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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rhoose Airport in the 60's - [4] The International Air Rally 3rd/4th June 1960

Here is a much appreciated log of this event from from Colin Dodds, Pics from Nigel Williams & Colin Dodds ..many thanks both
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3rd June
London to Cardiff Air Race from White Waltham to Rhoose. S.55 RAF on air rescue attendance.
The race was won by J Stewart in Auster 5 c/n 1097 G-AIKE (extant, stored dismantled near Newark)

4th June
National Air Races
Air League Challenge CUP
Norton Griffith Trophy
D.H. Tiger Moth Trophy
Display included eleven 111Sqn Hunters and gliding by Olympia
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A list of the aircraft noted at the event is below

Civil
EI-AKD Fokker Friendship Aer Lingus c/n 10109 (to PH-YFF 01/66, now N143PM, stored Hernando FL)
G-ABUS Comper CLA.7 Swift c/n S.32/4 (believed extant 2007)
web4 G-ABUS Comper Swift
G-ACDC de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 3177 (now based at Headcorn, Kent)
G-ACEJ de Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth c/n 4069 (now based at Boscombe Down)
G-ADGP Miles M.2L Hawk Speed Six c/n 160 (still airworthy and based at White Waltham)
G-ADNB de Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth c/n 8080 (to N36DH 10/71)
G-AEWY de Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth c/n 8116 (w/o 18/04/64)
G-AEWZ de Havilland DH.90A Dragonfly c/n 7555 (dbr at Elmdon 03/03/61)
G-AFOZ de Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor c/n 94055 (w/o Edinburgh 03/05/75)
G-AGVN Auster J/1 Autocrat c/n 1873 (now based near Dublin)
G-AHET Percival P.10 Vega Gull III c/n K.105 (needs checking, crashed Liverpool 02/05/60)
G-AHNA Percival P.28 Proctor IA c/n H.2 (crashed in Essex 27/12/67)
G-AIDF Miles M.14A Hawk Trainer 3 c/n 1766 (wrecked in gales at Southend 05/09/67)
G-AIDN Supermarine Spitfire Tr.8 c/n 6S/729058 (now on rebuild)
web10 Spitfire VIII G-AIDN Rhoose Welsh Rally 1960

G-AIED Percival P.28 Proctor 1B c/n K.331 (wfu at Shoreham 1965)
G-AIIH Piper J/3C 65 Cub c/n 11945 (currently in Oxford area)
G-AIKE Auster 5 c/n 1097 (on rebuild in Newark area)
G-AIUA Miles M.14A Hawk Trainer 3 c/n 2035 (stored in Cobham area)
G-AJAE Auster J/1N Alpha c/n 2237 (now based in Lichfield area)
G-AJEH Auster J/1N Alpha c/n 2312 (current with Pontypool owner)
G-AJIT Auster J/1 Kingsland c/n 2337 (now based at Netherthorpe)
G-AJKS Miles M65-1A Gemini c/n 6289 (broken up at White Waltham 10/65)
G-AJUL Auster J/1N Alpha c/n 2624 (on rebuild in Essex)
G-AKKB Miles M65-1A Gemini c/n 6537 (now based at Barton)
G-AKDD Miles M65-1A Gemini c/n 6284 (crashed in sea off Essex 05/03/61)
G-AKEG Miles M65-1A Gemini c/n 6299 (broken up at Baginton in 1964)
G-AKHC Miles M65-3A Gemini c/n 6490 (broken up at White Waltham 10/65)
G-ALVT de Havilland DH-104 Dove 2 Dan-Air c/n 04206 (mispole, to RAF 07/51 as WX958, then to LV-YBT in 12/54)
G-ALZG Miles M65-3C Gemini c/n HPR/141 (crashed Crosshaven 31/12/82)
G-AMJM Auster 5 c/n 1792 (now stored Newark-Carr Farm, Notts)
G-AMUJ Auster J/5F Aiglet Trainer c/n 2791 (crashed South Rauceby 08/06/60)
G-ANEL de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 82333 (now based at Langham-Blue Tile Farm, Norfolk)
G-ANHX Auster 5D c/n 2064 (now stored Newark-Carr Farm, Notts)
G-ANZU de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 3583 (current at Walton Wood)
G-ANZJ Percival P.31 Proctor IV c/n H.687 (wfu baginton 10/03/67)
G-ANZZ de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 85834 (now on rebuild Clacton-on-Sea)
G-AOAA de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 85908 (currently on rebuild Spanhoe)
G-AOEJ Percival P.34 Proctor IIIA c/n H.268 (crashed at Denham 19/03/63)
G-AOGE Percival P.34 Proctor IIIA c/n H.210 (now believed stored at Biggin Hill)
G-AOLP Percival P.40 Prentice T.1 c/n 5840/7 (now N1041P based at Camarillo, CA)
G-AONZ Percival P.40 Prentice T.1 c/n 5800/2 (mispole, not converted and scrapped at Southend)
G-AOPL Percival P.40 Prentice T.1 c/n PAC/207 (now ZS-EUS with the SAAF Museum Swartkop, SA)
G-AOTM de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 c/n C1/0862 (destroyed in the States 25/10/00)
G-AOUY de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 3796 (w/o 24/05/62)
G-APAM de Havilland Thruxton Jackaroo c/n 3874 (now at Hungerford-Folly Farm)
G-APAP de Havilland Thruxton Jackaroo c/n 83018 (now based at Henlow)
G-APBZ Rollason D.31 Turbulent c/n PFA 440 (crashed on beach in France 15/04/63)
G-APIZ Rollason D.31 Turbulent c/n PFA 478 (now based at Shawbury)
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G-APJV de Havilland Thruxton Jackaroo c/n 83850 (crashed at Rhoose 18/04/60)
web11 Jackaroo G-APVJ Rhoose Rally 1960
G-APKI Auster J/5P Autocar c/n 3274 (w/o Parranporth 16/05/71)
G-APNS Garland-Bianchi Linnet 1 c/n 001 (stored 08/95)
web3 G-PNS Linnet Welsh Air Rally 1960
G-APNZ Rollason D.31 Turbulent c/n PFA 482 (currently on rebuild)
G-APOV de Havilland Thruzton Jackaroo c/n 83012 (w/o Staplehurst, Kent 03/07/61)
G-APOY de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 c/n C1/0898 (now based at Skien, Norway)
G-APOZ Jodel D.117 Grand Tourisme c/n 846 (destroyed in forced landing at Wembury devon 13/08/65)
G-APRA de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 85347 (now EI-AHI based at Taghmon, Eire)
G-APWT Currie Wot c/n HAC.4 (now N67247 based at Hampton-Clayton County Field, GA)
G-APWT
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G-APYA Cessna 175A Skylark c/n 56444 (w/o 13/10/94)
web2 G-APYA Cessna 175 4-6-1960

