Aberdeen/Dyce, Montrose (Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre), Dundee, Errol, Perth/Scone, Leuchars, Kemback & Edinburgh – Friday 8th October 2021 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,

A few more hours were spent at the mound and this morning I had some company. Just two new helicopters for me during this period so you have no need to spend days and days here. The helicopters seems to have several waves of departures, with the biggest one being from early morning, so you have plenty of chance to catch the ones that are active. Your missing ones will either be based elsewhere or on maintenance.

Aberdeen/Dyce

My photographs for here can be seen at;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72157720127533102

(XZ232)/4, Westland HAS.3GMS, Ground Instruction, United Kingdom (009)
(ZA110), BAe Jetstream T.2, Ground Instruction, United Kingdom (248)
2-SALE, Diamond Aircraft DA62 (62.069)
G-BEZV, Reims/Cessna F172M (1474)
G-BMIX, SOCATA TB20 Trinidad (579)
G-BPKM, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7916341)
G-CGCI, Sikorsky S-92 A, Bristow Helicopters (920103)
G-CICH, Sikorsky S-92 A, Bristow Helicopters (920209)
G-CKXL, Sikorsky S-92 A, Bristow Helicopters (920242)
G-CLGF, Sikorsky S-92 A, Bristow Helicopters (920270)
G-EMEC, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), CHC Scotia (5031)
G-EMED, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), CHC Scotia (5039)
G-EMEE, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920158)
G-EMPP, Diamond Aircraft Twin Star DA42MPP (42.M011)
G-EUYK, Airbus A320 232, British Airways (4551)
G-GNTB, Saab-Fairchild 340 A, Loganair (340A-082)
G-GNTF, Saab-Fairchild 340 A, Loganair (340A-113)
G-IACA, Sikorsky S-92 A, Bristow Helicopters (920050)
G-IACE, Sikorsky S-92 A, Bristow Helicopters (920066)
G-JMCP, Boeing 737 3T0SF, West Atlantic UK (23578)
G-LGNB, Saab 340 B, Loganair (340B-216)
G-LGNJ, Saab 340 B, Loganair (340B-173)
G-LMRC, Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 500, Loganair (480)
G-LMSA, Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 600, Loganair (1213)
G-MACR, Cirrus Design SR22T (1704)
G-MAJY, BAe Jetstream 41 -01, Eastern Airways (41099)
G-MCSB, Sikorsky S-92 A, Babcock MCS Offshore (920281)
G-MCSF, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), Babcock MCS Offshore (5023)
G-MCSH, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), Babcock MCS Offshore (5034)
G-MCSI, Sikorsky S-92 A, Babcock MCS Offshore (920304)
G-MCSM, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), Babcock MCS Offshore (5046)
G-MCSN, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), Babcock MCS Offshore (5024)
G-MCSP, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), Babcock MCS Offshore (5052)
G-MRLI, Sikorsky S-92 A, Bristow Helicopters (920056)
G-NHVA, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), NHV Helicopters (5042)
G-NHVG, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), NHV Helicopters (5008)
G-NHVI, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), NHV Helicopters (5010)
G-NHVU, Airbus Helicopters EC175 B (H175), NHV Helicopters (5004)
G-ROOK, Reims/Cessna F172P (2081)
G-SAJB, Embraer ERJ-135 ER, Loganair (145473)
G-SAJH, Embraer ERJ-145 EU, Loganair (145134)
G-SAJJ, Embraer ERJ-145 EP, Loganair (145142)
G-SAJU, Embraer ERJ-135 ER, Loganair (145494)
G-SASC, Beech King Air B200C (BL-150)
G-SASD, Beech King Air B200C (BL-151)
G-VINI, Sikorsky S-92 A, Babcock MCS Offshore (920220)
G-WNSE, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920190)
G-WNSF, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920046)
G-WNSG, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920058)
G-WNSL, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920241)
G-WNST, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920216)
G-WNSU, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920229)
G-WNSV, Sikorsky S-92 A, CHC Scotia (920057)
(BAPC.563), Aerospatiale AS.365 Dauphin Composite (unknown)
LN-WDJ, Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG, Wideroes Flyveselskap (4290)
OY-MNS, Vulcanair P.68C (502/C)
PH-EXW, Embraer EMB-175 STD, KLM cityhopper (17000710)
TF-BBO, Boeing 737 46BSF, Bluebird Nordic (24573)

 

 

It was now time leave Aberdeen as I had a busy day ahead and wanted to be at Montrose for the 10am opening at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. Before that though, I went looking for this WG-30 which is being used in a static training role.


