Glasgow Airport Movements 2016
Noteworthy civilian visitors during September, most of which I didn`t manage to photograph, included Cessna Citation Bravo G-IPLY, Citation Mustang G-FFFC, Israel Aircraft Industries IAI-1125A Astra SPX OE-GBD of Tyrol Air Ambulance and Gulfstream G550 N63M (f/v). Willis Lease Finance Corporation`s Global Express 5000 N65WL, a multi night-stopper from last month, departed at 14:10 hrs (1st); King Air 200 G-CWCD and Learjet 55 D-CGBR (2nd); Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-EPP (f/v) worked the day`s second Emirates service to Dubai, Falcon DA2000EX CS-DLH, VistaJet Challenger 350 9H-VCB and Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign D-CAWS (f/v) (3rd); CityJet Avro RJ85 EI-RJO worked the Air France flight. Airbus A330-223 LZ-AWA BH Air, Cessna Citation Excel, Citation Sovereign D-CAWS returned, Piper PA-31 Navajo G-IFIT and Cessna 208 Floatplane G-LAUD (4th); Boeing 757--256(WL) TF-FIU Icelandair in Aurora Borealis colours, Boeing 737-85F(WL) YR-BMD of TUI Netherlands arrived at 04:00 hrs with the Scotland football team after a 5-1 victory over Malta in a World Cup qualifier. Cessna Citation XLS OE-GGG, King Airs M-TSRI and G-FPLD plus Challenger 850 9H-BOO (f/v) (5th)...
Airbus A320-232(WL) HA-LYR Wizz Air (f/v), ATR72-600 EI-FSL Aer Lingus (f/v), Boeing 757-224(WL) N14120 B757-2W United Airlines in Star Alliance colours, Cessna Ciatation XLS G-CHUI and Bombardier Global 6000 N533LM (f/v) (6th); Learjet 45 M-ABJA (f/v) and Raytheon Hawker 750 G-TWIY of Saxon Air Charter Ltd (7th); Boeing 767-316(ER)(WL) C-FMLZ Air Canada Rouge (f/v), Boeing 737-8K2(WL) PH-BXA KLM in retro colours, SOCATA TBM700 N924WP (f/v), Cessna Citation II G-SPUR London Executive Aviation, Bombardier Challenger 605 9H-VFA VistaJet (f/v), BN-2T Islander G-JSAT (f/v) and Aerospatiale AS-350B-2 Ecureuil G-PDGR (8th); Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B EI-FWA Cityjet and King Air 200 G-FRYI (9th); Airbus A319-111 F-GRXE Air France (f/v), Dassault Falcon 7X M-CELT, CitationJet CJ2+ D-IMGW Air Hamburg, BN-2B Islander G-JPEG, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N867EX (f/v) and Pilatus PC-12 LX-JFW (10th)...
Airbus A320-211 LZ-BHJ Balkan Holidays Air (BH Air) and Air Hamburg Embraer Phenom 300 D-CHIC. Robinson R-66 G-OHAS of Heli Air overflew close to the airfield boundary (11th); Cello Aviation Boeing 737-3L9 G-MISG departed with Celtic FC for their Champions League match against Barcelona while Ryanair`s executive Boeing 737-73S(WL) EI-SEV transported fans. Cessna Citation Bravo G-CGEI, Citation XLS+ G-CHUI, Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHB, Diamond DA-42 Twin Star G-DJET and HM Coastguard Sikorsky S-92A G-MCGG (12th); Robinson R44 Raven II G-LOYN, Bombardier Global Express XRS 9H-LXX VistaJet (f/v) and Fairchild Metro 23 OY-NPF North Flying (13th)...
