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    Supporting Aviation in Wales, United Kingdom


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    Header Picture: Happy 100th Birthday to the RAF ..The Reds at Cardiff returning from the Wales International Air Show recently (IanG)

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    St.Athan - Residents

    The following are current 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-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
    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 AW139s are based for the SAR contract. 

    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
    G-CILN
    Picture credit Gerallt Marsh


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


    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
    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
    XZ689/314 Lynx HMA8SRU
    Picture credit Keith Morgan
    XZ691/310 arrived 19/04/17 from Yeovilton ..present
     03/18, allocated to FAAM Yeovilton
    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
    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
    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
    ZD261/314 Lynx HMA8SRU
    Picture credit Keith Morgan
    ZD268/YB-366 ..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18, allocated to RTP
    ZD268/366 Lynx HMA8SRU
    Picture credit Keith Morgan
    ZF560/456 ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton 03/18
    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 
    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
    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-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
    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) ..arrived 09/17
    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, current status/location unknown
    Cessna
    Picture credit StuC 


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