Present within the AIS Survivex site:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/51783936292/in/dateposted-public/

N116WG, Westland WG-30 100 (016)

 

Montrose (Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre)

My photographs for here can be seen at;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72177720295579064

On display outide:
WF825/A, Gloster Meteor T.7, United Kingdom (unknown)
(BAPC.320)/EP121/LO-D, Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire V FSM (unknown)

Hangar:
(TX226), Avro Anson C.19, United Kingdom (unknown)

Hangar:
(BAPC.59)/B7320/P, Sopwith F.1 Camel replica (unknown)
471, Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2a replica, United Kingdom (unknown)

Hangar:
DG590, Miles M.2H Hawk Major, United Kingdom (177)
XA109, de Havilland Sea Vampire T.22, United Kingdom (15207)
(G-MMLM), MBA Tiger Cub 440 (SO.172)

Hangar:
WT619, Hawker Hunter F.1, United Kingdom (41H-665454)

I had a pre-arranged visit at Dundee through Tayside Aviation. Very friendly here, just make contact with them. Most are parked outside but there are a few hangared. AS there are scheduled Logaanar flights from this place, you are only allowed to walk around the general aviation bit.

Dundee

My photographs for here can be seen at;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72177720295543099

G-BGKS, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7916221)
G-BGPL, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7916289)
G-BHJO, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7816213)
G-BNOF, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (2816014)
G-BONC, Piper PA-28R T-201 Arrow IV (28R-7918007)
G-BOVK, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8516061)
G-BSYZ, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8516051)
G-BVHE, Grob G-115 D2 (82008)
G-BXOJ, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior III (2842010)
G-BYHG, Dornier Do 328 110, (Loganair) (3098)
G-CAHA, Piper PA-34 200T Seneca II (34-7770010)
G-CJPN, Cessna 152 (15280337)
G-DCMT, Embraer Phenom 300 (50500133)
G-EVIE, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8316043)
G-LMRD, Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 500, Loganair (584)
G-OWAP, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7816314)
G-PDGV, Vulcanair P.68 TC (485-52-TC)
G-TSDA, Aquila AT-01 100A (AT01-100A-329)
G-TSDB, Aquila AT-01 100A (AT01-100A-330)
G-TSDC, Aquila AT-01 100A (AT01-100A-332)
G-TSDE, Aquila AT-01 100A (AT01-100A-333)
LX-AND, Pilatus PC-24 (155)
M-CKSB, Dassault Falcon 2000 (6)
OE-EBF, Pilatus PC-XII NGX (2055)
OE-FUX, Cessna Citation CJ2 (525A0106)

 

With thanks to Ben, I managed to not only see the Gannet which is easily visible out on the airfield but also find the two stored items. I needed the Vampire, so I was very pleased about that.

Errol

My photograph for here can be seen at;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/51780614579/in/dateposted-public/

XG882/LM-771, Fairey Gannet T.5, On Display, United Kingdom (F9411)
XN981/981, Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B, Stored, United Kingdom (B3-08-63)
(XD403), de Havilland Vampire T.11, Stored, United Kingdom (15377)

 

 


Quite a bit to be seen at Perth/Scone, so fully recommend that you ask for permission to visit at the various places if you want to avoid being given a no upon just turning up. All areas are friendly.

A friend from our time together at Oxford Bus Company, was in the middle of his commercial pilot training up here, and so he was my personal guide. It was great to catch up and hear his enthusiasm as he chases his dream of flying commercially. It was great to get to sit in a DA42 and have his ‘office’ explained to me. Good luck Mason!

Perth/Scone

My photographs for here can be seen at;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72157720169694030

ACS Flight Training hangar:
G-AVWV, Piper PA-28R 180 Cherokee Arrow (28R-30404)
G-BOAH, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8416030)
G-CGFH, Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane (T18208667)
G-CLST, Cessna U206F Stationair (U20601942)
G-JKMH, Diamond Aircraft Twin Star DA42 (42.168)
N28236, Gulfstream American AA-5B Tiger (AA5B-0956)

