Gruyeres~Fribourg, Chateau D Oex~Vaud, Leysin Heliport~Vaud, Bex~Vaud, Sion~Valais, Raron~Valais Saturday 20th January 2024 Day 2 (John Tomlinson)

Saturday 20th January 2024

An early 0630hrs start from the hotel and a 90 minute drive to our first airfield.
A request for a hangar visit with the Swiss Helicopter AG was confirmed.
the other hangar was closed but the aircraft were viewable.

Gruyeres~Fribourg Saturday 20th January 2024

Noted between 0800-0830hrs

Swiss Helicopter AG Hangar
HB-ZFM Eurocopter EC120B C/n 1363 Swiss Helicopter
HB-ZLS Guimbal G-2 C/n 1021 Swiss Helicopter
HB-ZZX Airbus Helicopters AS.350B3 C/n 9278 Europavia

HB-OQL Piper L-18C95 C/n 18-1613 Societe d’Aviation de la Gruyere
HB-1777 Centrair 101A C/n 101A-0166 Private
HB-CRJ Cessna 180J C/n 180-52645 Private
HB-OBG Piper L-4J C/n 13231 Private
HB-KBK Robin DR.400180R C/n 779 Private
Unknown. Casa Jungmann C/n Unknown Private

Chateau D Oex~Vaud Saturday 20th January 2024

Noted between 0930-1233hrs

A great first experiance of this balloon meeting. Sun eventaully coming up over the mountains and the views and event were spectacular.

D-OOTS Fire Balloons G C/n 1717 Private
EC-LZC Ultramagic M-77 C/n 77/373 Private
F-GOCO Cameron Balloon N-90 C/n 10657 Private
F-GTIN Cameron Balloon Z-120 C/n 11830 Private
F-HCSS Ultramagic M-90 C/n 90/193 Private
F-HCVL Ultramagic M-130 C/n 130/101 Private
F-HFCC Cameron Balloon Z-105 C/n 11642 Private
F-HIBQ Cameron Balloon Z-90 C/n 12210 Private
F-HKJB Fire Balloons G C/n 1867 Private
F-HLUL Chaize SS Unicorn C/n SSHAB-001 Private
F-HONS Ultramagic M-90 C/n 90/161 Private
G-CEJI Lindstrand LBL-105A C/n 1144 Private
G-CKVI Cameron Balloon A-120 C/n 12197 Private
G-CLBD Cameron Balloon Z-120 C/n 12253 Private
G-CLPW Cameron Balloon Cameron 0-31 C/n 12410 Private
G-CMND Cameron Balloon Z-140 C/n 12589 Private
G-HHPM Cameron Balloon Z-105 C/n 11534 Private
G-TUTU Cameron Balloon O-105 C/n 10659 Private
HB-BGE Schroeder Fire Balloons C/n 1920 Private
HB-BIY Ultramagic T-210 C/n 210/138 Ballons du Leman
HB-BMI Ultramagic 370 Series C/n 370/01 Private
HB-BSI Thunder & Colt 105A C/n 10282 Private
HB-QOJ Cameron Balloon RX-105 C/n 11235 Private
HB-QPB Cameron Balloon Z-140 C/n 10899 Centre Alpin International de Ballons
HB-QPR Cameron Balloon Z-180 C/n 11595 Sky Event
HB-QQD Ultramagic M-145 C/n 145/93 Sky Event
HB-QQE Cameron Balloon Z-275 C/n 12161 Sky Event
HB-QQP Ultramagic N-355 C/n 355/40 Private
HB-QQU Ultramagic S-130 C/n 130/112 Ballons du Leman
HB-QRN Ultramagic M-160 C/n 160/69 Private
HB-QRY Ultramagic N-300 C/n 300/85 Ballons du Leman
HB-QTD Ultramagic N-210 C/n 210/61 Take-Off Balloon
HB-QUD Cameron Balloon Z-120 C/n 11935 Centre Alpin International de Ballons
HB-QUO Cameron Balloon Z-90 C/n 11983 Private
HB-QUU Air Fly AF-SS-73 C/n LP2021-01 Private

