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    Friday, December 30, 2016

    St.Athan residents 2016

    The following are current unless otherwise noted.
    For movements at Horizon Aircraft Services, eCube Solutions and Cardiff Aviation see the relevant tabs at the top of the blog.
    For 2012-2015 movements see 2012 2013 2014 2015

    University of Wales Air Squadron - callsign "UAWxx"
    G-BYUV/UV Grob G.115E Tutor (82106/E) ..arrived 24/11/16 from Colerne for storage ..departed 07/12/16 to Boscombe Down

    G-BYVA/VA Grob G.115E Tutor (82111/E) ..arrived 25/11/16 from Colerne ..departed 07/12/16 to Boscombe Down

    G-BYVB/VB Grob G.115E Tutor (82112/E) ..arrived 11/02/16

    G-BYVS/VS Grob G.115E Tutor (82128/E)
    University of Wales Air Squadron Grob G.115E Tutor G-BYVS 23AUG16
    Picture credit Gerallt Marsh

    G-BYVW/VW Grob G.115E Tutor (82132/E) ..departed 28/11/16 to Cranwell
    Picture credit Mark Pearce

    G-BYWC/WC Grob G.115E Tutor (82138/E) ..arrived 24/11/16 from Colerne for storage ..departed 07/12/16 to Boscombe Down

    G-BYWD/WD Grob G.115E Tutor (82139/E) ..departed 11/02/16
    Picture credit IanG

    634 Volunteer Gliding Squadron - callsign "VGLxxx".
    Flying ceased early 2014 due to the Vigilant grounding. Unit closed 03/16 in MOD cuts to ATC gliding structure.

    ZH189/UB Grob Vigilant T.1 (6538/6557) ..arrived 01/16 by road from Swansea. Still present 10/16.

    ZH211/UR Grob Vigilant T.1 (6557) ..arrived 01/16 by road from Swansea. Still present 10/16.
    Picture credit RichT

    ZH209/UQ Grob Vigilant T.1 (6555) Departed 2016 to Little Rissington for storage
    ZH209/UQ Vigilant T.1
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    ZJ962/SK Grob Vigilant T.1 (6550) Still present 10/16.
    ZJ962/SK Grob Vigilant T.1
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    NPAS St Athan - callsign "Police 32"
    Formerly South & East Wales Police Air Support Unit, became part of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) 01/02/15

    G-NWOI Eurocopter EC.135P2+ (0887) ..arrived 18/09/15
    Picture credit Roger Winser

    Bristow Group - callsign "Coastguard/Rescue 187/188"
    Bristow SAR
    Started operations on 04/10/15 from a new purpose-built hangar in the Southwestern corner of the airfield as part of the UK SAR contract. 
    Two AgustaWestland AW139s are based for the SAR contract. 
    AW189s are based for crew training prior to roll out into the SAR fleet, these also operate from 75 Hangar near the Control Tower.

    G-CILN AgustaWestland AW139 (31586) ..arrived 01/09/15 ..departed 26/12/16 to Lydd
    Picture credit Gerallt Marsh

    G-CILP AgustaWestland AW139 (31590) ..arrived 01/09/15
    Picture credit Andy Pritchard

    G-MCGM AgustaWestland AW189 (89001) ..arrived 19/12/15
    Picture credit StuC 


    G-MCGP AgustaWestland AW189 (92003) ..arrived 19/12/15
    Picture credit Mark Pearce  

    G-MCGR AgustaWestland AW189 (92004) ..arrived 18/11/16
    Westland Formation
    Picture credit Malcolm Bradbury

    G-MCGS AgustaWestland AW189 (92005) ..arrived 19/09/16 ..departed 09/12/16 to Yeovil
    Picture credit Malcolm Bradbury

    RAF/Marshall Aerospace 
    Operation formed in 2013 to store/dispose of the remaining C-130K Hercules C.1/3 fleet and associated spares/GSE. Based in the "Superhangar".

