Foreign Airfield VisitPast Tours

Zion, Kenosha, Sylvania, Milwaukee/General Mitchell, Milwaukee/Lawrence J.Timmerman, West Bend/Hahn Sky Ranch, Fond du Lac Town – Saturday 23rd July 2011 (Grant Robinson)

On with part 2 of a very busy Saturdays spotting enroute to Oshkosh…..

By the I-94 around 26 miles North of Chicago Executive/Palwaukee was the Russell Military Museum. This place didn’t open until 10:00 but that was ok as it gave a chance for the torrential rains to clear which fortunately they did given that most of the inmates are kept outside!

71-20829 ** Bell GOH-58A Kiowa
51-16226 ** Hiller OH-23B Raven
67-16017 ** Hughes OH-6A Cayuse

56-4026 ** Aero Commander U-9C
78-23050 ** Bell AH-1E Cobra
68-17067 Bell AH-1F Cobra (seen at Fairford 18/07/1987!!)
70-15993 ** Bell AH-1F Cobra
65-10074 ** Bell GUH-1H Iroquois
64-13768/68G ** Bell UH-1H Iroquois
65-09788/88L ** Bell UH-1H Iroquois
65-09931/31E ** Bell UH-1H Iroquois
69-15598 ** Bell UH-1H Iroquois ((tail of (71)1-20314))
71-20047 ** Bell UH-1H Iroquois
72-21581 ** Bell UH-1H Iroquois
72-21616 ** Bell UH-1H Iroquois
82-23766 ** Boeing-Vertol CH-47D Chinook (front fuselage)
67-18900 ** Grumman OV-1D Mohawk
68-16992 ** Grumman OV-1D Mohawk
65-12974 ** Hughes OH-6A Cayuse
67-16879 ** Hughes TH-55A Osage
52-9141 ** Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (front fuselage) reg from rear fuselage found elsewhere
75-0084/ET ** McDonnell Douglas F-15B Eagle
110 red ** Mil Mi-24
61-0941/ST ** Northrop GAT-38A Talon
61-0923/ST ** Northrop GAT-38B Talon
N910NA Northrop T-38A Talon (fuselage)
51-9524 ** Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
(65-12789) Sikorsky CH-3E Pelican sand/two tone green c/s
(153292)/66 Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion AMARC code HC022
70-18486 ** Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe
(54-0914) Sikorsky CH-34A Choctaw
156751/471/120 ** Vought TA-7C Corsair II


After here then headed North on I-94 and about 7 miles later came across Kenosha. Seen here between 11:26-11:55 and made all 26 seen;

HR-ARK ** Antonov An-2R
N1069T ** Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza
N6490G ** Cessna 150K
N172G ** Cessna 172N Skyhawk
N738HA ** Cessna 172N Skyhawk
N34947 ** Cessna 177RG Cardinal
N217BS ** Cessna 310H
N3355Q ** Cessna 310L
N317V ** Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
N510AT ** Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
N696ST ** Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1
N55GP ** Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3
N9870Y ** Cessna T.210N Turbo Centurion
N843DK ** Diamond DA.40 Diamond Star
N411WW ** Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream G550
N1680B ** Luscombe 11A Sedan
N2701K ** Luscombe 8E
N2913 ** Murphy Rebel
N91463 ** North American Navion
N1630J ** Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
N21JG ** Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
N47971 ** Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee
N7381Y ** Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche
N12FW ** Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
N2912 ** Thorp T-18


Again headed North on I-94 and around 8 miles later came across Sylvania. Noted here between 12:07-12:15;

N821DA ** Beechcraft B90 King Air
N6431G ** Cessna 150K
N84289 ** Cessna 172K Skyhawk
N889DS ** Diamond DA.40 Diamond Star
N7686F ** Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior
N767DH ** Van’s RV-7A


Again North on to I-94 and 17 miles found myself at the fairly busy Milwaukee/General Mitchell airport. Noted between 13:15-14:30 and 38 made out of 56;

