Log: Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival
Thurs 23rd & Fri 24th July 2009
 

 
 
DAY 1 - Thursday 23rd July
 
G-CFSM Cessna C.172M (Banner towing) c/s G-CFSM
G-BOIV Cessna C.152 Waveney Flying Group c/s G-BOIV (Made radio calls for the formation of three)
G-BCRB Cessna C.172M Waveney Flying Group (Not heard on radio - formation calls made by G-BOIV)
G-BSCS Piper PA-28 Waveney Flying Group (Not heard on radio - formation calls made by G-BOIV)
 
G-UKPS C.208 Caravan 1 UK Parachute Services Ltd. c/s PARACHUTE 1
(Princess of Wales Royal Regiment - Freefall Parachute Team)

G-OFFO Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES
G-ZEXL Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES
G-ZXCL Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES
G-ZXEL Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES

ZJ223 WAH-64D Apache AH.1 - 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps c/s ARMY AIR 318

ML407/OU-V (G-LFIX) Spitfire T.9 - Caroline Grace, Bentwaters Airfield c/s SPITFIRE

XX245 Hawk T.1 - 208 (Reserve) Squadron, RAF Valley c/s HAWK

ZD263/306 Lynx HAS.3S - 815 NAS HQ Flt, Royal Navy, RNAS Yeovilton c/s NAVY LYNX

WR470 (G-DHVM) DH Venom FB.50 - Air Atlantique, Coventry Airport c/s VENOM

126922/AK-402 (G-RADR) Skyraider AD-4NA - Kennet Aviation, North Weald c/s SKYRAIDER

E119/314-FE Alpha Jet E - EAC 00.314 French Air Force, Tours c/s SOLO ALPHA JET
(Used callsign FRENCH ALPHA JET during morning practice)

80093/D KC-135R Stratotanker - 351st ARS / 100th ARW, RAF Mildenhall c/s QUID 98

WM167 (G-LOSM) Meteor NF.11 - Air Atlantique, Coventry Airport c/s METEOR
 
PA474/BQ-B/HW-R Lancaster B.1 - BBMF, RAF Coningsby c/s LANCASTER/MEMORIAL FORMATION
PM631 Spitfire PR.XIX - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby c/s SPITFIRE
LF363/YB-W Hurricane IIc - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby c/s HURRICANE

G-BDPJ PA-25 Pawnee - Swift Aero Team, Buckminster Airfield c/s SWIFT FORMATION
G-IZII S-1 Swift (Glider) - Swift Aero Team, Buckminster Airfield c/s SWIFT FORMATION
G-RIOT SA.180 Twister - Swift Aero Team, Buckminster Airfield c/s SWIFT FORMATION

G-PSST (XF947/J-4104) Hunter Mk.58 - Heritage Aviation, Exeter Airport c/s HUNTER

N707TJ/3 PT-17 Kaydet - Team Guinot - Aero Superbatics, RFC Rendcomb Airfield c/s WINGWALK FORMATION
SE-BOG/1 PT-17 Kaydet - Team Guinot - Aero Superbatics, RFC Rendcomb Airfield c/s WINGWALK FORMATION

XH558 Vulcan B.2 - Vulcan Operating Company, Bruntingthorpe Airfield c/s VULCAN

G-OEMT BK.117 - East Anglian Air Ambulance - Norwich Airport c/s HELIMED 28

G-BWDS (XM424) Jet Provost T.3A - Air Atlantique, Coventry Airport c/s PROVOST

G-BYXN/XN Grob G.115E Tutor - 115 (Reserve) Squadron, RAF Cranwell c/s TUTOR/CRANWELL 24
(This was the one which Prince William learned to fly in at Cranwell)

J-015 F-16AM - 313 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Volkel Air Base c/s ORANGE

ZH543/X Sea King HAR.3A - 22 Squadron 'B' Flight, Wattisham Airfield c/s SRD 125/RESCUE 125
(Was called off display on rescue mission to fly a patient from the N&NUH to a Manchester Hospital)

Hawk T.1A XX266 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1A XX260 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1A XX227 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX242 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1W XX179 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX233 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX237 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX292 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX308 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO

Radar Lodge, Hopton-on-Sea:
ZJ274/74 Squirrel HT.1 DHFS c/s RED 10 (arr. at 15:40, dep. 17:40)
 
