72 IndiGo
F-WWEU/1563 Aerospatiale ATR-72 - a/w
(F-WWEZ) Aerospatiale ATR-72 IndiGo
F-WWIH/8845 Airbus A320 Chengdu Airlines
F-WWIM/8850 Airbus A320 GoAir
(F-WWLX) Aerospatiale ATR-42 Silver Airways
OY-YCF Aerospatiale ATR-72 - a/w
OY-YCO Aerospatiale ATR-72 - a/w
OY-YCR Aerospatiale ATR-72 - a/w
OY-YCS Aerospatiale ATR-72 - a/w
TF-PRO Airbus A321 WOW Air

Time for some grub and Nay thought it would be fun to get LB back into a Quick. Massive backfire. LB enjoyed his burger where as Nay will not eat there again.

Tonights bed was at the F1. It does what it say on the tin.

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Time for an F1 brekkie, not great but better than Quick...

We decided to have a relaxing day at TLS seeing what moves about on a Monday morning. Only those different to yesterday are listed.

Toulouse-Blagnac 20-05-19
Airbus
F-WWBO/8932 Airbus A320 IndiGo - JC on nwd
F-WWBS/8978 Airbus A320 IndiGo - JF on nwd
F-WWBS 8978 A320 TLS 20-05-19
F-WWDG/9001 Airbus A320 VivaAerobus
F-WWDI/8902 Airbus A320 Lufthansa - WG on nwd
F-WWDI 8902 A320 TLS 20-05-19
F-WWDM/8991 Airbus A320 Air Asia - RAQ on nwd
F-WWDM 8991 A320 TLS 20-05-19
F-WWEC/1569 Aerospatiale ATR-72 Japan Air Commuter - 08JC on nwd
F-WWEC 1569 ATR-72 TLS 20-05-19
F-WWEF/1572 Aerospatiale ATR-72 Binter Canarias - (E)C-NDD on tail
F-WWEL/1532 Aerospatiale ATR-72 IndiGo
(F-WWEP) Aerospatiale ATR-72 Cebu Pacific Air
F-WWKF/1915 Airbus A330 Delta Air Lines
F-WZFA/310 Airbus A350 Ethiopian Airlines
F-WZFO/330 Airbus A350 Etihad Airways
F-WZHE/301 Airbus A350 Asiana Airlines
F-WZNL/316 Airbus A350 Singapore Airlines
XA-WJS/8970 Airbus A320 Interjet-ABC
(-) Aerospatiale ATR-42 - T51411A45023
+ A320 fuselage 9104

Normal traffic
9H-XFW Airbus A319 HiFly Malta
CS-DVO Aerospatiale ATR-42
EC-MTL Airbus A319 Volotea
EC-MTM Airbus A319 Volotea
EC-MTO CRJ-1000 Iberia Regional
EC-MUY Airbus A319 Volotea
EI-GXK Boeing 737 Ryanair
F-HCEV Beech B200GT
F-HNAK Beech C90GT
F-HNAV Beech B200GT
OK-TVX Boeing 737 Smart Wings

OE-LQM on the EJU1474 had the honour of flying us to GVA where Tugger would meet us having arrived earlier with Delhi Dave. We missed DD but eventually found the chauffeur after having a first look at the show static.

