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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

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raameagle
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by raameagle » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:27 pm

ZR359 / 15-10 should be the one to deliver.

ZR360 has already flown so it’s interesting that it has no blades!

Regards

Mark

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Freeman Lowell » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:33 pm

Wednesday 24th July 1000hrs

ZZ409 Wildcat AH1. Flight line. Later re-hangared after attempted engine runs.
ZH831 Merlin HM2(ASaC). Flight line. Later re-hangared.
ZR360 15-11 HH-101A. Towed from 'wash rack' and parked in front of flight hangar. MM serial covered.
A further Wildcat was towed to the compass swing.

A return visit at 1115hrs gave :-
0276 Merlin 612. Towed to 'wash rack'. Couldn't see if the UK serial (ZZ107) had been applied yet.
A further Merlin 612, with Norwegian serials covered, was on the flight line. Heat-haze defeated attempts to positively id the black UK serial.

Freeman
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by scramble1 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:32 pm

Outside this morning Thursday 25th July were:
ZR360 36-11 HH101A
0276

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by scramble1 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:38 pm

Outside this morning Thursday 25th July were:
ZR360 36-11 HH101A
0276 Merlin 612 in wash rack no main rotors
ZZ513 Wildcat HMA.2 with wing/pylons and orange (Flight test instrumentation) nose probe Flew
ZZ103 Merlin 612 Flew
unidentified Wildcat AH.1

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:31 am

scramble1 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Outside this morning Thursday 25th July were:
ZR360 36-11 HH101A
36-11????

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm

Friday 26th July 2019 1000-1200hrs

ZH831 Merlin HM2(ASaC). Towed to flight line and flown.
0276 Merlin 612. Towed from wash rack and hangared. Does not carry a UK serial at present
ZZ103 Merlin 612. Towed to flight line, engines run and returned to hangar for a little more fettling. Norwegian serials covered.
ZZ409 Wildcat AH1. Towed to flight line.
A further rotor-less Merlin HM1 /poss. HM2 was towed from the flight shed to be reinserted in another bay.

Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by scramble1 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:28 pm

Starfighter_F-104G.
:Oops:
ZR360 code was 15-11, confirmed in my logbook and not as I had typed.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:33 pm

Monday 29th July 2019 17:30L

ZR360/(15-11) Merlin HH-101A Caesar is turning and burning as I type. Still got the MM serial covered and the UK serial in the normal place.

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Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:47 am

raameagle wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:31 pm
I’m reliably informed that the next Italian Merlin will delivered tomorrow morning. If anybody knows the routing...
Usual disclaimers etc...
Regards
Mark
Can anyone confirm that the delivery actually happened? Nothing was seen on RadarBox.
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by raameagle » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:40 am

Apparently not. It has been seen this morning with an Italian crew and full Italian markings but broke so went back into the hangar.
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Mark

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by hexman » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:55 am

ZR356 as WHE02 on ads-b right now

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by MCB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:34 pm

"IAM1510" Hex 43C911 going feet dry at Dunkirk 15:33 on delivery.

MCB

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by hexman » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:30 pm

IAM1510 ( MM81871/15-10 ) made a fuelstop at EBFN

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by sonny » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:48 am

Currently outside:
Merlin ZH831 and HH-101 ZR360/15-11

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by 100arw » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 am

Has it ever been confirmed which airframe is 43C910?
TIA
P.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by JM » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:39 pm

ZZ103 seen at Culdrose yesterday round lunchtime, doing a local sortie in the afternoon and being prepared to be town into the hangar nearest to the viewing area (which was wide open 2 mins after its arrival, didn't wait for the actual tow...).
Seen there again today and later on flying westbound along the coast from Falmouth.
Seems safe to assume it's doing testing from Culdrose...Norwegian roundel applied, serial taped over.

Regards Joost

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Malcolm » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:16 am

Tuesday 13th August 2019 09:00L

Out on a sunny but breezy with just a hint of an autumn chill in the air ramp this morning were...

ZH831 Merlin HM2 ASAC
ZZ103 Merlin For Norway
0276 Merlin for Norway

0276 (ex ZZ107) has the Norwegian serial uncovered, and no UK serial on the rear fuse, so I suspect it'll be delivered today. Ergo Heads up Newcastle/Humberside/Somewhere north of the A303 :P

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Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:28 am

Not sure that ZZ107 has flown yet.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am

Flying this morning ZZ103 as WHE20 and ZZ102 as WHE04.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Post by Northolt07 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:20 pm

ZZ513 Wildcat with weapons winglets fully equipped also flying.
Brazilian Lynx ZH966 was towed round into the flightshed.

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