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Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

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ross240z
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Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by ross240z » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:23 pm

Hi All,

Active were;

G-CBVP Bell412

G-ETPB PC-21

G-ETPD G-120

G-ETPE Squirrel

G-POTR A-109

G-WPNS BN-2

N304VS Lear Jet

XX327 Hawk

ZZ190 Hunter

..... Chinook



ZZ378 Wildcat was lifted from a low loader and put into the helicopter hangar which also contained 4 Navy Merlins,



3 other Navy Merlins were shuffled between HAS's from the HAS which still contains (ZJ117) 'A'. Heat haze was bad but one of them had '14' on the nose, any help with a serial for this would be great.



Cheers, Ross

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Vulcan7
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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by Vulcan7 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 am

Over the course of two days 5 Merlin were moved between HAS’s.

Your one coded ‘14’ was ZH849.
Others were ZH830, ZH848, ZH852 and ZJ117.

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dicanio
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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by dicanio » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:57 pm

Hi Vulcan

With your inside knowledge, do you know if any of these Navy Merlins has "HMS Northumberland" on the nose?

I noted one in the Southside helicopter hangars on 6 Mar 17, and I've never tied it up.

Thanks,
DC.

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phantom23
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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by phantom23 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:11 pm

I would be interested to know whether ZJ133 still resides here and whether it will converted to HC4

TIA

David Thompson
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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by David Thompson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:28 pm

I saw the Learjet last month, is it part of the ETPS/QinetiQ fleet ?

I'm also pretty sure that I saw a replica/FSM Spitfire near the main gate and close to the Lightning . If I did , can anyone identify it please ?
Youth is wasted on the young !

ross240z
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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by ross240z » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 am

Hi Vulcan,

Thanks for the info. A long shot I know, but would you happen to know which the other 2 ZH... 's moved on the 2nd were?

Like I said a very long shot!!!

Cheers, Ross

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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by Helo425 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 pm

Hi

ZJ133 is in the hangar.

The Learjet is on contract from Calspan to work with ETPS. The Hunter is also contracted in.

There's a Islander/Defender on site as well.

The newly painted ETPS A109 arrived in as well today.

Also spotted was a visiting Juno.

I believe that Watchkeeper has commenced flight operations again as of last week.

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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by Blackboxromeo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:00 pm

All, seen 11/7/19 flying

Defender G-WPNS

Lear Jet N304VS

Squirrel G-ETPH

WatchKeeper WK036

Alphajet x2 all markings painted-out, towed between HAS's

Hawk T1 Parked

Also, civvies active were G-BYWL/W and GPVCV

Cheers Rich

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Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Post by Vulcan7 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:13 pm

dicanio wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Do you know if any of these Navy Merlins has "HMS Northumberland" on the nose?
I’m afraid I can’t help with that one, sorry.
David Thompson wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:28 pm
I'm also pretty sure that I saw a replica/FSM Spitfire near the main gate and close to the Lightning . If I did , can anyone identify it please ?
It’s a model marked up MK356 JE-J.
ross240z wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 am
A long shot I know, but would you happen to know which the other 2 ZH... 's moved on the 2nd were?
Believe these were ZH848 and ZH852.

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