Scottish Aero Club hangar:
XX695/C, Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1, G-CBBT, United Kingdom (BH120/344)
43-30244/46-C, Piper J-3C-65 Cub, G-CGIY, United States (11535)
G-ATCJ, Luton Aircraft Luton Minor L.A.4A (PAL 1163)
G-AWBG, Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee (28-24286)
G-BPVK, Varga Kachina 2150 A (VAC-85-77)
G-BRAA, Amateur Built Pitts Special S-1C (101GM)
G-BSYH, Luscombe Silvaire 8A (2842)
G-BWVT, de Havilland Australia Tiger Moth DH.82A (DHA1039)
G-BXDO, Amateur Built Cozy Mk.III (PFA 159-12032)
G-BYBY, Thorp T-18 C (492)
G-BYEW, Cyclone Airsports Pegasus Quantum 15 (7499)
G-BYIP, Aerotek Pitts Special S-2A (2244)
G-BYPZ, Rans Super Coyote S-116 Super Six (PFA 204A-13448)
G-BZMF, Rutan Long-Ez (PFA 074A-10698)
G-CCDD, Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik (7951)
G-CDBB, Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik (8062)
G-CDBO, Best Off SkyRanger 912(2) (BMAA/HB/370)
G-CDOP, P & M Aviation Pegasus Quik (8129)
G-CDOZ, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-14437)
G-CFGZ, Flight Design CT SW (08-05-23)
G-CFMC, Vans RV-9 (PFA 320-14575)
G-CFOW, Best Off SkyRanger Swift 912S(1) (BMAA/HB/583)
G-CGHL, RotorSport UK MTO Sport (RSUK/MTOS/019)
G-CGOJ, Amateur Built Jodel D.11 (PFA 052-14400)
G-CGOS, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior III (2842345)
G-CGRS, P & M Aviation Pegasus Quik (8529)
G-CGSD, Magni Gyro M-16 Tandem Trainer C (16-10-6084)
G-CGTF, RotorSport UK MT-03 (RSUK/MT-03/054)
(G-CGWI)/BL927/JH-I, Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire Mk.26 (36)
G-CGYC, Aeropro EuroFox 912(S) (35411)
G-CIAR, P & M Aviation Quik GTR (8648)
G-CIBL, RotorSport UK Cavalon (RSUK/CVLN/005)
G-CIDF, RotorSport UK MTO Sport (RSUK/MTOS/051)
G-CIFT, RotorSport UK MTO Sport (RSUK/MTOS/055)
G-CIXX, RotorSport UK Cavalon (RSUK/CVLN/018)
G-CKUH, CZAW Sportcruiser (0C4092)
G-CLDZ, RotorSport UK Calidus (RSUK/CALS/037)
G-CLXX, Aeropro EuroFox 2K (60821)
G-DAVB, Aerosport Scamp (PFA 117-10889)
G-DMCW, Magni Gyro M-24 Orion C (24-11-6284)
G-DNKS, Comco Ikarus C42 FB80 (0606-6822)
G-DTAR, P & M Aviation Quik GT450 (8416)
G-FLYJ, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SL (2014-4211)
G-GOTC, Grumman American GA-7 Cougar (GA7-0074)
G-IDOL, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-14549)
G-IPAT, Jabiru Aircraft Jabiru SP 470 (PFA 274B-14227)
G-JFLO, Aerospool WT9 Dynamic UK (DY197/2007)
G-KINZ, AutoGyro Europe MTO Sport (RSUK/MTOS/065)
G-KRES, Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair Super II-RG (PFA 149-12984)
G-KWIC, Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik (7962)
G-MWCH, Rans Coyote II S-6ESD (PFA 204-11632)
G-MXII, Amateur Built Pitts Model 12 Monster P-12 (LAA 349-15116)
G-NESE, Tecnam P.2002 Sierra JF (039)
G-NGCC, BRM Bristell NG5 Speed Wing (313/2017)
G-NYNJ, Best Off SkyRanger Nynja 912S(1) (BMAA/HB/643)
G-OBAN, S.A.N. Jodel D.140B Mousquetaire II (80)
G-ORCC, RotorSport UK Calidus (RSUK/CALS/022)
G-PION, Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 (PFA 330-14294)
G-PPLG, RotorSport UK MT-03 (RSUK/MT-03/010)
G-REGZ, Aeroprakt A-22 L Foxbat (LAA 317B-15230)
G-RMPS, Vans RV-12 (LAA 363-14923)
G-RODZ, Vans RV-3 A (10622)
(G-RORB)/P9637/GR-B, Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire Mk.26 (PFA 324-14745)
G-RVEE, Vans RV-6 A (PFA 181-12262)
G-RVIB, Vans RV-6 (PFA 181A-13220)
G-RVIC, Vans RV-6 A (25393)
G-SWRE, Tecnam P.2002 Sierra EA (PFA 333-14494)
(G-TAYL), Amateur Built Pitts Special S-1S (20940)
G-TIVV, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-14435)
G-WAWW, P & M Aviation Quik GT450 (8547)
G-XARV, ARV Aviation ARV 1 Super 2 (010)
G-ZTED, Europa Aviation Europa (PFA 247-12492)
N2231F, Cessna 182T Skylane (18281925)
N3600X, Cirrus Design SR22T (0491)

