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Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:03 pm

Friday 17th Jan

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE01
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA
ZH864\70 Merlin HMA(AEW) Towed to flight shed
I-AWCU AW149 Ground Runs

1400
ZZ103 AW101 Returned as WHE21

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:26 pm

Monday 20th Jan

ZZ107 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE21
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
ZR362\15-13 HH101A Ground RUN
ZH831 Merlin HMA2(AEW) Ground Run
ZZ526 WILDCAT AH 09 End next to new building no rotors

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

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:27 pm

Tuesday 21st January 2020 1330hrs

The fog cleared briefly to reveal 5 aircraft on the flight line:

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA.2
(ZJ118) B Merlin HC4
ZR362 HH-101A. Ground running
ZZ103 Merlin 612 +1

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:13 pm

Wednesday 22nd

ZR362\15-13 HH101A
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA
ZH832 Merlin HMA 2 Callsign MTEST01 visiting\delivery from Boscombe Down

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:37 pm

Thursday 23rd Jan at 1515

MM81873\15-12 HH101A
ZZ415 WILDCAT HMA
ZZ10? AW101 MK612 Nose on not able to read last number
I-AWCU AW149

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

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:02 am

I-AWCU departed at 0950. Test flight or delivery??
1015 passing north of Isle of Wight.

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

Post by Kevin Brewer » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:14 pm

Noted on the flightline between 11.00 - 13.00 today:
Merlin HM.2 (ZH964/70) - towed back from far end of field and returned to flight shed
Merlin HC.4A (ZJ995)/AD, conventional (non radar) nose profile, new overall grey colour scheme
Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ415, primer-painted weapons pylons, departed c.1305, as WHE01 I believe
HH-101A ZR362/15-13, engine runs then returned to the flight shed
EH-101-612, Norwegain AF, unidentified.

Thanks for your company chaps - you know who you are!

Regards

Kevin

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

Post by paulk » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:48 pm

Friday 24th January 2020

ZZ108 AW101Mk612 towed out 1400

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm

Monday 27th 1000-1100

ZZ107 AW101 MK612 Outside all weekend
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
AW101 MK612 Primer to Spray shop no markings seen
ZR362\ 15-13 HH101A
ZH583 LYNX Portugal Serial covered up
G-XXCE A109

Note C27 went into Yeovilton today

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

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:06 pm

HH-101A ZR362 flew as WHE03 between 1310 and 1500.
HH-101A ZR361 came up briefly on RadarBox at 1630 no callsign.
Last edited by Judwin71 on Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

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

Post by Charlie Golf » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:48 pm

mjcmerlin wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Monday 27th 1000-1100

ZZ107 AW101 MK612 Outside all weekend
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
AW101 MK612 Primer to Spray shop no markings seen
ZR362\ 15-13 HH101A
ZH583 LYNX Portugal Serial covered up
G-XXCE A109

Note C27 went into Yeovilton today
It's Portuguese Navy 19204. Has she flown?
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 mjcmerlin » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:23 am

Charlie Golf wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:48 pm
mjcmerlin wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Monday 27th 1000-1100

ZZ107 AW101 MK612 Outside all weekend
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
AW101 MK612 Primer to Spray shop no markings seen
ZR362\ 15-13 HH101A
ZH583 LYNX Portugal Serial covered up
G-XXCE A109

Note MM(8)2215-46-80 C27 went into Yeovilton today
It's Portuguese Navy 19204. Has she flown?
Not yet looks like function checks

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

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:54 am

ZR361 HH101A Departed 0915 ish as IAM1510. Test flight or delivery?

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

Post by Typeflyer » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:44 am

Noted at 10:40 today Tuesday 28th January:

ZZ103 AW.101
MM81873 HH-101A (the former ZR361) in full Italian markings. Some activity around it - may be off soon!

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

Post by Typeflyer » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:28 am

MM81873 departed @ 11:25, after single fly past has departed to the SE. Heads up south coast!

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

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:49 am

Typeflyer wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:28 am
MM81873 departed @ 11:25, after single spirited fly past has departed to the SE. Heads up south coast!
Freeman

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:32 pm

Tuesday 28th 0900

MM81873\15-12 HH101A Did local trip 0900-0930
ZZ107 AW101 Mk612
ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flew later as WHE04

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

Post by Typeflyer » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:58 pm

mjcmerlin wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Tuesday 28th 0900

MM81873\15-12 HH101A Did local trip 0900-0930
ZZ107 AW101 Mk612
ZZ103 AW101 MK612 Flew later as WHE04
I presume ZZ107 went out flying as WHE21 which I noted on ADS-B over Cornwall? It certainly had gone by 10:40 when I arrived.

Also flying at lunchtime was Wildcat ZZ415 complete with wing pylons.

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

Post by Freeman Lowell » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:02 pm

Wednesday 29th January 2020 c.1200hrs
On the flight lines:

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA2 Red Bull version
ZZ513 Wildcat HMA2 Red Bull version
ZZ103 Merlin 612
ZZ107 Merlin 612
ZR362 HH-101A 15-13
ZH831 Merlin HM2 (AEW)
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by MRTT » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:18 pm

ZZ103, ZR362 & ZH831 flew as "WHE21, "WHE03" & "WHE06" respectively, this afternoon.

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