G-APYU Champion 7FC Tri-Traveler c/n 7FC-388 (crashed Old Warden 23/04/72)
G-APZZ Rollason D.31 Turbulent c/n PFA 552 (crashed in English Channel 10/07/64)
G-APVS Cessna 170B c/n 26156
G-ARAZ de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth c/n 82867 (now marked R4959/59 Temple-Bruer, Lincs)
VH-DUA Aero 145 c/n 19-012 (crashed 12/11/60)
web12a Aero Sokol VH-DUA Rhoose Rally 1960
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Military
VF544 Auster AOP.6 c/n 2502 (sold 29/09/61)
VF631 Auster AOP.6 c/n 2573 (sold 28/04/61)
VV953 Avro Anson T.21 (scrapped 12/65)
WA791 Gloster Meteor F.8 (mispole, crashed in Derbyshire 12/04/51)
WK991 Gloster Meteor F.8 (now preserved it the IWM Duxford)
XD819 Vickers Valliant BK.1 (SOC 14/12/64, scrapped)
XM355/R-A Jet Provost T.3 CFS (now an instructional airframe at Newcastle Aviation Academy)
XM356/R-B Jet Provost T.3 CFS (burnt on Linton-on-Ouse dump)
XM357/R-C Jet Provost T.3 CFS (now preserved Portland, OR as N27357)
XM360/R-E Jet Provost T.3 CFS (crashed in Shropshire 24/01/69)
XM361/R-F Jet Provost T.3 CFS (SOC 08/08/74)
web1 Jet Provost Welsh Air Rally 1960

Noted at the Air Races 1962 were the following (Pics Colin Dodds)

G-ABUS Comper CLA.7 Swift (c/n S.32/4)
web 7 Comper Swift

G-ABVE Arrow Active 2 (c.n 2)
Uknown Arrow Active MkII

G-AHKY Miles M.18 Srs.2 (c/n 4426)
web 8 Miles M-18

G-APFV Piper PA-23 160 Apache (now based at Peterhead)
G-APFV

G-APZS Cessna 175A Skylark (c/n 56677)
web 12 G-APZS

G-ARAT Cessna 180C (c/n 50827)
web 13 G-ARAT

G-ARCG Piper PA-22 150 Tri-Pacer
G-ARCG

G-ARCI Cessna 310D (c/n 39266)
web 11 Cessna 310

G-ARET Piper PA-22 160 Tri-Pacer
G-ARET
G-ARGY Piper PA-22 160 Tri-Pacer (now based at Wellesbourne-Mountford)
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plus DH Heron XH375 (Queens Flight with the Duke of Edinburgh)
Duke of Edinburgh about to board Rhoose 1962

