Tuesday 31st December
The year came to an end with a first-visiting BAe146, BAe System's -100 G-BLRA operating a passenger charter from Liverpool during the evening, and seeing the year out with us on the south apron.
Monday 30th December
The last of the new colour-schemes to be adopted recently by the five major UK charter carriers appeared here for the first time just before dawn, JMC Air's re-branding, the very attractive livery of Thomas Cook Airlines being seen for the first time on Boeing 757 G-FCLE. That's five new colour-schemes from the five major UK charter carrier's in just over a year.
JMC757P G-FCLE WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG
Sunday 29th December
European Air Charter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAD made its first visit since 2000 on the carrier's mid-day Toulouse ski charter - it had made three previous landings here on the same day in November 2000, flying two Paris-CDG rotations for Gill Airways.
EAF661/0 G-CEAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD WIF384/5 LN-WFO
Saturday 28th December
Streamline Shorts 360 G-SSWO duly made its second landing here in the early hours from East Midlands, departing shortly after to Coventry, while G-SSWB operated the return Bristol flight, departing shortly after to Luton, the aircraft's first visit this year. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZK made its third landing here at lunch-time, the aircraft which had operated football charters in mid-November, flying an Amsterdam scheduled service rotation.
JEM4051/2 G-SSWB JEM4041/2 G-SSWO UKA2137/2140 PH-KZK
Friday 27th December
The Christmas lull ended before dawn, an influx of Emerald Airways positioners including two first-visiting Streamline Shorts 360s arriving for extra mail flights later in the day. G-SSWO positioned in from Dublin, and operated out to East Midlands late in the evening, while G-SSWE positioned in from Paris-CDG and operated out to Bristol.
Learjet 60 VP-CRB made another brief visit just before mid-day, and Cessna 421 N156RH likewise made a short appearance during the early afternoon from/to Cambridge.
JEM802 G-SSWO JEM414P G-SSWE WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM443D/C G-OOAE JEM4030 G-SSWE JEM4040 G-SSWO
Thursday 26th December
Still nothing of note.
Wednesday 25th December
Tuesday 24th December
Nothing worth mentioning .....
Monday 23rd December
Nothing .... no visitors at all.
WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC
Sunday 22nd December
Just one aeroplane of note, yet another first-visiting Fokker 70, KLM CityHopper's PH-KZC substituting for the programmed Fokker 100 on an early afternoon Amsterdam rotation.
WIF382/3 LN-WFO UKA2137/2140 PH-KZC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFO
Saturday 21st December
Learjet 60 VP-CRB made its fifth visit to Newcastle just after dark, only staying three-quarters of an hour. Flightline 146 G-FLTB departed back south to Gatwick during the early evening.
Friday 20th December
An Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 flew what was until recently an MD Airlines-operated Tenerife 'W', G-XLAG making just its third visit to Newcastle during the late afternoon. Flightline BAe146-200 G-FLTB made just its second visit as such, arriving on a football charter at lunch-time for a night-stop, and Falcon 50 N96UT departed back across the Atlantic also at lunch-time.
BRT2HB/2CR/3CR/3NC G-ZAPK WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC XLA7203/2 G-XLAG AMM443D/C G-OOAH
Thursday 19th December
Lots of exec visitors once again, although slightly less interesting ones, but these were dwarfed quite literally by another Antonov An-124 visit, our fourth of the year from the always impressive machine. Antonov Design Bureau's UR-82073, the fourth of type to visit Newcastle, spent most of the daylight hours with us, departing just before sunset to Ostend.
J-Max Air Services Hawker 800XP N41762 second-visited during the morning, and Falcon 50 N96UT arrived from Luton during the afternoon for a night-stop. Citation 550 G-RDBS and Gold Air Lear 45 G-OLDL also visited during the day.
WIF384/5 LN-WFE JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC
Wednesday 18th December
Another day, another first-visiting Falcon 2000, Eurofly's I-FLYP day-stopping from/to Linate. Rockwell Commander N129TB visited from/to Cambridge, and MD.600 N9208V visited briefly from/to local sites just after dark.
RPX476/476P G-BVOB WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC
Tuesday 17th December
The interesting exec jet visitor continued to be a major part of the day's highlights - the first NetJets Europe Falcon 2000 to appear here became CS-DNS, spending a few hours with us in the middle of the day, while another Citation Bravo first-visited later in the evening, EC-HRO spending less than an hour on the ground. Citation II OY-ELY had departed before dawn after its second night-stop during the last few days.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC RPX475P/475 G-BVOB
Monday 16th December
One of the weekend's first-visiting exec jets returned late in the day, Citation 550 OY-ELY arriving from Billund during the last hour of the day for another short night-stop. Gulfstream IV N725LB had departed earlier in the evening, while Sunday's other night-stopping American aeroplane, Lancair 4 N426WW, had departed earlier in the day, to Wick just before mid-day.
The first Kuwait Airways visit of the year appeared before dawn, flown by Airbus A.300-600 9K-AMD - the aircraft had visited on two separate occasions in 1994.
WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Sunday 15th December
General Aviation again produced the most interesting visitors on another very grey winter Sunday - Citation II OY-ELY departed before dawn, the rest appearing at dusk or after dark. King Air 200 LX-JDP visited during the late afternoon, followed larer in the evening by Lancair 4 N426WW for a night-stop, and Gulfstream IV N725LB also for a night-stop. The latter had visited once previously on 13th September 1997.
Another KLMuk substitution produced another first-visiting Fokker 70 , PH-WXC operating from/to Amsterdam during the early evening, while Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRB had come and gone once again, during the early hours.
AMM6686 G-OOOB AEU754/754P G-STRB BAW12H/13F G-EUUJ WIF382/3 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFO UKA2141/4 PH-WXC AMM6687/987F G-OOOB
Saturday 14th December
Citations provided almost all the interest, with one particularly special one before sunrise being as good as any executive jet we've had all year. Citation Bravo OK-VSZ arrived from Keflavik and then flew the last leg of its delivery flight to Prague after two hours on the ground. The night-stopping Citation 560 OE-GAA had departed while it was on the ground, while a somewhat older Citation II, but still first-visiting OY-ELY arrived during the evening, for a night-stop.
The suddenley quite famous Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRB positioned in from Gatwick during the early morning for its day-trip to Salzburg.
AMM920F/6620 G-OOOB AEU753P/753 G-STRB AMM6621 G-OOOB
Friday 13th December
Certainly not unlucky for the local enthusiast with another grey, but interesting day, closing off another busy week. Trans Travel Airlines ATR.42 PH-RAQ made its second visit during the morning, from Rotterdam to Dublin again using Rossair Europe callsigns, but it was cargo-configured aeroplanes that produced most interest. The three overnighting Metroliners were joined in the early hours by a fourth, Zorex Air Transport's EC-HJC spending the rest of the day with, departing just after dark. The other three all got away during the evening too, PH-RAZ to Rotterdam, BKS' EC-HXY to Barcelona, and D-CBIN to Cologne.
Freight also produced the day's GA highlight, Flightline's King Air 200 EC-GBB operating in and out, from/to Barcelona within the first few hours of the day. Two more night-stoppers departed within two minutes of each other at lunch-time, Malibu N961JM to Exeter followed by Baron N7219L to Coventry,while another, King Air 200 N811VT, had departed to Leeds during the morning. Tyrolean Jet Service Citation 560 OE-GAA operated an ambulance flight from Alicante late in the evening.
WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AMM443D/C G-OOAE
Thursday 12th December
Two more Monarch Airlines arrivals in the early hours, flights that had been re-scheduled from the previous evening to allow at least some Geordies to attend the re-scheduled match - Airbus A.300-600 G-MONS and A.321 G-OJEG both came and went before sunrise. A passenger charter later in the morning was flown by the first-visiting Trans Travel Airlines ATR.42 PH-RAQ operating under a Rossair Europe callsign, spending just over an hour on the ground from/to Rotterdam. Another scheduled service substitution produced the now rare sight of a Lufthansa Cityline CRJ on the afternoon Dusseldorf rotation, D-ACLT replacing the Eurowings aeroplane.
Metroliners became regular once more, the day ending again with three on the ground. Bin Air's PH-RAZ departed at tea-time after three nights with us, the aircraft returning just before midnight, BKS' EC-HXY having returned earlier in the evening, followed by Bin Air's D-CBIN in the last hour of the day.
Beech Baron N7219L arrived from Manchester during the afternoon for a night-stop, King Air 200 N811VT visited again at tea-time also to spend the night, as did Malibu N961JM which arrived later in the evening. King Air 90 F-GFIR had visited briefly during the afternoon.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACLT
Wednesday 11th December
Four airliners returned from Barcelona in the early hours, their passengers having unfortunately not seen a game of football - in order of arrival were Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONB, MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDD, just the second visit of Monarch A.300-600 G-MONR and the carrier's A.320 G-MONW. More significant a little later was the first use of an easyJet Boeing 737-300 on the go Fly Stansted scheduled service, G-EZYJ first-visiting on the first rotation of the day, while the first Amsterdam rotation of the day was also subject to a substitution, KLMuk Fokker 50 G-UKTI making its first visit here since 1999.
Quick Airways Learjet 35 D-CJPG made its first visit since 1999 just after dawn.
GOE6GH/6BM G-EZYJ UKA51E/55E G-UKTI WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Tuesday 10th December
Four Monarch Airlines aeroplanes positioned in during the morning to take fans out to Barcelona, Airbus A.320 G-MPCD arriving first from Rovanaimi in the early hours, followed by three just before dawn. Airbus A.300-600 G-MONR came first, actually a first-visitor following the re-appearance of the carrier's 'big Airbus' just a few weeks ago, then came A.321 G-OJEG and another A.300-300 G-MONS. All four departed within twelve minutes of each other at dawn. Streamline Shorts 360 G-SSWR made its second visit in the early hours on the Stansted mail arrival, positioning out shortly after, and foreign Metroliners continued to congregate, Aeronova's EC-HCH arriving from Valencia in the early hours, departing to Madrid later in the morning, joining PH-RAZ and EC-HXY on the ground, the latter departing also to Barcelona just after dark.
RPX476/JEM20P G-SSWR WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Monday 9th December
The day's first-visiting airliner came from an unusual source, Streamline Shorts 360 G-SSWR positioning in during the late evening to operate the BAC Express Stansted mail rotation. Icelandic MD Airlines operated an early morning Barcelona departure, unfortunately with the usual MD.83 TF-MDD, and a flurry of Metroliner arrivals during the evening/night included Bin Air's PH-RAZ and BKS' EC-HXY, both staying the night.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO JEM10P/RPX475 G-SSWR
Sunday 8th December
The last of the current fleet of IAE-powered British Airways Airbus A.320s to appear here, G-EUUI, first-visited during the morning. The first aircraft to be involved in the ensuing week's Barcelona 'airlift' arrived during the evening, nothing too exciting, Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONB positioning in from Kittila. It was however the aircraft's first landing here since 1999.
A pair of Danish-registered executive jets appeared during the day, hardly unfamiliar machines though, North Flying's Citation 550 OY-CYV spending much of the daylight hours with us, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN which spent just thirty minutes on the ground during the afternoon.
BAW12H/13F G-EUUI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFA
Saturday 7th December
Gazelle G-CBSK departed late morning after its night-stop, and was quite co-incidentally replaced a little later by another ex-Royal Navy Gazelle, G-BXZD popping up for just over an hour from its home in the Teesside area. That was all !.
Friday 6th December
Douglas MD.87 N143G departed to Le Bourget mid-morning, only to return from Geneva mid-afternoon, subsequently departing to East Midlands after just over two hours on the ground. Aztec N818MJ departed to Exeter during the afternoon, as did Challenger C-GPFC which went direct to Montreal.
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUH made just its second visit on the evening Heathrow rotation, while an interesting GA movement was the first civilianised, ex-Royal Navy Gazelle to appear here, G-CBSK arriving from Gamston during the afternoon for a night-stop.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAJ BAW12Q/13L G-EUUH
Thursday 5th December
The day's highlight was without doubt the executive Douglas MD.87 N143G which arrived from Le Bourget just after dark for a night-stop, becoming only the third of type to land at Newcastle Airport, and the first since 1996. There wasn't much else after that, just Aztex N818MJ which arrived from Coventry just minutes later, also for a night-stop, and Lear 45 G-JRJR which also arrived around the same time and which also night-stopped.
WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB
Wednesday 4th December
Westair HS.125 EI-WJN made its first-visit as such before dawn, just thirty minutes on the ground - the aircraft had last visited as HB-VGF during 1994. Another first-visiting registration appeared at dusk, Challenger C-GPFC arriving from Luton for a two night stay. The aircraft had been one of four C-GPGDs to visit Newcastle in previous years, this particular airframe visiting wearing this identity in late 1997 and 1998.
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB
Tuesday 3rd December
DAS Air Cargo DC-10 5X-ROY departed to Palma before sunrise - and there really wasn't anything else worth mentioning.
BAW13C G-EUUG WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB
Monday 2nd December
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUJ wasted no time in returning to Newcastle Airport, making its second visit during the morning. One that had waited slightly longer was G-EUUG which operated the last Heathrow arrival of the day - its first visit had been on 31st October. A somewhat more interesting night-stopper however was the DAS Air Cargo DC-10 5X-ROY which arrived at dusk using an 'AJK' callsign.
