Frankfurt, Egelsbach, Weiterstadt, Bensheim, Heppenheim, Worms, Mannheim, Baden/Soellingen, Söllingen, Karlsruhe & Stuttgart – Sunday 15th October 2023 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,

We stayed at IntercityHotel Frankfurt Airport and I went back around to the terminal to pick up the hire vehicle. There was time for a quick look at Frankfurt before we departed….

A6-EFJ, Boeing 777 F1H, Emirates Airline (35610)
A9C-NB, Airbus A321 253NXSL, Gulf Air (10169)
B-18003, Boeing 777 309ER, China Airlines (43977)
B-LXP, Airbus A350 1041, Cathay Pacific Airways (503)
D-ABPD, Boeing 787 9, Lufthansa (62729)
D-ABYI, Boeing 747 830, Lufthansa (37833)
D-ABYP, Boeing 747 830, Lufthansa (37839)
D-ACNE, Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG, Lufthansa CityLine/Lufthansa (15241)
D-AIBI, Airbus A319 112, Lufthansa (5284)
D-AICP, Airbus A320 214, Condor Flugdienst (2142)
D-AIEF, Airbus A321 271NXSL, Lufthansa (10010)
D-AIEN, Airbus A321 271NXSL, Lufthansa (10859)
D-AIHX, Airbus A340 642, Lufthansa (981)
D-AILK, Airbus A319 114, Lufthansa (679)
D-AINQ, Airbus A320 271NSL, Lufthansa (8870)
D-AIQU, Airbus A320 211, Lufthansa (1365)
D-AIQW, Airbus A320 211, Lufthansa (1367)
D-AIZI, Airbus A320 214, Lufthansa (4398)
D-AIZV, Airbus A320 214SL, Lufthansa (5658)
(D-AMAJ), BAe 146 200 (E2028)
D-AXGE, Airbus A330 202, Discover Airlines (612)
ES-LSA, SAAB-Fairchild 340 A, Airest (340A-055)
I-ADJK, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Air Dolomiti (19000245)
I-ADJN, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Air Dolomiti (19000270)
I-JENE, Embraer EMB-190 LR, Air Dolomiti (19000333)
JA873A, Boeing 787 9, All Nippon Airways (34530)
OK-VAN, Embraer Phenom 100 (50000134)
T7-AAA, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9283)
TC-JSE, Airbus A321 231SL, Turkish Airlines (5450)
VN-A863, Boeing 787 9, Vietnam Airlines (35153)

Next stop was Egelsbach. We had tried to arrange for airside access before we came out here and this was turned down. Being early on a Sunday morning, we didn’t expect to see much and so we were pleased with the Brazilian Cirrus and Romanian Diamond.

The photographs that I took can be seen here;

D-EBPZ, Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40D (D4.367)
D-EDBI, CASA Jungmann 1-131E (2085)
D-EDPX, Reims/Cessna F152 (1933)
D-EFPY, Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40 NG (40.N510)
D-EGNU, Reims/Cessna F172H (0379)
D-EIBF, Reims/Cessna F152 (1566)
D-EIBG, Reims/Cessna F152 (1574)
D-EJSN, Cessna 152 (15282406)
D-EKDE, Piper PA-28 235 Cherokee B (28-10961)
D-ENNG, Textron Aviation 182T Skylane (18282425)
D-ENUW, Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40 NG (40.N589)
D-ETTH, Extra EA.400 (21)
D-EVLF, Diamond Aircraft Katana DV20 (20117)
D-GGWB, Diamond Aircraft Twin Star DA42 (42.259)
D-GJAP, Vulcanair P.68 Observer TC (515)
D-GTIM, Tecnam P.2006T (104)
D-HUBI, Robinson R44 Raven I (0725)
D-ITMM, Diamond Aircraft DA62 (62.147)
N123HB, Cirrus Design SR22 (0510)
N18916, Cirrus Design SR22 G2 GTS (2075)
N98825, Cessna 172Q Cutlass (17276364)
OH-CJM, Cessna 152 (15283317)
OH-COT, Cessna 172N Skyhawk (17269416)
PS-OYA, Cirrus Design SR22 (2703)
YR-SCJ, Diamond Aircraft Katana DA20-A1 (10117)

