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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby rh226 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:54 pm

For 01 December 2017 to 28th February 2018.
Cheers, Bob
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Location: Melksham, Wiltshire

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby Malcolm » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:46 am

Friday 1st Dec 2017
Out on a bluebird but very chilly ramp at 08:45 were:

(ZZ104/0270) Merlin Mk612 for Norway
ZH962 Lynx Mk 21B for Brazil

The Norwegian is painted and looks ready for flight. No UK serial on the rear fuselage (yet), and the Noggie serial has its individual numbers taped over rather than the whole serial being taped over. The second digit looked like a '7' though. Parked tail on so couldn't see if there was a number over the cockpit. If they wreck this one before I can get it confirmed then I'm havin' ZZ104 anyway :P

Cheers
Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby Comet102 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:27 pm

Was the Merlin using "AE17C8" or "G-17-002"? as any sort of code?
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby rh226 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:34 pm

That was a Lakenheath F-15 callsign "HOSS11". Possibly 91-0306.

See also viewtopic.php?f=8&t=155654
Cheers, Bob
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Location: Melksham, Wiltshire

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby Malcolm » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:52 am

Comet102 wrote:Was the Merlin using "AE17C8" or "G-17-002"? as any sort of code?


Unlikely that it flew today. They apply the UK serial to the rear fuselage before first flight, so unless they stuck it on today it won't have flown.
Malcolm
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby Kevin Brewer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:19 am

Currently on the ground here at Yeovilton are 3 Apaches plus a Saudi Hawk, the latter apparently preparing to depart. No serials as yet.
HTH
Kecin
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby Kevin Brewer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:29 am

The Hawk has just departed, read off with bins as ZB118 / 7909. One of the Apaches now crewing up.
Kevin Brewer
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby Kevin Brewer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:58 am

Brazilian Super Ly x ZH962 airborne from Yeovil at 11.58 local
Kevin Brewer
 

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby razzer56 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Sighting Friday 1st Dec
Malcolm,
From a NIF. He saw the Norwegian as you described with 4 separate patches covering the Norw. serial and spent some time viewing it from various points around the eastern end of the field,social club car park.
Sorry to disappoint but he read it off as ZZ 102 - now sporting a black UK serial against a white part of the body - no longer a white serial on red back ground.
Regards,
razzer56
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Winter 2017/18

Postby Malcolm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:35 am

Friday 8th Dec 2017
Out on a clear but positively Baltic ramp at 08:30 wax:

0270(/ZZ104) Merlin Mk612 for Norway

After last weeks apparent false alarm, the Norwegian is deffo 0270. Fully painted with Noggie serial on display both sides of the rear fusealge but no UK serial yet. Looks ready for flight but unlikely to do so today till they put the UK serial on. So no more fudging required :-)

Cheers
Malcolm
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