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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby rh226 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:43 am

For sightings 1st June 2017 to 31st August 2017.
Cheers, Bob
rh226
 
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:50 am

Trouble is, it's stone dead at the moment.

FWIW ZZ101 out this morning at 08:40L.
Malcolm
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:25 pm

Flying today, AW189, G-MCGP, WHE04. AW101, ZZ102, WHE01.
Judwin71
 
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby twinstar » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 pm

Absolutely ziltch outside today, shed doors wide open though, the front row has two fully painted Norweigan AW101s, the second one being rotorless. Can anyone id? Thanks in advance.
Tony
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Foxyee » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:26 pm

Have the first 2 Merlins for Norway, ZZ101 and ZZ102 already been delivered?

Regards

Foxyee
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:34 pm

Foxyee wrote:Have the first 2 Merlins for Norway, ZZ101 and ZZ102 already been delivered?

Regards

Foxyee


No. ZZ102 went up to Sola for the airshow two weeks ago, but came back again the following Tuesday. ZZ100 (in primer), ZZ101 and ZZ102 are all still present. ZZ103 has been seen but not sure if it's flown yet. To complicate things there is at least one Coastguard AW189 there too, which is in a similar scheme. Don't know if anything has gone to Paris.

Just an apache out on the ramp this morning, and several Merlins/AW189's visible in the Hangar.
Malcolm
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Foxyee » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:00 pm

Thanks for the update....
Foxyee
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:45 am

Friday 23rd June 2017
Finally something to report. Out on a warm and overcast ramp at 08:45 were:

ZZ40(3) Wildcat AH1 "Army"
G-MCGU AW-189 HM Coastguard

Fairly sure it was '403 - though could have been '408.

Cheers
Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:30 am

1015L. G-MCGU AW189, short flight as WHE04 :clap:
Judwin71
 
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:53 pm

AW101, ZZ103 flew this afternoon (first flight?) as WHE02. :clap:
Judwin71
 
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby paul simmons » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:20 pm

Can anyone confirm which Norway AW101 flew a few weeks ago using the old AMI Hex
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Location: Cornwall

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Freeman Lowell » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:48 pm

Note from a quiet airfield....
a.m. 27.06.17 ZZ403 Wildcat AH1 ground running
...off to watch paint dry now.
Freeman
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Two66 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:59 pm

Very little flying at the moment, maybe the test pilots are on summer hols. All I've had with regularity is the CG 189. Norway Merlins seem to be having a rest, last seen by me 16/6, last had a MK4 on 12/6, did have a Wildcat yesterday,
Two66
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:40 am

Unidentified Wildcat flying this morning.
Judwin71
 
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:47 am

Judwin71 wrote:Unidentified Wildcat flying this morning.


ZZ415 on the ramp at 08:45L

14:05L ZZ102 Inbound from St Mawgan, just past Exeter eastbound, though appears to be shooting a approach at Exeter first.
Malcolm
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby pg1610 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:54 pm

Noted this morning 11.00 20/7/17

ZZ102 EH101 Norway
AW101 AEH101
ZJ127/L EH101 R Navy
G-MCGU AW189 CG
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:46 am

Flying this morning, Wildcat AH1 ZZ387 WHE02.
Judwin71
 
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:16 am

Tuesday 1st August 2017
Finally something 'new' to report. Out this morning on a warm and overcast ramp at 08:30 was:

ZZ103 Merlin for Norway - white UK serial.

Cheers
Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:33 pm

Flying this afternoon, AW101, ZZ103, WHE01, 4th Norway.
Judwin71
 
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby patrick dirksen » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:13 pm

Hi all,

Is ZZ103 still in primer I presume? On July 13th we had ZJ127, ZZ399, AW101 and ZZ415 outside, and as the doors of the first hangars were wide open we could see two primer Merlins. Possibly ZZ100 (which we saw last year, and is still in primer as I understand) and hopefully ZZ103?
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