    XV177 Lockheed Hercules C.3A (4182) ..arrived 29/10/13 as "Reynard 1" ..moved to eCube Solutions ramp 10/16.
    XV177 Hercules C.3
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    XV188 Lockheed Hercules C.3A (4206) ..arrived 05/09/13 as "Ascot 719" ..moved to eCube Solutions ramp c.11/16 minus tail unit and outer wings
    XV188 Hercules C.1
    Picture credit James Thomas

    XV196 Lockheed Hercules C.1 (4217) ..arrived 04/09/13 as "Omen 2" ..moved to eCube Solutions ramp mid 2016.
    XV196 Hercules C.1
    Picture credit James Thomas

    XV200 Lockheed Hercules C.1 (4223) ..arrived 18/04/13 as "Ascot 702" ..moved to eCube Solutions ramp mid 2016.
    XV200 Hercules C.1
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    XV209 Lockheed Hercules C.3A (4235) ..arrived 25/04/13 as "Ascot 715" ..moved to eCube Solutions ramp 10/16.
    XV209 Hercules C.3A
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    Lynx Storage

    The following Lynx HMA.8SRU arrived in 2016 for storage in the UWAS hangar pending imput to the RTP (Reduce to Produce) Line at Middle Wallop.

    XZ255/DF-454 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton

    XZ722/673 ..arrived 11/16 from Middle Wallop, spares recovered hulk in Blackcats scheme
    XZ725/415 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton
    XZ729/DT-452 ..arrived 25/02/16 from Yeovilton
    XZ731/VL-311 ..arrived 19/07/16 from Yeovilton ..to Horizon 12/16 and departed 06/12/16 by road to Boscombe Down
    XZ732/315 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton
    ZD259/RM-474 ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton
    ZD260/313 ..arrived 25/02/16 from Yeovilton
    ZD261/314 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton
    ZD262/316 ..arrived 26/09/16 from Middle Wallop
    ZD268/YB-366 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton ..to Horizon 12/16
    ZF560/456 ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton
    Lynx HMA.8 ZF560 456 HMS Duncan
    Above picture only credit James Thomas

    Medical School

    XZ192/Westland Lynx AH.7 ..reportedly arrived 02/11/15 

    Special Forces Support Group 

    VN-A190 Boeing 737-4H6 (27383) ..fuselage only arrived late May/early June 2013 from Kemble for training purposes
    Taken at Kemble, credit StuC 

    Dragon Aircraft Engineering 

    Based in Hangar 385.  
    We don't know when the Company started or when the aircraft arrived.
    The following were believed to be present in 09/14:

    CS-ARI Robin HR.100-210 Safari (159) ..fuselage
    Pictured at Cranfield on 29/07/12 by StuC
    CS-DAI OGMA DHC-1 Chipmunk T20 (OGMA-30) ..dismantled
    CS-DAJ OGMA DHC-1 Chipmunk T20 (OGMA-32) ..dismantled
    (CS- ) ? DHC-1 Chipmunk ..grey primer, under restoration
    G-AOS? de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 ..rear fuselage, silver
    WB645/8218M de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 
    (C1/0085) ..fuselage, no cockpit
    unmarked DHC-1 Chipmunk ..grey primer
    unmarked de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 ..red/white

    Private Residents
    Hangared with Horizon. Some spend time at Cardiff.

    G-ASUP Cessna F172E Skyhawk (F172-0071) ..arrived 15/10/12 from Cardiff
    G-ASUP Cessna F.172E
    Picture credit Keith Morgan  

    G-AZCZ Beagle B.121 Pup Series 2 (B121-167) ..St.Athan/Cardiff
    Picture credit Jac Osborne

    G-AZOF AESL Airtourer T5 Super 150 (A549) ..St.Athan/Cardiff
    Picture credit IanG

    G-BBTY Beech C23 Sundowner (M-1525) ..St.Athan/Cardiff
    Picture credit RichT

    G-BNPH/WV740 Percival Pembroke C.1 ..arrived 04/05/12
    Picture credit StuC

    G-BVGH/XL573 Hawker Hunter T.7 (HABL-003360) ..arrived 15/12/11
    XL573 G-BVGH Hunter T.7
    Pictures credit Keith Morgan