BAW12J/13E G-EUUJ WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW12T G-EUUG
Sunday 1st December
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUJ beat the previous delivery 'UI' to Newcastle Airport, first-visiting on the late morning Heathrow rotation, and Aer Arran ATR.42 EI-CBK returned during the afternoon for its second visit, operating the return sector of one of two travel agents' charter flights to the region from Dublin over the weekend, the other being operated by Air 2000 A.320 G-OOAS.
A rather rare British Citation II made its first visit as such here during the afternoon, AD Aviation's G-VUEA visiting from/to Liverpool presumably for the Everton match - the aircraft had visited just once as its previous identity G-BWOM, on 16th May 1999 - and Agusta 109 N109AN passed through southbound for fuel during the afternoon.
BAW12H/13F G-EUUJ DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFA AMM928F/2229 G-OOAS
Saturday 30th November
As to be expected much quieter, only movements of note being the departure of Astra D-CRIS at dusk, and another visit from Lear 35 OO-GBL during the late afternoon.
Friday 29th November
Much of the same but in reduced quantities, at least in terms of true visitors - real highlight was the departure of Antonov An-12 LZ-BAF to Sofia at lunch-time. Two Spanish Metroliners visited during the day, Zorex Air Transport's EC-GPE from Barcelona in the early hours which stayed all day with us, departing back to Spain furing the evening, and Flightline's EC-HBF first-timing from/to Barcelona for an hour just after dark. Aero Services Executive Falcon 20 F-GYSL departed to Le Bourget during the evening after spending almost twenty-four hours with us.
Fog to the south of us however produced plenty of diversions throughout the day, a single FlyBe CRJ from Leeds, and no fewer than eight Teesside arrivals, popping up to an 'open' Newcastle. These eight Teesside diversions consisted mainly of the usual KLMuk, bmi and Eastern Airways aircraft, the latter diverting Jetstream 31 G-BYRM to us twice during the day, only its third and fourth visits here, but also the airport's two Tenerife arrivals on a Friday, a Spanair MD.83 and more interestingly an Air Europa Boeing 737-800. EC-IDT was the aircraft, spending most of the afternoon with us, only its fifth visit to Newcastle - it is famous for being the first wingletted Boeing 737-800 to visit Newcastle on 22nd March.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV BRT072P/3MD G-DEBE BRT2MD/073P G-DEBE
Thursday 28th November
Lots of exec twins/jets again, most of which appeared during the evening - GAMA Aviation's BAe 1000B G-GMAB followed up its second visit just two days ago, arriving at dusk and spending just under two hours with us, itself being followed by Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS for another two-night stay, and Abelag Learjet 35 OO-GBL. Aero Services Executive Falcon 20 F-GYSL arrived later in the evening also for a night-stop.
Zorex Air Transport Metro EC-HJC had departed before dawn to Coventry, while King Air 200 F-GULJ departed to Torrejon at dusk after two nights with us.
AMM2228/929F G-OOAU WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Wednesday 27th November
The current good run of executive visitors continued, with two first-visiting Falcon 900s being only one of the day's highlights. New Falcon 900EX G-DAEX appeared first, spending most of the afternoon with us, while the slightly older Falcon 900 I-BEAU spent the evening with us from Linate, obviously in connection with the Champions League cup tie. Aviation Beauport Excel G-XLMB appeared again during the morning, and DARTA Falcon 100 F-GTOD departed to Frankfurt during the morning after its night-stop. Bell 430 N430CE visited again, during the evening from/to Wigan.
Our first Antonov An-12 movement since 13th July 1999 occurred just after dark, Balkan Airways' LZ-BAF arriving from Gerona for a night-stop - MK Air Cargo DC-8 had arrived earlier in the afternoon. Eurofly A.320 I-BIKC departed back to Malpensa seven minutes before midnight, and an Aer Arran passenger charter during the late evening was flown by ATR.42 EI-CBK, spending just over an hour on the ground from.to Dublin.
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Tuesday 26th November
The only airliner visitor for the visit of Inter Milan to St.James Park appeared just after mid-day, Eurofly's Airbus A.320 I-BIKC arriving from Malpensa to stay with us until after the game on Wednesday evening, wearing a basic Alitalia colour-scheme with Eurofly titles. Another significant 'single-aisle' movement had occurred slightly earlier, although not quite as interesting, British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUPE making just its second visit to Newcastle on the first Heathrow rotation of the morning - its first visit had been on 18th September. KLMuk used another CityHopper Fokker 50 for the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, PH-KXM having last visited on a football charter on 11th August 2001. The aircraft is however the fleet's most visited machine, having visited on twenty occasions whilst leased to Norwegian Air Shuttle at the beginning of 2001.
Alsair Citation 550 F-GLTK departed to Chester during the morning, followed shortly after by the other night-stopping Citation, Bravo VP-CED to Shoreham. GAMA Aviation's BAe125-1000 G-GMAB made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport after sunset, and a pair of French executive types also during the early evening were King Air 200 F-GULJ, and the more reguilar DARTA Falcon 100 F-GTOD, both of which night-stopped.
BAW12J/13E G-EUPE UKA2131/2 PH-KXM WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC
Monday 25th November
A day which became a bit of a 'Citation-fest', four foreign machines of various marks being present at different times during the day. Bernard Matthews' Citation 550 VP-CBM appeared first at dawn departing during the afternoon, followed by Iceland's Bravo VP-CED late morning, the aircraft returning during the evening for a night-stop. Alsair Citation 550 F-GLTK diverted in from Teesside during the late afternoon also for a night-stop, while NetJets Europe Excel CS-DFM had departed earlier, just after lunch.
Probably the most significant visitor however was the return of the only Embraer ERJ-135 to ever visit, the Belgian Air Force machine CE-02 which had first-visited exactly thirteen months ago, spending just twenty-two minutes on the ground mid-afternoon. A late evening freight charter was flown by the first-visiting WDL Fokker F-27 D-BAKC, while last weeks' first-visiting Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-CBDA made its second visit, another diversion from Teesside during the morning.
WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA RPX474P/475 G-BMXD
Sunday 24th November
Another depressingly gray day, brightened up somewhat with the arrival of another first-visiting Citation Excel just after dark, NetJets Europe's CS-DFM subsequently night-stopping. King Air 200 N811VT had departed to Shoreham during the morning.
ECA928/9 5B-DBB AMM208D/C G-OOAS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFA
Saturday 23rd November
The fourth example of one of this year's first-visiting types to land at Newcastle Airport, appeared during the late morning, Raytheon Premier N51480 passing through on its delivery flight to Germany, looking remarkably similar to the last of the type to appear here, N435K during June. King Air 200 N811VT visited again, arriving from Blackpool in the early hours to spend the rest of the day with us.
Farnair Europe Fokker F-27 HB-IVQ completed its second consecutive night of Stansted mail flying for BAC Express, positioning out to Edinburgh in the early hours.
RPX476/476P HB-IVQ AMM462D/C G-OOAJ
Friday 22nd November
Another day and another KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 appearing on an Amsterdam service - a pretty significant one too, PH-KVG first-visiting on the first morning rotation being the last of the current fleet to appear at Newcastle Airport. Another British Airways Airbus of note too, A.319 G-EUPK making just its second visit on the mid-morning Heathrow schedule. Farnair Europe F-27 HB-IVQ operated both BAC Express Stansted mail sectors again.
King Air 200 N811VT departed to Blackpool just before mid-day, returning after dark to depart again to Gatwick. Zorex Metro EC-HJC departed early evening, and the first Citation Encore to appear at Newcastle just last week returned at dusk, D-CAUW spending less than an hour with us.
RPX476 HB-IVQ UKA2131/21NT PH-KVG BAW12J/13E G-EUPK WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV RPX475 HB-IVQ
Thursday 21st November
Quite a bit around again - British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUH made its first visit on the evening Heathrow rotation, and KLMuk used another CityHopper Fokker 50 during the morning, the first-visiting PH-KVB. Farnair Fokker F-27 HB-IVQ spent the day with us between the morning Stansted arrival and late evening Stansted departure.
Falcon 2000 OY-CKI departed during the morning, with Metro D-ICRK following at lunch-time. Zorex Air Transport Metro EC-HJC arrived during the evening for a night-stop, as did King Air 200 N811VT which arrived from Rotterdam.
RPX476 HB-IVQ UKA2131/2 PH-KVB WIF384/5 LN-WFB JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG BAW12Q/13L G-EUUH RPX475 HB-IVQ
Wednesday 20th November
Cessna Caravan I C-GNCA departed to Reykjavik mid-morning, all further interest not occurring until the late evening. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG made its first visit since August on the now weekly freight charter, Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI arrived from Sonderborg for a night-stop, and Bin Air Metro D-ICRK arrived from Hannove also for a night-stop. More interesting was the Farnair Europe Fokker F-27 HB-IVQ which positioned in from Paris-CDG to operate the BAC Express Stansted mail departure. The aircraft had visited previously as G-BVZW, although only once, on a Channel Express 'sub' on 16th March 1996.
WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG FNE9571/RPX475 HB-IVQ
Tuesday 19th November
Bad weather at Teesside produced two not too common Eastern Airways Jetstream 31s during the morning and evening. G-CBDA first-visited during the morning from/to Aberdeen, and G-BYRA made just its second visit during the evening also from/to Aberdeen. The aircraft's first visit had also been on diversion from Teesside during 2000. KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-JXJ appeared on the evening Amsterdam schedule, only its third visit to Newcastle - the previous two had been during September 2000.
Merlin D-IMWK day-stopped from/to Munster, and another tasty delivery appeared during the early evening, Cessna 208 C-GNCA arriving all the way from Corfu for a night-stop.
WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG UKA2141/4 PH-JXJ
Monday 18th November
Some interesting military visitors, but the only civilian of note was Falcon 900 G-EVES which visited at dawn from Edinburgh to Manchester.
WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG
Sunday 17th November
Only movement of note was the return of North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV during the first hour of the day, the aircraft positioning out to Dundee during the afternoon.
ECA928/9 5B-DBK AMM208D/C G-OOAR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFE
Saturday 16th November
A rather special light aircraft passed through after dusk, TBM.700 VH-TBO spending just over an hour on the ground from Biggin Hill to Glasgow. North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV visited again briefly during the morning, and King Air 200 D-ISAZ finally made it back home after three nights here, some of which were spent hangared.
VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ departed back to Southampton during the early evening, and the last Orlando arrival for the time being was operated before dawn by My Travel Boeing 767-300 G-DIMB, its first visit here since 1999.
RPX476/476P G-BVOB MYT052/052P G-DIMB AMM462D/C G-OOAE ECA920/1 5B-DBC
Friday 15th November
An upgraded executive jet type made its first appearance at Newcastle Airport during the early afternoon, our first Citation Encore visiting in the form of Aerowest's D-CAUW, which spent just over an hour on the ground from/to Hannover. Piper Arrow N29566 visited briefly later in the afternoon from/to Shoreham.
VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ made its fourth visit, on another football charter from Suthampton during the afternoon for a night-stop.
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV RPX475P/475 G-BVOB
Thursday 14th November
A triumphant Newcastle United returned from Rotterdam in Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONC during the morning, their success in the first stage of the Champions League hopefully promising more interesting charters in the coming weeks/months for the second stage. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZK operated the return leg of the supporters charter during the afternoon.
Elbe Air Falcon 20 D-CLBB spent the afternoon with us, arriving from Munich just after lunch, the aircraft's first landing at Newcastle Airport for almost twenty years - the airframe had last visited as OO-VPQ on 1st February 1983 !. Semitool Europe Falcon 50 N200RT departed to Cardiff after sunset after a single night-stop.
WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG
Wednesday 13th November
After the re-appearance of the Fokker 70 just a few weeks ago after a long absence from the Newcastle scene, another visited on a football charter during the morning. KLM CityHopper's PH-KZK first visited from Amsterdam to operate a supporters charter to Rotterdam, becoming only the tenth of type to land here. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH visited again, arriving mid morning and departing again during the last hour of the day.
Falcon 900EX N663MK departed during the morning after its night-stop, another 'big Falcon' appearing during the evening to spend the night with us, Semitool Europe's Falcon 50 N200RT arriving from Cardiff, only the aeroplane's third landing here, the first two having been on 30th May. Bizair King Air 200 D-ISAZ arrived during the early afternoon also to night-stop.
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Tuesday 12th November
Oxaero Citation 560 G-RIBV promptly made its third visit during the early hours, another much more interesting executive jet appearing before dawn, Merck's Falcon 900EX N663MK arriving direct from Trenton, New Jersey for a single night-stop. The now regular Liebherr Aerospace Citation 525 D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Friedrichshafen.
WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Monday 11th November
Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONC made its first visit in the carrier's new colour-scheme, positioning in from Dublin to take Newcastle United to Rotterdam during the early afternoon. Oxaero Citation 560 G-RIBV, which had first-visited just last month, made its second visit during the evening.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Sunday 10th November
The first visit of the new Air 2000 colour-scheme in daylight occurred at lunch-time, only the second aeroplane to visit in the new livery, Airbus A.320 G-OOAR, operating the Malaga 'W'. Galaxy N414KD departed to Luton during the late morning after three nights with us.
