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LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

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LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by vader » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:50 am

3rd July

Army ZZ386 (hex: 43C6EA) as WHE03 landed at 9:49
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:25 am

4th July 09:00

Out on a warm but overcast ramp this morning were

ZR353 Merlin CSAR in primer for Italy
ZR335 Merlin VVIP in white for Saudi.

10:34L [43C56F] Wildcat ZZ402 flying with "KEEP OFF" in the callsign field. :Oops:

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Bertie_Basset » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:55 pm

During a brief visit to AW last week saw the first Algerian Lynx MK140 in the flight shed. Aircraft appeared fully painted in Algerian Naval Forces markings, although no tail numbers visible but it should be ZK191.
Others aircraft noted were:
EZ-S715 - Turkmenistan
HMH-2 - Saudi
ZR352 - Italian Air Force HH-101. Marked 15:01

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Bertie

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Yammer » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:13 pm

Noted mid afternoon outside the production sheds


ZR353 Merlin - primer - tiny British roundels - rear ramp lowered
G-CDVB A109E - white/red strip ( EX RAF ).

One of these may have operated as Westland 07 which I head on the radio 30 mins earlier.

Nothing present at the western end.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:07 pm

Wed 9th July 09:00
Out on a warm partly cloudy ramp this morning were

ZZ402 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy" titles

14:00L [43C6E9] (ZZ385) Wildcat AH1 "WHE03" just flew past the window.

Anyone seen ZZ384 outside yet?

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:52 pm

Thr 9th July 10:00
Out on a warm sunny ramp this morning were

ZZ402 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy" titles
(ZR353)/15-01 Merlin for Italy - fully painted, with tail markings covered.

14:45L [43C472] (ZR343) "WHE07" flying - this is one of the cancelled Indian order

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Tue 15th July 2014
14:55L [43C31C] Merlin ZH850 seems to be inbound from the west. Next one for HM2 conversion?

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by tommc » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Malcolm wrote:Tue 15th July 2014
14:55L [43C31C] Merlin ZH850 seems to be inbound from the west. Next one for HM2 conversion?
ZH850 has already been upgraded to HM2 (it was MCSP9)

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by rh226 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:59 pm

Malcolm wrote:Anyone seen ZZ384 outside yet?


Reported by your good self on 22nd May 2014. :thumb:
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:05 pm

rh226 wrote:
Malcolm wrote:Anyone seen ZZ384 outside yet?


Reported by your good self on 22nd May 2014. :thumb:


Yes, but that was an SBS sighting, not a read off one. 383 appears to have been delivered, and 385 and 386 have done some flying, but 384 seems elusive.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:09 pm

tommc wrote:
Malcolm wrote:Tue 15th July 2014
14:55L [43C31C] Merlin ZH850 seems to be inbound from the west. Next one for HM2 conversion?
ZH850 has already been upgraded to HM2 (it was MCSP9)
It came up from CU, over Exeter at 5000', and then descended to 1900' approaching Yeovil. I think it then overflew to the south of the field, and turned north before descending low level east of Yeovilton heading towards Bristol. PP lost it after that.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by vader » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:47 am

rh226 wrote:
Malcolm wrote:Anyone seen ZZ384 outside yet?

Reported by your good self on 22nd May 2014. :thumb:
One photo from 12th June 2014 at 14:35. I caught him also on 27th May. I have a lot photos from Yeovil Westland, but no time to process them :Oops:
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:24 pm

Thr 17th July 09:00
Out on a warm sunny ramp this morning were

ZR339 Merlin grey Indian scheme with corporate colours over the top - behind the mound.

14:20L [43C472] (ZR343) "WHE01" flying - this is one of the cancelled Indian order
19:45L [43C634] (ZH543) "543" departs to the north east.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:40 pm

Mon 21st July
Seen at a warm sunny Westlands today were

10:30L [43C472] (ZR343) "WHE01" flying - this is one of the cancelled Indian order
12:00L ZZ386 Wildcat AH1 returned from Farnborough
14:00L ZZ402 Wildcat HMA2 local tests
13:00L ZR352 Merlin CSAR returned from Farnborough
18:00L MM81588/3-12 NH-90 in from Farnborough

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Malcolm

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:24 am

Tue 22nd July 09:00
Out on a hot sunny ramp this morning were

ZZ413 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy" titles
ZZ(38)5 Wildcat AH1 "Army" titles - parking angle made reading full serial impossible

Something was engine running at about 08:00, and may have departed shortly afterwards.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Yammer » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:52 pm

"Westland 02" on its way in now ( 15.51 ) - has been working in the Portland area up to 12000ft.
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:29 am

Tue 29th July 09:00
Seen at a warm and sunny Westlands this morning were

ZH852 Merlin HM1 - Rotorless behind the mound. :clap: one of my last 4.

15:40L [601860] Merlin EZ-S715 "TUA3277" for Turkmenistan showing on PP as B-737 EZ-A009, which it won't be. Flew yesterday afternoon too.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil July 2014

Post by erik_k » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:10 pm

Seen Friday 25th at about 5PM only Wildcat ZZ402 was outside and towed in the hangar.
Inside the most eastern hangars were 3 grey toprotors visible from Merlins. I guess many more are in those hangars?

Request for the stored helicopters at the gate:
from left to right:
1st = blue Lynx, should be Danish S-181
2nd = Lynx under a green plastic, ID please??? (maybe Super Lynx 300 ZT800???)
3rd = Westland WG30 G-BKKI
and a Lynx? cockpit is behind it in white plastic.

TIA,
Erik

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