HB-QVI Kubicek Balloon BB-20E C/n 1098 Private
HB-QVM Ultramagic M-145 C/n 145/81 Take-Off Balloon
HB-QVS Cameron Airship AS.105 Srs II C/n 11762 Private
HB-QVV Ultramagic F-21 Cepsa SS C/n F21/004 Take-Off Balloon
HB-QWC Ultramagic M-77C C/n 77/384 Private
HB-QXN Ultramagic N-300 C/n 300/86 Take-Off Balloon
HB-QXV Home Built Balloon Fly DOOWeDOO2000 C/n WD200307K Private
HB-QYM Ultramagic N-210 C/n 210/136 Take-Off Balloon
HB-ZAG Airbus Helicopters AS.350B3e C/n 8567 Air-Glaciers
HB-ZAN Airbus Helicopters AS.350B3 C/n 8268 Fuchs Helikopter
HB-ZHY Eurocopter AS.350B3 C/n 4220 Heli Bernina
N99UM Ultramagic H-77 C/n 77/288 Private
N346LJ Aeromagic Balloon SSBH-30 C/n 2018/346 Private
OK-1209 Kubicek Balloon SS C/n 845 Private
OK-7782 Kubicek Balloon BB-34Z C/n 1446 Private
OO-BCA Ultramagic N-210 C/n 210/33 Private
OO-BFX Fire Balloons G22/24 C/n 276 Private
OO-BGM Cameron Balloon Z-90 C/n 11514 Private

OO-BMO Cameron Balloon Z-133 C/n 12102 Private
OO-BOY Ultramagic M-120 C/n 120/99 Private
OO-BRI Kubicek Balloon BB-34Z C/n 1786 Private
OO-BSN Kubicek Balloon BB-34 C/n 1262 Private
OO-BWY Kubicek Balloon SS C/n 1598 Private
YL-029 Kubicek Balloon BB-30Z C/n 1183 Private

Over Chateau D Oex~Vaud Saturday 20th January 2024

Noted between 0930-1233hrs
HB-FUU Pilatus PC-12-47E C/n 2040 Execujet Europe
HB-PBH Piper PA-28181 C/n 28-7790151 Motorfluggruppe Fricktal
OH-DEN Pilatus PC-12-47E C/n 1672 Fly 7 Executive Aviation

Leysin Heliport~Vaud Saturday 20th January 2024

Now time to move on for other airfield and a 45 minutes drive.

Noted between 1320-1338hrs

HB-ZJW Robinson R44 C/n 12255 Heli Alpes
HB-ZQU Eurocopter AS.350B2 C/n 4956 Corporate
HB-ZYF Eurocopter AS.350B2 C/n 9008 Air-Glaciers

Bex~Vaud Saturday 20th January 2024

After leaving Leysin, within 30 minutes we were at Bex and permission received from various hangars for a walkabout.
Not all hangars were open, however glass frontage helped with identifications.

Noted between 1402-1438hrs

HB-KFA Robin HR.200160 C/n 331 Groupe de Vol a Moteur du Chablais
HB-MAX Extra 300SC C/n SC095 Take-Off Balloon

Hangar 1
HB-EUX Robin DR.340 C/n 462 Private
HB-URF Bucker Bu.131APM C/n 47 Private
HB-WZP Aerospool WT-9LSA C/n DY493/2014LSA Private
HB-WAC Evektor SportStar C/n 2005-2401 Private
03-AGX I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 17-02-54-0530 Private Callsign in cockpit F-JBRP
HB-EHW Beech C23 C/n M-1571 Private
F-GMLM Cessna 182F C/n 182-54683 Private
HB-NAB Beagle B121150 C/n B043 Private
HB-PIL Piper PA-28181 C/n 28-7790190 Private
HB-EVW Procaer F.15 C/n 05 Private
25-AHF I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 18-07-54-0624 Private
G-IIMI Extra 300L C/n 141 Private
HB-OMW Piper PA-28180 C/n 28-7305572 Private
HB-SPV SIPA S.903 C/n 46 Private
HB-OVR Piper PA-24250 C/n 24-1595 Private

On various Ramps
HB-ZWP Robinson R22 C/n 4825 Private
HB-CAJ Cessna 140 C/n 13250 Private

HB-KFB Robin HR.200160 C/n 332 Private
HB-2610 Stemme S-10VT C/n 11-147 Private
HB-PGP Piper PA-28236 C/n 28-8211030 Groupe de Vol a Moteur du Chablais

Hangar 2
HB-ONH Piper L-4J C/n 12519 Groupe de Vol a Moteur du Chablais
HB-MSW Extra 200 C/n 014 Groupe de Vol a Moteur du Chablais
HB-WFC Aerospool WT-9 C/n 18006 Groupe de Vol a Moteur du Chablais

Hangar 3
HB-RCF Morane-Saulnier MS.406D-3801 C/n 194 Private Marked A-143
HB-OKK Piper PA-28R-200 C/n 28R-7335009 Private

On Pole near airfield entrance
J-1627 de Havilland DH-112 Venom FB.50 C/n 837 Preserved

Hangar 4
HB-KFN Robin DR.400180 C/n 2503 Groupe de Vol a Moteur du Chablais
25-AEQ I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 15-07-54-0411 Private

Hangar 5
HB-PMN Piper PA-18150 C/n 1809053 Private
HB-UUO Bucker APM.131-150 C/n 42 Private
LY-SFA Yakovlev Yak-52 C/n 888515 Private

On various Ramps
HB-2437 Schempp-Hirth Ventus2cM C/n 27 Private
HB-KFX Robin DR.400180 C/n 2556 Groupe de Vol a Moteur du Chablais

Sion~Valais Saturday 20th January 2024

Although we asked, no access allowed here as it is Military as well as a corporate airfield.
However a fair number can be seen from around the perimeter.

