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Header Picture: Hunter T.7 XL612/T newly painted in 8 Sqn marks at Horizon Aircraft services, St Athan recently. Ex ETPS & Swansea gate guard (picture Keith Morgan)

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St.Athan - Horizon Aircraft Services

Horizon Aircraft Services (formally Hunter Flying Ltd, renamed 2013)
Moved in from Exeter in December 2011 and were based in one of the hangars nearest St.Athan village. The company moved to Hangar D1 on the West Orchard site in 11-12/17. They provide hangarage and maintenance support to based private a/c and carry out long/short term maintenance/restoration work.
The following are believed to be current on restoration, maintenance or storage only. See "St.Athan - Residents" tab for active a/c hosted by HAS.
For 2012-2016 movements see 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

801 Hawker Hunter T.66B centre fuselage only ..arrived c.01/12 ..stored. Not seen 11/15, 05/16, 09/17.
Hunter Flying 01/10/12
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-APXX/"VH-FDT" de Havilland DHA.3 Drover II ..arrived 05/08/13 from Wycombe Air Park
VH-FDT Drover (Really VH-EAS)
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-AWTS Beech A23-A19 Musketeer Sport ..arrived 22/06/17 from Swansea for maint

G-BMDP Partenavia P-64B Oscar 200 ..arrived by road circa 09/12/14
G-BMDP Partenavia P64B Oscar 200
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-BMFG Dornier Do.27A-4 ..arrived 22/07/15 for maintenance ..departed 16/01/16 ..returned 04/05/16 ..departed 25/05/16 ..arrived 07/11/16
Picture credit StuC

G-BRFC/WP321 Percival Sea Prince T.1 ..arrived 28/05/12 by road for restoration
Picture credit James Thomas  

G-BVEZ/XM479 BAC Jet Provost T.3A ..arrived 27/05/15 ..departed 29/08/17 to Newcastle ..arrived 27/10/17
XM479 G-BVEZ Provost T.3A
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-BWFT/XL602/VL Hawker Hunter T.8M ..sectioned fuselage/wings, arrived by road 16/01/12, stored. Rear fuselage only seen 11/15, 05/16, 09/17
Picture credit James Thomas
XL602 G-BWFT Hunter T.8M Centre Section
Picture credit Keith Morgan
XL602 G-BWFT Hunter T.8M Tail Section
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-BWSG/XW324/U BAC Jet Provost T.5 (EEP/JP/988) ..arrived 18/04/16 ..departed 26/05/17
Picture credit Roger Winser

G-CJBV Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 12/04/16 as F-WRUP from LFAI/Nangis ..departed late 2016/early 2017 to Tibenham
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

G-CLAX Jurca MJ.5 Sirocco (PFA 2204) ..uncompleted. Cancelled 27/02/12, restored to register 24/08/15. Not seen 05/16, 09/17
Unidentified Sirocco
Picture credit IanG

G-CONY/N22746 BAe Jetstream 3101 ..arrived from Humberside by road on 25/10/14. Had arrived by air at Humberside on 04/09/12. Registration cancelled by CAA 27/02/17.
G-CONY Jetstream
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-DACA/WF118/569 Percival P.57 Sea Prince T.1 ..arrived by road from Charlwood 05/09/12
WF118/CU-569 Sea Prince C.1
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-EGHH/J-4083 Hawker Hunter F.58 ..arrived by road 07/03/12, stored, registration cancelled 05/08/14
Picture credit James Thomas

G-FLYY BAC Strikemaster Mk.80 ..arrived late 10/16 by road from Kemble ..departed 01/08/17 to Warton as "Tarnish 14"
G-FLYY BAC.167 Strikemaster 80A
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-GFIE Cessna 152 (152-81906) ..arrived 2014/2015 by road
G-GFIE Cessna 152
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-GYAK Yakovlev Yak-50 (852905) ..arrived 17/05/16 ..departed 2016 ?
Picture credit StuC in 07/14

G-IUII/36 Aerostar Yak-52 ..arrived 27/03/17 from Gloucester ..departed 23/09/17
G-IUII Aerostar Yakovlev Yak-52
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-JIBO BAe Jetstream 3102 AC Aviation Wales Ltd/ Links Air ..arrived 16/10/15 from Cardiff ..Links Air AOC suspended 21/10/15 ..EASA ARC expired 29/04/16 ..stored
Picture credit RichT