N330AC ** Short SD.3-30 Air Cargo Carriers
N336MV ** Short SD.3-30 Var.200 Air Cargo Carriers
N939MA ** Short SD.3-30 Var.200 Air Cargo Carriers
N617FB ** Short SD.3-60 Var.100 Air Cargo Carriers
N642AN ** Short SD.3-60 Var.100 Air Cargo Carriers
N688AN ** Short SD.3-60 Var.100 Air Cargo Carriers
N939AT Boeing 717-2BD AirTran Airways
N943AT Boeing 717-2BD AirTran Airways
N272AT ** Boeing 737-7BD AirTran Airways
N419AW Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200LR Air Wisconsin/US Airways Express
N459AW Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200ER Air Wisconsin/US Airways Express
N11526 ** EMBRAER ERJ-135LR Chautauqua Airlines/Midwest Connect
N267SK EMBRAER ERJ-145LR Chautauqua Airlines/Frontier Airlines
N970DL McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Delta Air Lines
N498FE Boeing 727-232 Federal Express
N934FD ** Boeing 757-21B Federal Express
N923FE ** Cessna 208B Caravan I Federal Express
N418FE Airbus A.310-222F Federal Express
N920FR Airbus A.319-111 Frontier Airlines
N934FR ** Airbus A.319-111 Frontier Airlines
N8505Q ** Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200LR Pinnacle Airlines/Delta Connection
N874RW ** EMBRAER ERJ-170SE Republic Airlines/Midwest Airlines
N810MD EMBRAER ERJ-170SU Republic Airlines/Midwest Airlines
N165HQ ** EMBRAER ERJ-190AR Republic Airlines/Midwest Airlines
N417SW **Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200LR Skywest Airlines
N445SW Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200ER SkyWest Airlines/Delta Connection
N702BR ** Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200ER Skywest Airlines
N962SW Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200ER SkyWest Airlines/United Express
N623SW ** Boeing 737-3H4 Southwest Airlines
N628SW ** Boeing 737-3H4 Southwest Airlines
N287WN ** Boeing 737-7H4 Southwest Airlines
N271UP McDonnell Douglas MD-11F UPS Airlines
N2880A ** Beechcraft 99 Airliner
N399CZ ** Beechcraft 99 Airliner
N599CZ ** Beechcraft 99A Airliner
N899CZ ** Beechcraft 99A Airliner
N191CZ ** Beechcraft 1900C
N68JV ** Beechcraft 400A Beechjet
N80HD ** Bombardier Aerospace Challenger 300
N241LJ ** Bombardier Aerospace Learjet 45
N125ST ** Canadair Challenger 604
N182WH ** Cessna 182H Skylane
N5751C ** Cessna 340A
N530AJ ** Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
N595DM ** Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1
N605SA ** Cessna 650 Citation
N918QS ** Cessna 750 Citation X
N970SK Cessna 750 Citation X
N986QS Cessna 750 Citation X
N486QS Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IVSP
N969WR ** Israel Aircraft Industries IAI-1125 Gulfstream G150
(63-7704) McDonnell F-4C Phantom II On Display marked as “64751/CA”
44-30444 ** North American TB-25M Mitchell On Display
N869TW ** Pilatus PC-12/47E
84-0458/ED Shorts C-23A Sherpa N264AG
84-0461 Shorts C-23A Sherpa N260AG


Next stop was Milwaukee/Lawrence J.Timmerman and seen here between 15:00-15:10. Not much parked outside here….

N4721B ** Cessna 152
N4978B ** Cessna 152
N5355P ** Cessna 152
N2476X ** Cessna 172S Skyhawk
N277GT ** Cessna 172S Skyhawk
N116AH ** Cessna 182R Skylane
N310GW ** Cessna 310R
N221TA ** Cirrus Design Corp SR20-G2
N4285E ** Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk


Then headed Northwest on West Appleton Avenue to the North on I-100 till Junction 59 then followed the fork left on I-41 towards Fond Du Luc. At Junction 76, I went East along County Road. 28 miles after leaving General Mitchell, I found myself at West Bend/Hahn Sky Ranch. I came here out of interest really as I didn’t have a Ranch airstrip in my logs 🙂 – just the two Cessna seen outside on a quick visit between 15:40-15:45;

N7552M ** Cessna 175 Skyhawk
N7500M ** Cessna 175 Skyhawk


Made my way back to I-41 then headed North towards Fond Du Luc and after 24 miles you come across Fond du Lac. I was under the impression there would be more here than I actually saw but to be fair it was busier on my second visit later in the week. Seen here between 16:20-16:40 and no problems with walking around airside….

N6739C ** Beechcraft 58P Baron
N31708 ** Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza
N30YJ ** Beechcraft N35 Bonanza
N6840Q ** Beechcraft S35 Bonanza
N2513Z ** Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
N8283U ** Cessna 172F Skyhawk
N2980Y ** Cessna 182E Skylane
N6228X ** Cessna 340A
N699EP ** Cessna 414A Chancellor II
N361TA ** Cirrus Design Corp SR22
N659WP ** CZAW SportCruiser
N913JD ** Diamond Aircraft DA.40-180 Diamond Star
N771TX ** Flight Design CTLS
N1174U ** MBB/Kawasaki Bk.117B-2
N468C ** Partenavia P.68C
N9401C ** Piper PA-28R-201 Cherokee


Then I headed in to Fond du Lac Town where a Bell AH-1S was to be found on display outside American Legion Post #75.

Noted between 16:50-16:55;

(68-17026) ** Bell AH-1S Cobra


So a cracking day of spotting almost over with 210 made out of 251 seen. So now it was just left for me to complete the 16 mile drive up I-41 to Oshkosh and Wittman Field, where I set up camp and got my bearings, to be ready for the Oshkosh experience for next day.

Next up will be various reports about my time at Oshkosh, where I saw over 4000 aircraft over my four and a half days there…….



Grant Robinson

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