Friday, 29 February 2008

March 1st. N731PT

N731PT PA31 now en route from Rekyavik to Wick. Not sure where he is heading next. Seems very quiet for eastbound delivery/ferry flights at present. Must be the real bad winds.

Afternoon update . N731PT Routed Wick to LFPN southbound via HONILEY in clear skies. Bonus!!

An update on N731PT.
The plane is going to have a new call sign. It will supposedly be YR-AND. The plane is going to be used for V.I.P. flights.

N850FS PA28 also routed south off WICK TO Ostend. C6-EVU C525 routed off Keflavik into Luton clear skies but unfortunatley way too dark for me to see :-((

February 29th

What a very grim end to the month for OTT spotting. Low cloud, rain and gales . Typically a couple of very nice movement have gone over me way above the the cloud :-(

N3228M a Beech premier en route from Iceland to Le bourget and
PT-SZB ERJ135 into Luton. 2 of the best movements over me of the month on a
awful day.

Hope March will reveal better weather.

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Thursday, 21 February 2008

British Airways Collectables.

Airline memorabillia is now becoming very very collectable.

British Airways items especially older items and of course concorde related are now fetching good money.

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Munich Area Trip Part 3

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A very foggy final day for this trip didn't result in much flying today.

Garshing (Munich Technical University)

41+28 Dornier Alpha Jet

Off to Manching where the following were noted outside:-

50+10 Aerospatiale C-160 Transall
50+86 Aerospatiale C-160 Transall
50+89 Aerospatiale C-160 Transall
D-EOGP Cessna 172RG Cutlass
D-FMBB Hispano HA.1112 Buchon
D-HHGN Eurocopter EC135
D-HMFR Eurocopter EC135
LX-N90450 Boeing E-3

On to an even foggier Neuburg where only the instructional Phantom 75-0633 was seen.

At the local Kaserne, F-104G Starfighter 23+57 is preserved.

En-route back to Munich, a quick stop at the airfield at Oberschleissheim resulted in the following being loged:-

D-2345 LET L-23 Super Blanik
D-4771 Grob G.103 Twin Astir II
D-EAAL Reims-Cessna F.182Q Skylane
D-EBBV Robin HR.100-285C Tiara
D-EBIF Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow
D-ECGR Reims-Cessna F.177RG Cardinal
D-ECMJ Reims-Cessna F.177RG Cardinal
D-ECQC Reims-Cessna FRA.150L Aerobat
D-EDJY Reims-Cessna FR.172J Rocket
D-EDOK Robin DR.400-180 Regent
D-EDXA Reims-Cessna FRA.150K Aerobat
D-EFAK Cirrus SR-20
D-EFYC Reims-Cessna F.172G
D-EGDD American Aviation AA-5B Tiger
D-EGLU Bolkow Bo.207
D-EGTU SOCATA MS.880B Rallye Club
D-EGWO Beech A23 Musketeer
D-EHGD Robin DR.400-180 Regent
D-EHRT Reims-Cessna FR.172H Rocket
D-EJDZ FFT Eurotrainer 2000A
D-EOCT Cessna 177RG Cardinal
D-ERBF Reims-Cessna F.172N
D-EREW Cessna P.210N Pressurized Centurion
D-ESVO LET Z-37A Cmelak
D-ETKM Cessna F.172N
D-EVEB Beech F33 Bonanza
D-EWEW SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad
D-EWHE PZL-Okecie 104 Wilga
D-EWPH Brditschka HB-207
D-EZWZ SOCATA MS.885 Super Rallye
D-FWJM Antonov An-2T
D-GAHB Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III
D-GWPL Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III
D-HHOL Schweizer 269C
D-IFZO Dornier Do.28
D-KBRU Grob G.109B
D-KGAJ Scheibe SF-25C Falke
D-KLDA Scheibe SF-25C Falke
D-KMAN Scheibe Bergfalke IV
D-MMKL Remos G-3 Mirage
D-MVFP Rans S-6 Coyote
D-MWRX Platzer Kiebitz
N369JM Reims-Cessna F.182Q Skylane
OE-XFF Robinson R44 Raven
RA-3340K Yakovlev Yak-52

