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Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
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Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:58 am

New thread for 2022.
Many thanks to all who contribute.
Best Wishes
Keith

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:42 pm

Flying at 1445 AW139 G-DCII

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:36 pm

In the circuit at 1530 Lynx AH.7 G-LNKX (XZ616)
Merlin ZH831 flying as WHE06

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:41 pm

Several low approach this morning PC-12/47E G-ERGP.
Flying this afternoon:
Merlin ZH831 as WHE02
Wildcat ZZ513 as WHE18

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Cygnus237 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:56 pm

13:50z WHE01 heading north from Bridport showing on trackers as 31ff07 (I-RAIU was using that hex last year)

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:04 pm

Flying at 1600 Merlin ZJ136 as WHE02

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:08 pm

Wednesday 26th

ZH831 MERLIN HMA 2 AEW C/S WHE02
ZJ136/U MERLIN MK4 C/S WHE05
ZZ102 AW101 MK612 C/S WHE04
ZZ513 WILDCAT HMA Weopons on one side only
WILDCAT HMA

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:17 am

Noted at 1115 Wasp HAS.1 XT420 (G-CBUI)

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:24 am

Noted in the hold at 1015 PC12/45 M-YBLS. LAGR at 1025

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by mjcmerlin » Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:12 am

Sightings for February I saw there may be alot of additional movements

1st
ZZ102 AW101 MK612 WHE02
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA WHE04
ZZ532 Wildcat HMA Delivery
ZH831 Merlin HMA 2 Ground Runs
2nd
ZZ513 Wildcat HMA
G-ETPP AW139 P/D
3rd
ZJ136/U Merlin mk4 WHE04
XZ597 Sea king Mk3 From Charc
4th
ZJ136/U Merlin mk4 WHE01
7th
ZZ528 Wildcat WHE05
8th
ZH584 Lynx MK95A Ground Runs WHE04
ŻŹ528 WILDCAT WHE02 delivery to Yeovilton
ZJ136/U Merlin mk4 WHE06
I-RAIU AW189 WHE04/WHE01
10th
ZJ136/U Merlin mk4 WHE06
(ZH584) Lynx Lynx95a Ground Runs WHE04
XZ597 Sea king mk3 G-SKNG from chard
11th
G-EDWA A109
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Kevin Brewer » Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:38 am

Thanks for this Merlin. I've been keeping an eye on ADSB, and your reports pretty much confirm that there's been very little flying activity as far as the non-UK customers are concerned. Hopefully the Polish AW-101s will resume flight testing sooner rather than later.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by TomJH » Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:33 am

Thanks Merlin, good to see another Brazilian Lynx rolled out.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Freeman Lowell » Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:10 am

TomJH wrote:
Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:33 am
Thanks Merlin, good to see another Brazilian Lynx rolled out.
ZH964 was reported re-delivered 14.12.20. The Mk 95A is a Portuguese variant. Could this still be ZH584 which Westlands have been 'tuning' for the last eight months?
Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by TomJH » Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:23 am

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:10 am
TomJH wrote:
Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:33 am
Thanks Merlin, good to see another Brazilian Lynx rolled out.
ZH964 was reported re-delivered 14.12.20. The Mk 95A is a Portuguese variant. Could this still be ZH584 which Westlands have been 'tuning' for the last eight months?
Freeman
I went on the reg Merlin posted rather than the Mk! Portuguese would make more sense, not been seen for a few months now.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:38 am

Sun 13th OTT at 2330 2 x B52 hdng south at approx 24000 ft.
Outside our area but interesting.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by 100arw » Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:11 pm

I'm missing the usual postings. Hope you guys are OK.
P.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Malcolm » Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:28 pm

Virtually nothing happening. Only seen ZZ513 and a few Merlin HC4's since Christmas. The staff car park is much fuller than it has been for over a year, so some people must be back at work. Oh and we've now got a gate guard - Lynx ZD560, which is the ex ETPS one, painted up to look like G-LYNX.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:53 pm

THURSDAY 10.03.22 1025hrs

Eastern end
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA2
(ZJ995)/AD Merlin HC4

By spray rig
unknown Lynx - wrapped in black plastic (apart from rotor head) being moved on back of low-loader artic

1310hrs

Eastern end
ZZ100 Merlin 612 - still in primer and no main rotor

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by Widget 01 » Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:00 pm

Lynx most likely the recent flying Portuguese one would think?

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) sightings 2022

Post by tenente » Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:22 am

Widget 01 wrote:
Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:00 pm
Lynx most likely the recent flying Portuguese one would think?
Yes, it sure was the Second " Upgraded " Navy MK95A.
Arrived yesterday at Montijo Air base. :thumb:

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