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by Freeman Lowell
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 177
Views: 15151

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

Typeflyer wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:28 am
MM81873 departed @ 11:25, after single spirited fly past has departed to the SE. Heads up south coast!
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 177
Views: 15151

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

Tuesday 21st January 2020 1330hrs

The fog cleared briefly to reveal 5 aircraft on the flight line:

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA.2
(ZJ118) B Merlin HC4
ZR362 HH-101A. Ground running
ZZ103 Merlin 612 +1

Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Lincolnshire & Rutland
Topic: Exercises next 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: Exercises next 2020?

Is it possible that Crimson Flag may preclude a Cobra Warrior for 2020?
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: London Bimbles 2020 ~ UPDATE~19Jan20
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: London Bimbles 2020

I agree with Mike. Very good Brian.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Cambridge Airport
Topic: Herc's at CBG January 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: Herc's at CBG January 2020

To add to Ratty and Reach's replies, yesterday Monday 13th, saw the following also outside:
5601 C-130J-30 one propeller removed
8T-CA C-130K all four engines removed
(701) C-130J tail removed
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: American Adventures 1997
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: American Adventures 1997

Now that was an air show! If only Edwards is half as good, as El Torro, this year!
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 47
Views: 1686

Re: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?

Driverless cars - that's the future. That and garlic bread, of course!
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 177
Views: 15151

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

Charlie, It certainly does seem a long time. Leonardo could probably have built the Navy new Wildcats in that time. I imagine there was more in this up-grade than was first envisaged. Perhaps, as it was suggested for the Brazilian airframes, more corrosion was found than expected necessitating an in...
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 177
Views: 15151

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

Hi Charlie,
I've not spoken to anyone who has seen 19204 outside since the last sighting you previously referred to.
As soon as it is seen :Wow: , you will read about it here.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 47
Views: 1686

Re: What age, or condition, should a driving licence be allowed to?

Marc,
I commend you to read Hendrik Groen's book - 'Pogingen iets van het leven te maken: Het geheime dagboek van Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 jaar' .
You will like it. Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Culdrose ROK Lynx Deployments 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Culdrose ROK Lynx Deployments 2019

I don't think any of the ROK Wildcats made it back to the UK last year, Comet.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O come all ye faithful
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: O come all ye faithful

Imbibing of the Christmas Spirit Mike?
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: "John's Field Closed for Christmas and New Year"
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: "John's Field Closed"

Merry Christmas John. See you next year.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - didn't he do well?
Replies: 55
Views: 1997

Re: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - didn't he do well?

turbosix wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:14 am

I bet there’s a few military bigwigs hot under the collar this morning.
No. They’ll retire early on fat pensions. It’s only ever the little people that have to atone for their mistakes.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - didn't he do well?
Replies: 55
Views: 1997

Re: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - didn't he do well?

ChrisCwmbran wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:35 pm
Diane Abbott for Labour leader! :P
“For the many, not the shoe!”

Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - didn't he do well?
Replies: 55
Views: 1997

Re: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - didn't he do well?

slogen51 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:52 am

I think labour missed an open goal.
To quote Labour MP Mark Tami :

"I think our policy on Brexit was, well... if you stand in the middle of the road, you get run over."

Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Stansted 03-12-2019 NATO summit arrivals
Replies: 17
Views: 2076

Re: Stansted 03-12-2019 NATO summit arrivals

Hi Andy, Lovely photos. Looks like the Aerozone is a good spot. Next time you have a meeting with the local police, please extend our thanks to them. Once again we found them polite, considerate and, more than once, very helpful in pointing out the harder to see parked up aircraft in the gathering d...
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 177
Views: 15151

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

Thursday 28th November 2019 1000-1100hrs

ZJ119 Merlin HC4
ZR361 HH-101A
ZZ107 Merlin 612
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA2

For completeness:
G-HLCM A.109
G-XXEC A.109
I-AWCU AW149
4K-Ai010 Merlin 641.Painted, no rotors, outer engines or dust

Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 177
Views: 15151

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

Very Wet Friday 22 Nov at 1330 O277 AW101 MK612 ZJ119\C Merlin Mk 4 ZH829 Merlin HMA2(AEW) Moved between hangars I-AWCU AW189 G-XXCE A109 Also, at 1100 hrs 7T-WVD was repositioned between hangars - devoid of engines, transmission and covers. Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 177
Views: 15151

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

Wednesday 13th November 2019 1150-1200 & 1330-1400ish hrs MM81874 HH-101A. In wash rack. Only the MM serial readable. By 1330hrs had been removed from wash rack ZZ100 Merlin 612 Flight line ZZ415 Wildcat HMA.2 Flight line ZZ528 Wildcat HMA.2 Arrived ZZ410 Wildcat AH.1 Arrived. The green AW149 was a...

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