G-JPVA/XW289/73 BAC Jet Provost T.5A ..arrived late 2016 by road after wheels-up landing at North Weald 15/07/16 ..registration cancelled 04/11/16 as pwfu ..not seen 09/17
XW289/73 Provost T.5A
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-KAEW/XL500 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 ..arrived by road 04/02/12, under restoration to fly
XL500 G-KAEW Gannet AEW.3
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-LNKS BAe Jetstream 3102 AC Aviation Wales Ltd/Links Air ..arrived 26/07/15 from Cardiff ..Links Air AOC suspended 21/10/15 ..EASA ARC expired 22/03/16 ..registered S5-BMM to Aero 4M d.o.o. during 2016 ..CAA registration cancelled 03/03/17 as PWFU and noted 04/17 outside unmarked ..seen 05/17 marked as S5-BMM 2-LCXO 19/05/17, still painted as S5-BMM 09/17, S5-BMM removed early 10/17 and 2-LCXO applied early 11/17 ..departed 10/11/17 to Bournemouth for painting into Firnas Airways scheme
Picture credit Mark Pearce
S5-BMM BAe Jetstream 3102
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-RJMS Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III (28R-7837059) ..wreck, crashed 19/06/15 Crosland Moor ..scrapped 09/17
Picture credit StuC

G-RNAC/123 Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 29/08/16 for maint ..departed 16/02/17 to Lee-on-Solent
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-SPUT Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 2015 ..departed ? ..arrived by road 04/17 ..not seen 09/17
Picture credit StuC

G-UVNR BAC Strikemaster Mk.87 ..arrived 26/03/14 from Exeter ..reg cancelled 11/05/16 on export to Australia ..seen dismantled 05/16 and departed
G-UVNR BAC.167 Strikemaster MK.87
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-NADN Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F ..arrived 27/05/16 by road as G-XSFT, still marked as such 09/17
G-XSFT Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-ZBEN Yakovlev Yak-52 ..arrived 17/10/16 as SP-YOC ..departed 19/09/17 to Swansea and onward to Inverness
G-ZBEN Yakovlev Yak-52
Picture credit Keith Morgan

N60554 Cessna 182T Skylane ..arrived 09/17 by road for spares use after crash landing in Hampshire 29/08/17

XK885 Percival Pembroke C.1 ..arrived 25/09/13 from Charlwood via Booker
XK885 Pembroke C.1 (Arrived 25/09/13)
Picture credit Keith Morgan

XL472/R:044 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 ...arrived 01/09/13 from Charlwood as a spares source and restoration to static display condition
XL472/044-R Gannet AEW.3
Picture credit Keith Morgan

XL612 Hunter T.7 ..arrived 01/08/17 by road from Swansea, in sand camo by 11/17 ..departed 11/12/17 by road to Loire Valley, France
XL612 Hawker Hunter T.7
Picture credit Keith Morgan
XL612 Hunter T.7 ( 8 Sqn )
New colour scheme - Picture credit Keith Morgan

XX175 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 14/08/17 by road from Shawbury
XX175 Hawk T.1
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

XX226 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 17/08/17 by road from Shawbury
XX226/226 Hawk T.1
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

XX290 BAe Hawk T.1 ..arrived 11/08/17 by road from Shawbury
XX290 Hawk T.1W
Picture credit Keith Morgan 

ZD259/RM-474 Lynx HMA.8SRU ..arrived 11/01/16 from Yeovilton Horizon by 04/02/17 ..gone by 09/17

ZD268/YB-366 Lynx HMA.8SRU..arrived 25/01/16 from Yeovilton and stored at UWAS Horizon 12/16 ..gone by 09/17

ZD990/T90 Harrier T.8 ..arrived 15/08/17 from Culdrose
Picture credit StuC 

 Sea Harrier FA.2 ..arrived 08/08/17 from Culdrose  
Picture credit StuC

ZK534 BAe Hawk Mk.53 ..arrived 30/03/17 by road from Bentwaters
Picture credit Horizon

Horizon Flight Training
Horizon Flight Training is a fully approved flight school formed in late 2014. Offers training for EASA PPL, EASA LAPL and Night Rating. Also offer Trial Flight Experiences and pleasure flights.

G-AXIR Piper PA-28-140B Cherokee (28-25795) ..arrived 15/01/17 from Dunkeswell
Picture credit Geoff Jones

G-BOPU Grob G115 (8059) ..arrived 28/04/15
G-BOPU Grob G115
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-BRBH Cessna 150H ..arrived Summer 2014 from RAF Henlow
G-BRBH Cessna 150H
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-EEKY Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee B (28-25422) ..arrived 12/10/15
Picture credit Geoff Jones

G-OKLY Reims/Cessna F.150K (F15000577) ..arrived 20/04/15 from Cardiff by road as G-ECBH.
Picture credit Mark Pearce

Tyro Aviation

G-TYRO AutoGyro Europe MTOSport (RSUK/MTOS/056) ..based at Yeovilton, but regularly visits for training/familiarisation/pleasure flights, first visit 06/05/16
Picture credit Horizon Aircraft Services

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