Flying locally:
D-IARY, Diamond Aircraft DA62 (62.081)

Next stop was Weiterstadt where we had hoped to see the MiG-21 suspended from the roof of the Loop 5 Shopping Centre. This shopping centre was closed all day but we did drive past a yellow Bo105 that was on a trailer in a yard at co-ordinates 49.897943, 8.613254. Are there any helicopter experts out there who know for sure which one of the two below it should be? PlaneBase give two options below….MBB Bo.105 D-HILF msn S-5 with marks as D-BO-105″ or D-HBOC msn S-16 in which PlaneBase notes that this was both reported as a cockpit simulator and a demonstrator for ADAC with fake reg D-HILF……..

A great source for Bo.105 info is –

D-HILF msn S-5 –

D-HBOC msn S-16 –

The D-HBOC picture link above for ‘D-HILF’ on what appears to be exactly the same trailer.

The photograph that I took can be seen here;

(D-HILF or D-HBOC), MBB Bo.105 (S-5 or S-16)

Flying locally:
D-EIFP, Reims/Cessna F152 (1961)

Back on the road to Bensheim. No access here to the closed Sanner-Forum so just the three things displayed outside seen. Looking at their website, you can visit every first Sunday of the month from 10am to 2pm –

The photographs that I took can be seen here;

Outside the Bensheim-Auerbach Museum:
(0146), Mil Mi-24D Hind, Sanner-Forum, Czech (M340146)
(94+23), Mil Mi-8T Hip-C, Sanner-Forum, German (10529)
(6137), Sukhoi Su-20R Fitter-C, Sanner-Forum, Polish (74727)

On airways:
D-ENWR, Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40 (40.029)

A friendly glider field was to be visited next. The Rotax worries have reached Germany now as this was raised as a concern with regards to us looking around…….seen at Heppenheim. A request from here please for the msn of WT9 D-MDGM please?

The photographs that I took can be seen here;

D-0617/HP, Schleicher K 8 B (8835)
D-0618, Schleicher ASK 13 (13258)
D-1052, Schneider Grunau Baby III (E-2)
D-2131, Schleicher ASK 21 (21100)
D-2277, Rolladen-Schneider LS4-b (4896)
D-4298/7D, Rolladen-Schneider LS4-b (4837)
D-8728/HM, Schleicher ASW 28 18 (28752)
D-EMAI, Piper PA-18 135 Super Cub (18-7180)
D-ETNA, SOCATA TB200 Tobago XL (1656)
D-EWGS, Diamond Aircraft Katana DA20-A1 (10171)
D-EXPV, Vans RV-7 (2002272)
D-EXTL, Vans RV-4 (495)
D-KETT, DG Flugzeugbau DG-800B (8-203B125)
D-MDGM, Aerospool WT9 Dynamic GX (DY-803D)
D-MEMD, Remos GX (314)
D-MORL, Tecnam P.92 Echo (136)

Friendly upon asking for permission to look around Worms.

The photographs that I took can be seen here;

