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Thursday, December 28, 2017

St Athan Residents Overview 2017

The following were current in 2017 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 2012-2016 movements seethe top dropdown menu

University of Wales Air Squadron - callsign "UAWxx"

G-BYUI/UI Grob G.115E Tutor (82094/E) ..arrived 10/01/17 ..departed 06/02/17

G-BYUL/UL Grob G.115E Tutor (82097/E) ..arrived 25/08/17 from Newquay ..departed 18/09/17 to Cranwell

G-BYVB/VB Grob G.115E Tutor (82112/E) ..arrived 11/02/16 ..departed 16/02/17 ..returned 02/03/17

G-BYVD/VD Grob G.115E Tutor (82114/E) ..arrived 06/02/17 ..departed 02/03/17 to Boscombe Down

G-BYVS/VS Grob G.115E Tutor (82128/E) ..departed 07/02/17 to Cranwell ..returned 16/02/17 ..departed 09/05/17 to Cranwell
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) ..arrived 07/02/17 from Cranwell

G-BYWX/WX Grob G.115E Tutor (82158/E) ..arrived 27/07/17 from Wittering ..departed on 06/09/17 to Wittering as "UAW 590"

G-BYXD/XD Grob G.115E Tutor (82164/E) ..arrived 10/05/17 from Boscombe Down

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 but the gliders remain.

ZH189/UB Grob Vigilant T.1 (6538/6557) ..arrived 01/16 by road from Swansea. Still present 10/16. Departed to Little Rissington 07/17.

ZH211/UR Grob Vigilant T.1 (6557) ..arrived 01/16 by road from Swansea. Still present 10/16. Departed to Little Rissington 05/17.
Picture credit RichT

ZJ962/SK Grob Vigilant T.1 (6550) Still present 10/16. Departed to Little Rissington 06/17.
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-CIJW AgustaWestland AW139 (31571) ..arrived 21/03/17 from Lydd ..departed 29/03/17 back to Lydd 

G-CILN AgustaWestland AW139 (31586) ..arrived 01/09/15 ..detached to Lydd 26/12/16-03/01/17 ..departed 27/02/17 to Aberdeen for maintenance ..returned 24/03/17
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 ..departed c17/04/17 to Lee-on-Solent
Picture credit StuC 


G-MCGO AgustaWestland AW189 (92002) ..arrived 09/01/17 ..departed 15/02/17 to Lee-on-Solent

G-MCGP AgustaWestland AW189 (92003) ..arrived 19/12/15 ..departed 13/02/17 to Yeovil
Picture credit Mark Pearce  

G-MCGR AgustaWestland AW189 (92004) ..arrived 18/11/16 ..departed 24/04/17 to Lee-on-Solent
Westland Formation
Picture credit Malcolm Bradbury

G-MCGS AgustaWestland AW189 (92005) ..arrived 19/09/16 ..departed 09/12/16 to Yeovil ..returned 04/01/17 ..departed 14/01/17
Picture credit Malcolm Bradbury

G-MCGT AgustaWestland AW189 (92006) ..arrived 13/02/17 from Yeovil ..departed 22/04/17 to Lee-on-Solent

Lynx Storage

The following Lynx HMA.8SRU arrived in 2016/17 for storage in the UWAS hangar pending imput to the RTP (Reduce to Produce) Line at Middle Wallop.

XZ236/LST1 ..arrived 05/17 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
XZ255/DF-454 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton
 ..present late 2017
XZ691/310 arrived 19/04/17 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
XZ722/671 ..arrived 10/16 from Middle Wallop Everett Aero, Sproughton by 09/17, to Pima Air Museum late 2017
XZ725/415 ..arrived 07/09/16 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
XZ729/DT-452 ..arrived 25/02/16 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
XZ731/VL-311 ..arrived 19/07/16 from Yeovilton Horizon 12/16 and departed 06/12/16 by road to QinetiQ, Boscombe Down
XZ732/315 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
ZD259/RM-474 ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton
 ..present late 2017
ZD260/313 ..arrived 25/02/16 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
ZD261/314 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
ZD262/316 ..arrived 26/09/16 from Middle Wallop ..departed 01/08/17 on a lo-loader ..destination ?
ZD268/YB-366 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
ZF560/456 ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017
Lynx HMA.8 ZF560 456 HMS Duncan
Above picture only credit James Thomas
/314 ..arrived 18/04/17 from Yeovilton ..present late 2017

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 Company and aircraft are understood to have departed in 2016.

The following were reported to be present in 09/14, no further reports were received.

CS-ARI Robin HR.100-210 Safari (159) ..fuselage Viking Storage, Elms Ind. Est., Bedford by 06/15
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

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)
Picture credit IanG

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

G-BCVY Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II (34-7570022) ..Cardiff/St.Athan ..departed 12/07/17 to new home
Picture credit StuC

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 ..departed 15/06/17 to Coventry
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. Ground looped on landing here 13/05/17. Reg cancelled by CAA 04/10/17 ..departed by road 10/17 to Dirleton Archerfield strip, Scotland for proposed rebuild

Picture credit Geoff Jones RIP

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. Departed 06/07/17 to Norwich then to Norway two days later to join Warbirds of Norway, to be LN-RWN
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 ..departed 10/08/17 to join the Norwegian Historic Flight
G-DLFN L-29 Delfin
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-JANN Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III (3433133) 
Picture credit Jac Osborne

