Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

40 Years of RAF Chinook

A forum for discussing all things related to MILITARY AVIATION including Military Aviation news. No off-topic discussions here please.
Post Reply
User avatar
Ravendriver2008
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:29 pm

40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Ravendriver2008 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:33 pm

4 decades ago on this day Boeing delivered the first Chinook to the RAF.

http://www.boeing.co.uk/chinook40?sf240 ... kRaC3lI33M

But if one looks back decade and half earlier, the late Eric Winkle Brown went to Boeing Philadelphia to fly the YCh-47A in 1962 time as MoD wee looking at heavy lift requirements and possible purchase in late 60s. The Sikorsky S-65/ CH-53A was also looked at considered ...

Cheers

slogen51
Moderator
Posts: 19667
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:11 am
Location: Norfolk - Mundford - too many trees

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by slogen51 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:03 pm

Good spot

IF and it's a big if they were delivered in serial order the first one was ZA670 , last noted by FC with ZA707 on 26/11/2019 near Ashford Kent - crossing the channel?

ZA707 has been noted recently on SBS but ZA670 hasn't been noted for a year.

User avatar
Blackcat1
Posts: 20744
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:06 pm
Location: Southern edge of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Blackcat1 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:11 pm

Happy 40th! Keep on Wokking!!! 😊
Gareth

6 Sqdn Canopeners
Oculi exercitus
Blackcats remembered
Jaguar Force Excellance! 2nd July 07.

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 18875
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Up North

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Mike » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:16 pm

Has anyone seen ZA718 (ex 'Bravo November' and the sole survivor of the Atlantic Conveyor sinking by the Argies) recently?

FlyingFairy
Posts: 89
Joined: Thu May 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Location: FL 370

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by FlyingFairy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:03 pm

Mike wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Has anyone seen ZA718 (ex 'Bravo November' and the sole survivor of the Atlantic Conveyor sinking by the Argies) recently?
Mike,

The October issue of MAR report it under conversion to Mk6 standard with Boeing at Boscombe.

I can’t find any reports of it flying since it returned from the Falklands by boat in July 2017.

FF

Vulcanone
Posts: 3068
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:56 am

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:00 pm

So HC.1/HC.2/HC.4/HC.4A and soon to be HC.6 not a bad career

hedgerowops
Posts: 284
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:35 pm

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by hedgerowops » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:14 pm

It would be interesting to know how much of it is original.

Vulcanone
Posts: 3068
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:56 am

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:20 pm

Well the plaque inside it should still be there

Vulcanone
Posts: 3068
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:56 am

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:21 pm

Tribute to the pilot in the Falklands that is

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 18875
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Up North

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Mike » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:27 am

FlyingFairy wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:03 pm


The October issue of MAR report it under conversion to Mk6 standard with Boeing at Boscombe.

I can’t find any reports of it flying since it returned from the Falklands by boat in July 2017.

FF
Thanks FF, Scramble says the same regarding the upgrade and has a last noted date of 07/20, hopefully it shouldn't be too long before it's airborne again. :thumb:

Seahornet1
Posts: 300
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:51 am

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Seahornet1 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:27 am

hedgerowops wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:14 pm
It would be interesting to know how much of it is original.
Well, it's definitely had a new co-pilot's door fitted... ;)

martin condon
Posts: 865
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 6:30 am
Location: SURBITON

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by martin condon » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:42 am

After all it's upgrades over the years it's probably more like "Trigger's brush" with just the serial being original.

User avatar
Yammer
Posts: 4410
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:27 pm

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Yammer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:27 pm

The first two I appear to have logged were at Fleetlands open day on 13th June 1981 with ZA675 coded "FI" of 240 OCU plus uncoded ZA679 - somewhere I have slides of them
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X close to Hammerland

Everything talks but only some Ping - some ad-hoc airband radio scribbles on Blog below

https://airbanduk.blogspot.com/

tornado17
Posts: 1633
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:43 pm
Location: Portsmouth

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by tornado17 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:23 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Good spot

IF and it's a big if they were delivered in serial order the first one was ZA670 , last noted by FC with ZA707 on 26/11/2019 near Ashford Kent - crossing the channel?

ZA707 has been noted recently on SBS but ZA670 hasn't been noted for a year.
I have it on good authority that ZA672 was the first to be delivered to the RAF in the UK. This was also the one involved the incident at Hannover Airport (rotors hit a building if memory serves me right) in 1988.

tornado17
Posts: 1633
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:43 pm
Location: Portsmouth

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by tornado17 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:26 pm

FlyingFairy wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:03 pm
[quote=Mike post_id=<a href="tel:1246146">1246146</a> time=<a href="tel:1606072581">1606072581</a> user_id=56]
Has anyone seen ZA718 (ex 'Bravo November' and the sole survivor of the Atlantic Conveyor sinking by the Argies) recently?
Mike,

The October issue of MAR report it under conversion to Mk6 standard with Boeing at Boscombe.

I can’t find any reports of it flying since it returned from the Falklands by boat in July 2017.

FF
[/quote]
Mike wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:27 am
FlyingFairy wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:03 pm


The October issue of MAR report it under conversion to Mk6 standard with Boeing at Boscombe.

I can’t find any reports of it flying since it returned from the Falklands by boat in July 2017.

FF
Thanks FF, Scramble says the same regarding the upgrade and has a last noted date of 07/20, hopefully it shouldn't be too long before it's airborne again. :thumb:
Apparently, they’ve found a major fault on it requiring repair so it might be some time before we see it again.

User avatar
Velvet Glove
Posts: 1006
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:33 pm
Location: W. Suffolk. UK.
Contact:

Re: 40 Years of RAF Chinook

Post by Velvet Glove » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:54 pm


Post Reply

Return to “The Fighter Control Mess”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Unknown74 and 59 guests