Saturday, 29 July 2017

Stokes Bay 29th July 2017

After a two year wait since the last carrier visit, we were eager to get down to Stokes Bay to see the 'Avenger' CVN77 USS George Bush.

Buster and Nay decided on an afternoon visit to coincide with the 4pm tide. We didn't have to wait long for the mighty ship to start turning. Arriving at the Diving Museum car park we soon found Pogo who had arrived some half hour earlier.

The weather however was very wet, and at times it was hard to see the aircraft let alone read them off! But with breaks in the weather we managed to read most of the codes on board.

The list below is a complete inventory of aircraft aboard, all in white were read, those in blue were reported as on deck but not confirmed by us. Any in yellow were reported as below deck and not seen.

Stokes Bay 29-7-17
CVN77 USS George Bush Stokes Bay 29-7-17


CVN77 USS George Bush

CVW-8

VFA-31 'Tomcatters'
166776/AJ-100 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-122
166777/AJ-101 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-123
166778/AJ-102 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-124
166779/AJ-103 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-125
166780/AJ-104 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-126
166781/AJ-105 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-127
166782/AJ-106 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-128
166783/AJ-107 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-129
166784/AJ-110 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-130
166785/AJ-111 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-131
166786/AJ-112 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-132
166788/AJ-113 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-134
169120/AJ-151 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-294

VFA-213 'Black Lions'
166663/AJ-200 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-141
166674/AJ-201 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-152
166679/AJ-202 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-157
166681/AJ-203 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-159
166682/AJ-204 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-160
166683/AJ-205 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-161
166684/AJ-206 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-162
166672/AJ-207 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-150
166636/AJ-210 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-129
166638/AJ-212 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-131
166639/AJ-213 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-132
166640/AJ-214 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet F-133

VFA-87 'Golden Warriors'
168910/AJ-300 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-269
168911/AJ-301 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-270- marked CO on tail
168912/AJ-302 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-271
168913/AJ-303 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-272
168914/AJ-304 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-273
168915/AJ-305 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-274
168916/AJ-306 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-275
168917/AJ-307 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-276
168918/AJ-310 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-277
168919/AJ-311 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet E-278

VFA-37 'Ragin Bulls'
165187/AJ-400 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-412
164632/AJ-401 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-261
164976/AJ-402 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-391
165526/AJ-403 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-466
165221/AJ-404 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-446
165174/AJ-405 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-399
165200/AJ-406 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-425
165176/AJ-407 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-401
165171/AJ-410 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-396
165182/AJ-411 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet C-407

VAQ-131 'Lancers'
168772/AJ-500 McDonnell Douglas EA-18G Growler G-086
168773/AJ-501 McDonnell Douglas EA-18G Growler G-087
168774/AJ-502 McDonnell Douglas EA-18G Growler G-088
168775/AJ-503 McDonnell Douglas EA-18G Growler G-089
168776/AJ-504 McDonnell Douglas EA-18G Growler G-090

VAW-124 'Bear Aces'
165507/AJ-600 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye A52-173
165300/AJ-601 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye A52-171
165298/AJ-602 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye A52-169
164483/AJ-603 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye A-149

HSC-9 'Tridents'
167901/AJ-610 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk 703786
167878/AJ-611 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk 703648
167888/AJ-616 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk 703872
168581/AJ-620 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk 704451
168577/AJ-621 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk 704432
167892/AJ-622 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk 703712

HSM-70 'Spartans'
167063/AJ-700 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 703940
168125/AJ-701 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 704815
168132/AJ-704 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 704827
166552/AJ-706 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 703145
168131/AJ-710 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 704826

CVN-77 USS George HW Bush Stokes Bay 29-07-17 CVN-77 USS George HW Bush Stokes Bay 29-07-17 CVN-77 USS George HW Bush Stokes Bay 29-07-17

Over in Portsmouth were the following support ships, unfortunately all hangar decks were closed with no visible helicopters.

DDG75 USS Donald Cook - landing pad only
CG58 USS Philippine Sea - HSM-70 embarked
166547/AJ-705 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 703118
167064/AJ-707 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 703945

Also in dock was the Norwegian frigate, part of the flotilla for the upcoming exercise.

F313 HNoMS Helge Ingstad

An NH-90 is embarked on this, but again was hangared.

A single AW189 was conducting a rescue practice in the bay.

G-MCGO Agusta Westland AW189 92002 HM Coastguard
G-MCGO AW189 Stokes Bay 29-7-17

All in a good day out, let's hope it's not too long until the next one :-)



Monday, 3 July 2017

Northern Poland 30th June - 3rd July 2017

The original plan was for a weekend bash over to Swidwin for the airshow. However, flights were not great so it was decided to make a long weekend of it. Not the busiest part of Poland aviation wise especially when you've done most of the area before...

Once Pogo had driven down and parked at Chez Clarke we cabbed it in to to the local and went airside for a bite to eat. Frank and Bens all day brekkie didn't really cut the mustard as an early dinner.

Nothing exciting in Luton so time to board HA-LYR on the W62164 to SZZ. It was about 1700L by the time we'd picked up the car so not a lot on the schedule for today.
HA-LYR A320 Goleniow 30-6-17

Not as many Dromaders out as there was on our last visit here.

Szczecin-Goleniow 30-06-17
SP-FFC PZL-Mielec M-18 B Dromader 1Z023-25 Aerogryf
SP-FFD PZL-Mielec M-18 B Dromader 1Z023-26 Aerogryf
SP-FFW PZL-Mielec M-18 B Dromader 1Z023-20 Aerogryf - fuselage
SP-FLK Cessna 172 P 172-75030
SP-FOG PZL-Mielec M-18 B Dromader 1Z024-06 Aerogryf
SP-FON PZL-Mielec M-18 B Dromader 1Z025-15 Aerogryf

Over at Szczecinski it was all locked up. Nobody about, well, it was raining and the grass was more like a lake. We'll have a look on the return in a few days.

Just a couple of bits of charity for the Pog left for today

Goleniow-Tech School 30-06-17
9353 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 UM 516999353 Polish Air Force
9353 MiG-21 Goleniow 30-6-17

Police 30-06-17
(SP-SDM) Mil Mi-2 530322047

We then drove over to within a couple of miles of Swidwin for the nights lodging. A nice little place called Miodowy Dwor. The owners English was as good as our Polish but another guest acted as a translator. Turns out he was off to the show as well tomorrow so a nice little chat was had where he showed us the show schedule and the local weather forecast. It said rain.

After retiring to our room for the night Pogo learnt a very valuable lesson. He now knows why locks are put on doors :-)

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A nice lay in until about 0700 and then up for brekkie, with our new friend, before heading off to the show via a quick stop at the train station for a Lim

Swidwin-Town 01-07-17
1976 Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-5 P Unknown Polish Air Force
1976 Lim-5 Swidwin-Town 01-07-17

Swidwin AB 01-07-17
011 CASA 295M S-009 Polish Air Force
65 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 A 2960526365 Polish Air Force
65 MiG-29 Swidwin 01-07-17
66 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 A 2960526366 Polish Air Force
305 Sukhoi Su-22 UM-3K N17532366305 Polish Air Force
305 SU-22 Swidwin 01-07-17
0501 PZL-Swidnik W-3 RL Sokol 0501 Polish Air Force
0501 W-3 Swidwin 1-7-17
0502 PZL-Swidnik W-3 RL Sokol 0502 Polish Air Force
1017 PZL-Mielec M-28B1R AJG-001-03 Polish Navy
1504 Lockheed C-130 E Hercules 4415 Polish Air Force
1613 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H16-13 Polish Air Force
1613 Iskra Swidwin AB 01-07-17
1920 Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-2 1B01920 Polish Air Force
1920 Lim-2 Swidwin 1-7-17
(2105) Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-2 Unknown Polish Air Force - GG
(3617) Sukhoi Su-22 M-4 23617 Polish Air Force - GG
3713 Sukhoi Su-22 M-4 37713 Polish Air Force
3713 SU-22 Swidwin 1-7-17
3715 Sukhoi Su-22 M-4 37715 Polish Air Force
3715a SU-22 Swidwin 01-07-17
3829 Mil Mi-2 D 513829104 Polish Army
4047 General Dynamics F-16 C Fighting Falcon JC-8 Polish Air Force
4047 F-16C Swidwin 1-7-17
4081 General Dynamics F-16 D Fighting Falcon JD-6 Polish Air Force
6107 Mil Mi-8 MT 93289 Polish Army
6107 Mi-8 Swidwin 1-7-17
8309 Sukhoi Su-22 M-4 28309 Polish Air Force
8309 SU-22 Swidwin 01-07-17
9102 Sukhoi Su-22 M-4 29102 Polish Air Force
9483 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75089483 Polish Air Force
D-EZUW Extra 300S
D-EZUW Extra 300 Swidwin 01-07-17
D-GZXC Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496266
I-6584 Alpi Aviation Pioneer 200 2
SN-05XP/W-018 Mil Mi-2 541918051 Polish Police
SN-05XP Mi-2 Swidwin 01-07-17
SP-FLP Reims-Cessna F.172 P 2170
SP-FOT Piper PA-28 R-200 Cherokee Arrow II 28R-7635273
SP-FPA Reims-Cessna FR.172 J Rocket 0395
SP-MLM Cessna 172 M 172-60974
SP-SCOM Aeroprakt A.22 L2 Vision 487
SP-SCOM A22 Swidwin 01-07-17
SP-YPB Polikarpov CSS-13 420-76
SP-YPB CSS-13 Swidwin 01-07-17
SP-YSS PZL-Mielec TS-8 Bies 1E-0921 - also marked 0921
SP-YSS 0921 TS-8 Swidwin 01-07-17

Due to the rain a lot of the flying program was cancelled though the SU-22s and MiG-29 still did their slots. Low, fast, loud, burners, flares. Ohhh yes.
Swing SU-22s Swidwin 01-07-17

Not knowing what to expect we'd allocated most of the day at the show but were done by lunchtime so a decision had to be made as what to do. Pruszcz was a good 3 hour drive hour away but was unfinished business for Buster and Nay. Sorted then.

Miastko 01-07-17
409 Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-5 1C-04-09 Polish Air Force
409 Lim-5 Miastko 01-07-17

We passed the Lim above a couple times today and also passed the GA drome at Korne which was closed and squinnyproof.

At Pruszcz we headed for the GA area first, which was gated, to read the Mi-24s. Then to a spot to read the Mi-2s, we didn't stop near the housing area this time!

