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Header Picture: Royal Netherlands Air Force AS.532 U2 Cougar S-419 at Cardiff 7th April 2019 ..The aircraft was participating in exercise Joint Warrior with sister ship S-447 ..picture credit Matthew Blunt

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Log Wednesday 24/02/2016

Cardiff IAP Runway in use 12 30 c17:50

Parked on the Cambrian apron is AS.355F1 Ecureuil 2 G-BVLG ..departed at 09:20 on a local survey as "Pipeline 60"
Parked on the Cambrian apron is AS.355NP Ecureuil 2 G-RIDA ..departed at 11:14 to the Northeast as "Grid 04"
Picture credit Mark Pearce 

Due in from Luton at 09:35 is NJE845G "Fraction 845G" Gulfstream G550 CS-DKH ..landed 10:02 parking on the Cambrian apron ..airborne 13:32 for training circuits/landings with the same c/s ..departed at 17:53 back to Luton as NJE019C "Fraction 019C"
Picture credit Mark Pearce 

Landing at 11:59 from Wycombe Air Park is PA-28-181 Archer II G-BGWM ..parking on the GA apron ..departed at 14:01 back to Wycombe
Picture credit Mark Pearce

Landing at 14:37 from Biggin Hill is PA-34-200T Seneca II D-GMOH ..parking on the Cambrian apron 
Landing at 14:55 from the North is "Solway 03" Agusta A109S Grand G-SKBL ..parking on the Cambrian apron
Landing at 15:12 from the West is PA-28-161 Warrior III G-WARU ..parking on the GA apron ..departed at 15:57 to the Northeast
Landing at 15:15 from the South is Reims/Cessna F172M Skyhawk II G-DUNK ..parking on the GA apron ..departed at 16:20 to Exeter 

Training Flights & Flybys
Training today were:
DA42 Twin Star G-CTCF ..go-round 18:58 and departed to Bournemouth
PA-28-151 Warrior G-BOYH ..go-rounds 19:46, 19:52, 19:58 and departed to Bristol  

Ad Hoc charters/One off Airliner movements
Due in from Newcastle at 01:10 is VLM901 "Rubens 901" F50 OO-VLP ..landed 01:16 parking on stand 11 ..departed at 13:17 to EBAW/Antwerp as VLM901P "Rubens 901P"
Picture credit Mark Pearce 

Due in from MKJS/Montego Bay at 06:05 is TOM723 "Thomson 723" B788 G-TUIB ..landed 06:32 parking on stand 7 ..departed at 09:02 to Manchester as TOM723F "Thomson 723
Due in from Paris CDG at 16:00 is BCY9360 "City Ireland 360" RJ85 EI-RJR ..landed 16:10 parking on stand 3 ..departed at 17:01 back to Paris CDG as BCY9361 "City Ireland 9361

Based Aircraft Movements
Residents active today: G-BBTY (from St Athan), G-BJURG-BVMA, G-CISGG-WARO, N121TG (engine runs) 

BAMC Happenings
Due in from Heathrow c10:10 is BAW9174 "Speedbird 9174" B763 G-BNWT ..landed 10:59 (for decommissioning)
Picture credit Mark Pearce 

Due in from Heathrow c12:00 is BAW9171 "Speedbird 9171" B744 G-CIVX ..landed 12:46
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

Due out at 18:50 to Heathrow is BAW9172 "Speedbird 9172" B744 G-BYGF ..departed at 19:05

MOD St Athan Runway in use 08
Residents active today: G-BBTYG-BYVB, G-BYVSG-CILP, G-NWOI  
Landing at 14:30 from Norwich is PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain G-IFIT ..parking at Twin Peaks 

Interesting OTT

03:57 EB FL330 at TALGA "Reach 869" C-17A 94-0067
10:34 WB FL340 at EXMOR "Reach 226" C-5M 87-0035
11:47 WB climbing at EXMOR "Reach 647" C-17A 07-7178
13:58 EB low level along the coast "Commando" Merlin HC.3s ZJ124 & ZJ128  

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