Norwich, Ludham, Felthorpe, Seething, Flixton (Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum), Tibenham, Priory Farm/Tibenham, Old Buckenham & Heathrow – Saturday 17th July 2021 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,

Day two follows of our Suffolk and Norfolk bash. One correction for the previous log was that ZD283 at Sproughton should be ZE379 with the boom from ZD283 – thanks Ben. We started off early at Norwich Airport having stayed overnight at nearby Horsham St Faith.


9H-OME, Boeing 737 505 (24274)
A9C-BDF, AVRO 146 RJ85, Bahrain Defence Force (E2390)
C-FNWT, AVRO 146 RJ100, Braathens Regional Aviation (E3250)
D-AHXG, Boeing 737NG 7K5/W, (TUIfly) (35140)
ES-MES, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Air Europa Express (19000244)
ES-MET, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Air Europa Express (19000276)
ES-MEU, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Air Europa Express (19000281)
ES-MEV, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Air Europa Express (19000196)
G-BMSD, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (28-7690070)
G-BNNO, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8116099)
G-BSSC, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8216176)
G-CFUZ, CZAW Sportcruiser (PFA 338-14664)
G-CHNS, AgustaWestland AW.139, Bristow Helicopters (31465)
G-CIKO, AgustaWestland AW.139, Bristow Helicopters (41378)
G-CIMU, AgustaWestland AW.139, Bristow Helicopters (31583)
G-CJNI, AgustaWestland AW.139, Bristow Helicopters (41374)
G-FBEF, Embraer EMB-195 LR (19000104)
G-FBEG, Embraer EMB-195 LR (19000120)
G-FBEH, Embraer EMB-195 LR (19000128)
G-FBEJ, Embraer EMB-195 LR (19000155)
G-FBEK, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Great Dane Airlines (19000168)
G-JLCA, Piper PA-34 200T Seneca II (34-7870428)
G-LCAA, Embraer EMB-190 LR, BA CityFlyer (19000456)
G-LCAB, Embraer EMB-190 LR, BA CityFlyer (19000465)
G-LCAG, Embraer EMB-190 LR, BA CityFlyer (19000560)
G-LCYS, Embraer EMB-190 SR, BA CityFlyer (19000663)
G-LCYT, Embraer EMB-190 SR, BA CityFlyer (19000670)
G-LCYY, Embraer EMB-190 SR, BA CityFlyer (19000189)
G-NHVC, AgustaWestland AW.139, NHV Helicopters (31704)
G-NHVN, AgustaWestland AW.139, NHV Helicopters (31700)
G-OBSR, Partenavia P.68 Observer (236-01-OB)
G-RESU, Airbus Helicopters MBB-BK 117 D-2 (H145) (20052)
G-SEJW, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7816469)
M-ABOA, Embraer EMB-190 LR (19000354)
M-ABOB, Embraer EMB-190 LR (19000420)
P4-GIU, AVRO 146 RJ85, LAMIA (E2349)
SE-RJI, AVRO 146 RJ100, Braathens Regional Aviation (E3357)
TF-GOE, Embraer EMB-190 LR (19000547)

On display at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum: (just these noted on a drive-by)
G-ASAT, Morane-Saulnier Rallye MS.880B Rallye Club, City of Norwich Aviation Museum, (178)
G-AYMO, Piper PA-23 Aztec 250C, City of Norwich Aviation Museum, (27-2995)
G-OVNE, Cessna 401A, City of Norwich Aviation Museum, (401A0036)


An early visit to Ludham which was not far away from our next target at Neatishead. A friendly welcome here at the one hangar that was present.

My photographs can be seen at;

G-CFED, Vans RV-9 (PFA 320-14414)
G-CFEV, P & M Aviation Pegasus Quik (8375)
G-FOKS, Aeropro EuroFox 912(S) (52417)
G-KELX, Vans RV-6 (PFA 181-12305)
G-OLAD, Extra EA.300 L (1270)
G-PECX, Aeropro EuroFox 912S(1) (48816)
G-RVIW, Vans RV-9 (PFA 320-13924)

On airways:
SE-ROL, Airbus A320 251NSL, Scandinavian Airlines System (9352)

Now this might make some of you laugh or cry depending on your disposition, but we failed to make it to Neatishead for the agreed visit time. This was my second Neatishead failure as the first time was a Covid cancellation, which I received just as got to Norwich (from Oxford). ……This time the reason was car failure and so we had to wait out on the airfield in the baking sun with two dogs whilst we waited for mechanic/roadside assistance.