Pruszcz Gdanski AB 01-07-17
169 Mil Mi-24 D 110169 Polish Army
271 Mil Mi-24 D 340271 Polish Army
461 Mil Mi-24 D 410461 Polish Army
585 Mil Mi-24 D 410585 Polish Army
735 Mil Mi-24 V 410735 Polish Army
740 Mil Mi-24 V 410740 Polish Army
2706 Mil Mi-2 RM 552706122Polish Army
4543 Mil Mi-2 T 544543016 Polish Army
5823 Mil Mi-2 R 565823128 Polish Army
6003 Mil Mi-2 Ch 516003039 Polish Army
6004 Mil Mi-2 Ch 516004039 Polish Army
6005 Mil Mi-2 Ch 516005039 Polish Army
6006 Mil Mi-2 Ch 516006039 Polish Army
6432 Mil Mi-2 R 566432129 Polish Army
7333 Mil Mi-2 URP 567333111 Polish Army
Mi-2s Pruszcz Gdanski 01-07-17

Then it was the drive back to tonights bed at Czaplinek...another 3 hours but we were happy now Pruszcz had been revisited.

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Again not an early start as there was no rush on this trip. A nice cooked brekkie was on offer this morning at the Stary Drahim Hotel so of course we'd partake in that.

First stop was another Lim for Pogo

Czaplinek 02-07-17
102 Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-6 M 1D-01-02 Polish Air Force
102 Lim-6 Czaplinek 2-7-17

We were passing Borne and a quick look enabled just the one to be confirmed.

Borne Sulinowo 02-07-17
OK-BUU 10 TL Ultralight TL-232 Condor Plus 96C02

Next up was Nadarzyce. We decided to go for the gate guards first and navigated our way through the forest to them. The route we took in was not gated and we somehow ended up on base. We were then directed to the main gate (Tomtom) as the exit point. After a very long chat with the officials, and a stern warning, they opened the gate for us. It was pure luck that this route took us past the line of stored MiG-21s and Iskras ;-)
Noted in the scrap area were the 6 MiG-23s which it seems have been replaced on the ranges by MiG-21s. Also there were 4 Mi-2s in the scrap area. Obviously we did not get the cameras out here!

Nadarzyce 02-07-17
Preserved by tower
0629 Mil Mi-2 P 510629038 Polish Air Force
(1015)/7 PZL-Mielec TS-11 100SBbis[B] Iskra 1h10-15 Polish Air Force - Team Iskra
1407 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H14-07 Polish Air Force
1912 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 M 961912 Polish Air Force

Storage area
(210)/7 PZL-Mielec TS-11 100bis[B] Iskra 1H02-10 Polish Air Force - Team Iskra
614 PZL-Mielec TS-11 100bis[B] Iskra 1H06-14 Polish Air Force
1203 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbis[F] IskDra 3H12-03 Polish Air Force
1225 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbis[F] IskDra 3H12-25 Polish Air Force
7812 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF 967812 Polish Air Force
9501 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75089501 Polish Air Force
9524 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75089524 Polish Air Force
9507 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75089507 Polish Air Force
9703 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75089703 Polish Air Force
9745 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75089745 Polish Air Force
9763 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75089763 Polish Air Force

Scrapping area
(050) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF 0390224150 Polish Air Force
(062) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF 0390224062 Polish Air Force
(065) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF 0390224065 Polish Air Force
(101) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF 0390224101 Polish Air Force
(102) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF 0390224102 Polish Air Force
(110) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF 0390224110 Polish Air Force
? Mil Mi-2 Polish Air Force
? Mil Mi-2 Polish Air Force
? Mil Mi-2 Polish Air Force
? Mil Mi-2 Polish Air Force

Time to move on to some new poles at last.

Debrzno 02-07-17
1618 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H16-18 Polish Air Force
1618 Iskra Debrzno 02-07-17
(7903) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 PFM 94N7903 Polish Air Force - marked 3779
7903 as 3779 MiG-21 Debrzno 02-07-17

Just a couple of gliders noted at the next stop, which was a couple more than the last time we were here.

Slupsk-Krepa 02-07-17
SP-3360 PZL-Bielsko SZD-50 -3 Puchacz B-1611
SP-3463/4S PZL-Bielsko SZD-51 -1 Junior B-1837

Another stop for Pogo

Slupsk AB 02-07-17
(301) Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-5 1C-03-01 Polish Air Force - marked 1952
301 Lim-5 Slupsk 2-7-17
(908) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 PM 650908 Polish Air Force - marked 1958
908 MiG-19 Slupsk 2-7-17
(1815) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 PF 761815 Polish Air Force - marked 1973
1815 MiG-21 Slupsk 2-7-17
(024004602) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 M 024004602 Russian Air Force - marked 1979
024004602 MiG-23 Slupsk 2-7-17

There was a fair bit of building work on the ramps at Darlowo. It looks as though new hangars are going up which will not be good for views. As a result there were just two visible.

Darlowo AB 02-07-17
0906 PZL-Swidnik W-3 WARM Anakonda 0906 Polish Navy
1009 Mil Mi-14 PL A1009 Polish Navy

The Kruk is still here though it has moved position.

Malechowo 02-07-17
SP-WUS PZL-Okecie 106 A Kruk 37016

The Iskra still sits by the road.

