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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

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

Post by Mike » Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:47 am

Judwin71 wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:20 am
Good Morning all.
The time has come when we would traditionally start a new new thread which we do about every three months.
I guess this originates from the time when Westlands was much more active.
How do you feel about a longer thread, say covering each year.
Let me know what you think.
Best Wishes to all who contribute.

Keith
How about removing the word 'Spring' from the title and just use this thread for 2021?
(You'll have to remove it from the title of the very first post and also amend the wording in that post).
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:53 am

Thanks Mike.
Thread title amended.
This thread now covers March 2021 onward.
Keith

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:49 am

Monday 5th July 2021 09:00L

Out on a sunny if slightly chilly ramp this morning were

ZZ102 Merlin For Norway - Fading dayglow rear fuselage, Noggie serial covered by one large black rectangle of tape
ZZ112 Merlin for Norway - Noggie serial covered by 4 individual sections of black tape
/AD Merlin HC4a - back on the rust spot.

I know several of you 'up country' have been waiting for ZZ112 delivery for many weeks. I've no inside info, but it wouldn't surprise me if it happened this week.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by simongrigor » Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:22 am

Probably unconnected with the 'thread change', this thread oddly seems to have moved from 'South West England' to 'Recent Serial tie up area'. (The Culdrose thread has also moved (to 'Old serial tie up area').
Thanks for all the Westlands gen on here - does help those of us from further away to plan when to have a day out.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:00 pm

Monday 12th July 2021 17:45L

Nothing out on an overcast and muggy ramp this morning. However reports during the day of a Polish AW101 outside necessitated a trip on the way home. At 17:45...

ZR285 Merlin (for Poland) Still in primer, with a large black serial (approx. 1 foot tall) on the boom (not in the usual place on the rear fuselage) Something has been pinging 43C926 for most of the afternoon, so I suspect systems checks before first flight.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by twinstar » Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:41 pm

Has ZZ112 been delivered yet or is it still at Yeovil?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:53 pm

twinstar wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:41 pm
Has ZZ112 been delivered yet or is it still at Yeovil?
Thanks in advance.
Not seen it since last Monday, but no reports of it being delivered either, so almost certainly still at Yeovil.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:33 pm

twinstar wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:41 pm
Has ZZ112 been delivered yet or is it still at Yeovil?
Thanks in advance.
ZZ112 WAS outside today Tuesday13th

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:48 pm

Wednesday 14th July
ZZ285 AW101 poland 1 hangar move
ZZ112 AW101 MK612
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA moved from flight test hangar
ZZ417 Wildcat HMA flew as WHE06
I-RAIU AW189

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by tommc » Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:01 pm

mjcmerlin wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:48 pm
Wednesday 14th July
ZZ285 AW101 poland 1 hangar move
ZZ112 AW101 MK612
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA moved from flight test hangar
ZZ417 Wildcat HMA flew as WHE06
I-RAIU AW189
The Polish AW.101 should be ZR285
WHE06 was probably ZZ517

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:06 pm

1510L EC135 G-EMID low approach go round.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:50 pm

17:45L ZZ102 AW101 MK612 on the ramp outside the paint shop.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by dannybonny » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:09 pm

Log: Thursday 15/7/21 (10:00 - 20:05)
A quiet Yeovil today. Long day but worthwhile!

Nothing outside during the morning.
Pulled outside late afternoon were ZZ102 and ZH831

At 18:35 ZZ112 was pulled out at and then ten mins later ZZ102 was pushed into the vacated space.

At 19:45 ZR285 was pulled out onto the ramp and at 19:48 ZZ112 returned inside to take its position.

Movements back inside:
ZH831 hgrd at 18:20
ZZ102 hgrd at 18:45
ZZ112 hgrd at 19:48
ZR285 hgrd sometime after 8pm as it was being fuelled and had a start cart as I left at 20:10

Patience was required today 🤣
Danny Bonny

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:20 pm

Monday 19th July 2021 19:00L

ZR285 AW101 for Poland. First flight around the airfield.

It was also out on Friday evening (first engine runs?) and Sunday Morning (second engine runs?) so they seem to be pulling their fingers out on this one.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:38 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:20 pm
Monday 19th July 2021 19:00L

ZR285 AW101 for Poland. First flight around the airfield.

It was also out on Friday evening (first engine runs?) and Sunday Morning (second engine runs?) so they seem to be pulling their fingers out on this one.

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Malcolm
1930L Just departed to the south as WHE07

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by eagle driver » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:54 am

11.54L AW101 43C926 currently airborne again at the moment now just started showing as WHE07

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:01 pm

1230L PA-34-200T Seneca N248LT low approach go round x2.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings 2021

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:55 pm

Noted doing one wide circuit at 1335L AW139 G-PNZH.

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