Geneva 20-05-19
102005/025 Gulfstream Tp102 Swedish Air Force
9H-FAM Embraer 500
9H-HAN IAI Galaxy G200
A6-EQJ Boeing 777 Emirates Airlines
A6-SHJ Airbus A320 UAE Govt.
D-AAAX Challenger 604
D-ABQM DHC-8 Eurowings
D-BERT Falcon 2000LX
D-CBTA Cessna 525C
D-CNOC Cessna 560
D-CSKY Beech 350
D-IJLJ Cessna 525
D-ILUI Cessna 525A
D-IMOI Cessna 525
EC-MFM Airbus A320 Vueling Airlines
EI-GEB CRJ-900 City Jet
EI-GHJ Embraer 190 BA Cityflyer
EI-RDD Embraer 175 Alitalia
EI-RNC Embraer 190 Alitalia
EI-SLS Aerospatiale ATR-72 ASL Airlines Ireland
ES-ACM CRJ-900 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
F-HDBL Pilatus PC-12
G-CKAZ Embraer 505
G-DHKP Boeing 757 DHL Worldwide Courier Express
G-XXRS Global Express
HB-FRD Pilatus PC-12
HB-FWC Pilatus PC-12
HB-FXC Pilatus PC-12
HB-JCB Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCF Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCQ Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCR Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCT Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JFI Falcon 2000LX
HB-JGD Falcon 2000S
HB-JSB Falcon 2000
HB-JSD Falcon 8X
HB-JWB Challenger 650
HB-JXF Airbus A320 easyJet Switzerland
HB-LUT Piaggio P.180
HB-ZTE Aerospatiale AS350
LX-JFH Pilatus PC-12
LX-LGE DHC-8 Luxair
LX-LGG DHC-8 Luxair
LX-WEB Cessna 525B
M-BHBH Gulfstream G650
M-ENTA Falcon 20
M-LIZI Eurocopter EC.155B1
M-RCCG Embraer 135
N99KW Challenger 605
N300CC Gulfstream G650ER
N394SE Piper PA-46
N500RW Socata TBM850
N586G Gulfstream G550
N650GY Gulfstream G650ER
N8007K Piper PA-46
OE-FXM Cessna 525A
OE-GDF Embraer 505
OE-GGG Cessna 560
OE-GPL Embraer 505
OE-IAY Boeing 737 ASL Airlines Belgium
OE-ICZ Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OE-IKH Gulfstream G550
OE-LGR DHC-8 Austrian Airlines
OE-LSZ Airbus A319 easyJet Europe
OH-LKN Embraer 190 Finnair
OO-DFG Falcon 2000LX
OY-NCT Dornier Do.328Jet Sun-Air
PH-JWL Falcon 2000LX
RA-09001 Falcon 900B
TC-JSA Airbus A321 THY Turkish Airlines
T7-ARG Gulfstream G550
T7-FOZ Cessna 525
VP-BTK Airbus A321 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BHP Gulfstream G550
VQ-BOV CRJ-850
YU-FNR Cessna 525

EBACE Static
9H-AMF Global Express
9H-ILV CRJ-850
A7-CGC Gulfstream G650
C-FNFO Bell Helicopters 429
C-FXAI Global Express
C-GJUZ Challenger 650
D-ALEX Airbus A319
D-ASAP Embraer 135
D-FIPD Piper PA-46
D-IPPY Piaggio P.180
F-GCDP Falcon 8X
F-GFDA Falcon 2000S
F-HEGM Socata TBM910
G-DYLN Pilatus PC-12
G-NOAH Airbus A319
HB-VVV Pilatus PC-24
HB-ZYN Bell Helicopters 505
LN-SAA Cessna 680A
LN-SAA C680 Geneva 20-05-19
LX-GXX Global Express
M-AJOR AgustaWestland AW139
M-ELAS Gulfstream G280
M-LIZI Eurocopter EC.155B
N46LW Cessna 525B
N50G Cirrus Design SJX
N139HE Honda HA-420
N139XL Cessna 560
N169KA Beech 350i
N280GD Gulfstream G280
N314FJ Falcon 900LX
N355EE Embraer 505
N410EE Embraer 500
N472JJ Cirrus Design SR-22T
N504EX Cessna 208B
N507GD Gulfstream G500
N550GD Gulfstream G550
N577LJ Learjet 75
N600G Gulfstream G600
N626LA Cessna 680A
N650GF Gulfstream G650ER
N707CL Cessna 700
N719SJ Honda HA-420
N727EE Embraer 190 Lineage
N835GL Global Express
N979TX Cessna 525
OE-FSG Diamond DA62
OE-ITH Challenger 604
OE-LAN Challenger 650
OK-JFA Beech 400XT
OK-PDX Piper PA-28
PR-ZTX Embraer 550
PR-ZXL Embraer 545
TC-SZA Falcon 7X
VQ-BON Eurocopter AS.365N3
YU-SCJ Cessna 525

After a long day it was time for the three of us to have a steak and a beer before retiring to the usual F1.

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The usual EBACE brekkie at the F1 where all you see are nozzers. Then off to the cafe for the day as per normal.