Plus the following unidentified machines ..can anyone help i'd them please.
This has now been indentified and is Aircoupe G-ARHA ..cheers Mike

web 14 Ercoupe
web 15 Ercoupe

EVENTS for 31st December

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LOG's for 31st December

2005 Rhoose
G-TOYF Boeing 737 36N bmi baby c/n 28557
Log credit IanG

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

EVENTS for 30th December

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LOG's for 30th December

2003 St Athan
XZ399/- grey Jaguar GR.3 St Athan MU-no marks (on the main)
ZE200/UM a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-111Sqdn marks (on the metro 09:20)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2004 Rhoose
EC-IJU Airbus A321-231 Spanair c/n 1843
G-AYPH Reims-Cessna F.177RG Cardinal Private c/n 0018
G-BYAU Boeing 757-204 ThomsonFly c/n 27220
HB-VLF Hawker-Siddeley 125 800 Private c/n 258264
Log credit IanG

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

EVENTS for 29th December

On 29th December 1940 Hurricane I W9123 of 7 FPP flew into high ground near Maesteg in bad visibility.

On 29th December 1941 Spitfire I L1038 of 53 OTU crashed in a force landing at Peterston.

LOG's for 29th December

2004 Rhoose
G-CCIZ PZL-Okecie 110 Koliber 160A Private c/n 04010087
Log credit IanG

Monday, December 28, 2009

EVENTS for 28th December

On 28th December 1940, at 02:00, Whitley V T4335 KN-P of 77 Sqn crashed into a small copse near St.Athan Airfield on return from a bombing mission to the airfield at Merignac. At the time of the accident the Whitley was well East of its intended track, this was attributed to W/T failure and a very strong easterly wind. The crew all survived.

LOG's for 28th December

1977 Rhoose
G-AOYH Vickers 806 Viscount British Airways c/n 311
G-AYRP Reims-Cessna FA.150L Aerobat Private c/n 0101
G-AYWZ Piper PA-39 160C/R Twin Comanche Private c/n 39-85
G-BCRM Cessna 500/501 Citation I Private c/n 500-227
Log credit IanG

1978 Rhoose
G-AWUM Reims-Cessna F.150H Private c/n 0362
G-FOUR Hawker-Siddeley 125 Srs 3B Private c/n 25131
Log credit IanG

Sunday, December 27, 2009

EVENTS for 27th December

On 27th December 1941 Spitfire I X4722 of 53 OTU dived into the ground at Byass Road, Port Talbot after the Australian pilot, who was killed, became disorientated in cloud.

LOG's for 27th December

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

EVENTS for 24th December

On 24th December 1942 Whitley V EB289 of HGCU overshot on landing at Stormy Down and was damaged beyond repair.

LOG's for 24th December

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

EVENTS for 23rd December

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LOG's for 23rd December

2002 St Athan
XX313/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks (tugged hangar to compass bay 11:45)
XX838/XL grey Jaguar T.4 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 03" (landed 12:00)
ZE165/UP a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 11:50)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
ZE200/UM a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-111Sqdn marks (on the metro 10:30)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 Rhoose
EI-DHJ Boeing 737 8AS Ryanair c/n 33819
G-BCBZ Cessna 337C Super Skymaster Private c/n 337-0942
G-BGXB Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk Private c/n 38-79A1007
G-BJVV Robin R-1180T Aigion Private c/n 279
G-BMDP Partenavia P.64B Oscar Private c/n 8
G-BMXC Cessna 512 Private c/n 152-80416
G-BNSY Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II Private c/n 28-8016017
G-BPWN Cessna 150L Private c/n 150-74325
G-BRWR Aeronca II AC Chief Private c/n 11AC-1319
G-BVBF Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior Private c/n 28-7515206
G-BVMA Beech B200 King Air DragonFly c/n BB-797
G-BYAR Boeing 757 204 ThomsonFly c/n 27237
G-CBLE Robin R-2120U Private c/n 364
G-CBVB Robin R-2120U Private c/n 365
G-EDGI Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II Private c/n 28-7916565
G-FCDB Cessna 550 Citation Bravo Private c/n 550-0985
G-OAAA Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II Private c/n 2816107
G-OPET Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II Private c/n 28-7690067
G-OPTF Robinson R44 Raven II Private c/n 10235
LZ-HMW Tupolev Tu-154M BH Air c/n 85A707
N39605 Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II Private c/n 34-7870397
Log credit IanG & Colin Cole

