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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby Judwin71 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:32 pm

Many thanks for the info.
Keith
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby 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

Cheers
Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby 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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Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby 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

Postby Judwin71 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:20 am

Hi Malcolm, any idea which one?
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2017

Postby 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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