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St.Athan - Residents

The following are believed to be current unless otherwise stated.
For movements at Horizon Aircraft Services, eCube Solutions, GJD Services and Caerdav see the top dropdown menu.
For 2012-2022 movements see the bottom of the right hand side bar.

University of Wales Air Squadron - callsign "UAWxx"

G-BYUE/UE Grob G.115E Tutor (82090/E) ..arrived 22/11/23 from Wittering

G-BYVB/VB Grob G.115E Tutor (82112/E) ..departed 21/02/23 to Middle Wallop

G-BYVC/VC Grob G.115E Tutor (82113/E) ..arrived 20/04/23 from Leeming ..departed 23/11/23 to Boscombe Down

G-BYVR/VR Grob G.115E Tutor (82127/E) ..arrived 06/10/23 from Wittering ..departed 23/11/23 to Wittering

G-BYVZ/VZ Grob G.115E Tutor (82135/E) ..arrived 21/02/23 from Middle Wallop ..departed 23/11/23 
Picture credit StuC

G-BYWK/WK Grob G.115E Tutor (82146/E) ..departed 19/04/23 to Leeming via Middle Wallop

G-BYXJ/XJ Grob G.115E Tutor (82170/E) ..arrived 23/11/23 from Boscombe Down

G-BYXL/XL Grob G.115E Tutor (82172/E) ..departed 22/11/23 to Wittering

G-BYXT/XT Grob G.115E Tutor (82179/E) ..arrived 23/11/23 from Wittering

G-JPVA/XW289/73 BAC Jet Provost T.5A (EEP/JP/953) Gate Guard (on loan from Horizon Aircraft Services)
Picture credit IanG

NPAS St Athan - callsign "Police 32"
Helicopters from adjacent NPAS units, notably G-HEOI & G-CPAO, regularly visit or stand-in. 

G-CPAS Eurocopter EC.135P2+ (0920) ..arrived 09/01/23 ..departed 19/01/23
Picture credit StuC 

G-NWOI Eurocopter EC.135P2+ (0887) ..arrived 19/01/23
Picture credit Mark Pearce

Bristow Group - callsign "Coastguard/Rescue 187/188"
Bristow SAR
Started operations on 04/10/15 from a new purpose-built hangar in the Southwestern corner of the airfield as part of the UK SAR contract. 
Two AgustaWestland AW189s replaced two AW139s in 08/18. Reduced to one helicopter late 2022, although a second visits for a few days at a time when required.

 Agusta-Westland AW189 (92007) ..arrived 28/03/23 from Lydd ..departed 05/06/23 to Lydd ..arrived 13/06/23 from Lydd
 ..departed 29/06/23 to Lee-on-Solent 

 Agusta-Westland AW189 (92010) ..departed 23/03/23 to Lee-on-Solent ..arrived 01/06/23 from Lee-on-Solent ..departed 13/06/23 to Lydd ..arrived 29/06/23 from Lydd
Picture credit StuC

Special Forces Support Group 

VN-A190 Boeing 737-4H6 (27383) ..fuselage only arrived late May/early June 2013 from Kemble for training purposes
Taken at Kemble, credit StuC 

DragonFLY project, Cardiff University 

A Hydrogen Electric Propulsion Research Centre, the main aim of which is to develop a scalable technology demonstrator to prove the concept of a hydrogen electric hybrid propulsion system.

British Aerospace Jetstream 31-02 (637) ..arrived 15/04/23 from Cranfield
Picture credit StuC

Private Residents

Hangared with Horizon. Some spend time at Cardiff.

G-AMZT Auster J/5F Aiglet Trainer (3107)
Pictured at Kemble in 07/11, credit StuC

G-ASUP Cessna F.172E Skyhawk (F172-0071)
G-ASUP Cessna F.172E
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-AZCZ Beagle B.121 Pup Series 2 (B121-167) 
Picture credit Jac Osborne

G-AZOF AESL Airtourer T5 Super 150 (A549) 
Picture credit IanG

G-BBTY Beech C23 Sundowner (M-1525)
Picture credit RichT

G-BHGO Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six (32-7800007)  
G-BHGO PA-32 Cherokee Six 260
Picture credit Keith Morgan

G-BNPH/WV740 Percival Pembroke C.1 
Picture credit StuC

G-CMFA Van's RV-8 (PFA 303-14471) ..arrived 04/23 G-CMFA
Picture credit Roger Winser

 Robin DR.400/120A Petit Prince (1419) 
Robin DR.400-120A G-GBVX
Picture credit Phillip Wilmshurst

G-GNEE TLAC Ikarus C42 FB100 Charlie (2202-7678) 

G-JANN Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III (3433133) 
Picture credit Jac Osborne

G-KIRC Challis Chaffinch (1008) ..departed to a private residence in Aberthaw Village by 22/09/2023 
Picture credit IanG

G-NEEE Reims/Cessna F172M Skyhawk II (F17201350) 
G-NEEE Cessna
Picture credit Keith Morgan

N2401Z Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F (27-8054034) 
N2401Z PA-23-350 Aztec F
Picture credit Keith Morgan

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