    G-BWGF/XW325 BAC Jet Provost T.5A (EEP/JP/989) ..arrived 17/05/12
    XW325/E G-BWGF Provost T.5B
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-BYBE Wassmer Jodel D.120A Paris-Nice (269) ..arrived 15/05/16 from Shobdon

    Picture credit Geoff Jones

    G-BYCT Aero L-29A Delfin (395142) ..arrived by road 22/02/12. Sold 06/08/12 and departed 04/09/14 to North Weald. Arrived back 03/12/14.
    G-BYCT L-29 Delfin
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-BZNT Aero L-29 Delfin (893019) ..arrived by road 16/02/12, restored and repainted 2014.
    G-BZNT L-29 Delfin
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-DLFN Aero L-29 Delfin (294872) ..arrived by road 24/05/12 as D-FJET.
    G-DLFN L-29 Delfin
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-JANN Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III (3433133) ..St.Athan/Cardiff
    Picture credit Jac Osborne

    G-MERL Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV (28R-7918036) ..St.Athan/Cardiff
    G-MERL PA-28 Arrow IV
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-OMJT Rutan Long-EZ (PFA 74A-10703) ..arrived 07/09/15 from Prestwick
    Picture credit Andrew Daniel

    G-PLAZ Rockwell Commander 112A (345) ..arrived from Cardiff 19/11/16, back to Cardiff 28/12/16
    Picture credit Hugh Trainer

    WT723/LM:692 Hawker Hunter PR.11 (41H-670690) ..arrived 15/12/11 
    WT723/692-LM G-PRII Hunter PR.11
    new colours 03/14 - Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-PSST Hawker Hunter F.58A (HABL-003115) ..arrived 15/12/11
    Picture credit Mark Pearce

    G-VLTT Diamond DA.42 Twin Star (42.AC116) ..arrived 23/05/12 as SP-DLP, re-registered on 10/09/12 
    Picture credit Mark Pearce 

    G-WEFR Alpi Pioneer 200-M (218) ..arrived 21/09/12
    Picture credit Mark Pearce

    Enstrom 280FX Shark ..arrived 29/12/16
    G-WPIE Enstrom 280FX Shark
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-YAKC Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 25/03/14
    G-YAKC Yak-52
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    N2401Z Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F (27-8054034) ..arrived early 2012
    N2401Z PA-23-350 Aztec F
    Picture credit Keith Morgan


    N5043X Cessna 172C (172-49424) ..arrived 08/12/14 by road to be converted to a travelling flight simulator for the Air Cadets, current status/location unknown
    Picture credit StuC 

    Stored near the church and in the area where the VC-10s were scrapped is the fuselage of a Eurofighter. This is non-flying Major Test Item "JP098", used for wing attachment box trials by EADS Munich. It arrived at St.Athan on 11/07/02 and was at first stored by the Battle Damage Repair Training School before passing to the NDT School. For many years it was stored near the old Harrier engine running pan. Last seen 03/09/14.
    Picture credit Richard E Flagg

    Horizon Aircraft Services (formally Hunter Flying Ltd)
    Moved in from Exeter in December 2011 and are based in one of the hangars nearest St.Athan village. They provide hangarage and maintenance support to based private a/c and carry out long/short term maintenance/restoration work. Renamed in 10/13.
    The following are believed to be current on restoration, maintenance or storage only. See "St.Athan - Residents" tab for active a/c hosted by HAS.
    For 2012-2015 movements see 2012 2013 2014 2015

    801 Hawker Hunter T.66B centre fuselage only ..arrived c.01/12 ..stored. Not seen 11/15 and 05/16.
    Hunter Flying 01/10/12
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    F-WRUP Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 12/04/16 from LFAI/Nangis ..re-registered G-CJBV 03/05/16 to a Thetford, Norfolk owner
    G-CJBV Yak
    Picture credit Keith Morgan 

    G-APXX/"VH-FDT" de Havilland DHA.3 Drover II ..arrived 05/08/13 from Wycombe Air Park
    VH-FDT Drover (Really VH-EAS)
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    (G-ARMF)/WZ868/H de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22A (C1/0394) ..arrived 2015, wreck, crashed 19/06/96 Top Farm Croydon, 7255.50 FH. Gone by/not seen 05/16.
    Picture credit RichT

