Saturday, 8 April 2017

Lakenheath and Mildenhall Fighter Follies April 2017

The chance of seeing all 18 Mountain Home Eagles was too good an option to pass up. So, after a hastily arranged day off, Colin and John made an early start and headed off to Suffolk.

Upon arriving at Mildenhall the fog was too thick to see the field. Luckily over at Lakenheath it had already started to burn off. Result.

We took a walk to see the 12 that had arrived over the past two days before returning to wait on the arrival of the final six...and of Pogo who was enroute. Dazza had to wait until he finished work before dashing up.

Lakenheath 08-04-17

62AW "McChord"
99-0166 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III P-66

389FS/391FS / 366FW "Gunfighters"
87-0169/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1034
87-0170/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1035
87-0173/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1038
87-0183/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1048
87-0198/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1063
87-0204/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1069
88-1697/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1106
88-1707/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1116 - also marked 366FW
88-1707/MO F-15E Lakenheath 8-4-17
89-0506/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1153
90-0234/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1164
90-0240/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1172
90-0243/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1176
90-0250/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1185
90-0253/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1189
90-0253/MO F-15E Lakenheath 8-4-17
90-0255/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1193
91-0319/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1226
91-0323/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1230
91-0333/MO McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1240

Today's arrivals were 1707, 240, 319, 255, 1697, 183.

492FS/494FS / 48FW "Madhatters/Panthers"
91-0307/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1214
91-0307/LN F-15E Lakenheath 8-4-17
91-0309/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1216
91-0311/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1218 - also marked 48FW
91-0312/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1219
91-0313/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1220
91-0324/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1231
91-0327/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1234
91-0331/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1238
91-0332/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1239
91-0322/LN F-15E Lakenheath 8-4-17
91-0334/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1241
91-0605/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1248
92-0364/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1249
96-0202/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1335
96-0202/LN F-15E Lakenheath 8-4-17
96-0204/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1341
97-0219/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1357
97-0220/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1358
00-3000/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1366
00-3002/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1368

Today's departures were 605, 202, 332, 331, 307, 219. Air spares 312 and 327 both returned.

Mildenhall 08-04-17

60AMW "Travis"
83-0075 Douglas KC-10A Extender 48216
83-0076 Douglas KC-10A Extender 48217
83-0076 KC-10A Mildenhall 8-4-17
84-0187 Douglas KC-10A Extender 48226

305AMW "McGuire"
79-1711 Douglas KC-10A Extender 48203
79-1711 KC-10A Mildenhall 8-4-17
87-0120 Douglas KC-10A Extender 48306

171ARW "Pennsylvania"
58-0060 Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 17805

22ARW "McConnell"
60-0335 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18110
63-8002 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18619

72ARS / 434ARW "Grissom"
60-0322 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18097

314ARS / 940ARW Beale
60-0331 Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 18106
60-0331 KC-135R Mildenhall 8-4-17

38RS / 55WG "Offutt"
62-4139/OF Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint 18479

77ARS / 916ARW "First in Flight"
62-3577 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18560

351ARS / 100ARW
58-0118 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 17863
60-0324 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18099
61-0267 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18174
61-0299 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18206
61-0321 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18228
61-0321 KC-135R Mildenhall 8-4-17
62-3559 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18542

67SOS / 352SOG
11-5731 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5731
11-5733 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5733
11-5737 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5737
12-5757 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5757
12-5759 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5759
13-5778 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5778
13-5786 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5786

7SOS / 352SOG
08-0051 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey D1042
12-0064 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey D1045

Just as we were leaving Mildenhall the Dazcat turned up so another quick bash over to the 'Heath was called for. He'd missed the first 6 MOs by an hour! Still, he was happy to get 12, better than none. He was more frustrated one of his last LNs had departed earlier and that he'd missed Walkers...Pogo had cleared them out of burgers :-)

We didn't expect to be back in East Anglia so soon but news of some Hill AFB F-35As was an oppurtunity that was too good to be missed. As we were visiting Ma and Pa in Lincs an overnight stay and morning departure was in order. Colin, John and Chas were not to be disappointed.

Lakenheath 15-04-17

34FS / 388FW
13-5072/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-78 - also marked 388FW
13-5072 388FW F-35A Lakenheath 15-04-17
14-5094/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-95
14-5094 F-35A Lakenheath 15-04-17
14-5096/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-97
14-5096 F-35A Lakenheath 15-04-17
14-5097/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-98
14-5097 F-35A Lakenheath 15-04-17
14-5098/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-99
14-5098 F-35A Lakenheath 15-04-17
14-5102/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-103
14-5102 F-35A Lakenheath 15-04-17

Two others were due but went tech and stopped at Bangor.