D-0267, Schleicher ASK 13 (13176)
D-4773, Grob G 103 Twin II (3524)
D-4866/B2, Grob G 103 Twin II (3593)
D-5554, Schleicher Ka 6BR Rhonsegler (355)
D-9554/MK, Grob G 102 Astir CS (1442)
D-EASX, BRM Bristell B23 (012/2020)
D-EBWT, SOCATA Rallye Rallye 100ST-D (2758)
D-ECGZ, Reims/Cessna FR172H Rocket (0238)
D-ECWJ, Beech Bonanza B36TC (EA-517)
D-EGBW, Reims/Cessna F172M (0987)
D-EGKY, Reims/Cessna F150L (1051)
D-EGTS, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (28-8290111)
D-EHKC, Piper PA-28R 201T Turbo Arrow III (28R-7703408)
D-EIHI, Reims/Cessna F152 (1591)
D-EIJN, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (28-8190019)
D-EIPV, SOCATA TB20 Trinidad (443)
D-ENRK, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8016234)
D-ENTE, Dornier Do 27 A-4 (472)
D-EQBK, Aquila AT-01 100C (351)
D-EQCC, Aquila A210 (AT01-218)
D-ERWO, Aquila A210 (AT01-248)
D-EWPA, Piper PA-28 181 Archer III (2843597)
D-EZII, Erco Ercoupe 415-D (1769)
D-GMJP, Tecnam P.2006T (161)
D-GPJB, Piper PA-34 220T Seneca III (34-8133173)
D-KCJJ, Diamond HK 36TTC 115 Super Dimona (36565)
D-KDGT, Scheibe SF-25K Falke 1700 (4904)
D-KYHN, Scheibe SF-25C Rotax Falke (44630)
D-MASQ, Zenith Zenair Zodiac CH 601 D (6-9931)
D-MBSH, Flight Design CT SW (06-08-16)
D-MBUB, Comco Ikarus C42 B (0906-7048)
D-MCYY, B & F Funk FK-12 Comet (unknown)
D-MLSH, Remos GX Elite (393)
D-MOEV, Nando Groppo G70 (216/174/32)
D-MRYC, Dallach Fascination (060)
D-MTNR, Aerospool WT9 Dynamic (DY525/2015)
D-MUID, Comco Ikarus C42 Cyclone (9612-6014)
D-MUWL, B & F Funk FK-9 (unknown)
D-MWOS, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SL (2014-4201)
D-MXUR, Light Aero Avid Flyer (262)
HB-CZH, Cessna 170B (27107)
I-ZZIO, Robin DR.400 180R Remorqueur (990)
N31063, Reims/Cessna F150K (0567)
OE-KPA, SOCATA Rallye MS.893E 180GT Gaillard (12989)
SE-LDY, Piper PA-28R T-201T Turbo Arrow IV (28R-7931198)
SE-MDP, Piper PA-28R T-201 Arrow IV (28R-8118006)

A quick stop at the very secure Mannheim. A lot based here but very little of it can be seen outside.

The photographs that I took can be seen here;

D-CIRJ, Dornier Do 328 120 (3035)
D-EAAD, Cessna 152 (15281564)
D-EFSR, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (28-8190003)
D-EUCE, Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG (172RG0475)
D-EUML, Cessna 182T Skylane (18281478)
D-GERY, Partenavia P.68B Victor (49)
D-GVST, Piper PA-34 200T Seneca II (34-7870263)
D-HDRF, Airbus Helicopters MBB-BK 117 D-2 (H145) (20319)
D-HFIX, Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B2 (9010)
D-HFTD, Eurocopter EC135 P2 (0080)
D-HHAG, Robinson R44 Raven (0852)
D-HSVN, Airbus Helicopters Squirrel AS.350 B3e (H125) (8578)
D-IROL, Dornier Do 228 100NG, Business Wings (7003)
D-MUYY, Comco Ikarus C42 B (1507-7352)
OH-MIP, Pilatus PC-12 47E NG (1914)

As the museum here at Baden/Soellingen was shut for the Winter period, we arranged for a private group visit. Our host was very knowledgeable and interesting. The last time I was at this airfield, the CF-18s were still operating from here!