Koszalin-Town 02-07-17
(1222) PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H12-22 Polish Air Force
1222 Iskra Koszalin-Town 02-07-17

Another new lot for us next. The Yak-40 and Iskra belong to the museum. The SU-22 is in the grounds next to the museum and the Mi-2 on another gate.

Koszalin-Barracks 02-07-17
047 Yakovlev Yak-40 S2 9021560 Polish Air Force
1226 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H12-26 Polish Air Force
5247 Mil Mi-2 D 515247077 Polish Army
9306 Sukhoi Su-22 M-4 29306 Polish Air Force

We were staying in Koszalin tonight at the Hotel Formula. From the outside and right up until you opened the room door it resembled something from Carry On Abroad. Inside was nice though.

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After another decent brekkie it was time for the last day. Very little to do in the area bar a couple of museums we'd already done. Pogo hadn't.

A tin drome, or is just a strip, first up. One more seen here than last time.

Bagicz 03-07-17
SP-CAM Cessna R.172K Hawk XP R172-3005
SP-CAM C172 Bagicz 03-07-17

Kolobrzeg 03-07-17
(64) Ilyushin IL-28 B5 2113 Polish Air Force - marked 52
1807 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H18-07 Polish Air Force
3010 PZL-Swidnik SM-2 W S2-03010 Polish Army
3010 SM-2 Kolobrzeg 03-07-17
7308 Sukhoi Su-22 M-4 27308 Polish Air Force
7308 SU-22 Kolobrzeg 03-07-17
SP-BFA Polikarpov CSS-13 8-0511

The TS-8 has moved from Kolobrzeg to Rogowo.

As half expected nobody around at Rogowo. The inner door by the entrance was open
enabling a view inside and more views from the gaps in the front of the hangar.

Rogowo 03-07-17
(0103) PZL-Mielec I-22 Iryda 1ANA001-03 Polish Air Force
(706) Sukhoi Su-22 UM-3K N17532369706 Polish Air Force
0710 PZL-Mielec TS-8 Bies 1E-0710 Polish Air Force
(1411) PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H14-11 Polish Air Force
(1705) Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-2 1B01705 Polish Air Force
1806 PZL-Mielec TS-11 200SBbisD[F] Iskra 3H18-06 Polish Air Force

Still waterlogged here but a Rallye was sat outside

Szczecinski 03-07-17
SP-GCE Socata MS.880B Rallye 110ST Galopin 3253

Then it was time to drop off the car and join the queue for security. Two minutes later we were airside.

Szczecin-Goleniow 03-07-17
D-IBBS Cessna 525A Citation Jet 2+ 525A-0313 Corporate
HA-LYR Airbus A320-232SL 6631 Wizz Air
SP-FOF PZL-Mielec M-18B 1Z024-05 Aerogryf
SP-HXN Eurocopter EC135 P2+ 0907 Polish Medical Air Rescue
SP-LDF Embraer EMB-170-100LR 17000035 LOT Polish Airlines

A late afternoon departure, again on HA-LYR, saw us home at a decent time ready for work the next day. Joy.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Landivisau to Le Bourget 13th - 19th June 2017 - Day 6

A couple of hours in the morning were spent at Orly. Rather than go on the terrace we stopped by the Musee du Delta as we knew we'd get bored. We did.

Paris-Orly 18-06-17
245/13-FB Dassault Mirage IIIB-RV 245 French Air Force
352/33-TA Dassault Mirage IIIRD 352 French  Air Force
352/33-TA Mirage III Orly 18-6-17
530/4-BJ Dassault Mirage IIIE 530 French Air Force
530/4-BJ Mirage IIIE Orly 18-06-17
7T-VKN Boeing 737-8D6 60750 Air Algerie
EC-LZF Airbus A320-232(SL) 5940 Vueling Airlines
EC-MGF Airbus A319-111 3028 Vueling Airlines
EC-MHA Airbus A321-231(SL) 6684 Vueling Airlines
F-GOTO Airbus A330-323X 1021 Air Caraibes
F-GPYL Aerospatiale ATR 42-512 542 HOP!
F-HBAP Airbus A320-214 4675 Aigle Azur
F-HBIO Airbus A320-214 3242 Aigle Azur
F-HBIS Airbus A320-214 3136 Aigle Azur
F-HBMI Airbus A319-113 0639 Aigle Azur
F-HBNB Airbus A320-214 4402 Air France
F-HBNE Airbus A320-214 4664 Air France
F-HBNF Airbus A320-214 4714 Air France
F-HBNI Airbus A320-214 4820 Air France
F-HBNK Airbus A320-214 5084 Air France
F-HBSA Airbus A320-214 3882 Air Corsica
F-HMLI Canadair Regional-Jet-1000 19014 HOP!
F-HMLM Canadair Regional-Jet-1000 19023 HOP!
F-HNET Airbus A350-941 091 Air Caraibes
F-HOPL Aerospatiale ATR 72-600 1283 HOP!
F-HSKY Airbus A330-343X 1359 Corsair International
F-HZFM Airbus A320-214 5887 Air Corsica
F-OFDF Airbus A330-223 253 Air Caraibes
F-OONE Airbus A330-323X 965 Air Caraibes
G-EZRE Airbus A320-214(SL) 7665 EasyJet
HB-JYN Airbus A319-111 4640 EasyJet Switzerland