Mildenhall had nothing to offer and Nay had to get to work so Buster and Chas headed off for some liners at LHR.

A few days later and news that the two remaining F-35s are due in. An after work dash is on the cards for LB and Nay. There should be a couple of Raptors at Mildenhall as well.

Lakenheath 19-04-17

34FS / 388FW
13-5081/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-87
13-5081 F-35A Lakenheath 19-04-17
14-5091/HL Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II AF-92
14-5091 F-35A Lakenheath 19-04-17

492FS/493FS/494FS / 48FW "Madhatters/Grim Reapers/Panthers"
86-0166/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle 1014
91-0334/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1241
97-0220/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1358
97-0220 F-15E Lakenheath 19-04-17
01-2000/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1371
01-2000 F-15 Lakenheath 19-04-17
01-2001/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1372
01-2003/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1374
01-2004/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1375

436AW "Dover"
85-0001 Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy 500-087

76AS / 86AW
90-0300 Gulfstream C-20H 1181

Nice to see the 48FW and a bit of night flying. It was more or less dark when we got to Mildenhall so no photos here.

Mildenhall 19-04-17

06-4118/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4118
06-4129/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4129

38RS / 55WG "Offutt"
64-14847/OF Boeing RC-135U Combat Sent 18787

165810/BH Lockheed KC-130J Hercules 5509

9SOS / 27SOW
14-5795 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5795

155AS / 165AW "Memphis"
00-0176 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III P-76

Well, the 48 hour layover for the Raptors we'd hoped for went out the window. Nothing else for it but another after work run up from Luton!

Mildenhall 20-04-17

07-4149/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4149
07-4150/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4150

91ARS / 6AMW "MacDill"
63-8033 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18650

132ARS / 101ARW "Maine"
59-1446 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 17934
62-3513 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18496

141ARS / 108ARW "New Jersey"
63-8040 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18657

171ARW "Pennsylvania"
58-0072 Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 17817

60-0355 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18130

165810/BH Lockheed KC-130J Hercules 5509

Some locals were flying enabling a couple of shots.

67SOS / 352SOG
11-5733 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5733
11-5733 MC-130J Mildenhall 20-04-17

7SOS / 352SOG
11-0057 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey D1036
11-0057 CV-22 Mildenhall 20-04-17

Lakenheath 20-04-17

60AMW "Travis"
06-6161 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III P-161

492FS/494FS / 48FW "Madhatters/Panthers"
91-0312/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1219
91-0334/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1241
97-0220/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1358
97-0222/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1360
01-2000/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1371
01-2000 F-15E Lakenheath 20-04-17
01-2001/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1372
01-2002/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1373
01-2003/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1374
01-2004/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1375

Rumours of the last two Raptors due in this afternoon meant it was worth another Saturday run up to Mildy for Colin and John. Alas, whilst there we heard they had been put back another 24 hours. Oh well, you win some you lose some. All part of the fun.

Mildenhall 22-04-17

38RS / 55WG "Offutt"
62-4139/OF Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint 18479
64-14847/OF Boeing RC-135U Combat Sent 18787

133ARS / 157ARW "New Hampshire"
57-1430 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 17501

153ARS / 186ARW "Mississippi"
57-1486 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 17557
57-1486 KC-135 Mildenhall 22-04-17
59-1453 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 17941

756ARS / 759ARW "Andrews"
62-3543 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18526
62-3543 KC-135 Mildenhall 22-04-17

07-4149/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4149
07-4150/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4150

62AW "McChord"
99-0059 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III P-59
99-0059 C-17 Mildenhall 22-04-17

305AMW "McGuire"
79-1947 Douglas KC-10A Extender 48207

436AW "Dover"
85-0004 Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy 500-090
85-0004 C-5M Mildenhall 22-04-17

Based noted:
58-0094 Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 17839
58-0094 KC-135 Mildenhall 22-04-17
61-0267 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18174
12-0063 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey D1044
11-5731 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5731
11-5733 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5733
11-5737 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5737
12-5759 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5759
13-5778 Lockheed MC-130J Commando II 5778

The following day the final two Raptors were making their way over from sandier climes. Nay had sneaked out from work early to get back in time to get up to Mildenhall for them.