Car now fixed and several hours behind schedule, we rocked up at Felthorpe. My photographs can be seen at;

G-ADMT, de Havilland Hornet Moth DH.87B (8093)
G-ANFL, de Havilland Tiger Moth DH.82A (84617)
G-BBJI/RN218/N, Isaacs Spitfire (PFA 027-10055)
(G-BBVO)/K5682/6, Isaacs Fury II (PFA 011-10091)
G-BDFB, Phoenix Currie Wot (PFA 3008)
G-BEUU, Piper PA-18 95 Super Cub (18-1551)
G-CDKO, ICP MXP-740 Savannah Jabiru(4) (BMAA/HB/402)
G-CIMV, Nando Groppo Trail (LAA 372-15154)
G-DCAR, Magni Gyro M-24 Orion C Plus (24-20-2706)
G-EFVS, Wassmer Pacific WA.51A (22)
G-IMCD, Vans RV-7 (PFA 323-13965)
G-JUJU, Chilton DW.1 A (PFA 225-12726)
G-KDCD, Thruster Air Services Thruster T600N (9098-T600N-025)
(G-LJCC), Murphy Aircraft Murphy Rebel (PFA 232-13355)
G-MVDE, Thruster Aircraft Thruster TST Mk.1 (8078-TST-087)
G-OTAM, Cessna 172M Skyhawk (17264098)
G-OTTS, Comco Ikarus C42 FB100 Bravo (1407-7346)
G-RAFS, Thruster Air Services Thruster T600N 450 (0041-T600N-097)
G-TBYD, Raj Hamsa X-Air Falcon D(1) (BMAA/HB/617)
G-TEMB, Tecnam P.2002 Sierra EA (PFA 333-14593)
N3957S, Cessna 172E Skyhawk (17251157)


Got to a barrier at Seething and spoke to someone who was coming out. He allowed us to go through and around to the other side of the airfield where the action was. A quick ask at the control point and we were wandering again.

My photographs can be seen at;

9H-FLY, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8116109)
G-AVHL, S.A.N. Jodel DR.105A A (90)
G-AYAT, Piper PA-28 180 Cherokee E (28-5801)
G-BAIS, Reims/Cessna F177RG Cardinal RG (0069)
G-BFGZ, Reims/Cessna FRA150M Aerobat (0329)
G-BLRC, Piper PA-18 135 Super Cub (18-3602)
G-BWAP, Clutton FRED Series 3 (PFA 029-10959)
G-CIWV, Vans RV-7 (71877)
G-FLYP, Beagle B.206 S (B.058)
G-HUMH, Vans RV-9 A (91111)
G-IIAC, Aeronca Chief 11AC (11AC-169)
G-KAIR, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (28-7990176)
G-MUSO, Rutan Long-Ez (PFA 074A-10590)
G-PTTE, Cessna 152 (15282516)
G-WLGC, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (2843484)
N6602Y, Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee (28-21943)


I was last at Flixton (Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum) in 2016 and so only BAPC.390 was new to me. Having said that, I’m always happy to support these collections and as it was another lovely day, many sunny photographs were taken and can be seen at;

On display outside:
(79)/2-EG, Dassault Mystere IVA, French (79)
XJ482/VL-713, de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2, United Kingdom (110009)
(XM279), English Electric Canberra B(I).8 (nose), United Kingdom (71648)
(WG789), English Electric Canberra B.2/6 (nose), United Kingdom (71106)
WH840, English Electric Canberra T.4, United Kingdom (71278)
A-528, FMA IA.58A Pucara, Argentine (028)
(G-BDVS), Fokker F.27 Friendship 200 (nose), Air UK (10232)
XH892/J, Gloster Javelin FAW.9R, United Kingdom (unknown)
WF643/F, Gloster Meteor F.8, United Kingdom (unknown)
XG254/A, Hawker Hunter FGA.9, United Kingdom (41H-680055)
XN500, Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3A, United Kingdom (PAC/W/10161)
55-4433/TR-433, Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, United States (unknown)
3794/1972, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot, Czechoslovak (623794)
XV497/D, McDonnell Phantom FGR.2, United Kingdom (3454)
54-2196, North American F-100D Super Sabre, United States (223-76)
FG-289/146289, North American T-28C Trojan, Zaire (252-52)
WF128/HF-676, Percival Sea Prince T.1, United Kingdom (PAC/57/26)
VX580/580, Vickers Valetta C.2, United Kingdom (unknown)
XR485/Q, Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, United Kingdom (WA417)

