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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:53 am

Thursday 8th April

ZZ110 AW101 MK612 Left on delivery to Norway at 0830 this morning as WHE01
ZZ513 Wildcat HMA Flew as WHE04
ZJ992/AB Merlin mk4a
ZH864/70 Merlin HMA 2 AEW
Also reported by someone else
Grey Merlin from spray shop
ZJ /AC hangar move

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Compass_base » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:56 pm

In addition to above..

08/04
ZZ413 Wildvat (TALON09) landed and remained
ZZ102 AW101 Ground run PM

09/04
ZZ102 AW101 MK612 (WHE02) Flew
ZZ513 wildcat Manoeuvred on airfield AM
ZH864/70 (WHE06) Flew
ZJ992/AB Ground Run

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Tom_J » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:03 pm

Apols if already mentioned, but Leonardo is basing a black AW189 in the guise of a 149 to push for the Puma replacement.

Due to be unveiled next month.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... monstrator

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:59 pm

1430L AW101-612 ZZ112 Flying as WHE07.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by mjcmerlin » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:01 am

Friday 16th April

ZZ415 Wildcat Flew as WHE04
ZZ394 Wildcat Flew as WHE05
ZZ112 MK612 Flew as WHE07 second First Flight (Went u/s on first flight did not leave the airfield)
ZJ995-AD Mk4a Flew as WHE03

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:01 am

Judwin71 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:09 am
Giubo wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:58 pm
ZZ112 Reported f/f today?
RadarBox has no record of ZZ112 flying yesterday. I don't think it would have flown from a westerly spot.
Thanks mjcmerlin. That explains why RadarBox did not pick up the 'first flight'

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:14 am

Overtime at Westlands. Unidentified AEW merlin flying at 1015L

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Malcolm » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:06 pm

Judwin71 wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:14 am
Overtime at Westlands. Unidentified AEW merlin flying at 1015L
ZH843 polled off from the bedroom window at 09:00L.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by eagle driver » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:29 pm

Noted late mornng at Yeovil originally on compass base , later on main ramp ZZ112 AW101 for Norway
also noted ZZ415 Wildcat plus a Merlin Hm3 not read due to angle .

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Malcolm » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:54 pm

eagle driver wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:29 pm
Noted late mornng at Yeovil originally on compass base , later on main ramp ZZ112 AW101 for Norway
also noted ZZ415 Wildcat plus a Merlin Hm3 not read due to angle .
ZH831 was the bagger out at 08:45L.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by eagle driver » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:15 am

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:54 pm
eagle driver wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:29 pm
Noted late mornng at Yeovil originally on compass base , later on main ramp ZZ112 AW101 for Norway
also noted ZZ415 Wildcat plus a Merlin Hm3 not read due to angle .
ZH831 was the bagger out at 08:45L.
Thank you .

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:56 pm

Tuesday 20th April
ZZ394 WILDCAT AH DELIVERED TO YEOVILTON AS WHE05
ZH831 Merlin HMA2 Aew Flew as WHE06
ZZ102 AW101 MK612
ZZ112 AW101 MK612 flew as WHE07 returned with a problem

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Typeflyer » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:55 am

Monday 27th April @ 16:00-16:30
(ZJ126) K Merlin HC.4
(ZJ992) AB Merlin HC.4
(ZH864) Merlin HM.2 - arrived
Unidentified Wildcat at western end
Black/Charcoal AW.149 escaped identification due heathaze - anyone know which this is?

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by seven » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:49 pm

I-RAII apparently :thumb:

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:24 pm

seven wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:49 pm
I-RAII apparently :thumb:

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That being the case, then this airframe has been exhibited at Farnborough a couple of times?
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by seven » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:13 pm

Sounds familiar.

Sea King HAR.3 XZ588 visited today.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Typeflyer » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:00 pm

seven wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:49 pm
I-RAII apparently :thumb:

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Is this the former MM81848?

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:43 pm

1640L Showing on RadarBox I-RAIU as WHE01
Back down at 1700.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:42 pm

1540L I-RAIU flying as WHE04

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2021

Post by apgphoto » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:20 am

I-RAIU is the 189K repainted its the proto for the new (more powerful) Safran engines, was in Gulf Helicopters scheme.

I understand it arrived by road from Vergiate

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