ECA928/9 5B-DBK AMM208D/C G-OOAR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA
Saturday 9th November
The first-visiting Gulfstream IV of two days ago returned at lunch-time, Phillips Petroleum's N667P spending just over an hour on the ground. The Canadian Cheyenne C-GHRM had departed to Reykjavik during the early morning.
MYT052/052P G-DAJC AMM462D/C G-OOAH ECA920/1 5B-DBB
Friday 8th November
Air 2000 Airbus A.321 G-OOAV made just its second visit on the early evening Tenerife 'W', but again it was GA visitors that provided most interest. Interflight Citation 550 G-RDBS day-stopped from/to London City, King Air D-IATM returned at mid-day from/to Egelsbach, Bell 430 N430CE visited after dark from/to Wigan, but the best came last, Cheyenne C-GHRM arriving mid-evening for a night-stop.
MYT051P/051 G-DAJC WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MDI7203/2 TF-MDD BRT7GW/8GW G-ZAPN AMM443D/C G-OOAV BRT9GW/67P G-ZAPN
Thursday 7th November
An interesting day for foreign-registered 'biz' this time which began with the return visit of one of only two IAI Galaxys to land at Newcastle Airport, N414KD arriving direct from Teterboro mid-morning for a couple of nights with us. The aircraft had first-visited during late October 2001. Phillips Petroleum's Gulfstream IVSP N667P joined it on the south apron just after mid-day, from Luton to Aberdeen spending just half an hour on the ground, and Falcon 100 EC-HVV first-visited a little later, flying under Grupo Mayoral callsigns. Eurojet Bravo G-FCDB departed to Liverpool during the early afternoon.
Another significant British Airways 'single-aisle' visitor was A.320 G-EUUF at lunch-time, just its second visit, while MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK departed a day later than planned during the late evening.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO BAW12H/13F G-EUUF JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG
Wednesday 6th November
Another 'freighter' joined the DC-8 on the north stands, Slovak Government Tu-154M OM-BYR making its sixth appearance here, spending most of the morning with us from/to Bratislava.
Learjet 55 D-CWAY was an early hours visitor, from/to Hannover, while further executive jets during the afternoon/evening, most of which were presumably in connection with the football match included the first-visiting J-Max Hawker 800XP N41762 from/to Liverpool, Oxaero Excel G-NETA on its fourth appearance here, from/to Oxford, and Eurojet Bravo G-FCDB on just its second visit, from Dublin for a night-stop.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC
Tuesday 5th November
A rather significant British Airways Airbus A.319 movement occurred during the morning, the last of the thirty-three strong fleet to appear here making its first-visit, interestingly involving the first aircraft to be delivered to the carrier, G-EUPA. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK made another visit, positioning in from Manston during the afternoon for another night-stop.
King Air N5061X continued on to Augsburg before dawn, and Citation 650 VP-CGE followed back to Chester an hour after. Rockwell Commander N129TB day-stopped from Cambridge, and Irish Air Transport Navajo EI-NNZ operated a late evening hospital flight from/to Dublin.
BAW12J/13E G-EUPA WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC
Monday 4th November
The week got off to another good start, with just our fifth Antonov An-124 landing occurring after dawn. Unfortunately the aeroplane involved was another making a second appearance, the first of the three machines to ever land here, Volga Dnepr's RA-82047, positioning in from Brize Norton to depart at dusk with the second part of the offshore crane shipment to South Africa.
Citation 650 VP-CGE visited from Chester during the afternoon for a night-stop, and Eurojet Excel EI-PAX spent the afternoon with us from/to Dublin. King Air N5061X arrived from Reykjavik during the evening also to stay the night with us.
WIF384/5 LN-WFR JKK3113/4 EC-HXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG BRT9GW/8GW G-ZAPN
Sunday 3rd November
The only visitor of note came and went in the early hours, Electra DC-10 SX-CVP making its second appearance here, operating an end-of-season Malaga arrival split with Manchester.
ELD517 SX-CVP ECA928/9 5B-DBK AMM208D/C G-OOAP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFA
Saturday 2nd November
The first Saturday of the winter season saw a pair of British charter airliners make their first visits of the year - My Travel Boeing 767-300 G-DAJC operated an Orlando arrival during the early hours, its first appearance here since 2000, and JMC Airbus A.320 G-CVYD operated a one-off Palma arrival mid-morning, an aircraft that made just the one landing at Newcastle in 2001. Another BACitiExpress ERJ.145 flew a J41 substitution during the early afternoon, G-ERJE having last appeared here on a training flight during January 2002.
The Sioux Corporation's Falcon 2000 VP-BDL departed to Luton after sunset after its two nights with us.
RPX476/476P G-BVOB IWD3321/2 EC-GZE MYT052/052P G-DAJC JMC949L/990P G-CVYD AMM462D/C G-OOAE BRT94A/93B G-ERJE FUA1345/346P EC-GVB XLA4001/076P G-XLAB ECA920/1 5B-DBC
Friday 1st November
A pretty good week ended in a rather subdued fashion - the first day of the winter charter season did produce a first-visiting airliner however, the first flight in the Air 2000 Tenerife 'W' series being flown by Airbus A.321 G-OOAV, wearing an all-white colour-scheme with the new style 'Air2000.com' titles. Britannia Airways' 'powder blue' Boeing 767-300 G-OBYB made its second visit before dawn, and we said goodbye to Skyservice A.320s during the early morning also, two of which we had 'lived with' for the last six months, C-FTDF positioning out direct to Toronto.
North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV departed to Teesside during the afternoon, and King Air 200 D-IATM spent an hour with us mid-afternoon, from/to Egelsbach.
FUA1507/8 EC-HHH BAL172B/993F G-OBYB SSV874F C-FTDF WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV FUA1455/6 EC-GUG RPX475P/475 G-BVOB JKK3347/8 EC-HNC
Thursday 31st October
One of Newcastle Airport's best weeks for freight in recent years continued after sunrise, our second DHL Airbus A.300 of the last few days positioning in from Dublin, OO-DLE departing to Eindhoven mid-morning. Large aeroplanes continued to feature prominently, with three more 'wide-bodies' of significance appearing. The first Monarch Airlines Airbus A.300-600 to appear here since 1995 made a pre-dawn visit on an extra Arrecife departure, G-OJMR actually making its first visit here since 1992, while the next arrival after the DHL A.300 proved to be the first Boeing 767 to appear here in the 'World of TUI' colour-scheme, Britannia Airways' G-OBYB positioning in from Gatwick to operate the carrier's last Orlando departure of the summer. Late in the evening the second My Travel DC-10 of the week showed up, G-DPSP operating a delayed Rhodes arrival. Two British Airways 'single-aisle' Airbus' made significant visits, A.320 G-EUUG first-visiting on an evening Heathrow rotation, while A.319 G-EUPH had made just its second visit during the morning.
Air Omega/Atlantic Express Brasillia D-CAOA finally got away within the first hour of the day, departing to Coventry, while a trio of foreign GA visitors included another King Air F90, D-IXIE during the morning, North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV during the evening for a night-stop, and the Sioux Corporation Falcon 2000 VP-BDL making another late October visit, arriving from Luton during the afternoon for a two-night stay.
MON516P/7516 G-OJMR BAL992F/172A G-OBYB BAW12H/13F G-EUPH WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA BAW12Q/13L G-EUUG MYT870A/944 G-DPSP AMC086/7 9H-ADI
Wednesday 30th October
Only Newcastle Airport's fourth Antonov An-124 landing ever occurred at dawn, Antonov Design Bureau's UR-82008 which had flown the type's last visit here during early February, positioning in from Prestwick and departing with offshore crane equipment to South Africa via Ostend after dusk. The continuing CRJ substitutions by Eurowings on the Dusseldorf schedule produced the second visit of ATR.72 D-AEWI - the aircraft had first-visited on the 24th - and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its fourth visit during the evening. Aerosvit Boeing 737-400 UR-VVE had earlier departed back to Kiev just eleven minutes into the day, and My Travel DC-10 G-TAOS positioned out to Larnaca during the afternoon.
Air Service Vosges King Air F90 F-GDAK day-stopped from/to Epinal.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-AEWI MYT179P G-TAOS
Tuesday 29th October
A varied and very interesting day, the highlights being two first-visiting freighters. Our first Brasillia movement since 1998 occurred during the early hours, Air Omega's very smart D-CAOA arriving from Sweden to spend the rest of the day and night with us, the aeroplane wearing a multitude of extra titles, the most notable presumably being the Atlantic Express titling on the nose, under whose callsigns the flight operated under. Our first DHL-liveried Airbus A.300 appeared later in the morning, OO-DLW positioning in from Dublin for a loaded departure during the early afternoon.
Yet another Eurowings CRJ substitution for the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule produced just the second visit to Newcastle of BAe146-200 D-AJET - the aircraft had been part of the Frontera launch of Autumn 1998, the aircraft first-visiting on 5th October of that year - and My Travel used DC-10 G-TAOS for a much delayed Arrecife rotation during the afternoon/evening. G-TAOS had only made two previous landings here, during 2000.
The day produced real GA interest too, the first Pilatus PC-12 of this year being one of only three to visit here previously, HB-FOI spending just half an hour on the ground mid-morning. Only the fourth Astra to ever land here appeared at dusk, Air Traffic's extremely smart, all silver D-CGMA arriving from Zurich, and then departing to Kiev later in the evening. Another very smart machine had arrived a little earlier, Britannia Airways' Mooney M.20 G-OBAL subsequently spending the night with us, now wearing the full blue TUI colour-scheme.
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFO MYT863P/863 G-TAOS DLH2158/2163 D-AJET BRT069P/6ET G-BPNT SXS278/9 TC-SUE BRT1HB/091P G-BPNT AMC5180/1 9H-ADI AMM655D G-OOOZ MYT864 G-TAOS
Monday 28th October
The visit of Dynamo Kiev produced none of the excitement of the team's last visit to the area, a not too unfamiliar Boeing 737-400 airframe hardly reaching the relative heights of the two Tu-154s that had appeared here on 9th December 1997. An Aerosvit aeroplane was nevertheless still very welcome, UR-VVE arriving from Kiev mid-morning to stay with us until after the game. The aircraft had visited five times previously as EI-BXB of Aer Lingus all during 2001. The afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by Eurowings BAe146-200 D-AEWE again, its second visit as such, and European Aircharter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAJ positioned out to Verona during the morning. British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVF departed back to Heathrow mid-morning after spending just over twenty-four hours with us. Oxaero Citation Excel G-NETA made its third visit during the evening.
XLA4065/MDI878P TF-MDD OHY455/456F TC-ONM WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-AEWE FUA1517/8 EC-IEN OHY441/2 TC-ONN
Sunday 27th October
Two visitors of note, both wearing the British Airways 'Union Flag' colour-scheme, but of vastly different dimensions. The first wide-bodied diversion of the winter appeared on the first morning of the winter scheduled season, British Airways' Boeing 747-400 G-CIVF ending its flight from Washington Dulles to Heathrow at Newcastle Airport - only our fourth 'Jumbo-400', the aircraft subsequently night-stopped. At the other end of the day BA CitiExpress used ERJ.145 G-ERJD to replace a J41 on an evening Birmingham rotation - the aeroplane had been last used through Newcastle by Brymon Airways during the Summer of 2001.
AEE4300/431P SX-BGR XLA4064 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFE BRT9GW/8GW G-ERJD
Saturday 26th October
The last Saturday of 'Summer 2002' saw many of the previous six month's Saturday regulars appear for the last time, but very little else. European Air Charter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAJ did however operate the return leg of last Saturday's Palermo charter during the evening, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping, only the airframes' third visit to Newcastle Airport.
MDI4063/2460 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GQG MON5897/6 G-OZBB MDI2461/4036 TF-MDD JKK3307/8 EC-HKP IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB MDI4037 TF-MDD HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-HBP
Friday 25th October
Another evening and another Oxaero Citation 560, an Excel today though, G-NETA making just its second visit to Newcastle Airport. Also making just its second visit was Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 G-XLAF, on the carrier's mid-afternoon Tenerife 'W', its first having been on 28th June.
FUA1507/8 EC-IEN BAL172B/890F G-OBYD MDI4024 TF-MDD JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFP XLA2115/4 G-XLAF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MDI4025/4062 TF-MDD JKK3133/4 EC-GQG IWD3803/4 EC-HAL IWD3454 EC-HZU
Thursday 24th October
Yet another substitution by Eurowings produced one of two first-visiting airliners to appear during the day, ATR.72 D-AEWI operating the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule. A few hours later our first Fokker 70 movement since March 2000 occurred, KLM CityHopper's PH-JCH replacing a KLMuk Fokker 100 on an Amsterdam arrival. The Britannia Airways Orlando flight, which had produced just four different Boeing 767-300s previously this year, was flown by a fifth for the year, G-OBYD having been a regular aircraft on these flights during 2001 and 1999.
Airlink King Air OE-FME departed to Humberside early morning, and the late evening produced a surprising British-registered Citation 560 first-visitor, Oxaero's G-RIBV visiting from/to Coventry.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYD WIF384/5 LN-WFB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE DLH2158/2163 D-AEWI UKA2139/750 PH-JCH AMC086/7 9H-ABT
Wednesday 23rd October
Another substitution on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule by Eurowings gave us a second look at BAe146-200 D-AHOI - the aircraft had been the first non-CRJ to be used by Eurowings on the route on 29th November 2001 - while Blue Panorama Boeing 737-400 EI-CUA returned for its second visit during the late evening to collect the Juventus football team.
MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its third visit of the month during the late morning, positioning in from Manston for another 'around midnight' freight departure, and the once very regular Airlink King Air 350 OE-FME made just its third appearance of the year, from Salzburg during the morning for a night-stop.
WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-AHOI
Tuesday 22nd October
The resumption of Newcastle United's Champions League campaign gave us our second Blue Panorama Boeing 737-400 of the year during the morning, the Juventus team arriving from Turin in EI-CUA, which positioned out within the hour to Malpensa. Eurowings BAe146-200 D-ALOA made its third consecutive visit on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, and another German 'third-timer' was CJ2 D-ILAM which day-stopped from Friedrichshafen.
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ALOA SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR
Monday 21st October
Another significant day in Newcastle Airport history, the arrival of a now quite regular easyJet-liveried Boeing 737-300, G-IGOH mid-afternoon, coinciding with the announcement of easyJet's new regional UK base. Eurowings BAe146-200 D-ALOA appeared on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule once again, but more interesting was the first-visit of British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUF on the evening Heathrow rotation, only the second of the V2500-powered A.320 fleet to appear here since 19th August.
WIF384/5 LN-WFO MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALOA IWD3507/8 EC-IAG BAW12Q/13L G-EUUF OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-HHH
Sunday 20th October
Another substitution on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule produced the second visit of Eurowings BAe146-200 D-ALOA - its first had been during mid-December 2001. Of more interest was BAe125-800 N237RA which made a brief visit during the late evening from/to Luton.
MDI4045/XLA4064 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ALOA WIF384/5 LN-WFP OHY455/6 TC-ONO XLA4065 TF-MDD
Saturday 19th October
A now rare airliner shape re-appeared on a passenger charter during the morning, European Air Charter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAJ positioning in from Aberdeen for a departure to Palermo - the aircraft had actually visited just once before, as OO-SDO of SABENA on 22nd March 2000. VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLS departed back to Stansted during the evening.
MDI4063/2460 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-HFT MDI2461/4036 TF-MDD IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-GBA ICB4235/6 TF-ELV MDI4037 TF-MDD
Friday 18th October
Three aircraft made just their second visits to Newcastle Airport during the day - Eurowings CRJ D-ACRG appeared for just the second time on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLS made its second visit on a football charter from Stansted during the late afternoon, it had first visited on a similar flight on 19th August, and CJ1 N888SF, which had been delivered through Newcastle earlier in the year, passed through again, spending just twenty minutes on the ground during the evening, on the same routing that it flew back in March, from Reykjavik to Munich.
A Britannia Airways based Boeing 757 unit 'swopover' produced the first-visit-as-such G-CDUO during the afternoon - the aircraft, while having a long history, had visited previously wearing only one of its many previous identities, and only during one year, as G-BRJI of Ambassador Airways during 1994.
FUA1507/8 EC-IEN BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ MDI4024 TF-MDD WIF384/5 LN-WFP JMC746P/K G-OJMC XLA2115/4 G-XLAA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG JKK3133/4 EC-FTS BAL558B G-CDUO IWD3803/4 EC-HAL MDI4025 TF-MDD AEE4528/9 SX-BGH
Thursday 17th October
A pretty significant day in Newcastle Airport's short 'low-cost' history, two of the day's three goFly Stansted scheduled services being flown by the first two Boeing 737-300s to be re-painted into the easyJet colour-scheme. The first to be re-painted, G-IGOG flew the early morning rotation, while the second, G-IGOH operated the mid-evening flight. It had been a different type of orange-liveried aircraft that had started the service off exactly fifty weeks earlier.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ GOE6GH/6BM G-IGOG WIF384/5 LN-WFB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE GOE615/6 G-IGOH MDI763P TF-MDD AMC086/7 9H-ADI
Wednesday 16th October
Another of this summer's rare charter Airbus A.320s made only its third visit, Spanair's EC-IAZ following the similarly elusive Air Luxor machine last Saturday evening, on the lunch-time Fuerteventura rotation. Eurowings substituted a BAe146-200 for the CRJ on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, D-AEWE only being a first visitor as such however, having last appeared here as OO-DJD of SABENA during 1997 and 1996, and before that as G-UKRH of Air UK the last time in 1995. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its second visit, positioning in from Manston at lunch-time and departing just after midnight.
WIF384/5 LN-WFE JKK3113/4 EC-IAZ DLH2158/2163 D-AEWE
Tuesday 15th October
Winter is approaching ...... or is it here already !
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC SXS278/9 TC-SUF AMC5180/1 9H-ABR
Monday 14th October
A CitationJet second visit was the day's only real highlight, Airailes' F-GTRY spending the morning with us from/to Le Bourget. The Finnair Boeing 757 detachments sadly came to an end for another summer, OH-LBT positioning out to Helsinki during the afternoon.
WIF384/5 LN-WFE MMZ7310 PR-BRE SCY902P OH-LBT DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC IWD3507/8 EC-IAG OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HMJ
Sunday 13th October
A pair of charters from Inverness during an early Sunday morning saw the return of two turboprops, Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BYMA making just its second appearance here, its first having been on 21st January 2001, and Danish Air Transport Beech 1900D OY-JRV, an aircraft that had operated a series of flights also during January 2001. The last of the current fleet of Eurowings CRJs to appear here, D-ACRG, operated the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service, and Astraues Boeing 737-700 G-STRD flew the return sector of the Tenerife charter during the evening.
Eurojet Excel EI-PAX departed to Dublin during the first hour of the day, and Commander 695 N980HB passed through later in the morning en-route to Reykjavik.
AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFO OHY455/6 TC-ONO
Saturday 12th October
Eurojet Citation Excel EI-PAX made it second visit to Newcastle during the evening, arriving from Dublin for a night-stop, BBJ A6-HRS departing to Stansted a little later, after three nights with us. Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS had departed earlier in the afternoon to Heathrow, after its latest two night stay.
A pair of Teesside diversions within two minutes during the late evening produced just the second visit to Newcastle of bmi Boeing 737-500 G-BVZE - its first had also been a diversion from Teesside on 10th January - and the slightly more common My Travel-operated Airbus A.320 C-GTDL. The until recently elusive Air Luxor Airbus A.320 CS-TMW made just its third visit of the summer on the carrier's evening Faro rotation.
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GXU MDI743/761 TF-MDD MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA5095 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HKP IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBI LXR6065/6 CS-TMW JKK3127/8 EC-GNY ICB4235/6 TF-ELV
Friday 11th October
Not a lot - Cessna 206 EI-SBP continued onwards to Dublin during the early morning, and Bin Air Metroliner D-CBIN visited during the afternoon from Hannover to Rotterdam.
BAL172B/998F G-OBYH JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFO MYT816/5 G-SSAS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB JKK3133/4 EC-FTS RPX365P/361 G-BVOB IWD3803/4 EC-IAG AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD
Thursday 10th October
General Aviation provided all the interest - Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS visited again, arriving from Paderborn during the morning for another night-stop, while much more interesting was Falcon 20 N747CX which spent most of the morning and first part of the afternoon with us from Stansted to Le Bourget. Cessna 206 EI-SBP arrived from Copenhagen during the afternoon for a night-stop.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ WIF384/5 LN-WFB IWD3415/6 EC-IAG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB
Wednesday 9th October
A much busier day all round, with numerous airliner, GA and military visitors. British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUPH first-visited during the evening, while Astraeus paid us another visit, Boeing 737-700 G-STRD, one of two aircraft to have made the carrier's first visits to Newcastle just the previous week on charters to Turin, positioning in from Gatwick and operating a passenger charter out to Tenerife during the morning. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its first take-off from Newcastle just five minutes before midnight.
CitationJet D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Friedrichshafen, Dubai Air Wing BBJ A6-HRS appeared again during the evening for another night-stop, and Beech Bonanza N671B (almost a Delta 757 !) ferried through from Reykjavik to Ronaldsway during the afternoon.
WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW12Q/13L G-EUPH
Tuesday 8th October
The third DC-8 to be used on the continuing MK Air Cargo freight series positioned in from Manston during the afternoon, the first-visiting 9G-MKH subsequently night-stopping.
ECA860/1 5B-DBB WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ADH
Monday 7th October
A quiet day, the only notables being another KLMuk Fokker 50, G-UKTH on its first visit since 1999, operating two Amsterdam rotations this time, and Aeronova Metro EC-HZH during the morning on another freight charter.
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONN WIF384/5 LN-WFP UKA83L/80L G-UKTH MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-HZU UKA81L/84L G-UKTH OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HHH
Sunday 6th October
Air Plus Comet Airbus A.310 EC-GOT was used by My Travel for an inbound Gerona sector during the late afternoon, the aircraft that the carrier had also used through Newcastle on the last day of August then positioning out to Glasgow. Gazelle F-GGTJ departed back to Leeds at tea-time.
AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV UKA83L/80L G-UKTE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFC MYT860/861P EC-GOT OHY455/6 TC-ONP
Saturday 5th October
After twenty consecutive Saturday evening visits from CS-TNB, Airbus A.320 CS-TMW finally made its second appearance on the Air Luxor Faro rotation - its first was on the second Saturday of the summer, on 11th May. European Executive Express Jetstream 31 SE-LNV departed to Liverpool early evening after its night-stop on the south apron, and Gazelle F-GGTJ arrived from Leeds during the afternoon for a night-stop.
JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GXU MDI743/761P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-GNY IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TMW HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-GNY ICB4235/6 TF-ELV
Friday 4th October
European Executive Express Jetstream 31 SE-LNV first-visited during the evening, arriving from Gothenburg for a night-stop, and not much else, just another machine that had visited last year at around this time, King Air 200 N1120Z of Centreline Air Charter day-stopping from Biggin Hill to Bristol. Its first visit had been on 10th October 2001.
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Thursday 3rd October
Air Transat Airbus A.330-300 C-GKTS, one of only four of the type to ever land at Newcastle Airport, made its second visit during the early morning, closing out the carrier's summer 2002 Toronto programme. The aircraft had first-visited almost exactly a year ago, on 4th October 2001.
Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDL made its first appearance here in over a year, spending exactly two hours on the ground during the afternoon.
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Wednesday 2nd October
A full ramp during the early hours, possibly the fullest it had ever been in its current form - although we've probably had more aeroplanes on the ground before although it was over twenty years ago - with five of the six returning airliners from Turin being on the ground at one point along with the usual night-stoppers. Astraeus Boeing 737-700 G-STRD was the first to return, positioning out to Gatwick, followed by Monarch Boeing 757 G-MONE which departed to Brize Norton, MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDE to Dublin, Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS to Tegel, Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN to Stansted, and Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRB which left for Manchester. The final two arrivals also came and went in the dark, Air Atlanta Boeing 747 TF-ATC returning during the evening and positioning out to Manchester, as did Nordic Airlink MD.83 SE-RBE which departed back to Bristol.
There were plenty of other notable movements, including three significant 'single-aisle' Airbus'. Spanair's A.320 EC-IAZ made only its second visit to Newcastle on the afternoon Fuerteventura, its first having been on an Airtours 'sub' in the early hours of the 23rd April, British Airways' A.319 G-EUPF made only its third visit to Newcastle on the evening Heathrow rotation, and JMC's A.320 G-BXKC returned after an absence during the late evening, operating the Ibiza 'W', its first visit since it was fairly regular during 2000.
MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK arrived again, at lunch-time from Luxembourg for a night-stop, Cessna 210 LN-FOC departed back to Torp during the afternoon, and Falcon 50 N96UT was another aircraft to depart before 'sun-up', leaving for Birmingham before dawn.
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Tuesday 1st October
What was always going to be the most lucrative of the six Champions league games for us produced a number of pretty significant movements during the early morning. New UK carrier Astraeus were the first to position in, the airline making its first appearance at Newcastle Airport with an aeroplane that had been almost regular in previous years, Boeing 737-300 G-STRB, the ex-British World machine G-OBWX, arriving from Gatwick before dawn. Five minutes behind however was the first-visiting Boeing 737-700 G-STRD, followed by Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONE also from Gatwick thirty minutes later, the aircraft making the carrier's new colour-scheme's first visit to Newcastle Airport. The first visit of Nordic Airlink to Newcastle followed thrirty minutes later, the first-visiting MD.83 SE-RBE positioning in from Bristol, while half an hour behind this was the largest of the quintet, Air Atlanta Boeing 747 TF-ATC positioning in from Manchester, an aircraft that had appeared just last month on a My Travel 'sub'. All five aircraft left for Turin in the space of an hour and a half, the 'Jumbo' making history in the process, departing with the most passengers that have ever left Newcastle Airport on a single aeroplane !.
A trio of Foreign GA visitors included some pretty interesting aircraft, Trinidad N882 making its fourth visit, a day-stop from Ronaldsway, Aerostar XB-ANQ returning back home during the afternoon from Stuttgart to Reykjavik, now its third appearance here, and Cessna 210 LN-FOC which arrived from Torp late afternoon for a night-stop.
