Fairford – Friday 19th July 2019 (Gill Robinson)

Hi all,

In the spirit of sorting out old photographs and logging, whilst providing a bit of escapism during these difficult times, here follows a log from the last Royal International Air Tattoo held at Fairford in 2019. This is a bit of an unusual one, as I didn’t actually attend but my wife did. The text and pictures that follow are all hers and this will be her first log report ever 🙂

The first part of the log was taken from her pictures and the official checklist. The second part is what else should have been there as indicated by the checklist.

Over to Gill……..

 

More photos can be seen at;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72157718429146278

On Friday 19th July I braved the weather and attended RIAT. Alone. My absent Wingman had taken himself off to the USA and that day was apparently in Tucson. While he was swanning around Pima, having a bus tour of AMARC and skulking around the scrapyards in 100deg heat seeing thousands of aircraft, I was having a swim around the static at Fairford. I hesitate to say he was on holiday as he insists these tours are ‘ordeals’. Poor lamb.

I never usually attend these things by myself so I felt like my heroine Amelia Earhart, a pioneering woman in pursuit of success in a male dominated hobby. Yes, I was plane spotting at an airshow. Solo.

The rain and thunder were relentless so some of my attempts at taking professional looking pictures could be confused with photos of a tsunami. However, you will hopefully see some interesting aircraft among them.

My eye was immediately drawn to two Ukranian Su-27’s – a great start which was made even more special because I later found out that my Wingman needed one of them! Ha!

As always there was a great static line up although disappointingly about a third of the display wasn’t accessible to the public. The ticket was the same price as the Saturday and Sunday ones so I did feel somewhat cheated.

As Grant will tell you, I’m not given to ranting (!) but I did make my feelings known on the feedback for the show. Sadly the air display was curtailed owing to the weather so I was crestfallen. RIAT is the highlight of my year but it’s fair to say today wasn’t my finest hour.

However, I hope you get as much pleasure as I did when I found out that of the 2 USAF KC-10As that he needs (there are 60 of them?), I ticked one of his off my list! I said it was God’s punishment to which he responded that I’m God’s punishment! The cheek of it! The Wingman is now grounded for the foreseeable future….. 🙂


Confirmed Static seen:

