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Farewell Lynx Flight

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Rory76 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:56 am

capercaillie wrote:
Rory76 wrote:Pleasantly surprised by the amount of coverage it’s getting in the media- given that it’s not particularly an aircraft that will have any real resonance with the public at large.
I don't know a British design that has seen nearly forty years of service, still in production as we retire our last examples, served in many major conflict zones, world air speed record holder for true helicopters and Prince Andrew flew one in the Falklands, what more could you ask for? :)
Even with a Royal connection it’d still be surprising to me that the likes of the BBC are carrying it to the degree they are- id have thought only the Chinook would be that well known as a helicopter among the wider public, otherwise it’s probably “a helicopter”, possibly sub divided into “big” or “small”.

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Buccs2b » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 pm

Chinook, presumably the escort for the London section, heading NE over Croydon

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Yammer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:05 pm

""Even with a Royal connection it’d still be surprising to me that the likes of the BBC are carrying it to the degree they are- id have thought only the Chinook would be that well known as a helicopter among the wider public, otherwise it’s probably “a helicopter”, possibly sub divided into “big” or “small”""

Imagine how many armed forces personnel have worked on, flown on and gone into action via the Lynx over the near 40 years - it will be an awful lot.

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by catkins » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Buccs2b wrote:Chinook, presumably the escort for the London section, heading NE over Croydon
I think Chinook will be the flying platform for video / photographers to record the final flight? I'm not watching any video coverage yet but presume by end of day that we'll get the view from the Chinook's ramp
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Ewart » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:06 pm

Just departed Shawbury. 10 minutes early. It was just the four Lynx, no Chinook.

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by catkins » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:13 pm

A Chinook (which was with them at Odiham, is I think meant to be joining again once they reach Lee Valley prior to routing along Thames.
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by eagle driver » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:16 pm

Buccs2b wrote:Chinook, presumably the escort for the London section, heading NE over Croydon
SHF413 ZH893 has since returned to Odiham

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by farnboroughrob » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 pm

ZH893 just tracked past farnborough London bound. Assuming they will all rote this way via M3
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by xkekeith » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:22 pm

ZH900 was the photo ship at Odiham this morning.
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by farnboroughrob » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:39 pm

ZH893 SHF410 appears to be holding around lee Valley, so probably the camera ship if the mode s is correct.

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by farnboroughrob » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:19 pm

Actually ZH900 Valhalla 5 called Farnborough joining up with Lynx's via Bansted and meeting them at Banbury Resivior in Lee Valley.
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by daveh » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:24 pm

1510 two have just passed bourne flying south east

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Tooks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:51 pm

daveh wrote:1510 two have just passed bourne flying south east
I mean no disrespect, but are you sure they weren't 2 x Apache’s?

They’ve been active in the area today.

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by farnboroughrob » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:22 pm

Past farnborough 16:20 in line astern with Chinook a minute in front. End of a era
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Kevin Brewer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:04 pm

Watched them arrive back at Odiham in the middle of a hailstorm, bang on schedule at 16.30 local, in what looked to me like a 400' ceiling, if that. Visibility was so bad I didn't see the accompanying Chinook at all!
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:27 pm

Disbanding I'm afraid
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by toom317 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:29 pm

No danger of me getting to see this, but just noticed Dishforth never got a fly by.
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Gus0898uk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:58 pm

They came right over my house near to Leicester on their way from Shawbury to Tilton on the Hill, which was probably the first fly past point, Tilton is where a Lynx went down several years ago and there was a gathering at the spot today.

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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by C24 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:33 am

The gathering at the "spot" was about twelve vehicles parked to watch the local hunt go past not long after the four Lynx can over.
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Re: Farewell Lynx Flight

Post by Snoop 95 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:29 am

Some nice pics in the local paper from the Wattisham visit:
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/lynx-helicop ... -1-5357917

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