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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
jrmrsdal
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by jrmrsdal » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:50 am

WHE02 on ADSB with hex 43C30B. Is this the Portugese Lynx?

Kevin Brewer
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Kevin Brewer » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:13 am

WHE02 currently showing on ADSB as Merlin ZH831, 4000' near Yeovil.

mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:25 pm

Monday 23rd march 1400-1500

ZZ415 WILDCAT HMA Flew as WHE14
ZZ10? AW101 MK612 Ground run as WHE04 (told it was ZZ109 but could not read it off due to heat haze)

Tuesday 24th 0930 (on my daily walk since lock down)

ZH831 Merlin MK2A Flew later as WHE02
G-DIDO A109E
(ADDITIONAL 3 X LIGHT HELO'S but where being put into hangar before I could get there).

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:21 am

jrmrsdal wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:50 am
WHE02 on ADSB with hex 43C30B. Is this the Portugese Lynx?
No, 43C30B is Merlin ZH831 as Kevin suggested.

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 am

Thursday 26th March 2020
Visible from the lockdown bedroom window at 10:15 this morning are :

ZH831 Merlin HM2(AEW) Flying around the airfield
ZZ107 Merlin for Norway

Cheers
Malcolm

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:40 am

Wildcat doing circuits this morning believed to be Yeovilton based ZZ535 c/s TALON730.

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:41 pm

1440Z Chinook HC4 ZA680 Beacon approach.

rh226
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by rh226 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:14 pm

31/03/2020

16.05BST Portuguese Lynx ZH583 plotting on PP with hex [43C8FE] and callsign "ZH583"
Cheers, Bob

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:28 am

Monday 6th April 2020

Seen departing westbound at about 11:15L was a Lynx (not Wildcat). PP suggests [43C8FE], which has ZH583 in it's callsign field, which appears to be operating to the North West of Yeovilton.

Cheers
Malcolm

tm74sqn
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by tm74sqn » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:41 am

Could that be Portuguese Navy Lynx Mk.95A 19204 . . . . ?
Regards, and stay safe, TM74

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:47 pm

tm74sqn wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:41 am
Could that be Portuguese Navy Lynx Mk.95A 19204 . . . . ?
Regards, and stay safe, TM74
Yes.

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:21 pm

Flying today AW101 ZJ995 WHE06

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:44 pm

Tuesday 7th April 2020
Visible from the lockdown bedroom window today have been :

ZJ995 Merlin HC4A flew this morning
ZZ102 Merlin for Norway currently rotorunning - may fly - don't think it did fly in the end.
(ZH583) Lynx - can only see the top half of it but it's deffo foreign :-) - Flew later, SBS suggests it was ZH583.

Cheers
Malcolm

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