However, half way home he'd heard they diverted into Sigonella and turned around. It wasn't until much later we'd both realised they did turn up without a tanker.

With Nay away in London it was a solo midnight run for Buster. Arriving at Mildenhall around 0030hrs!

Fortunately there were plenty of ramp lights on and the Raptors were easily seen.

Mildenhall 24-4-17

3 WG
(04-4074)/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4074
(06-4127)/AK Lockheed F-22A Raptor 4127

There was a KC-10 in as well, but not readable in the dark.

No plans for a trip up this weekend until our last SAC C-17 turned up. We'd seen two at Papa AB before so may as well complete the set. Mildenhall was very quiet being a Bank Holiday weekend.

Mildenhall 30-04-17

60AMW "Travis"
85-0033 Douglas KC-10A Extender 48238

756ARS / 759ARW "Andrews"
62-3543 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 18526

22ARW "McConnell"
57-1439 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 17510

Lakenheath 30-04-17

Strategic Airlift Capability "Papa"
01 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III SAC-1
01 and 03 C-17 Lakenheath 30-04-17
03 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III SAC-3

492FS/494FS / 48FW "Madhatters/Panthers"
91-0309/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1216
91-0313/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1220
91-0324/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1231
91-0329/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1236
91-0334/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1241
91-0335/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1242
91-0602/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1245
91-0604/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1247
96-0204/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1341
00-3002/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1368
00-3002 F-15 Lakenheath 30-04-17
01-2004/LN McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 1375

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mildenhall Oregon Run 26th March 2017

An early morning start for Darren, John and Colin saw us head up to Mildenhall for the Oregon Eagles.

The grapevine told us they would be departing by 1030am, however it would be 1400 local by the time they got themselves sorted.

As we'd heard there were a few technical difficulties with the flight we had time to kill. A good catch up with Mr Tanner and the lure of a Walkers Special soon passed the time.

Only six had departed at 2pm, the other two may have followed but we didn't wait around.

Mildenhall 26-3-17

132FS / 142FW "Redhawks" Oregon ANG
80-0024 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 668
80-0024 F-15C Mildenhall 26-3-17
82-0016 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 829
82-0016 F-15C Mildenhall 26-3-17
84-0002 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 910
84-0002 F-15C Mildenhall 26-3-17
84-0003 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 911
84-0005 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 913
84-0005 F-15C Mildenhall 26-3-17
84-0020 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 930
84-0020 F-15C Mildenhall 26-3-17
84-0021 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 931
84-0021 F-15C Mildenhall 26-3-17
84-0026 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Eagle 937

305AMW "McGuire"
79-0434 Douglas KC-10 A Extender 48201
79-0434 KC-10 Mildenhall 26-3-17
79-1947 Douglas KC-10 A Extender 48207
86-0036 Douglas KC-10 A Extender 48249
03-3126 McDonnell-Douglas C-17 A Globemaster III P-126

173ARS / 155ARW "Nebraska"
61-0276 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18183

91ARS / 6AMW "MacDill"
62-3573 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18556

336ARS / 452AMW "March"
64-14835 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18775

72ARS / 434ARW "Grissom"
60-0322 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18097

117ARS / 190ARW "Kansas"
57-1419 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 17490

38RS / 55WG "Offutt"
62-4138/OF Boeing RC-135 W Rivet Joint 18478

151ARS / 134ARW "Tennessee"
59-1517 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18005

64-14862/DM Lockheed EC-130 H Compass Call 4089

351ARS / 100ARW
58-0069 Boeing KC-135 T Stratotanker 17814
58-0094 Boeing KC-135 T Stratotanker 17839
59-1464 Boeing KC-135 T Stratotanker 17952
61-0267 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18174
61-0321 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18228
61-0321 KC-135 Mildenhall 26-3-17
62-3559 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18542
63-8884 Boeing KC-135 R Stratotanker 18732

67SOS / 352SOG
10-5714 Lockheed MC-130 J Commando II 5714
11-5731 Lockheed MC-130 J Commando II 5731
11-5733 Lockheed MC-130 J Commando II 5733
11-5733 MC-130J Mildenhall 26-3-17
11-5737 Lockheed MC-130 J Commando II 5737

7SOS / 352SOG
11-0057 Bell-Boeing CV-22 B Osprey D1036
12-0063 Bell-Boeing CV-22 B Osprey D1044

As Nay's camera was out of use he had an attempt at videoing the departures on his phone. I think he needs steadier hands...

