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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
J8501254
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by J8501254 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:17 pm

New fence being erected in the sheep field at RNAS Yeovilton, replacing the old small fence.
About 6ft high, red and white small square mesh.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:38 am

AW139 G-DVIO did a short test flight yesterday between 1500 and 1530L

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:14 am

Tuesday 2nd Sept 1030-1130

ZH831 Merlin HMA2 AEW Flew later as WHE15
ZZ513 Wildcat HMA Ground Run 09 end as WHE05
G-DVIO AW139

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:46 pm

1615L G-DAAS EC145. Low Approach x2

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:37 pm

Wednesday 02 Sep 1100 -1300

ZH843\88 Merlin HMA2 no AEW kit fitted but has the white fuel dump markings
ZZ513 Wildcat HMA Ground runs 09 end
A109 Outside spray shop

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:37 pm

Thursday 03 September 1400

ZH833 /82 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW
ZH843 /88 MERLIN HMA 2
ZH864/70 MERLIN HMA2 AEW

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:18 pm

Monday 7th September 1500 -1545

ZH843 /88 MERLIN HMA 2
ZH864/70 MERLIN HMA2 AEW
AW101 (Poland 2) from Dope shop to production in primer minus engines etc.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:50 am

Tuesday 8th September 1400

ZH833 /82 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW
ZH843 /88 MERLIN HMA 2 Flying as WHE01
ZH864/70 MERLIN HMA2 AEW

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by John Tyler » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:53 pm

I paid a quick visit this morning. Nothing identified. Just a RN Merlin sitting outside the hangars plus two Merlin fuselages wrapped in white plastic near the iAero Centre. If anyone can help with identities I would be most grateful.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:34 pm

Wednesday 9th September 1400

ZH864/70 MERLIN HMA2 AEW
Wessex HU5 From Chard
2-ALOU Al 2 Visitor

Thursday 10th September 1200

ZH831 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW Flying as WHE15
ZH833 /82 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW Ground run
ZH864/70 MERLIN HMA2 AEW Flying as WHE01

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:52 pm

Monday 14th September 1300

ZH831 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW Flying as WHE15
2-GIGI A109A

Tuesday 15th September 1400

ZH831 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW
ZZ110 AW101 mk612 Ground Runs

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by eagle driver » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm

Yeovil 13.00L
Received text message saying Norwegian Merlin 0280/ZZ111 currently in the wash rack

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:36 pm

Wednesday 16th 1030

0280 AW101 MK612 wash rack
ZZ110 AW101 MK612 due to do first ground run but went U/S
ZH831 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW Flew as WHE08

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by eyesinthesky » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:20 pm

Any locals know if 0280 will stay out on the wash rack tonight or will/has been put away?

Thanks
Andy

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Freeman Lowell » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:32 pm

It wasn't in the wash rack at 1545hrs. ZZ110 was in the flight shed though.
Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by scramble1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:30 pm

Both placed in the hangar around 12:45 0280 first, followed by ZZ110.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by phila » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:54 pm

scramble1 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:30 pm
Both placed in the hangar around 12:45 0280 first, followed by ZZ110.
Image0280 [ZZ111] by Phil Adkin, on Flickr

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by eyesinthesky » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:26 pm

Thanks for replies everyone.

Andy

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:00 am

Andy,
0280 was back in the wash rack at 1100hrs today ( and readable from the western end). ZZ110 was back on the flight line concurrently.
Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by eyesinthesky » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:26 pm

ZZ110 still on ramp at 2.30pm, nothing in the wash rack

Andy

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