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Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

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

Post by jrmrsdal » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:50 am

WHE02 on ADSB with hex 43C30B. Is this the Portugese Lynx?

Kevin Brewer
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Kevin Brewer » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:13 am

WHE02 currently showing on ADSB as Merlin ZH831, 4000' near Yeovil.

mjcmerlin
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:25 pm

Monday 23rd march 1400-1500

ZZ415 WILDCAT HMA Flew as WHE14
ZZ10? AW101 MK612 Ground run as WHE04 (told it was ZZ109 but could not read it off due to heat haze)

Tuesday 24th 0930 (on my daily walk since lock down)

ZH831 Merlin MK2A Flew later as WHE02
G-DIDO A109E
(ADDITIONAL 3 X LIGHT HELO'S but where being put into hangar before I could get there).

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:21 am

jrmrsdal wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:50 am
WHE02 on ADSB with hex 43C30B. Is this the Portugese Lynx?
No, 43C30B is Merlin ZH831 as Kevin suggested.

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 am

Thursday 26th March 2020
Visible from the lockdown bedroom window at 10:15 this morning are :

ZH831 Merlin HM2(AEW) Flying around the airfield
ZZ107 Merlin for Norway

Cheers
Malcolm

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:40 am

Wildcat doing circuits this morning believed to be Yeovilton based ZZ535 c/s TALON730.

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:41 pm

1440Z Chinook HC4 ZA680 Beacon approach.

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by rh226 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:14 pm

31/03/2020

16.05BST Portuguese Lynx ZH583 plotting on PP with hex [43C8FE] and callsign "ZH583"
Cheers, Bob

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:28 am

Monday 6th April 2020

Seen departing westbound at about 11:15L was a Lynx (not Wildcat). PP suggests [43C8FE], which has ZH583 in it's callsign field, which appears to be operating to the North West of Yeovilton.

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by tm74sqn » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:41 am

Could that be Portuguese Navy Lynx Mk.95A 19204 . . . . ?
Regards, and stay safe, TM74

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:47 pm

tm74sqn wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:41 am
Could that be Portuguese Navy Lynx Mk.95A 19204 . . . . ?
Regards, and stay safe, TM74
Yes.

Judwin71
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Judwin71 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:21 pm

Flying today AW101 ZJ995 WHE06

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:44 pm

Tuesday 7th April 2020
Visible from the lockdown bedroom window today have been :

ZJ995 Merlin HC4A flew this morning
ZZ102 Merlin for Norway currently rotorunning - may fly - don't think it did fly in the end.
(ZH583) Lynx - can only see the top half of it but it's deffo foreign :-) - Flew later, SBS suggests it was ZH583.

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by timjones » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:34 am

Thanks for the update Malcolm, good to get reports during the lockdown!

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by EGVP » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:31 am

WHE05 airborne as 43C30B.

Malcolm
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:41 am

Thursday 9th April 2020
Visible from the lockdown bedroom window at 10:15 this morning are :

ZH831 Merlin HM2(AEW) Flying AM & Noon - flew yesterday PM too
ZJ995/AD Merlin HC4A Flying Noon.

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Malcolm » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:40 am

Thursday 16th April 2020
Another week in lockdown. Haven't seen anything so far this week, but visible from the lockdown bedroom window at 10:15 this morning is :

ZZ102 Merlin for Norway
ZJ995/AD Merlin HC4A departed to the east as WHE05 at 11:05L

Cheers
Malcolm

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by Starfighter_F-104G » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:14 pm

CNL post

sorry
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phila
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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by phila » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:32 pm

Starfighter_F-104G wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:14 pm
New rescue helicopters in a row outside the factory in Yeovil today, in the photo one of Italy's new AW101 CSAR helicopters together with three Norwegian AW101 SAR helicopters. Status in Yeovil is that four helicopters are ready to be delivered (0265, 0268, 0276 and 0278), helicopter no. 11 (0279) was ground tested last week and will be on trial this week, while helicopters no. 12, 13 and 14 (0280, 0281 and 0282) are being installed at the factory. A total of 16 new Leonardo AW101 helicopters will be delivered to Norway.
https://scontent-mxp1-1.cdninstagram.co ... e=5EC6B554

When you say ‘outside the factory at Yeovil today’ do you mean different aircraft as the photo you posted was taken in December 2019 ;

https://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=85475

What time were they outside - as I passed the airfield twice yesterday and there were no Merlins outside at the times I passed

And when you say ‘ready to be delivered’ could you confirm when 0278 has test flown ?

Could you also confirm when the 11th Norwegian was doing ground runs ?

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Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Spring 2020

Post by mjcmerlin » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:19 pm

walked past twice today at 1000 and 1430

1000 all nose on so no serials

AW101 MK612
(ZZ376) Wildcat
A109E

1430
Merlin MK2Aew (not ZH831\ZH864) went U/S c/sign WHE04
MM8175\15-14 HH101A (no UK Serial on helicopter) Towed to wash Bay
A109E
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