Staverton & Cheltenham Racecourse – Thursday 12th March 2020 (Martin Cox)

Hi all,

A delayed report but hopefully of some interest to anyone who wants to try out a future Staverton tour or try the popular Staverton/Cheltenham Racecourse combination next year, if things improve.

As always, it was a pleasure to deal with Keith Wilson in arranging spaces on two Staverton tours, one on Thursday 12th March and the other on Friday 13th March. Between the two tours, I’m pleased to say that my guys raised £240 for the airport charity and I’m very thankful to them all for this as Keith does a splendid job showing people around and it is brilliant that the airport still allow it. Please support these tours when we eventually get back to a post COVID-19 world.

Keith can be contacted at – [email protected]

I was winging my way to the USA (dodged the Trump EU travel ban by one day) whilst my guys were doing this tour and so I thank Mick Smith for being the group leader and Martin Cox for the following log;


R1914, Miles M.14A Hawk Trainer III, G-AHUJ, United Kingdom (1900)
WB615/E, de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22, G-BXIA, United Kingdom (C1/0056)
2-SALE, Diamond Aircraft DA62 (62.069)
2-TBMI, DAHER TBM 910 (1182)
F-HGET, Pilatus PC-XII NG 47E (1751)
G-ASSS, Cessna 172E Skyhawk (17251467)
G-ATHT, Victa Airtourer 115 (120)
G-AWLZ, Sportavia-Putzer RF-4 D (4099)
G-AXVM, Campbell Cricket (CA-329)
G-AYWM, AESL Glos-Airtourer T5 (A.534)
G-AZSF, Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7235048)
G-BASJ, Piper PA-28 180 Cherokee (28-7305136)
G-BBXW, Piper PA-28 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7415050)
G-BGBA, Robin R.2100 A (133)
G-BHGY, Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7435086)
G-BIZO, Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7535339)
G-BKCC, Piper PA-28 180 Cherokee (28-7405099)
G-BKDJ, Robin DR.400 120 Dauphin 80 (1584)
G-BKIF, Fournier RF-6B 100 (3)
G-BLGV, Bell 206B Jet Ranger II (982)
G-BLRF, Slingsby T.67 C Firefly (2014)
G-BMFN, QAC Quickie Tri-Q 200 (PFA 094A1-11062)
G-BOPC, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8216006)
G-BPBM, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-7916272)
G-BPES, Piper PA-38 112 Tomahawk (38-81A0064)
G-BRBN, Amateur Built Pitts Special S-1S (G.3)
G-BSGK, Piper PA-34 200T Seneca II (34-7870331)
G-BSOG, Cessna 172M Skyhawk (17263636)
G-BVHC, Grob G-115 D2 (82005)
G-BVMA, Beech King Air B200 (BB-797)
G-BWNM, Piper PA-28R 180 Cherokee Arrow (28R-30435)
G-BYHJ, Piper PA-28R 201 Arrow III (2844020)
G-BZHU, Wag-Aero Sport Trainer (AACA/351)
G-BZRO, Piper PA-30 160 Twin Comanche C (30-1923)
G-CEDX, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 TeamEurostar UK (2827)
G-CEMI, Europa Aviation Europa XS (PFA 247-13989)
G-CGTE, Brandli BX-2 Cherry (PFA 179-13686)
G-CHBC, Rolladen-Schneider LS6 c (6209)
G-CIRP, Aeropro EuroFox 912(S) (46015)
G-CJLI, Piper PA-28 161 Warrior II (28-8216137)
G-CKUO, Aeroprakt A-22 LS Foxbat (LAA 317B-15487)
G-CORB, SOCATA TB20 Trinidad (1178)
G-CPXC, CAP Aviation CAP-10 C (301)
G-CVMI, Piper PA-18 150 Super Cub (18-5700)
G-DIZY, Piper PA-28R 201T Turbo Arrow III (28R-7703401)
G-DOBS, Vans RV-8 (PFA 303-14739)
G-EKIR, Piper PA-28 161 Cadet (2841157)
G-EWIZ, Amateur Built Pitts Special S-2SE (S.18)
G-GCDC, Cirrus Design SR20 G3 (2008)
G-GDRV, Vans RV-6 (21367)