G-MERL Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV (28R-7918036) ..departed
G-MERL PA-28 Arrow IV
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-NEEE Reims/Cessna F172M Skyhawk II (F17201350) ..arrived early 2017 from Bodmin as G-BCZM, re-reg 26/04/17

G-NEEE Cessna
Picture credit Keith Morgan

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

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 ..sold to
 Lortie Aviation Inc, Quebec late 2017 ..registration cancelled 16/11/17 on export to Canada
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 ..sold and departed c06/17 to Gamston

Picture credit Mark Pearce 

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

G-WPKR Enstrom 280F Shark (2012) ..arrived 09/17
G-WPKR Enstrom 280F Shark
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-YAKC Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 25/03/14 ..departed 02/03/17 to Henstridge
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 

Horizon Aircraft Services (formally Hunter Flying Ltd, renamed 2013)
Moved in from Exeter in December 2011 and were based in one of the hangars nearest St.Athan village. The company moved to Hangar D1 on the West Orchard site in 11-12/17. They provide hangarage and maintenance support to based private a/c and carry out long/short term maintenance/restoration work.
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 2012-2017 movements see the top dropdwon menu.

801 Hawker Hunter T.66B centre fuselage only ..arrived c.01/12 ..stored. Not seen 11/15, 05/16, 09/17.
Hunter Flying 01/10/12
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-AWTS Beech A23-A19 Musketeer Sport ..arrived 22/06/17 from Swansea for maint

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 ..departed 29/08/17 to Newcastle ..arrived 27/10/17
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, 09/17
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 ..departed 26/05/17
Picture credit Roger Winser

G-CJBV Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 12/04/16 as F-WRUP from LFAI/Nangis ..departed late 2016/early 2017 to Tibenham
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

G-CLAX Jurca MJ.5 Sirocco (PFA 2204) ..stored, uncompleted. Cancelled 27/02/12, restored to register 24/08/15.
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. Registration cancelled by CAA 27/02/17.
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-EGHH/J-4083 Hawker Hunter F.58 ..arrived by road 07/03/12, stored, registration cancelled 05/08/14 ..loaded 15/12/17 into a container and departed by road for shipment to Lortie Aviation Inc, Quebec
Picture credit James Thomas

G-FLYY BAC Strikemaster Mk.80 ..arrived late 10/16 by road from Kemble ..departed 01/08/17 to Warton as "Tarnish 14"
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 ..departed 2016 ?
Picture credit StuC in 07/14

G-IUII/36 Aerostar Yak-52 ..arrived 27/03/17 from Gloucester ..departed 23/09/17
G-IUII Aerostar Yakovlev Yak-52
Picture credit Keith Morgan

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-JPVA/XW289/73 BAC Jet Provost T.5A ..arrived late 2016 by road after wheels-up landing at North Weald 15/07/16 ..registration cancelled 04/11/16 as pwfu ..not seen 09/17
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 ..registered S5-BMM to Aero 4M d.o.o. during 2016 ..CAA registration cancelled 03/03/17 as PWFU and noted 04/17 outside unmarked ..seen 05/17 marked as S5-BMM 2-LCXO 19/05/17, still painted as S5-BMM 09/17, S5-BMM removed early 10/17 and 2-LCXO applied early 11/17 ..departed 10/11/17 to Bournemouth for painting into Firnas Airways scheme
Picture credit Mark Pearce
S5-BMM BAe Jetstream 3102
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-PROV/104 Jet Provost T.52 (PAC/W/23905) ..arrived 16/12/17 for servicing
104/G-PROV BAC Jet Provost T.52A
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-RJMS Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III (28R-7837059) ..wreck, crashed 19/06/15 Crosland Moor ..scrapped 09/17
Picture credit StuC

G-RNAC/123 Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 29/08/16 for maint ..departed 16/02/17 to Lee-on-Solent
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-SPUT Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 2015 ..departed ? ..arrived by road 04/17 ..departed mid 2017 to Henstridge
Picture credit StuC

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 and departed
G-UVNR BAC.167 Strikemaster MK.87
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-NADN Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F ..arrived 27/05/16 by road as G-XSFT, still marked as such 09/17
G-XSFT Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-ZBEN Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 17/10/16 as SP-YOC ..departed 19/09/17 to Swansea and onward to Inverness
G-ZBEN Yakovlev Yak-52
Picture credit Keith Morgan

N60554 Cessna 182T Skylane ..arrived 09/17 by road for spares use after crash landing in Hampshire 29/08/17

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

XL612 Hunter T.7 ..arrived 01/08/17 by road from Swansea, in sand camo by 11/17 ..departed 11/12/17 by road to Loire Valley, France
XL612 Hawker Hunter T.7
Picture credit Keith Morgan
XL612 Hunter T.7 ( 8 Sqn )
New colour scheme - Picture credit Keith Morgan

XX175 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 14/08/17 by road from Shawbury
XX175 Hawk T.1
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

XX226 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 17/08/17 by road from Shawbury
XX226/226 Hawk T.1
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

XX290 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 11/08/17 by road from Shawbury
XX290 Hawk T.1W
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

ZD990/T90 Harrier T.8 ..arrived 15/08/17 from Culdrose
Picture credit StuC 

 Sea Harrier FA.2 ..arrived 08/08/17 from Culdrose  
Picture credit StuC

ZK534 BAe Hawk Mk.53 ..arrived 30/03/17 by road from Bentwaters
Picture credit Horizon

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-AXIR Piper PA-28-140B Cherokee (28-25795) ..arrived 15/01/17 from Dunkeswell
Picture credit Geoff Jones

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 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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