Several diversions today, the first to arrive being Icelandair Boeing 767-319(ER)(WL) TF-ISO (f/v) which touched down about 10:45 hrs with a medical emergency. It had been en route to Heathrow from Keflavik. In the early evening several Aberdeen-bound aircraft appeared at Glasgow due to adverse weather and a hole in the runway at Aberdeen airport. They were Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-900LR EI-FPD (f/v), a Stavanger > Aberdeen diversion, BA Airbus A319-131 G-EUPH from Heathrow and BMi Regional Embraer ERJ-135-ER G-RJXJ from Manchester. Other visitors of note were Boeing 737-73S F-GZTO ASL Airlines, Raytheon Hawker 750XP 9H-BSA Atlas Executive Air and Fairchild SA227DC Metro 23 OY-NPF operated by North Flying (14th); Boeing 737-8KN(WL) A6-FGE (f/v) on delivery to Flydubai arrived about 05:00 hrs and left at 21:15. Also retro-liveried KLM Boeing 737 PH-BXA, Agusta A109SP Grand New G-SKBH (f/v) and Gulfstream IV N900RL (f/v) (15th)...
SU100-95B EI-FWA Cityjet, Raytheon Hawker 750XP 9H-BSA, Raytheon Hawker 800XP CS-DRP NetJets Europe, SOCATA TBM-930 N930TA (f/v) and Piper PA-46P Malibu Mirage N143LA (f/v). Air Transat Airbus A310 C-GFAT left shortly before 14:00 hrs but reported a technical issue over Ireland and was forced to return to Glasgow. Emergency procedures went into operation as a precaution and the aircraft landed without incident. Following checks it took off again for Canada at 18:30 hrs (16th): Embraer EMB135BJ Legacy N84AW, Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 D-IAAY and Agusta A109SP Grand New G-SKBH (17th); Airbus A320-211 LZ-BHJ BH Air, Embraer ERJ-190STD PH-EZX KLM Cityhopper in Skyteam colours, G-ONTV Bell 206 JetRanger (f/v) and King Air 200 G-IASA (18th); Citation XLS OK-XLS Silesia Air (f/v), Cessna Citation Bravo G-SPRE and Learjet 35A D-CFOR (19th); Cessna Citation XLS CS-DXG, Citation Bravo YU-BZZ, Citation CJ3 D-CJET and AgustaWestland AW-109SP Grand New G-IWFC (20th)...
Airbus A320-214 F-GKXI Air France (f/v), BAe 146-200 G-SMLA Jota Aviation and two from VistaJet - Bombardier Challenger 605 9H-VFJ (f/v) and Bombardier Global 6000 9H-VJL (21st); Boeing 757-256(WL) TF-FIU Icelandair in Aurora Borealis colours, Cessna 750 Citation X D-BOOC, Citation IIs F-HAJV and F-GLTK, Citation Excel G-IPAX Air Charter Scotland, Pliatus PC-12 LX-LAB, BN-2B Islander G-HEBO, Swiss-registerd Mooney M20R Ovation HB-DIE (f/v) and HM Coastguard Sikorsky S-92A G-MCGG (22nd); Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-EPO Emirates (f/v), BAe146-RJ85 EI-RJH Cityjet, Gulfstream G450 N667HS (f/v) and Embraer Phenom 100 HB-VRV (23rd); Cessna Citation Excel YU-RDA (f/v), Embraer EMB500 D-CHIC, Citation Mustang F-HIBF (f/v) and Pilatus PC-12 HB-FVT (f/v) (24th); Boeing 737-85P(WL) EC-MKL Air Europa (f/v), Airbus A320-211 LZ-BHJ BH Air, Challenger 605 N261PW (f/v), Cessna 750 Citation X D-BOOC Air X and Dassault Falcon DA900EX N7600S (25th)...
