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Monday 31 December 2012 - Birmingham

RAF C-17A Globemaster III ZZ177 was a lunchtime arrival operating a medevac flight Photo: Paul Davies

Sunday 16 December 2012 - Birmingham

Enter Air Boeing 737-43Q SP-ENI was a morning arrival from Gatwick....

.... positioning in to operate a "Santa" flight to Enontekio in Finnish Lapland

Austrian Boeing 737-8Z9 OE-LNT operated their first IT flight of the ski season to Innsbruck a day late!
- the aircraft is in "Star Alliance" colours with the 15th anniversary markings
Photos: Ron Kosys

Saturday 15 December 2012 - East Midlands

British Airways Cargo/Global Supply Systems Boeing 747-87UF G-GSSE was a morning arrival....

.... departing during the early afternoon to Toulouse

Enter Air Boeing 737-43Q SP-ENI was a morning departure to Enontekio in Finnish Lapland
operating a "Santa" flight
Photos: John Gregory

Monday 10 December 2012 - East Midlands

Royal Jordanian Cargo Airbus A310-304F JY-AGR was a lunchtime arrival from Maastricht

DHL/EAT Leipzig Airbus A300B4-622RF D-AEAE is a recent addition to their fleet - before
conversion to a freighter it was operated by Japan Air Lines
Photos: Kevin Bates

Monday 10 December 2012 - Birmingham

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ENC operated their lunchtime flight from Dubai Photo: Mike Hollick

Wednesday 21 November 2012 - Birmingham

Air Berlin Boeing 737-86J D-ABMJ operated their flight from Hannover.... Photo: Ron Kosys

.... it is in their "Santa Claus Tour 2012" special seasonal colour scheme Photo: Laurence Jones

Thursday 29 November 2012 - EMA

Cargolux Boeing 747-4R7F LX-YCV was a morning arrival from Sao Paulo....

.... bringing back the "Formula1" cars after the Brazilian Grand Prix Photos: Ian Busby

Tuesday 27 November 2012 - Birmingham

TCS & Starquest Expeditions Boeing 757-28A G-OOBE which had been parked up at BHX since....

.... it arrived on Sunday 18 November 2012 positioned back to Luton - the aircraft which is operated
by Thomson and has their standard scheme on the other side of the fuselage Photos: Ron Kosys

Friday 30 November 2012 - RAF Brize Norton

Royal Australian Air Force Airbus KC-30A - A330-203MRT - A39-005 was an afternoon arrival
on the first leg of its delivery flight from Getafe in Spain to Australia
Photo: Mark Sheen

Monday 26 November 2012 - Kemble

Lucky Air Boeing 737-705 B-5092 was an afternoon arrival from Moscow Domodedovo....

.... after landing it backtracked along Runway 26

.... to park on the northside where a welcoming party awaited it!

Lucky Air Boeing 737-705 B-5091 which had arrived on Thursday 15 November 2012
is parked up by the ASI hangar - both aircraft have been returned to their lessor 

Jetstar Pacific Boeing 737-4H6 VN-A190 which had arrived in August no longer wears its registration....

.... while Boeing 737-4H6 VN-A191 is now engineless and in the scrapping area
and parked next to DHL/Air Contractors Airbus A300B4-203F EI-OZI

Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-467 B-HOX is parked on the southside of the airfield....

.... as are 4 ex RAF Dominie T1's - N19EK, N19UG, N19CU and N19XY

Sunday 25 November 2012 - Bruntingthorpe

Transaero Boeing 747-346 VP-BGY which arrived at the end of October 2012....

.... remains parked up and largely intact

.... it will be parted out/scrapped in due course

RAF VC10 C1K XV106/"W" and....

.... VC10 C1K XV108/"Y" which both arrived in early November 2012 also await their fate

A general view of the location of the VC10's and the other aircraft on the airfield

RAF VC10 C1K XV104/"U" is being dismantled in the scrapping compound....

.... which also contains the remains of Air Italy Boeing 737-3Q8 I-AIGM

.... and former KLM Boeing 737-406 N858WL - ex PH-BDW

Former Olympic Boeing 747-212B SX-OAD was now lost most of its former "ASDA" scheme

RAF Nimrod MR2 XV226 is now on display in the Museum next to....

.... former Boscombe Down based Comet 4C G-CPDA - ex XS235

Other aircraft on display in the Museum include RAF Victor K2 XM715

.... a large number of "Cold War" era aircraft

.... Royal Navy Sea Harrier FA2 ZD610

.... Airbus Skylink Super Guppy F-BTGV

.... Portuguese Air Force Broussard 3303/G-CBGL

.... while Armée de l'Air/French Air Force Dassault Mystere IVA 85/8-MV acts as Gate Guardian
More information on the Museum which is open every Sunday between 1000 and 1600 can be found here

Friday 9 November 2012 - East Midlands

Airbus A380-841 F-WWOW which is the flying test bed....

.... for the new Rolls Royce Trent engine for the Airbus A350XWB

.... spent the day parked at East Midlands to allow Rolls Royce employees
involved in the design/development of this new engine to inspect it

On departure it performed a flypast over the Rolls Royce factory in Derby
before returning home to Toulouse

Monarch Airbus A320-214 G-OZBW which is now based lines up to depart to Tenerife

Jet2 Boeing 737-33A G-CELD was an afternoon departure to Alicante

Wednesday 7 November 2012 - Bruntingthorpe

Two RAF VC10's arrived at Bruntingthorpe for parting out/scraping....    

.... the first aircraft to land was VC10 C1K XV106/"W"

.... which was followed in by VC10 C1K XV108/"Y"

Photos: Ian Busby


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