Waiting for our flight home

D-ACHB Canadair Regional Jet 200
D-ADHE De Havilland Canada DHC-8
D-AHIG Boeing 737
D-AICI Airbus A320
D-AIHO Airbus A340
D-ALTI Airbus A320
D-ANFL Aerospatiale ATR-72
D-BQQQ Aerospatiale ATR-42
D-CPRW Dornier Do.328
D-HBYH Eurocopter EC135
EI-DTY Boeing 737
HZ-TAA Boeing 737
I-ADLM Aerospatiale ATR-72
I-ADLN Aerospatiale ATR-72
I-ADLO Aerospatiale ATR-72
I-ADLU Aerospatiale ATR-42
I-ADLV Aerospatiale ATR-42
OE-FGB Cessna 525A
OE-LEK Airbus A319
OE-LTU Airbus A320
OH-LEI Embraer 170
OK-KFO Aerospatiale ATR-42
TC-SNB Boeing 757
YR-ASC Airbus A318
YR-ATE Aerospatiale ATR-42

Munich Area Trip Part 2

First port of call today was Augsburg

CS-DDU Beech 200 Super King Air
CS-DMJ Beech 400 Beechjet
CS-DMO Beech 400 Beechjet
D-CEIS Beech 400 Beechjet
D-CHHH Cessna 560 Citation Excel
D-CVVV Cessna 560 Citation Excel
D-CWKM Beech 350 Super King Air
D-EBJH Reims-Cessna F.172N
D-ECEW Reims-Cessna F.150K
D-ECXJ Reims-Cessna F.172M
D-EDSF Piaggio P.149D
D-EEKL Cessna 172P
D-EFLF Cessna 172N
D-EGHP Cessna 172RG Cutlass
D-EIMN Reims-Cessna F.172P
D-EJWB Piper PA-28-161 Cadet
D-EKBG Reims-Cessna FA.150K Aerobat
D-ELDS Diamond DA.40 Star Tdi
D-ELVW Cirrus SR-22
D-EOYS Cessna 172N
D-GMFA Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III
D-IIKM Beech C90 King Air
D-INAG Beech 95 Baron
D-IUSA Beech 60 Duke
F-GVFG Beech Bonanza
HA-YFH Beech 400 Beechjet
I-SDFC Bombardier Challenger 300
I-TOPB Beech 400 Beechjet
N266RS Cirrus SR-20
N293CD Cirrus SR-20
N351DS Diamond DA.40 Star
N47WT Beech V35 Bonanza
N8UZ Lancair Columbia
N90TP Beech F90 King Air
OE-FKW Raytheon 390 Premier
OK-GTJ Beech 300LW Super King Air
OK-NHR Beech C90GT
TC-FIR Beech 200 Super King Air

On to Kaisheim where Bell UH-1D Iroquois 73+69 is displayed outside an Army store.

En-route to Aalen, we stumbled across the airfield at Nordlingen where the following were noted

D-ECAK Cessna R.172K Hawk XP
D-ECWB Reims-Cessna F.172M
D-EDBZ Reims-Cessna F.182Q Skylane
D-KPTL Gron G.109B
D-MPMZ Mainair Pegasus
D-MSKF Funk FK.9
N42EB Piper PA-32RT-300 Lance II

Full access was given at Aalen-Heidenheim

67-LS Mitchell U-2 Super Wing
BGA3235 Slingsby T.21B Sedbergh
D-3418 Schleicher ASW-20C
D-6073 Jacobs DFS 108-30 Kranich
D-EAFE Mooney M.20K
D-EAFX Mooney M.20K
D-EAOV Robin DR.400-180R Remorqueur
D-EAZA Macchi MB.308
D-EBEH Cessna 172C
D-EBHY Piper PA-18 Super Cub
D-EBIQ Cessna 175B Skylark
D-ECAX Scheibe SF-23C Sperling
D-ECNP Cessna 210K Centurion
D-ECYS Scheibe SF-23C Sperling
D-EDBR Reims-Cessna F.172P
D-EDBT CASA 1.131E Jungmann
D-EDLO Robin DR.400-180 Regent
D-EDTL Cessna A.152 Aerobat
D-EEKW Benes-Mraz M-1C Sokol
D-EFPI Bolkow Bo.207
D-EFQA Bolkow Bo.207
D-EFSS Mooney M.20M
D-EGBE Reims-Cessna F.172M
D-EGUY Gyroflug Speed Canard
D-EHAU Lancair 235
D-EHBB SOCATA MS.893A Rallye Commodore
D-EHJM Mooney M.20J
D-EHRI Cessna 172A
D-EHUU Robin DR.400-160 Major
D-EIAV Beech V35 Bonanza
D-EIEL Zlin Z.526 Trener Master
D-EIRT Robin DR.400-180 Regent
D-EJOA Bucker Bu.133C Jungmeister
D-EJOI Focke-Wulf Fw.44J Stieglitz
D-EJRE Reims-Cessna F.172M
D-EJTA Robin DR.400-180 Regent
D-EKIA Robin DR.400-180 Regent
D-EKIS Piper J/3C Cub
D-EMRF Robin DR.400-180R Remorqueur
D-ENGM Piper PA-28R Turbo Arrow
D-ENVU Bolkow Bo.207
D-EPPA Robin DR.400-180 Regent
D-ERYW Mooney M.20L
D-EZUG Christen S-2B Special
D-GKFE Cessna 337A Super Skymaster
D-HJES Schweizer 269C
D-IKUB Beech 95 Baron
D-ILEV Cessna 421B Golden Eagle
D-ILLI Beech 60 Duke
D-KBIU Scheibe SF-25D Falke
D-KHEP Scheibe SF-25B Falke
D-MEES Rans S-6 Coyote
D-MFSG Platzer Kiebitz
D-MFWB AutoGyro Europe MT-03
D-MJOH Air Creation Twin Racer
D-MKHE Ikarus Comco C-22 Fox
D-MKUK Tandem Air Sunny Targa
D-MMII Cosmos Bison
D-MNWJ Platzer Kiebitz
D-MNWS TL-232 Condor Plus
D-MOSE Funk FK.9
D-MOSW Rans S-6 Coyote
D-MOXX Funk FK.9
D-MRAC Platzer Kiebitz
D-MRAO Ikarus Comco C-22 Fox
D-MRHA Funk FK.9
D-MRHH Tecnam P.92 Echo
D-MSPC Rans S-6 Coyote
D-MSTP Evektor EV-97 Eurostar
D-MTKM WD Fascination D4
D-MUKE Ikarus Comco C42 Cyclone
D-MULI Ikarus Comco C42 Cyclone
D-MYAL Tandem Air Sunny Sport
N2FW Cessna T.337G Super Skymaster
N4067P Piper PA-23-160 Apache
N7333R Cessna TR.182 Turbo Skylane RG
OK-WXA Zlin Z.526AS Akrobat
RA-3160K Yakovlev Yak-52

The "museum" at Seifertshofen saw:-

144685 Lockheed SP-2H Neptune
143 Sikotrsky UH-34J Seabat
20+42 MiG-23BN
22+34 MiG-21SPS
23+41 MiG-21MF-75
42185 North American F-100D Super Sabre
52+05 Antonov An-26
53+43 Nord Noratlas
57-0348 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
83+18 Piasecki H-21C Shawnee
905 MiG-21F13
94+50 Mil Mi-2S
FU-160 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
SP-WUS PZL 106A Kruk

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A quick call in at Stuttgart Airport:-

CS-DHI Cessna 550 Citation Bravo
D-ABDM Airbus A320
D-ABLA Boeing 737
D-ACLZ Canadair Regional Jet 200
D-ACPJ Canadair Regional Jet 700
D-AHFD Boeing 737
D-AHFI Boeing 737
D-AHFR Boeing 737
D-AKNG Airbus A319
D-AXLA Airbus A320
D-BQQQ Aerospatiale ATR-42
D-CSUL Learjet 45
D-EABZ Cessna 152
D-EAOF Mooney M.20S
D-EBOD Reims-Cessna F.152
D-ECKA Beech P.35 Bonanza
D-EDHS Dornier Do.27
D-EDZO Cessna 182P
D-EEZW Reims-Cessna F.172L
D-EFAG Piper PA-18 Super Cub
D-EJTJ Piper PA-46-310P Malibu
D-EKHZ Cessna 182Q
D-EMXG Reims-Cessna F.172H
D-EOCO American Aviation AA-5 Traveler
D-ERFC Piper PA-46-350P Malibu JetPROP DLX
D-ETAE Cessna 172N
D-ETMN Cessna 172R
D-ETSE Beech K35 Bonanza
D-EWEB Cessna P.210N Pressurised Centurion
D-EWTG Cirrus SR-20
D-FOBY North American AT-6A Texan
D-GBWA Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
D-GOSR Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III
D-IABA Piper PA-42 Cheyenne II
D-IFGN Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
D-IHHH Cessna 421B Golden Eagle
D-IIPW Beech 58P Baron
D-IMEL Beech 95 Baron
D-IXKJ Piper PA-60-601P Aerostar
HA-LCB Tupolev Tu-154
N201GW Piper PA-46-310P Malibu
OE-LNL Boeing 737

Some Wrecks & Relics en-route back to our hotel at Munich:-


32+56 Fiat G91


31+38 Fiat G91
41+39 Dornier Alpha Jet

and finally Sontheim an der Brenz

30+10 Fiat G91

Munich Area Trip Part 1

On a staffs aviation tours 3 day trip of Munich and Surrounding areas.

