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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
raameagle
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by raameagle » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:49 am

0945 13th December

Wildcats ZZ392 and ZZ549
AW101 ZR358/15-07

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Mark

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by raameagle » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:09 am

1005 ZZ549 airborne
1006 ZZ550 just towed out 😀
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Mark

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by raameagle » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:52 am

1050
ZZ521 just arrived for maintenance
ZR358 on start.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by raameagle » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:26 pm

1225
ZZ550 airborne, first flight?

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by raameagle » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:44 pm

When I departed a few minutes after 2pm, Wildcats ZZ392, 521, 549 and 550 were still on the apron.

AW101 ZR358/15-07 was just departing again.

Regards

Mark

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by WIGGIP » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:59 pm

Is the Hex for ZZ550 43C917? If so it is just doing an ILS at Exeter c/s WHE02.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:20 pm

Monday 17th December 2018 1130-1330L
Noted in sunny Somerset:

ZZ105/0273 Merlin 612. Flew (returned c.1320hrs)
ZZ549 Wildcat 220. Flew (a.m.)
ZZ550 Wildcat 220. Flew (lifted at c.1330hrs)
ZZ392 Wildcat AH1. Flew (lifted c.1330hrs)
ZZ522 Wildcat HMA.2. Compass turns
(ZJ125)/J Merlin HC.4. Flight line
0275 Merlin 612. Panel/s missing. (Towed to flight line c.1330hrs)

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Typeflyer » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:56 am

43C916 WHE12 and 43C917 WHE02 both up at the moment.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:37 am

Typeflyer wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:56 am
43C916 WHE12 and 43C917 WHE02 both up at the moment.
43C916 is ZZ549, 43C917 is ZZ550

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Typeflyer » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Judwin71 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:37 am
Typeflyer wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:56 am
43C916 WHE12 and 43C917 WHE02 both up at the moment.
43C916 is ZZ549, 43C917 is ZZ550
Thanks for that Judwin

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Seaking93 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:21 pm

Also at 1045 on the flightline were, Merlin HC4 - ZJ128/M, Merlin HM2 - ZH831, Merlin HM2 - ZH8??/70(814NAS marks on nose), Merlin Mk612 - ZZ105

BobT

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:52 pm

I guess we should have changed to winter sightings at the end of November.
No matter, a happy new year to all who contribute to this topic.
Flying this afternoon as WHE04, Wildcat AH.1 ZZ399.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by rh226 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:37 pm

I've changed the title so that it will now run until 28/02/2019.

Sorry about the oversight.
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:26 am

Tuesday January 8th 2018 08:45L

Out on a chilly but mostly clear dreary ramp this morning at 08:45 were...

ZZ550 Wildcat for Indonesia - painted overall dark grey. Being fuelled, so guess it's gonna fly

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by Bertie_Basset » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:28 am

ZZ550 Wildcat for Indonesia - painted overall dark grey. Being fuelled, so guess it's gonna fly
Indonesia or Phillipine?

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:47 am

Phillipine
Cheers
Mark



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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:47 am

Wednesday January 9th 2018 08:45L

Out on a chilly but clear ramp this morning at 08:45 were...

ZZ549 Wildcat for [s]Indonesia[/s] Philippines :whistle:
ZZ550 Wildcat for [s]Indonesia[/s] Philippines :whistle:

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Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by eyesinthesky » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:43 pm

Thurs 10Jan

Out on a cold & now cloudy Yeovil
ZZ106 Merlin Mk612
ZZ549 & ZZ550 Wildcat 220 (both flew earlier)

Andy & Rob

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:04 pm

Belive ZZ106 had its first flight this afternoon as WHE02.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm

Judwin71 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Belive ZZ106 had its first flight this afternoon as WHE02.
Wildcat ZZ550 was out at 08:45 this morning. I was at home all afternoon. A Norwegian Merlin took off at about 3pm. However, I read it off from the bedroom window as ZZ105.

It's true "ZZ106" was pinging on SBS a bit later, but the altitude was showing as a constant 2800 feet, and no squawk. That normally indicates in-hangar testing.

Earlier this week there was a Merlin out on the ramp - mostly painted but with a primer panel across the top of the cockpit/engine cover area. The one I saw flying today saw fully painted.

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