The photographs that I took can be seen here;

Deutsch-Kanadisches Luftwaffenmuseum – Inside Shelter C29:
(JB+)371, Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6, Deutsch-Kanadisches Luftwaffenmuseum, German (S6-1611)
31+42, Fiat G.91R/3, Deutsch-Kanadisches Luftwaffenmuseum, German (D410)
(34+13), Fiat G.91T/3 (nose), Deutsch-Kanadisches Luftwaffenmuseum, German (0015)
24+19, Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, Deutsch-Kanadisches Luftwaffenmuseum, German (8161)
(24+11), Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (nose), Deutsch-Kanadisches Luftwaffenmuseum, German (8151)
(94+65)/613, Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, Deutsch-Kanadisches Luftwaffenmuseum, German (580-9156)

Elsewhere around the airfield:
9H-EUN, Airbus A320 214, Eurowings Europe Malta (3422)
9H-QAZ, Boeing 737NG 8AS/W, Malta Air/Ryanair (44700)
9H-QER, Boeing 737NG 8AS/W, Malta Air/Ryanair (33582)
(D-ACCS), Fokker F27 500, SkyTeam (10434)
D-AGRO, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9319)
D-BOSS, Embraer Praetor 600 (55020139)
D-CAPB, Cessna Citation Encore+ (560-0806)
D-EDLC, BRM Bristell B23 (011/2021)
D-ELDS, Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40D (D4.253)
D-HAVR, Leonardo AW.109 SP Grand New (22417)
D-HDRL, Eurocopter EC135 P2 (0486)
D-HDRU, Eurocopter EC135 P2+ (0790)
D-HDRY, Eurocopter EC135 P2+ (1029)
D-HDSL, Airbus Helicopters MBB-BK 117 D-2 (H145) (20150)
D-HDSX, Airbus Helicopters MBB-BK 117 D-2 (H145) (20305)
D-HEHF, Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2 (8195)
EC-JBN, Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 300F, Swiftair (218)
ES-LSB, SAAB-Fairchild 340 A, Airest (340A-045)
ES-LSH, SAAB-Fairchild 340 A, Airest (340A-011)
ES-NSN, SAAB-Fairchild 340 F, Nyx Air (340A-082)
G-KOCO, Cirrus Design SR22 G3 GTS Turbo (3447)
N143LA, Piper PA-46 JetPROP DLX (4636459)
N188CT, Cirrus Design SR22 (2983)
N500AN, Gulfstream Aerospace GVII-G500 (72041)
OK-EJG, Agusta A.109 S Grand (22079)
OK-EJH, Hawker Beechcraft Corp Premier IA (RB-280)
OK-EJM, Hawker Beechcraft Corp King Air 250 (BY-165)
P4-ELI, Cessna Citation X (750-0115)
SP-ESE, Boeing 737NG 8Q8/W, Enter Air (30688)

On display in nearby Söllingen village:
104785, Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter, On Display, Canadian (683A-1085)


The two photographs that I took can be seen here;

On display outside Arslan Events:
38 red, Aero L-29 Delfin, On Display, Ukraine (unknown)

Flying locally:
D-OIMB, Ultramagic N-210 (210/145)

It was dark by the time we got to our nights stay at Stuttgart. Just a few seen before finding a restaurant that didn’t shut early on a Sunday.

9H-MLL, Airbus A320 214, Avion Express Malta (5372)
D-AASG, Bombardier DHC-8 402, Avanti Air (4087)
D-BHLM, Dassault Falcon 2000S (730)
SU-BUN, Airbus A320 251NSL, Air Cairo (10680)
SX-NAC, Airbus A321 271NXSL, Aegean Airlines (10189)
SX-NEG, Airbus A320 271NSL, Aegean Airlines (11132)
TC-GRA, Airbus A330 223, Southwind Airlines (1256)
TC-LAI, Boeing 737MAX 8, AnadoluJet (64947)
TC-NBT, Airbus A320 251NSL, Pegasus Airlines (8214)
TC-TLB, Boeing 737 4Q8, Tailwind Airlines (25108)

Photograph credits: Grant Robinson

Kind regards,

Grant Robinson


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