SAMPLE OF VISITORS IN THE PERIOD INCLUDED G-APTH AB 47J G-AIRB A J1N G-ANSV A J5F G-AOIY A J5G VM365 ANSON WR979 SHACKLETON BA68 B E18S 1459 B C-45 EI-ELL B BONANZA XL149 BL BEVERLEY G-AROK C310F G-APZW CHAMPION 54-2822 CONVAIR C-131 G-ANTE DH 82A G-AGSH DH 89A G-AIYS DH 85 G-AOVY DH 104 VP981 DH 104 XG628 DH 112 G-AOXL DH 114 G-APMV DH 114 XH368 DH 115 XG777 DH115 WZ853 DH C1 G-AMWV DC3 972 C-47 17151 R4D-5 KX2/OT-CWV C54 F-BGSN DC-6B C-12 F TROOPSHIP G-ARHA F AIRCOUPE AA-297 F MAGISTER WL470 G METEOR XA713 G JAVELIN TG504 HP HASTINGS XL583 H HUNTER XF357 H HUNTER WF122 SEA PRINCE XK861 PEMBROKE WW429 H PROVOST XN575 H JET PROVOST 57-460A C-130A G-AILL M MESSENGER G-AKHP M GEMINI F-BFRG NORD 2508 G-AIES P PROCTOR G-APXK PIAGGIO P 166 G-ARGY P TRIPACER G-ARFA P CARIBBEAN G-APMY P APACHE G-ARFH P COMANCHE G-APYX P AZTEC 44 S.O.30P G-ANOK S SAFIR G-ARDD S EMERAUDE VW197 V VALETTA WJ901 V VARSITY C-12 FOKKER
DID ANYONE LOG/PHOTO ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES HERE DURING SHOW WEEKS??, I KNEW BLACKBUSHE WAS BUSY DURING THE SHOW WEEK, NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT ODIHAM. PRESUME THE STATION WOULD HAVE A FULL LOG STORED SOMEWHERE??
My Father overnighted at Odiham during the 61 show week, while serving in the RAF. Sadly, I've never seen any photographic evidence of his visit, although he did take shots of some Victors at Wittering en-route. He was very sparing with film, back in the day.
Post by Buster the Bear on Dec 22, 2013 23:56:25 GMT
I am not too sure if long term logs are kept? At Luton, I found the ATC watch log, this was not a movement register, covering the day to day operation for when I was born. An Auster diverted in due snow at Panshanger, and two diverted out to Elstree. They were kept in a store within the tower and disposed of years ago. I always wish that I had removed that log for posterity. January 1963. The movement logs during the 1980's and 90's were hand written and passed on to the Town Hall/ Airport Operator for billing purposes.
I have a few copies of Anglia Aero News from the 1960's with many movements logs posted by spotters and enthusiasts. Fascinating reading.
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Had a quick google, can find nothing of visitor lists to Odiham in Farnborough Show weeks, however playing with Airliners.net search engine Ive found a few shots taken on Sept 11 1970.....if you strip out the Farnborough shots from the same day there are quite a few taken at Odiham, Im not sure what was based then but know for sure it wasnt Harriers !!
Back then both Odiham & Northolt hosted significant numbers of Farnborough show visitors who were then helicoptered by the RAF to the show. Back in the 60s and into the 70s Odiham would generously open the gates after the last arrival and allow enthusiasts onto the ramps. One example below of a French AF DC6 which I took there on such an occasion on 3 September 1974 (note that the steps were borrowed from Brize).
I have a number of notes of visitors from the mid sixties on if anyone wants anything specific. To show the sort of numbers, here's my own log from 18 September 1968 -
C2 F27M Dutch AF 28 & 43 Nord 262 French Navy 502 Breguet Sahara French AF 18 Bretagne French AF KX2 DC4 Belgian AF KY3 DC6 Belgian AF 10685 T39A HQ 17 AF 455 C47 Canadian AF British military were a Gnat, Hiunter, JP, Argosy, 3x Varsity, Chipmunk, Valetta, Pembroke, Basset, 230 SQ Whirlwind HAR10, 6x Sea Prince, 2x Sea Devon, Sea Heron, Hastings plus 21 civil visitors including a British Eagle Britannia.
Northolt on the same day saw C47s from the Finnish AF, Swedish AF(x2),& Danish AF, plus an Italian AF PD808 & DC6, USAF C118(x3) C54(x2) T29B & 2 VC131s.