It was decided to go straight to Le Bourget and park up at the end of the runway. At least we'd also be able to monitor some CDG arrivals from here

Paris-Le Bourget 18-06-17
0033/F-RBAI Airbus A400-M 033 French Air Force
0654/JDB Eurocopter EC135-T2+ 0654 French Gendarmerie
0654 JDB EC135 Le Bourget 18-06-17
5105 Bombardier 601-3A 5105 Czech Air Force
5A-DCN Dassault Falcon-900EX EASy 148
9H-CGH Dassault Falcon-50EX 306
9H-GMT Dassault Falcon-900LX 247
9H-MSL Dassault Falcon-50 215
9H-SFA Dassault Falcon-2000EX EASy 39
A6-CBO Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9345
CS-LAS Cessna 680-A 680A-0015
D-AGBG Dassault Falcon 7X 210
D-AHOS Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 650 14501201
D-AHOS Legacy Le Bourget 18-06-17
D-AVXB Airbus A321-251N(SL) 6839 Airbus Industrie
D-CKPP Swearingen SA.227DC-Metro 23 DC-805B
D-CLAM Embraer EMB-505 50500108
D-CMHC Dornier Do.328-110 3022
D-CTRJ Dornier Do.328-110 3015
D-IAAB Embraer EMB-500 50000180
D-ICEE Cessna 525 525-0096
D-ISTP Embraer EMB-500 50000147
EC-406 Airbus A400-M 006
F-GKOM Dassault Falcon-900B 130
F-GLNH Beech 1900-D UE-73 Twin Jet
F-GOPE Beech 1900-D UE-103 Twin Jet
F-GPNJ Dassault Falcon-900EX 50
F-GUFB Eurocopter EC135-T1 0087
F-GUFB EC135 Le Bourget 18-06-17
F-HADH Dassault Falcon-50 11
F-HAJV Cessna 550/551 550-0622
F-HALG Dassault Falcon-2000LX 290
F-HALM Dassault Falcon-50 134
F-HAXA Dassault Falcon-900EX 12
F-HCDD Dassault Falcon-50EX 297
F-HEND Cessna 510 510-0161
F-HIPK Dassault Falcon 7X 258
F-HJCD Dassault Falcon-2000LX 288
F-HJMD Dassault Falcon-900LX 283
F-HLDB Dassault Falcon 2000LX 136
F-HSAS Dassault Falcon 7X 119
F-HUGS Dassault Falcon-2000LX 193
F-HXRG Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9323
F-WLXV Airbus A350-1041 065 Airbus Industrie
G-BGRE Beech 200 BB-568
G-YFOX Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy 67
HB-JSL Dassault Falcon 7X 194
HB-VNA Cessna 560 560-0280
HB-VPR Embraer EMB-505 50500195
HL8238 Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9422
LN-TRG Beech B200 BB-1936
LX-DEC Cessna 680 680-0253
LX-ERG Pilatus PC-12--47E 1564
LX-GCA Cessna 525B 525B-0496
LX-GJM Cessna 525C 525C-0174
LX-JET Cessna 525B 525B-0281
LX-JET CE525 Le Bourget 18-6-17
LX-JFY Pilatus PC-12--47E 1542
LX-WEB Cessna 525B 525B-0173
LX-ZAK Bombardier Global 6000-BD-700-1A10 9692
LZ-FIA Gulfstream G550 5198
M-CICO Dassault Falcon-50EX 345
M-DADA Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9482
MM7325/36-44 British Aerospace EFA-EF2000 IS057 Italian Air Force
M-SAID Bombardier Global 5000-BD-700-1A11 9486
M-TINK Dassault Falcon 7X 266
N12U Dassault Falcon 7X 53
N90FS Piper PA-31T 31T-8020011
N92FX Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9147
N109QS Bombardier Global 5000-BD-700-1A11 9589 NetJets
N235BH Gulfstream G650 6222
N336EB Gulfstream G550 5525
N379G Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9199
N488CH Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9150
N510MD Cessna 510 510-0202
N526SH Honda HA-420 Hondajet 42000060
N651WE Gulfstream G650-ER 6141
N752TX Cessna 750 750-0511
N757HW Boeing 757-225 22194 Honeywell International
N839BA Boeing 737-BBJ 62699
N890A Gulfstream G550 5371
N988ZJ Bombardier Global 6000-BD-700-1A10 9740
N999NB Gulfstream G4 1234
N6458 Gulfstream G5 574
OD-MIK Dassault Falcon 900DX 610
OE-EPC Pilatus PC-12--45 536
OE-FXE Cessna 525A 525A-0017
OE-GCE Hawker-Siddeley 125-800XP 258536
OE-GNP Cessna 560 560-6017
OE-GPL Embraer EMB-505 50500131
OE-IOY Bombardier 604 5457
OY-PGA Dassault Falcon 7X 128
P4-LIG Boeing  737-7JF 37592
PH-CTH Dassault Falcon-2000LX 194
PH-STB Dassault Falcon-900C 194
PT-ZNJ Embraer KC-390 39000002
PT-ZNJ KC-390 Le Bourget 18-06-17
RA-67242 Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9406
SE-RMC Bombardier Challenger 300 20169
SX-CGR Dassault Falcon 8X 405
T7-PRM IAI Galaxy-G200 215
T7-SCR Cessna 525 525-0519
TC-KRM Bombardier Global 5000-BD-700-1A11 9318
TR-AFJ Dassault Falcon-900 46
TU-VAS Airbus A319-133CJ 2192
TU-VAS A319 Le Bourget 18-06-17
VP-CTT Dassault Falcon-2000EX EASy 139
XA-JHS Dassault Falcon 7X 192
YL-CSE Bombardier CS-300-BD-500-1A11 55007 airBaltic
..../1 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E French Air Force
..../7 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E French Air Force
PdF Alpha Jets 1 and 7 Le Bourget 18-06-17

