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Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:33 am

Hi
Thursday 24th
ZZ102 was put in the hangar in the early Morning
ZZ107 was on the flight line early pm.
ZZ103 was on the flight line then put away early Pm
ZH966\05 WAS on the c0mpass base around 1400 ish (I took photos of it)

Hope this helps.

Friday 25th

ZZ107 AW101 MK612 was put away late morning
ZZ103 AW101 MK612 hangar move
ZZ100 AW101 MK612 hangar move
ZH966\05 Brazilian Lynx Flew Pm as Westland 03

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:14 pm

Monday 28th at 1330

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 (I understand had just been put in hangar)
ZZ107 AW101 MK612
ZH966\05 Lynx Mk21
AW149

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by fen » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:55 pm

Noted outside between 14:00 and 16:30 on Tues 29/10/19 were;

ZH966 Brazilian Navy Lynx.
ZZ102 AW101 landed.
ZZ103 AW101 landed.
ZZ107 AW101.
Green AW149 (carrying 'AW149' markings on the nose - could anyone please confirm this is CSX81890?)

The three above Norwegians were all painted in the orange and white scheme.

A request is, the left hand side of the main hangar contained a primer AW101 with a red and blue tactical style flash on the tail but I didn't manage to read a serial, could anyone please confirm if this would have been ZZ100?

Thank you for any assistance with the queries and kind regards.
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:01 pm

Wednesday 30th Oct at 1000

ZZ107 AW101
Green AW149
ZZ103 AW101 Departed as Westland 20 1500ish

Hi Fen

ZZ100 is the primer AW101 with the British red and blue fin flash

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:46 pm

1600 today on a wet pan was

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Departed as Westland 04
ZZ103 AW101 Mk612 Westland 20
ZZ107 AW101 Mk612
ZZ415 Wildcat RN Now has the new weapon wings in primer Flew as Westland 01
ZH966 Brazilian Navy Lynx. Flew as Westland 02
Green AW149 (carrying 'AW149' markings on the nose)

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by somerset » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:00 pm

Do we know where the grey Italian is ? Or code it's carrying

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Undertaker » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:10 pm

ZZ103 S of Oxford at 1410L E bound as WHE20 on freedar.uk

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Undertaker » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:28 pm

ZZ103 showing as 0268 on RB24 just S of Uxbridge at 1428L still E bound

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Yammer » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 pm

18.15 WESTLANDS 20 just lifted from Lydd returning to Yeovil - in theory ZZ103
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X

Everything talks only some Ping

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:13 pm

Thursday 31 Oct

At 1030 ZZ102 was towed to the Fight Line

A second visit at 1300 saw

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Depart as Westland 20
ZH966\05 Brazilian Navy Lynx

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:14 pm

Friday 1st November between 0900 and 1400

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Flew as Westland 01
ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flew as Westland 20 2 x trips
0277 AW101 MK612 hangar to wash Bay (no British serial on airframe)
ZH966\05 Brazilian Navy Lynx Flew FOUR times as Westland 03
I-AWCU AW149 GREEN scheme 1st time seen with a serial no AW149 on the nose.
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA with Primer weapons wings
ZZ517 Wildcat HMA visiting hovering on airfield then departed.
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:36 pm

Thanks for the call this morning Merlin. Looks like I would have more luck at Yeovil than Mildenhall today! Freeman

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:21 pm

update on the reg I-AWCU

This in fact a AW189 was delivered with a white colour scheme so it would appear that it came in for a re-spray to the green scheme.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Charlie Golf » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:44 pm

Hi everyone, greetings from Portugal. :)

Has anyone ever spotted any of the 3 Portuguese Navy Super Lynx Mk.95 that are at Leonardo's facility being upgraded to Mk.95A? It has been almost two and a half years since the first airframes were sent to Yeovil, and we here in Portugal haven't heard anything about them ever since. It seems an awful lot of time for an upgrade, as extensive as it might be. Could please someone help me with some information and/or pictures, if there is any?

Thank you very much in advance, guys. ;)
Regards,
Charlie Golf

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(Through hardships to the stars)

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by raameagle » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:04 pm

19202, 19204 and 19205 were seen ‘inside’ in July (not by me) so perhaps it’s a long slow process.
Regards
Mark

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Charlie Golf » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:54 am

raameagle wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:04 pm
19202, 19204 and 19205 were seen ‘inside’ in July (not by me) so perhaps it’s a long slow process.
Regards
Mark
Hi Mark!

Thank you, I appreciate the info. At least now we know for sure they're there, even if the upgrade is progressing slowly. :)

Cheers!
Regards,
Charlie Golf

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by paulk » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:35 pm

Tuesday 5th November 2019:-

ZJ119/C Merlin HC4
ZZ380 Wildcat HMA1 arrived as WHE05
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA1 c/s WHE02/03
MM81874/15-13 HH-101A towed to wash rack
0277 AW101 towed from wash rack back to hangar

Presumed Brazilian Lynx loaded onto low loader. (Wrapped in plastic) apart from wheels

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:12 pm

Wednesday 6th

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Departed as Westland 20
ZZ102 AW101 MK612
0277 AW101 MK612 Wash Bay to Flight Line (No main rotors)
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA1 Flying as Westland 03
ZZ404 Wildcat AH1 Delivery
ZZ409 Wildcat AH1 Crew Ferry
ZZ379 Wildcat HMA

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by scramble1 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:25 pm

Additional to the above posting, in the wash rack today at 12:00hrs was HH-101A MM81874/15-13

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:22 pm

Thursday 7th

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Westland 20

Friday 8th

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flying as Westland 20
ZH831 Merlin HMA2 AEW Flying as Westland 01
ZH864 Merlin HMA2
ZJ119\C Merlin mk4 Outside hangar
MM81874/15-13 HH-101A wash rack
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA1 Flying as Westland 02
ZZ379 Wildcat HMA1 Flying as Westland 03

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