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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Please post movements and activities to do with RNAS Yeovilton and Merryfield here
Kevin Brewer
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Kevin Brewer » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:44 am

Thanks for the continued reports Merlin, much appreciated. In your various visits, have you noticed any particular pattern in their flying activity, e.g.are they typically busier in the mornings or afternoons?

MTIA

Kevin

Kevin Brewer
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Kevin Brewer » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:56 pm

Noted this afternoon between 14.15 - 15.15 approx:
EH-101-612, RNoAF, unidentified, on the flightline. Power cart and ground crew close by but no sign of it being readied for flight when I left.
Wildcat AH.1 XX389 towed from flight test hangar to flight line. Pilot and ground crew in attendance when I left so it presumably it flew later.
HH-101A, Italian AF (15-14), lighter grey than the RN examples, black unit badge on tail rotor pylon, visible inside the flight test hangar.

Thanks for your company today - you know who you are!

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:24 am

1020L DA42 Twin Star G-LHXD Beacon approach RW09 x2.

mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:52 pm

Friday AM

ZR363/15-14 HH101A Flew as WHE04
ZZ109 AW101 MK612 Flew as WHE01
ZH831 Merlin mk2a
ZZ389 Wildcat AH
ZZ395 WILDCAT AH
ZZ378 WILDCAT HMA BY 09 building

raameagle
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by raameagle » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:21 pm

Monday 15th June 1425-1710L

Wildcats ZZ378, 395 and 404 (the latter had no rotors and was all taped up)
AW101 ZZ109 for Norway

Regards

Mark

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by dannybonny » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:42 pm

Tuesday 16th June 1220 - 1310

AW101 ZZ109 Norwegian
HH101A ZR363 / 15-14 Italian
Wildcats ZZ389 & ZZ395

Danny

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:01 pm

Tuesday 16th June
ZZ518 Wildcat HMA2 arr 13:14L (assuming the time on my camera is correct). Was using a Yeovilton callsign, can't remember what though.

mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:36 pm

Monday 15th

ZZ109 MERLIN MK612 Flew AM as WHE01
ZZ389 Wildcat AH
ZZ395 Wildcat AH
ZZ404 Wildcat AH outside into Flight Test
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA 09 END


Tuesday 16th June additional info

ZZ109 MERLIN MK612 Flew AM as WHE05
ZR363\15-14 HH101A Flew as WHE01
ZZ389 Wildcat AH Delivered to VLN as WHE05
ZZ395 Wildcat AH Delivered to VLN as WHE04
ZZ518 Wildcat HMA Possible delivery as Rascal382
ZZ404 Wildcat AH Moved from outside into Flight Test
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA 09 END

many thanks for Malcom doing his reports

mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:31 pm

WEDNESDAY 17th June 1000-1100

ZR363/15-14 HH101A Ground run as WHE06
ZZ518 Wildcat HMA

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:43 am

AW101 ZZ109 heading NNE WHE01 Delivery??? :unsure:

Starfighter_F-104G
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:37 am

Judwin71 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:43 am
AW101 ZZ109 heading NNE WHE01 Delivery??? :unsure:
enroute to Sola

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:33 pm

1415L Noted departing to SE AW101 light grey believed to be Italian.
1430L ZR363 WHE02 Mode S 43C915

Youdy71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Youdy71 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:16 pm

I believe the last Italian Merlin ZR363\15-14 is due for delivery very soon, can anyone confirm the date? Cheers👍

mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:54 pm

Monday

ZZ518 Wildcat HMA Moved from outside into flight test
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA on compass bay
XV666 SEA KING HAR5 Callsign heliops01
/606 Wasp doing circuits
2-GIGI A109 Flew as WHE03

Tuesday
ZZ109 AW101 MK612 Flew pm
ZH831 Merlin mk2a
ZH583 Lynx mk95a
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA Compass base
ZR363/15-14 HH101A ground run
2-GIGI A109

Wednesday

ZZ109 AW101 MK612 DEPARTED ON DELIVERY AS WHE01
ZR34463/15-14 HH101A FLEW AS WHE02
2-GIGI A109

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:13 am

Thursday 25 June 2020

08:05L ZR363/15-14 Merlin/Caesar HH101 Just departed Westland Yeovil as [43C915] "WHE02" headed in a direction off towards Bournemouth.

Suspect this is a delivery flight - unusual for anything to move this early.

Cheers
Malcolm

Geoff Dreft
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Geoff Dreft » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:53 am

On ADSB landing at Shoreham now

raameagle
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by raameagle » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:08 am

It did a rotors running refuel at Shoreham before departing to Switzerland and onto Italy.
Regards
Mark

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:45 pm

Just to complete the loop, Hawker 750 G-STWB just landed at Yeovilton inbound from Italy.

mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:16 pm

Thursday 0800

ZR363/15-14 HH101A Departed as said above
ZH864/70 Merlin Hma 2A hangar move moved into the space left by the 2 x Merlin delivered

Friday 1230

ZH831 Merlin HMA 2A flew late am
ZZ415 Wildcat HMA minus weapons wings moved back into flight shed.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Summer 2020

Post by somerset » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:05 am

Have the Merlin's that were wrapped up next to the rotor test rig been moved ?

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