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Monday 30th September
The beginning of the passenger 'airlift' to Turin produced the regular Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN and the first-visiting Icelandic MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDE during the morning, the '27' positioning in from Stansted and the 'mad dog' from Dublin. A freight charter also during the morning, expected to be operated by an Antonov An-26, was unfortunately flown by the SixCargo Fokker F-27 I-SIXA, that had been fairly regular earlier in the year. Another Eurowings CRJ made an appearance here, D-ACRE first-visiting on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI made its third visit, also during the afternoon.
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Sunday 29th September
Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS duly departed with Newcastle United to Turin during the afternoon, but arguably more notable were the three executive jets that visited on a late-summer Sunday afternoon/evening; Taunus Air Lear 35 was the first, visiting again early afternoon from Malaga to Frankfurt, followed by Aviation Beauport Citation Excel G-XLMB for its third visit, from/to Jersey at tea-time, and Mid American Energy Falcon 50 N96UT on its third visit of the year, from Birmingham during the evening to see the month out with us.
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Saturday 28th September
One of the more significant first-visits-of-type of recent years appeared at lunch-time, the Martinair passenger charter known about for some time, but expected to be operated by a Boeing 767-300, being flown by an MD-11. PH-MCS was the aeroplane, positioning in from Amsterdam to return with pax after an hour and a half on the ground. Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS positioned in from East Midlands while the 'beast' was on the ground, to night-stop and be in position to set off the Turin 'airlift' on Sunday.
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Friday 27th September
A quiet Friday, the only movement of note being the departure of yesterday's first-visiting Beech 1900D F-GNBR, early afternoon to Laval.
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Thursday 26th September
Two first-visiting turboprops provided the sole interest, Atlantique Air Assistance's Beech 1900D F-GNBR arriving from Laval for a night-stop, and Silver Air's Let 410 OK-WDC operating a freight flight from Munster during the evening, departing shortly after to Coventry.
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Wednesday 25th September
Sobelair Boeing 737-300 OO-SDV returned to Brussels during the first hour of the day, with KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVE departing to Rotterdam late morning, and returning mid-afternoon to collect the Feyenoord team and return them back to Rotterdam. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK departed at its now usual time during the last hour of the day, and another interesting late night movement was JMC Airbus A.320 G-BXKB, replacing the programmed Boeing 757 on the Ibiza 'W', only the aircraft's third visit to Newcastle, the previous two being during the summer season of 2000.
Best of the day's GA visitors was the first-timer Citation 500 VP-COM which day-stopped from/to its base at Biggin Hill. Piaggio P.180 D-ITCN departed to Rotterdam during the afternoon, and Trinidad N882 became more regular, as a replacement for similar type N221H would, day-stopping from Ronaldsway.
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Tuesday 24th September
The morning saw two arrivals for the second game of Newcastle United's Champions League programme, both aircraft that had made a single visit to Newcastle previously. KLM CityHopper appeared from Rotterdam, an aircraft that had operated a football charter on 20th December 2000, followed shortly after by Sobelair Boeing 737-300 OO-SDV from Brussels, an aircraft that had operated a Brussels scheduled service albeit as a SABENA aeroplane on 9th June 2001, both aircraft staying until after midnight.
Abelag Lear 45 OO-LFS returned for a second visit, from Brussels to Charleroi during the early evening, and another arrival for the football match was Piaggio P.180 D-ITCN, which even though is the ex F-GNAE, had never visited Newcastle before. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK made its fourth visit, positioning in during the afternoon for a night-stop.
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Monday 23rd September
Euro-Atlantic Tristar CS-TEB paid its third visit to Newcastle in the early hours, flying an Ibiza rotation for My Travel, as did KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-JXK, which brought the Feyenoord team from Rotterdam during the morning. Loganair Shorts 360 G-BPFN operated the BAC Express evening Liverpool mail departure, and BA CitiExpress ATP G-MANA operated three loaded Dublin sectors during the day.
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Sunday 22nd September
First-visiting Learjet 45s are always welcome, Abelag's OO-LFS being the aircraft, spending less than thirty minutes with us during the afternoon from Charleroi to Brussels. Trinidad N882 made another appearance here, its second, day-stopping from/to Ronaldsway, and KLMuk used Fokker 50 G-UKTF for an afternoon Amsterdam rotation.
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Saturday 21st September
Only the second aeroplane to land at Newcastle in the new FlyBe colour-scheme operated the morning Verona departure in place of the usual CRJ, BAe146-200 G-JEAW positioning in from Birmingham. Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCO operated the Innsbruck charter, only the aircraft's third visit to Newcastle.
Taunus Air Lear 35 D-CCCA visited during the afternoon, as did Canadian Forces Challenger 601 144641.
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Friday 20th September
Highlight of the day was only our second Tristar of the year so far, Air Transat substituting C-GATH for the Airbus A.310 on the Toronto charter which was delayed slightly to the early afternoon. The aircraft had never visited Newcastle before in its past life as G-BLUS of British Airways. Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 TC-APZ made its second visit to Newcastle on the morning Dalaman charter.
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Thursday 19th September
The day after Newcastle United's first game of six in the Champion's League first round produced two related charters - only the second bmi-British Midland Airbus A.321 to ever land at Newcastle brought the team back at lunch-time, G-MIDI arriving from Kiev and then not psoitioning out to Heathrow until the late evening, while Khors Air MD.83 UR-CAN returned on a supporter's charter during the evening, positioning back out to Kiev after just over an hour on the ground.
TransWing A/S King Air 200 LN-TWL visited on a freight charter at lunch-time, from Aalesund to Stavanger, as did Pek Servis Cessna 414 OK-CIA which made its first visit to Newcastle since July 2001 during the evening, from Munster to Prague.
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Wednesday 18th September
Khors Air MD.83 UR-CAN departed to Kiev on a supporter's charter at dawn - only other interest was provided by two 'single-aisle' Airbus', Aero-Lloyd's A.321 D-ALAM following up its first visit of exactly two weeks ago with its second on the morning Salzburg charter, and another previously Birmingham based British Airways Airbus A.319, G-EUPE first-visiting on the morning Heathrow rotation.
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Tuesday 17th September
Another quiet day with the only movement of interest related to another football charter - MD.83 UR-CAN of Ukrainian carrier Khors Air positioned in from Hurghada during the evening for a night-stop. An ex Air Liberte machine but still a first-visitor, the aircraft disappointingly wore an all-white colour-scheme.
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Monday 16th September
A quiet day, the only visitor of note being Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS, making just its second visit to Newcastle, positioning in from Stansted at lunch-time and departing with Newcastle United FC to Kiev mid-afternoon.
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Sunday 15th September
Only aircraft of note was TWR's Challenger 601, N220TW spending the afternoon here from Oxford - the aircraft had only visited three times before as such, all during 2000, but before that as N603CC on 8th November 1991.
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Saturday 14th September
'BBJ2' A6-MRM appeared again, spending a few hours with us in the middle of the day from/to Farnborough. Flightline BAe146-200 G-FLTB departed back to Biggin Hill during the early evening.
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Friday 13th September
Dubai Air Wing 'BBJ2' A6-MRM made its second landing at Newcastle Airport just four minutes into the day, returning from Jerez and day-stopping, departing to Farnborough during the evening. King Air F-GHIV visited again, and Flightline BAe146-200 G-FLTB operated a football charter from Biggin Hill during the afternoon, and night-stopping. A first-visit as such, the aircraft had last appeared here as G-CLHA on a Lufthansa scheduled service on 5th May 2001.
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Thursday 12th September
While winglet-equipped Boeing 737-800s had provided a significant part of the previous month's airliner interest, another similar machine provided one of the highlights of the month and indeed year during the afternoon, our first 'BBJ2' appearing in the shape of the Dubai Air Wing's A6-MRM which spent just over three hours on the ground during the afternoon from Stansted to Jerez. Somewhat overshadowed by this tasty visitor, CitationJet D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Freidrichshafen, although slightly more significant was the first-visit to Newcastle of similar type G-RSCJ, which operated under Oxaero flight numbers from Southampton to Oxford during the late afternoon.
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Wednesday 11th September
British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUPD, which had first-visited just six days previously, made its second visit on the morning Heathrow rotation. Citation 500 I-CLAD departed to Southampton during the early morning, and TBM.700 N324JS finally returned to Fairoaks after lunch, after four nights here. ABA Air King Air OK-BKS provided some excitement during the evening, operating a cargo flight from/to Prague, and DC-8 9G-MKK departed just two minutes short of midnight.
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Tuesday 10th September
A good day for executive traffic with two first-visiting corporate jets, and the return of one of our more interesting executive airliners of the past few years. Air Executive's Hawker 800XP EC-HJL spent the day with us from Torrejon, while Executive Aviation's Citation 500 I-CLAD arrived from Blackpool during the afternoon for a night-stop. The Dubai Air Wing BBJ A6-HRS made its seventh visit to Newcastle during the afternoon, spending just under one hour on the ground from Farnborough to Stansted.
Liebherr Aerospace 'CJ' D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Friedrichshafen, and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK positioned in during the evening for a night-stop and another freight charter.
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Monday 9th September
Best visitor of the day, and another first-visiting European charter airline, was provided by another My Travel sub-charter, Swedish operator Goodjet using Airbus A.320 SE-RCF for a Reus rotation, the positioning flights being from and to Stockholm. The aircraft had visited Newcastle three times previously, in another impressive colour-scheme, as G-VMED of Virgin Sun, the last time being on 16th October 2000.
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Sunday 8th September
The most notable visitor of the day saw the return of a first-visiting country prefix of just over a year ago, the only XB-registered aircraft ever to land at Newcastle, Aerostar XB-ANQ, passing through during the late afternoon en-route from Reykjavik to Stuttgart. It had visited on the 14th June 2001 en-route from Germany to Iceland. Similarly interesting was Trinidad N882 which visited at lunch-time from Gothenburg to Ronaldsway.
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Saturday 7th September
Another quiet Saturday, the movements of note being flown by another TBM.700, N324JS passing through from Fairoaks to Wick late morning, returning during the afternoon for a night-stop.
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Friday 6th September
Biggest movement of the day occurred just nine minutes into the day, Air Atlanta Boeing 747-200 TF-ATC operating a My Travel flight from Malaga, continuing on to Manchester during the second hour of the day - the aircraft had visited once previously, on the annual Lourdes charter two years ago, on 29th July 2000. A little later in the morning the third and last of the winglet-equipped Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 to appear here, TC-API, operated the carrier's Dalaman charter.
TBM.700 N228CX visited briefly before mid-day from/to Southend.
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Thursday 5th September
Another 'old-ish' British Airways Airbus A.319 made its first visit to Newcastle Airport, G-EUPD operating the evening Heathrow rotation. Possibly more interesting though was the first-visit of a brand new Challenger 604, Westair's EI-IRE visiting briefly early morning on a training flight from Dublin to Luton.
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Wednesday 4th September
The ninth Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 to first-visit this summer appeared during the morning, D-ALAM operating the Salzburg charter. The very smart Tyrolean Jet Service Citation VII OE-GLS, which wears the Swarovski swan logo on its fin, and which had only first-visited three days previous, made its second visit during the afternoon, from/to Innsbruck. Mooney M20 N333CD which had passed through on a ferry flight from Reykjavik to Biggin Hill on 26th June, routed through again in the opposite direction during the afternoon.
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Tuesday 3rd September
Really the only highlight of the day involved another first-visiting British Citation Excel, Oxaero's G-NETA spending the afternoon with us from/to Luton.
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Monday 2nd September
Another Flightline BAe146 appeared, -200 G-FLTA operating some sectors for BA CitiExpress during the afternoon/evening. Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI made just its second visit mid-morning, and Aeronova Metro EC-HZH arrived from Nantes during the evening for a night-stop.
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Sunday 1st September
Tyrolean Jet Service Citation 650 OE-GLS first-visited during the afternoon, spending less than an hour on the ground, and the first non-Boeing 737 to operate a go Fly Newcastle-Stansted scheduled service was flown by Flightline's BAe146-300 G-BPNT during the evening.
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Saturday 31st August
The multitude of Saturday charter rotations, which had failed to produce anything of note in recent weeks, once again provided us with some notable airliners. An extra, one-off Palma rotation during the evening was flown by Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HZS, only its second visit to Newcastle, its first having been on 15th March, while two more machines returned after longer absences. Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCL operated the afternoon Innsbruck charter - wearing an all-white colour-scheme after a lease period to Shandong Airlines, the aircraft had actually appeared here on just one previous occasion, on 7th March 1998 - while Air Plus Comet Airbus A.310 EC-GOT operated a My Travel Palma rotation during the evening - this one had visited only twice previously, on consecutive days during June 1998.
Aviation Beauport Citation Excel G-XLMB made just its second take-off at Newcastle, to Jersey during the evening.
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Friday 30th August
Another first-visiting Pegasus 'NextGen' operated the morning Dalaman charter, TC-AAP becoming only the fourth winglet-fitted 737-800 to visit Newcastle, and another ex-Birmingham based British Airways Airbus A.319 made its first appearance at Newcastle, G-EUPB arriving on the last Heathrow of the day to night-stop. BA CitiExpress used another '146' for some afternoon/evening Aberdeen/Southampton sectors, G-TBIC making its first appearance here since 1998.
Aviation Beauport's Citation Excel G-XLMB made its second visit, arriving from Jersey during the morning for a night-stop - it had first-visited on July 1st - and Challenger Air Astra D-CRIS departed during the early evening after another two day visit.