    G-AZRP Victa Airtourer T.2 (A.529) ..wreck arrived c07/15 by road after force-landing 18/07/15 near Llangorse Lake, Powys ..not seen 11/15 & 05/16

    G-BMDP Partenavia P-64B Oscar 200 ..arrived by road circa 09/12/14
    G-BMDP Partenavia P64B Oscar 200
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-BMFG Dornier Do.27A-4 ..arrived 22/07/15 for maintenance ..departed 16/01/16 ..returned 04/05/16 ..departed 25/05/16 ..arrived 07/11/16
    Picture credit StuC

    G-BRFC/WP321 Percival Sea Prince T.1 ..arrived 28/05/12 by road for restoration
    Picture credit James Thomas  

    G-BVEZ/XM479 BAC Jet Provost T.3A ..arrived 27/05/15
    XM479 G-BVEZ Provost T.3A
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-BWFT/XL602/VL Hawker Hunter T.8M ..sectioned fuselage/wings, arrived by road 16/01/12, stored. Rear fuselage only seen 11/15 & 05/16
    Picture credit James Thomas
    XL602 G-BWFT Hunter T.8M Centre Section
    Picture credit Keith Morgan
    XL602 G-BWFT Hunter T.8M Tail Section
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-BWSG/XW324/U BAC Jet Provost T.5 (EEP/JP/988) ..arrived 18/04/16
    Picture credit Roger Winser

    G-CDJJ Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 2015 by road ..departed 11/02/16 by air to Shoreham ..arrived 06/16 ..departed 27/07/16 to the South
    Picture credit StuC

    G-CGVA Aeroprakt A22-L Foxbat ..first noted 25/03/15 ..departed 09/03/16 by road
    G-CGVA Aeroprakt A22
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-CLAX Jurca MJ.5 Sirocco (PFA 2204) ..uncompleted. Cancelled 27/02/12, restored to register 24/08/15. Not seen 05/16
    Unidentified Sirocco
    Picture credit IanG

    G-CONY/N22746 BAe Jetstream 3101 ..arrived from Humberside by road on 25/10/14. Had arrived by air at Humberside on 04/09/12.
    G-CONY Jetstream
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-DACA/WF118/569 Percival P.57 Sea Prince T.1 ..arrived by road from Charlwood 05/09/12
    WF118/CU-569 Sea Prince C.1
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-DEWD/12 Pitts S-12 Monster (LAA 349-15010) ..arrived by road 08/15, unflown ..re-registered G-PMIZ 09/12/15 to a Folkestone owner and departed by 05/16
    Picture credit StuC

    G-EGHH/J-4083 Hawker Hunter F.58 ..arrived by road 07/03/12, stored, registration cancelled 05/08/14
    Picture credit James Thomas

    G-FLYY BAC Strikemaster Mk.80 ..arrived late 10/16 by road from Kemble
    G-FLYY BAC.167 Strikemaster 80A
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-GFIE Cessna 152 (152-81906) ..arrived 2014/2015 by road
    G-GFIE Cessna 152
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-GYAK Yakovlev Yak-50 (852905) ..arrived 17/05/16
    Picture credit StuC in 07/14

    G-JIBO BAe Jetstream 3102 AC Aviation Wales Ltd/Links Air ..arrived 16/10/15 from Cardiff ..Links Air AOC suspended 21/10/15 ..EASA ARC expired 29/04/16 ..stored
    Picture credit RichT

    G-JMGP/125 Aero L-39ZO Albatross ..arrived 15/09/14 for maintenance ..departed 27/05/15 to Deauville-Saint Gatien ..arrived 26/11/15 for maintenance ..departed 25/05/16 to Deauville-Saint Gatien
    125 G-JMGP L-39 Albatross
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-JPVA/XW289/73 BAC Jet Provost T.5A ..arrived 2016 by road ..registration cancelled 04/11/16 as pwfu
    XW289/73 Provost T.5A
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-KAEW/XL500 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 ..arrived by road 04/02/12, under restoration to fly
    XL500 G-KAEW Gannet AEW.3
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-LNKS BAe Jetstream 3102 AC Aviation Wales Ltd/Links Air ..arrived 26/07/15 from Cardiff ..Links Air AOC suspended 21/10/15 ..EASA ARC expired 22/03/16 ..stored
    Picture credit Mark Pearce

