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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Post by rh226 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:49 pm

New topic for sightings during 01/09/2018 to 28/02/2019.
Last edited by rh226 on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:52 pm

Autumn..nooooo!
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Malcolm » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:35 am

Wednesday September 5th 2018 08:45L

Out on a bluebird but distinctly autumn-y ramp this morning at 08:45 were...

ZZ105 AW-101 fully painted for Norway, Norwegian serial covered. Looks ready for flight.
ZZ523 Wildcat AH1 "Army"

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by eagle driver » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 am

Noted on Ads b yesterday afternoon flying South of Yeovil ZZ105 Merlin .

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:41 am

1135L, PC-12, 2-LIVE, low approach go round at Westland :clap:

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:45 pm

Believed to have landed at Westland 1630L, AW169 G-PICU. Departed at 1700.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by timjones » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:13 pm

On the ramp this morning ZH962 Lynx Brazil, ZJ134, S Merlin took off lunchtime.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:52 pm

Friday October 19th 1120L

Noted stopping briefly at Wastelands:

XX449 Gazelle AH1 QinetiQ

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Kevin Brewer » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:31 pm

Excellent - love it!

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Malcolm » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:35 pm

seacat192 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:35 am
Wednesday September 5th 2018 08:45L

Out on a bluebird but distinctly autumn-y ramp this morning at 08:45 were...

ZZ105 AW-101 fully painted for Norway, Norwegian serial covered. Looks ready for flight.
ZZ523 Wildcat AH1 "Army"

Cheers
What I guess was the same Norwegian SAR Merlin flew over Chard in Somerset this morning at around 1130-1145.

No photo unfortunately, as I was in work.
ZZ105 was on the ramp at 08:45 this morning. We're getting very close to a year since the last newbuild military first flight.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:11 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:35 pm

ZZ105 was on the ramp at 08:45 this morning. We're getting very close to a year since the last newbuild military first flight.
It certainly feels like that, but wasn't ZZ104 f/f 17.01.18 and ZZ105 f/f 9.7.18?
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 am

AW101 0268

It has now been finally clarified that the new rescue helicopter, which was damaged at Sola last November, will be repaired at the Yeovil factory.
It is estimated that the Leonardo AW101 0268 will be fully repaired within approx 6 months and that it will be back at Sola during the summer of 2019.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Friday 26th October 2018
Noted 1220hrs at windy Westlands:
ZH962, ZH965 Lynx Both flew Brazilian serials covered
ZR358 HH-101A Italian serial covered

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:41 am

Interesting post Freeman. Is ZR358 a new aircraft, I've not come across that one?
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:17 am

Hi Judwin,
Yes, I believe so. It looked as though the fire crews were on hand prior to a potential ground run. It was in the colours of the previous Caesar examples.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Judwin71 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:35 am

I've done a little bit of research which suggests the Italian's ordered 12 HH-101A with an option on 3 more.
6 have already been delivered from Westland so, assuming that none have been built in Italy, we can look forward to another batch of at least 6.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Freeman Lowell » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:32 pm

Hi Keith,
I don't think AW.101s are built in Italy any longer, so any new ones should appear here. Malcolm has already pointed out 6 missing construction numbers in the build sequence shown on UK Serials...
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Typeflyer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:06 pm

Monday 29th October
AW.101 ZZ105 dragged out onto an empty ramp around 11:45 (ish), departing around 13:15 as WHE02.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:37 am

CSAR07/12
50266 ZR358
50267 ZR359
50269 ZR360
50271 ZR361
50272 ZR362
50274 ZR363

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Autumn 2018

Post by Tiger 1 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:27 pm

Noted from Morrisons... a 109 dropping in to the field at just after11am this morning... colour scheme mostly White with red door.

Any serial tie up would be very much appreciated.

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