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Saturday, January 31, 2009

EVENTS for 31st January

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LOG's for 31st January

1975 Rhoose
G-ATMJ HS748 CAA Flying Unit Isle of Man - Stanstead
XP825 Beaver AL.1 Army Air Corps Netheravon - Halfpenny Green
Log credit Mikeyf

1977 Rhoose
G-ARAY Avro 748 1A/200 Dan-Air c/n 1535
G-AVIC Reims-Cessna F.172H Private c/n 0320
G-AXFE Beech B90 King Air Private (based) c/n LJ-481
G-AXVG Avro 748 1A/226 Dan-Air c/n 1589
G-AYBO Piper PA-23 250 Aztec D Private c/n 27-4510
G-AZAV Cessna 337F Super Skymaster Private c/n 337-01388
G-AZVE American Aviation AA-5 Traveler Private c/n 0074
G-BCIP Piper PA-39 160 Twin Comanche Private c/n 39-93
G-BEBA Avro 748 2A/223 Dan-Air c/n 1613
PH-SAT Beech 200 King Air Private c/n BB-197
XV733/- vip Wessex HCC.4 Queens Flight/Benson
Log credit Julian Griffith-Jones

1979 Rhoose
F-BUUH Piper PA-28 Cherokee 180 Private c/n 28-7405006
G-BWAL Piper PA-31 350 Navajo Chieftain Air Wales c/n 31-7652093
G-CELT Embraer Emb-110 Bandeirante P2 Air Wales c/n 110161
Log credit IanG

1979 OTT
OO-SGB Boeing 747-129SCD Sabena c/n 2042
Log credit IanG

1982 Rhoose
G-DOVE Cessna 182Q Skylane [FV]
G-AOYJ Viscount V.806 BAF/Air Algerie Lease arrive from Algiers
Log credit Mikeyf

1985 St Athan
XL191/- hemp Victor K.2 St Athan MU-Ex Marham
Log credit IanG

1986 Rhoose
EC-DXV Boeing 737 2L9 Hispania c/n 22407
Log credit IanG

1994 St Athan
ZA457/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-no marks
ZE157/AB a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-56[R]Sqdn marks (departed to Coningsby)
Log credit IanG

1996 St Athan
84+82/- olive CH-53G Jolly Green Giant MHFTR-15/Rheine-Bentlage, Germany c/s "Game 224" (to/from Castle Martin)
MM7209/36-13 (ZE835)a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-36 Stormo marks (Pre AMI delivery)
XX160/- gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest)
XX483/CU-562 white/blue Jetstream T.2 750Sqdn/Culdrose c/s "Navy 805"
ZA356/- grey Tornado GR.1T St Athan MU-no marks
ZE164/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks
ZE201/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks
ZE207/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks
Log credit IanG

2002 St Athan
XZ375/ER green/grey camo Jaguar GR.1A St Athan MU-store (tugged from storage to hangar 78/BDRT 11:10)
ZA150/- primer VC-10 K.3 St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (outside hangar 10:05)
ZD468/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (to 2ERP 10:45)
ZD579/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest 11:40 and landed 12:30)
ZE206/UI as grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-25Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (went tech)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
XX158/158 gloss blak Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 97" (departed to Valley 11:50)
XX250/250 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
ZE294/YX a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks (on main 10:45 to hangar 12:00)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 OTT
58-0020/- (-)dg grey KC-135R Stratotanker 146thARS/171stARW/PA ANG/Pittsburgh IAP, PA c/s "Reach 021Y" (UG1 EB 12:30)
Log credit IanG

2005 Rhoose
G-BYAS Boeing 757 204 ThomsonFly c/n 27238
VP-CCG BAC 1-11 Private c/n 081
ZJ207/- olive Apache AH.1 673Sqdn/Middle Wallop c/s "Eclipse"
ZJ218/- olive Apache AH.1 673Sqdn/Middle Wallop c/s "Eclipse"
Log credit IanG

2005 St Athan
XX201/- gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 44" (landed 12:58)
XX203/203 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "Thunder" (landed 12:45)
XX303/303 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "Thunder" (landed 12:45)
ZE201/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks

ZH209/- red/white Vigilant T.1 634VGS/St Athan
Log credit IanG & Bill Hodges

Friday, January 30, 2009

EVENTS for 30th January

On 30th January 1985 Hawk T.1 XX279 of 63 Sqn 2 TWU crashed into Swansea Bay due to loss of control. The pilot ejected, but was killed.