WZ706, Auster AOP.9, G-BURR, United Kingdom (unknown)
XN637, Hunting Jet Provost T.3, United Kingdom (PAC/W/13901)
XW224, Westland Puma HC.1, 230 Sqn, Royal Air Force (1166)
XW324/U, British Aircraft Corporation Jet Provost T.5 , G-BWSG, United Kingdom (EEP/JP/988)
XX321/CI, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1A, 100 Sqn, Royal Air Force (312146/164)
XX614/I, Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1, G-GGRR, United Kingdom (BH.120-272)
XX636/Y, Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1, G-CBFP, United Kingdom (BH120/306)
(XZ327), Westland Gazelle AH.1, 2 Training Regiment, Army Air Corps (1645)
ZE652/YD, Grob Viking T.1, 621 VGS, Royal Air Force (34002-K-235)
ZF448/448, Short Tucano T.1, 1 FTS, Royal Air Force (S141/T112)
ZH879/879, Lockheed Hercules C.4, 24/47 Squadrons, Royal Air Force (5463)
ZJ694, Bombardier Sentinel R.1, 5(AC) Sqn, Royal Air Force (9135)
ZJ913/913/WS-Y, Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, 9(B) Sqn, Royal Air Force (047/BS004)
ZK020/K, BAE Systems Hawk T.2, 4 Sqn, Royal Air Force (RT011/1249)
ZK027/R, BAE Systems Hawk T.2, 4 Sqn, Royal Air Force (RT018/1256)
ZM307, Grob Prefect T.1, 3 FTS, Royal Air Force (11122)
ZM324/324, Beechcraft Texan T.1, 4 FTS, Royal Air Force (PM-111)
ZM335, EMBRAER Phenom 100, 45 Sqn, Royal Air Force (50000380)
ZM500/00, Airbus Jupiter HT.1, DHFS, Royal Air Force (20111)
ZM519/19, Airbus Juno HT.1, DHFS, Royal Air Force (2023)
ZZ191, Hawker Hunter F.58, Hawker Hunter Aviation, United Kingdom (41H-697425)
ZZ393, Agusta-Westland Lynx Wildcat AH.1, 659 Sqn, Army Air Corps (491)
ZZ502, Beechcraft Avenger T.1, 750 NAS, Fleet Air Arm (FL-629)
ZZ529, Agusta-Westland Lynx Wildcat HMA.2, 815 NAS, Fleet Air Arm (536)
G-BYUH/UH, Grob Tutor T.1, Bristol UAS, Royal Air Force (82093E)
G-BYXG/XG, Grob Tutor T.1, Bristol UAS, Royal Air Force (82167E)
G-ETPK, British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ70, Empire Test Pilots School, QinetiQ (E1254)
G-ETPB, Pilatus PC-21, Empire Test Pilots School, QinetiQ (311)
CE-02, EMBRAER ERJ-135LR, 21 Smaldeel, Belgium Air Component (145486)
140112/112, Lockheed CP-140 Aurora, 405 Sqn, Royal Canadian Air Force (5715)
130612/612, Lockheed CC-130J Hercules, 436 Sqn, Royal Canadian Air Force (5666)
E-191, General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon, Esk 727, Royal Danish Air Force (6F-18)
1219/DAZ, Aerospatiale SA.330B Puma, 3 RHC, French Army (1219)
4053/GBE, Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle, 3 RHC, French Army (2053)
54+28, Airbus A400M, LTG 62, German Air Force (088)
30+25, Eurofighter EF.2000, TLG 71, German Air Force (090/GS015)
30+67, Eurofighter EF.2000T, TLG 73, German Air Force (GT018)
43+25, Panavia Tornado IDS, TLG 51, German Air Force (062/GS008/4025)
46+05, Panavia Tornado IDS(T), TLG 33, German Air Force (754/GT063/4305)
83+10, Westland Super Lynx Mk.88A, MFG 5, German Navy (429)
MT55232/61-06, Aermacchi M.346 (T-346A), 311° Gruppo/RSV, Italian Air Force (7105/B0023/0073)
MM7057/6-04, Panavia Tornado IDS, 154° Gruppo/6° Stormo, Italian Air Force (456/IS056/5066)
345, Lockheed C-130H Hercules, 3 Sqn, Royal Jordanian Air Force (4813)
06, Alenia C-27J Spartan, Transporto Eskadrile, Lithuanian Air Force (4115)
01, Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, Heavy Airlift Wing, NATO Airlift Management Agency/SAC (50208/F207/SAC-1)
D-661, Boeing-Vertol CH-47D Chinook, 298 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Air Force (M.3661/NL001)
J-368, General Dynamics F-16BM Fighting Falcon, 313 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Air Force (6E-31)
G-273, Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules, 336 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Air Force (5273)
691/FN-K, General Dynamics F-16BM Fighting Falcon, 331 Skv, Royal Norwegian Air Force (6L-10)
3766, Lockheed C-130B Hercules, 6 Sqn, Pakistan Air Force (3766)
1115, PZL-Mielec M-28B Bryza-1R, 44.BLM, Polish Navy (AJG001-06)
2706, Alenia C-27J Spartan, Esc.902 Av.Tr., Romanian Air Force (4157)
1962, Alenia C-27J Spartan, 1. Dopravna Letka, Slovak Air Force (4192)
39816/816, SAAB JAS 39D Gripen, F7, Swedish Air Force (39-816)
77-0288, McDonnell F-4E Phantom II 2020, 171 Filo, Turkish Air Force (4997)
77-0296, McDonnell F-4E Phantom II 2020, 171 Filo, Turkish Air Force (5009)
76683, Ilyushin IL-76MD Candid, 25 TAP, Ukraine Air Force (0063468029)
71 blue, Sukhoi Su-27UB1M Flanker, 831 BrTA, Ukraine Air Force (96310424043)
10-0052, Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey, 7th SOS/352nd SOW, United States Air Force (D1028)
99-0169 yellow/blue, Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, 701st AS/437th AW, United States Air Force (50073/F72/P-69)
60-0048/LA blue, Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 20th BS/2nd BW, United States Air Force (464413)
58-0100/D, Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 351st ARS/100th ARW, United States Air Force (17845)
96-0201/LN red, McDonnell Douglas F-15E Eagle, 494th FS/48th FW, United States Air Force (1331/E211)
79-1950, McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender, 6th ARS/60th AMW, United States Air Force (48210)
169329/PD-329, Boeing P-8A Poseidon, VP-9, United States Navy (62295/6273)
ES-YLP/7, Aero L-39C Albatros (691879)
G-AMUF, de Havilland Canada Chipmunk 21 (C1/0832)
G-AVYL, Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee D (28-4622)
G-BSCZ, Cessna 152 II (152-82199)
G-HACS, Tecnam P.2002-JF Sierra (199)
G-HMCF, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SL (2014-4204)
G-HMCH, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SL (2016-4239)
G-MCGK, Sikorsky S-92A, Bristow Helicopters/UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (920251)
G-NIAC, TL Ultralight TL-2000 Sting Carbon S4 (LAA/347A-15425)
G-OUEG, Bombardier Aerospace Global 6000 (9828)
G-RFCA, Tecnam P.2008-JC (1061)
G-RFCB, Tecnam P.2008-JC (1076)
G-TURF, Reims/Cessna F.406 Caravan II (F406-0020)
HB-KGC, Cirrus Design Corp SR22T (1688)
HB-PKE, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 181 Archer II (2890087)
N288DW, Beechcraft B200GT Super King Air (BY-288)
N326JG, Northrop Grumman Firebird H03 (00001)
N504EX, Cessna 208EX Grand Caravan (208B-5504)
(N600CE)/168808/NG, Bell 407 (53347)
N610AT, Raytheon AT-6B Texan II (AT-1)
N650GF, Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream G650ER (6341)
PT-ZTU, Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (31400232)

