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Saturday, December 1, 2018

The following were current in 2018 unless otherwise noted.
For movements at Horizon Aircraft Services, eCube Solutions and Cardiff Aviation see the top dropdown menu.
For 2012-2017 movements see the top dropdown menu.

University of Wales Air Squadron - callsign "UAWxx"
UWAS

G-BYUC Grob G.115E Tutor (82088/E) ..arrived 16/04/18 from Cranwell ..departed 09/05/18

G-BYVB/VB Grob G.115E Tutor (82112/E) ..arrived 02/03/17 ..departed 13/03/18 to Cranwell ..arrived back 26/03/18
G-BYVB

G-BYVO/VO Grob G.115E Tutor (82125/E) ..arrived 28/08/18 from Cranwell ..departed 13/09/18 back to Cranwell ..returned 26/11/18 from Cranwell

G-BYVW/VW Grob G.115E Tutor (82132/E) ..arrived 07/02/17 from Cranwell
G-BYVW
Picture credit Mark Pearce

G-BYXD/XD Grob G.115E Tutor (82164/E) ..arrived 10/05/17 from Boscombe Down ..departed 26/11/18 to Wittering
G-BYXD Grob Tutor
Picture credit Keith Morgan

NPAS St Athan - callsign "Police 32"
https://twitter.com/NPAS_StAthan
Formerly South & East Wales Police Air Support Unit, became part of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) 01/02/15.
Helicopters from adjacent NPAS units, notably the Filton based G-HEOI, regularly visit whilst covering this area.

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

Bristow Group - callsign "Coastguard/Rescue 187/188"
Bristow SAR
https://bristowsar.com/
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 AW189s replaced two AW139s in 08/18. 

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 ..departed 25/09/18 to Lee-on-Solent
G-CILN
Picture credit Gerallt Marsh


G-CILP AgustaWestland AW139 (31590) ..arrived 01/09/15 ..departed 19/09/18 to Lee-on-Solent
G-CILP
Picture credit IanG


G-MCGN Agusta-Westland AW189 (92001) ..arrived 18/10/18 from Lee-on-Solent ..departed 05/11/18 to Lee-on-Solent
AgustaWestland AW189 G-MCGN Bristow 26 Aug 15
Picture credit James Thomas

G-MCGW Agusta-Westland AW189 (92009) ..arrived 28/08/18 from Lee-on-Solent
G-MCGW
Picture credit IanG

G-MCGX Agusta-Westland AW189 (92010) ..arrived 19/09/19 from Lee-on-Solent
G-MCGX
Picture credit StuC

Secure Site Warehousing Ltd
http://securesitewarehousing.co.uk/
Moved in to Building 868 on the Picketston site c2017.
A CAA known site with long and short term storage for freestanding, racked and palletised goods.  We have the capacity for container building (including open-tops) and container de-stuffing and repalletization.

Unregistered Stemme S6 (unknown) ..arrived 18/12/18 by road for storage


















Picture credit GJD Services

Lynx Storage

The following Lynx HMA.8SRU arrived in 2016/17 for storage in the UWAS hangar.

XZ236/LST1 ..arrived 05/17 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18, allocated to RTP ..departed by road 28/11/18 to Middle Wallop
XZ236 Lynx HMA8
Picture credit Keith Morgan
XZ255/DF-454 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton ..present  03/18, allocated to SAAE Lyneham
XZ255/454 Lynx HMA8SRU
Picture credit Keith Morgan
XZ689/314 ..arrived 18/04/17 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18, allocated to SAAE Lyneham ..departed 27/11/18 to Middle Wallop
XZ689/314 Lynx HMA8SRU
Picture credit Keith Morgan
XZ691/310 arrived 19/04/17 from Yeovilton ..present
 03/18, allocated to FAAM Yeovilton ..departed 2018 to Middle Wallop
XZ691/310 Lynx HMA8SRU
Picture credit Keith Morgan
XZ725/415 ..arrived 07/09/16 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18, allocated to Falkland Islands Museum
XZ725
XZ729/DT-452 ..arrived 25/02/16 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18, allocated to South Yorkshire Air Museum, Doncaster ..departed 27/11/18 to Middle Wallop
XZ729
XZ732/315 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton ..departed on a low-loader 22/03/18 to Middle Wallop, allocated to SAAE Lyneham
XZ732
ZD259/RM-474 ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton ..present
 03/18 ..departed 2018 to Middle Wallop
ZD259/474 Lynx HMA8SRU
Picture credit Keith Morgan
ZD260/313 ..arrived 25/02/16 from Yeovilton ..departed on a low-loader 22/03/18 to Middle Wallop, allocated to SAAE Lyneham
ZD260
ZD261/314 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18 ..departed 2018 to Middle Wallop
ZD261/314 Lynx HMA8SRU
Picture credit Keith Morgan
ZD268/YB-366 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18, allocated to RTP ..departed 2018 to Middle Wallop
ZD268/366 Lynx HMA8SRU
Picture credit Keith Morgan
ZF560/456 ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18 ..departed 2018 to Middle Wallop
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, noted 10/15, 06/17 at RTP Middle Wallop