Seem to recall the new Harrier GR1s from No 1 Sq.Wittering being based there for the Farnborough week flying from the now disused runway, Yes good days Dave. Do remember being let in airfield one year to look at visiting aircraft. The gate on the SW side Where the Vigilant hangar is today and walking along the Southern taxiway where some visitors were parked, believe they gave us about 1 hour to view everything. MB
WE558 A T7 G-ALYB A 5 G-APKL A J-1N G-AOIY A J-5G G-ALIH A ANSON II VV967 A ANSON C.19/2 WD129 A LINCOLN B.2 VP265 A SHACKLETON MR.1A 1533 B 18S EXPIDITOR RCAF BA68 B SUPER 18 FRENCH AF OO-JAC B BONANZA XL130 BL BEVERLEY C.1 F-BELY BOEING 307 STRATOLINER OE-DKS C 182 294 /11-S-16 D MD312 FLAMANT FRENCH NAVY G-AEET DH87B G-ALGE DH89A HG704 DH89E DOMINIE CI FLEET AIR ARM DAYGLO ORANGE G-AOVY DH104 DOVE VP976 DH104 DEVON XG608 DH112 SEA VENOM G-APMV DH114 HERON 2 XE933 DH115 VAMPIRE T11 XA130 DH115 SEA VAMPIRE T22 KP221 D DC4 CANADA JOINT STAFF 6601 D C-54 PORTUGUESE AF WT483 EE CANBERRA T4 WH798 EE CANBERRA PR7 WT365 EE CANBERRA D(I)8 WA671 G METEOR T7 WK943 G METEOR F8 FCCS TG624 HP HASTINGS MET 1 WJ349 HUNTING SEA PRINCE T1 WV607 HUNTING PROVOST T1 XL930 HUNTING PEMBROKE C1 XM819 LANCASHIRE PROSPECTOR 1 21588 L T33 MK3 RCAF 56-0551 L C-130A USAF G-AILL M MESSENGER G AIAF P PROCTOR 5 G-ARAJ P TRI-PACER XL517 SA PIONEER CC1 XL996 SA TWIN PIONEER CC1 29 SO 30P BRETAGNE FRENCH 45 SO 95 CORSE FRENCH NAVY EI-ALH TAYLORCRAFT PLUS D VW825 V VALLETTA C1 VX564 V VALLETTA T3 WJ893 V VARSITY T1 G-APWK W WIDGEON XK968 W WHIRLWIND HAR2
LOTS OF ANSONS IN DIFFERENT COLOUR SCHEMES VARSITIES AND VALETTAS IN QUANTITY FROM HOME STATIONS
THANKS FOR POSTING YOUR COMMENTS AND PHOTO DAVE AND MB, HOPEFULLY AS LIMITED ACCESS WAS GRANTED MORE PHOTO'S WILL APPEAR
I too went to some of the Odiham photo opportunities during Farnborough weeks. Below is a log for one of the days in 1968. I'd forgotten how many civil visitors there were - you'd have thought they'd have gone to Blackbushe! I'll try to post some other logs and photos.
RAF ODIHAM 18/09/1968
SERIAL TYPE COMMENTS 18 SO30P BRETAGNE FRENCH AF 28 NORD 262A FRENCH NAVY 43 NORD 262A FRENCH NAVY 455 C-47 RCAF 1ST AIR DIVN 502 BR765 SAHARA FRENCH AF, ET64 '64-PF' 61-0685 T-39A USAF C-2 F27M TROOPSHIP R.NETH.AF D-ILVI BARON G-AKI MESSENGER 2A G-ALWH PRINCE 2A G-AOTI HERON 2D G-APMV HERON 2E G-APXS CARIBBEAN 150 G-ARCN PRESIDENT 2A BAC G-ASCX HERON 2D G-ASOX CESSNA 205A G-ASRO TWIN COMANCHE G-ATAD MOONEY M20C G-ATCL AIRTOURER 100 G-ATIS CHEROKEE 160 G-ATPR AZTEC 250 G-ATSV CESSNA 310C G-AVET BARON C55 G-AVIC CESSNA 172H G-AWBN TWIN COMANCHE G-AWIY AZTEC 250 KX-2 C-54 BELG.AF 'OT-CWV' KY-3 DC-6 BELG.AF 'OT-CDC' TG536 HASTINGS C1A SCBS VX580 VALETTA C1 METROPOLITAN COMMS SQN WF133 SEA PRINCE C2 750 SQN 'LM/639' WF422 VARSITY T1 COLLEGE OF AIR WARFARE WJ349 SEA PRINCE C2 HMS GOLDCREST 'BY' WJ905 VARSITY T1 COLLEGE OF AIR WARFARE WJ908 VARSITY T1 COLLEGE OF AIR WARFARE WM739 SEA PRINCE C2 RAF LINTON-ON-OUSE 'LO' WM756 SEA PRINCE C2 FONFT WP313 SEA PRINCE T1 750 SQN 'LM/658' WP848 CHIPMUNK T10 WV748 PEMBROKE C1 RAF GERMANY XJ319 SEA DEVON C20 FONFT XJ322 SEA DEVON C20 HMS SEAHAWK XL591 HUNTER T7 82 4FTS XL598 HUNTER T8 738 SQN 'BY/778' XM463 JET PROVOST T3 RAF COLLEGE XN851 ARGOSY C1 115 SQN XP330 WHIRLWIND HAR10 230 SQN 'Z' XP533 GNAT T1 33 4FTS '33' XR442 SEA HERON C20 781 SQN XS767 BASSET CC1 NORTHERN COMMS SQN