G-GEHP, Piper PA-28R T-201 Arrow IV (28R-8218014)
G-GHER, Eurocopter Twin Squirrel AS.355 N (5658)
G-HANS, Robin DR.400 2+2 Tricycle (1384)
G-HMDX, MD Helicopters MD 900 Explorer (900-00121)
G-IBII, Aerotek Pitts Special S-2A (2147)
G-IGLZ, American Champion Super Decathlon 8KCAB (914-2003)
G-IINK, Cirrus Design SR22 (4187)
G-IIRV, Vans RV-7 A (LAA 323-15074)
G-IZZI, Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane (T18208100)
G-JAYK, Robinson R44 Raven II (10147)
G-JDBC, Piper PA-34 200T Seneca II (34-7570150)
G-JKAT, Robinson R22 Beta (566)
G-JKHT, Robinson R22 Beta II (2947)
G-JPIT, Amateur Built Pitts Special S-2S Modified (LAA 009C-15409)
G-KNCG, Piper PA-32 301FT Piper 6X (3232017)
G-KOCO, Cirrus Design SR22 GTS Turbo (3447)
G-KOKO, Cirrus Design SR22T (1680)
G-LEZE, Rutan Long-Ez (PFA 074A-10702)
G-LFSB, Piper PA-38 112 Tomahawk (38-78A0072)
G-LIKY, Aviat Husky A-1C-180 (3254)
G-LUSO, Pilatus PC-XII 47E (1880)
G-MRVP, Vans RV-6 (24985)
G-NYCO, Beechcraft Corp King Air 200GT (BY-238)
G-OCAC, Robin R.2112 Alpha (371)
G-OMNI, Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7335130)
G-ONET, Piper PA-28 180 Cherokee E (28-5802)
G-OPFA, Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 (PFA 330-14298)
G-OPSS, Cirrus Design SR20 G2 (1458)
G-OXOM, Piper PA-28 161 Cadet (2841285)
G-OZZT, Cirrus Design SR22T (73)
G-PCOP, Raytheon Aircraft Company King Air B200 (BB-1860)
G-PRDH, Aerospatiale Twin Squirrel AS.355 F2 (5367)
(G-PTBA)/422, Boeing Stearman A75 PT-13A Kaydet (75-045)
G-RAGT, Piper PA-32 301FT Piper 6X (3232038)
G-RATZ, Europa Aviation Europa (PFA 247-12582)
G-RAWS, Rotorway Exec 162F (6492)
G-RDCO, Jabiru Aircraft Jabiru J400 (PFA 325-14052)
G-ROMT, Robinson R44 Clipper II (10788)
G-RRAK, Enstrom 480 B (5055)
G-RVTT, Vans RV-7 A (PFA 323-13852)
G-SADB, Diamond Aircraft Twin Star DA42MPP (42.M003)
G-SARA, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (28-7990039)
G-SDRY, Cessna Citation CJ4 (525C0134)
G-SEHK, Cessna 182T Skylane (18282132)
G-SHCK, Comco Ikarus C42 FB 80 (1510-7426)
G-SHED, Piper PA-28 181 Archer II (28-7890068)
G-SRTT, Cirrus Design SR22 GTS Turbo (2421)
G-SUEI, Diamond Aircraft Twin Star DA42 (42.415)
G-TBLC, Rans Coyote II S-6ES (LAA 204-15110)
G-TMHK, Piper PA-38 112 Tomahawk (38-78A0025)
G-TRJB, Beech Bonanza A36AT (E-2719)
G-TWSR, Silence Aircraft Twister (PFA 329-14385)
G-USAA, Reims/Cessna F150G (188)
G-WCCP, Beech King Air B200 (BB-1295)
G-WIZZ, Agusta-Bell AB.206B Jet Ranger II (8540)
G-WOBR, Airbus Helicopters MBB-BK 117 D-2 (H145) (20116)
N10522, Piper PA-46 350P Malibu Mirage (4636398)
N10CD, Cirrus Design SR22T (350)
N124CP, Cirrus Design SR22 GTS (3040)
N131CD, Cirrus Design SR20 (1031)
N1424C, Cessna 182T Skylane (18281610)
N20249, Piper PA-28R T-201T Turbo Arrow IV (28R-7931117)
N208AD, Cessna 208 B (208B0327)
N225RB, Cirrus Design SR22T (10)
N285AT, Cessna T303 Crusader (T303-00005)
N28SN, Cirrus Design SR22T (1729)
N4381Y, Beech 99 (U-71)
N477PM, Piper PA-31 Navajo B (31-7300956)
N644MW, Cirrus Design SR22T (1318)
N669MA, Cirrus Design SR22 (2620)
N750GF, Cessna Citation X (750-0244)
N808CA, Piper PA-32R 301 Saratoga SP (3246240)
N899AG, Beech 99 B (U-73)
N899DZ, Beech 99 B (U-153)
N930SA, DAHER TBM 930 (1241)
N936CT, Cirrus Design SR22T (648)
N96FL, Cirrus Design SR22 GTSx G3 Turbo (2899)
ZS-KKM, Piper PA-28R T-201T Turbo Arrow IV (28R-8031103)