LOG's for 30th January

1977 Rhoose
G-BBVH Vickers Viscount 807 Gibair c/n 281
Log credit Julian Griffith-Jones

1980 Rhoose
F-BVTC Piper PA-31 f Le Havre t Birmingham and return
G-OMET Beech C.90 King Air c/n LJ-514 [FV]
G-BAEF Boeing 727 op by Dan Air service to Malta
G-BAJW Boeing 727 op by Dan Air service to Spain
Log credit MikeyF

1984 Rhoose
G-BGJB Piper PA-44 Seminole
Log credit Mikeyf

1985 Rhoose
G-BNZB Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II Private c/n 28791621
HB-VDE Dassault Falcon 10 Private c/n 7
Log credit MikeyF & IanG

1985 St Athan
XL164/- green/grey camo Victor K.2 St Athan MU-55Sqdn marks
XL164 St Athan 1 300185

(IanG)
XT287/- green/grey camo Buccaneer S.2B St Athan MU-no marks (MU departureEx store
XV485/- a/s grey Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU-no marks
XV782/- green/grey camo Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU-no marks
XV790/- green/grey camo Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU-no marks
GR.3 XV790 St Athan 300185

(IanG)
XZ493/- grey Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU-no marks
FRS.1 XZ493 St Athan 300185

(IanG)
ZA365/14 green/grey cao Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-27Sqdn marks
ZD717/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-no marks
Log credit IanG

1986 St Athan
XM414/101 red/white Jet Provost T.3A 7FTS/Church Fenton
XT911/T a/s grey Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU-92Sqdn marks (engine runs)
ZD611/- dark grey Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU-no marks
Log credit IanG

1996 St Athan
XX729/EL grey Jaguar GR.1 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest)
ZA175/- light grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks
ZE164/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks
ZE207/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks
ZG512/83 grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest)
Log credit IanG

2002 St Athan
XX176/176 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX250/250 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX256/256 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX722/- green/grey camo Jaguar GR.1 St Athan MU-store (to BDRT 14:40)
XZ174/- green/grey camo Lynx AH.7 AAC/- c/s "Joker Section" (landed 12:45)
XZ611/- green/grey camo Lynx AH.7 AAC/- c/s "Joker 1" (landed 12:45)
XZ669/- green/grey camo Lynx AH.7 AAC/- c/s "Joker 2" (landed 12:45)
XZ678/- green/grey camo Lynx AH.7 AAC/- c/s "Joker Section" (landed 12:45)
ZA473/- grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-no marks (to hangar 11:15)
ZD464/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (hangar to 2ERP 10:30 & airtest as "STN 02" 12:10)
ZD468/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (flies 13:10)
ZD579/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest 11:55 & 15:47)
ZG792/- grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-617Sqdn marks c/s "STN 04" (landed 13:00/MU arrival)
ZG923/- green/grey camo Lynx AH.7 AAC/- c/s "Joker Section" (landed 12:45)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 Rhoose
F-GTJF Dassault Falcon 50 Private c/n 246
Log credit RichT

2004 St Athan
XV109/- white/grey VC-10 K.3 St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (to SRV 10:15 and flies 12:20)
XX329/329 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 95" (landed 11:15)
XX346/346 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 68" (landed 10:35)
XZ103/FP grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 10:15)
ZE204/US a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-11Sqdn marks (on metro 12:05)
G-HTRL PA-34 220T Seneca III Air Medical c/s "Airmed 075" (landed 11:30 and departs 12:10)
Log credit Bill Hodges

Thursday, January 29, 2009

EVENTS for 29th January

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LOG's for 29th January

1977 Rhoose
G-AMCA Douglas DC-3 c/n 16218/32966
G-AVAR Reims-Cessna F.150G Private c/n 0122
G-AVIL Alon Aircoupe A-2 Private c/n A-5
G-AYNB Piper PA-31 310 Navajo Private (overfly) c/n31-688
G-AYFA Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC.1 Private c/n 538
G-AYSG Reims-Cessna F.172K Private c/n 0758
G-AZBW Piper PA-39 160 Twin Comanche C/R Private c/n 39-114
G-BBUV De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B Dan-Air c/n 6451
G-BCGI Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee Private c/n 28-7425283
G-BDIF De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C Dan-Air c/n 6463
PH-SAT Beech 200 King Air Private c/n BB-197
Log credit IanG

1993 St Athan
XX117/06 green/grey camo Jaguar GR.1A St Athan MU-16[R]Sqdn/226OCU marks
XX974/GH green/grey camo Jaguar GR.1A St Athan MU-54Sqdn marks
ZA393/AJ-T sand Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-Ex 617Sqdn/Marham c/s "STN 02" (MU arrival -Ex "Operation Jural", landed with a problem and took the wire)
ZB615/- raspberry ripple Jaguar T.2 St Athan MU-Ex Farnborough
Log credit IanG

1996 St Athan
MM7209/36-13 (ZE835) a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-36 Stormo marks (Pre AMI delivery)
XX167/- gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks
XX196/DB barley grey Hawk T.1A 208[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 536/38"
XX349/TL gloss black Hawk T.1 74[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
XX842/- green/grey camo Jaguar T.2A St Athan MU-no marks (up on jacks)
ZA175/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks
ZA356/- grey Tornado GR.1T St Athan MU-no marks
ZE167/HX a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-111Sqdn marks
ZE207/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest)
ZE253/- a/s grey Tornado F.3T St Athan MU-no marks
Log credit IanG

2001 St Athan
XX198/198 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
XX218/218 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
XX258/258 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
ZA297/(Y)C arctic camo Sea King HC.4 845Sqdn/Yeovilton (Sennybridge/fuel diversion)
ZA607/AB grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-9Sqdn marks
ZD478/VX olive Sea King HC.4 846Sqdn/Yeovilton c/s "Navy Victor Formation" (Sennybridge/fuel diversion)
ZE258/AQ a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-56[R]Sqdn marks
ZH822/VN olive Sea King HC.4 846Sqdn/Yeovilton c/s "Navy Victor Formation" (Sennybridge/fuel diversion)
Log credit IanG

