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Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

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Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:27 pm

New Thread to cover September '19 to February '20

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:18 pm

Flying today AW101's ZZ103 WHE20. ZH831 WHE01. 7T-WVB WHE04.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Judwin71 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:26 pm

Judwin71 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Flying today AW101's ZZ103 WHE20. ZH831 WHE01. 7T-WVB WHE04.
Also AW101 ZZ107 WHE01.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by jrmrsdal » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:59 am

Briefly outside at 10:50 was H-101A MM81874/15-13 in light grey c/s. Full markings but still missing lots of parts and engine covers.

While shuffling the above one Merlin G was taken out.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by somerset » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 pm

jrmrsdal wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:59 am
Briefly outside at 10:50 was H-101A MM81874/15-13 in light grey c/s. Full markings but still missing lots of parts and engine covers.

While shuffling the above one Merlin G was taken out.
A special scheme or primer ?

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Freeman Lowell » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:39 pm

A less heat absorbing scheme. (Had it been primer it wouldn’t have been wearing serial/code 😉) Freeman

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Kevin Brewer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Noted on the flightline at 1pm today were Algerian 7T-WVB and Norwegian ZZ107.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by somerset » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:27 pm

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:39 pm
A less heat absorbing scheme. (Had it been primer it wouldn’t have been wearing serial/code 😉) Freeman
I will keep my eyes open for her, guessing similar to our new commandos but withextra bumps

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Malcolm » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am

Friday 21st June 2019
Out on sunny but distinctly autumn-ey ramp at 08:45 this morning was :

ZH966 Lynx Mk21B for Brazil - full Brazilian colour scheme with Brazil serial covered.
ZZ102 Merlin for Norway

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by jrmrsdal » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:43 pm

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:39 pm
A less heat absorbing scheme. (Had it been primer it wouldn’t have been wearing serial/code 😉) Freeman
Correct, light grey full c/s. Not primer or something of that kind.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Andy Marden » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:51 am

7T-WVB is visible on ADSB tracking south past Rennes, so presumably going home.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by raameagle » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:36 pm

Yeovil - Rennes - San Sebastian - Valencia - Boufarik today.

Regards

Mark

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by razzer56 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:27 pm

Thursday 19th Sept.
Noted between 10.15 & 11.45
Wildcat HMA 2 ZZ 377 & ZZ 513 latter complete with rocket pods Port & Starboard - both flew
AW.101 ZZ 102 for R Nor AF. Norwegian serial taped over. Flew
AW 189 in overall drab Olive paint scheme - only marks AW189 on tail - could this be its serial ala AW 101. Fuelled up/ engine run then shutdown
AW 189 in Red white & Blue scheme with purple spinner cap on main rotor - nose on & to far away to i.d - civvie?

Dragged out of Flight shed at circa 11.15 escorted by DROVES of Westland Green coats was HH-101A ZR 361 coded 15-12. In pristine Black scheme with Italian roundel. Italian serial and unusually the HH-101A designation both taped over. Blokes crawling about on tail ramp - Craft fuelled up - but as usual no urgency to get her going. Possibly Ist engine run later. Left before they all stopped for Dinner
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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by AK01 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:27 am

Algerian Merlin 7T-WVD [0A4045] could be inbound today. Yesterday it was plotting near Valencia/ Spain. At this moment it is plotting over the Channel Islands.

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by somerset » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:05 pm

Do we have any idea if one of the Italian is grey , there seems to be no information or pictures yet , and a drab green 189 ? A demo aircraft perhaps or an Irish one ?

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Freeman Lowell » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:57 pm

Hi Somerset,
jrmrsdal's sighting is supported by photographic evidence.
The AW189 doesn't wear a Tricolour on the tail as the Irish AW139s do.
Freeman

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by somerset » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:49 am

Many thanks Freeman, do you have a link to the grey Italian?

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:15 pm

Somerset,
Sorry, I've only seen it on the back of a camera.
Freeman

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by apgphoto » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 pm

The Olive drab "189" should be a 149 c/n 49024 CSX81890 which is based for a few months following its appearance at DSEI, it uses hex code 31FEFD for those who monitor

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Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:47 pm

an ItAF HH101A will be retired soon
this week the crew arrived with a C-27J

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