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Miami Boat Show 15th - 22nd February 2017 Day 8

The last day arrived all too soon. We'd been warned the weather was due to turn today but it was still shorts weather this morning.

For a change I'll list the FLL log at the end as we were due to fly out of here this evening. Needless to say we spent a few hours here before having a Trump free look at PBI.

Before PBI though, we had to get our Rat On.

Boca Raton 22-02-17
C-GDNX Piper PA-39-160 39-117
N2BA Learjet 35 35-051
N21GD Cessna 560 560-5266
N43NR Learjet 60 60-043
N44EL Learjet 60 60-036
N52SM Hawker-Siddeley 125-1000A 259010
N59PA Raytheon 390 RB-175
N63AD Eclipse Aviation 500 000163
N65HU Learjet 60 60-228 Hop-a-Jet
N66BX Eclipse Aviation 500 000154
N86HD Dassault Falcon-2000LX 250
N97VC Beech 58P TJ-495
N101PV Dassault Falcon-2000EX 23 Executive Jet Management
N109SB Rockwell Sabreliner-75A 380-20
N112BJ Beech 400A RK-112
N173KR Learjet 60 60-099
N208SE Piper PA-23-250 27-4542
N232MC Bombardier 605 5954
N250RG Gulfstream G4 1003
N262DJ Eclipse Aviation 500 000262
N265DS Rockwell Sabreliner-65 465-45
N275RB Hawker-Siddeley 125-800SP 258096
N279EJ Eclipse Aviation 550 550-0279
N297PJ Gulfstream G4 1160
N303BC Hawker-Siddeley 125-800XP 258324 Executive Jet Management
N303WS Bombardier Challenger 300 20045
N325FL Embraer EMB-505 50500090 Flight Options
N325FL E505 Boca Raton 22-2-17
Hawker-Siddeley 125-900XP HA-0003
N375LT Gulfstream G3 375
N391DT Cessna 550/551 550-0620
N400J Gulfstream G450 4280
N431CS Cessna 525B 525B-0228
N440DS Beech 400A RK-8
N450EF Gulfstream G4-SP 1379
N450KK Gulfstream G4 1225
N451EF Extra 300L 1232
N469ES Cessna 560 560-0311
N501EX Cessna 208-B 208B-5010
N503PC Bombardier 604 5503
N508PC Bombardier 604 5558
N508SR Learjet 24-E 24-347
N541LB Eclipse Aviation 500 000041
N602TS Bombardier 601-3A 5002
N626CB Cessna 172-S 172S-10734
N626CS Cessna 680 680-0188
N627MZ Hawker-Siddeley 125-850XP 258531
N680KJ Cessna 680 680-0521
N710LS Evektor SportStar 2006-0710
N710R Learjet 45 45-359
N711SE Learjet 60 60-376
N712WG Eclipse Aviation 500 000180
N716WW Bombardier Challenger 300 20179
N720HW Cessna 680 680-0069
N767XJ Cessna 750 750-0067 XOJet
N774MC Learjet 45 45-032
N777HG Beech A36 E-777
N794XJ Cessna 750 750-0294 XOJet
N839DM Cessna 525B 525B-0248
N874VT Dassault Falcon-900B 161
N888LG Dassault Falcon-900C 201
N904TF Dassault Falcon-2000EX EASy 71
N909CP Cessna 172-S 172S-8909
N928GC Gulfstream G550 5239
N1897S Dassault Falcon-2000LX 239
N2031Q Cessna 177-RG 177RG-0431
N5630R Cessna 172-F 172-53249
N7815V Mooney M.20-C 2799
N8125E Cirrus Design SR-22 0671
N23868 Cessna 172-R 172-81273

Another pleasing visit to BCT, we scored a fair few Eclipse over the week here.

West Palm Beach 22-02-17
C-FGKZ Airbus A321-211 3401 Air Canada
C-FGKZ A321 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
C-GKOE Airbus A320-214 1874 Air Canada
N107US Airbus A320-214 1052 American Airlines
N108UW Airbus A320-214 1061 American Airlines
N112US Airbus A320-214 1134 American Airlines
N179JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000006 jetBlue Airways
N282WN Boeing 737-7H4 32534 Southwest Airlines
N282WN B737-700 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N307DX Airbus A321-211(SL) 7214 Delta Air Lines
N422YX Embraer Emb-175-200LR 17000387 American Eagle
N561JB Airbus A320-232 1927 jetBlue Airways
N569JB Airbus A320-232 2075 jetBlue Airways
N569JB A320 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N636JB Airbus A320-232 2755 jetBlue Airways
N768US Airbus A319-112 1389 American Airlines
N914DE Douglas MD88 49957 Delta Air Lines
N915DL Douglas MD88 49546 Delta Air Lines
N915DL MD88 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N926FR Airbus A319-111 2198 Frontier Airlines
N929DL Douglas MD88 49716 Delta Air Lines
N936AT Boeing 717-231 55058 Delta Air Lines
N944AN Boeing 737-823 29535 American Airlines
N947DL Douglas MD88 49878 Delta Air Lines
N8627B Boeing 737-8H4 36895 Southwest Airlines
N8627B B737-800 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N69813 Boeing 737-924(ER) 43531 United Airlines

