Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
rh226
Posts: 10055
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:43 pm
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire

Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by rh226 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:15 pm

Spring?? When it arrives. :lol:

Anyway, thread ready for 1st March 2018 to 31st May 2018 inclusive.
Cheers, Bob

Malcolm
Posts: 3111
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:26 am

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Malcolm » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:58 am

Tuesday 6th Mar 2018
Out on a mildly moist and slightly chilly ramp at 08:45 were:

ZZ101/0264 Merlin Mk612 for Norway
ZZ532 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy"

The Norwegian had its Norwegian serial uncovered, but also had the UK serial on the rear fuselage in the normal place. Not sure if this means delivery is imminent or not.

Cheers
Malcolm

Judwin71
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:25 am
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 am

Also noted at 1015L, AW139 EI-LIM. Test Flight?

User avatar
Freeman Lowell
Posts: 632
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:00 pm
Location: Next to Mrs Kipling

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:21 am

Also noted at 1045hrs:
ZZ104 Merlin, flying (Norwegian serial covered)
ZH962 Lynx, ramp (Brazilian serial not evident)
G-MCGN A1x9, no rotors, towed to paint shop
Freeman

User avatar
Freeman Lowell
Posts: 632
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:00 pm
Location: Next to Mrs Kipling

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:41 pm

Tuesday 13th Mar 2018
1100hrs on a Spring-like day presented:
ZJ122/F Merlin HC4. Ramp.
ZZ100 Merlin 612. Primer/soot cols. Ramp.
ZZ104 Merlin 612. Full cols. Norwegian serials still covered. Flying
Freeman

Seaking93
Posts: 529
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:39 pm
Location: Lindinis

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Seaking93 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:25 pm

Noted on the eastern ramp this morning,
ZZ100(primer), ZZ104 - Merlin 612
(ZH962) - Lynx - Brazil
In the wash rig
ZJ1??/? - Merlin HC4 (grey scheme)
BobT

farnboroughrob
Posts: 142
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:33 pm

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by farnboroughrob » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:47 pm

At 13:00 ZH962 returned from a test flight. Nothing else seen but i didn't go down the western end.

EGVP
Posts: 12169
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:26 pm

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by EGVP » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:51 am

Morning, Norwegian Merlin out on the pan - can't ID it yet!

EGVP
Posts: 12169
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:26 pm

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by EGVP » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:40 am

Was ZZ104

timjones
Posts: 244
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 5:25 pm
Location: Barnstaple

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by timjones » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:23 am

ZZ102 and 104 on the ramp 23/03

Graham
Posts: 103
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:21 am
Location: Newcastle

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Graham » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:04 pm

ZZ102 has already been delivered as 0265 to Norway this year so is this a typo?

timjones
Posts: 244
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 5:25 pm
Location: Barnstaple

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by timjones » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:07 am

Yes 101 sorry.

User avatar
Freeman Lowell
Posts: 632
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:00 pm
Location: Next to Mrs Kipling

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:25 pm

Tuesday 27th March 2018
1130hrs after the rain had cleared:

(ZZ100) Merlin 612. Primer. Ramp
ZZ101 Merlin 612. Norwegian serial covered.Ramp
ZH962 Lynx 21. No Brazilian serial carried. Flying.
Freeman

Judwin71
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:25 am
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:22 pm

1620L. visiting AW139 G-DCII

Judwin71
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:25 am
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:32 pm

G-DCII, Departed 1630L

Judwin71
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:25 am
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:43 pm

AW189 G-MCGW first flight today :clap:

sonny
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:41 pm

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by sonny » Wed May 02, 2018 5:01 pm

According Radarbox24 Brazilian Lynx N-4004 did some ground(?) test last couple of days (pinging 26.4, 27.4, 30.4 and 1.5).

Judwin71
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:25 am
Location: 3 miles south of Judwin

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:42 pm

Suspect it will carry ZH965.

User avatar
Freeman Lowell
Posts: 632
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:00 pm
Location: Next to Mrs Kipling

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 pm

Tuesday 15th May 2018
If only Leonardo could build aircraft as fast as the staff leave the factory at the end of a shift...
Just two Merlins graced the tarmac today:
ZZ101 (Norwegian serial taped over) flew both am and pm
ZJ122/F remained glued to the tarmac all day.
Best entertainment was provided by the chap in ZM410 doing wing-overs above the airfield at lunchtime :clap:
Freeman

User avatar
eagle driver
Posts: 6712
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:46 am
Location: knaphill Surrey

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Post by eagle driver » Thu May 17, 2018 9:45 am

WHE03 airborne near Weymouth no serial showing but has a hex code of 43C901 suspect this to be a Brazilian Lynxcat if that's the right terminology.

Post Reply

Return to “RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest