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by Freeman Lowell
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Nucleo Elicotteri Vigili del Fuoco - Bologna-
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Nucleo Elicotteri Vigili del Fuoco - Bologna-

Interesting to note that it hasn't been reserialed (or re-registered, if you prefer).
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Report of MOD cancelling dissimilar aircraft training project
Replies: 20
Views: 1795

Re: Report of MOD cancelling dissimilar aircraft training project

.and the Swiss have just sold their surplus ones.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: REQ Yeovilton - 8 March 2019 Freeman
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: REQ Yeovilton - 8 March 2019 Freeman

John, My recollection was that I could read it off (at the western end) without optics. I probably wouldn't have been able to do that if the markings had been black (it's an age thing). If my memory serves me correctly, it had a telemetry cable running back to the tail rotor hub. I've been told it's...
by Freeman Lowell
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: HC.3A vs HC.3?
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: HC.3A vs HC.3?

Operated by the Danes for about 12 months before being returned to Westlands, as MRTT suggests.
Freeman (22 miles from the Judwin flight line)
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Wednesday 13th March 2019 1130hrs

Obligatory stop on the way to Eli's for lunch revealed just one outside:

ZZ376 Wildcat HMA2. Flightine

Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Two from Brize Sunday 10th March
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Two from Brize Sunday 10th March

You were brave standing on that ladder in the wind today Paul. Worth the risk though!
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Late RIAT 2018 thread
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Late RIAT 2018 thread

Tony,
Have a read of https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visit ... s-for-2019.
In short - no.
HTH
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Steve Spence wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:10 am
(is there a better view of the pan possibly)?

Regards,

Steve
Steve,
Todays serials were all read from:-
Flight line: 50° 56.404'N 2° 38.808'W ( footpath off Westland Road)
Western end: 50° 56.292'N 2° 39.952'W (Bunford Lane, private road)
HTH
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Friday 8th March 2019 0930-1130hrs With the arrival of meteorological spring the grass is growing well: (ZJ119) C Merlin HC3/4 Stripped fuselage towed to paint shop. No serial carried on new rear fuselage ZZ100 Merlin 612 Primer. Towed to flightline ZZ106 Merlin 612 Full c/s. Norwegian serial cover...
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: European Airshows
Topic: KLu Open Day at Volkel 14th & 15th June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2562

Re: KLu Open Day at Volkel 14th & 15th June 2019

Cheers Dougie. My glass is half full again
Freeman :)
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: European Airshows
Topic: KLu Open Day at Volkel 14th & 15th June 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2562

Re: KLu Open Day at Volkel 14th & 15th June 2019

prefontaine72 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:16 pm
2x Norwegian F-16s for Static and Czech Gripen for Flying Display added today

Dougie :)
That's a pity. I thought it might be the time for 2 x Norwegian F-35s.
Freeman :(
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Does that mean it's grey not green or is there actually a camo ' Camouflage: a method of disguising or concealing objects by colouring them or covering them so that they look like part of their surroundings'. I know what you were thinking but don't get get your hopes up. Grey works for a grey sea,s...
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 152
Views: 15657

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

Wednesday 27th February 2019 1400L

Noted on a brief visit, after lunch at the Quicksilver, to see how much the grass had grown:

ZZ549 Wildcat 220. Flew
ZH831 Merlin HM2. Flew. Currently outfitted with 2 bare weapons pylons and an orange pitot probe.

Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chinook Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Chinook Exercise

Interesting repaint on the AH.9
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Tornado's at Farnborough 1982
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Tornado's at Farnborough 1982

Mel,
ZA588/C ZA592/G, ZA595/K, ZA598/N
according to BARG.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19
Replies: 152
Views: 15657

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

Thursday 31st January 2019 1115L Noted at a chilly Judwin whilst en route to Eli's: ZZ549 Wildcat 220. Ramp ZZ550 Wildcat 220. Flew (ZJ128)/M Merlin HC.4. Compass base Freeman How was Eli's today? Not been in there for 4 or 5 years :halo: :halo: Unchanged, and that's the pull. Maureen and Pat are f...
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition
Topic: VOTING POLL - POTM - January 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: VOTING POLL - POTM - January 2019

Fair enough Zy. I assume Rob can still enter POTY and SPOTM with that shot should he wish?
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1939

Re: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?

Arthur,
You might have read the Air Tanker contract. I have to confess I haven't. Do you know if it definitely excludes alternative tanker arrangement for seaborne forces? It would seem a daft decision to have signed up to were it the case.
:pop:
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition
Topic: VOTING POLL - POTM - January 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: VOTING POLL - POTM - January 2019

robmac wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:22 am
oversight on my behalf...bit harsh?
Yes. Maybe we can still vote for Rob and see if he would have won but for this ruling?
Freeman

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