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Header Picture: BoBMF Lancaster B.1 PA474 / AR-L at Cardiff 22nd June 2019 ..picture credit 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"

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-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 ..departed 17/10/19 to Linton-on-Ouse

G-BYVW/VW Grob G.115E Tutor (82132/E) ..arrived 07/02/17 from Cranwell ..departed 20/05/19 to Cranwell ..arrived 29/07/19 from Wittering
Picture credit Mark Pearce

G-BYWB/WB Grob 115E Tutor (82137/E) ..arrived 20/05/19 from Cranwell ..departed 23/07/19 to Boscombe Down

G-BYXD/XD Grob G.115E Tutor (82164/E) ..arrived 11/03/19 from Wittering

G-JPVA/XW289/73 BAC Jet Provost T.5A (EEP/JP/953) Gate Guard (on loan from Horizon Aircraft Services)
Picture credit IanG

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.
Helicopters from adjacent NPAS units, notably G-HEOI & G-CPAO, regularly visit or stand-in whilst NWOI is on maintenance.

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

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 AW189s replaced two AW139s in 08/18. 

G-MCGN Agusta-Westland AW189 (92001) ..arrived 15/04/19 from Lee-on-Solent ..departed 29/04/19 to Inverness

G-MCGP Agusta-Westland AW189 (92003) ..arrived 09/05/19 from Aberdeen ..departed 21/05/19 to Lee-on-Solent

G-MCGW Agusta-Westland AW189 (92009) ..arrived 28/08/18 from Lee-on-Solent ..departed 15/04/19 to Aberdeen for maintenance ..returned from Aberdeen 21/05/19
Picture credit IanG

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

Secure Site Warehousing Ltd
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. All departed in 2018.

XZ255/DF-454 ..arrived 2016 from Yeovilton ..present  03/18, allocated to SAAE Lyneham ..departed late 18
XZ255/454 Lynx HMA8SRU
Picture credit Keith Morgan

XZ725/415 ..arrived 07/09/16 from Yeovilton ..present 03/18, allocated to Falkland Islands Museum ..departed late 18

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 

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
Picture credit Matthew Blunt

G-APIK Auster J/1N Alpha (3375) ..arrived 28/03/19

Pictured at Shobdon in 2011, credit Matthew Blunt

G-ASUP Cessna F.172E Skyhawk (F172-0071) ..arrived 15/110/12 from Cardiff ..St Athan/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-AZFM/333 Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow (28R-7135218) ..arrived 13/08/19 from Cardiff
Picture credit IanG

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-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

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 SWAM early 19
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 ..arrived 06/11/2018 ...departed 28/03/19 to it's new home at North Weald 
G-BYCT L-29 Delfin
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-JANN Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III (3433133) 
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-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
Picture credit Mark Pearce 

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

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