The following were seen inbound during the day and from the restaurant in the evening. By no means a full log but just what one of us thought may be required.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle 18-06-17
4O-AOM Fokker F-100 11321 Montenegro Airlines
5B-DCV Airbus A319-132 2032 CobaltAir
7T-VCA Boeing 737-8ZQ 40884 Tassili Airlines
7T-VKA Boeing 737-8D6 34164 Air Algerie
7T-VKO Boeing 737-8D6 60751 Air Algerie
7T-VKS Boeing 737-7D6(C) 61340 Air Algerie
A4O-SY Boeing 787-8 36045 Oman Air
A6-EES Airbus A380-861 140 Emirates Airlines
A6-EOK Airbus A380-861 184 Emirates Airlines
A7-ALF Airbus A350-941 011 Qatar Airways
A7-BFF Boeing 777-FDZ 39645 Qatar Airways
B-2088 Boeing 777-39L(ER) 38668 Air China
B-7368 Boeing 777-39P(ER) 43282 China Eastern Airlines
B-7369 Boeing 777-39P(ER) 43286 China Eastern Airlines
C-GTSO Airbus A330-342 132 Air Transat
D4-CBP Boeing 757-2Q8 30045 TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
D-ABFK Airbus A320-214 4433 Air Berlin
D-ABHF Airbus A320-214 2749 Eurowings
D-AIUF Airbus A320-214(SL) 6141 Lufthansa
D-AIUS Airbus A320-214(SL) 7024 Lufthansa
EC-JNF Boeing 737-85P 33977 Air Europa
EC-LXA Airbus A330-343X 670 Evelop Airlines
EC-MCU Airbus A320-214 3907 Vueling Airlines
EC-MFN Airbus A320-232(SL) 6594 Vueling Airlines
EC-MNY Airbus A330-243 261 Air Algerie
EC-MOG Airbus A320-232(SL) 7402 Vueling Airlines
EI-IMV Airbus A319-111 5294 Alitalia
ET-ASH Boeing 787-8 38754 Ethiopian Airlines
EW-290PA Boeing 737-5Q8 27629 Belavia Belarusian Airlines
F-GRSQ Airbus A330-243 501 XL Airways France
F-GSEU Airbus A330-243 635 XL Airways France
F-GZNR Boeing 777-328(ER) 44553 Air France
F-GZTA Boeing 737-33VF 29333 ASL Airlines France
F-HPJJ Airbus A380-861 117 Air France
F-HRBB Boeing 787-9 42495 Air France
F-HXLF Airbus A330-303 1360 XL Airways France
F-HZDP Airbus A320-214 3325 Air Corsica
F-OLRD Boeing 777-300(ER) 61602 Air Austral
G-CELO Boeing 737-33A 24028 Jet 2
HB-JBH Bombardier CS-100-BD-500-1A10 50017 Swiss Global Air Lines
HL7627 Airbus A380-861 130 Korean Air
HL7627 A380 CDG 18-06-17
JA840J Boeing 787-8 34856 Japan Airlines
JA891A Boeing 787-9 40751 All Nippon Airways
LN-LND Boeing 787-8 35310 Norwegian Long Haul AS
LX-LGG de Havilland Canada DHC-8-Q-402NG 4418 Luxair
LX-LQC de Havilland Canada DHC-8-Q-402NG 4513 Luxair
LY-SPI Airbus A320-214 0914 Small Planet Airlines
N361UP Boeing 767-34AF 37878 United Parcel Service Company
OE-IEU Airbus A320-214(SL) 6953 Eurowings Austria
OH-LKR Embraer Emb-190-100LR 19000436 Finnair
OH-LZO Airbus A321-231(SL) 7611 Finnair
OK-NEP Airbus A319-112 3660 CSA Czech Airlines
OK-TVT Boeing 737-86N 39394 Travel Service
OK-TVU Boeing 737-86N 38025 Travel Service
OY-NCN Dornier Do.328-310 3193 Sun-Air
S5-AAL Canadair Regional-Jet-900 15129 Adria Airways
SP-ENR Boeing 737-8Q8 30652 Enter Air
SU-GEH Boeing 737-800 63800 EgyptAir
SX-DGZ Airbus A320-232(SL) 6643 Aegean Airlines
SX-MAH Boeing 737-405 24643 Air Mediterranean
TC-ETJ Airbus A321-231 0974 AtlasGlobal
TC-JGY Boeing 737-8F2 35738 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JJV Boeing 777-3F2(ER) 44119 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JMM Airbus A321-232 2916 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-JSL Airbus A321-231(SL) 5667 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-LNA Airbus A330-223 874 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-OBG Airbus A320-233 0916 Onur Air
TC-SEY Boeing 737-8HC 61182 SunExpress
TF-GPA Airbus A321-211(SL) 7237 WOW Air
TS-INO Airbus A320-214 3480 Nouvelair Tunisie
TS-INP Airbus A320-214 1597 Nouvelair Tunisie
UR-PSD Boeing 737-8HX 29686 Tunisair
UR-PST Boeing 737-8AS 37534 Ukraine International Airlines
VP-BTG Airbus A321-211 5790 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BCN Airbus A320-214 3954 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BHM Airbus A321-211 4500 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BLQ Boeing 747-8HVF 37581 AirBridgeCargo
VT-ANX Boeing 787-8 36295 Air India
XA-ADD Boeing 787-9 43861 Aeromexico
YL-BBN Boeing 737-522 26683 airBaltic
YL-CSB Bombardier CS-300-BD-500-1A11 55004 airBaltic