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

EVENTS for 22nd December

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LOG's for 22nd December

1996 OTT
89-1190 C-17A Globemaster III 437thAW/Charleston AFB, SC c/s "Reach 1190" (UG1 WB 15:30)
Log credit IanG

2004 St Athan
MM55056/36-01 a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-Ex AMI (tugged to hangar 75 15:30)
XX201/- gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest 14:50 and landed 15:05)
ZA410/DX grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-31Sqdn marks (on the metro 13:30)
ZD471/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest 15:25)
ZD996/- grey Tornado GR.4A St Athan MU-13Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest 14:53 and landed 15:27 after one go-round)
ZE736/HC a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-111Sqdn marks
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 Rhoose
EI-CSS Boeing 737 8AS Ryanair c/n 29932
G-MEDA Airbus A320 231 British Mediterranean Airways c/n 0480
Log credit IanG

Monday, December 21, 2009

EVENTS for 21st December

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LOG's for 21st December

1994 OTT
86-0025 (y)european1 C-5B Galaxy 436thAW/Dover AFB, DE c/s "Reach 60025" (UG1 WB 13:45)
Log credit IanG

2000 St Athan
XV103/- white/grey VC-10 C.1K St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (at twin peaks 11:00)
ZA140/A hemp VC-10 K.3 St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (scrapping area 11:00)
ZD745/DA green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-31Sqdn marks (at hangar 75 10:10)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2004 St Athan
ZA410/DX grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-31Sqdn marks (compass bay 11:05)
ZA557/TJ grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-15Sqdn marks c/s "STN 02" (landed 14:35)
ZD471/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (at 2 ERP 11:20)
ZD996/- grey Tornado GR.4A St Athan MU-13Sqdn marks
ZE203/DE a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-11Sqdn marks (detuner 13:00)Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 St Athan
PH-XRW Boeing 737 7K2 Transavia c/n 33465 (arrived for winglet fitting by ATC Lasham)
Log credit IanG & Colin Cole

Sunday, December 20, 2009

EVENTS for 20th December

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LOG's for 20th December

1979 Rhoose
G-AXAX Piper PA-23 250D Aztec Private c/n 27-4155
G-AXSJ Reims-Cessna FA.150K Aerobat Private c/n 0029
G-BBRJ Piper PA-23 250E Aztec Private c/n 27-7305223
G-BDPH Reims-Cessna F.172M Private c/n 1451
G-BFDR Beech B60 Duke Private c/n P-399
G-BRFG Cessna 340A Private c/n 340A-0012
G-POWA Piper PA-24 400 Comanche Private c/n 26-104
N3357S Cessna 185F Skywagon Private c/n 185-02279
N4866T Douglas DC-8 73CF Transamerica Airlines c/n 46089
Log credit IanG

1996 St Athan
MM55060/53-01 (ZE208)a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-53 Stormo marks (Pre AMI delivery)
ZG768/AX a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-56[R]Sqdn marks
Log credit IanG

2000 St Athan
XX189/189 gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (departed 13:30)
XX284/284 gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "VYT 15" (departed 13:10)
XX318/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (tech prior to airtest 12:35)
ZA599/TX green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-no marks (at hangar 75 11:10)
ZD378/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (departed 11:28 and landed back 12:00)
ZD613/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged Northside 11:10)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2001 St Athan
XX256/256 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 693" (departed 11:25 and landed back 12:05)
XX258/258 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX319/319 gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-19[R]Sqdn marks c/s "STN 04" (landed 11:00)
ZA175/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest 10:36 and landed back 10:40)
ZD466/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from detuner to hangar 11:20)
G-EPED PA-31 350 Navajo Chieftain Air Medical c/s "Airmed 081" (landed 11:20 and departed 11:30)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2002 Rhoose
G-BOEI Short SD360-100 BAC Express c/n SH3745
G-EMBJ Embraer ERJ-145EU British Airways CitiExpress c/n 14500134
G-EMBK Embraer ERJ-145EU British Airways CitiExpress c/n 14500167
G-EMBU Embraer ERJ-145EU British Airways CitiExpress c/n 14500458
G-ERJE Embraer ERJ-145EU British Airways CitiExpress c/n 14500315
N702BA Boeing 777-236 Khailla Algerian Airways c/n 27108 (at BAMC)
N703BA Boeing 777-236 Khailla Algerian Airways c/n 27109 (at BAMC)
PH-WXC Fokker 70 KLM cityhopper c/n 11574
Log credit Colin Cole