2002 St Athan
XX191/191 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 694" (NRV 09:20 and flies to the range 09:50)
XX306/- gloss red Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-Red Arrows marks (to hangar 12:05)
ZD464/- Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (hangar to 2ERP 11:45 & flies as "STN 02" 12:20, lands 13:15)
ZE206/UI a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-25Sqdn marks (compass bay 09:20)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
ZA469/TM grey ? Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-15[R]Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 13.25, MU arrival)
ZD254/- grey Lynx HAS.3S -/Unit ? c/s "Navy 635" (landed 12:05 for fuel, departed 12:20)
ZE839/XK a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-11Sqdn marks c/s "STN 03" (landed 12:30, MU arrival)
G-BOIZ PA-34 200T Seneca II Private c/s "Clifton 3" (departed 10:55)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2004 St Athan
ZH554/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks (on metro 11:00)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 Rhoose
G-WVIP Beech B200 King Air Capital Aviation c/n BB-625
Log credit IanG

2005 OTT
N250UP McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F United Parcel Service (UR37 EB 15:45)
Log credit IanG

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

St Athan Air Show 14/09/1968

I have received a very welcome log from Peter Philips

KN452 Dakota 4
TG517 Hastings T.5
WJ915 Varsity T.1
WV751 Pembroke C.1
XJ639/B Hunter F.6A
XK624 Vampire T.11
XL993 Twin Pioneer CC.1
XP360 Whirlwind HAR.10
XP921 Sea Vixen FAW.2
XR240 Auster AOP.9
XS493 Wessex HU.5
XS733 Dominie T.1
191904+6 Me163B-1A
701152/NT+SL He111H-23
2883/RI+JK Ju87-3/Trop
MM5701 CR42
St Athan 68

KN452, TG517, XL993 & XK624 - Pic credit Peter Phillips

EVENTS for 28th January

On 28th January 1942 Anson I AX257 of 32 MU overshot on landing at RAF St.Athan and hit a fuel bowser and wall.

On the same day, Master III W8505 of 1 FTS hit trees and crashed 1 mile west of RAF Stormy Down after its engine cut on take-off.

LOG's for 28th January

1989 OTT
C-GAWH Hawker 800A Private c/n 258087
Log credit IanG

1993 St Athan
XS710/O red/white Dominie T.1 St Athan MU-6FTS marks
XX184/- red/white Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-hack c/s "STN 04"
XX220/- barley grey Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-234Sqdn marks
XX313/313 red/white Hawk T.1A 7FTS/Chivenor c/s "CHV 32" (overshoot)
XX349/- barley grey Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks
ZA325/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1T St Athan MU-no marks (ening runs)
ZA611/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 617Sqdn/Marham c/s "STN 02" (MU arrival-Ex Warton rebuild)
ZB615/- raspberry ripple Jaguar T.2 IAM/Farnborough c/s "STN 01" (MU arrival) Log credit IanG

1997 St Athan
MM7225/53-02 (ZE252)a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-53 Stormo marks (Pre AMI delivery)
WT538/- green/grey camo Canberra PR.7 St Athan MU-CTTS/4SoTT-no marks (nose only/Picketston)
XM419/- (8990M)red/white Jet Provost T.3A St Athan MU-CTTS/4SoTT
XW404/- (9049M)red/white Jet Provost T.5A St Athan MU-CTTS/4SoTT
XX823/Z grey Jaguar T.2 St Athan MU-Ex 16[R]Sqdn marks
XX830/- raspberry ripple Jaguar T.2 St Athan MU-Ex ETPS marks
XX839/GW (9256N)green/grey camo Jaguar T.2 St Athan MU-CTTS/4SoTT-Ex 54Sqdn marks
XZ364/GJ grey Jaguar GR.1A St Athan MU-54Sqdn marks
XZ375/GR (9255M)grey Jaguar GR.1B St Athan MU-CTTS/4SoTT-no marks
ZA590/590 green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-TWCU/45Sqdn marks
ZA592/B green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-617Sqdn marks
ZA596/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-store/no marks
ZA611/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-617Sqdn marks c/s "STN 03" (airtest)
ZD711/- grey Tornado GR.1T St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest)
ZD842/CY green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-17Sqdn marks
ZG728/CI a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-5Sqdn marks
Log credit IanG

1997 OTT
62-3519/- (-)dg grey KC-135R Stratotanker 319thARW/Grand Forks AFB, KS c/s "Reach 3519" (UG1 WB 13:30)
66-0185/- (-)dg grey C-141B Starlifter 183rdAS/172ndAW/MS ANG/Jackson, MS c/s "Airevac 0185 Heavy" (UG1 WB 15:40)
Log credit IanG

2003 St Athan
MM55057/36-03 a/s grey Tornado ADV 36 Stormo/Gioa Del Colle, Italy c/s "India 7210" (landed 10:05)
G-FILE PA-34 200T Seneca II (departed to Bristol 13:00)
G-ISSY Eurocopter EC120B Private c/s "Omega 25" (landed 13:00 and departed 13:10 as "Omega 42")
Log credit Bill Hodges