Biz etc
C-GFCP Gulfstream G450 4047
C-GSJK Bombardier Challenger 300 20433 Chartright Air
C-GSQC Hawker-Siddeley 125-700A 257179
HK-5068 Dassault Falcon-2000S 720
LV-CEG Gulfstream G3 472
N1DG Bombardier Global 5000-BD-700-1A11 9156
N5FF Cessna 750 750-0236
N7KV Gulfstream G450 4117
N10TV Bell Helicopters 206-L-3 51399
N16JN Gulfstream G4-SP 1292
N20ZA Honda HA-420 42000027
N20ZA Honda Jet West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N28VM Beech 400XP RK-389
N29LT Eurocopter EC120-B 1418
N39FE Bombardier Challenger 300 20412 Federal Express
N41BB Piper PA-60-600 60-0745-8061228
N57HC Cessna 525C 525C-0211
N57ST Eurocopter EC.155-B 6615
N60RA Beech 200T BT-7
N72LN Gulfstream G450 4144
N76RL Piper PA-32-300 32-7540024
N83EM Cessna 510 510-0026
N94AJ Cessna 500/501 500-0024
N101QS Bombardier Global 5000-BD-700-1A11 9483 NetJets
N111 Gulfstream G550 5506
N137BB Bombardier Global Express-BD-700-1A10 9181
N139SL Piaggio P-180 1104 Avantair
N147FM Raytheon 390 RB-147
N160SB Bombardier Challenger 300 20293
N212QS Bombardier 650 6066 NetJets
N225RP Hawker-Siddeley 125-800XP 258311
N227RH Gulfstream G450 4108
N259FG IAI G280 2015
N290QS Dassault Falcon-2000 190 NetJets
N298R Agusta A-109-E 11618
N306TT Gulfstream G4 1148
N317ML Dassault Falcon-2000 131
N317PC Beech 400XP RK-357
N317PC BJ400 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N345KC Gulfstream G550 5036
N375QS Cessna 680 680-0230 NetJets
N400AA Gulfstream G3 362
N400AA G3 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N401QS Gulfstream G4-SP 1408 NetJets
N414DH Bombardier Challenger 350 20516
N414FW Cessna 525A 525A-0081
N426GA Bombardier Global 6000-BD-700-1A10 9744
N426GA BD700 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N438FX Learjet 45 45-333 Flexjet LLC
N440ML Cessna 560 560-5323
N459MB Cessna 560 560-0438
N465TM Beech 400XP RK-554
N469BT Gulfstream G3 432
N483CM Gulfstream G450 4116
N502KA Gulfstream G5 502
N513QS Cessna 680-A 680A-0046 NetJets
N526EE Gulfstream G4-SP 1304
N534FX Bombardier Challenger 300 20161 Flexjet LLC
N538FX Bombardier Challenger 300 20201 Flexjet LLC
N550SN Gulfstream G550 5195 Executive Jet Management
N550XJ Bombardier Challenger 300 20323 XOJet
N550XJ CL300 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N566KB Cessna 560 560-0325
N568AE Eurocopter AS.350-B3 7647
N576LC Dassault Falcon-50 243
N604JJ Bombardier 604 5635
N604KJ Bombardier 604 5554
N605KB Bombardier 605 5701
N610DP IAI G280 2104
N612JC Learjet 60 60-160
N654QS Cessna 560 560-5611 NetJets
N654QS CE560 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N660QS Cessna 560 560-5647 NetJets
N682QS Cessna 560 560-5654 NetJets
N691QS Cessna 560 560-5290 NetJets
N702TR Gulfstream G450 4259
N718MV Cessna 525C 525C-0041
N723CC Learjet 55 55-036
N760CC Embraer Emb-190-100ECJ 19000656
N774XJ Cessna 750 750-0274 XOJet
N775QS Bombardier Challenger 350 20557 NetJets
N780XJ Cessna 750 750-0280 XOJet
N780XJ CE750 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N789BA Hawker-Siddeley 125-700A 257168
N793AA Cessna 500/501 501-0106
N795HG Cessna 750 750-0308
N799MJ Cessna 680 680-0205
N799PS BAC Strikemaster-Mk.80A EEP/JP/3688
N808GG Cessna 750 750-0033
N810QS Cessna 560 560-0625 NetJets
N818BA Gulfstream G4 1017
N899TM Hawker-Siddeley 125-800XP 258452
N905LP Gulfstream G4-SP 1321
N911PB Sikorsky S-76-C 760503
N957DP Bombardier 601 3010
N957DP CL601 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N987CE Hawker-Siddeley 125-800XP 258557
N987CE H125 West Palm Beach 22-2-17
N2248R Cessna T.210-J T210-0398
XA-UJP Cessna 680 680-0186