Special Forces Support Group 
SFSG


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


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

2-DITO Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian (4697244) ..arrived 26/04/18 ..departed 13/05/18 to Cardiff
2-DITO-cardiff-13052018
Picture credit Matthew Blunt


G-ASUP Cessna F172E Skyhawk (F172-0071) ..arrived 15/10/12 from Cardiff ..departed 05/04/18 to Cardiff to be based for the Summer
G-ASUP Cessna F.172E
Picture credit Keith Morgan  

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

G-AZOF AESL Airtourer T5 Super 150 (A549)
G-AZOF
Picture credit IanG


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

G-BHGO Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six (32-7800007) ..arrived 09/03/18 ..departed 08/05/18 to Cardiff
G-BHGO PA-32 Cherokee Six 260
Picture credit Keith Morgan

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

G-BNPH
Picture credit StuC


G-BVGH/XL573 Hawker Hunter T.7 (HABL-003360) ..arrived 15/12/11 ..departed 08/06/18 to Cosford by road for the RAF 100th Airshow ..returned by 09/18
XL573 G-BVGH Hunter T.7
Pictures credit Keith Morgan
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 ..departed to Coventry 23/02/18  
G-BYCT L-29 Delfin
Picture credit Keith Morgan

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

G-MZMK AMF Microlight Chevvron 2-32C (040) ..arrived mid 01/15 by road. Not seen on subsequent visits. Active during 2018 and may be roaded in for flights or kept here in its trailer.
G-MZMK Chevron 2-32C
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 ..departed 2017 ?
G-OMJT
Picture credit Andrew Daniel


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


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


G-WPKR Enstrom 280F Shark (2012) ..irregular visitor since 09/17, believed based at a private site in Caerphilly
G-WPKR Enstrom 280F Shark
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

Others

N5043X Cessna 172C (172-49424) ..arrived 08/12/14 by road to be converted to a travelling flight simulator for the Air Cadets. For sale late 2018 with a Caerphilly owner.
Cessna
Picture credit StuC 




Horizon Aircraft Services (formally Hunter Flying Ltd, renamed 2013)
http://www.horizonaircraft.co.uk/
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, 12/18.
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-AWTS Beech A23-A19 Musketeer Sport
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-BKOU/XN637 Jet Provost T.3 ..arrived 07/01/18 from North Weald for maintenance ..departed 21/03/18
G-BKOU(XN637)-st athan-07012018
Picture credit Matthew Blunt

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 ..departed 22/06/18
G-BMFG
Picture credit StuC

G-BRFC/WP321 Percival Sea Prince T.1 ..arrived 28/05/12 by road ..to South Wales Aircraft Museum 08/18
G-BNPH
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 for maintenance ..departed 06/04/18 to Newcastle
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, 12/18
XL602
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-BWGL/N-321 Hunter T.8C ..arrived 09/03/18 from Leeuwarden for maintenance
G-BWGL/N-321 Hawker Hunter T.8C
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-FLSH Aerostar Yak-52 (877409) ..arrived 20/11/18 by road from North Weald
G-FLSH
Picture credit StuC

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

G-HRLE Tecnam P.2008JC (1052) ..damaged in force landing Morgansfield 19/04/18 and cancelled
G-HRLE
Picture credit StuC

G-IUII Aerostar Yak-52 (9111604) ..arrived 13/05/18 from Gloucester
G-IUII
Picture credit StuC

