Monday 28 November 2011 - Turkey Ministry of Health Hawker 900XP TC-MOH visits BHX

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health Hawker 900XP TC-MOH
was a lunchtime visitor to the Elmdon apron operating an
air ambulance flight Photo: Mike Hollick
Meridian Aviation Antonov An 12BK UR-DWF which had arrived
from Luanda on Sunday evening.... Photo: Mike Hollick
.... departed to Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Photos: Ron Kosys

Sunday 27 November 2011 - Meridian Antonov 12 UR-DWF arrives from Luanda

Meridian Aviation Antonov An 12BK UR-DWF was an evening
arrival from Luanda via Hassi Messoud.... Photo: Ron Kosys
.... operating a freight charter Photo: Mike Hollick
Sun Air Dornier 328JET OY-NCO was an evening visitor bringing
rock group "Deep Purple" in for their concert at the NEC....
.... the aircraft wears additional Joinjet titles which
is the charter division of Sun Air Photos: Ron Kosys
Atlantic Airlines Boeing 737-322F G-JMCL which had arrived
on Saturday evening spent the day parked on the Elmdon apron
- it was visiting BHX because of the limited weekend opening
hours at its Coventry Airport base Photo: Mike Hollick
Navajo G-UMMI was an afternoon visitor Photo: Mike Hollick

City Airline becomes Skyways

City Airline which was acquired by the owner of fellow
Swedish regional airline Skyways back in April 2011
has now assumed the Skyways brand name
This change has been a long time coming with many
of the City Airline aircraft having long lost their colour
scheme and titles....
.... hopefully it will not take as long for the aircraft
to be painted in the smart new red Skyways scheme
In the short term the flights are still planned to operate
as the "CF017/018" however with effect from Monday
5 December 2011 the timings on Monday to Thursday
change to lunchtime until the Christmas/New Year
holiday period when a bespoke schedule operates
Skyways schedule from Monday 5 December 2011 until Christmas
1320/1350 CF017/018 ER3/ER4 from/to Gothenburg
- operates Monday to Thursday
1825/1900 CF017/018 ER3/ER4 from/to Gothenburg
- operates on Friday and Sunday
Flights can now be booked at
Wednesday 30 November 2011

Friday 25 November 2011 - US Air Force C17 90-0532 early morning diversion

US Air Force C17A 90-0532 was an early morning arrival when
it diverted in because Mildenhall was closed for the Thanksgiving
Holiday - after unloading on the Elmdon apron it repositioned
to park up on Taxiway Tango Photo: Mike Hollick
Alpi Aviation Pioneer 200 G-CFKW which had arrived on Thursday
was loaded onto a trailer on the Elmdon apron to be moved to the
NEC for "The Flying Show".... Photo: Mike Hollick
.... leaving the site via Hangar Road....
.... and causing some rush hour queues on the A45 Coventry Road!!
More photos later!!

Thursday 24 November 2011 - Farnair ATR 72 HB-AFW flying with Quikjet India titles

Farnair ATR 72-202F HB-AFW which wears Quikjet India titles....
Photo: Ron Kosys
.... positioned back to Saarbruken to collect another load of freight
Photo: Nick Broome
More photos later

Wednesday 23 November 2011 - Air Contractors Hercules EI-JIV visits BHX!!

Air Contractors Lockheed L100-30 Hercules EI-JIV arrived....
.... from Saarbruken operating a freight charter Photo: Ron Kosys
.... after unloading it departed back to Germany
.... to return later with another load of freight parking next to
Fleet Air International Saab 340A HA-TAB Photo: Mike Hollick
Farnair ATR 72-202F HB-AFW was an evening arrival
- the aircraft wears Quickjet India titles Photo: Mike Hollick
British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWV was a morning arrival
when it diverted in while operating the BA264 from Washington to
Heathrow - after refuelling it continued its journey
Thomson Boeing 737-8K5 G-FDZY was an early morning arrival
from Boeing Field, Seattle, at the end of its delivery flight to
the UK - it parked up on Stand 81
Gama Aviation Learjet 45 G-GMAA was an afternoon visitor
to the Elmdon apron

Tuesday 22 November 2011 - Air Mana Merlin F-GZJM visits the Elmdon apron

Air Mana Merlin IIIA F-GZJM was an evening visitor to
the Elmdon apron operating a freight charter while....
....Fly Logic Metro II SE-KCP which had arrived in the early hours
of the morning spent the day parked up Photos: Mike Hollick
Citation CJ1 HB-VWF which had arrived on Monday spent the day
parked up before departing in the early evening
BA Cityflyer Embraer 170 G-LCYD which had diverted in from
London City on Monday evening positioned back to Frankfurt
First Choice Boeing 767-324ER G-OOBK which had arrived
on Monday evening from Abu Dhabi after maintenance spent
the day parked up on Stand 25

Monday 21 November 2011 - Turkish Boeing 737 TC-JFU in new colour scheme

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JFU operated their service
from Istanbul - the aircraft in their new colour scheme

Sunday 20 November 2011 - Air France "retro" Airbus A320 F-GFKJ in the fog!!

Air France Airbus A320-211 F-GFKJ operated their morning
service to Paris CDG on a very foggy day! - the aircraft is
in their "retro" colour scheme

Saturday 19 November 2011 - National Cargo DC8-71F N872CA off to the USA!!

National Cargo Douglas DC 8-71F N872CA which had arrived on
Friday evening was loaded with a cargo of tyres.... Photo: Mike Hollick
....destined for Rickenbacker Airport, Columbus, Ohio Photo: Ron Kosys
While the aircraft was loaded by lunchtime.... Photo: Ron Kosys
.... departure was planned for 1800 (and in the dark!) with the flight routing
via Willow Run, Detroit, for US Customs clearance Photo: Mike Hollick
Boeing 737-73T BBJ N500LS was a morning arrival....
.... with visiting Sikorsky S 92 G-LAWX taking the passengers
onward to their final destination
Global Express M-GLOB was an early morning arrival when it
diverted in due to poor visibility at Stansted.... Photo: Ron Kosys
.... with Falcon 7X M-YNNS later diverting in from Luton
Gulfstream IV N124TF which had arrived on Friday spent
the day parked up on the Elmdon apron Photo: Mike Hollick
Eurojet Citation Bravo G-EHGW arrived from Doncaster - its first visit
since being registered from G-FCDB (and repainted) Photo: Ron Kosys

Friday 18 November 2011 - National Cargo DC8-71F N872CA arrives at BHX!!

National Cargo Douglas DC 8-71F N872CA was an evening arrival....
....on the Elmdon apron when it positioned in from Edinburgh
to take a load of freight to the USA on Saturday Photo: Mike Hollick
Turkish Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JFH operated their flight
from Istanbul - the aircraft is in "Star Alliance" colours
Ryanair aircraft parked on the 70's and 80's stands
Gulfstream IV N124TF was an afternoon arrival bringing
in Rihanna for her concert at the NEC

Comtel Air cancel all their flights from Birmingham Airport to Amritsar, India

Comtel Air have now cancelled all flights from Birmingham
to Amritsar via Vienna until further notice....
.... they made the news headlines earlier in the week when
passengers were asked to hand over more cash to complete
their flight to Birmingham when the aircraft stopped for
refuelling in Vienna - video report here
The flights were being sold by Takhar Travel in Smethwick
but the ATOL holder was a company called Astonbury Limited
- trading as Skyjet - which had an agreement with Comtel Air
who had chartered Mint Airways to operate the flights
Astonbury/Skyjet has now ceased to trade with the result the
CAA has now stepped and will be repatriating the passengers
Friday 18 November 2011


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