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LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

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Malcolm
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LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:44 am

1st Sept
Only movement noted was Merlin ZH860 as WHE06
ZH830 Merlin Navy 505 went through the overhead mid afternoon but not seen.

2nd Sept
09:43L [43C6EB] Wildcat (ZZ387) pinging on SBS
10:05L [43C473] Merlin (ZR344) pinging on SBS

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by merlinhunter » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:17 pm

5th Sept
Nothing very exciting this morning
ZZ402 Navy Wildcat
ZR353 Italian CSAR looking mean with three large machine guns in the windows behind the cockpit and on the rear ramp

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Yammer » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:18 am

Did my eyes deceive me or did I just see a primer Merlin with nose ball heading EAST between Glastonbury and Wells at 10.50am ?

AW test flights rarely come this way.

UPDATE - thanks to Cessna for SBS ID on this movement as Italian example ZR353 - maybe off on live weapon trials ?
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X

Everything talks only some Ping

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Yammer » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:30 am

Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X

Everything talks only some Ping

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:39 am

16th Sept
Outside on an overcast and foggy main ramp at 09:00 were
ZZ391 Wildcat AH1 "Army"
ZZ413 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy"
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Malcolm » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:01 am

Thr 18th Sept 09:00
Outside on an overcast and foggy main ramp at 09:00 were
ZZ387 Wildcat AH1 "Army"
ZR344 Merlin Mk? - Rotors running. Fully painted in Nigerian c/s with Nigerian mks covered.
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by richpittman » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:47 am

10:00 local wednesday 17th September 2014

ZR344, was just waiting to see how long it took Malcolm to spot it
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by RickIngham » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:04 pm

Friday 19/09/14

ZR353 HH101A Caesar - Italy/Dirty Primer - returning home from a det. WESTLAND 01
ZR344 AW101-641 - Nigeria NAF280 (First Flight?) WESTLAND 07
ZZ391 AW159 AH1 - WESTLAND 05
ZR339 AW101-641 Company VIP Demonstrator
ZR352 HH101A Caesar - Italy

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Malcolm » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:26 am

Mon 22nd Sept 09:00
Outside on a chilly but sunny main ramp at 09:00 were
(ZZ391) Wildcat AH1 "Army" - shallow angle, pretty sure it was 391 though.

10:25L [43C473] (ZR344) "ABCDEFGH" Merlin Mk641? - just flown out Eastbound past the window.
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Malcolm » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:13 am

Thr 25th Sept 09:00
Outside on a chilly but sunny main ramp at 09:00 were
ZZ402 Wildcat HMA2 "Royal Navy"
ZE380 Lynx AH9 "Army"
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by farnboroughrob » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:31 pm

Noted 25/9/14 13:00

(ZH860) Merlin HM tiger scheme, serial presumed
ZK191 Lynx Mk140 Algerian navy
ZR352/15-01 Merlin HH-101 Italian AF
ZR353 Merlin HH-101 primer
ZZ387 WildcatAH1 arrived

There was a further 'old' Lynx inside so maybe ZK192, but will have to wait for that one to be sure.

They don't seem to rush themselves here as ZR353 has now been in primer for getting on 3 months, and there was me hoping it was another one!
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Malcolm » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:03 pm

farnboroughrob wrote:They don't seem to rush themselves here as ZR353 has now been in primer for getting on 3 months, and there was me hoping it was another one!
I was told the plan is to leave all future Merlins in primer untill shortly before delivery so that they don't need re-painting if the paintwork gets damaged/dirty during flight testing. The only reason ZR352 was painted was for the publicity photos at the "Hand over" and Farnborough. ZR352 and 353 are apparantly due to stay here for a while yet, and ZR354 onwards will probably be delivered to Italy first.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Arty » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:11 pm

A couple of additions noted around 1200 were:
ZZ402 Wildcat HMA2 (flying)
?? Lynx AH9A (on apron)
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by vader » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:17 am

farnboroughrob wrote: There was a further 'old' Lynx inside so maybe ZK192, but will have to wait for that one to be sure.
22nd Sep

2x Lynx AH7 arrived ZE380 and ZG917 at 11:45am
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by apgphoto » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:17 am

Up this morning 30/09 is Hex 43C757 as WHE03 if anyone can offer up what it is?

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by Malcolm » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:21 am

apgphoto wrote:Up this morning 30/09 is Hex 43C757 as WHE03 if anyone can offer up what it is?
Visual out the window - an Army Wildcat. There was one on the ramp at 09:00 which I couldn't read properly - looked like ZZ380 or '390.

ZR344 Merlinn for Nigeria out on the ramp at 09:00.

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by apgphoto » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:44 am

Potentially 390 then as 380 is a Navy cab, thanks for your help Malcolm

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by vader » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:23 pm

apgphoto wrote:Up this morning 30/09 is Hex 43C757 as WHE03 if anyone can offer up what it is?
ZZ510 :)
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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by apgphoto » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:58 pm

Thanks Vader :D

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Re: LOG : Westlands Yeovil September 2014

Post by vader » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:29 pm

Just landed I-PTFF (hex: 30058B), AW189 - HM Coastguard Rescue.
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