    G-MZMK AMF Microlight Chevvron 2-32C (040) ..arrived mid 01/15 by road. Not seen 11/15 & 05/16 .
    G-MZMK Chevron 2-32C
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-OETV Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain (31-7852073) ..arrived 04/03/15 from Cardiff ..departed 06/07/16 to Bournemouth
    G-OETV PA-31-350
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-OUGH/74 Yakovlev Yak-52 (877404) ..arrived 27/02/16 from Swansea ..departed 09/06/16 to Swansea
    Picture credit Roger Winser

    G-PUPP Beagle B121 Pup 150 (B.121-174) ..visited mid & late 2016 for maintenance
    Picture credit Roger Winser

    G-RJMS Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III (28R-7837059) ..wreck, crashed 19/06/15 Crosland Moor
    Picture credit StuC

    G-RNAC/123 Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 29/08/16 for maint
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-SPUT Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 2015
    Picture credit StuC

    G-STHA Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain (31-8052077) ..arrived 08/01/14 as VVB243 ..parked at Twin Peaks ..EASA ARC (CoA) expired 15/01/14. Moved to Horizon Aircraft Services late 2014. Departed to Lydd 09/06/16
    G-STHA PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-UVNR BAC Strikemaster Mk.87 ..arrived 26/03/14 from Exeter ..reg cancelled 11/05/16 on export to Australia ..seen dismantled 05/16
    G-UVNR BAC.167 Strikemaster MK.87
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-XSFT Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F ..arrived 27/05/16 by road (for restoration) ..re-registered G-NADN 17/06/16
    G-XSFT Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-YAKF Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 02/02/16 for maintenance ..departed 22/02/16
    G-YAKF Yakovlev Yak-52
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-YAKI/100 blue Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 24/11/15 for maintenance ..departed 16/02/16
    G-YAKI Yak-52
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-YAKZ/33 red Yakovlev Yak-50 ..arrived 2015 ..departed 28/01/16
    Picture credit StuC

    SP-YOC Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 17/10/16 ..re-registered G-ZBEN 08/11/16
    SP-YOC Yak
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    XK885 Percival Pembroke C.1 ..arrived 25/09/13 from Charlwood via Booker
    XK885 Pembroke C.1 (Arrived 25/09/13)
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    XL472/R:044 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 ...arrived 01/09/13 from Charlwood as a spares source and restoration to static display condition
    XL472/044-R Gannet AEW.3
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    XZ731/VL-311 ..arrived 19/07/16 from Yeovilton and stored at UWAS ..to Horizon 12/16 ..departed 06/12/16 on a lo-loader to Boscombe Down

    ZD268/YB-366 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton and stored at UWAS ..to Horizon 12/16

    Horizon Flight Training 
    Horizon Flight Training is a fully approved flight school formed in late 2014. Offers training for EASA PPL, EASA LAPL and Night Rating. Also offer Trial Flight Experiences and pleasure flights.

    G-BOPU Grob G115 (8059) ..arrived 28/04/15
    G-BOPU Grob G115
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-BRBH Cessna 150H ..arrived Summer 2014 from RAF Henlow
    G-BRBH Cessna 150H
    Picture credit Keith Morgan

    G-EEKY Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee B (28-25422) ..arrived 12/10/15
    Picture credit Geoff Jones

    G-OKLY Reims/Cessna F.150K (F15000577) ..arrived 20/04/15 from Cardiff by road as G-ECBH.
    Picture credit Mark Pearce

    Tyro Aviation

    G-TYRO (ex G-CINT, re-reg 18/11/16) AutoGyro Europe MTOSport (RSUK/MTOS/056) ..based at Yeovilton, but regularly visits for training/familiarisation/pleasure flights, first visit 06/05/16
    Picture credit Horizon Aircraft Services

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