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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

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Kevin Brewer
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Kevin Brewer » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:18 pm

The following were on the flightline yesterday (Monday 14th November) between 11.45 and 13.30:

EH-101-510 AW101
EH-101-612 ZZ101 - flew

AW.159 ZZ546 - flew
AW.159 ZZ548 - flew

A.109E G-CDVB (Ex RAF ZR321).

Thanks for the company guys -you know who you are!

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:06 pm

Tuesday 15th November main apron
1030hrs
ZJ122 F Merlin HC.4 flew
ZZ100 AW.101 flew
ZZ101 AW.101
ZZ545 Wildcat 210
ZZ546 Wildcat 210
1400 hrs
ZZ548 Wildcat 210

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by phila » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:55 pm

Noted outside today
ZZ545 Wildcat, for Korea
ZZ546 Wildcat, for Korea
ZZ547 Wildcat, for Korea
ZR357 Merlin, for Italy
ZZ101 Merlin, for Norway

British ;
AW101
ZZ519
ZZ527

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Widget 01 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:43 pm

Hi Phil,

Nice log, I'm pretty sure that is the first sighting of ZZ527 Wildcat AH1 for the AAC. I believe this is the last one to be delivered for the British as well!

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Widget 01 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:52 pm

All,

ZZ545 - Wildcat Mk210 - For South Korea
ZZ546 - Wildcat Mk210 - For South Korea

The above both arrived at Stansted this morning for onward transportation in an AN-124 to South Korea.

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Ben

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:14 pm

HI

ZZ527 test flight returned at 1515L. :clap:

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by timb » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:40 am

Weds 23.11.16..At 1000 ZZ547 and ZZ548 S.Korean Wildcats departed for Stansted.. This left ZJ122 F R.N. Merlin left parked O/S..

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:43 am

Monday 28th November 2016
Out on an overcast and autumn-y ramp at 08:45 were:

ZJ122/F - Merlin HC4 grey scheme
TNI-AU Merlin Mk? - for Indonesia? Gloss Green/Green/Brown camo, hi viz red/white roundel and fin flash, black serial on boom, no rotors and many panels missing. Towed out of the flight hangar towards the west end.

Wasn't aware Indonesia had ordered Merlin(s)? I could also see a White Turkmenistan Merlin in the flight hangars - is this one back for spannering or a new one?

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by paulk » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:12 am

Also outside at 1000L

AW101
ZR357/15-06
ZZ527

Update 1140L

ZJ122/F
ZZ519

The Indonesian is on the wash rack, I suspect that is is one of the ex Indian airframes.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by razzer56 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:29 pm

Malcolm,

The Turkmenistan should be EZ-S714 It was in the flight shed on 17th August with sister 715 out on the flight line.. I believe 715 went back through Stansted not long after

The Indonesian Merlin was towed back in to the flight shed circa 13.00 today. Its place on the Wash Rack was taken By Aw189 G-MCGO- possibly its first airing and yes I know you dont collect these ( Not Mil) but may be of interest to others.

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Colin
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi

Does anyone know if ZR357 flew today.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:42 pm

Hi

Several internet sites say that the Indonesian Air Force have ordered 3 AW101's

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:16 pm

There does appear to be a few strange gaps in the construction numbers for the Norwegian Merlins. Uk Serials list :
UKSERIALS Type EH101 wrote: 50260 ZR355 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81867
50261 ZR356 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81868
50262 ZZ100 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 f/f 21/03/2016, for RNoAF 0262
50263 ZR357 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81869
50264 ZZ101 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0264
50265 ZZ102 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0265
50268 ZZ103 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0268
50270 ZZ104 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0270
50273 ZZ105 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0273
50275 ZZ106 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0275
50276 ZZ107 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0276
50277 ZZ108 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0277
50278 ZZ109 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0278
50279 ZZ110 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0279
50280 ZZ111 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0280
50281 ZZ112 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0281
50282 ZZ113 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0282
50283 ZZ114 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0283
50284 ZZ115 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0284
So con numbers 50266, 50267, 50269, 50271, 50272 and 50274 are unaccounted for. Plus of course the remaining cancelled Indians and the illusive Azerbaijani.

The serial "TNI-AU" smells funny to me though, since this is the initials of the Indonesian Air Force. Also, this aircraft is in camo, which seems unusual for a VVIP aircraft.

EDIT : A quick google for Indonesian Pumas show they mostly carry "TNI-AU" on the boom, so it appears this is just a national identifier and not the serial.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by arch » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:18 am

When i was at yeovil in march a guy working on the merlin said it was indonisia1 or india6 don't know if it helps or hinders the situation

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:24 am

arch wrote:When i was at yeovil in march a guy working on the merlin said it was indonisia1 or india6 don't know if it helps or hinders the situation
Arch,
If my notes are keeping pace, then India 6 went on to become Company demonstrator ZR343. Did you note this one in March?
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by paulk » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:39 am

Malcolm wrote:There does appear to be a few strange gaps in the construction numbers for the Norwegian Merlins. Uk Serials list :
UKSERIALS Type EH101 wrote: 50260 ZR355 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81867
50261 ZR356 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81868
50262 ZZ100 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 f/f 21/03/2016, for RNoAF 0262
50263 ZR357 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81869
50264 ZZ101 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0264
50265 ZZ102 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0265
50268 ZZ103 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0268
50270 ZZ104 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0270
50273 ZZ105 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0273
50275 ZZ106 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0275
50276 ZZ107 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0276
50277 ZZ108 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0277
50278 ZZ109 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0278
50279 ZZ110 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0279
50280 ZZ111 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0280
50281 ZZ112 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0281
50282 ZZ113 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0282
50283 ZZ114 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0283
50284 ZZ115 AgustaWestland AW.101 612 For RNoAF 0284
So con numbers 50266, 50267, 50269, 50271, 50272 and 50274 are unaccounted for. Plus of course the remaining cancelled Indians and the illusive Azerbaijani.

The serial "TNI-AU" smells funny to me though, since this is the initials of the Indonesian Air Force. Also, this aircraft is in camo, which seems unusual for a VVIP aircraft.

EDIT : A quick google for Indonesian Pumas show they mostly carry "TNI-AU" on the boom, so it appears this is just a national identifier and not the serial.


Those missing c/n will most likely be for future ITAF HH-101s

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by richpittman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:07 pm

known movements this Week so far

Monday 28th

AW101 ZF122 K PM flight in the local area with a Rotor running refuel ....Westland 06

Tuesday 29th

AW101 ZF122 K PM flight in the local area with a Rotor running refuel ..... Westland 07
AW101 AW101 PM local flight including ILS at RNAS Yeovilton Westland 02

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by seven » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:13 am

That'll be ZJ122 ;)

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by richpittman » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:31 am

Indeed thanks 7 ;)

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2016

Post by Freeman Lowell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:19 am

Or even ZJ122 coded F.
Us regulars knew what you meant Rich, and have seen others display a bit of inadvertent nostalgia over that airframe this last week or two ;)
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