2004 Rhoose
PH-KZL Fokker F-70 KLM cityhopper c/n 11536
Log credit IanG

2004 St Athan
ZA410/DX grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-31Sqdn marks c/s "STN 04" (departed 12:00)
ZD471/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (at 2 ERP 10:50)
ZD996/- grey Tornado GR.4A St Athan MU-13Sqdn marks
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 Rhoose
G-BNSY Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II Private c/n 28-8016017
G-BYAR Boeing 757 204 ThomsonFly c/n 27237
G-BZPM Cessna 172S Private c/n 172S-8561
G-CIEL Cessna 560 Citation Excel Private c/n 560-5247
G-STRJ Boeing 737 33A Astraeus c/n 25119
G-TOYC Boeing 737 3Q8 bmi baby c/n 26312
HB-VLG Hawker-Siddeley 125 800 Private c/n 258265
Log credit IanG

2005 St Athan
XX179/- gloss red Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-Red Arrows marks c/s "STN 04" (departed 11:25 to Scampton)
G-DAZY PA-34 200T Seneca II c/s "Clifton 03" (landed 10:35 and departed 10:50)
G-RHYM PA-31 310 Turbo Navajo B ATC Lasham (landed 10:50)
Log credit Bill Hodges

Saturday, December 19, 2009

EVENTS for 19th December

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LOG's for 19th December

1979 Rhoose
G-AVWY Sportavia-Putzer RF-4D Private c/n 4031
G-BDAN Boeing 727 46 Dan-Air c/n 19279
G-BEUX Reims-Cessna F.172N Private c/n 1596
G-BFYB Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II Private c/n 28-7816581
XX195/195 green/grey camo Hawk T.1 1TWU/Brawdy (overshoot)
XX222/222 green/grey camo Hawk T.1 1TWU/Brawdy (overshoot)
Log credit IanG

1979 OTT
G-BART Hawker-Siddeley 125 600B Private c/n 256005
HZ-KA4 Boeing 720 047B Private c/n 18453
Log credit IanG

2000 St Athan
XX320/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (departed 15:25)
ZD711/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-2Sqdn marks c/s "STN 03" (landed 15:00)
ZE200/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks
Log credit Bill Hodges

2001 St Athan
XX253/- gloss red Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-Red Arrows marks (tugged from hangar to detuner 13:00)
XX258/258 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "Python 2" (landed 12:45)
XX299/CS gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-100Sqdn marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest 10:25 and landed back 11:10)
XX303/303 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "Python 1" (landed 12:15 and departed 13:50)
XX319/319 gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-19[R]Sqdn marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest 12:10 and landed back 12:14
ZA404/W green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-2Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (departed 11:15)
ZA550/DD green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-31Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" departed 14:25)
ZE290/AG a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from hangar to storage 13:00)
ZH806/717 grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-899Sqdn marks c/s "STN 02" (departed 12:00)
G-BDUN PA-34 200T Seneca II Air Medical c/s "Airmed 081" (landed 13:30 and departed 14:00)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2002 St Athan
XX189/189 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 96" (landed 12:50)
XX217/217/CC gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest 11:40 and back at 12:40)
XX263/263 gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-208[R]Sqdn marks (tugged to hangar 11:00)
ZA325/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-fuselage only (tugged storage to Picketston 11:05)
ZB604/722 gloss black Harrier T.8 St Athan MU-899Sqdn marks (at 2ERP 10:40)
ZD323/04 grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged to 2 ERP 11:05)
ZD612/129 grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks (at the hangar 10:40)
ZG775/FB grey Tornado GR.1/4 St Athan MU-12Sqdn marks (tugged hangar to metro 12:00)
G-DCEA PA-34 200T Seneca II c/s "Clifton 77" (landed 12:00)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
G-HTRL Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III Private
Log credit Colin Cole

2005 Rhoose
EI-DHR Boeing 737 8AS Ryanair c/n 33822
G-BGVK Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II Private c/n 28-7816400
LX-EAR Learjet 31A Private c/n 31-160
N64VB Beech 58 Baron Private c/n TH-305
N661KK Piper PA-28 181 Archer II Private Southern Aircraft Consultancy c/n 2890028
Log credit IanG

2005 St Athan
PH-XRB Boeing 737-7K2 Transavia Airlines c/n 282256
Log credit Colin Cole

Friday, December 18, 2009

EVENTS for 18th December

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LOG's for 18th December

1979 Rhoose
G-BEJV Piper PA-34 200T Seneca II Private c/n 34-7770062
G-BGAJ Reims-Cessna F.182Q Skylane Private c/n 0096
Log credit IanG