Geneva 21-05-19
4K-8888 Airbus A319 Azerbaijan Airlines
9H-CIO Global Express
9H-JSB Falcon 2000LX
9H-VVP Challenger 604
A6-EQM Boeing 777 Emirates
A7-AMG Airbus A350 Qatar Airways
D-ABEY Challenger 605
D-ABQC DHC-8 Eurowings
D-ABQI DHC-8 Eurowings
D-BOLD Embraer 545
D-CAWB Cessna 680
D-CDOC Learjet 45
D-CNMB Learjet 45
D-CNOC Cessna 560
D-ENHM Cessna 182
D-EXGA Extra 500
EC-JZS CRJ-900 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
EC-MXU Airbus A320 Iberia
EI-FVT Boeing 737 Norwegian Air International
EI-RDK Enbraer 175 Alitalia
EI-SOA Aerospatiale ATR-72 ASL Airlines Ireland
ES-PVR Learjet 60
EW-512PO Embraer 175 Belavia
F-GGGA Cessna 550
F-GIPH Falcon 10
F-GPGK Falcon 900
F-HBYE Aerospatiale AS.350B1
F-HEXR Falcon 7X
F-HJTB Aerospatiale AS.350B3 - missed by Nay as he was getting the beers.
F-HPCE Falcon 7X
F-HSBL Embraer 500
G-DHKZ Boeing 757 DHL Worldwide Courier Express
G-EGSS Hawker 800XP
G-RANE Challenger 605
G-SPTX Falcon 7X
HA-LKZ Falcon 900LX
HB-FXM Pilatus PC-12
HB-IAJ Falcon 2000EX
HB-IBJ Falcon 2000LX
HB-JCD Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCI Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JSD Falcon 8X
HB-JSU Falcon 900DX
HB-JXK Airbus A320 easyJet Switzerland
HB-JXO Airbus A320 easyJet Switzerland
HB-KMA Cirrus Design SR-22T
HB-PIC Piper PA-18
HB-PMJ Piper PA-28
HB-PPM Piper PA-28
HB-PQN Piper PA-32
HB-PZR Piper PA-28
HB-QQO Ultramagic N-300
HB-VTB Cessna 525
HB-ZOT Robinson R44
HB-ZPV Robinson R66
HB-ZQE Agusta A-109S
HZ-ASA Airbus A320 Saudia
LX-JFE Pilatus PC-12
LX-JFH Pilatus PC-12
LX-JFR Pilatus PC-12
LX-JFX Pilatus PC-12
LX-JFZ Pilatus PC-12
LX-LXX Gulfstream G650
M-BIGG Global Express
M-CITY Cessna 525B
M-DATA Cessna 525
M-IFFY Cessna 510
M-INTY Gulfstream G280
M-ISTY Gulfstream G280
N114LM Cirrus Design SR-22T
N121AG Extra 400
N250AF Gulfstream G450
N399W Cessna 750
N599CH Global Express
N604AK Challenger 604
N974FD Boeing 757 Federal Express
N988MM Cessna 525B
OE-FFB Cessna 510
OE-FNP Cessna 510
OE-GCH Cessna 550
OE-HUB Cessna 750
OE-ICI Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OE-IIS Gulfstream G5
OE-LGF DHC-8 Austrian Airlines
OE-LGL DHC-8 Austrian Airlines
OH-LKF Embraer 190 Finnair
OH-WIX Falcon 7X
OK-HDJ Honda HA-420
OO-DOB Falcon 900LX
OO-HUB Socata TBM700A
OO-LMP Falcon 2000EX
OY-DBS Falcon 8X
PH-TXA Cessna 510
PH-WTC Falcon 2000S
SU-GED Boeing 737 Egyptair
T.18-3/45-42 Falcon 900 Spanish Air Force
T-370 Eurocopter EC635 Swiss Air Force
T-784 Cessna 560 Swiss Air Force
T7-CLA Piaggio P-180
TC-ANA Airbus A319 Turkish Govt
TC-DCI Airbus A320 Pegasus Airlines
TC-JTG Airbus A321 THY Turkish Airlines
UR-EME Embraer 190 Ukraine International Airlines
VP-BEW Airbus A321 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VP-CSB Global Express
VQ-BED Airbus A321 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BMT Gulfstream G4SP

Back to the terminal for 1700 as Tugger had an earlier flight back to LGW. We were on the usual spotter shuttle back to LTN. EZYs first 319 G-EZAA was our ride home.

We knew there was another G650 waiting for us back at the local.

Luton 21-05-19
C-FLOG CRJ-850
M-INOR Bell Helicopters 429
N400J Gulfstream G650ER
N571FX Challenger 350
N667JD Global Express

Another Tiger Meet and EBACE chalked up. No doubt we'll be back next year at Beja.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

NTM19 Part One 15th - 19th May 2019

A trip over for the Tiger Meet at Mont de Marsan was extended to include another overdue Toulouse visit. EBACE was also around the same time so why not add that as well? Due to other commitments it was just LB and Nay again.

An early afternoon flight saw us board G-EZTD on the EZY2033 to BOD.

After a rather lengthy delay waiting for the hire car we were finally off. LB didn't seem too impressed when they bought a Twingo out..

As BOD would be our base for a few days we did a full circuit and found all the nooks and crannies we'd need.