FUA1507/8 EC-HJJ BAL172B/998F G-OBYI PGT473/4 TC-AAP TSC240/1 C-FDAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV WIF384/5 LN-WFE MDI877P/753 TF-MDD JMC746P/K G-OJMB MYT816/5 G-CCMY DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT95A/B G-TBIC BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI BRT96A/B G-TBIC JKK3133/4 EC-FZC IWD3803/4 EC-HCR FUA1455/6 EC-GNZ AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD
Thursday 29th August
The first Yak 42 departure at Newcastle airport was naturally the day's highlight, Air Bosna's T9-ABD returning to Sarajevo during the morning after three nights here - a few hours later the Champions League draw promised some hopefully, equally interesting visitors in the coming months.
The other night-stopper Cheyenne N830CM had departed at breakfast-time.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ADM
Wednesday 28th August
Another pretty interesting Wednesday, not historically one of the better days here, with a couple of first-visiting airliners and a pair of nice arrivals from Reykjavik. Another Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321, D-ALAQ first-visited on the morning Sazlburg charter, and Channel Express Boeing 737-300 TF-ELR also made its first appearance here on a freight charter during the morning. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBU replaced 'LBT' as the based Air Scandic unit, positioning in from Helsinki at dawn - the aircraft had been the second to be detached to Newcastle last summer, spending most of June with us - and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG visited again for a late evening cargo flight.
Citation Bravo N100Y was a very tasty arrival from Reykjavik during the late morning, wearing a black and silver colour-scheme and continuing onwards to Milan after a few hours on the ground, while Cheyenne N830CM followed after dark for a night-stop.
SCY904/2431 OH-LBU AEF3716/7 D-ALAQ WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM689D/C G-OOAS JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF
Tuesday 27th August
Not a lot to stir the imagination - at least we had a Yak 42 to look at all day !. GA visitors did include Navajo EI-CNM during the late morning, and Airlec Cheyenne F-GGVR during the evening, while BA CitiExpress used BAe146-200 G-DEBE for a late evening Aberdeen departure.
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFO FUA1517/8 EC-HHG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR BRT072P/96B G-DEBE
Monday 26th August
Only movement of note on a Bank Holiday Monday was something quite special - our first Yak 42 arrived early afternoon from Sarajevo, Air Bosna's T9-ABD visiting with Newcastle United's opponents for the second leg of their Champions League Qualifier. The aircraft subsequently stayed the first of three planned nights with us.
OHY449/450 TC-ONM BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-IEQ OHY441/2 TC-ONM
Sunday 25th August
Another Spanair MD.80 first-visited, an '83' this time, the ex-Crossair machine EC-HVC operating a Palma rotation in the early hours. And Navajo N250AC appeared again, day-stopping from/to Liverpool.
JKK3167/8 EC-HVC BRT069/91B G-MANJ AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV BRT92A/071 G-MANJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFA OHY455/6 TC-ONP
Saturday 24th August
Another quiet Saturday, only Navajo N250AC which spent all of the afternoon with us from/to Liverpool again.
MDI754/742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GOM MDI743/878P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-MONX TYR1027/8 OE-LCN JKK3307/8 EC-HBP LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-IEQ JKK3127/8 EC-GVI
Friday 23rd August
Two first-visiting Boeing 737s, a 'Classic' and a 'NextGen', from different sources - the morning Pegasus Airlines Dalaman charter was flown by Boeing 737-800 TC-APZ, an ex China Airlines aeroplane, while the last of the fleet of British Airways Boeing 737-500s to appear at Newcastle operated the late afternoon Gatwick rotation, the ex Malaysian and Indian G-GFFJ.
The three night-stopping European GA aircraft all departed during the afternoon, Senator Aviation Lear 60 D-CITA being followed by Quick Airways Mu-2 PH-BOA and then a little later by Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS. Lisanne Lear 60 VP-CRB appeared again, another brief visit mid-morning, and the becoming regular Navajo N250AC day-stopped from/to Liverpool.
BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ PGT473/4 TC-APZ ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV TSC240/1 C-GLAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFP MDI877P/753 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BAW54VE/29CT G-GFFJ MYT816/5 G-LCRC BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GOU FUA1455/6 EC-GVB AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/7 SX-BGR
Thursday 22nd August
Another Execujets Scandinavia Learjet visited during the afternoon, the first-visiting Lear 31 OY-LJI operating an Omni Aviacao flight from Orly to Luton. Quick Airways Mu-2 PH-BOA arrived from London City during the afternoon for a night-stop, and Malibu N456JR visited briefly during the early evening from Carlisle to Liverpool.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYH EXS110P/907P TF-ELP WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ABF FUA1507/8 EC-HHH
Wednesday 21st August
After yesterday's BA A319 rarity, a first-visitor from the fleet - G-EUPK appeared here for the first time mid-morning. Aero-Lloyd A.321 D-ALAO made just its second visit on the morning Salzburg charter.
Two German exec jets landed within minutes of each other during the late afternoon, Challenge Air's Astra D-CRIS being preceeded by the first-visiting Senator Aviation Learjet 60 D-CITA, both aircraft night-stopping.
AMM655C G-OOOZ AEF3716/7 D-ALAO BAW12H/13R G-EUPK WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM689D/C G-OOAP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF
Tuesday 20th August
A rare British Airways Airbus A.319 made two visits during the day on the Heathrow schedule, G-EUPC having only appeared here twice previously during late January/early February.
Learjet 60 VP-CRB also made just its third visit to Newcastle at lunch-time, from Guernsey to Bristol, the previous two having been during the last few days of 2000 and first few days of 2001, while further GA visitors included King Air 90 D-ISTB in the early hours, and King Air 200 D-IHUT which day-stoped from/to Siegerland. Cessna 425 PH-JOE departed mid-morning after its night-stop.
BAW12J/13E G-EUPC ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFA BAW12G/J G-EUPC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABT AMM655F G-OOOZ
Monday 19th August
The weekend's first-visiting Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-ICK made its second visit to Newcastle, but first in a non anti-social hour, on the carrier's afternoon Palma charter, and another football charter produced yet another first-visiting Fokker 50, VLM's OO-VLS spending nearly all of the second half of the day on the south apron from/to Stansted.
CitationJet D-ILAM day-stopped again, with further GA movements of note involving Cessna Caravan I N12295, which continued on to Augsburg during the morning, and Cessna 425 PH-JOE which visited late morning from/to Lelystad, and then returned during the evening for a night-stop.
OHY449/450 TC-ONM BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFA MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-ICK OHY441/2 TC-ONM FUA1517/8 EC-IEN
Sunday 18th August
Significant Spanish airliner interest in the early hours ! - the last of the Iberworld Airbus A.320 fleet to appear here EC-ICK showed on a slightly delayed Palma rotation during the early hours, followed an hour later by Air Plus Comet Airbus A.310 EC-HIF which positioned in from Madrid to operate the outbound leg of the Iberworld Palma A.310 charter from Saturday evening. An hour later and another Spanair MD.82 appeared on another Palma rotation, EC-HFP making its first visit since the summer of 2000. The u/s Iberworld A.310 EC-HAL ferried out after dawn to Palma, followed just minutes later by Excel Airways Boeing 767 TF-ATP also delayed from the previous day.
Execujet Scandinavia Learjet 60 OY-LJF visited during the afternoon from Luton to Stansted - the aircraft had visited only twice previously during 2000 - and Cessna 208B Caravan I N12295 arrived from Reykjavik during the afternoon for a night-stop, wearing the same 'Sure Thing' colour-scheme as a previous delivery.
Newcastle Airport came a bit closer to being 'J41-city-Europe', three BA CitiExpress machines positioning-in in the space of less than an hour during the late evening, two of which join the two already based here - the aircraft replace Dash Eights on various domestic schedules - another is expected to replace more Dash Eight services within the next month.
JKK3127/8 EC-GBA HCY576/7 5B-DBH IWD3441/2 EC-ICK IWD0236/3236 EC-HIF JKK3167/8 EC-HFP XLA4018 TF-ATP AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFO BRT097P G-MAJK BRT092P G-MAJD BRT091P G-MAJJ OHY455/6 TC-ONP
Saturday 17th August
A once regular movement made a very welcome return, the CitationJet delivery - new-build CJ1 HB-VNP passed through at lunch-time from Reykjavik to Grenchen.
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GOM MDI743/878P TF-MDD MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019 TF-ATP JKK3307/8 EC-FXA TYR1027/8 OE-LCH IWD3235 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB ICB4235/6 TF-ELV
Friday 16th August
Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-IHI made its second visit to Newcastle during the evening, and the only other movements of interest were departing night-stoppers - Learjet 35 D-COKE left first, to Dusseldorf during the morning followed by Aztec N818MJ to Leeds, and Astra D-CRIS to Cologne during the late afternoon.
FUA1507/8 EC-HHH BAL172B/998F G-OBYI PGT473/4 TC-APV TSC240/1 C-GPAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFA MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MYT816/5 G-CCMY DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-FZC IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4726/7 SX-BGR FUA1455/6 EC-IHI AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD
Thursday 15th August
Newcastle United Football Club returned back from Sarajevo on Channel Express Boeing 737-300 TF-ELP at lunch-time, only the aircraft's fourth visit to Newcastle, while Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN operated the return leg of the supporters charter during the evening. Foreign GA visitors included Navajo N250AC which spent the afternoon with us from/to Liverpool, King Air 90 N5064L which passed through during the afternoon from Reykjavik to Southampton, Aztec N818MJ which arrived from Panshangar during the late afternoon for a night-stop, and the best last, Private Wings Learjet 35 D-COKE from Schonefeld at sunset for a night-stop.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ADI
Wednesday 14th August
Visitor of the day involved a less than regular type appearing here for the first time on the UK register, Cessna Grand Caravan G-EORD of Air Medical Cargo spending less than an hour on the ground at lunch-time from/to Kidlington. Another freighter of different dimensions and vintage was MK Air Cargo's DC-8 9G-MKG making its third visit on the continuing freight series, arriving mid-morning and departing during the last hour of the day. The late afternoon/early evening produced a couple of visiting exec jets, Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS arriving again during mid-August, from Cologne for a double night-stop, and Airlink Citation 550 OE-FGN which visited very briefly from Liverpool to Biggin Hill. Newcastle United supporters departed for their trip to Sarajevo on Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN during the early morning.
AEF3716/7 D-ALAH WIF384/5 LN-WFC AMM689D/C G-OOAT JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF
EGGP EGKB Airlink
Tuesday 13th August
Only movement of note was just the second sighting here of the new Air 2000 colour-scheme, Boeing 757 G-OOOZ which had first appeared in mid-June, operating the late night Reus 'W'.
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC SXS278/9 TC-SUE AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ AMC5180/1 9H-ABR AMM655D G-OOOZ
Monday 12th August
British registered aircraft produced all the airliner interest for a change, Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BYRM first-visiting during the morning from Humberside to Exeter, and again during the evening in the opposite direction. The beginning of Newcastle United's 'European adventure' produced another second visit, the team departing to Sarajevo during the afternoon in Channel Express' Boeing 737-300 G-CELU, which had first-visited just ten days ago.
Chalair King Air 200 F-GHVV visited during the morning from Nantes to Brest, and King Air 90 EC-CDK appeared during the late afternoon from Cork to Bournemouth.
OHY455/6 TC-ONP OHY449/450 TC-ONO BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-IAG OHY441/2 TC-ONO FUA1517/8 EC-HLN
Sunday 11th August
Only visitor of note came and went before sunrise, KLM Exel ERJ.145 PH-RXC, a first-visitor just days ago, making its second appearance here on the return sector of the Malaga charter, the aircraft positioning back out to Maastricht.
JKK3127/8 EC-HFS IWD3441/2 EC-IAG JKK3167/8 EC-GHE AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFH
Saturday 10th August
A summer Saturday and absolutely nothing worthy of mention ....
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MON589B/6 G-MONX MDI743/878P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATO TYR1027/8 OE-LCG JKK3307/8 EC-HBP IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV
Friday 9th August
The multitude of charter flights on one of the busiest days of the week threw up two first-visiting Boeing 737s, a new 'NextGen' and an older 'Classic'. The 'NextGen' was a Pegasus 737-800, TC-APJ operating the carrier's morning Dalaman charter, and the 'Classic' was Futura's 'new' -400 EC-IHI which operated the evening Palma flight, an aircraft that never visited Newcastle as G-BUHL. Another Futura 737-400 was used by My Travel for a Mahon rotation, EC-GUG positioning out to Stansted.
