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Tom_J at Yeovil (Dec '19)

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Tom_J at Yeovil (Dec '19)

Post by Tom_J » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:52 pm

Whilst working from home (I can't recall the last time I visited from a laptop!), I thought I'd share a couple of images from a busy Yeovil in December.

It was quite a good day, apparently the Italian HH-101As are suffering from heat issues with the black cabs, so they'll all go this colour - and I was chuffed to bits to practically have the Wildcat trialling a full load of 20(!) Martlet missiles.

ImageEmperor's New Clothes by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageAssembly Line by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageHogwarts by Tom Jones, on Flickr

As a side note, I love the WWII throwback (intentional or not) of a Wildcat operating with "Martlets".

ImageDog Days by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ZZ103 was the very first Noggie Merlin delivered (which I saw at Yeovil on its delivery flight in November '17), that rolled over two weeks later - good to see it back up and running!
ImageNAWSARH Species by Tom Jones, on Flickr

It was also cool to see ZZ100 come back after a jaunt to Europe (this seems to regularly fly to Italy for testing) - it's the first Norwegian AW101 built, in 2016, but has remained in primer since then.
ImageTriple-Nut by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageNakedSARH by Tom Jones, on Flickr

I've seen several reports that Bunford Lane is now a bit of a write-off due to development works there, but I was getting frustrated at the angles from the footpath, and the light was swinging around, so I took a chance and boy did it pay off!

ImageLogloader by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageGrumman Throwback by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageDo you even lift? by Tom Jones, on Flickr

As always - thanks for looking - it's been quite some time since I've uploaded an image thread due to Flickr dickry.

C&C welcomed as always.

Cheers,

Tom :up:
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Post by reheat module » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:26 pm

Great recap!
Lovely to see the colour cabs, and the Wildcat fully loaded is a new one for me too.
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Post by Yammer » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:48 pm

Excellent images and very good to see the Wildcat armed up, thank you for posting
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Post by The Phantom » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:19 pm

Very cool to see that Wildcat :thumbs:

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Post by ChrisGilligan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:53 pm

Fantastic set with the Wildcat shots absolute belters!

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Post by TommyC » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 pm

Excellent pictures, thank you for posting!

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Post by paddyboy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:56 am

Hi Tom :P

Cracking set there :thumbs:

Love the face-on Wildcat ;)

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Post by Seahawk 11 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:42 pm

What a fantastic set of photos there, I have not been to Yeovil for many a year,

Rob

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Post by Tom_J » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm

Cheers guys!

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Post by Craig » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 am

Love the 4th one!

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Post by Imac » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:50 am

Top set Tom, No9 for me, awesome head on. Thanks for sharing

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