Bordeaux-Merignac 15-05-19
11/AJ Dassault Mirage IVP French Air Force - Preserved
99/ABO Socata TBM700A French Army
99 ABO TBM-700 Bordeaux 15-05-19
(234) Se.210 Caravelle French Air Force - stored
306/8-NW Dassault Mystere IVA French Air Force - Preserved
5153 Lockheed C-130H Hercules French Air Force
CS-TTY Embraer 195 TAP Express
D-ACDF Global Express
D-AFAD Challenger 604
EC-LPN CRJ-1000 Air Nostrum
EC-MTF Airbus A319 Volotea
EC-MUC Airbus A319 Volotea
EC-MUT Airbus A319 Volotea
EC-MUX Airbus A319 Volotea
EC-NBD Airbus A319 Volotea
F-BTTF Dassault Mecure
F-BTTF Mecure Bordeaux 15-05-19
F-BTTI Dassault Mecure
F-BTTI Mecure Bordeaux 15-05-19
F-GHPH Aerospatiale AS.350B2
F-GIXT Boeing 737 ASL Airlines
F-GNBT Eurocopter AS.350B3
F-GPDF Eurocopter AS.350B3
F-GXGI Robin DR.400
F-HADV Piper PA-46
F-HBCJ Beech 1900D Chalair
F-HBCK Beech 1900D Chalair
F-HFBD Cessna 182T
F-HICU Hawker 900XP
F-HLNO Airbus Helicopters EC135T3
F-HMLK CRJ-1000 Air France Hop
F-HPUJ Airbus A330 Air Caraibes
F-WNOV Airbus A310
F-ZBCG Reims-Cessna F.406 Caravan II French Customs
F-ZBPP Eurocopter EC145C-2 Securite Civile
G-JMCX Boeing 737 West Atlantic
HB-JCT Bombardier CS-300 Swiss International Air Lines
M-FINK BAe 125-1000
N284SE Gulfstream G280
N977KG Falcon 50
OE-FGB Cessna 525A
OE-GAL Cessna 550
OE-ICB Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OE-ICT Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OE-INA Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OE-IVU Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OK-GFR Aerospatiale ATR-72 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-GFR ATR-72 Bordeaux 15-05-19
OY-SRH Boeing 767 Star Air
PH-EXC Embraer 190 KLM Cityhopper
PR-OCG Airbus A330 Avianca Brasil
PR-OCX Airbus A330 Avianca Brasil
TC-JVA Boeing 737 THY Turkish Airlines
T7-SAU Airbus A340
+ Falcon 7X test rig
+ a preserved Cessna 150
Unknown Cessna Bordeaux 15-05-19

So off to the hotel after a bite to eat. The Premiere Class was home for a bit.

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Brekkie and coffee at the hotel before heading out. First up a GA drome. One hangar was open, ok to have a look but not enter.

Yvrac 16-05-19
50-PV Best Off Skyranger
F-GCNK Reims-Cessna F.172N
F-GDOF Reims-Cessna F.152
F-GJKU Cessna 172R
F-GJYY Reims-Cessna F.152
F-GSEV Piper PA-28
F-GVAX Cessna 152
F-HBYA Reims-Cessna F.172N
F-PSSN Jodel D.119

The first bit of w&r next.

Vayres 16-05-19
(1080) Aerospatiale SA.341F Gazelle French Army

Plenty of hangars at Libourne but as per usual for France, all shut and nobody about and pretty squinnyproof.

Libourne 16-05-19
24-UR Phoenix Air U15
24-UR Phoenix Libourne 16-05-19
F-BPKS Centre-Est DR.221
F-GCMP Agusta-Bell AB.206B

A few outside at Chalais, not a lot more here I'd say.

Chalais 16-05-19
F-BRGN Gardan GY-100
F-BRGN GY-100 Chalais 16-05-19
F-BUMD Reims-Cessna F.172L - o/f
F-HAIH Grob G.115A
F-HAIH G115 Chalais 16-05-19
F-HCSF Piper PA-28
F-PYEP Jodel D.112
F-PYEP D112 Chalais 16-05-19

On the way out we passed a garden centre that had a Rallye on stilts.

St. Laurent de Belzagot 16-05-19
F-BVAR Socata MS.880B - Les Jardins de Champ Rose
F-BVAR MS880 St. Laurent de Belzagot 16-05-19

The next place was a gated drome, still a couple of the E-CATS Cirrus were on the ramp.

Angouleme 16-05-19
F-GDRS Reims-Cessna F.152
F-HKCG Cirrus Design SR-20 French Air Force
F-HKCV Cirrus Design SR-20 French Air Force
F-HYZY Cessna 172R
F-PACC Piel CP.1320
+ a dumped SA365 Heli Union
Unknown SA365 Angouleme 16-05-19

We did a circuit of Cognac first to find the Mirages then parked up for a few hours, with
a few other like minded folk, and watched the movements. The Police were happy enough
with this as long as we took no photos. Fair enough.