Dassault Falcon 900EX G-EGVO and Coastguard Sikorsky S-92A G-MCGA (26th); Boeing 757-23N(WL) SX-RFA GainJet arrived with Manchester City FC for the Champions League tie against Celtic. Hawker Beechcraft Corp R390 M-ARIE (f/v), Learjet 60 D-COMO (f/v), Citations G-CHUI and G-CGEI, SOCATA TBM-900 N145RK (f/v) and King Air G-MOSJ (27th); Dassault Falcon 7X M-CELT, Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XP G-KLNE Saxon Air, Raytheon Hawker 750XP 9H-BSA Atlas Executive Air, Cessna Citation XLS CS-DXG, Piper PA-31T Navajo N187CP (f/v), King Airs G-KVIP and G-JASS, Piaggio P-180 Avanti D-IIVA P180, Coastguard Sikorsky S-92A G-MCGL (28th); Airbus A320-214(WL) D-AEWC Eurowings (f/v), Cessna Citation Excel G-CIEL, King Air 200 G-WNCH and HM Coastguard Sikorsky S-92A G-MCGG (29th); Embraer Phenom 300 G-JMBO, King Air 200s M-LENR and LN-BAA and CAP 10 G-OIOB (30th).
The Autumn migration is now well underway and geese are returning to the general area, many taking up temporary residence in the farmland adjacent to the airport. This flock of mainly Canada Geese was feeding in the field between Walkinshaw Road and the Black Cart Water.
Above: A Thomson Dreamliner taxies out for take-off on the 12th. Investigative work was underway near the northern perimeter of the airfield to find a suitable site for the installation of a new radar to mitigate interference from the numerous wind turbines located on the surrounding hills. On primary radars turbines, although static, produce a return similar to that from an aircraft therefore, when up and running, the additional radar should assist greatly in differentiating between aircraft and these structures.
As previously mentioned, Boeing 767-319(ER)(WL) TF-ISO (f/v) was one of several diversions to be redirected to Glasgow on Wednesday 14 September. The Icelandair jet which had been en route to LHR from Keflavik touched down about 10:45 hrs with a medical emergency. Several Aberdeen-bound airliners arrived later due to adverse weather and a hole in the runway at Aberdeen airport.
Flybe Bombardier DHC-8-Q-402 G-JECY aborted it`s initial attempt at landing on Monday 12 September, possibly due to the temperamental wind conditions. The afternoon Emirates flight did the same.
GainJet Boeing 757-23N(WL) SX-RFA arrived on Tuesday 27 September with Manchester City FC for the Champions League tie against Celtic. The aircraft departed mid-afternoon on the 29th - no doubt this rather expensive `taxi`will only make a small dent in the team`s finances.
Cessna Citation XLS G-CXLS taxis to the Gama hangar after landing on Thursday 15 September, passing A6-FGE, the latest Boeing 737 for Flydubai to pass through Glasgow on delivery, which is parked on Stand 81.
Swiss-registerd Mooney M20R Ovation HB-DIE (f/v) arrived on Thursday 22 September and stayed until the afternoon of the 25th.
Norwegian-registered King Air 200 LN-BAA was parked outside the Gama hangar on Friday 30 October. Below: Pilatus PC-12 HB-FVT (f/v) was parked on Area Juliet on Saturday 25 September, while Piper PA-31T Navajo N187CP (f/v) and King Air G-KVIP are pictured here on the 28th.
Not much military activity this month: CASA CN235M-100 Serial number 252 of the Irish Air Corps called in during the afternoon of Thursday 22 September and US Army Beech C-12U 84-24375, call-sign `PAT 456`, made a brief stop during the afternoon of Friday 24th.
Lockheed Martin KC-130T Tanker serial number 62309 (QH) (f/v) of the US Navy arrived at 05:45 hrs on the 30th and night-stopped into 1 October. It belongs to VMGR-234 `Rangers` which operates from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) at Fort Worth, Texas.
The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II turboprop military trainer is based on the Swiss-made Pilatus PC-9. This example a T-6C, bearing the US civil registration N3000B, arrived at Glasgow on Sunday 2 September. The Texan II has replaced the US Air Force's Cessna T-37B Tweet and the Navy's T-34C Turbo Mentor and is equipped with an all-digital, glass cockpit and features a hard-point wing to carry external fuel tanks, weapons and other external stores. The United States Air Force (USAF) use the T-6 for basic pilot and Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training and the US Navy and US Marine Corps use it for Primary and Intermediate Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training.