Glasgow Airport Movements 2015
Arrivals during the month of July which I didn`t manage to capture on camera included Airbus A320-214 9A-CTJ Croatia Airlines (1st); Boeing 757-223W TF-ISZ Icelandair - 1st visit, Airbus A321-211 OE-LEW Niki, Raytheon Hawker 800XPi CS-DRV and Bombardier BD-700 Global 6000 CS-GLC (2nd); A320-232 LZ-BHI Balkan Holidays, Boeing 737-8W TC-CPA Pegasus, ATR72-212A OK-GFS CSA, Learjet 55 D-CGBR (3rd); Pilatus PC-12 LX-JFN arrived around 1100hrs, Learjet 45XR LX-EAA called in for a couple of hours in the evening. PA-46 Malibu Mirage N921GG, Challenger 350 CS-CHA and Cessna 525B CS-DIY (4th); CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 M-MDDE and Learjet 35A G-ZMED (5th); Airbus A320-214 TS-INF Nouvelair (6th); Cessna 425 N90YA, Dassault Falcon 2000 OY-CKN, Embraer ERJ-145LR F-HBPE and BD700 EC-LTF (7th); Beech 200 King Air LN-BAA Bergen Air Transport. Fleetwood Mac arrived in Boeing 737-505 9H-AHA (8th); Cessna P210N Silver Eagle Conversion HB-CQS and Gulfstream 4SP N475LC (9th); Gulfstream 650 N650XY (11th)...
Boeing 737-8HC TC-SNP Sun Express, Cessna 550B Citation Bravo YU-BZZ, Gulfstream 650 N650XY and Gulfstream 550 CS-DKG (12th); Raytheon 390 Premier 1 M-RKAY, Embraer 135BJ 9H-JPC and Hawker 400XP EC-KKD (13th); Cessna 560XL G-SIRS, Cessna 560XLS CS-DXK and Learjet 40 I-FORR (15th); Boeing 737-4YO EC-MFS Alba Star, Dassault Falcon 50EX LX-LXL and Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 CS-LAM (16th); Learjet 45 G-PFCT and Gulfstream 4SP N475LC (17th); A319-112 D-AIBD Lufthansa, Canadair CRJ-900ER ES-ACC Estonian Air, Cessna 182 N1424C (18th); Boeing 737-8HC(WL) TC-SNR Sun Express and Raytheon Hawker 750 CS-DUG (19th);
Embraer 135BJ G-WIRG and Boeing 737-7BBJ A6-RJZ (20th; Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 HB-JFB, Airbus A320-214 9H-AEI Air Malta retro colours, Boeing 737-7BBJ A6-RJZ (21st); Challenger CL605 HB-JFA, Cessna 560XLS CS-DXK and CRJ200ER G-RADY (22nd); Fairchild Swearingen SA-226AT Metro IV D-CBIN Binair (23rd); Boeing 737-4KS EC-LNC Alba Star, Embraer 135BJ G-PPBA, Embraer 500 D-IAAY and Embraer 145 F-HAFS (24th) Beech 350 M-SPEC, R44 G-CTFL and Challenger 605 EI-WFI (25th); Learjet 35A G-JMED, Cessna 560XLS LX-INS (26th); VP-BBR B787-8 Azerbaijan and Boeing 737s F-GZTM and F-GZTA Europe Airpost (28th); Airbus A320-214 4K-AZ80 Azerbaijan, Cessna 560XLS Citation XLS CS-DXS, Dassault Falcon 900EX F-GKOM and Sikorsy S-92A G-MCGH `Rescue 912` HM Coast Guard (29th); Learjet 35A D-CAPO (30th).
On the first day of the month, no less than three Air Transat `heavies` arrived during the morning, the first being A330-342 C-GTSJ (above). A310-304 C-GTSW (below left) followed then last but not least, Airbus A330-243 C-GPTS, seen here taxiing to the terminal after landing.
Another trio comprising one jet from Calgary, one from Vancouver and another from Toronto, landed within a 45 minute period on the morning of Wednesday 22 July, the first being Airbus A310-308 C-GLAT (above). Next was A330-243 C-GPTS (below right). Visiting VIP Boeing 737 A6-RJZ took-off as soon as the last Air Transat heavy of the day, A330-243 G-GTSJ (below left), cleared the runway.
Low-cost Vienna-based Austrian outfit Niki is a subsidiary of Air Berlin. Airbus A320-214 OE-LEB visited on the 9th. Westjet`s 737 C-GQWJ called in often on the Halifax-Glasgow service during July and, Thomson Airlines Dreamliner G-TUIE `Miles of Smiles`. Virgin Atlantic`s Boeing 747-443 G-VROY is pictured below.
Friday 3 July was a cracking day weather-wise and, with thick veils of mist blanketing much of the low-lying ground around dawn it would have been perfect for a hillwalk. The visibility was very poor at the north side of the airport though when this early view of Roman Abramovich's luxury Boeing 767-33A(ER) P4-MES was taken. His Dassault Falcon 7X LX-MES (below right) arrived later that day.
This Gulfstream 4-SP is registered to Virginia-based Salamander Services LLC, and belongs to Sheila Johnson who has the distinction of being the first female African American billionaire. It bears her personalised registration N125SJ and has a salamander design painted on the tail. Johnson made her fortune along with her ex-husband Robert L Johnson when they founded BET (Black Entertainment Television), a cable and satellite network in 1980, subsequently selling the channel to the media conglomerate Viacom for $3 billion.
One of July`s undoubted highlights was this Douglas DC-3T N467SP which night-stopped 14/15th.
Cessna 425 Corsair N425HB became a familiar sight at Glasgow during July.
Another highlight this month was a trio of US Marine Corps KC-130J tankers staying over on 17-19 July. The inbound Hercs used the call-signs `OTIS 58` / `OTIS 59` / `OTIS 91`. The Hercs belong to Marine Aerial Refueller Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) based at Cherry Point, North Carolina. All were coded `BH`. The first aircraft, 165810, flew out on Saturday afternoon while 165737 and 166511 took off mid-afternoon on the 19th.
British Army Britten-Norman BN-2B Defender ZG995 appeared on the 2nd. CH-47 Chinook HC.3 ZH898 and EH101 Merlin ZJ119 (C) "Arctic 2" called in on Wednesday 16 July. The Merlin also overflew twice during the afternoon of 15th. Britten-Norman Defender T.3s ZH004 and ZH001 Army Air Corps (22nd); RAF CH-47 Chinook HC.2 ZA704 `LIFTER 1` overshot Runway 05 around 2120hrs (26th), BAe146 CC.2 ZE701 RAF (30th).