After the Staverton tour, most of the crew then headed over to Cheltenham Racecourse for the walking tour of the visiting helicopters parked there.

Cheltenham Racecourse helicopter parking area:

G-CGGD, Aerospatiale Dauphin SA.365 N2 (6435)
G-CGGS, Robinson R44 Raven II (12967)
G-CKIH, Agusta A.109 S Grand (22047)
G-CROW, Robinson R44 Raven (754)
G-DCAM, Eurocopter Twin Squirrel AS.355 NP (5750)
G-DGUN, AgustaWestland AW.109 SP Grand New (22222)
G-EMHE, Agusta A.109 S Grand (22182)
G-GALI, AgustaWestland AW.109 SP Grand New (22336)
G-HANY, Agusta-Bell AB.206B Jet Ranger III (8598)
G-HITI, Airbus Helicopters Squirrel AS.350 B3e (8239)
G-HITN, Airbus Helicopters Squirrel AS.350 B3e (H125) (8664)
G-HITX, Leonardo AW.109 S Trekker (22734)
G-HOTB, Eurocopter EC155 B1 (6789)
G-HPIN, Bell 429 Global Ranger (57187)
G-HRDB, Agusta A.109 S Grand (22031)
G-IFBP, Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B2 (9051)
G-JMBS, Agusta A.109 S Grand (22148)
G-KLNH, Leonardo AW.109 SP Grand New (22364)
G-LAVA, Airbus Helicopters EC135 P3H (2064)
G-LINE, Eurocopter Twin Squirrel AS.355 N (5566)
G-MOAL, AgustaWestland AW.109 SP Grand New (22348)
G-NBPL, Aerospatiale Twin Squirrel AS.355 F2 (5483)
G-NSYS, Eurocopter EC135 T1 (115)
G-OALI, Aerospatiale Twin Squirrel AS.355 F1 (5115)
G-OPOT, Agusta A.109 S Grand (22027)
G-RGWY, Bell 206B Jet Ranger III (3035)
G-RXTV, Agusta A.109 E Power (11158)
G-SENS, Eurocopter EC135 T2+ (833)
G-TIJL, Airbus Helicopters Twin Squirrel AS.355 NP (5801)
G-TREE, Bell 206B Jet Ranger III (2826)
G-TRNG, Agusta A.109 E Power (11156)
G-TXTV, Agusta A.109 E Power (11769)
M-LEOG, Leonardo AW.109 SP Grand New (22412)

Photo credits: Anthony Gothard

Best regards,

Grant Robinson