2004 Rhoose
VP-CTJ Cessna 550 Citation II Private c/n 550-0073
Log credit Colin Cole

2004 St Athan
XV109/- white/grey VC-10 C.1K St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton c/s "Ascot 868" (on SRV 09:48 and flies 10:20)
XX158/158 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley (landed 09:55)
XX162/162 gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks (on metro 15:20)
XX239/239 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "Thunder 1" (landed 10:25)
XX322/322 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley (overshoot 09:55)
XZ103/FP grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest/landed 10:20)
ZA147/- grey VC-10 K.3 St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (at UAS 09:48)
ZH554/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-AWC marks (on metro 09:48)
Log credit Bill Hodges

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

EVENTS for 27th January

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LOG's for 27th January

1977 Rhoose
HB-VDM Cessna 500 Citation 1 Private c/n 500-0126
Log credit Julian Griffith-Jones

1979 Rhoose
G-AOJE Viscount 802 British Airways c/n 154
G-ASLH Cessna 182F Private c/n 182-54905
G-ATZO Beagle B.206C Srs.1 Private c/n B044
G-AWUT Reims-Cessna F.150J Private c/n 0405
G-AYII Piper PA-28 Cherokee R-200 Private c/n 28R-35736
G-BAHN Beech 58 Baron Private c/n TH-293
G-BASO Lake LA-4 Buccaneer 180 Private c/n 358
IanG
G-BFDR Beech B60 Duke private c/n P-399
G-BRFG Cessna 340A Private c/n 340A-0012
G-BWAL Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain Air Wales c/n 31-7652093
IanG
G-CELT Embraer Emb-110 Bandeirante P2 Air Wales c/n 110161
G-FBWH Piper PA-28 Cherokee Arrow R-180 Private c/n 28R-30368
Log credit IanG

1993 St Athan
XX766/- green/grey camo Jaguar GR.1A St Athan MU-no marks
XX842/EW green/grey camo Jaguar T.2A St Athan MU-6Sqdn marks
ZA325/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1T St Athan MU-no marks
ZA551/TS green/grey camo Tornado GR.1T 15[R]Sqdn/Honington
Log credit IanG

1997 St Athan
XX199/TG gloss black Hawk T.1A 74[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "Bobcat 1"
XX230/- gloss black Hawk T.1A 74[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
XX246/- gloss black Hawk T.1A 208[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 078"
XX339/TV gloss black Hawk T.1A 74[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
XX350/TC barley grey Hawk T.1A 74[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 075"
XX833/- grey Jaguar T.2A DTEO/FWTS/Boscombe Down c/s "Gauntlet 12"
XZ106/- grey Jaguar GR.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "Gauntlet 12" (airtest)
XZ589/- yellow Sea King HAR.3 202Sqdn/- c/s "SRG 170"
ZA559/F special Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-15[R]Sqdn marks c/s "STN 04" (MU arrival - carried 80th Anniversary marks)
ZA449/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-store
ZA550/- matt black Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-store
ZA592/B green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-617Sqdn marks
ZA609/J green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-617Sqdn marks
ZE116/O grey Tornado GR.1A St Athan MU-2Sqdn marks
Log credit IanG

2000 Rhoose
RA-82074 Antonov An-124 100 VDA c/n 9773051459142 ...BEAST !
Log credit IanG

2004 St Athan
XX158/158 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 86" (landed 12:15)
XX162/- gloss black Hawk T.1 Centre of Aviation Medicine/Boscombe Down c/s "Gauntlet 20" (landed 12:05)
XX189/189 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "Thunder" (departs 11:30)
XX327/- gloss black Hawk T.1 Centre of Aviation Medicine/Boscombe Down
XX346/346 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "Thunder" (departs 11:30)
XZ103/FP grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-no marks (on the main 10:50)
ZA546/DC grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (MU departure 13:00)
ZH554/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-AWC marks
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 Rhoose
G-BYAY Boeing 757 204 ThomsonFly c/n 28836
Log credit IanG

2005 St Athan
XX154/- gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks (to compass bay 11:10)
ZD707/TB grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-15Sqdn marks (in detuner 10:30 to hangar 11:05)
ZE201/UL a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks (to metro 10:30 from hangar 75)
ZG792/- grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-no marks (on metro 10:30 then to hangar 75)
Log credit Bill Hodges

Monday, January 26, 2009

EVENTS for 26th January

On 26th January 1943 Spitfire I R6924 of 53 OTU swung after a night landing at RAF Fairwood Common and struck a steam roller - the pilot, Sgt J Holme, was seriously injured.

