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Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

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

Post by rh226 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:54 pm

mjcmerlin wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Sorry typo was 0278 in the wash bay
Thanks for that. :thumb:
Cheers, Bob

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm

Wednesday 12th Feb Until 1230

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA Flew AM as WHE04
ZH583 Lynx MK95 ground runs as WHE05
ZZ108 AW101 MK612 hangar Move to let out 0278
0278 AW101 MK612 Wash Bay
ZH831 Merlin HMA2(AEW) Flew as WHE04
ZJ118\B MERLIN MK4 Ground Run AM as WHE01
Last edited by mjcmerlin on Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:48 am, edited 2 times in total.

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

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:36 pm

mjcmerlin wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Wednesday 12th Feb Until 1230

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA
ZH583 Lynx MK95
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
0278 AW101 MK612 Wash Bay
ZH831 Merlin HMA2(AEW)
ZZ102 AW101 MK612 flew late afternoon.

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

Post by Charlie Golf » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:44 am

mjcmerlin wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Wednesday 12th Feb Until 1230

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA
ZH583 Lynx MK95
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
0278 AW101 MK612 Wash Bay
ZH831 Merlin HMA2(AEW)
No sign of when ZH583/19204 could have her first flight?
Regards,
Charlie Golf

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

Post by Malcolm » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:38 am

Charlie Golf wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:44 am
mjcmerlin wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Wednesday 12th Feb Until 1230

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA
ZH583 Lynx MK95
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
0278 AW101 MK612 Wash Bay
ZH831 Merlin HMA2(AEW)
No sign of when ZH583/19204 could have her first flight?
A spotter friend reported he saw a Lynx (definatly not a Wildcat he said) flying over Yeovil last Friday. If he's correct, then first flight may have been Friday 7th.

There is a Noggie merlin in the wash rack this morning, but angle to shallow to read off. Norwegian serial is uncovered, so suspect it's 0278.

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

Post by Charlie Golf » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:02 am

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:38 am
Charlie Golf wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:44 am
mjcmerlin wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Wednesday 12th Feb Until 1230

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA
ZH583 Lynx MK95
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
0278 AW101 MK612 Wash Bay
ZH831 Merlin HMA2(AEW)
No sign of when ZH583/19204 could have her first flight?
A spotter friend reported he saw a Lynx (definatly not a Wildcat he said) flying over Yeovil last Friday. If he's correct, then first flight may have been Friday 7th.
Good morning Malcolm,

That's strange, no word from Leonardo social media yet as it happened with the brazilian ones for instance. Thanks for the info Malcolm, I tend to believe it due to the shroud of secrecy this whole Portuguese Navy Super Lynx upgrade business is involved in.

Any chance of a pic? :blush: :blush: :blush:
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Charlie Golf

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:27 pm

Thursday 13th quick visit at 1045

0278 Aw101 MK612 WASH BAY
ZZ102 AW101 MK612
ZZ108 AW101 Mk612

at 1500

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE02
ZH831 MERLIN MK2A Flew as WHE04
ZJ118\B Merlin Mk4 Ground Runs
ZH583 Lynx MK95 Ground runs

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:42 pm

Friday 14th at 1300

ZJ118\B Merlin Mk4 Ground Runs
ZH583 Lynx MK95 Ground runs
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA Ground Runs

Monday 17th

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Flew return 1300
ZJ118\B Merlin Mk4 Flew as WHE06 1600

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Tuesday 18th Feb 1000-1230

MM81874\15-13 HH101A Ground Run then possible delivery using callsign IAF1510
ZH831 Merlin HMA2A Flew as WHE06
ZH8?? Merlin HMA2 Delivered for Crowsnest fitting using c/sign Merlintest 1
ZJ118\B Merlin Mk4 Flew as WHE02
ZJ995\AD Merlin MK4A hangar MOVE
ZZ102 AW101 MK612
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA

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

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:26 pm

tenente wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:37 am
Hi gents,

I am a new guy in this fórum, this is my first post to introduce Myself.
I am from Portugal, ex army man and I am working in aviation for 30 years now, I love all military matters especially the related ones with the Air forces.

I am sorry but my first post will be a question for anyone near Yeovil RNAS.
Has anyone seen the first flight or recent ground movements of ZH583, now Portuguese Navy lynx 19204 ??
If so, please let me know, if the bird has already the Flir system O/B.
This heli is in Westland Yeovil for almost 32 months trying to complete her MLU.

Cheers
http://www.passarodeferro.com/2020/02/l ... b4LMOzUmik

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

Post by EGLL_EGGW-Spotter » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:14 pm

Wednesday 19th Feb

MM81874 and ZZ108 were outside at 09:40 this morning
both flew over the course of the day.

can anyone ID the 2 Merlins in white wraps by the rotor test area?
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Charlie Golf » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:04 am

Starfighter_F-104G wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:26 pm
tenente wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:37 am
Hi gents,

I am a new guy in this fórum, this is my first post to introduce Myself.
I am from Portugal, ex army man and I am working in aviation for 30 years now, I love all military matters especially the related ones with the Air forces.

I am sorry but my first post will be a question for anyone near Yeovil RNAS.
Has anyone seen the first flight or recent ground movements of ZH583, now Portuguese Navy lynx 19204 ??
If so, please let me know, if the bird has already the Flir system O/B.
This heli is in Westland Yeovil for almost 32 months trying to complete her MLU.

Cheers
http://www.passarodeferro.com/2020/02/l ... b4LMOzUmik
Yeap, ZH583/19204 had her first flight on Valentines Day according to the Portuguese Navy.
Regards,
Charlie Golf

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

Post by grimm31 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:45 pm

Quick visit here 20th Feb.

RN Wildcat and Merlin
Portuguese marked Lynx
Brazilian Navy marked Lynx 4009.
AW101 unidentified
Andrew

Log for Yeovilton to follow.

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:37 pm

Friday 21st feb

N4009 LYNX Brazilian Navy Waiting for conversion
ZH831 Merlin MK2A Flew as WHE05
ZJ118\B Merlin MK4 Ground runs
ZZ108 Merlin MK612 Ground runs
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA Ground Runs
ZZ395 Wildcat AH Compass Base

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:31 pm

Tuesday 25th 1000-1100

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE05
ZZ108 AW101 Mk612
ZJ995-AD Merlin mk4a
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA FLew as WHE03
G- A109

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

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:06 pm

mjcmerlin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Tuesday 25th 1000-1100

ZZ102 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE05
ZZ108 AW101 Mk612
ZJ995-AD Merlin mk4a
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA FLew as WHE03
G- A109
A109 is G-DIDO Castle Air

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:13 pm

Wednesday 26th

G-DIDO A109 FLEW AS WHE04
ZZ102 AW101 MK612
ZZ108 AW101 Mk612
ZJ118\B MERLIN MK4
ZJ995\AD Merlin mk4a
ZH831 MERLIN MK2A FLEW AS WHE15
ZH864\70 MERLIN MK2A

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:27 am

Thursday 27th Feb

0900
ZZ108 AW101 MK612
ZJ995\AD Merlin MK4A

1300-1400

ZZ415 WILDCAT HMA
ZH831 MERLIN MK2A
G-DIDO A109

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

Post by richpittman » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:18 pm

The Norwegian flew this Morning .
Glimpsed the Wessex out of Crewkerne at lunch time but not sure if it visited Westland.
Also saw heliops with a sea king at merryfield

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

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:22 pm

Friday 28th Feb 1300

ZJ118\B Merlin mk4
ZJ995\AD Merlin mk4a

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