We spent a nice evening with Messrs Bennett, Jacewicz and Tanner having a meal and a few beers whilst keeping half an eye on CDG arrivals.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Landivisau to Le Bourget 13th - 19th June 2017 - Day 5

The plan  was to hit Orleans and Chateaudun before the haze became an issue. Mr Blue Sky had other ideas and turned the heat on early.

Orleans 17-06-17

French Air Force
ET01.061
0010/F-RBAC Airbus A400M 0010
0019/F-RBAG Airbus A400M 0019
0031/F-RBAH Airbus A400M 0031

Preserved
(R155) Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 155 - nose section

Stored on field
R1 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 1
R12 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 12
R43 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 43
R48 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 48
R51 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 51
R55 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 55
R92 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 92
(R158)/61-ZX Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 158 - no tail

We counted 26 Transalls stored here. 9 were complete, 17 had no tail. The above is what we actually read off.

That was the starter done, now for the main course. Chateaudun.

Again, it is pointless listing what we saw other than what we could read off. Quite a lot have serials scrubbed out. Needless to say plenty went begging

Chateaudun 17-06-17

German runway
The first row of Transalls were easy. All 12 in order, left to right.
R154 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 154
R99 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 99
A02 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall A02
R2 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 2
R3 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 3
R42 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 42
R54 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 54
R11 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 11
R215 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 215
R86 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 86
R157 Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 157
R46/61-MR Aerospatiale C-160R Transall 46

One row of Nord 262s were also easy - all 13 in this row read
51 Nord 262E 51
46 Nord 262E 46
70 Nord 262E 70
73 Nord 262E 73
63 Nord 262E 63
71 Nord 262E 71
45 Nord 262E 45
52 Nord 262E 52
75 Nord 262E 75
69 Nord 262E 69
53 Nord 262E 53
79 Nord 262E 79
100 Nord 262E 100

Those read from the masses including a few from the Nivouville side
(93)/F-RAED Dassault Falcon 20 93
(268)/F-RAEF Dassault Falcon 20 268
(14)/AM Dassault Mirage IVA
(24)/AW Dassault Mirage IVA
17 Dassault Mirage 2000C
330 Dassault Mirage 2000N
515 Dassault Mirage 2000B
518 Dassault Mirage 2000B
206 Dassault Mirage F1CT
227 Dassault Mirage F1CT
236/112-QR Dassault Mirage F1CT
246 Dassault Mirage F1CT
258 Dassault Mirage F1CT
264 Dassault Mirage F1CT
630 Dassault Mirage F1CR
E5 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E E5
E69 Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet E E69
66 Nord 262D 66
80 Nord 262D 80
91 Nord 262D 91
93 Nord 262D 93
107 Nord 262D 107
A2 SEPECAT Jaguar A A2
A84 SEPECAT Jaguar A A84
A108 SEPECAT Jaguar A A108
A158 SEPECAT Jaguar A A158
604 Dassault Mirage 2000 - mispole?
215 Dassault Mirage F1 - mispole?
A56 SEPECAT Jaguar A - mispole?
A78 SEPECAT Jaguar A - mispole?

On the base side
(248)/30-QC Dassault Mirage F1CT - no tail
603/112-NU Dassault Mirage F1CR
613/112-CC Dassault Mirage F1CR
641/112-NI Dassault Mirage F1CR

Preserved
(10)/12-ZD Dassault Mirage F1C
(49) Dassault Mirage F1C
(171) Nord N.2501 Noratlas 171
(367)/33-TP Dassault Mirage IIIRD
367/33-TP Mirage III Chateaudun 17-6-17
(615)/(92-)AK Sud Ouest SO.4050 IIB Vautour II
(A43) SEPECAT Jaguar A A43
(A154) SEPECAT Jaguar A A154

There was also some civil competition going on, only a few were read.
F-GBVH Robin DR.400 120A Petit Prince 1394
F-GNQB Diamond DA20-A1 Katana 10226
F-GVFA Piper PA-38 112 Tomahawk 38-78A0120

Backtracking we passed the stored Noratlas again and stopped for a quick photo

St. Perevay 17-06-17
12 Nord N.2501 Noratlas
12 Noratlas St. Perevay 17-06-17

St. Denis was gated but the main hangar has windows in the back enabling a few to be logged.