Noted between 1540-1640hrs

J-4100 Hawker Hunter F.58 C/n 41H/697467 Preserved
OO-CYN Embraer EMB-550 C/n 55000078 Air Service Liege
D-FEBJ Pilatus PC-12-47E C/n 2005 Corporate
D-IFIS Cessna 525A C/n 525A-0340 Luxaviation Germany
HB-GAC Beech C-45 C/n 8362 Private
N57543 Piper PA-31P-425 C/n 31P-7630011 Withdrawn from use
HB-HOX Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 C/n 570 Preserved
Unknown. Unknown Glider C/n Unknown Private
EC-KOL Cessna 560 C/n 560-5088 Corporate
OK-OZZ Pilatus PC-12-47E C/n 1299 Alpha Aviation (OK)
HB-ZGV Eurocopter AS.350B3 C/n 3426 Corporate
SE-JPK Bell Helicopters 407GX C/n 54831 Private
HB-FLI Pilatus PC-6B2-H4 C/n 893 Flying Devil SA
HB-PIC Piper PA-18150 C/n 18-8309025 Private

HB-KEK Aviat HuskyA-1 C/n 1278 Private
LX-JFW Pilatus PC-12-47E C/n 1473 Jetfly Aviation
HB-KGO BRM Aero B23 C/n 002/2021 Private
HB-KHV Robin DR.400180 C/n 2664 Groupe Vol a Moteur Sion AC du Valais
HB-KPB Tecnam P.2002-JF Sierra C/n 083 Private
HB-ZXX Airbus Helicopters AS.350B3 C/n 9420 Europavia
HB-ZYN Bell Helicopters 505 C/n 65061 Heli-Alpes
HB-WLC Aerospool Dynamic C/n DY510/2014 Private
HB-CQW Cessna 172S C/n 172S-8288 Private
HB-DHL Mooney M.20J C/n 24-1685 Groupe Vol a Moteur Sion AC du Valais
HB-ZNA Eurocopter AS.350B3 C/n 4082 Air-Glaciers
HB-ZUW Airbus Helicopters AS.350B3 C/n 8691 Linth Air Service
HB-PHX Piper PA-18180 C/n 18-8431 Private
HB-ZEF Eurocopter EC135T2 C/n 0259 Air Zermatt
OO-HUB Socata TBM700A C/n 32 Corporate
HB-EQJ Robin DR.400180 C/n 1628 Motorfluggruppe Pilatus
J-1190 Wings of de Havilland DH-100 C/n Unknown Preserbed
HB-KAW Robin DR.400180R C/n 1707 Private
HB-KFQ Robin DR.400140B C/n 2508 Groupe Vol a Moteur Sion AC du Valais
HB-ZIL Eurocopter AS.350B2 C/n 4602 Heli Alpes
OO-DOC Learjet 45 C/n 45-167 Corporate
HB-KDY Robin DR.400200R C/n 2242 Groupe Vol a Moteur Sion AC du Valais
HB-ZOZ Bell Helicopters 429 C/n 57330 Air Zermatt
HB-ZUC Eurocopter EC135T2+ C/n 1025 Air-Glaciers
HB-ZUG Airbus Helicopters AS.350B3 C/n 8561 Linth Air Service
CS-PJB Embraer EMB-505 C/n 50500764 NetJets Europe

Over Sion~Valais Saturday 20th January 2024

Noted between 1540-1640hrs

HB-KDO Robin DR.400200R C/n 2133 Private
F-AZRM Scottish Aviation SA.120T.1 C/n 274 Private
HB-ZEF Eurocopter EC135T2 C/n 0259 Air Zermatt
HB-KHZ Robin DR.400180R C/n 2661 Fliegerschule Birrfeld
HB-OKD Piper PA-28180 C/n 28-7205182 Private
PH-HGB Robinson R44 C/n 13831 Private
HB-KIW Beech F33A C/n CE-1286 Private

Over Susten~Valais Saturday 20th January 2024
HB-ZOZ Bell Helicopters 429 C/n 57330 Air Zermatt

Raron~Valais Saturday 20th January 2024

A small airfield in a valley, however no one around at this time, so just the three noted, two in a hangar with windows.

Noted between 1725-1745hrs
On the field
HB-PQG Piper PA-28R-201T C/n 28R-7803047 Private

HB-PCM Piper PA-18150 C/n 18-7809037 Private
HB-PQB Piper PA-28181 C/n 2890073 Private