Past Tours

Blackpool & Samlesbury – Tuesday 8th September 2020 (John Tomlinson)

A day out to take my mother to the coast allowed me to have have a look at the Bae Systems gate guards at Samlesbury~Lancs.

Been wanting to do that for a while, so as it’s only a short detour from the M6 before continuing on the Blackpool, today was ideal, apart from the dull conditions.

So a quick look at Blackpool Lancs, as I wanted one item on the dump and I was hoping for a few bits more, which I did see.

Blackpool Photographs at:

Blackpool Spitfire photographs:

Samlesbury Photographs:



Trip Airfield Albums

Country Folders

Old Kodak Prints

Noted between 1100-1150hrs

On the field
G-NHVN AgustaWestland AW139 C/n 31700 NHV Helicopters LTD
G-BSTZ Piper PA-28 140 C/n 28-7725153 Private
G-NWAA Eurocopter EC135 T2 C/n 427 Babcock Mission Critical Services
G-OWST Cessna 172S C/n 172S-8163 Private
G-REDF Eurocopter AS.365 N3 C/n 6884 Babcock Mission Critical Services
G-BORL Piper PA-28 161 C/n 28-7816256 Private
G-AVGE Piper PA-28 140 C/n 28-22787 Private
G-BRLG Piper PA-28RT-201T C/n 28R-8431027 Private
G-BELT Reims-Cessna F.150J C/n 0409 Private
G-BSKW Piper PA-28 181 C/n 2890138 Private

Hangar three Aviation Services
N949AC Cirrus Design SR-22T C/n 833 Private
G-SHMB Aero Vodochody L-39 ZA Albatros C/n 633913 L39 Aviation
G-FMAM Piper PA-28 151 C/n 28-7415056 Private
N267DH Piper PA-28 181 C/n 28-8190141 Private
N220RJ Cirrus Design SR-22 C/n 1775 Private
G-BGXD Socata TB-10 C/n 39 Private
2-SALE Diamond DA 62 C/n 62.069 Private
N78MC Cirrus Design SR-22 C/n 4754 Private

G-ENEA Cessna 182P C/n 182-60895 Private

Hangar: Air Navigation & Trading Co Ltd
G-BUCT Cessna 150L C/n 150-75326 Private
G-IHXD Reims-Cessna F.150M C/n 1313 Private
G-BXYO Piper PA-28RT-201 C/n 28R-8018046 Private
G-UANT Piper PA-28 140 C/n 28-7325568 Private
G-BRBW Piper PA-28 140 C/n 28-7425153 Private
Old wing of G-BRXO noted in the Blackpool Air Navigation Hangar
G-BRXO Piper PA-34 200T C/n 34-7970149 Dismantled. Wings Only. This aircraft is now EC-KDP.

Hangar: Westair Flying Services
G-RVWJ Van’s RV-9A C/n LAA 320-15128 Private
G-SLIV Airplane Factory Sling 4 C/n LAA 400-15445 Private
G-ANWB de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 21 C/n C1/0987 Private
G-BJWW Reims-Cessna F.172P C/n 2148 Private
G-GFIB Reims-Cessna F.152 C/n 1556 Private
G-CEFM Cessna 152 C/n 152-84357 Private
G-RVLW Reims-Cessna F.406 Caravan II C/n F406-0052 RVL Aviation
G-UFLY Reims-Cessna F.150H C/n 0264 Private
G-BMOE Piper PA-28R-200 C/n 28R-7635226 Private
G-AWPU Reims-Cessna F.150J C/n 0411 Westair
G-BGHM Robin R.1180 T Aiglon II C/n 227 Private

Fire Dump Viewed from two locations
GPS: 53°46’41.3″N 3°02’08.7″W from Morrisons car park.
GPS: 53°45’43.8″N 3°02’24.7″W from the railway bridge on Highbury Road West
G-OOGS Grumman-American GA-7 Cougar C/n GA7-0105 Private
G-BRPL Piper PA-28 140 C/n 28-7325160 Private
G-ATOJ Piper PA-28140 C/n 28-21584 Private
G-BBEV Piper PA-28 140 C/n 28-7125340 Private

Blackpool Lancs (North Promenade)
As I dropped off my mother, I was surprised to find the following.
I imagine that this is a BAPC, however I have no notes about what it may be whilst it is wearing W3442 and marked W3442 / D-FY
On the roundabout at Gynn Square, the Northern point of the promenade.
GPS: 53°49’58.7″N 3°03’16.5″W

W3442 Scale Model Supermarine Spitfire Replica C/n Unknown Preserved Marked W3442 / D-FY

Port side: Named Sgt GJ Evans
Story of Sgt GJ Evans at

Starboard side: Named Progress 11

Photographs at:

Bae Systems gate guards at Samlesbury~Lancs.
Front gate location is at GPS: 53°46’46.6″N 2°34’11.7″W

Photographs at:

BAPC-357 Scale Model of EE Lightning C/n Unknown Preserved Marked XS921 / BA
BAPC-455 Scale Model of Lockheed M F-35B Lightning II C/n Unknown Preserved

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