Confirmed nearside flightlines seen:
036, Raytheon Beechcraft T-6A Texan II, 361 MEA, Hellenic Air Force (PG-36)
6807, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF Lancer C, Escadrila 861, Romanian Air Force (96006807)
6824, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF Lancer C, Escadrila 861, Romanian Air Force (96006824)
VA.1B-37/01-925, McDonnell Douglas/BAe EAV-8B+ Matador II, Eslla 009, Spanish Navy (SR3)
VA.1B-24/01-914, McDonnell Douglas/BAe EAV-8B+ Matador II, Eslla 009, Spanish Navy (E12)
U.20-2/01-406, Cessna 550 Citation II, Eslla 004, Spanish Navy (550-0446)

Remaining Static as given by the official checklist but not confirmed by Gill:
(XV784), Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 (nose), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, United Kingdom (712034)
XW325, British Aircraft Corporation Jet Provost T.5A , G-BWGF, United Kingdom (EEP/JP/989)
(XX761), SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 (nose), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, United Kingdom (S58)
ZZ338, Airbus Voyager KC.3, 10/101 Sqns, Royal Air Force (1419/MRTT024)
M-519, Agusta-Westland EH-101 Mk.512, Esk 722, Royal Danish Air Force (50226/DEN19)
CC-2, CASA-IPTN C.295M, TukiLLv , Finnish Air Force (FI01-2-036)
99+18, North American OV-10B Bronco, G-ONAA, German (338-3)
MM62225/46-90, Alenia C-27J Spartan, 98° Gruppo/46 Brigata Aerea TM, Italian Air Force (4136)
MM81865/15-02, Agusta-Westland AW.101 Mk.611 (HH-101A), 23° Gruppo/15° Stormo, Italian Air Force (50258/CSAR02)
MM81796/15-40, Agusta-Westland AW.139 (HH-139A), 82° Centro CSA/15° Stormo, Italian Air Force (31403)
LX-N90451, Boeing E-3A Sentry, AEW&CF, NATO (22846)
N-227, NH Industries NH90-NFH, 860 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Navy (1227/NNLN07)
MAB, Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, 10 Transport Sqn, Qatar Emiri Air Force (50210/F209/QATAR-2)
211/MAH, Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules, 12 Transport Sqn, Qatar Emiri Air Force (5662)
72-21509/129, Bell UH-1H Iroquois, G-UHIH, United States (13208)
69-16011, Hughes OH-6A Cayuse, G-OHGA, United States (30-1381)
G-BCUO, Scottish Aviation Bulldog Srs.120/122 (BH120/371)
G-BYCT, Aero L-29A Delfin (395142)
G-MCGU, Agusta-Westland AW.189, , Bristow Helicopters/UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (92007)
G-NFLA, British Aerospace Jetstream 31 (637)
N45CF, Beechcraft G18S Super 18 (BA-466)
also suggested as planned to be present (if they turned up) were Fleet Air Arm Hawk T.1A & Merlin HM.2, Army Air Corps Apache AH.1, French Navy Xingu, USAF MC-130J, Martin-Baker Meteor T.7, Civilian C42 x 2, DA.20 Katana