LOG's for 26th January

1977 Rhoose
G-AZXG Piper PA-23 250 Aztec D Private c/n 27-4328
G-BEBA Avro 748 2A/233 Dan-Air c/n 1613
G-BBKN Beech C90 King Air c/n LJ-614
Log credit Julian Griffith-Jones

1990 St Athan
XE665/VL-876 dark grey Hunter T.8C FRADU/Yeovilton c/s "Yeovil 51"
XL580/723 silver/grey Hunter T.8M 899Sqdn/Yeovilton c/s "Navy 843" (Sea Harrier nose)
Log credit IanG

1994 St Athan
WK540/C red/white Chipmunk T.10 3AEF/Colerne c/s "AED 355"
WZ862/A red/white Chipmunk T.10 3AEF/Colerne c/s "AED 354"
XW208/C green/grey camo Puma HC.1 33Sqdn/Odiham c/s "Castle Leader"
XW213/CJ green/grey camo Puma HC.1 33Sqdn/Odiham c/s "Castle" (Ex 1563 Flight/Belize)
XZ993/- green/grey camo Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU-4Sqdn marks (open store)
ZA473/FG green/grey camo Tornado GR.1B St Athan MU-12Sqdn marks
ZB601/-721 green/grey camo Harrier T.4 St Athan MU-no marks (open store)
ZE785/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-56[R]Sqdn marks
Log credit IanG

2004 St Athan
XV109/- white/grey VC-10 C.1K St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (in detuner 11:00)
XZ103/- grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-41Sqdn marks
ZA147/- primer ? VC-10 K.3 St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (at UAS 11:00)
ZE161/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 03" (depart to Leuchars 11:10)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 Rhoose
XW750/- raspberry ripple Andover ETPS/Boscombe Down c/s "Gauntlet 53" (ILS and overshoot Rhoose 11:25)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 St Athan
XX236/236 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley (on NRV 10:50)
XX246/246 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley (on NRV 10:50)
XX303/303 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley (on NRV 10:50)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 OTT
94-0065/- (-)dg grey C-17A Globemaster III 437thAW/Charleston AFB, SC c/s "Reach 4065" (UG1 WB 09:10)
F-GISE Boeing 747 428BCF Air France
OE-LAP Airbus A330 223 Austrian Airlines
Log credit IanG

Sunday, January 25, 2009

16th September 1989 Airshow

Mikeyf noted the following at the Battle of Britain At Home Airshow on 16th Sept 1989 had the following participants – with thanks to BAR for additional notes

Static
81-0942/WR (bl) A-10A 510thTFS/81stTFW/Woodbridge AFB
A-482 Alouette III 315 Sqdn/KLU
J-209 F-16B 315 Sqdn/KLU
E-195 F-16A ESk-723/Aalborg AFB/Danish AF
ET-210 F-16B ESk-723/Aalborg AFB/Danish AF
188748 CF-18A 1stCAD/Solingen AFB/RCAF/WG
133450 CT-133A 1stCAD/Solingen AFB/RCAF/WG
142801 CC-142A 1stCAG/Solingen AFB/RCAF/WG
XT286 Buccaneer S.2B 208 Sqdn/Lossiemouth
XH174/CH Canberra PR.9 St Athan Store – 1 PRU marks
XS712/A Dominie T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XP502/02 Gnat T.1 CTTS/St Athan
ZD403/08 Harrier GR.5 1 Sqdn/Wittering
XX168/168 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XX349/349 Hawk T.1A 2 TWU/63 Sqdn/Chivenor
XG154/54 Hunter FGA.9 St Athan Store
XZ363/A Jaguar GR.1A 41 Sqdn/Coltishall
XW374/38 Jet Provest T.5A 3 FTS/Cranwell
XV408/C Phantom FGR.2 19 Sqdn/Wildenrath
ZA450/EC Tornado GR.1 15 Sqdn/Laarbruch
ZA454 Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU
ZE794/FD Tornado F.3 25 Sqdn/Leeming
ZE694 Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan Store
ZA141/B VC-10 K.2 101 Sqdn/Brize Norton

Historic Aircraft Musuem Hangars
L5343 Battle I
WD935/(8440M) Canberra B.2
EE549/(7008M) Meteor IV special
WS843/(7937M) Meteor NF.14 coded Y
TJ138/(7607M) Mosquito TT.35
WV499/(7698M) P Provest T.1 coded P-G
EP120/(8070M) Spitfire with LA198/(7118M), PK624/(8072M)


PK664/(7759M), SL542/(8390M) and SL674/(8392M) Spitfire
XS650/(8801M) Swallow TX.1
WL505/(7705M) Vampire FR.9
XM602 Vulcan B.2 101 Sqdn marks
584219/(8470M) FW-190F-8/U1 coded 38
420430/(8482M) Me410-1/U2 coded 3U+CC

Hangar 341
XL595/78 Hunter T.7 St Athan MU Store
XV591 Phantom FG.1 St Athan MU – cockpit only
ZA548/548 Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU – TWCU marks

Hangar 340
WK562/T Chipmunk T.10 3 AEF/Filton
ZE558 Viking T.1 634 VGS/St Athan

Hangar 373 – BDRF training hangar
(XN458)/8234M Jet Provest T.3 BDRF/St Athan
ZE698 Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan Store

Elsewhere – Far side
XZ933/T Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
XV181/181 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham
XZ588 Sea King HAR.3 202 Sqdn/Brawdy
XS679/WG Wessex HC.2 2 FTS/Shawbury