Display hangar:
(L4288), Vickers Wellington B.Ic (fuselage section remains), United Kingdom (unknown)

Display hangar:
(BAPC.374), Antonov C.14 (unknown)
384, Banshee BTT-3, United Kingdom (unknown)
ZA175, BAe Sea Harrier FA.2, United Kingdom (912026/P23)
XK624/32, de Havilland Vampire T.11, United Kingdom (15781)
XG329, English Electric Lightning F.1, United Kingdom (95018)
(BGA1461), EoN AP.7 Primary (EoN/P/008)
G-MTFK, Flexiform Sky Sails Striker/Moult Trike (DIM-01)
(ET-272), Hawker Hunter T.53 (nose), Danish (41H-693747)
(WV838)/126, Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 (nose), United Kingdom (AW6083)
(BAPC.364), Kiceniuk Icarus II (unknown)
WV605/T-B, Percival Provost T.1, United Kingdom (PAC/56/132)
XA226, Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1,, United Kingdom (859)
(BAPC.71)/N3317/BO-U, Supermarine Spitfire II FSM (unknown)
(BAPC.368)/TD248/8Q-T, Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVIe FSM (unknown)
(BAPC.372), Wasp Falcon 4 (unknown)

Display hangar:
VL349/V7-Q, Avro Anson C.19, United Kingdom (34220)
(BAPC.358)/F, Boulton Paul Overstrand cockpit replica (unknown)
XG518, Bristol Sycamore HR.14, United Kingdom (13372)
(XG523)/V, Bristol Sycamore HR.14, United Kingdom (13377)
(BGA4757), Colditz Cock replica (SA3)
NC16676, Fairchild F.24C-8F (3101)
(BAPC.390), Felixstowe F.5 (cockpit) (unknown)
(BAPC.303), Goldfinch Amphibian (161)
G-ASRF, Jenny Wren (PFA 1300)
G-MJVI, Lightwing Rooster 1 Srs.4 (4)
BGA3833/HCG, Maupin Woodstock I (unknown)
G-MJSU, MBA Tiger Cub 440 (SO.75/1)
(BAPC.115), Mignet HM.14 Pou-Du-Ciel (EAG.1)
(BGA4002), Penrose Pegasus 2 replica (1)
G-APUG, Phoenix Luton LA-5 Major (PAL 1203)
(BGA2384), Schneider DFS 108-49 Grunau Baby III (unknown)
G-BABY, Taylor JT.2 Titch (PFA/3204)
XN304/W, Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, United Kingdom (WA284)

Display hangar:
(BAPC.147)/LHS.1, Bensen B.7 Gyroglider (unknown)
(BAPC.375)/FJ801/42-15662, Boeing-Stearman PT-27 Kaydet Composite (unknown)
(BAPC.274)/X25, Boulton & Paul P.6 replica (unknown)
(G-MMWL), Eurowing Goldwing (EW-91SWA-09)
(BAPC.239)/157/18, Fokker D.VIII replica (unknown)
(BAPC.306), Lovegrove Autogyro Trainer (unknown)
G-CDFW, Lovegrove Sheffy Gyroplane (PFA G/19-1366)
(G-MBUD), Skycraft Scout Mk.III/3/R (0432 R/3)
(G-BJZC), Thunder & Colt Ax7-65Z (416)

Restoration building:
(G-ARLP), Beagle A.61 Terrier m (3724)

Flying locally:
G-TORN, Flight Design CT2W (06-05-04)


After arriving at Tibenham, we asked in the clubhouse for access. This saw us being escorted around by a man with a bunch of keys…….