Whilst sitting in the viewing area here the heavens opened. All inbound and outbound traffic was stopped so it was decided to take a slow drive back down towards FLL once it looked like there was a gap in the clouds. Another quick stop at the Uni side of BCT to let the rain ease a bit, those extras included in the earlier log. By the time we got back to FLL at 1700ish the sun was back in play.

Fort Lauderdale 22-02-17
N198JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000021
N198JB E190 Fort Lauderdale 22-2-17
N279JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000090
N309JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000289
N318JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000364
N337JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000473
N339JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000490
N346JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000504
N353JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000576
N353JB E190 Fort Lauderdale 22-2-17
N354JB Embraer Emb-190-100IGW 19000601
N508JL Airbus A320-232 1257
N558JB Airbus A320-232 1915
N579JB Airbus A320-232 2132
N587JB Airbus A320-232 2177
N595JB Airbus A320-232 2286
N598JB Airbus A320-232 2314
N632JB Airbus A320-232 2647
N636JB Airbus A320-232 2755
N651JB Airbus A320-232 2992
N659JB Airbus A320-232 3190
N663JB Airbus A320-232 3287
N746JB Airbus A320-232 3622
N766JB Airbus A320-232 3724
N779JB Airbus A320-232 3811
N784JB Airbus A320-232 4578
N789JB Airbus A320-232 4612
N954JB Airbus A321-231(SL) 6725
N959JB Airbus A321-231(SL) 6903

N399WN Boeing 737-3H4 27693
N421LV Boeing 737-7H4 32452
N431WN Boeing 737-7H4 29845
N465WN Boeing 737-7H4 33829
N467WN Boeing 737-7H4 33830
N628SW Boeing 737-3H4 27703
N956WN Boeing 737-7H4 36672
N7701B Boeing 737-76N 32681
N7724A Boeing 737-7BD 36725
N7733B Boeing 737-76N 32678
N7824A Boeing 737-7BK 30617
N7845A Boeing 737-71B 29366
N8311Q Boeing 737-8H4 38808
N8315C Boeing 737-8H4 38811
N8327A Boeing 737-8H4 37009
N8603F Boeing 737-8H4 38875
N8660A Boeing 737-8H4 36654
N8674B Boeing 737-8H4 36734
N8677A Boeing 737-8H4 36650
N8682B Boeing 737-8H4 36651
N8690A Boeing 737-8H4 36916
N8691A Boeing 737-8H4 36945

N512NK Airbus A319-132 2673
N519NK Airbus A319-132 2723
N523NK Airbus A319-132 2898
N524NK Airbus A319-132 2929
N525NK Airbus A319-132 2942
N527NK Airbus A319-132 2978
N628NK Airbus A320-232(SL) 6193
N659NK Airbus A321-231(SL) 6770
N662NK Airbus A321-231(SL) 6897
N668NK Airbus A321-231(SL) 7135
N669NK Airbus A321-231(SL) 7296
N671NK Airbus A321-231(SL) 7246
N673NK Airbus A321-231(SL) 7395