Dump
XV156/(8773M) Buccaneer S.2A dumped fuselage only
WK144/(8689M) Canberra B.2 dumped fuselage + wings only
“PF119”/(WT648) Hunter F.1 (7530M) dumped fuselage only
XF526/78/E Hunter F.6 dumped
XV591 Phantom FG.1 dumped – minus cockpit
XV759 Harrier GR.3 dumped
XV778/(9001M) Harrier GR.3 dumped
XV810 Harrier GR.3 dumped
XW763/(9002M) Harrier GR.3 dumped
XZ138 Harrier GR.3 dumped
XL163/(8916M) Victor K.2 dumped – 57 Sqdn marks

Picketston Site Area - Outside
WH780/853 Canberra T.22 St Athan Store
with WH797/851 WH801/850 WH803/856
and
WT510/854 WT525/855 WT535/852
(XP542)/8575M/42
Gnat T.1 CTTS/St Athan
(XN632)/8352M Jet Provest T.3A CTTS/St Athan

Hangared
(XX635)/8767M Bulldog T.1 CTTS/St Athan
(WH984?) Canberra B.15 CTTS/St Athan – forward fuselage
(XN551)/100 Jet Provest T.3A CTTS/St Athan
(XP680)/(8460M) Jet Provest T.4 CTTS/St Athan
(XX763)/(9009M)/24 Jaguar GR.1 CTTS/St Athan
XW409/123 Jet Provest T.5A CTTS/St Athan
XT89? Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU [confirmation of serial would be appreciated]
ZE159/AW Tornado F.3 St Athan MU

Flying/Flightline
80-0214/WR (bl) A-10A 510thTFS/81stTFW/Woodbridge AFB
82-0655/WR (bl) A-10A 510thTFS/81stTFW/Woodbridge AFB
J-063 F-16A 315 Sqdn/KLU
J-508 F-16A 315 Sqdn/KLU
XX507 BAe 125 CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt
ZD621 BAe 125 CC.3 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XV332 Buccaneer S.2B 237 OCU/Lossiemouth
XW54 ? Buccaneer S.2B 237 OCU/Lossiemouth [confirmation would be appreciated]
XX625/01 Bulldog T.1 Wales UAS/St Athan with XX626/02 and
XX612/05
XF967
Hunter T.8C 237 OCU/Lossiemouth
XV291/291 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham
XV249/49 Nimrod MR.2 St Mawgan Wing/St Mawgan
WL790/90 Shackleton AEW.2 8 Sqdn/Lossiemouth

24th September 1988 Airshow

Mikeyf’s trip recorded the following participants at the Battle of Britain At Home Airshow on 24th Sept 1988 – with thanks to BAR for additional notes

The airshow was severely disrupted due to atrocious weather i.e. Gales and rain whilst a few flying participants were unable to fly from Abingdon show due to debris blocking the runway. This being due to the previous days sad crash of Phantom FGR.2 XV428/CC

Static
82-0650/WR(pr) A-10A 510thTFS/81stTFW/Woodbridge AFB
133094 CT-133A 1stCAD/GTTF/Solingen AFB/RCAF/WG
ET-205 F-16B ESk-727/Skrydstrup AFB/Danish AF
[actually didn’t carry any sqdn marks carried – pilots confirmed unit]
AT-154 Saab SK.35XB ESk-725/Karup AFB/Danish AF
XS643/643 Andover E.3A 115 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XT288 Buccaneer S.2B 12 Sqdn/Lossiemouth
XN972 Buccaneer RAFEF/Abingdon- really XN962’s cockpit area.
WJ682 /CU Canberra PR.7 100 Sqdn/Wyton
XW266/S Harrier T.4 233 OCU/Wittering
XX351/351 Hawk T.1A 1 TWU/234 Sqdn/Brawdy
XG154/54 Hunter FGA.9 St Athan MU Store – [1TWU marks/8863M not carried]
XL568/N Hunter T.7 12 Sqdn/Lossiemouth
XZ373/GF Jaguar GR.1A 54 Sqdn/Coltishall
XP558/(8627M) Jet Provest T.4 CTTS/St Athan
XX500/H Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
(G-ALYW) Nimrod RAFEF/Abingdon – mock fuselage
XT892/X Phantom FGR.2 56 Sqdn/Wattisham
TE311 Spitfire XVie RAFEF/Abingdon
ZA409/409 Tornado GR.1 45 Sqdn/TWCU/Honington
ZD707 /BK Tornado GR.1 14 Sqdn/Bruggen
ZE157/AH Tornado F.3 229 OCU/Coningsby
[all last three were believed to be on the MU strength - brought out of hangars for day!]
ZA600 Tornado replica RAFEF/Abingdon-plastic airframe[27 Sqdn mks]
ZA141/B VC-10 K.2 101 Sqdn/Brize Norton

Hangar 341
(XP680)/8460M Jet Provest T.3 BDRF/St Athan
ZE698 Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU
ZD744 Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU

Hangar 371 – Historic Aircraft Musuem
WE600/[7602M] Auster Antartic
BAPC 47 Watkins Monoplane
EE549/(7008M) Meteor IV special
WS843/(7937M) Meteor NF.14 coded Y
G-AEEH Pon Du Ciel
Z7197/(8380M) Procter III
XN341 /(8022M) Skeeter AOP.12
WK281/(7712M) Swift FR.5 coded S/79 Sqdn marks
WL505/(7705M) Vampire FR.9
XR486/(8727M) Whirlwind HCC.12 Queen’s Flight colours
/(8476M /BAPC.83) Ki100

