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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
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Judwin71
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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Sun May 31, 2020 5:50 pm

New thread for period June to August 2020.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Typeflyer » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:19 am

Doesn't seem to have been much in the way of activity this week. Anyone know why?

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:10 am

Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Visible from an overcast and drizzly lockdown bedroom window today are :

ZH833 Merlin HM2 - Rotor head & rotors fitted but no engines.

There is also another grey Merlin (I think) out, but can't get enough of a view to confirm what it is.

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Typeflyer » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:12 am

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:10 am
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Visible from an overcast and drizzly lockdown bedroom window today are :

ZH833 Merlin HM2 - Rotor head & rotors fitted but no engines.

There is also another grey Merlin (I think) out, but can't get enough of a view to confirm what it is.

Cheers
Malcolm
Thanks Malcolm,
Glad I didn't venture west this morning!

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:12 pm

Monday

ZZ??? AW101 MK612 ground runs

Tuesday

ZH853 Lynx mk95a
ZZ395 Wildcat AH Flew pm as WHE06
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA flew as WHE03
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA by 09 with Martlet missile fitted

WEDNESDAY

ZH831 MERLIN MK2A Towed out of hangar then put away after ZH833 was put away
ZH833/82 Merlin mk2a refueled then put back into flight test hangar

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:32 pm

Wednesday cont

ZZ415 WILDCAT HMA FLEW AS WHE04 PM

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by twinstar » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:17 am

Thursday

Out on the flightline at 10:00
ZZ395 Wildcat AH1
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA2

Italian HH-101 visible in flight test shed.

Tony

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Kevin Brewer » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:36 am

ADS-B showing ZZ107 /WHE04 heading North east over Leicester as I type, looking like a delivery flight. Next stop Humberside maybe?

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:19 am

THURSDAY 4TH

ZZ145 WILDCAT HMA FLEW as WHE03
ZZ395 Wildcat AH
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA 09 end of airfield
As said above ZZ107 being delivered to Norway Departed as WHE04

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:24 am

The Portuguese Navy reported yesterday 4 June 2020, that the fifth and last Lynx Mk.95 helicopter (n / c 19203)
of its Squadron went for modernization, thus joining the remaining four, which are at different stages of
modernization , at Leonardo's facility in Yeovil, UK.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Malcolm » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:40 am

Friday 5rd June 2020
Visible from the lockdown bedroom window today are :

ZR363/15-14 HH-101 Caesar - Wonder if it'll fly today.

There is also a Wildcat with pylons buzzing about - probably ZZ415.

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by eagle driver » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:48 am

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:40 am
Friday 5rd June 2020
Visible from the lockdown bedroom window today are :

ZR363/15-14 HH-101 Caesar - Wonder if it'll fly today.

There is also a Wildcat with pylons buzzing about - probably ZZ415.

Cheers
Malcolm
ZZ415 Currently plotting on south coast near Bridport as WHE04

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Malcolm » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:05 am

11:00L - Thought I was hearing things. Went to the window, and a dark blue and red Wessex was departing. Guess its the Chard HU5 - (XT761)
13:20L - ZR363/15-14 airborne as "WHE02" [43C915]
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:03 am

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:05 am
11:00L - Thought I was hearing things. Went to the window, and a dark blue and red Wessex was departing. Guess its the Chard HU5 - (XT761)
Yes, using civil reg G-WESX

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:50 pm

I think the Italian is flying.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Neil D » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:26 pm

Starfighter_F-104G wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:24 am
The Portuguese Navy reported yesterday 4 June 2020, that the fifth and last Lynx Mk.95 helicopter (n / c 19203)
of its Squadron went for modernization, thus joining the remaining four, which are at different stages of
modernization , at Leonardo's facility in Yeovil, UK.
Shown here on the low loader, https://twitter.com/ironbirdphotos/stat ... 1191880707

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:38 pm

Friday 5th

ZZ415 WILDCAT HMA FLEW AS WHE04
ZZ379 WILDCAT AH compass base am
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA by 09 end
ZH583 LYNX MK95A MOVED from flight test to production
ZR363 15-14 HH101A first flight as WHE02
wessex Hu5 from Chard did 4 x circuits
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:39 pm

Monday 8th June

ZZ415 Wildcat HMA Flew as WHE03
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA 09 RUNWAY end
ZR363\15-14 HH101A Flew as WHE02

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Tuesday 09 June

ZH583 Lynx mk95a
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA Flew as WHE03
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA 09 RUNWAY end
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Typeflyer » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:07 pm

Lynx Mk95A should be ZH583

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