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by Malcolm
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

There was a Norwegian AW101 on the ramp at 08:45 tail on, but I couldn't get an angle to read it off. It still had the Norwegian serial covered, and the UK serial applied though. That, and the fact it appears to have departed on a Westland callsign makes me think it'll be back, and isn't on delivery.
by Malcolm
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-35 eliminated from German Tornado replacement competition
Replies: 8
Views: 1499

Re: F-35 eliminated from German Tornado replacement competition

apparently the Tiffies are not nuke capable Correct. The Germans, Dutch, Belgians, Italians and Turkey have a NATO commitment to supply aircraft capable of delivering the B61 nuclear bomb. The bombs themselves are held under US control at bases within all 5 of these countries ready for use should t...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 20169

Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

II suspect there will need to be a NOTAM for a formation of 9 Tornados to fly around the country, so the routing should be well known before hand.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Now showing as ZZ106 old chap. That just means someone has put ZZ106 in their own personal database of ADSB codes, and then "shared" the ADSB info with a network. If I put ZZ107 in my database, then that's what will show on your screen. Whilst I've little doubt [43C7E1] is indeed ZZ106, until someo...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: 800th and 801st NAS serials
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: 800th and 801st NAS serials

I'd have thought most of the Sea Harriers flew with one or other squadron at some time or other. What time frame are you talking? Or are you asking about GR7/9 Harriers post 2005?
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Judwin71 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:03 pm
ZZ106 first flight today :clap:
23rd Jan 2019
[43C7E1] (ZZ106?) seems to be airborne - Showing full ADSB and just done an approach to Exeter (12:05)
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Belive ZZ106 had its first flight this afternoon as WHE02. Wildcat ZZ550 was out at 08:45 this morning. I was at home all afternoon. A Norwegian Merlin took off at about 3pm. However, I read it off from the bedroom window as ZZ105. It's true "ZZ106" was pinging on SBS a bit later, but the altitude ...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Papa, Hungary
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: Papa, Hungary

Woww, amazing pics. How taken; drone? Thanks for sharing! :clap: From a spam can, rented at one of the nearby civil airfields. Buzzing the airfield for half an hour in a Cessna/Piper became a popular activity. They're probably 10+ years ago though (we did it in 2006) - the Migs and Su's were all li...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Wednesday January 9th 2018 08:45L

Out on a chilly but clear ramp this morning at 08:45 were...

ZZ549 Wildcat for [s]Indonesia[/s] Philippines :whistle:
ZZ550 Wildcat for [s]Indonesia[/s] Philippines :whistle:

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Tuesday January 8th 2018 08:45L

Out on a chilly but mostly clear dreary ramp this morning at 08:45 were...

ZZ550 Wildcat for Indonesia - painted overall dark grey. Being fuelled, so guess it's gonna fly

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: MOD Plod using drones at Marham
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

Re: MOD Plod using drones at Marham

MOD Plod using drones at Marham, to keep an eye on people who will do anything for the photos they want U5395/18 - DRONE OPR WI 2.5NM RADIUS OF RAF MARHAM ARP. HGT 400FT AGL, 477FT AMSL. 07 DEC 12:03 2018 UNTIL 06 MAR 23:59 2019. CREATED: 07 DEC 12:57 2018 Will the drones have military serials? :wh...
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: What aircraft would you like to see at RIAT 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 14279

Re: What aircraft would you like to see at RIAT 2019

Just out of interest doesn't an F-15 do pretty much the same kind of display no matter what country it's from? There hasn't been an F-15 display in this country as long as I've been in this hobby and that's a while and I can only recall USAF ones being at UK shows in the odd fly past, no one elses ...
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Friday 7th December 2018 Out on another properly foul, windy and wet ramp at 08:45 this morning was : (ZR358/15-07) Merlin Caesar HH101 Couldn't actually read it off, but if they crash it before I can finally get to read it off I'm 'avin' it. :whistle: They were also towing a Coastguard 139/159/189...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Wednesday 28th November 2018
Out on a properly foul, windy and wet ramp at 08:45 this morning was :

ZJ125/J Merlin HC4 light grey colour scheme.

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

raameagle wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:37 am
0935 26th November
ZZ549 Wildcat Philippine Navy outside
Regards
Mark
ZH962 Lynx 21B for Brazil was outside with it at about 09:50.
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Wildcat ZZ511 VALENT61 looks to be out of Yeovil this morning and is eastbound just going OTT Duxford . Wasn't on the ramp at 08:45, and there were no Lynx/Wildcat power carts out either which is a good indication of no Lynx/Wildcat movements in the near future. With that callsign much more likely ...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Thursday November 22th 2018 08:45L Out on a Baltic but clear ramp this morning at 08:45 were... ZZ549 Wildcat for The Philippines - painted overall dark grey. ZH965 Lynx for Brazil Still not got the Italian Merlin/Caesar. The wash rack was up, so I suspect there will be something going for a shower...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Monday November 19th 2018 08:45L Out on a chilly and overcast and ramp this morning at 08:45 were... ZZ549 Wildcat for The Philippines - painted overall dark grey. Not often I get a paint scrape - Indonesia on Friday, Philippines on Monday :roll: :whistle: :Oops: Anyhow, it's got "NAVY" written in ...
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 148
Views: 14639

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Friday November 16th 2018 08:45L

Out on a mild but overcast and dreary ramp this morning at 08:45 were...

(ZZ100) AW-101 primer, serial not read
ZZ549 Wildcat for Indonesia - painted overall dark grey.

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovilton 7-Nov-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Yeovilton 7-Nov-2018

Noted departing Yeovilton in a monsoon like cloud burst at circa 09:10 this morning was a light grey NH90. Overflew the A37 westbound, so presumably en-route to Culdrose.

PP says (N-317) [48104E] "NEPTUNE13" NH-90

Cheers
Malcolm

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