Other liners
9Y-JME Boeing 737-86J 32919 Caribbean Airlines
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21H(LR) 35582 Emirates Airlines
C-FLWJ Boeing 737-7CT 38096 Westjet
C-FMWP Boeing 767-333ER 25583 Air Canada rouge
C-GARJ Airbus A319-114 0752 Air Canada rouge
C-GHLV Boeing 767-333ER 30852 Air Canada rouge
C-GTQB Boeing 737-8Q8 30696 Air Transat
CS-TFZ Airbus A330-243 1008 Hi-Fly
HC-COC Airbus A320-232 1368 TAME
LN-LNG Boeing 787-8 35314 Norwegian Long Haul AS
LN-LNL Boeing 787-9 37931 Norwegian Long Haul AS
N153UW Airbus A321-211 5594 American Airlines
N177US Airbus A321-211 1517 American Airlines
N216NV Airbus A320-214 1318 Allegiant Air
N218NV Airbus A320-214 1229 Allegiant Air
N221NV Airbus A320-214 1288 Allegiant Air
N284VA Airbus A320-214(SL) 6835 Virgin America
N305DN Airbus A321-211(SL) 7149 Delta Air Lines
N305NV Airbus A319 111 2398 Allegiant Air
N305NV A319 Fort Lauderdale 22-2-17
N307DX Airbus A321-211(SL) 7214 Delta Air Lines
N310GB Beech C-45H AF-856 GB Airlink
N313DN Airbus A321-211(SL) 7381 Delta Air Lines
N321FE Douglas DC-10-30F 47836 Federal Express
N328AG SAAB 340-B 428 Silver Airways
N344AG SAAB 340-B 444 Silver Airways
N347AG SAAB 340-B 447 Silver Airways
N362AG SAAB 340-B 438 Silver Airways
N363VA Airbus A320-214(SL) 7063 Virgin America
N368FE Douglas MD-10-10F 46606 Federal Express
N385FE Douglas MD-10-10F 46619 Federal Express
N412XJ SAAB 340-B 412 Silver Airways
N417XJ SAAB 340-B 417 Silver Airways
N430UP Boeing 757-24APF 25461 United Parcel Service Company
N435XJ SAAB 340-B 435 Silver Airways
N442XJ SAAB 340-B 442 Silver Airways
N469UA Airbus A320-232 1409 United Airlines
N480UA Airbus A320-232 1555 United Airlines
N481BC SAAB 340-B 274 IBC Airways
N553NW Boeing 757-251 26500 Delta Air Lines
N554NW Boeing 757-251 26501 Delta Air Lines
N631VA Airbus A320-214 3135 Virgin America
N637VA Airbus A320-214 3465 Virgin America
N752US Airbus A319 112 1319 American Airlines
N752US A319 Fort Lauderdale 22-2-17
N824NN Boeing 737-823 30916 American Airlines
N825DN Boeing 737-932(ER) 31936 Delta Air Lines
N827AW Airbus A319-132 1547 American Airlines
N831AW Airbus A319-132 1576 American Airlines
N845DN Boeing 737-932(ER) 31956 Delta Air Lines
N853FE Cessna 208-B 208B-0170 Federal Express
N869FE Cessna 208-B 208B-0195 Federal Express
N887FE Cessna 208-B 208B-0216 Federal Express
N923US Airbus A321-231 6543 American Airlines
N925AE Embraer ERJ-145-LR 14500908 American Eagle
N927NN Boeing 737-823 31171 American Airlines
N932NN Boeing 737-823 33488 American Airlines
N937AN Boeing 737-823 30082 American Airlines
N944DL Douglas MD88 49817 Delta Air Lines
N949FR Airbus A319-112 2857 Frontier Airlines
N975DL Douglas MD88 53243 Delta Air Lines
N3767 Boeing 737-832 30821 Delta Air Lines
N16732 Boeing 737-724 28948 United Airlines
N61881 Boeing 737-924(ER) 42200 United Airlines
N62894 Boeing 737-924(ER) 42198 United Airlines
N62895 Boeing 737-924(ER) 62769 United Airlines
N69806 Boeing 737-924(ER) 42742 United Airlines
N77430 Boeing 737-924(ER) 37098 United Airlines
PR-AIV Airbus A330-243 532 Azul Linhas Aereas
PR-AIZ Airbus A330-243 527 Azul Linhas Aereas
PR-AIZ A330 Azul Fort Lauderdale 22-02-17