My photographs can be seen at;

DE673, de Havilland Tiger Moth DH.82A, G-ADNZ, United Kingdom (85614)
G-APUW, Auster Aircraft Auster J/5V Autocar (3273)
G-AVAW, Rollason Condor D.62C (RAE/617)
G-BGBV, Slingsby T.65 A Vega 17L, BGA2800 (1890)
G-BZGM, Mainair Sports Mainair Blade 912 (1247-0400-7-W1040)
G-CFGP, Schleicher ASW 19, BGA3252 (19121)
G-CFLH, Lehtovaara K 8 B, BGA3422 (22)
G-CHNC, Schleicher ASW 19 B, BGA4063 (19297)
G-CHEO, Schleicher ASW 20 L, BGA3889 (20410)
G-CJBV, Yakovlev Yak-52 (867203)
G-CJYP/JYP, Grob G 102C Club Astir II (5018C)
G-CKCP/KCP, Grob G 102 Astir CS (1094)
G-CKFL, Rolladen-Schneider LS4 (4080)
G-CONB, Robin DR.400 180 Regent (2176)
G-DBEE, Jabiru Aircraft Jabiru J430 (595)
G-DCXI, Slingsby T.61 F Falke Venture T.3 (1964)
G-DCYT, Schempp-Hirth/Grob Standard Cirrus, BGA1919 (357G)
G-DECW/ECW, Schleicher ASK 21 (21008)
G-EEBA, Slingsby T.65 A Vega 17L, BGA2544 (1914)
G-FEVS/EVS, PZL-Bielsko SZD-50-3 Puchacz (B-1091)
G-KEMC, Grob G 109 (6024)
G-KINT, Scheibe SF-25C Falke 2000 (44412)
G-LSGM/GM, Rolladen-Schneider LS3 17 (3346)
G-MZKU, Thruster Air Services Thruster T600T (9038-T600T-024)
G-ONGC, Robin DR.400 180R Remorqueur (1385)
G-REDX, Experimental Aviation Berkut (PFA 252-12481)
G-SIIE, Christen Pitts Special S-2B (5057)
G-SKUA, Glasair GlaStar GS-1 (PFA 295-13241)
G-SVPN, Piper PA-32R 301T Saratoga II TC (3257310)
G-YROA, RotorSport UK MTO Sport (RSUK/MTOS/025)
BGA886/BDM, Slingsby T.21 B (1216)
N38940/18263/822, Boeing Stearman A75N1 PT-17 Kaydet, United States (75-1822)
N8818Y, Piper PA-30 160 Twin Comanche C (30-1976)


Then it off to nearby Priory Farm/Tibenham. Not much going on here but the one chap that was around opened up one hangar for us.

My photographs can be seen at;

42-38410/44-A, Piper J-3 C-65 Cub, G-BHPK, United States (8979)
G-AHHH, Auster Aircraft Auster J/1N Alpha (2011)
G-AKVN, Aeronca Chief 11AC (11AC-469)
G-ASRC, Rollason Condor D.62C (RAE/609)
(G-BLPG)/16693/693, Auster Aircraft Auster J/1N Alpha (3395)
G-BZNP, Thruster Air Services Thruster T600N 450 (0100-T600N-047)
G-CBDL, Mainair Sports Mainair Blade (1292-0701-7-W1087)
G-CBGE, Tecnam P.92 Echo EM (PFA 318-13680)
G-CCKO, Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik (7982)
G-CGUG, P & M Aviation QuikR (8557)
G-CLCO, Nando Groppo Trail Mk.2 (134/93)
G-LDWS, S.A.N. Jodel D.150 Mascaret (48)
G-MYWE, Thruster Air Services Thruster T600N (9035-T600-512)
G-MZGW, Mainair Sports Mainair Blade (1112-0297-7-W915)


Old Buckenham was pretty much all shut up by the time we arrived.

G-BHAD, Cessna A152 Aerobat (A1520807)
G-CLRR, Zenith Zenair CH 750 STOL Cruzer (75-11089)
G-LFSC, Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee F (28-7425005)


Problems on the M11 saw us go cross country back towards Heathrow.

9V-SMO, Airbus A350 941, Singapore Airlines (116)
A6-BLO, Boeing 787 9, Etihad Airways (39660)
A6-EOU, Airbus A380 861, Emirates Airline (205)
ET-AYB, Airbus A350 941, Ethiopian Airlines (412)
HL7579, Airbus A350 941, Asiana Airlines (176)
N4022J, Airbus A321 271NXSL, JetBlue Airways (10303)
SU-GEH, Boeing 737NG 800/W, Egypt Air (63800)
T7-ME3, Airbus A321 271NXSL, Middle East Airlines (10000)

On airways:
9H-PPE, Airbus A340 642 (787)
SE-RRG, Boeing 737NG 8JP/W, Norwegian Air Sweden (39165)

Best regards,


Grant Robinson


Photograph credits: Grant Robinson