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REQ: Islander

Seen a military aircraft recently but NOT at one of the bases or airfields listed below? Maybe it flew over the top of you today? Need to tie up the serial? Ask in here. Requests less than 6 months old only please.
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Gingercake
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REQ: Islander

Post by Gingercake » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:28 pm

Just seen heading West over Telford, Shropshire was 'possible' one of the dodgy Islanders.

I could see the reg on the wing underneath but couldn't stay still enough to read it. Anyone help ID this?

Thanks
James

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reaper493
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Re: REQ: Islander

Post by reaper493 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:56 pm

Did you happen to notice the colours? Believe there is one white/red and one white/blue?

Mike

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Re: REQ: Islander

Post by reaper493 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:13 pm

Two ex mil Islanders have visited Waddington in the past, but not since 2019 I think.

One is white with red lines from front to back, registered as G-BJEC ex ZH537

The other is G-BJOH ex ZF573 which has blue lines.

There are videos of both on YouTube, both are white when viewed from underneath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzSVmFB1M7M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyOAcGoBn58

Mike
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Tarnished1
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Re: REQ: Islander

Post by Tarnished1 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:18 pm

ZF573 reg G-BJOH not ZF537 which is a lynx AH9A.

Then there is ZH536 reg as G-BSAH, also operated by GAMA Avn on behalf of...

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Re: REQ: Islander

Post by reaper493 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Thanks, typed too quick! Amended.

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neil305
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Re: REQ: Islander

Post by neil305 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:49 pm

Probably G-BJOH.

G-BSAH was doing circuits at Northolt for the most part of yesterday afternoon.

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Re: REQ: Islander

Post by bizfreeq » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:47 pm

The fleet as I know it, comprises of:

G-BIIO BN2T Islander cn2102 white with wavey red/black/red stripes on fuselage and three wavey lines on tail (yet to enter service)
G-BJEC BN2T Islander cn2118 white with two red stripes fanning out onto the tail
G-BJOH BN2T Islander cn2034 as BJEC but with blue stripes
G-BSAH BN2T Islander cn2235 same scheme but opposite to BIIO black/red/black
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Mark



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