Cognac AB 16-05-19
01/709-FC Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
(03)/709-FE Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
(05)/709-FG Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
(08)/709-FJ Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
10/709-FL Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
11/709-FM Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
14/(709-FP) Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
15/709-FQ Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
16/709-FR Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
17/709-FS Pilatus PC-21 French Air Force
24/315-UW Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force - GG
82/315-WY Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
83/315-WZ Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
91/315-XH Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
(92)/315-XI Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
(104)/315-XU Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
113/(315-YD) Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
(131)/315-YV Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
141 Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
141 TB-30 Cognac 16-05-19
146/315-ZK Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
(149)/315-ZM Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
(150)/315-ZN Socata TB-30 Epsilon French Air Force
(324/315-QD) Fouga CM-170R Magister French Air Force - Pole mounted
(404) Dassault Mirage IIIE French Air Force - dumped
516 Dassault Mirage IIIE French Air Force - dumped
516 2-FR Mirage 3 Cognac 16-05-19
F-GUKB Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKD Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKF Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKJ Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKL Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKM Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKO Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKR Grob G.120A French Air Force
F-GUKS Grob G.120A French Air Force

+ an MQ-9 seen in its hangar.

Over at Saintes we caught the last half hour of flying

Saintes-Thenac 16-05-19
(1)/2-FC Dassault Mirage IIIC French Air Force
(11)/8-MC Dassault Mystere IVA French Air Force
203/XV SAN Jodel D.140E French Air Force
(234) Dassault Mirage F1CT French Air Force
401/2-LD Dassault Mirage IIIE French Air Force
517/BA SAN Jodel D.140R French Air Force
517 BA D140 Saintes-Thenac 16-05-19
B322 Centrair 101T French Air Force
B493 Centrair 101A French Air Force
B493 C101 Saintes-Thenac 16-05-19
Z55 Centrair 201B French Air Force
Z85 Centrair 201B French Air Force
Z109 Centrair 201B French Air Force

A few more GA stops on the way back. Pons Avy and Jonzac were both deserted and squinnyproof.

Montendre-Marcillac 16-05-19
F-BJGS Piper PA-23
F-BJGS PA-23 Montendre-Marcillac 16-05-19
F-GBST Socata MS.880B
F-GDRA Reims-Cessna F.152
F-GIEG Piper PA-28
F-PGSG Pottier P.230S

And a couple more w&r stops

Bordeaux-Floirac 16-05-19
(590/3-XD) Dassault Mirage IIIE French Air Force

Bordeaux-Town 16-05-19
63/30-FJ Dassault Mirage F1C French Air Force
(1)60 Fouga CM-170R Magister French Air Force

Back to BOD for a bit before grub and bed.

Bordeaux-Merignac 16-05-19
EC-MJQ CRJ-1000 Iberia Regional
EC-NAJ Airbus A320 Vueling Airlines
F-HBCG Beech 1900D Chalair
F-HMLF CRJ-1000 Air France HOP
HB-JXD Airbus A320 easyJet Switzerland
LN-DYU Boeing 737 Norwegian Air Shuttle
OE-IZJ Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
PH-DWS Embraer 135

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Time for the Tiger Meet and it was piddling down...

Mont de Marsan AB 17-05-19
Preserved
14 Yak-3? - base collection
39/(12-ZM) Dassault Mirage F1C French Air Force - on base
(43)/BP Dassault Mirage IVA French Air Force - GG
104/115-YG Dassault Mirage 2000C French Air Force - base collection
153/12-YY Dassault Super Mystere B.2 French Air Force - base collection
231 Dassault Mirage F1CT French Air Force - base collection
348/33-NL Dassault Mirage IIIR French Air Force - base collection
(364) Sud-Ouest SO.4050 Vautour IIN French Air Force - base collection
(542)/118-DJ Fouga CM-170R Magister French Air Force - on base
(604)/118-CF Dassault Mirage F1CR French Air Force - base collection
(28879)/9-AU Republic F84F Thunderstreak French Air Force - base collection
A140/11-MV SEPECAT Jaguar A French Air Force - base collection

French Air Force
35/BW Socata TBM700A
108/30-HS Dassault Rafale C
112/30-IQ Dassault Rafale C
114/30-IS Dassault Rafale C - arr 0905, hangared by 0955
124/30-GC Dassault Rafale C
129/4-GH Dassault Rafale C - arr 0942
131/XG Socata TBM700A
(135)/30-GN Dassault Rafale C
140/7-() Dassault Rafale C - out/in of hangar by 0800
(142)/30-GU Dassault Rafale C
(145/30-GX) Dassault Rafale C
148/30-VA Dassault Rafale C
304/30-EB Dassault Rafale B
306/30-IB Dassault Rafale B
323 Dassault Rafale B
329/30-ID Dassault Rafale B
331/30-IF Dassault Rafale B
343/4-FJ Dassault Rafale B - arr 0945
(617)/3-IS Dassault Mirage 2000D
654/3-ID Dassault Mirage 2000D
E25/8-TJ Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
E123/8-RM Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
E138/8-RQ Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
(E149/8-RS) Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E
E162/8-RJ Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E

