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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 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:34 pm

Monday 6th Jan 2020 at 1200

ZZ107 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE04
I-AWCU AW149

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

Post by paulk » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:39 am

Tuesday 7th January 2020

1030-1130

ZZ102 AW101 Mk612
ZZ103 AW101 Mk612
ZZ107 AW101 Mk612
I-AWCU AW149

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

Post by Kevin Brewer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:48 pm

Anyone know if these two have left Yeovil on delivery yet?
ZR361\15-12 HH101A
ZR362\15-13 HH101A

MTIA

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:52 pm

Hi Kevin

I understand both are still at Yeovil have not seen them outside since late December possible delivery of one this week C27 is understand due into Yeovilton Thursday 9th Jan hope this helps.

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

Post by Kevin Brewer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:02 pm

It certainly does - many thanks merlin!

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:57 am

Wednesday 8th Jan 2020 at 1130

ZZ375 Wildcat HAS Flew pm as WHE03
ZZ102 AW101 MK612
ZZ108 AW101 MK612 Flew pm as WHE06 (Load lifting on Airfield)
ZZ10(7) AW101 MK612 BEING TOWED into hangar
ZR362 15-13 HH101A Flew pm as WHE04
I-AWCU AW149

ADDNL At 1300-1415
EI-LIM AW139 minus rotors
(ZR361) 15-12 HH101A
0278 AW101 MK612 Parked outside flight shed with primer panels
ZZ107 AW101 MK612 Towed out of flight shed
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Charlie Golf
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Charlie Golf » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:01 pm

mjcmerlin wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Tuesday 26 November at 1430-1500

G-XXEC (CORRECTION FROM YESTERDAY'S TYPO) A109
ZJ119\C Merlin Mk4 returned as WHE04
ZH831 Merlin HMA(AEW) towed to the flight line
19204 (No UK Serials) Lynx towed to flight shed minus doors and windows etc
Hi guys!

Sorry to barge in on your discussion, but since late November has anyone witnessed any Portuguese Navy Lynx flying like 19204 or any other?
Regards,
Charlie Golf

"PER ASPERA AD ASTRA"
(Through hardships to the stars)

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

Post by Yammer » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:08 pm

16.06 WESTLAND 06 made a call to London Info - wanted feedback on ADSB output - controller gave Hex Codeas "43EC3" obviously I missed part of this - Controller noted that no output for altitude was showing. No other nfo given re type or position.
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X

Everything talks but only some Ping - And they say there's nothing to listen too!

It's 2020 please don't wallow, when I were a lad etc etc

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

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:23 pm

Hi Charlie,
I've not spoken to anyone who has seen 19204 outside since the last sighting you previously referred to.
As soon as it is seen :Wow: , you will read about it here.
Freeman

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:02 pm

Thursday 9th Jan 2020

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE20
ZZ107 AW101 MK612
ZZ108 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE06 LATE PM
ZZ375 WILDCAT HAS Flew PM
MM81873\15-12 HH101A Went U/S in morning put back in hangar\ground runs Late Pm
I-AWCU AW149

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

Post by Charlie Golf » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 pm

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:23 pm
Hi Charlie,
I've not spoken to anyone who has seen 19204 outside since the last sighting you previously referred to.
As soon as it is seen :Wow: , you will read about it here.
Freeman
Hi Freeman!

Thanks, I appreciate it. :thumb:

It seems a bit odd to me so much time for an upgrade and re-engining, more than 2 1/2 years have passed since the first 3 airframes were sent to Yeovil (4 there now) and still no word about them. Guess I'll just have to wait. :whistle:

Thank you once again.
Regards,
Charlie Golf

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

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:56 pm

Charlie,
It certainly does seem a long time. Leonardo could probably have built the Navy new Wildcats in that time.
I imagine there was more in this up-grade than was first envisaged. Perhaps, as it was suggested for the Brazilian airframes, more corrosion was found than expected necessitating an involved re-build? Perhaps the Navy then had to find more funds before that could proceed? Perhaps such a rebuild allowed for further upgrades at the same time? Perhaps there is more going on behind those hangar doors than we think? :unsure:
Freeman

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:27 am

Friday 10th Jan 2020

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE01
ZZ103 AW101 MK612
ZZ107 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE20
ZZ108 AW101 MK612 hangar Move
ZR362\15-13 HH101A Wash Bay
I-AWCU AW149
ZZ375 Wildcat HAS Flew as WHE03
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by raameagle » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:28 pm

Seen at 1345L

ZZ102
ZZ107
ZR362/15-13
I-AWCU

Regards

Mark

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:00 pm

Monday 13t Jan

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE21
ZZ102 AW101 MK612
(ZZ375) Wildcat has

Tuesday 14th Jan 1000-1100

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE04
ZR362 15-13 HH101A Wash Bay
I-AWCU AW149
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:53 pm

Wednesday 15th Jan 0930-1300

ZZ102 AW101 MK612
ZZ103 AW101 MK612
ZZ107 AW101 MK612
ZR362\15-13 HH101A WASH BAY
ZH864\70 Merlin HMA2(AEW)
ZJ995\AD MERLIN MK4A
ZZ415 WILDCAT HMA
ZZ378 WILDCAT HMA moved into Flight shed
I-AWCU AW149

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:56 am

Update on the HH101A at yeovil

MM81873-15-12 went Unservicable on start up still in hangar waiting delivery
ZR362 15-13 been on wash bay at times over the last few days
MM81875-15-14 Still in production hangar.

A C27 is expected in Yeovilton on 27 Jan due to bring in flight crew.

Hope this helps

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

Post by Kevin Brewer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:14 am

Thanks Merlin - that's very helpful indeed for planning my next visit.

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

Post by farnboroughrob » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:17 pm

Any help with a Norwiegen AW101 seen inbound from the A303 about 13:00? Didn't bother with going the long way becuase I thought nothing would be flying due to the weather, typical!
Rob

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:20 am

Thursday 16th Jan 1100

ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE21 at 1100 and again at 1500
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA
I-AWCU AW149

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