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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer/Autumn 2017

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by EGVP » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 am

Short answer is replacement for the Sea King ASaC fleet.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Freeman Lowell » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 am

Keith,
It's the very long awaited radar AEW facilitation conversion. There won't be any dedicated a/c like the current SK7 rather, the 30 HM1 that were concerted to HM2 will be further modified to receive one of 10 Crowsnest radar sets when needed. Of course, there will only be a 'short' capability gap of AEW surveillance for our new carriers after the SK7 is retired next year. :Oops:
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Judwin71 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:32 pm

Many thanks for the info.
Keith

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Malcolm » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:22 am

Tuesday 14th Nov 2017
Out on an overcast and chilly ramp at 08:45 were:

ZZ418 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy"
ZH831 Merlin HM2

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:57 am

Just left Westland Norwegian AW101 heading northeast. Flight id NOW5001, mode S 478126. No other details. Delivery ???

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Malcolm » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:02 am

Judwin71 wrote:Just left Westland Norwegian AW101 heading northeast. Flight id NOW5001, mode S 478126. No other details. Delivery ???
Yes.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:20 am

Hi Malcolm, any idea which one?

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Bertie_Basset » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:26 am

0268 is the aircraft delivered today. No evidence of UK serial on fuselage.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Sea_Harrier_FA2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:32 am

20/11 nothing out on hangar ramp and all shut up this morning. ZJ120/D out on Western end by rotor rigs following conversion and new grey paint scheme. Bob

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by grahamdevizes » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 pm

Afternoon all

Was working in Yeovil today and drove past the field several times. There was a grey Merlin parked by the wind sock closest to the road all day, is this ZJ120 as mentioned above please? Many thanks
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by paul simmons » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:33 am

Yes Graham it was. Noted in the same area around 1pm was a Brazilian Lynx ZH962 while on the main ramp was a AW101 in primer which I believe was ZZ101 if someone could confirm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:27 am

Hi Paul,
perhaps not ZZ101, as that is fully painted.
rgds, Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Malcolm » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:20 am

paul simmons wrote:Yes Graham it was. Noted in the same area around 1pm was a Brazilian Lynx ZH962 while on the main ramp was a AW101 in primer which I believe was ZZ101 if someone could confirm
The primer merlin out on the ramp on Wednesday morning @ 08:45 was ZZ100. Looked complete and ready for flight.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:44 pm

Also flying today were/are Wildcat ZZ408 WHE05 and AW189 G-MCGV.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:13 pm

G-MCGV was WHE 04
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by rh226 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:25 pm

WHE04 must have used more than one aircraft, then. It had a Brazilian hex (E48xxx) earlier today.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:25 pm

Noticed that one this afternoon Bob but it was WHE07 by that point according to Planefinder
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by rh226 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:55 pm

Must have changed it in flight then, Mark. It was WHE04 on Planeplotter.
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by grahamdevizes » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:11 pm

Many thanks for the info guys, most appreciated
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Post by paul simmons » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:31 pm

Malcolm wrote:
paul simmons wrote:Yes Graham it was. Noted in the same area around 1pm was a Brazilian Lynx ZH962 while on the main ramp was a AW101 in primer which I believe was ZZ101 if someone could confirm
The primer merlin out on the ramp on Wednesday morning @ 08:45 was ZZ100. Looked complete and ready for flight.
Thank you Malcom, it was a tad 'blowey' so reading off with bins wasn't easy

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