Air Service Training hangar:
(ZE413), Agusta A.109A Hirundo (7245)
(MM81220), Agusta A.109A-II, Air Service Training, Italian (7337)
(MM81335), Agusta A.109A-II, Air Service Training, Italian (7418)
G-BEWP, Reims/Cessna F150M, Air Service Training (1426)
G-BWYE, Cessna 310R, Air Service Training (310R1654)
G-NFLC, Handley Page Jetstream 1, Air Service Training (222)

Outside:
EI-APF, Reims/Cessna F150G (0112)
G-AYGB, Cessna 310Q (310Q0111)
G-BBLS, Grumman American AA-5 Traveler (AA5-0440)
G-BGLG, Cessna 152 (15282092)
G-BHAI, Reims/Cessna F152 (1625)
G-BKAZ, Cessna 152 (15282832)
G-BNJH, Cessna 152 (15285401)
G-BODD, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (2816040)
G-BSDO, Cessna 152 (15281657)
G-BSLT, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8016303)
G-BFZH, Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow (28R-35307)
G-CIDF, RotorSport UK MTO Sport (RSUK/MTOS/051)
G-CIKM, Diamond Aircraft Twin Star DA42 (42.367)
G-EGPF, Piper PA-28R 201 Arrow III (28R-7837213)
G-EPTR, Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7235090)
G-FIFE, Reims/Cessna FA152 Aerobat (0351)
G-GFCE, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7916191)
G-HAMR, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8416077)
G-OACI, SOCATA Rallye MS.893E 180GT Gaillard (13086)
G-SCAA, Eurocopter EC135 T1 (0151)
G-SELA, Cessna 152 (15282590)
G-WYLD, Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion (21064341)
G-ZAZU, Diamond Aircraft Twin Star DA42 (42.187)
(BAPC.220)/BR954/JP-A, Supermarine Spitfire I FSM (unknown)

 

As I was heading towards Kemback and needed to cross over the River Tay to do so, I thought I would pay the former RAF Leuchars a visit. This sparked some old memories of the years I used to take a train up to do the Battle of Britain Open Day. One memorable evening before a show, I had camped in a field at the end of runway 08 and was woken in the middle of the night by the sound of two QRA Phantoms going off. Will never forget that sight and sound.

Leuchars

ZE967/UT, Panavia Tornado F.3T, On Display, Royal Air Force (801/AT043/3377)

 

 

You can just about see enough of this Victor nose in somebody’s back garden without having to trespass. I didn’t bother with a picture however as a shed takes the foreground. You can see the Victor from the small bridge at 56.321889, -2.945838

Kemback

XA917, Handley Page Victor B.1 (nose), United Kingdom (HP80/3)

 

 

Last stop of the day and a little time was spent at Edinburgh Airport. Good viewing opportunites are available at the Western end where there are large areas of prepared space (55.943053, -3.383021) which I think a big market must use at the weekends? I wasn’t happy that I could properly see the stored MAX from there and so I would come back the next morning.

Edinburgh

EI-ENN, Boeing 737NG 8AS/W, Ryanair (35036)
G-BMRA, Boeing 757 236SF, DHL Air (23710)
G-CKUZ, Boeing 737 46JSF, West Atlantic UK (27213)
G-EZBJ, Airbus A319 111, easyJet Airline (3036)
G-EZTG, Airbus A320 214, easyJet Airline (3946)
G-JMCV, Boeing 737 4K5SF, West Atlantic UK (24128)
G-JOTR, AVRO 146 RJ85, Jota Aviation (E2294)
G-LCAD, Embraer EMB-190 LR, BA CityFlyer (19000535)
G-NPTX, Boeing 737 4C9SF, West Atlantic UK (25429)
G-POWS, Boeing 737 436SF, Titan Airways (25853)
G-UZLG, Airbus A320 251NSL, easyJet Airline (9105)
HB-JXI, Airbus A320 214, easyJet Switzerland (4721)
N1WW, Bombardier Global 6000 (9808)
OE-GBH, Embraer Phenom 300 E (50500529)
OE-LQF, Airbus A319 111, easyJet Europe Airline (3844)
OO-TNN, Boeing 737 45DBDSF, ASL Airlines Belgium (27131)
OY-SRK, Boeing 767 204ERBDSF, Star Air (23072)

Best regards,

 

Grant Robinson

 

Photograph credits: Grant Robinson

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