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DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:25 pm

A few Squirrels have started to be put back on the civil register with their original registrations as part of the types withdrawal process from DHFS operations. Rumour I heard was some at least are off to Canada.

G-BXCE registered 28/11/17 (ex ZJ256)
G-BXGB registered 14/11/17 (ex ZJ260)
G-BXIL registered 30/11/17 (ex ZJ266)
G-BXJN registered 30/11/17 (ex ZJ269)
G-BXLB registered 20/11/17 (ex ZJ275)
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by dubmasteruk » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:40 pm

G-BXCE, BXGB, BXIL & BXLB have all been deregistered and transferred to the USA

G-BXJN is still current on the register
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by dubmasteruk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:53 pm

22/02/18

Squirrels ZJ255, ZJ262, ZJ270, ZJ274 & ZJ278 all departed DHFS duties at Shawbury on route to Bournmouth Hurn for storage and presumably sale.

Griffin ZJ238 provided a crew ferry back.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:22 pm

And immediately hangared upon arrival here at Bournemouth
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by dubmasteruk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:03 pm

dubmasteruk wrote:G-BXCE, BXGB, BXIL & BXLB have all been deregistered and transferred to the USA

G-BXJN is still current on the register
A quick look at the FAA Register details the following

N119CA 2985 (ex G-BXGB/ZJ260) REGISTERED 19/01/18
N131TC 2994 (ex G-BXIL/ZJ266) REGISTERED 09/02/18
N34JK 3013 (ex G-BXLB/ZJ275) REGISTERED 19/01/18
N38RM 2971 (ex G-BXCE/ZJ256) REGISTERED 09/02/18

All registered to Dalks Leasing Inc, Wilmington, Delaware.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by dubmasteruk » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:30 pm

dubmasteruk wrote:22/02/18

Squirrels ZJ255, ZJ262, ZJ270, ZJ274 & ZJ278 all departed DHFS duties at Shawbury on route to Bournmouth Hurn for storage and presumably sale.
All the above 5 AS350BB Squirrels were put back onto the civil register on the 27th February 2018 as G-BXAG, BHXB,BXJR,BXKR & BXMB respectively.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by Skymaster » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:39 pm

ZJ243 was heading in the direction of Bournemouth, this afternoon.

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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by IanM » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:50 pm

dubmasteruk wrote:
dubmasteruk wrote:22/02/18

Squirrels ZJ255, ZJ262, ZJ270, ZJ274 & ZJ278 all departed DHFS duties at Shawbury on route to Bournmouth Hurn for storage and presumably sale.
All the above 5 AS350BB Squirrels were put back onto the civil register on the 27th February 2018 as G-BXAG, BHXB,BXJR,BXKR & BXMB respectively.

dubmastrruk,

I think G-BHXB should be G-BXHB?
Thanks for your updates and keep them coming please!

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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:54 pm

Skymaster wrote:ZJ243 was heading in the direction of Bournemouth, this afternoon.
Didn't arrive here as far as I'm aware unless it snuck in!
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Post by SCARECROW » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:51 am

ZJ243 was just on a sortie out of Middle Wallop
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:34 pm

ZJ261,ZJ257 and ZJ276 arrived into storage at Bournemouth today.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:01 pm

ZJ251 and ZJ265 arrived for storage at Bournemouth today
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by dubmasteruk » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:32 pm

bizfreeq wrote:ZJ261,ZJ257 and ZJ276 arrived into storage at Bournemouth today.
All now back on the civil register.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by dubmasteruk » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:18 pm

22nd March

ZJ273, 279 departed to Hurn for store as Shawbury52 Combine' along with ZJ280 as 'Shawbury28'

Crew ferry was provided by Griffin ZJ238 as 'Shawbury102'

23rd March

ZJ272 & 277 departed to Hurn for store as 'Shawbury76 Combine'

Squirrel ZJ268 providing the crew ferry as 'Shawbury38'

Some HT2's also went to Hurn from Middle Wallop I understand ZJ245,249 & 253 with ZJ244 as Crew ferry.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by dubmasteruk » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:23 pm

That leaves the following at Shawbury

ZJ264, ZJ267, ZJ268, ZJ271.

All except ZJ271 have been noted today from ADSB. ZJ271 possibly being wfu.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:35 pm

The HT2s also arrived on the 22nd. As well as the Squirrels, ZJ235 Griffin arrived on the 21st for storage as did ZJ239 on the 19th though this one was by road
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:15 pm

2 Griffins were flown from Shawbury to Hurn today for store.

ZJ236/X & ZJ237/T as 'Shawbury 94 combine' with Squirrel ZJ264 following as a crew ferry as 'Shawbury46'

4 Squirrels and 4 Griffin remain at Shawbury I understand.

Squirrels ZJ264, ZJ267, ZJ268 & ZJ271 (271 confirmed still hangared)
Griffins ZJ234/S, ZJ238/Y, ZJ707/O, ZJ708/K
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by Widget 01 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:36 pm

Any idea if ZK199 (G-DOIT) and ZK200 (G-CEYO) are still st Shawbury? Also do you know if the wreckage’s of ZJ258 ZJ259 & ZJ263 are still kicking about?

Any help would be appreciated,

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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by dubmasteruk » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:38 pm

Widget 01 wrote:Any idea if ZK199 (G-DOIT) and ZK200 (G-CEYO) are still st Shawbury? Also do you know if the wreckage’s of ZJ258 ZJ259 & ZJ263 are still kicking about?

Any help would be appreciated,

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No there are 4 Squirrels as above. Those two odd ball Squirrels were sold a while back to ZK-IFI & ZK-IDR. No clue as to the wreckages as Shawbury is now TOTALLY anti spotter, you would be supprised as to the goings on.
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Re: DHFS SQUIRRELS & GRIFFINS

Post by Widget 01 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 pm

Many thanks I appreciate it. I had heard Shawbury was very anti-spotter, a shame really as the visits were excellent.

Do you have a departure date for ZJ269 (G-BXJN) I noticed it doesn’t seem to have been sold to the states?

Thanks again,
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