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 unmarked
G-JIBO
Picture credit RichT

G-JMGP Aero Vodochody L-39ZO (831125) ..arrived 17/12/18 by road

G-KAEW/XL500 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 ..arrived by road 04/02/12, under restoration.  ..to South Wales Aircraft Museum 08/18
XL500 G-KAEW Gannet AEW.3
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-KAXF Hawker Hunter F.6A (S4/U/3361) ..arrived 19/03/18 from Leeuwarden ..departed 03/08/18 back to Leeuwarden
G-KAXF
Picture credit Neil Boyles

G-MWPZ Murphy Renegade Spirit UK (PFA 188-16631) ..arrived 31/10/18 by road for restoration to fly
G-MWPZ
Picture credit StuC

G-NADN Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F ..arrived 27/05/16 by road as G-XSFT, still marked as such 12/18
G-XSFT Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-OUGH Aerostar Yak-52 (877404) ..arrived 04/08/18 from Swansea
G-OUGH
Picture credit StuC

G-PROV/104 Jet Provost T.52 (PAC/W/23905) ..arrived 16/12/17 for servicing ..departed 20/03/18 to Nottingham ..arrived 02/08/18 from Nottingham as "GPROV" ..departed 23/08/18 back to Nottingham
104/G-PROV BAC Jet Provost T.52A
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-RNAC Yakovlev Yak-52 (888912) ..arrived 30/01/2018 from Lee-on Solent ..departed 20/02/18 back to Lee-on-Solent
G-RNAC IDA Bacau Yakovlev Yak-52
Piicture credit Keith Morgan

(G-SDEV)/XK895 Sea Devon C.20 (04472) ..arrived 08/07/18 from Newquay. To South Wales Aircraft Museum 07/18
G-SDEV
Picture credit StuC

G-YAKH Aerostar Yak-52 (899915) ..arrived 20/04/18 from White Waltham ..departed 22/08/18 ..returned 14/11/18
G-YAKH
Picture credit StuC

G-YYAK Aerostar Yak-52 (878101) ..arrived 17/07/18 from France
G-YYAK
Picture credit StuC

N235KK Gulfstream GIVSP (1458) ..arrived 20/09/18 from Stansted
N235KK
Picture credit Rob Hughes

N60554 Cessna 182T Skylane ..arrived 09/17 by road for spares use after crash landing in Hampshire 29/08/17, not seen 11/18

XK885 Percival Pembroke C.1 ..arrived 25/09/13 from Charlwood via Booker ..will depart to Newquay soon
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 ..to South Wales Aircraft Museum 08/18
XL472/044-R Gannet AEW.3
Picture credit Keith Morgan

XX175 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 14/08/17 by road from Shawbury ..noted outside 22/09/18
XX175 Hawk T.1
Picture credit Keith Morgan 


XX226 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 17/08/17 by road from Shawbury ..noted outside 22/09/18
XX226/226 Hawk T.1
Picture credit Keith Morgan 


XX290 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 11/08/17 by road from Shawbury ..noted outside 22/09/18
XX290 Hawk T.1W
Picture credit Keith Morgan 


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


ZH803/03
 Sea Harrier FA.2 ..arrived 08/08/17 from Culdrose  
ZH803
Picture credit StuC

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


Horizon Flight Training 
http://www.horizonflight.co.uk/index.html/
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
G-AXIR
Picture credit Geoff Jones

G-BHJF SOCATA TB10 Tobago (83) ..arrived by road 08/08/18 from Rochester. Owned by GJD Services.
G-BHJF
Picture credit StuC

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

G-BRBH Cessna 150H (15069283) ..arrived Summer 2014 from RAF Henlow
G-BRBH Cessna 150H
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-EECI Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee F (28-7725094) ..arrived 19/03/18 by road from Waterford as EI-CMB. Owned by GJD Services.
G-EECI
Picture credit StuC

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

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



Tyro Aviation
Tyro


G-TYRO AutoGyro Europe MTOSport (RSUK/MTOS/056) ..based at Yeovilton, but regularly visits for training/familiarisation/pleasure flights, first visit 06/05/16
G-TYRO AutoGyro Europe MTOSport
Picture credit Keith Morgan

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