1996 St Athan
ZH801/- light grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "Hawker Tango"
Log credit IanG

2001 St Athan
XX158/158 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 82" (departed 11:35)
XX253/- gloss red Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-Red Arrows marks (tugged hangar to Northside 10:35 and back to hangar 15:05)
XX256/256 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 85" (departed 11:35)
XX303/303 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 70" (landed 10:15 and departed 12:05)
ZA550/DD green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-31Sqdn marks (tugged from metro to hangar 15:00)
ZA552/TX green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 14:00)
ZB604/722 gloss black Harrier T.8 899Sqdn/Yeovilton c/s "Yeovil 01" (overshoot 12:40)
ZD843/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 03" (departed 11:45)
ZE203/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (departed 15:15)
ZH806/717 grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-899Sqdn marks c/s "STN 02" (departed 12:30 and landed back 13:25)
G-BOIZ PA-34 200T Seneca II c/s "Clifton 03" (landed 14:35)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2002 St Athan
XX172/- special Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-Station hack c/s "STN 03" (landed 13:00)
XX242/- gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from hangar to Northside 13:45)
XX263/263 gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-208[R]Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 13:20)
XX278/- gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 14:40 after an ILS at Cardiff)
XX748/GK grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-54Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest)

ZD612/129 grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks
ZE254/UD a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 03" (departed 14:05)
ZG706/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1A St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from hangar 75 to the dump)
ZH796/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged Northside to hangar 12:40)
G-EMAX Piper PA-31 350 Navajo Chiefain c/s "Clifton 5" (landed 10:55 and departed to Valley 11:05)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
XX176/176 gloss black Hawk T.1 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 63" (landed 10:30)
XZ115/PD grey Jaguar GR.3 St Athan MU-16[R]Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 11:15)
XZ693/639 grey Lynx HAS.3S 815Sqdn/Yeovilton c/s "Navy 639" (landed 11:35 for a hot refuel)
ZG732/WU a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-56[R]Sqdn marks (tugged to metro 10:25)
Log credit Bill Hodges

Thursday, December 17, 2009

EVENTS for 17th December

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LOG's for 17th December

1979 Rhoose
G-ARRW Avro 748 1/106 Dan-Air c/n 1549
G-ASPL Avro 748 2A/108 Dan-Air c/n 1560
G-AXEC Cessna 182M Private c/n 182-59491
G-AXPB Beagle B121 100 Pup Private c/n B117
G-AYPJ Piper PA-28 180E Cherokee Private c/n 28-5821
G-AZNZ Boeing 737 222 Britannia Airways c/n 19074
G-BBOJ Piper PA-23 250E Aztec Private c/n 27-4698
G-BECP Piper PA-31 310C Navajo Private c/n 31-7612078
G-BEUX Reims-Cessna F.172N Private c/n 1596
G-BRFG Cessna 340A Private c/n 340A-0012
G-BRIT Cessna 421C Golden Eagle Britannia Airways c/n 421C-0446
G-EXEC Piper PA-34 200 Seneca Private c/n 34-7450072
G-POWA Piper PA-24 400 Comanche Private c/n 26-104
Log credit IanG

2001 St Athan
XX303/303 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 70" (landed 12:17 and departed 13:30)
ZA175/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest 11:10 and landed 11:30)
ZA404/W green/grey camo Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-2Sqdn marks (at hangar 75 11:10)
ZH806/717 grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-899Sqdn marks c/s "STN 02" (departed 13:40)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2002 St Athan
ZB604/722 gloss black Harrier T.8 St Athan MU-899Sqdn marks (at 2ERP 09:25)
ZD322/03 grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (at the hangar 09:25)
ZD433/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from hangar to 2 ERP 09:40)
ZD990/721 gloss black Harrier T.8 899Sqdn/Yeovilton c/s "Yeovil 39"
ZD707/- grey Tornado GR.1/4 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01"
ZE254/UD a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 09:35)
ZG530/84 grey Harrier GR.7 4Sqdn/Cottesmore c/s "Cottesmore 54" (departed 09:25)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
XX189/189 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley (departed 13:45)
XX342/2 raspberry ripple Hawk T.1 ETPS/Boscombe Down c/s "Tester 04" (departed 12:50)
ZA367/FW grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-12Sqdn marks (departed 10:25)
ZE810/XV a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-43Sqdn marks c/s "STN 02" (landed 12:30)
ZF622/- raspberry ripple PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain QinetiQ/Boscombe Down c/s "Tester 06" (departed 13:20)
ZG732/WU a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from hangar to main 13:40)
ZG798/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks (on the metro 10:25)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2004 St Athan
ZD471/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks
ZE808/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks
Log credit Bill Hodges