French Army
(2022/BHG) Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre
3476/GAB Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle
(4072)/GBI Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle
(4207)/GEC Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle

Austrian Air Force
(1114) SAAB 105OE
(1125) SAAB 105OE
(1130)/Red J SAAB 105OE

Belgian Air Force
FA-104 General Dynamics F-16A
FA-107 General Dynamics F-16A
(FA-114) General Dynamics F-16A
FA-116 General Dynamics F-16A
FA-136 General Dynamics F-16A
FB-15 General Dynamics F-16B

German Air Force
30+66 Eurofighter Typhoon- arr 0954
31+19 Eurofighter Typhoon - arr 0955
43+25 BAe/Panavia Tornado IDS
46+32 BAe/Panavia Tornado ECR
46+38 BAe/Panavia Tornado ECR
46+55 BAe/Panavia Tornado ECR

Italian Air Force
MM55092/36-62 Eurofighter Typhoon
MM55128/36-64 Eurofighter Typhoon
(MM7312)/36-34 Eurofighter Typhoon
MM7313 Eurofighter Typhoon
MM7322/36-40 Eurofighter Typhoon
(MM81154) Agusta-Bell HH-212
(MM81159)/9-59 Agusta-Bell HH-212

NATO
(LX-N90448) Boeing E-3A Sentry

Portuguese Air Force
15104 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
15105 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
15109 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
15110 General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
15120 General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon

Royal Air Force
(XW212) Aerospatiale Puma HC2
(ZJ956) Aerospatiale Puma HC2

Royal Navy
(ZH847) Agusta Westland Merlin HM2

Spanish Air Force
CE.15-07/15-76 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18B Hornet
C.15-14/15-01 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18A Hornet
C.15-28/15-15 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18A Hornet - arr 0920
C.15-31/15-18 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18A Hornet
C.15-35/15-22 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18A Hornet
C.15-37/15-24 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18A Hornet
C.15-40/15-27 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18A Hornet
C.15-41/15-28 McDonnell-Douglas EF-18A Hornet

Civil
D-CGFD Learjet 35A GFD

As we were a tad wet we took the opportunity to escape as the first wave were returning. It is possible the odd different one came out to play for the second launch but we fancied hitting Cazaux on an active day.

Arriving at Cazaux and a few M346s were in the pattern. We read 3 of them but the special colours example seemed to wear no serial.

Cazaux AB 17-05-19
(23/AV) Dassault Mirage IVP French Air Force - preserved
120/8-ME Dassault Mystere IVA French Air Force - preserved
(322) Aermacchi M-346 Republic of Singapore Air Force - 20th Anniversary tail
323 Aermacchi M-346 Republic of Singapore Air Force
327 Aermacchi M-346 Republic of Singapore Air Force
329 Aermacchi M-346 Republic of Singapore Air Force
E13 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E French Air Force
E38/8-LH Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E French Air Force
E142/8-LO Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E French Air Force
E154/8-AL Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E French Air Force

A tin stop on the way back. Usual deserted scenario but as it wasn't exactly the weather for GA flying it was to be expected.

Arcachon-La Teste-de-Buch 17-05-19
F-GAVV Robin DR.400
F-GCIX Robin DR.400
F-GIKA Robin DR.400
F-GOMB Pilatus PC-6
F-HDJR Aquila A.210
F-PEPE Jodel D.116

Another couple of tin stops were scheduled but we decided to bin them due to the weather.

Bordeaux-Merignac 17-05-19
CN-NMJ Airbus A320 Air Arabia Maroc
CS-CHI Challenger 350 NetJets Europe
EC-MLN CRJ-1000 Iberia Regional
EC-MSL CRJ-1000 Iberia Regional
F-GRZF CRJ-700 Air France HOP
F-GTZY Robin DR.400
F-GZTA Boeing 737 ASL Airlines
F-HBCC Beech 1900D Chalair
F-HBCE Beech 1900D Chalair
F-HBOD Embraer 500
F-HMED BAe 125-1000
F-HMLO CRJ-1000 Air France HOP
F-HPBM Embraer 500
HB-JVP Embraer 190 Helvetic Airways
HB-JXI Airbus A320 easyJet Switzerland
OE-INM Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OE-IZD Airbus A320 easyJet Europe
OO-FPE Cessna 525B
OY-SRG Boeing 767 Star Air

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Another day dawned and it was still raining. Oh well, time to head North.