Hangar 373 – BDRF training hangar
XW545/(8859M) Buccaneer S.2B BDRF/St Athan
WK144/(8689M) Canberra B.2 BDRF/St Athan - rear fuselage only
(XN458)/8234M Jet Provest T.3 BDRF/St Athan

Hangar 374 – Historic Aircraft Musuem
L5343 Battle I
120227/(8472M) He-162A-2 coded 2
/(BAPC.82) Fi103
(475081)(7362M) Fi-156C-7 Coded GM+AK
(8484M/BAPC 84) Ki-46
(112372)/(8472M) Me-262-2a coded X
TJ138/(7607M) Mosquito TT.35
MK356/(5690M) Spitfire IX coded 21-V

Outside Hangar – Historic Aircraft Musuem
WD935/(8440M) Canberra B.2
584219/(8470M) FW-190F-8/U1 coded 38
420430/(8482M) Me410-1/U2 coded CC
WV499/(7698M) P Provest T.1 coded P-G
XM602 Vulcan B.2 101 Sqdn marks

Flying/Flightline
80-0215/WR (pr) A-10A 510thTFS/81stTFW/Woodbridge AFB
AT-29 AlphaJet 9 Wing/Brustum AFB/RBAF
J-864 F-16A 312 Sqdn/KLU – special marks
J-656 F-16B 312 Sqdn/KLU
ZE396 BAe125 CC.3 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XN976 Buccaneer S.2B 12 Sqdn/Lossiemouth
XX612/05 Bulldog T.1 Wales UAS/St Athan
with
XX625/01 XX626/02 XX628/04
XW910/K
Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
ZA802/W Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
XX266 Hawk T.1A Red Arrows/Scampton
with a further seven unknown examples
XX283/Z Hawk T.1A 2 TWU/151 Sqdn/Chivenor
XX329/C Hawk T.1A 2 TWU/151 Sqdn/Chivenor
XX737/GG Jaguar GR.1A 54 Sqdn/Coltishall
XZ355/J Jaguar GR.1A 41 Sqdn/Coltishall with XZ357/K and XZ358/L


ZE369 Sea King HAR.3 202 Sqdn/Brawdy
ZE693 Sea Harrier FRS.1 unit not known
XS676/WJ Wessex HC.2 2 FTS/Shawbury
XV730 Wessex HC.2 22 Sqdn/Chivenor
G-HUEY UH-1H RAF Benevolent Fund

Dump
XV156/(8773M) Buccaneer S.2A dumped fuselage only
WK144/(8689M) Canberra B.2 dumped fuselage + wings only
XV747 Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU – dumped airframe
[still carrying 233 OCU/Wittering marks]
XV782 Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU – dumped airframe
XV793 Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU – dumped airframe
[Both carried their old 4 Sqdn/Laarbruch marks – XV793 did NOT carry a serial, this being obtained from its build number on airframe]
XW764 Harrier GR.3 St Athan MU – dumped airframe
[still with 3 Sqdn/Laarbruch marks]
XF526/78/E Hunter F.6 dumped
XL163 Victor K.2 dumped – 57 Sqdn marks

14th September 1985 Airshow

Recorded at the Battle of Britain At Home Airshow on 14th Sept 1985 by Mikeyf were:
Static
AT-152 Saab SK-35XD Draken ESK-729/Karup AFB/R Danish AF
AT-152 St Athan 1985

(IanG)
79-0080/BT (y) F-15C 53rdTFS/36thTFW/Bitburg AFB/WG
XS791 Andover CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XS791 St Athan Sept 85

(IanG)
XW791 BAE 125 CC.2 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XV355/AC Buccaneer S.2B 237 OCU/Lossiemouth
ZA714/EX Chinook HC.2 7 Sqdn/Odiham
WB697/O Chipmunk T.10 3 AEF/Filton
WH953 Canberra B.6 RAE Bedford
WH963 RAE Bedford St Athan Sept 85

(IanG)
WK111/EA Canberra T.17 360 Sqdn/Wyton
XS710/O Dominie T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
T.1 XS710 O 6FTS St Athan 140985

(IanG)
XZ933/R Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
XZ993/04 Harrier GR.3 1 Sqdn/Wittering
FT375 Harvard T.2B AAEE/Boscombe Down
XX178/178 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XX202/202 Hawk T.1A 2 TWU/151 Sqdn/Chivenor
XX725/EL Jaguar GR.1A 6 Sqdn/Coltishall
XS178/05 Jet Provest T.4 1 TWU/.79 Sqdn/Brawdy
XX495/C Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XS899/AJ Lightning F.6 5 Sqdn/Binbrook
ZA936/CU Puma HC.1 33 Sqdn/Odiham
XV127 Scout AH.1 AAC Exhib Flight/M Wallop
ZD582 Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU
ZA367/T Tornado GR.1 617 Sqdn/Marham
GR.1 617Sqdn St Athan 140985

(IanG)
ZD848/BC Tornado GR.1 14 Sqdn/Bruggen
ZD894 Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU
GR.1 ZD894 um St Athan 140985

(IanG)
ZD902/AC Tornado F.2 229 OCU/Coningsby
F.2 ZD902 AC 229OCU St Athan 140985