FUA1507/8 EC-HMK BAL172B/998F G-OBYI MYT811 EC-GUG PGT473/4 TC-APJ TSC240/1 C-GFAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFC MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MYT881P/881 G-CCMY MYT816/5 G-RJGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MYT812/812P EC-GUG MYT882/882P G-CCMY JKK3133/4 EC-GQG AEE4726/7 SX-BGR IWD3803/4 EC-HCR FUA1455/6 EC-IHI AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD
Thursday 8th August
Just GA - both night-stopping German aircraft departed during the day, King Air 200 D-ICWM departing back to Stuttgart during the afternoon, while Dornier 228 D-CAAM followed a little later, departing for Humberside. Intermediacion Learjet 35 EC-HLB spent a few hours with us early afternoon from Barcelona to Le Bourget.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3415/6 EC-HCR MYT811P/811 EC-GUG AMC086/7 9H-ADI
Wednesday 7th August
All the airliner interest occurred during the morning - another first-visiting Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAG operated the Salzburg charter, MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG made its second visit on the fourth flight of the carrier's cargo series, arriving from Manston and departing to Palma just before midnight, and KLM Exel operated a passenger charter to Malaga during the morning, the all-white and first-visiting ERJ.145 PH-RXC having positioned in from Maastricht, meaning all three of the carrier's 145s have now appeared here 'in order'. Another passenger charter saw the Barcelona football team return home during the last hour of the day on Air Europa Boeing 737-400 EC-FXQ.
GA visitors included WM Aero Charter King Air 200 D-ICWM which arrived from Stuttgart during the morning for a night-stop, Piper Comanche N218SA which visited from Fadmoor to Fairoaks, and Arcus Air Dornier 228 D-CAAM which arrived from Mannheim during the evening for a night-stop.
AEF3716/7 D-ALAG WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC
Tuesday 6th August
Still very little, but there was two notable 'second visits' - one was an aircraft, Eurowings CRJ D-ACRD following up its first visit just two days previous, and one was a colour-scheme, the new Wideroe livery which had first visited last week, appearing again on Dash Eight LN-WFA.
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR
Monday 5th August
Only movement worth mentioning involved one of our familiar Metroliner visitors, Aeronova's EC-GVE operating in from Valencia during the afternoon, positioning out a little later to Coventry.
OHY455/6 TC-ONO BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONP WIF384/5 LN-WFO MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-GZE OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-HHG
Sunday 4th August
Two first-visiting commuter airliners, a prop and a jet - the prop was yet another 'low countries' Fokker 50, VLM's OO-VLO visiting during the first hour of the day from/to Brussels; the jet was a very welcome Eurowings CRJ, one of the 'reluctant' D-ACR. series aircraft, 'RD' showing up on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule.
Dash Eight JY-RWA departed onwards to Reykjavik during the morning, and Cherokee N499MS departed to Jersey just after noon after six nights here.
IWD3441/2 EC-GZD JKK3167/8 EC-FXA AEE4800/1 SX-BGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD WIF384/5 LN-WFP ICB4237/8 TF-ELV
Saturday 3rd August
A Dash Eight on a ferry flight gave us another first-visiting prefix, at least on an airliner type, the ex-Royal Wings -300 JY-RWA diverting in for fuel en-route from Ljubljana to Glasgow just after mid-day, quite uncannily the first visitor to land after the departure of the four Jordanian-registered Extra 300s which had spent the last eleven nights on the Samson apron, and which had departed to Southend just before noon !. Subsequently staying with us for the night, the Dash Eight wore an all-white colour-scheme and had actually visited us before, also diverting in on its ferry flight to Jordan on the late evening of 21st January 1996 as C-FXGF.
A couple of diversions during the early morning produced a relatively rare aircraft and a very regular one - Balkan Holidays Tupolev 154M LZ-HMI, which visits twice weekly at the moment diverted from Manchester on a flight from Bourgas, a much rarer machine having diverted from Teesside on a flight from Palma just thirty minutes prior, Air Europa's Boeing 737-800 EC-HBL making just its second visit to Newcastle Airport.
DARTA Citation 550 F-GJYD visited briefly during the afternoon from/to Le Bourget, and two more GA aircraft that had spent some time here, Cherokee HB-PIV and HB-PGM, departed to Southampton during the morning after six nights with us.
MDI742 TF-MDD AEA143/143R EC-HBL BGH5909 LZ-HMI JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-FXI MDI743/878P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-MONX TYR1027/8 OE-LCI JKK3307/8 EC-HHF IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HHF
Friday 2nd August
The return sector of last Saturday's Lourdes charter, up to a few days ago programmed to be flown also by a European Boeing 747, was operated by two aircraft, including a first-visitor. Prime Airbus A.300 G-HLAD made another appearance, landing just after mid-day, followed a little later by the first-visitor, Channel Express' latest Boeing 737-300 G-CELU, actually flying its first revenue service for the carrier. Bin Air Metroliner D-CBIN departed to Rotterdam during the afternoon.
FUA1507/8 EC-HLN PGT473/4 TC-APK TSC240/1 C-FDAT WIF384/5 LN-WFO ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC JMC746P/K G-OJMB JKK3133/4 EC-FXI BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI FUA1455/6 EC-HBZ IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4726/7 SX-BGR MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MDI754 TF-MDD
Thursday 1st August
Back to very little, the only notable visitor being Falcon 100 SE-DVP which spent much of the morning with us from Gatwick to Sundsvall.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ADN
Wednesday 31st July
'Single-Aisle' Airbus excitement during the morning, Spanair A.320 EC-IEJ first-visiting in the early hours on the return sector of the one-off Madrid charter, the fifth of the carrier's A.320s to so far appear here, and Aero-Lloyd A.321 D-ALAH making just its second visit on their morning Salzburg charter. Wideroe wasted no time in showing us their revised colour-scheme, Dash Eight LN-WFA presumably being the first -300 to be re-painted, and Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBT returned for its second detachment of this summer already, from Helsinki before dawn - no getting them all in order this year then !.
Learjet 36 N160GC departed to Venice during the morning, with other night-stoppers King Air 300 OE-FME and Bin Air Metroliner D-ICRK departing to Manchester and Glasgow respectively, also during the afternoon.
JKK2596 EC-IEJ SCY904 OH-LBT AEF3716/7 D-ALAH AMM689D/C G-OOAS WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB
Tuesday 30th July
Air Malta Airbus A.320 9H-ADZ made just its second visit to Newcastle on their evening flight, the aircraft having first-visited on 30th April, and Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBS departed to Helsinki during the early evening after spending just twenty-five days with us as the based Air Scandic aeroplane.
Lots of GA - Airlink King Air 300 OE-FME arrived from Salzburg during the morning for a night-stop, Cessna 414 PH-SWN was an Edinburgh diversion during the early evening, from Reykjavik the aeroplane continuing onwards to Lelystad shortly after, and a pair of Bin Air Metroliners, D-ICRK and D-CBIN, arrived from Bergen during the evening for night-stops. Most interesting though was the Global Air Rescue Learjet 36 N160GC which arrived from Shannon mid-afternoon also for a night-stop.
ECA860/1 5B-DBC WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SCY903 OH-LBS SXS278/8 TC-SUF BEE1522/044W G-JECB AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ
Monday 29th July
All the interest was provided by the military on what is always a busy day with Sunderland Air Show departures - what wasn't quite so expected was the arrival of three (sort of) Candian military machines during the afternoon/evening however !. Only civilian interest was provided by foreign-registered Cherokees, two of the Swiss machines from the previous evening departing to Carlisle during the afternoon, and N499MS which arrived from Gamston for a night-stop.
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONP WIF384/5 LN-WFS MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-GZE OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-IEN
Sunday 28th July
Again not a lot of notable civil aviation to cover - VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLM operated a pre-season football charter during the morning, from/to Brussels, only its fourth visit to Newcastle, the previous three occurring on consecutive days during early June 1997, and just as the air show ended, four Swiss Cherokees - HB-PIV, HB-PIN, HB-PNA & HB-PGM - arrived from Swansea, just finding enough room on the south apron to spend the night.
JKK3167/8 EC-HKP IWD3441/2 EC-HAL AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFP OHY455/6 TC-ONO
Saturday 27th July
Another busy day, but amazingly very little to 'talk about' - European Air Charter Boeing 747 G-BDXE departed to Lourdes during the morning, and the second week of the Tyrolean Innsbruck series was flown by CRJ OE-LCK.
MDI754/742 TF-MDD JKK3141/2 EC-FXI MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MDI743/878P TF-MDD JKK3307/8 EC-HFT TYR1027/8 OE-LCK IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-GCV
Friday 26th July
Busy old day, as it always is on the eve of the Sunderland Air Show. Britannia Airways replaced the based Boeing 767-200 with a second based Boeing 757 as expected overnight, 767 G-BRIG positioning out to Luton the previous evening, 757 G-CDUP coming in the other direction during the early hours, its first departure being to Palma. A first-visitor as such the aircraft has been a regular here over the years, as G-OOOT of Air 2000 between 1992 and 1997, and as G-BRJJ of Air Europe in 1990 and 1991. A true first visitor however was Pegasus' Boeing 737-800 TC-APN, operating the second week of the carrier's new morning Dalaman series. My Travel Boeing 757 G-WJAN made its first appearance here since 1999 on the resumption of the carrier's afternoon Naples series, the aircraft wearing a basic Airtours colour-scheme with no tail logo and the My Travel 'ellipse' on the forward fuselage, while two more new colour-schemes were seen amongst the airshow arrivals during the afternoon and evening. BA CitiExpress used Flightline/Integrated Aviation Consortium BAe146-200 G-FLTA for the afternoon/evening Aberdeen/Southampton sectors, the aircraft wearing an all-white colour-scheme with small titles on the rear fuselage and a multi-coloured IAC log on the forward fuselage, while the second European Air Charter Boeing 747-200 in two months visited, G-BDXE positioning in from Prestwick during the evening wearing the red version of the carrier's scheme. Interestingly, as with the first during June, the aircraft had also visited Newcastle Airport before on diversion from Heathrow in its past life as a British Airways aeroplane, from Nairobi on 14th December 1991.
With the south apron literally full of military types by the end of the day, there wouldn't have been room for any interesting GA visitors - just as well there weren't any, like most of July !.
BAL980F/229A G-CDUP BAL172B/998F G-OBYH PGT473/4 TC-APN TSC240/1 C-FDAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFH MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MYT1932/815 G-WJAN DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT95A/B G-FLTA BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI RPX360P/361 G-BVOB JKK3133/4 EC-GGV IWD3803/4 EC-GZE BRT96A/B G-FLTA AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH
Thursday 25th July
Only movements of note involved another sub-charter required by My Travel, Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-GUG positioning in from Manchester early morning to operate a Malaga rotation, the aircraft positioning out to Stansted during the afternoon.
MYT871P/871 EC-GUG BAL992F/172A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF MYT872/872P EC-GUG IWD3415/6 EC-GZE AMC086/7 9H-ADH FUA1507/8 EC-IEN
Wednesday 24th July
The weekly Aero-Lloyd Salzburg charter produced another first-visiting Airbus A.321, D-ALAP in the carrier's 'normal' colour-scheme, and the only other visitor of note was Piper Navajo N250AC, which stayed a few hours from/to Liverpool.
AEF3716/7 D-ALAP AMM689D/C G-OOAP WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF
Tuesday 23rd July
The beginning of yet another weekly Aegean-Cronus series produced the last of the carrier's Boeing 737-400s to appear at Newcastle, SX-BGJ first-visiting during the late afternoon on an additional Heraklion rotation. A little later the weekly Sun Express Antalya rotation produced just the second visit to Newcastle of Boeing 737-700 TC-SUF, an aircraft that had been absent since mid-May.
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AEE498P/4909 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUF AMC5180/1 9H-ADI
Monday 22nd July
On a day with a military transport first-visit-of-type as a highlight, there wasn't much else - King Air 200 D-IHUT day-stopped from/to Siegerland, and the four Extras of the Jordanian 'Falcons' display team arrived from Fairford during the afternoon to spend the week with us prior to the Sunderland Airshow next weekend.
OHY449/450 TC-ONP BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFP MYT807P/807 G-CCMY MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-GZE MYT808/808P G-CCMY OHY441/2 TC-ONR FUA1517/8 EC-HHH
Sunday 21st July
Another four-engined first-visitor was the day's highlight, MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG positioning in from Luxembourg during the morning, and departing with freight to Palma and onwards during the late evening. Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELN made another early hours visit, arriving from Rhodes to where it positioned back out to.
The annual Newcastle Aero Club open day produced the usual, but possibly smaller selection of light aircraft 'oddities' from the local area, but probably of more interest to the enthusiast were two foreign GA visitors during the early afternoon, Piper Seneca SE-KFE from Stavanger to Biggin Hill and Cessna 182 N400SA from Leicester to Fenland.
IWD3441/2 EC-IEQ JKK3167/8 EC-HFT ICB743/743P TF-ELN AEE4800/1 SX-BGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFR OHY455/6 TC-ONP ICB4237/8 TF-ELV
Saturday 20th July
Quite a day, the highlight being one of six wide-bodies to land at the airport during the day, Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VBIG becoming only our fourth of type. The aircraft made two approaches whilst on a test flight out of Amsterdam, the first resulting in an overshoot on runway 07, the aircraft landing after the second and waiting the twenty-five minutes it spent on the ground on the 'Delta' taxiway, before returning to Amsterdam. Another wide-body flew a sub-charter for My Travel at lunch-time, Prime Airbus A.300 G-HLAD making its third visit here, positioning in from East Midlands and departing to Palma - it returned during the evening, positioning out to Stansted. Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN returned from Dalaman during the early hours, on another My Travel 'sub', while Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELN positioned in from Reykjavik at dawn to operate out to Rhodes on what was once a Transjet Sweden flight. The aircraft had last appeared here during the first few weeks of the Summer 2000 charter season, operating flight for the Inter Charters/Seven Air amalgamation. Tyrolean Airways, which had been expected to be weekly charter visitors on Saturdays since May, finally made their first visit of the summer, CRJ OE-LCM being used for a late afternoon Innsbruck rotation.