Orleans-St. Denis 17-06-17
45-ABM Type unknown - logbook says Bo208ish!
D-EGHG Neico Lancair 235 002
F-BOHX Cessna T.210G Turbo Centurion T.210G-0241
F-BUNG Socata MS.893E Rallye 180GT Gaillard 12306
F-CFRU Centrair 101 A Pegase 101A-0025
F-CFXN/B104 Centrair 101 A Pegase 101A-0104
F-CGOA Centrair 101 A Pegase 101A-0307
F-CHFN/N Centrair 101 A Pegase 101A-0483
F-CHGD Centrair 101 A Pegase 101A-0604
F-CHTK Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus 155
F-GATT American Aviation AA-5B Tiger 0651
F-GBLL Piper PA-28 RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV 28R-7931269
F-GCHA Reims-Cessna F.152 1648
F-GGIV Socata TB-9 Tampico 890
F-GNGC Schweizer 269 C S 1632
F-GOBR Pilatus PC-6 B2-H4 Turbo Porter 944
F-GOBR PC-6 Orleans-St. Denis 17-06-17
F-GOTT Cessna 207 207-00323
F-GTPL Robin DR.400 160 Major 2408
F-GYKA Mudry CAP-10 C 300
F-GYKZ Robin DR.400 140B Dauphin 4 2546
F-HNEG Cessna 172 S 172S-9507
F-HTJC Evektor SportStar RTC 2016-1912
F-PJBR Jodel DR.1051 M 827
F-PRCT Mudry CAP.X B 01

Auxerre was another gated drome with very little activity.

Auxerre-Brandes 17-06-17
33-ARR Eurofox
N53GB Cessna T.310 Q 310Q-0731
N53GB CE310 Auxerre-Branches 17-6-17
N2100L Cessna 310 Q 310Q-0413
N2100L C310 Auxerre-Brandes 17-06-17

One open hangar at Joigny where they were setting up the Barbie. The two DR4s on the ramp making way for the grub. No problems taking pics of them.

Joigny 17-06-17
F-GYPR Robin DR.400 160 Major 2532
F-GYPR DR400 Joigny 17-06-17
F-HGCJ Robin DR.400 160 Major 2658
F-HGCJ DR400 Joigny 17-06-17
N431AB Piper PA-24 260 Comanche 24-4156

The only open hangar at St. Florentin was the skydivers one.

St. Florentin 17-06-17
F-CHKY/SF1 Centrair 101 A Pegase 101A-0434
F-CHLX/SF2 Centrair 101 A Pegase 101A-0463
F-CHRI Schleicher ASK-13 13446
F-COCA Schleicher ASK-21 21900
F-COCO/3F PZL-Bielsko SZD-51 -1 Junior W-957
F-GDET Robin DR.400 120 Petit Prince 1539
F-GHUH Max Holste MH.1521M Broussard 275
F-HFNP Cessna 208 B Caravan 208B-0993
F-HFNP CE208 St. Florentin 17-6-17

Plenty of hangars at Pont sur Yonne. Alas, the last two were just shutting for the day as we arrived.

Pont sur Yonne 17-06-17
89-QK ELA Aviacion ELA 07 05082220722
89-QK ELA-07 Pont sur Yonne 17-06-17
89-RN AirBorne Windsports Edge
89-SY Rans S7
89-SY Rans S7 Pont sur Yonne 17-06-17
89-TZ Savannah
89-TZ Savannah Pont sur Yonne 17-06-17
F-CFVU/S9 Glaser-Dirks DG-300 Elan 3E-276
F-CJBD Centrair SNC-34 C Alliance 34031
F-COLE Glaser-Dirks DG-600 /18 6-15
F-COLI DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000 S 10-138
F-GIEA Piper PA-28 161 Cadet 2841106
F-GOVE Robin DR.400 120 Petit Prince 2307
F-HAYO Issoire APM-20 Lionceau 28
F-HAYO APM20 Pont sur Yonne 17-06-17
F-WPZQ Bensen B.8 MF 01
F-WPZQ B.8 Pont sur Yonne 17-06-17

Nobody about at Moret. One hangar was open so we read those from outside. Over at the gliding side they were just locking up for the night. We were allowed a quick look in one side of the hangar but as matey was already running late we didn't push our luck.

Moret-sur-Loing 17-06-17
D-ENNR Beech F33 A Bonanza CE-428
F-BODE Socata MS.892A Rallye Commodore 150 10658
F-BODE MS892 Moret-sur-Loing 17-06-17
F-CBPE Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2c 5
F-CGZX Rolladen-Schneider LS-8 A 8192
F-CHAN Schleicher ASK-21 21505
F-CHIA Schleicher ASK-21 21526
F-CHIL Schleicher ASK-21 21553
F-GFUO Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee 25-2141
F-GFXL Robin DR.400 160 Major 1761
F-GFXL Muret Sur Loinq 17-6-17
F-GGSN Robin DR.400 100 Cadet 1862
F-GHSJ Cessna P.210N Pressurized Centurion P210-00493
F-GICK American Aviation AG-5B Tiger 10111
F-GMXB Robin DR.400 120 Petit Prince 2212
F-PFIN Jodel D.112 1770
F-PUCE Dyn'Aero MCR-01 Banbi 36
F-PUCE Muret Sur Loinq 17-6-17

Last stop was Orly where we were overnighting. It was getting late so we agreed to leave it for the morning. Just one noted.

Orly 17-06-17
F-HPUJ Airbus A330-323E 1727 French Blue

Another day done. Sleep time.