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DAY 2 Friday 24th July
 
Radar Lodge, Hopton-on-Sea...
ZJ274/74 Squirrel HT.1 DHFS c/s RED 10 (arr. at 10:00, dep. 12:00)

ZD263/306 Lynx HAS.3S - 815 NAS HQ Flt., Royal Navy, RNAS Yeovilton, c/s NAVY LYNX

Lowestoft Seafront...
G-CFSM Cessna C.172Q (Banner towing) c/s G-CFSM

Hawk T.1A XX266 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1A XX260 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1A XX227 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX242 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1W XX179 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX233 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX237 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX292 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO
Hawk T.1 XX308 Red Arrows - RAFAT, RAF Scampton c/s RED ARROWS/GYPO

N707TJ/3 PT-17 Kaydet - Team Guinot - Aero Superbatics, RFC Rendcomb Airfield c/s WINGWALK FORMATION
SE-BOG/1 PT-17 Kaydet - Team Guinot - Aero Superbatics, RFC Rendcomb Airfield c/s WINGWALK FORMATION

E119/314-FE Alpha Jet - EAC 00.314 French Air Force, Tours c/s SOLO ALPHA JET
(Same aircraft did practice display in morning, as on Day 1)

WR470 (G-DHVM) DH Venom FB.50 - Air Atlantique, Coventry Airport, c/s VENOM

G-BYXN/XN Grob G.115E Tutor - 115 (Reserve) Squadron, RAF Cranwell c/s TUTOR/CRANWELL 24
(Used by Prince William during his pilot training at RAF Cranwell)

ZD263/306 Lynx HAS.3S - 815 NAS HQ Flt., Royal Navy, RNAS Yeovilton, c/s NAVY LYNX

G-BWDS (XM424) Jet Provost T.3A - Air Atlantique, Coventry Airport, c/s PROVOST

XX245 Hawk T.1 - 208 (Reserve) Squadron, RAF Valley, c/s HAWK

ML407/OU-V (G-LFIX) Spitfire T.9 - Caroline Grace, Bentwaters Airfield, c/s SPITFIRE

80093/D KC-135R Stratotanker - 351st ARS / 100th ARW, RAF Mildenhall c/s QUID 99

G-PSST (XF947/J-4104) Hunter Mk.58 - Heritage Aviation, Exeter Airport, c/s HUNTER

G-OEMT BK.117 - East Anglian Air Ambulance (Stirling Helicopters- Norwich Airport) c/s HELIMED 28

G-UKPS Cessna C.208 Caravan 1 UK Parachute Services Ltd. c/s PARACHUTE 1
(Princess of Wales Royal Regiment - Freefall Parachute Display Team)

G-BDPJ PA-25 Pawnee - Swift Aero Team, Buckminster Airfield c/s SWIFT FORMATION
G-IZII S-1 Swift (Glider) - Swift Aero Team, Buckminster Airfield c/s SWIFT FORMATION
G-RIOT SA.180 Twister - Swift Aero Team, Buckminster Airfield c/s SWIFT FORMATION

ZJ223 WAH-64D Apache AH.1 - Army Air Corps c/s ARMY AIR 318

WM167 (G-LOSM) Meteor NF.11 - Air Atlantique, Coventry Airport c/s METEOR

J-015 F-16AM - 313 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Volkel Air Base, c/s ORANGE

88-26212/LN HH-60G PAVE Hawk - 56th Rescue Squadron / 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath c/s JOLLY 11

G-OFFO Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES
G-ZEXL Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES
G-ZXCL Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES
G-ZXEL Extra 300L - The Blades - 2 Excel Aviation, Sywell Airfield c/s BLADES

ZH540/- Sea King HAR.3A - 22 Squadron 'B' Flight, Wattisham Airfield c/s SRG 125/SEAKING 125

There were 'no shows' due to severe weather - heavy rain and thunderstorms. The Vulcan was u/s at RAF Brize Norton with a broken bracket on the nose undercarriage, it should be flying at events during the weekend.
 
 
Roger Smith
Lowestoft Aviation Society - Suffolk's Eyes on the Skies
www.lowestoftaviationsociety.org
 
 
 
 
 
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