(IanG)
XL158 Victor K.2 St Athan MU- 55 Sqdn marks
XL158 St Athan 140985

(IanG)
XT661 Viscount 838 RAE Bedford
XT661 RS&RE St Athan 140985

This Viscount 838 XT661/- is seen arriving for the airshow on 14th September 1985. At the time it was operating with the RS&RE who's base was at Bedford. The aircraft was ex 9G-AAV and no longer exists as it was broken up at Hanningfield Metals in Essex. (pictures IanG)

Hangar 341
WB935 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan
WB973 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan
XN186 Sedbergh TX.1 634 VGS/St Athan

Hangar 371 – Historic Aircraft Musuem
WE600 Auster Antartic
WB188/(7154M) Hunter F.3

XD674/(7570M) Jet Provest T.1
EE549/(7008M) Meteor IV special
WA634 Meteor T.7 Special
WL168/(7750M) Meteor F.8 coded A
WS843/(7937M) Meteor NF.14 coded Y
WV499/(7698M) P Provest T.1 coded P-G
XN341/(8022M) Skeeter AOP.12
WK281/(7712M) Swift FR.5 coded S/79 Sqdn marks
WL505/(7705M) Vampire FR.9
XR486/(8727M) Whirlwind HCC.12 Queen’s Flight colours

Hangar 374 – Historic Aircraft Musuem
XR243/(8057M) Auster AOP.9 frame only no fabric
L5340 Battle I composite with L5343
MK356/(5690M) Spitfire IX coded 21-T
XS650/(8801M) Swallow TX.1
120227/(8472M) He-162A-2 coded 2
(475081)/(7362M) Fi-156C-7 without fabric
(8484M/BAPC 84) Ki-46
191904/(8480M) Me163B-1A coded 25

Outside Hangar – Historic Aircraft Musuem
WD935/(8440M) Canberra B.2
VP952/(8820M) Devon C.2
584219/(8470M) FW-190F-8/U1 coded 38


(BAPC.83/8476M) ??
Z7197/(8380M) Procter III
DE623/G-ANFI Tiger Moth Private
XM602 Vulcan B.2 101 Sqdn marks

Flying/Flightline
AT-08 Alpha Jet A+TU/Brustum AFB
79-0072/BT (y) F-15C 53rdTFS/36thTFW/Bitburg AFB/WG
79-0077/BT (y) F-15C 53rdTFS/36thTFW/Bitburg AFB/WG
81-0737/HR F-16A 50thTFW/Hahn AFB/WG
F-16A 81-0737 50TFW St Athan Sept 85

(IanG)
81-0738/HR F-16A 50thTFW/Hahn AFB/WG
LX-N90456 E-3A NAEWF/Gelienkirchen AFB/WG
XX612/05 Bulldog T.1 Wales UAS/St Athan with XX625/01, XX626/02, XX627/03 and XX628/04


WB271 ‘R/204’ Firefly AS.6 RNHF/Yeovilton
XW857 ‘CU/(5)55’ Gazelle HT.2 705 Sqdn/Culdrose with XW860 ‘CU/(5)44’


XW863 ‘CU/(5)42’ XW886 ‘CU/(5)48’ and XW907 ‘CU/(5)40’

XZ937/Y Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
XV808/L Harrier GR.3 233 OCU/Wittering
GR.3 XV808 L 233OCU St Athan 140985

(IanG)
XZ994/F Harrier GR.3 233 OCU/Wittering
XX176/176 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XV195/195 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham – Falcon’s Support
XV208 Hercules W.2 RAE Farnborough
? Hurricane IIB BBMF/Coningsby
XZ377/02 Jaguar GR.1A 226 OCU/Lossiemouth
XX832/S Jaguar T.2A 226 OCU/Lossiemouth
XW322/43 Jet Provest T.5A RAFC/Cranwell
XW323/44 Jet Provest T.5A RAFC/Cranwell
XX498/F Jetstream T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
PA474/SR-D Lancaster B.1 BBMF/Coningsby
WA669 Meteor T.7 Vintage Pair/CFS
XV255/55 Nimrod MR.2 Kinloss Wing
WG655 ‘GN/910’ Sea Fury T.20 RNHF/Yeovilton
ZD579 ‘-/710’ Sea Harrier FRS.1 899 Sqdn/Yeovilton
? Spitfire BBMF/Coningsby
ZD937/AQ Tornado F.2 229 OCU/Coningsby
XH304 Vampire T.11 Vintage Pair/CFS
XL426 Vulcan B.2 VDF/Waddington
XV729 Wessex HC.2 22 Sqdn/Chivenor (SAR duties)

Dump/Elsewhere
XZ935 Gazelle HT.3 32 Sqdn/Northolt
XV156/(8773M) Buccaneer S.2A dumped fuselage only
XX656 Bulldog T.1 Bristol UAS/Filton
(XX635)/8767M Bulldog T.1 CTTS/St Athan – outside CTTS hangar
WK144/(8689M) Canberra B.2 dumped fuselage + wings only
“PF119”/(WT648) Hunter F.1 (7530M) dumped fuselage only
XF526 78/E Hunter F.6 dumped