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by Malcolm
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 215
Views: 19338

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Wednesday 12th Feb Until 1230 ZZ415 Wildcat HMA ZH583 Lynx MK95 ZZ108 AW101 MK612 0278 AW101 MK612 Wash Bay ZH831 Merlin HMA2(AEW) No sign of when ZH583/19204 could have her first flight? A spotter friend reported he saw a Lynx (definatly not a Wildcat he said) flying over Yeovil last Friday. If he...
by Malcolm
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 215
Views: 19338

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Thursday 6 Feb 2020 - 09:55
Out on a chilly ramp this morning were:

ZZ107 Merlin for Norway
ZH583 Lynx MK95/A/B? - Full Portugese mkgs, UK roundel and serial on rear fuselage, Portugese serial taped over. Looks ready for flight.

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Recommendations buying lens
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Recommendations buying lens

Panamoz without a doubt. Extremely good service, new items, and the warranty works fine! Be hard to match. My 5DIV and 100-400 mkii came from there, along with other gear. Cheers, Chris Panamoz don't ship from the UK, and items don't have a manufacturers UK warrantee. If that's important to you the...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: SR-71A display
Replies: 14
Views: 1597

Re: SR-71A display

Might be an old wives tale, but ISTR at one Mildenhall show the SR had some sort of 'flame out' during a low speed flyby. The pilot surged the other engine up to 11 which produced huge assymetric yaw. This was corrected by a bootfull of rudder, but the sudden left/right/straght ahead motion caused t...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 215
Views: 19338

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

I'm a bit confused, there's two systems that this Merlin has been seen to carry - does anyone know the story behind them please? Initially: https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/454828/zh831-royal-navy-agusta-westland-aw-101-111-merlin-hm-2-crowsnest/ But recently: https://www.savetheroyalnavy.or...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 215
Views: 19338

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Tuesday 3 Dec 2019 - 08:45 Out on a chilly ramp this morning is: (ZZ108) Merlin for Norway Not 100% certain on the serial - very shallow angle to read it off. Slight possibility its '103 but managed to convince myself it was an '8'. Normal Norwegian colours, Norwegian serial covered by one large pi...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 215
Views: 19338

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Saturday 30 Nov 2019 - 10:00 Unusual activity for a weekend, but a Merlin HM2 type is currently flying around the airfield. It's got a nose probe, but isn't pinging on SBS as far as I can see. Suspect its an AEW, but haven't noticed the radar bin bag yet. ETA: 10:30 [43C30B] ZH831 now showing on SB...
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 215
Views: 19338

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Friday 29th November 0277 Merlin mk612 Ground Runs ZZ103 Merlin Mk612 Flew as WHE13 ZR361\15-02 HH101A Ground Runs Had tail panels missing ZJ119\C Merlin Mk4 towed to the flight line ZZ415 Wildcat HMA Flew as WHE14 What I think was a stripped out Merlin HC4 was pushed into the paint shop at about 0...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Davies Monthan
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

Re: Davies Monthan

I did it twice a month ago. Initially I was disappointed, but from a number crunching point of view by looking at my photos I've managed to tie up about 1200 frames so far from the 3500+ currently listed as stored there. You have to book the tours with Pima museum at least 2 weeks in advance for sec...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: Mobile Phones?

You need to go and read up a bit more on the definition of ‘ parked safely ’, what you’ve used above relates to sitting in stationary traffic. No. In Jones v Prothero the defendant had been "parked safely" for about 10 minutes, still sitting in the drivers seat. The courts ruled he was still the Dr...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: Mobile Phones?

The written law says different, it is perfectly legal to use a hand held device whilst the vehicle is stationary and out of the flow of traffic ie: parked safely at side of the road. I’ve just asked one of my neighbours and he’s Traffic police with 20yrs behind him. The drink driving one does indee...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: Mobile Phones?

I think the law on this matter relates to whether you’re actually in traffic at the time, which if you’re sitting at a set of lights you are. If the car is out of the flow of traffic ie: car park,lay-by or stopped safely at side of road it is perfectly legal to use a phone. That's incorrect. Plenty...
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: Mobile Phones?

Just like the morons who walk around across the road without looking with headphones in, looking down waiting to be knocked down!!! Difficult to hurt anyone unintentionally if you're walking - and if you do manage to hurt someone then chances are it'll be yourself. However, driving a 2 to lump of s...
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1639

Re: Mobile Phones?

Good Afternoon With the latest laws on the use of mobile phones in cars, I wondered if you are at a red traffic light and using the mobile or holding it in your hand is an offence. The rule is basically if the keys are in the ignition, and you're sitting in the drivers seat, then using a mobile pho...
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Westlant 19 Aircraft Participation
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: Westlant 19 Aircraft Participation

ZH827 Merlin HM2 visited NAS Norfolk on 18th Sept, accompanied by ZJ120/D Merlin HC4 Grey colour scheme and ZZ530 Wildcat HMA2. HM2 ZH827 had HMS Queen Elizabeth on the nose, so that's one of 'em. Wildcat ZZ530 had what looks like RFA Tideforce on the under-nose radar dustbin thingy. I can't see any...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Parking Ticket
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: Parking Ticket

Can You Park on the Pavement Next to Double Yellow Lines That’s quite a common question, or ‘parking on verge, or the other side next to double yellow lines‘. Parking on the pavement has its own potential issues, those aside, whether you want to park behind double yellow lines, the other side of th...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Winter?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: English Winter?

The answer is relatively simple - how much money do you (yes YOU) want to spend for an event that happens once every 5 years or so? How many sets of winter tyres have you ever bought for YOUR car? How many sets of snow chains have you ever bought for YOUR car? For 99.9% of the population the answer ...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 215
Views: 19338

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Wednesday 9th October 2019
Out on drizzley and overcast ramp at 08:45 this morning was :

ZR361 Merlin/Caesar For Italy, dark green/almost black colour scheme.
ZZ107 Merlin for Norway

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Palmdale & Edwards
Replies: 16
Views: 1362

Re: Palmdale & Edwards

Hey Malcolm , I am not sure , I tried once , years ago but with all the new construction at the time , I couldn't find anywhere and haven't bothered since . Maybe someone else has some more up to date knowledge . Ok Thanks. Flying into SJC arriving 9PM, and planning to be at Leemore before 9AM so t...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: United States of America
Topic: NAS Norfolk 18-Aug-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 259

NAS Norfolk 18-Aug-2019

Noted arriving at about 11AM local time were...

ZJ120/D Merlin HC4 Grey colour scheme
ZH827 Merlin HM2
ZZ530 Wildcat HMA2

I guess HMS Queen Elizabeth must be close (It's not in the docks yet). I don't come all this way to see stuff from just down the road!

Cheers
Malcolm

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