Day One 12 February

Before the group set off from Stansted, the following were seen:-

4X-CUR Bombardier CL604 Challenger
A6-SUN Embraer ERJ-135 Legacy
D-ABDH Airbus A320
D-ABDL Airbus A320
D-AGPE Fokker F-100
D-AGPQ Fokker F-100
D-AGWD Airbus A319
D-CSIX Learjet 60
N333PY Gulfstream 4SP
P4-MIV Embraer ERJ-135 Legacy
PH-XRV Boeing 737

Seen on arrival at Munich & at various times of the day were:-

06-6159 McDonnel Douglas C-17 Globemaster
9A-CTT Aerospatiale ATR-42
D-ABBJ Boeing 737
D-ABBP Boeing 737
D-ABBV Boeing 737
D-ABBW Boeing 737
D-ABCD Bombardier CL604 Challenger
D-ABDQ Airbus A320
D-ABDR Airbus A320
D-ACHE Canadair Regional Jet 200
D-ACHK Canadair Regional Jet 200
D-ACKG Canadair Regional Jet 900
D-ACKJ Canadair Regional Jet 900
D-ACKJ Canadair Regional Jet 900
D-ACKK Canadair Regional Jet 900
D-ACPO Canadair Regional Jet 700
D-ADHC De Havilland Canada DHC-8
D-ADHD De Havilland Canada DHC-8
D-ADHQ De Havilland Canada DHC-8
D-AGEA Boeing 737
D-AHFF Boeing 737
D-AHFQ Boeing 737
D-AHFU Boeing 737
D-AHIH Boeing 737
D-AHXF Boeing 737
D-AICA Airbus A320
D-AICH Airbus A320
D-AIFD Airbus A340
D-AIGR Airbus A340
D-AIHP Boeing 737
D-AIHQ Boeing 737
D-ALPG Airbus A330
D-ALTF Airbus A320
D-BEBA De Havilland Canada DHC-8
D-CJAK Cessna 525B
D-COLE Saab 340A
D-HBYC Eurocopter EC-135
D-IICE Beech 200 Super King Air
EC-KEC Airbus A320
EI-DXW Learjet 60
I-ADJJ Panavia 146
I-ADLL Aerospatiale ATR-42
I-ADLZ Aerospatiale ATR-42
LY-SKR Boeing 757
N62MS Gulfstream G550
N885G Gulfstream 5
N888SF Cessna 680
OE-FUX Cessna 525A
OE-HAL Cessna 750
OE-HUB Cessna 750
OH-LEL Embraer 170
OK-SLK Cessna 560
OO-TNE Boeing 737
RA-73007 Boeing 757
RA-73009 Boeing 757
RA-85808 Tupolev Tu-154
VP-BDK Airbus A320
YR-ASA Airbus A318

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On to Kaufbeuren for our tour:-

20+06 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
21+69 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
22+55 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
22+61 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
30+07 BAe Eurofighter
30+22 BAe Eurofighter
37+04 McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom
37+14 McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom
40+79 Dornier Alpha Jet
43+34 Panavia Tornado IDS
43+54 Panavia Tornado IDS
43+59 Panavia Tornado IDS
43+78 Panavia Tornado IDS
44+13 Panavia Tornado IDS
45+74 Panavia Tornado IDS
73+77 Dornier UH-1D Iroquois
91+89 Piaggio P.149D
D-1244 Schleicher Ka.7 Rhonadler
D-8975 Grob G103 Twin Astir
D-EAEP Robin Dr.400-180S Regent
D-EFQT Dronier Do.27
D-EFQV Dronier Do.27
D-EISQ Cessna TU.206F Turbo Stationair
D-EQAS Beech V35 Bonanza
D-ERGT Reims Cessna FR.172H Rocket
D-ERKH Aero Designs Pulsar
D-ERXP Aero Designs Pulsar XP
D-GAHS Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
D-GEAB Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
D-HBYD Eurocopter EC-135
D-MFBG Flight Design CT
D-MFLE Ikarus Comco C22 Fox
D-MHPM Funk FK.12 Comet
D-MSWL HFL Stratos 300K
N130DA Cessna 172M
N2143C Bellanca 7KCAB Citabria
N2838G Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II