Biz etc
C-FWTF Embraer EMB-505 50500369 Flightpath Charter Airways
C-GOHB Dassault Falcon 2000LX 232
C-GOHB F2000LX Fort Lauderdale 22-2-17
HI-955 Cessna 560 560-5521
N5MV Dassault Falcon-900EX EASy 221
N5SJ Socata TBM900 1099
N6UB Cessna 525 525-0127
N20WK Dassault Falcon-20F 310
N28AP Cessna 414A 414A-0204
N28PH Dassault Falcon-50 194
N33NJ Learjet 45 45-148
N44UF Beech 200 BB-36
N47EG Dassault Falcon-900EX EASy 154
N49GN Beech B90 LJ-381
N95VS Learjet 45 45-082
N95VS LJ45 Fort Lauderdale 22-2-17
N77WM Beech C90A LJ-1133
N97NP Bombardier 605 5905
N99GK Learjet 40 45-2008
N100LK Beech F33-A CE-686
N106GT Cessna 172-N 172-70199
N113T Piper PA-46-500TP 4697312
N155WH Eurocopter EC.155-B 6563
N200JW Dassault Falcon-2000 128
N214RW Bombardier Challenger 300 20308
N219QS Bombardier 650 6062 NetJets
N221QS Dassault Falcon-2000EX EASy 54 NetJets
N234DP Bombardier Challenger 300 20040
N267BB Cessna 550/551 550-0067
N287RA Beech B200 BB-1281
N312QS Embraer EMB-505 50500153 NetJets
N322HA Cessna 402C 402C-0418
N339TA Cessna 208-B 208B-5179
N366TA Cessna 208 208-00249
N377TA Cessna 208-B 208B-5123
N377TA CE208 Fort Lauderdale 22-2-17
N384TA Cessna 208-B 208B-5300
N392QS Embraer EMB-505 50500349 NetJets
N420CT Beech 400XP RK-517
N459MB Cessna 560 560-0438
N483VL Learjet 60 60-355
N485FW Dassault Falcon-20F-5 485
N488AM Hawker-Siddeley 125-800XP 258648
N499GS Learjet 40 45-2014
N500VJ Bombardier Global 5000-BD-700-1A11 9552 VistaJet
N511BP Cessna 525 525-0332
N522FX Bombardier Challenger 300 20064 Flexjet LLC
N548AJ Cessna 525C 525C-0036
N549XJ Bombardier Challenger 300 20322 XOJet
N550PR Gulfstream G550 5330
N557ST Bell Helicopters 430 49091
N606PS Gulfstream G4-SP 1477
N610TM Bombardier 604 5377
N650JL Cessna 650 650-7101
N690PC Aero Commander Turbo Commander-690A 11341
N694JL Beech G58 TH-2160
N708SP Learjet 45 45-014
N717NC Pilatus PC-12--47 717
N724HS Pilatus PC-12--47E 1527
N731GA Learjet 31 31-024
N750AB Socata TBM700-A 4
N757M Hawker-Siddeley 125-800A 258101
N763JA Cessna 680-A 680A-0024
N769QS Bombardier Challenger 350 20539 NetJets
N808AK Learjet 45 45-312
N814QS Cessna 560 560-0776 NetJets
N818TH Bombardier 604 5315
N826QS Cessna 560 560-0782 NetJets
N848LG Aero Commander Turbo Commander-690C 11641
N868MJ Cessna 680-A 680A-0022
N874AF Pilatus PC-12--47 874
N877AF Pilatus PC-12--47 877
N888RP Cessna 560 560-5152
N906BP Bombardier Challenger 300 20338
N948QS Cessna 750 750-0149 NetJets
N4000K Cessna 560 560-5081
N8587H Embraer ERJ-135-BJ 14501175
P4-RYY Embraer ERJ-135-BJ 14500941
PR-CSE Dassault Falcon 7X 55
PR-FRE Socata TBM900 1034
XA-KVD Hawker-Siddeley 125-800B 258240
XA-TUB Embraer EMB-550 55000018
YV3130 IAI Galaxy 033
YV3140 IAI Westwind-1124 429
YV3253 IAI Galaxy 039

After dropping the car off and getting airside there was little to do but eat in Jack Nicklaus' restaurant. The food was decent enough but the beer was overpriced at $10 a pint. The service was terribly slow so I'd advise you eat before you go airside at FLL.

Our flight DY7046 was set for a 2200 departure. We knew weeks in advance we were going to be on a Hi-Fly 330, Norwegian told us so. However, nobody seems to have told the caterers as by the time they got themselves sorted, and we boarded, it was tomorrow. 

After 8 hours on probably the most uncomfortable flight I've had we were back at Gatwick.

Good old Dazza was waiting to pick us up after finishing his shift and confirmed there was nothing in LGW to trouble the logbook. So homeward bound it was.

All in all an excellent weeks spotting, approximately 450 biz frames for LB and Nay, Pogo made everything he laid his eyes on :-)

Til next time Florida...