Aeronova Metro EC-GVE visited again during the morning, and our first Cirrus, N930CD, departed to Emden during the morning.
MYT882P/882 G-OPMN ICB742P/742 TF-ELN JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MYT817P/817 G-HLAD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-MONX JKK3307/8 EC-GCV TYR1027/8 OE-LCM LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-HAL MYT818/818P G-HLAD HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-GHH
Friday 19th July
Attention switched back to GA visitors although notable airliners included our first Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 of the year, TC-APL beginning an additional Dalaman series during the morning, and Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN, which was sub-chartered by My Travel for an evening Ibiza rotation, positioning in from Stansted during the late afternoon. MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDD flew the carrier's first departure from Newcastle during the morning to Skiathos, returning from Thessaloniki during the afternoon and subsequently positioning out to Manchester.
Seneca D-GAFU departed back to Schwabisch Hall during the morning after four nights with us, and King Air 200 D-ILIN visited during the afternoon, from Mannheim to Monchengladbach. Semitool Europe Falcon 100 N844F spent the afternoon with us from/to Cambridge, but of more interest was our first Cirrus light aircraft, N930CD arriving from Sumburgh during the evening for a night-stop.
BAL172B/998F G-OBYI MDI753 TF-MDD PGT473P/474 TC-APL ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV TSC240/1 C-FDAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV MYT881P/881 G-OPMN BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI MDI754/878P TF-MDD JKK3133/4 EC-GOM IWD3803/4 EC-HZU AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/7 SX-BGR
Thursday 18th July
Things came back to life airliner-wise, the day producing two first-visitors, as well as other significant machines. KLM City Hopper Fokker 50 PH-KVC was one of the former, operating an early afternoon Amsterdam schedule for KLMuk, while the first appearance here of an Icelandic MD Airlines aircraft produced the first-visiting MD.83 TF-MDD, the aircraft arriving from Manchester during the evening to be in position for the carrier's Friday morning Skiathos charter rotation (ex-Transjet Sweden). Boeing 737-300 G-OMUC made its first visit as a go Fly aeroplane on the morning Stansted schedule, wearing a white underside with the titles 'go getter/watch us go', while British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUB flew the first Heathrow rotation of the day, significant in that it was the first BA Airbus to appear here so far this month on what is now a Boeing 737-400 dominated service !.
German Air Rescue Learjet 35 D-CCAA departed to Vaasa during the early morning, and one of the Global Express' that visited us in the first half of the year for approaches whilst on test flights out of Cambridge, returned during the afternoon for two more, the aircraft now being full painted. G-52-26 still wore its B-class registrations however, on the engines and under the port wing.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI GOE6GH/6BM G-OMUC BAW12H/13R G-EUUB WIF384/5 LN-WFS UKA83L/80L PH-KVC DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3415/6 EC-GZE MDI877P TF-MDD
Wednesday 17th July
NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNJ departed back to Basle during the early hours, while two Learjet 35s from Europe visited later in the day - Tag Aviation's HB-VJK spent almost two hours with us during the morning from Birmingham to Glasgow, and German Air Rescue's D-CCAA arrived from Kos during the afternoon for a night-stop.
BA CitiExpress used ATP G-MANE for a morning Dublin rotation, the aircraft's first-visit to Newcastle since 1998 - it still wears the old BA colour-scheme.
AEF3716/7 D-ALAL BRT061/5MC G-MANE WIF384/5 LN-WFP AMM689D/C G-OOAR JKK3113/4 EC-HXA BRT5MD/062 G-MANE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV
Tuesday 16th July
A pair of CitationJets arrived during the early morning, consisting of our most regular 'CJ' visitor nowadays, and a first-visitor. The first-visitor was CJ1 N484CJ which visited from Kerry, returning mid-morning, while Citation 525 D-ILAT day-stopped with us once again from/to Friedrichshafen. Only other movement of note involved an executive jet at the other end of the day, NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNJ making just its second visit to Newcastle during the late evening, arriving from Basle. It had been the second of the company's Hawkers to visit Newcastle during June 2001.
WIF384/5 LN-WFR ECA860/1 5B-DBK DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABS
Monday 15th July
Just one worthy of mention, Piper Seneca D-GAFU which arrived from Schwabisch Hall during the morning for a night-stop.
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONR WIF384/5 LN-WFC MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZE OHY441/2 TC-ONR FUA1517/8 EC-HLN
Sunday 14th July
A European charter airline made its first appearance at Newcastle Airport during the first hour of the day, Italian carrier Blue Panorama operating for Islandsflug on the Saturday evening Rhodes rotation, the aircraft used being the first-visiting Boeing 737-400 EI-CUD. Aegean-Cronus began operating the ex-Excel Airways Zakinthos rotation during the morning, the carrier's colour-scheme being seen in full daylight for the first time on the quite immaculate Boeing 737-400 SX-BGR.
NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNX departed during the early hours, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN visited again briefly during the afternoon.
ICB4235/6 EI-CUD AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFO OHY455/6 TC-ONP
Saturday 13th July
A pretty interesting and varied day - another Spanair MD.82 first-visited, EC-HHP on the late evening Palma rotation, and Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-IAG made just its second visit to Newcastle also just before midnight. The aircraft's first-visit had been on diversion from Teesside on the last day of 2001.
Three British-registered Dorniers visited during the day, the first Scot Airways 328 of the 'new football season', G-BWWT departing to France during the morning, and a pair of always quite-rare-here 228s, FR Aviation's G-OMAF and G-MAFE seeing the night out on the Samson apron. G-MAFE was actually a first-visitor, while G-OMAF hadn't been seen here since 1996.
Two consecutive NetJets Europe registrations first-visited during the afternoon, the second of the company's Citation Excels to visit landing first, CS-DNW departing to Luton mid-afternoon, followed shortly after by Hawker 800XP CS-DNX which stayed until just after midnight. With lots of air display aircraft in the area only two actually landed at the airport, Pitts Special G-SIIC and Sukhoi Su-26 RA-44531 passing through from Birmingham to Archersfield as 'GoldAir10' during the afternoon.
JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GQG MON5897/6 G-MONX XLA4019/8 TF-ATP JKK3307/8 EC-HOV LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBH IWD3441/2 EC-IAG JKK3127/8 EC-HHP
Friday 12th July
Just two GA aircraft of note, Bin Air Metroliner PH-RAZ departing to Cologne during the afternoon, and Jetflite Falcon 20 OH-WIF which visited briefly over mid-day from Northolt to Helsinki.
BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV TSC240/1 C-GFAT JMC746P/K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFH XLA2115/4 G-XLAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GXU IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/5 SX-BGR
Thursday 11th July
Another very quiet day, the only movement of note involving Bin Air Metroliner PH-RAZ which arrived from Dublin mid-afternoon for a night-stop.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HZU AMC086/7 9H-ADI
Wednesday 10th July
A carrier about to start a new weekly charter series in the coming weeks showed us one of their aircraft types for the first time this year, Pegasus Boeing 737-800 TC-APU being used by My Travel for an early morning, 'in reverse' Dalaman rotation. Not a lot else .....
MYT856/5 TC-APU BEE3021 G-JEBE AEF3716/7 D-ALAK BEE3020/3 G-JEBE WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF
Tuesday 9th July
Most notable visitor was a foreign 'single', Trinidad F-GSZF spending much of the day with us from the Isle-of-Man, returning there during the evening. British European 146-300 G-JEBE in the new colours appeared again, arriving on the last Paris flight of the day, and Spanair operated a one-off Madrid arrival just before midnight with MD.82 EC-HJB, departing just after midnight to Dublin.
ECA860/1 5B-DBB WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR BEE3024 G-JEBE JKK2595 EC-HJB
Monday 8th July
Remaining quiet - an ATP was used by British Regional for the morning Southampton departure/arrival, and Semitool Europe Falcon 100 N844F made another visit, during the afternoon from/to Cambridge.
BRT061/91B G-MANG OHY449/450 TC-ONP BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFP BRT92A/B G-MANG MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-IEN
Sunday 7th July
Things went quiet again after a very promising first six days of July - MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK did make its second appearance of the last few weeks however, positioning in during the afternoon and departing with freight after sunset. Transjet Sweden MD.83 SE-RBT returned from Rhodes during the early hours on a flight delayed from Saturday, and positioned out to Stansted mid-morning using a Futura callsign, in doing so making what would transpire to be the carrier's last take-off from Newcastle for the time being.
JKK3127/8 EC-HQZ IWD3235/6 EC-HAL SWL743/FUA5021 SE-RBT ICB4237/8 TF-ELV XLA4111/0 G-XLAC DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFP OHY455/6 TC-ONR
Saturday 6th July
Spanair produced more interest on Saturdays, another MD.82 EC-HGJ first-visiting on the afternoon Palma rotation.
Bonanza D-EYXA continued onwards to Vagar during the morning, while another heading west after sunset was Citation 550 C-FABF, which had visited twice during early May, calling for fuel en-route from Bremen to Reykjavik.
SWL735/742 SE-RBT JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-FTS MON5897/6 G-MONX XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HGJ LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-GZD
Friday 5th July
A good spell continued, the day producing two first-visiting executive jets; Air Alsie's new Falcon 2000 OY-CKI made its first appearance here during the morning from Sonderborg to Luton, while Eurojet's Citation Excel EI-PAX made its first visit during the afternoon from Farnborough, departing to Luton during the last hour of the day. Citation Bravo OE-GPS had departed to Rome during the early morning.
British Airways Boeing 737-500 G-GFFB made its first visit as such on the afternoon Gatwick rotation - it had last visited as LN-BRT of Braathens on 5th December 1999 - and Aegean-Cronus Boeing 737-400 SX-BGR made its second visit on the carrier's new evening Corfu charter, landing within minutes of sister ship SX-BGH. Now confirmed as an Icelandair machine, it had last visited Newcastle as TF-FID during 1996. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBS positioned in from Helsinki during the afternoon to take over the based Air Scandic programme from 'BT' which had positioned out yesterday - the aircraft had spent most of the first month of the 2001 summer season at Newcastle.
Piper Seneca N53523 passed through on a ferry flight during the afternoon, from Reykjavik bound for the Czech Republic, and Beech Bonanza D-EYXA arrived from Marl during the evening for a night-stop.
BAL172B/998F G-OBYI SWL777 SE-RBT TSC240/1 C-FDAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFA UKA83L/80L G-UKTE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC XLA2115/4 G-XLAD SCY904 OH-LBS SWL778/734 SE-RBT BAW54VE/29CT G-GFFB BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GVI IWD3803/4 EC-HZU AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH
Thursday 4th July
Two executive jets that had first-visited during March made just their second and third visits to Newcastle during the late afternoon/early evening, Gold Air's Learjet 45 G-OLDR operating an ambulance flight from Palma, making its third take-off from Newcastle shortly after to Biggin Hill, while Porsche's Citation Bravo OE-GPS arrived from Innsbruck a little later for a night-stop.
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI BEE3021 G-JEBE BAL880F/592A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC IWD3415/6 EC-GZE SWL8777 SE-RBT AMC086/7 9H-ABF BAL592B/881F G-OBYH
Wednesday 3rd July
Another Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 first-visited on the weekly Salzburg charter, D-ALAN becoming the fifth to do so this summer, while a new colour-scheme appeared at Newcastle for the first time ever during the evening, British European BAe146-300 G-JEBE, the first of the fleet to receive the unusual 'flybe' scheme, operating the last Paris arrival of the day. (Errata - this aircraft had actually first-visited in the new scheme the previous Saturday on the afternoon Jersey rotation)
The second Dash Eight for Egyptian carrier Petroleum Air Services passed through on its delivery flight during the early afternoon, C-FDHY following the first which was delivered through Newcastle on the 30th May, on a similar routing from Reykjavik to Nice. A 'G' on the nose-wheel suggests it will become SU-CBG. Danish Air Transport King Air 90 OY-SBU made a re-appearance during the early morning, from Esbjerg to Floro.
AEF3716/7 D-ALAN WIF384/5 LN-WFP AMM689D/C G-OOAR JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC BEE3024 G-JEBE
Tuesday 2nd July
On a day notable for visiting 'yellow helicopters' and 'yellow military trainers' the only civilian of note was Liebherr Aerospace's CitationJet D-ILAT, making another day-stop from/to Friedrichshafen.
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ADN
Monday 1st July
A Tupolev Tu154 other than LZ-HMI appeared for the first time on a Balkan Holidays summer charter series, LZ-HMN operating the morning Bourgas rotation, the aircraft wearing the same colourful scheme as 'HMI'.
Aeronova Metro EC-HZH visited again during the early hours from Valencia to Coventry, Schweizer 269 OO-NQD made its first visit of 2002 during the early afternoon from Dundee to Nottingham, and King Air N771SC visited briefly during the afternoon from/to Birmingham. Much more interesting though was yet another Citation Excel, an extremely new one this time, Aviation Beauport's G-XLMB, visiting during the afternoon only a few days after being delivered.
MYT879P/879 G-RJGR MYT880/880P G-RJGR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMN OHY449/450 TC-ONP WIF384/5 LN-WFA MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-IEN