On to Bad Woerishofen which was all closed up, the following were gleaned from various gaps:-
D-EAEJ Cessna 182K
D-EDMC Avid Magnum
D-EFCC Reims-Cessna FR.172F Rocket
D-EIDJ Fuji FA.200-160 Aero Subaru
D-EJHG Aero Desings Pulsar XP
D-ENAL Reims-Cessna F.152
D-MAYR Zenair CH.701
N178MD Boeing Stearman Kaydet
N42221 Pitts S-1S Special

Up the road in a hut MiG-21MF 23+38 is stored/preserved

After here, a quick look at the Grob factory at Tussenhausen didn't result in much:-

D-CDLR Grob G.850 Strato 2C
D-CSPN Grob G.180 SPn

On to Landsberg where the following were noted :-

50+08 Transall C.160
50+44 Transall C.160
50+51 Transall C.160
50+64 Transall C.160
50+72 Transall C.160
50+84 Transall C.160
50+92 Transall C.160
50+98 Transall C.160
50+99 Transall C.160
51+14 Transall C.160
70+76 Dornier UH-1D Iroquois
70+83 Dornier UH-1D Iroquois
70+85 Dornier UH-1D Iroquois
71+37 Dornier UH-1D Iroquois
D-EEHP Reims-Cessna F.182Q Skylane
D-MBDD Kummerle Mini-Fly-Set

En-route BAek to Munich, a quick call in at Euro-Seaplanes at Landsberied saw
HS-TOM Grumman Goose
N28369 Grumman Goose

Plus two more unidentified examples.

Friday, 15 February 2008

OTT Notes 11/02/2008

A few noted OTT Birmingham Area 11/2/2008

With superb weather and trail everywhere. An absolutely stunning start in the shape of

XA-AAS Do Jet Heading southbound en route to Le Bourget using callsign 'United nations 55W'

Others noted

N102BQ G4
159119 C-9
A6-ECF B777
86-0027 KC-10
N623US B747

All in all a superb day.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Biggin Hill 3/2/2008

A trip down to Biggin Hill this very cold Sunday resulkted in the following hit the Logbook.

CS-DXJ Cessna 560
CS-DXL Cessna 560
D-IHRA Cessna 525A
EC-JYG Cessna 680
F-GELT Dassault Falcon100
G-BAJA Reims-Cessna F.177RG
G-BBTG Reims-Cessna F.172M
G-BCEP American Aviation AA-5
G-BFHV Reims-Cessna F.152
G-BGRM Piper PA-38112
G-BICG Reims-Cessna F.152
G-BMFD Piper PA-23250
G-BMGG Cessna 152
G-BNAJ Cessna 152
G-BNNY Piper PA-28161
G-BNNZ Piper PA-28161
G-BNXT Piper PA-28161
G-BOLU Robin R.3000120
G-BOTI Piper PA-28151
G-BPPK Piper PA-28151
G-BRSE Piper PA-28161
G-BTNH Piper PA-28161
G-BUIK Piper PA-28161
G-BUSW Rockwell Commander 114
G-BYEA Cessna 172P
G-CBEE Piper PA-28R-200
G-CBTN Piper PA-31-310
G-CEIZ Piper PA-28161
G-CPFC Reims-Cessna F.152
G-EMSL Piper PA-28161
G-GHPG Cessna 550/551
G-HCBI Schweizer 269C-1
G-JUDY American Aviation AA-5A
G-LSFT Piper PA-28161
G-OJIM Piper PA-28R-201T
G-OLDG Cessna T.182T
G-OMST Piper PA-28161
G-ORTH Beech E90
G-TGER American Aviation AA-5B
G-TYGA American Aviation AA-5B
G-WARB Piper PA-28161
G-WARS Piper PA-28161
G-WYNE Hawker-Siddeley 125800B
LN-AIR Bombardier Challenger 300
M-ELON Cessna 525B
N112SR Cirrus Design SR-22
N17UK Cirrus Design SR-22
N210NM Cessna 210K
N228CX Socata TBM700A
N245CB Piper PA-34220T
N257JM Socata TBM850
N297GT Socata TB-21
N324JC Cessna 500/501
N36PJ Learjet 36A
N421EA Cessna 421C
N607X Dassault Falcon 7X
N646CD Cessna T.210N
N708SP Learjet 45
N747WW Piper PA-23250
N790JC Dassault Falcon900
XA-OEM Gulfstream G5

Friday, 1 February 2008

Bizz Jet Fest :-))

1st February

The predicted snow did not arrive until late afternoon and left clear blue skies with long trails. For a nice change bizz jets about

N886G G200
N270SC G4
N80HB C525
G-OJWB Bae125

All seen today very Nice.