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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

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Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by rh226 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:44 pm

For sightings 01/03/2019 to 31/05/2019.
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Malcolm » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:37 am

Wednesday 6th March 2019
Out on another foul, windy and wet ramp at 08:45 this morning was :

ZZ106 Merlin for Norway, Norwegian serial covered.
ZZ550 Wildcat for Philippines

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Goldstar31 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:10 pm

Was Merlin ZJ128 visible this morning. One arrived at Brize at 1155 callsign WHE 04

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Eccie
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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Malcolm » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:10 pm

Goldstar31 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Was Merlin ZJ128 visible this morning. One arrived at Brize at 1155 callsign WHE 04

Cheers

Eccie
Not whilst I was there - which is typically only for 5 minutes at about 08:45 most mornings for a looksee. The wash rack was up, and they did open the Wildcat end of the hangar whilst I was there, but I didn't hang about to see what if anything came out. Not that it helps, but (ZJ125)/J was out on Monday in the 'new' grey camo.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by somerset » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:06 am

Does that mean it's grey not green or is there actually a camo

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:43 am

somerset wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:06 am
Does that mean it's grey not green or is there actually a camo
' Camouflage: a method of disguising or concealing objects by colouring them or covering them so that they look like part of their surroundings'.
I know what you were thinking but don't get get your hopes up. Grey works for a grey sea,sky, or even, deck!
Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Malcolm » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:25 am

somerset wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:06 am
Does that mean it's grey not green or is there actually a camo
As Freeman says, ZJ128 is just a plain light grey all over.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by somerset » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:18 pm

I thought as much ,got my little hoped up that they'd maybe gone for a wildcat camo

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by simon » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:35 pm

Log 7th
Noted today at c16:0” were:
ZZ549 Wildcat
Unid Merlin engine running eastern end. Have a feeling this was probably ZZ106 but was tail on to us. If anyone can confirm that would be great.

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Simon

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Steve Spence » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:10 am

Apologises for asking but managed a very brief visit yesterday (2019.03.07) just before midday, didn't find a good view but managed to see a Merlin (white SAR markings, orange fluorescent tail with small yellow crest in centre) and from the Westland entertainment facility a Wildcat which seemed to be in normal two-tone grey scheme (seemed / sounded to be engine running).
Any help would be very much appreciated (is there a better view of the pan possibly)?

Regards,

Steve

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by John Fletcher 54 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:48 am

Morning Simon & Steve - I was present around 2pm on Thursday 7 March. The SAR as described above was seen. Norwegian serial was covered. As I left a number of people embarked and on ADSB a short while later 43C7E1 appeared, which has been identified as ZZ106. Trust that sorts it. No doubt others on this forum can confirm. No luck on the wildcat. Cheers John

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:24 pm

Flying just after midday, Wildcat ZZ550, WHE11.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:10 pm

Friday 8th March 2019 0930-1130hrs

With the arrival of meteorological spring the grass is growing well:

(ZJ119) C Merlin HC3/4 Stripped fuselage towed to paint shop. No serial carried on new rear fuselage
ZZ100 Merlin 612 Primer. Towed to flightline
ZZ106 Merlin 612 Full c/s. Norwegian serial covered. Flightline
ZZ376 Wildcat HMA2 Towed to flightline
ZZ378 Wildcat HMA2 Landed back
ZZ513 Wildcat HMA2 Development a/c. Western end
ZZ549 Wildcat 220 Full c/s. Western end
ZZ550 Wildcat 220 Full c/s. Flew

A second full c/s Merlin 612 sat in the flightshed.

Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by simon » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:24 pm

John Fletcher 54 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:48 am
Morning Simon & Steve - I was present around 2pm on Thursday 7 March. The SAR as described above was seen. Norwegian serial was covered. As I left a number of people embarked and on ADSB a short while later 43C7E1 appeared, which has been identified as ZZ106. Trust that sorts it. No doubt others on this forum can confirm. No luck on the wildcat. Cheers John
Hi John

Thanks for the confirmation sir. I have your Chinook regs for Yeovilton but may be tomorrow before I get to dig my notes out.

Cheers
Simon

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by John Fletcher 54 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:38 pm

Thanks Simon look forward to receiving the Chinook serials.

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:49 pm

Steve Spence wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:10 am
(is there a better view of the pan possibly)?

Regards,

Steve
Steve,
Todays serials were all read from:-
Flight line: 50° 56.404'N 2° 38.808'W ( footpath off Westland Road)
Western end: 50° 56.292'N 2° 39.952'W (Bunford Lane, private road)
HTH
Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:52 am

Wednesday 13th March 2019 1130hrs

Obligatory stop on the way to Eli's for lunch revealed just one outside:

ZZ376 Wildcat HMA2. Flightine

Freeman

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Malcolm » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:14 am

Thursday 14th March 2019 10:45

Overslept after a long day yesterday, so a bit later than usual. Out on a stormy and windswept ramp at 09:45 was :

ZZ550 Wildcat for Philippenes. Took off circa 10pm

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Malcolm » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:38 am

Wednesday 20th March 2019 08:30

Out on an overcast ramp this morning were :

ZH831 Merlin HM2/AEW Complete with SeaKing ASAc7 style 'bag' on the left hand (port) side.
0273 Merlin 612 Full c/s. Norwegian serial uncovered. No UK serial. Delivery today?
ZZ106 Merlin 612 Full c/s. Norwegian serial covered
ZZ550 Wildcat 220 Full c/s. For Philipeenes. Flew 08:35

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Post by Judwin71 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:26 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:38 am
Wednesday 20th March 2019 08:30

Out on an overcast ramp this morning were :

ZH831 Merlin HM2/AEW Complete with SeaKing ASAc7 style 'bag' on the left hand (port) side.
0273 Merlin 612 Full c/s. Norwegian serial uncovered. No UK serial. Delivery today?
ZZ106 Merlin 612 Full c/s. Norwegian serial covered
ZZ550 Wildcat 220 Full c/s. For Philipeenes. Flew 08:35

Cheers
Malcolm
0273 ex ZZ105 departed 1125

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