Upon arrival at the Musee des Traditions de l'Aeronautique Navale it appeared closed. We met some Dutch colleagues outside who'd booked their tour but were still waiting. Luckily one of them spoke enough French and eventually after a few calls back and forth the lady on site let us all in. The restoration hangar was not accessible though.

Rochefort-Soubise 18-05-19
01 Dassault Etendard IVM French Navy - outside restoration hangar
02 Dassault Super Etendard French Navy
03/XX904 Westland Lynx HAS.2(FN) French Navy
(04/XX911) Westland Lynx HAS.2(FN) French Navy - outside restoration hangar
4 Breguet Alize Br.1050 French Navy
7 Dassault Etendard IVM French Navy
8 Breguet Alize Br.1050 French Navy
8 Dassault Super Etendard French Navy
(11) LTB F-8P Crusader French Navy - F-XCLE in cockpit
15 Breguet Alize Br.1050 French Navy - outside restoration hangar
16 Fouga CM-175 Zephyr French Navy
(20) Fouga CM-175 Zephyr French Navy - outside restoration hangar
(24) Fouga CM-175 Zephyr French Navy - outside restoration hangar
33 Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris I French Navy
38 SNCAN Stampe SV.4 French Navy
(41) Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette II French Navy - outside restoration hangar
43 Nord 262A French Navy
53 de Havilland DH-112 Aquilon French Navy - also marked 203
54 Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette II French Navy
59 Nord 262A French Navy
(056) Agusta-Bell 47G French Navy
160 Aerospatiale Super Frelon French Navy
(258) Max Holste MH.1521M Broussard French Navy - marked 16
709 Beech SNB-5 Expeditor French Navy
716 Douglas DC-3 French Air Force
925 Piper PA-31 Navajo French Navy
144688 Lockheed SP-2H Neptune 688 French Navy
(FR63) Piasecki H-21C H20 French Navy
M05 SEPECAT Jaguar M French Navy

The preserved are quite hard to see at Rochefort. The Noratlas and Flamant are visible through the trees from the civil side and a few on the gate can be seen with a bit of work.

Rochefort AB 18-05-19
(01) Dassault Mirage IIIT French Air Force - GG
(2)/30-MG Dassault Mirage F1C French Air Force - GIA
(4) Dassault Mirage IVA French Air Force - GG
87/33-FS Dassault Mirage F1C French Air Force - GG
(122) Nord Noratlas N.2501 French Air Force - preserved
(196) Dassault Flamant MD.312 French Air Force - preserved
(509) Dassault Mirage 2000B French Air Force - GG
(E18) SEPECAT Jaguar E French Air Force - GG
+ Dassault Mirage F1 - GIA next to 30-MG
+ Dassault Etendard - GG

Not far away at the Maritime Museum is a Magister

Rochefort-Town 18-05-19
467/312-UI Fouga CM-170R Magister French Air Force
467 CM170 Rochefort 18-05-19

Another shut GA drome, the only activity was at the para club where we were ok to graph the PC-6.

Royan 18-05-19
F-GEEO Pilatus PC-6
F-GGJY Robin DR.400
F-GLDJ Robin DR.400
N166G Diamond DA40
N15064 Piper PA-34

The gates were shut at Latresne but still a bit outside a few seen through the windows. Will have to revisit this tech school for the TB-30s one day.

Latresne 18-05-19
01 Dassault Mirage F1E French Air Force
12 Dassault Super Etendard French Navy
68/NB Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris IIR French Air Force
(145) Dassault Falcon 20C French Air Force
230 Dassault Mirage F1CT French Air Force
232 Dassault Mirage F1CT French Air Force
1029 Aerospatiale SA.330B Puma French Army
(1151) Aerospatiale SA.341F Gazelle French Army
1251 Aerospatiale SA.330B Puma French Air Force
(F-BUYY) Beech 58
F-GFQU Socata TB-10
F-GXAC Piper PA-28
F-ZBAB Reims-Cessna F.406 Caravan II French Customs
F-ZWRU Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet
(VH-BXZ) Aerospatiale AS.332L Super Puma Bristow Helicopters
+ Puma inside
+ AS350 cab outside

Plenty of hangars at Bordeaux's main GA drome. Most were shut but no problems with access to those that were open.