Farside flightlines:
XX177, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312024/024)
XX188, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1A, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312035/035)
XX219, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1A, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312055/055)
XX232, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312068/068)
XX242, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312078/078)
XX244, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312080/080)
XX245, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312081/081)
XX310, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1W, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312135/145)
XX319, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1A, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312144/162)
XX322, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1A, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312147/165)
XX323, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1A, Red Arrows, Royal Air Force (312148/167)
ZA708, Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC.6A, 27 Sqn, Royal Air Force (MA020/M7018)
ZD983, Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC.6A, 27 Sqn, Royal Air Force (M/A040/B-875/M7022)
ZF264/264, Short Tucano T.1, 72 Sqn/1FTS, Royal Air Force (S53/T48)
ZF287/287, Short Tucano T.1, 72 Sqn/1FTS, Royal Air Force (S85/T58)
ZJ920/920, Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, 29 Sqn, Royal Air Force (067/BS011)
ZJ924/WS-J, Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, 9(B) Sqn, Royal Air Force (077/BS015)
ZJ937/937, Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, 29 Sqn, Royal Air Force (121/BS028)
ZK343/343, Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, 2(AC) Sqn, Royal Air Force (380/BS104)
ZK425/425, Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, 2(AC) Sqn, Royal Air Force (BS141)
G-BYXM/XM, Grob Tutor T.1, 115 Sqn, Royal Air Force (82173E)
G-BYXZ/XZ, Grob Tutor T.1, 115 Sqn, Royal Air Force (82182E)
FA-101, General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon, 350 Smaldeel, Belgian Air Force (6H-101)
FA-57, General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon, 350 Smaldeel, Belgian Air Force (6H-57)
FA-124, General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon, 349 Smaldeel, Belgian Air Force (6H-124)
ET-197, General Dynamics F-16BM Fighting Falcon, Esk 730, Royal Danish Air Force (6G-13)
HN-406/06, McDonnell Douglas F-18C Hornet, HävLLv 31, Finnish Air Force (1307/FNC006)
HN-428/28, McDonnell Douglas F-18C Hornet, HävLLv 31, Finnish Air Force (1429/FNC028)
46+49, Panavia Tornado ECR, TLG 51, German Air Force (884/GS282/4349)
31+17, Eurofighter EF.2000, TLG 31, German Air Force (178/AS010)
31+44, Eurofighter EF.2000, TLG 71, German Air Force (GS0104)
MM54505/9, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6716/111/AA053)
MM54510/7, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6726/121)
MM54517/3, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6745/140/AA065)
MM54518/2, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6746/141/AA066)
MM54534/4, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6741/136/AA068)
MM54539/8, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6760/155/AA071)
MM54551/1, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6772/167/AD018)
MM55052/6, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6846/186/AA083)
MM55053/0, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6847/187/AA084)
MM55058/11, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6852/190/AA087)
MM55059/5, Aermacchi MB.339A/PAN(MLU), 313° Gruppo/Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force (6853/191/AA088)
CSX62219/RS-50, Alenia C-27J Spartan, 311° Gruppo/RSV, Italian Air Force (4119)
MM55213/61-06, Aermacchi M.346 (T-346A), 311° Gruppo/RSV, Italian Air Force (7084/B0008/0052)
MM7343/RS-21, Eurofighter EF.2000 (F-2000A), 311° Gruppo/RSV, Italian Air Force (IS069)
J-646, General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon, 306 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Air Force (6D-78)
687, General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon, 331 Skv, Royal Norwegian Air Force (6K-59)
39227/227, SAAB JAS 39C Gripen, F7, Swedish Air Force (39-227)
39268/268, SAAB JAS 39C Gripen, F7, Swedish Air Force (39-268)
J-5011, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet, Fliegerstaffel 11, Swiss Air Force (1351/SFC011)
J-5012, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet, Fliegerstaffel 17, Swiss Air Force (1352/SFC012)
57-2609, Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 101 Filo, Turkish Air Force (17745)
39 blue, Sukhoi Su-27P1M Flanker, 831 BrTA, Ukraine Air Force (36911035818)
96-0080/SP red, General Dynamics F-16CM Fighting Falcon, 480th FS/52nd FW, United States Air Force (CC-202)
96-0083/SP red, General Dynamics F-16CM Fighting Falcon, 480th FS/52nd FW, United States Air Force (CC-205)
EC-400, Airbus A400M, , Airbus (056)
RJF01, Extra EA.330LX, Royal Jordanian Falcons (LC069)
RJF02, Extra EA.330LX, Royal Jordanian Falcons (LC070)
RJF03, Extra EA.330LX, Royal Jordanian Falcons (LC071)
RJF04, Extra EA.330LX, Royal Jordanian Falcons (LC072)
also suggested as planned to be present (if it turned up) was one Army Air Corps Apache AH.1

Photo credits: Gill Robinson

 

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