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

EVENTS for 16th December

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LOG's for 16th December

1979 Rhoose
EI-BHL Beech E90 King Air Private c/n LW-321
G-AOYI Vickers 806 Viscount British Airways c/n 257
G-AXPB Beagle B121 100 Pup Private c/n B117
G-BAVJ Piper PA-31 350 Navajo Chieftain Private c/n 31-7305015
G-BBNO Piper PA-23 250E Aztec Private c/n 27-4656
G-BEUX Reims-Cessna F.172N Private c/n 1596
G-BGBS Piper PA-23 250F Aztec Private c/n 27-7754140
G-BGLC Vickers 839 Viscount Air Bridge Carriers c/n 436
G-BRFG Cessna 340A Private c/n 340A-0012
G-EXEC Piper PA-34 200 Seneca Private c/n 34-7450072
G-POWA Piper PA-34 400 Comanche Private c/n 26-104
G-TYRE Reims-Cessna F.172M Private c/n 1222
Log credit IanG

1994 OTT
59-1493/- (w/gn)grey KC-135E Stratotanker 132ndARS/ME ANG/Bangor IAP, ME c/s "Maine 96" (UG1 WB Geilenkirchen-Bangor)
Log credit IanG

2002 St Athan
XX158/158 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 97" (departed 12:45)
XX198/198 gloss black Hawk T.1A 208[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 26" (landed 12:30)
XX217/217/CC gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from hangar to Northside 14:20)
XX350/350 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 26" (departed 14:00 to Valley)
XZ364/GJ grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-54Sqdn marks
ZD322/03 grey Harrier GR.7 4Sqdn/Cottesmore c/s "Cottesmore 50" (landed 10:55 ..green/yellow fin)
ZD323/04 grey Harrier GR.7 4Sqdn/Cottesmore c/s "Rampage 1" (emergency landing after a bird strike)
ZD613/711 grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks (compass bay to hangar 13:20)
ZG530/84 grey Harrier GR.7 4Sqdn/Cottesmore c/s "Rampage 2" (emergency landing with an elecrical fault 14:55)
ZG706/- green/grey camo Tornado GR.1A St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from storage to hangar)
G-HTRL PA-34 220T Seneca III Air Medical c/s "Airmed 023" (landed 11:10 and departed 11:25)
G-TKPZ Cessna 310R c/s "Clifton 23" (landed 14:05 and departed at 15:00)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
ZA367/FW grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-12Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest 12:15)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2004 St Athan
XX201/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest)
XX337/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest)
XZ377/- grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest)
ZD996/- grey Tornado GR.4A St Athan MU-13Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest)
ZE341/DF a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-11Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01"
ZG471/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 02" (airtest)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 Rhoose
G-JLRW Beech 76 Duchess Private c/n ME-165
Log credit IanG

2005 St Athan
XX157/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks
XX159/159 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 06" (departed 15:00)
XX174/174 gloss black Hawk T.1 208[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 06" (landed 14:00 and departed 15:05)
XX178/178 gloss black Hawk T.1 208[R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 255" (landed 14:15 to nightstop)
XX181/181 gloss black Hawk T.1 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 49" (departed 10:00 to Valley)
ZA142/- grey VC-10 K.2 St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton (detuner 13:30)
ZD230/K grey VC-10 K.4 St Athan MU-Ex Brize Norton c/s "Ascot 864" (landed 12:07)
G-ELIS PA-34 200T Seneca II c/s "Clifton 03" (landed 11:45 and departed 12:00)
Log credit Bill Hodges

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

EVENTS for 15th December

On 15th December 1941 Spitfire I X4940 of 53 OTU crashlanded at Wilton Farm near Llandow causing damage beyond repair.

LOG's for 15th December

2000 St Athan
XX202/202 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX221/221 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX261/261 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX303/303 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 676" departed 11:30 and landed back 12:15)
XX316/316 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 632" departed 11:30 and landed back 12:15)
XZ591/- yellow Sea King HAR.3 203[R]Sqdn (landed 12:00 and departed 13:22)
ZA587/F green/grey camo Ttornado GR.1 St Athan MU-15Sqdn marks
ZD378/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged from hangar to Southern dispersal 10:45)
ZD409/38 grey Harrier GR.7 4Sqdn/Cottesmore c/s "Cottesmore 49"
ZD613/- grey Sea Harrier F/A.2 St Athan MU-no marks (tugged out of detuner 11:50)
G-WIZO PA-34 220T Seneca III (departed 11:00)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2003 St Athan
XX327/- gloss black Hawk T.1 St Athan MU-Aviation medicine flight marks
ZD850/AJ-T grey Tornado GR.4
ZD892/- grey Tornado GR.4
ZE254/UD a/s grey Tornado F.3
ZG732/WU a/s grey Tornado F.3
Log credit Bill Hodges ..day spent in "high places"

