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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:02 pm

patrick dirksen wrote: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?


No. ZZ103 is fully painted and has been for several months.

There are rumours that the crashed Nigerian is back for repair. It might be that?
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby patrick dirksen » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:57 am

OK, thanks! And any sightings of the Nigerian or other primer AW.101 would be very interesting of course.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby timjones » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:45 pm

ZJ127 L Merlin was on the ramp when I arrived at 09:45 this morning. At 10:00 ZZ103 was towed out of the hangar in full RNoAF c/s.

Patrick I think it's been fully painted for quite a while, certainly before your visit to England.

Cheers,

Tim.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby cliom » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:19 pm

I seem to remember a report of A Brazillian Lynx back for Report many moths ago.

Did this every get tied up please?

Thanks
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:55 pm

1530L. Flying this afternoon Wildcat AH1 ZZ387, WHE04.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Freeman Lowell » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:19 pm

Judwin71 wrote:1530L. Flying this afternoon Wildcat AH1 ZZ387, WHE04.

and 1230L. Flying, Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ514.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby twinstar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:05 am

Outside this morning is Portugese Lynx 19204 on ramp minus engines.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Freeman Lowell » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:36 pm

twinstar wrote:Outside this morning is Portugese Lynx 19204 on ramp minus engines.

Tony, on checking, this contract was announced last year at Farnborough. It includes new CTS800s and avionics for all 5. The first of the 8 Brazilians in for similar work was due to be delivered back this autumn. With one in the flight shed now, that may still be possible.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:22 am

Thursday 17th August 2017
Out on a warm and overcast ramp at 08:45 were:

ZZ375 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy"

Cheers
Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Ferrari » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:54 am

Monday 14.8.17
12.14 an A109 did an approach to Exeter as 'Westland 6', but presume this was civil?

Tuesday 15.8.17
12.54 an AW101 in primer did an approach to Exeter as 'Westland 01'.

HTH and sorry no serials.

Regards
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby dewint » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:23 pm

Can anyone confirm the Merlin that flew from Yeovil 25/05/17 'WHE02' showing as 43C47E (re-used code from ZR352 It AF which has already been delivered).

Many thanks
Adrian Clark
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby EGVP » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:16 am

Not unexpectedly, nothing currently outside. Suppose it was worth a look in the way past.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:29 am

Flying this morning ZZ399 Wildcat AH1, WHE03. Also Tiger Moth doing circuits.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Freeman Lowell » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:38 am

Yeovil am 13.9.17
Main ramps
ZZ100 Merlin. primer
ZZ399 Wildcat AH1
G-MCGM,MCGV
Western end
ZH962 Lynx 21. New paint, two roundels, one serial.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Yammer » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:42 pm

""ZH962 Lynx 21. New paint, two roundels, one serial."" - nice the upgraded Brazilian
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby razzer56 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:45 pm

Lynx AH 1 ZZ 399 re delivered to Yeovilton by 14.00 today

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Freeman Lowell » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:01 am

Now, now Colin. You're showing your age :P
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Judwin71 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:24 pm

Flying this afternoon G-MCGV AW189, WHE04. 1st flight? :clap:
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby John Fletcher 54 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:17 am

Also flying just after midday on Tuesday 19th G-MCGM another AW189. Both noted outside at 1pm. Also noted a Wildcat. Anyone able to offer a serial? Thanks John
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby Malcolm » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:41 am

An unidentified fully painted Norwegian Merlin was in the wash rack on both Monday (18th) and Tuesday (19th) at 08:45. Possibly the 5th Norwegian.

ZJ127/K Merlin HC4 grey colour scheme out this morning (21st) at 08:45.
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