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St.Athan - Horizon Aircraft Services

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.
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
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 Wales Aerospace Centre 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
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

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

G-MWPZ Murphy Renegade Sprint UK (PFA 188--11631) ..arrived by road 31/10/18

G-OUGH Aerostar Yak-52 (877404) ..arrived 04/08/18 from Swansea as "GOUGH" ..departed 24/08/18 back to Swansea

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

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
G-JIBO
Picture credit RichT

G-KAEW/XL500 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 ..arrived by road 04/02/12, under restoration
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-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-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-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
G-SDEV
Piicture credit StuC

G-YAKH Aerostar Yak-52 (899915) ..arrived 20/04/18 from White Waltham ..departed 22/08/18

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

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

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 Wales Aerospace Centre 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-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-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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