Meggido – Thursday 9th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

Our final airfield visit of the day was to Meggido, where we would see more Ayres S-2R600 Thrush Commander’s and Air Tractor AT-802’s. However a surprise and an interesting one was the Cyprus Forestry Department Air Tractor AT-802.

We were advised that this was not always a friendly field, however we were able to drive the ramp and then continued our views from around the perimeter of the field.

Quite a few wrecked / withdrawn from use aircraft were about the field in different locations and we are still trying to confirm the identify of them.

Items still outstanding:
4X-B(?)(?) Bell Helicopters 47 with a red and white boom.
Plus maybe three fuselages and two cockpits of either Ayres S-2R600 Thrush Commander’s and Air Tractor AT-802’s

Photographs at:


Trip Airfield Albums
Country Folders

Old scanned photographs at:

Noted between 1530-1630hrs

4X-AFB Ayres S-2R600 Thrush Commander C/n 2500R Private
4X-AFE Rockwell S-2R600 Thrush Commander C/n 2122R Private
4X-AFH Air Tractor AT-802A C/n 0598 Snunit Aviation Services Coded 13
4X-AFJ Air Tractor AT-802A C/n 0580 Snunit Aviation Services Coded 9
4X-AFL Air Tractor 802 C/n Unknown Snunit Aviation Services Coded 14
4X-AFS Air Tractor AT-802A C/n 0370 Snunit Aviation Services
4X-AFS Air Tractor AT-802A C/n 0370 Snunit Aviation Services Coded 3
4X-AFU Air Tractor AT-802 C/n 0367 Snunit Aviation Services Coded 7
4X-AFW Air Tractor AT-802 C/n 0395 Snunit Aviation Services Coded 2
4X-AFY Air Tractor AT-802 C/n 0396 Snunit Aviation Services Coded 4
4X-AIU Cessna 172M C/n 172-65629 Private
4X-AIW Cessna 152 C/n 152-79797 Private
4X-ANG Piper PA-32260 C/n 32-743 Private
4X-AQS Ayres S-2RT34 Thrush Commander C/n T34-084 Private
4X-AVN Ayres S-2RT41 Thrush Commander C/n T34-178DC Private
4X-AWG Ayres S-2R600 Thrush Commander C/n 2399R Private
4X-AWH Ayres S-2R600 Thrush Commander C/n 5099R Private ** Reported as W/o 10-06-18 while spraying at Kfar-Baruch**
4X-AWS Ayres S-2RT34 Thrush Commander C/n T34-012 Private
4X-AYQ Cessna T.337H C/n P337-0347 Private
4X-BBI Continental Copters El Tomcat 6B C/n CCI-78-6 Withdrawn from use
4X-BJT Bell Helicopters 206B-3 C/n 3577 CHIM-NIR
4X-CBF Piper PA-42720 Cheyenne III C/n 42-8001064 CHIM-NIR
4X-CDG Cessna 210E C/n 210-58572 Private
4X-CDH Cessna 172N C/n 172-73996 Private
4X-CGX Cessna 152 C/n 152-81380 Private
4X-CIT Piper PA-31-325 C/n 31-7712055 Corporate
4X-CMS Cessna 414A C/n 414A-0029 Corporate
4X-CSI Piper PA-18150 C/n 18-8309016 Private
4X-CWW Cirrus Design SR-22 C/n 1118 Private
4X-CZL Cessna 208B Caravan C/n 208B-0810 Ofek Aerial Photography
4X-DZT Beech C90 King Air C/n LJ-513 CHIM-NIR
4X-HHK I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 10-98-50-098 Private
4X-HIO Zenair CH.601 C/n 6-9659 Private
4X-HPH I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n Unknown Private
4X-HRB I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 08-06-51-761 Private
4X-HRN Tecnam P.2002 Sierra C/n Unknown Private
4X-OGY I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 18-12-54-0658 Private
4X-OYB Zenair CH.601 C/n 6-3893 Private
FD-1 Air Tractor AT-802 C/n 0335 Cyprus Forestry Department

Photo credit: John Tomlinson