Leognan Saucats 18-05-19
33-ALD Pagotto Brako Gyro
33-QM Humbert Tetras
35-ML SkyRanger(ish)
61-LV/F-JYCG Flight Design CT SW
F-BBON SNCAN Stampe SV.4
F-BLIM Socata MS.893E
F-BMLA Reims-Cessna F.172E
F-BOGH Reims-Cessna F.150G
F-GBQH Reims-Cessna F.172N
F-GKQE Robin DR.400
F-GLDX Robin DR.400
F-GREP Robin DR.400
F-GRMR Robin DR.400
F-GUXQ Robin DR.400
F-GYDC Mudry CAP-10C
F-GYJO Jodel D.112
F-HAQU Diamond DA20
F-HDCT Flight Design CT LS
F-HFDM Issoire APM-30
F-HFIA Cirrus Design SR-20
F-HFIK Issoire APM-30
F-HFPG Cessna 172S
F-HGPC Robin DR.400
F-HSJB Cirrus Design SR-20
F-PAVO Colomban MC-100
F-PCRI Colomban MC-15
F-PMLR Van's RV-8
I-VINC Aviamilano F.8L
SP-YLS PZL-Mielec TS-8

A drive down to catch the Jag next, if only we'd realised we'd already seen it at MdM...

Captieux 18-05-19
62 Dassault Mirage F1C French Air Force
519/3-XC Dassault Mirage IIIE French Air Force

Back to BOD for the last time, still no new build Falcon or Rafales seen. The Gendarmie based EC145 landed as the light went but by the time we got to the hangar it was blocked by their AS350!

Bordeaux-Merignac 18-05-19
147/XS Socata TBM-700A French Air Force
(2044)/JCN Aerospatiale AS.350BA French Gendarmie
EC-MQE Airbus A320 Vueling Airlines
F-GVTB Eurocopter AS.355N Ecureuil II
F-HBDX Embraer 505
HB-JXM Airbus A320 easyJet Switzerland
OO-JAO Boeing 737 TUI Airlines Belgium

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At least the rain had slowed to the odd shower though it was still nowhere near sunny.

First stop, squinny time.

Marmande-Virazeil 19-05-19
F-BJJA SAN Jodel DR.1050
F-BNQA Socata GY-80
F-BRLI Socata GY-80
F-BTKP Robin HR.100
F-PZMA Heintz Zenith
F-WDMT Marmande Aeronautique MJ.200B Microjet

Agen was a gated drome. From the far side we could see into the open hangar and pole most of what was in there.

Agen-La Garenne 19-05-19
(F-AZXV)/2-FB Fouga CM-170R Magister
F-BOUH Piper L-18C
F-BRPX Piper PA-23
F-GNBD Piper PA-28
F-GOGN CASA 212
F-GPYK Aerospatiale ATR-42
F-HDAL Diamond DA40D
F-HDME Diamond DV20
F-PITY Brditschka HB-207
F-PMRY Nicollier HN.700
F-PZRP Rutan Long Ez
N777GX Cirrus Design SR-22
N92156 Piper PA-46

Again, deserted but squinnyable

Castelsarrasin-Moissac 19-05-19
D-KBCW Glaser-Dirks DG-600
D-KVXX/3V Schempp-Hirth Ventus
F-BFZA Piper L-18C
F-BOML Piper L-18C
F-BXZG Reims-Cessna F.150M
F-CARN Grob G.102
F-CDRM Schleicher Ka.6E
F-CHFX Centrair 101A
F-CJCZ Schempp-Hirth Ventus
F-CJET Jonker JS-MD1C
F-CREB Peyronnenc PP.1
F-CVTG Rolladen-Schneider LS-6C
F-PNOG ACBA 8
F-POST Breguet Br.XIV
+ Glider coded FM

A Gazelle is on a roundabout near the drome at Montauban

Montauban-Town 19-05-19
(1629)/MTN Aerospatiale SA.341F Gazelle French Army

The gates at the mil side were closed so no chance of seeing many gate guards. 19 Pumas were counted, a row of 10 and a row of 9. The hangar on the civil side was open. The restaurant was open and very busy making it hard to read from the stairs without drawing attention. Only one full code read as listed.

Montauban 19-05-19
(16) Nord N.3202 French Army - GG
(1411)/DDU Aerospatiale SA.330B Puma French Army
31-SM/F-JTPX Aeroflying Le Sensation
82-IJ Best Off Skyranger
F-GAED Robin DR.400
F-GEVF Socata TB-10
F-GUMB Tecnam P.2002-JF
F-HCGM Tecnam P.2002-JF
F-HIAM Tecnam P.2002-JF
F-HMTB Robin DR.400
+ 18 more Pumas!

Next stop would be Toulouse which will appear in part two.