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REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

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Keith Rossiter
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REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by Keith Rossiter » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:28 pm

Would be grateful for any info that comes to light regarding the serial of the above.
Not able to get close enough to confirm with optics.

Thanks, Keith

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by pg1610 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:36 pm

From pictures posted in the media pretty sure it's ZH791

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Mike
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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by Mike » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:40 pm

pg1610 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:36 pm
From pictures posted in the media pretty sure it's ZH791
That was a Hawk serial, do you mean ZH891?

Keith Rossiter
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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by Keith Rossiter » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:55 pm

Thanks for the replies.
Just found a shot of it online, and it’s ZA720.

Cheers, Keith

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by MRTT » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:29 pm

Two were deployed.

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by pg1610 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:01 pm

Mike wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:40 pm
pg1610 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:36 pm
From pictures posted in the media pretty sure it's ZH791
That was a Hawk serial, do you mean ZH891?
Oops yes 891

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by MRTT » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:47 am

ZH893 is up today.

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by sschofield » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:01 pm

ZH893 is heading North over Coventry at this time according to ADSB. Where are they refuelling, presumably not THAT far South?

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by pg1610 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:19 pm

seems they are swapping aircraft a I have been given
ZH777 as also being on site yesterday night time with ZH891 being deployed afternoon

so
ZA720
ZH891
ZH777
ZH893 SO FAR

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by sschofield » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:33 pm

Do we know where they are picking up the sandbags from? The Shady Oak pub in Fernilee posted a video of a pickup earlier, so I wonder if they are operating near there? Would probably make sense.

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by pg1610 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:58 pm

A couple of pictures (hopefully) from RAF Odihams twitter account

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA88HH1XUAU ... name=large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBB0QohWkAA ... =4096x4096

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBB0SawWwAA ... =4096x4096

and another picture that shows what is belived to be the location

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA9agMtWsAE ... name=large
the text from above quotes as
They're picking up on Long Hill where the location marker is at the bottom. High up and clear of trees and overhead cables.
Dam is at the end of triangular reservoir at top of pic

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Richard B
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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by Richard B » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:15 pm

Another one just gone over south of Coventry heading north 17.00, think they are rotating
Them in shifts, so will be different serials, they over fly our village heading north. Must change over every 4 or 5 hours.

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by sschofield » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:23 pm

Yes, looks like 893 heading home and 777 replacing it.

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by nds » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi all,
been using L/L route in between Burton on Trent and Uttoxeter. Nice sight.
Times Approx, Friday 5.45pm, heading North.
Friday 6.10pm, heading South,
Sat 10.25am, heading North,
Sat 4.30pm, heading South,
Sat 5.15pm , heading North.

Regards Neal

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by Richard B » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:28 pm

Few been been over again Today just south east of Coventry, last one heading north was around 18.30,
Does anyone no if they are stopping off at Coventry airport for fuel stop?. While on route from Odiham to Derby.
Would have thought they have enough to get from Odiham to Derbyshire pretty easy.

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by nds » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:43 pm

Update,
Sat 11.30pm, heading South.
Sunday 6.45pm, heading North.
Any I.D's Please ?
Regards Neal

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by 1marshn30 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:07 am

Hi all
Here are Fridays and Saturdays as they passed over Bodicote. Didn't get Yesterday's northbound but had one over the house in the early hours heading home .
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ImageChinook by marshn2010, on Flickr
ZH891
ImageBodicote ZH777 by marshn2010, on Flickr

ImageBodicote ZH893 by marshn2010, on Flickr

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by nds » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:58 pm

Monday, 25 minutes passed midnight. heading South.

Neal

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by 1marshn30 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:10 am

Tuesdays Chinooks ZA683 did the morning shift but not sure which one replaced it in the afternoon ?Both shots taken as they transited over Bodicote

ImageChilnooks6/8/19 by marshn2010, on Flickr

ImageChilnooks6/8/19 ZA683 by marshn2010, on Flickr

Ni

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Re: REQ - Chinook on Whaley Bridge dam operation

Post by nds » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:01 pm

Tuesday, 1.50pm, heading North.
2.05pm, heading South.
6.30pm, heading South.

Neal

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