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Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

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Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by fatherfaff » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:55 pm

I was at Leeming today from 1215 to 1315 and noted the following choppers:

2 x Wildcats. ZZ389 and ZZ523 arrived c. 1300.
2 x Apache. One left at c.1245.
3 x Chinook. (2 arrived with the Wildcats)
3 x Pumas. Two coded "X" and "E" arrived c. 1240

I believe some or all of the choppers were here in the morning and the 2 Wildcats and 2 Chinooks may have gone to Spadedeam.

A Hawk T.2 from Valley also arrived.

Any serials for missing a/c.?

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by Mike » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:59 pm

Are you sure it was a Valley Hawk T2 - as ZB131 (based Qatari AF Hawk) was out flying?
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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by FergiZA600 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:54 pm

The Valley T2 was ZK023 and arrived and departed as Ninja03. Qatar T2 ZB131 only did One sortie all day.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by No.1 Spotter » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:12 pm

Noted this afternoon, Chinooks ZA680 & ZH899 present at 1340ish, 1 Apache, 2 Puma (one coded E), Chinook ZH896 arrived with ZH897 arriving not to far behind. All Above parked on the cross runway, both above Wildcats mentioned above parked adjacent former 25 Sqn HAS site. Also noted ZK023 Hawk T2, and two Civie registered yellow coloured T67s, Qatari Hawk ZB131 flying with 133 visible inside the hangar. UAS Tutor G-BYWA also flew, Apache noted arriving circa 1615 as I was leaving. Any help with the two Apaches greatfully received
Note - All four Chinooks polled off

Thanks No.1 Spotter

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by fatherfaff » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:22 pm

All useful info thanks. There were a lot of people with very long lenses so I'm a bit surprised Apache and Chinook serials not captured.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by Bwoodb88 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:31 pm

The third puma present from about 10:30 till departed mid pm as "Ambush 66" was coded N.
AH-64 "gunship2" was listed on adsb as zj221

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by fatherfaff » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:49 pm

Photo confirmation of one Apache as ZJ221 which left Leeming about 1245 leaving the other behind. The 3 Pumas were XW231 "N", XW213 "E" and ZJ955 "X". There were only 3 Chinooks earlier - believed to be ZH899, ZA680 and ZH897.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by youth » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:26 pm

Can I please ask what time Valley T2 arrived?

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I was at Leeming today from 1215 to 1315 and noted the following choppers:

2 x Wildcats. ZZ389 and ZZ523 arrived c. 1300.
2 x Apache. One left at c.1245.
3 x Chinook. (2 arrived with the Wildcats)
3 x Pumas. Two coded "X" and "E" arrived c. 1240

I believe some or all of the choppers were here in the morning and the 2 Wildcats and 2 Chinooks may have gone to Spadedeam.

A Hawk T.2 from Valley also arrived.

Any serials for missing a/c.?
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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by FergiZA600 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:45 pm

Their were 3 Chinooks operating out of Leeming yesterday, with One arriving from Odiham late afternoon and departing after a hot refuel. The Four I saw were ZA680, ZH896, ZH897, ZH899.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by Evergreen 44 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:07 pm

Thanks for the update from yesterday
Tonight ZA680 was sat on the old taxiway ZH897 went North to Spadeadam/Otterburn as SHF397 after 6pm
ZH896 was the hot refuel visitor yesterday and looks like ZH899 went South earlier today.
An Apache [ZJ221] and Puma were at HAS 12
Wildcats ZZ389 and ZZ523 were further North in the HAS site but still easily readable

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by Evergreen 44 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:34 pm

Update Monday evening
Wildcat ZZ524 arrived earlier as Carbon 10 parked in old 25 Sqn HAS area
Two Chinooks on old taxiway, Mk5 ZH899 and Mk.6 ZA680
Puma behind the Northern HAS complex.
On the Hawk ramp all T.1s apart from a plain black tail T.2, possibly Qatari
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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by adderman » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:12 pm

Monday 2000ish

Typhoon 117 did at least one low approach from the south tonight.
Was plotting on ADSB and FR-24 as 43C791 (ZK363).

Further to Evergreen's post above.
My SBS had ZZ523(43C764) as Carbon 10 and ZZ524(43C765) as Carbon 09, both between 1630-1730. Did they swap callsigns during their mission?

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by adderman » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:14 am

Tuesday 1000z
2 Wildcats ZZ524 and one that departed northbound assume 523.
3 Pumas.
3 Chinnook.

8x 100 sqn Hawks.
No Qatari ones.

1655z
Carbon 09 ZZ524 passing Dishforth returning north.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by Evergreen 44 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:30 pm

Thanks Mike.
Only saw screen briefly and did not makes written note's for the Wildcats but thought that serial and c/'s were matched
Could well have been as per your SBS

Two Apaches North out of Leeming 18:50 bst displayed as ZJ197 Machete 1 43C257, ZJ230 Machete 2 43C279
19:00 bst Wildcats ZZ389 Carbon 51, ZZ523 Carbon 52 all Northbound to Spadeadam/Otterburn area

Two Chinooks Mk.5s on ground should be ZH897 and ZH899 plus two Puma's and a Wildcat (ZZ524 ?) all lights on 19:30 bst

The two Puma''s out next 19:50 bst as Ambush Flt, XW231 as Ambush 61 lead with Chinooks in trail, Titan 41 not sure about c/s for the second but presumably Titan 42 given ZA680 is operating in Morpeth area as Titan 43

Wildcat still running and presumed joined but too dark by then to see - all to the North

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by Razor01 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:34 am

The apaches departed to the south at 2334 - not sure if they returned?

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by iain s » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:41 am

Machete 1&2 rtb'd Wattisham once complete, Carbon 52 didn't make the exercise sadly, the package arrived twice with 2 pumas and 2 chinooks here in the Scottish Borders.
Pretty epic night.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by adderman » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:01 pm

1700z Wednesday.
ZZ389 Carbon 51
ZZ523 Carbon 09 both southbound passing Dishforth.

2115z
Working around the Hull area, operating from Humberside.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by adderman » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:12 pm

1600z Thursday

ZJ197(43C257) Just circled briefly near Dishforth.
Could not see if on own or one of two.

No callsign on SBS/FR-24/ADSB etc.

ZH897 Active as Titan 1.
ZH899 Active as SHF469.

2100z
ZZ175 C17 arrived from north as BLCT46.

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Re: Choppers & visitors at Leeming today

Post by reheat » Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:38 pm

22.35z BLCT46 C17 up again out of Leeming.
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