2004 St Athan
XX176/176 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 61" (departed 11:26)
XX201/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks
XX315/- gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 06" (departed 11:05)
XX324/324 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 61" (landed 10:05)
XX337/- gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley
XX970/- grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest 09:40 and landed back 10:20)
ZA600/AJ-L grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-617Sqdn marks c/s "STN 02" (departed 11:10)
ZE758/DO a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-11Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (tech prior to airtest 11:14)
Log credit Bill Hodges

2005 St Athan
XX157/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest 14:25 and landed back 15:25)
XX250/250 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "Thunder" (departed 13:05)
XX280/280 gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "Thunder" (departed 13:05)
XX309/- gloss black Hawk T.1A 4FTS/Valley c/s "VYT 08" (landed 10:40 and departed 13:00)
XZ304/- green/grey camo Gazelle AH.1 AAC c/s "Armyair 780" (landed 09:35 and departed 10:15)
XZ369/EU grey Jaguar GR.3A St Athan MU-6Sqdn marks (tugged to the hangar 13:25)
ZA458/DG grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-31Sqdn marks c/s "STN 04" (departed at 09:35 to Lossiemouth)
G-LIZA Cessna 340A c/s "Tayflight" (landed 13:15 and departed 13:50)
G-RHYM PA-31 310 Turbo Navajo B ATC Lasham (departed 14:40)
PH-HZE Boeing 737 8K2 Transavia c/n 28377 (arrived for winglet fitting with ATC Lasham) ..Bill has this noted as PH-XRW ..were they both here?

Log credit IanG & Bill Hodges

Monday, December 14, 2009

EVENTS for 14th December

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LOG's for 14th December

1994 OTT
68-0219/- (r)dg grey C-5A Galaxy 337thALS/AFRes/Westover AFB, MA c/s "Reach 3561" (UG1 WB 11:30 Ramstein AB-Pease AFB)
Log credit IanG

2001 Rhoose
254/- white/blue BN-2A Defender IAC/Baldonnel, Eire c/s "Irish 254"
5151/61-PH grey C-130H Hercules ET02.061/Orlean-Bricy, France c/s "Cotam 2752"
Log credit IanG

2001 St Athan
MM7207/36-10 (ZE762)a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-36Stormo marks (MU arrival)
MM7209/36-25 (ZE835)a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-36Stormo marks c/s "India 7203" (MU departure)
XX239/239 gloss black Hawk T.1W St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest)
ZA470/- grey Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU-no marks (detuner)
ZD466/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks (compass swings)
ZE255/CK a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-5Sqdn marks (at hangar 76 11:00)
ZE369/- yellow Sea King HAR.3 203[R]Sqdn/St Mawgan c/s "SRG 34" (landed 10:40)
Log credit IanG & Bill Hodges

2004 Rhoose
EC-HCH Swearingen SA.227AC Metro III Aeronova c/n AC-658B
EI-CNV Boeing 730 230 Ryanair c/n 22128
G-CDUO Boeing 757 236F ThomsonFly c/n 24792
G-JAJK Piper PA-31 350 Navajo Chieftain Private c/n 31-8152014
G-VIIO Boeing 777 236ER British Airways c/n 29320
XS712/A gloss black Dominie T.1 55[R]Sqdn/Cranwell
Log credit IanG

2004 St Athan
MM7232/36-10 a/s grey Tornado ADV St Athan MU-36 Stormo marks (tugged to storgage 11:00)
XX176/176 gloss black Hawk T.1A 19R]Sqdn/4FTS/Valley
XX337/- gloss black Hawk T.1A St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 04" (airtest 12:47 and landed back with an emergency 13:05)
ZA600/AJ-L grey Tornado GR.4 St Athan MU-617Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (departed 14:10 and landed 14:45)
ZE758/DO a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-111Sqdn marks
ZE965/WT a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-56[R]Sqdn marks
ZG471/- grey Harrier GR.7 St Athan MU-no marks
ZH556/HT a/s grey Tornado F.3T St Athan MU-111Sqdn marks c/s "STN 01" (landed 12:55)
Log credit IanG & Bill Hodges

2005 St Athan
ZE764/- a/s grey Tornado F.3 St Athan MU-no marks c/s "STN 01" (airtest 12:50 and landed back 13:55 after an ILS at Cardiff)
Log credit Bill Hodges