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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

08/07/17 - Yeovilton Air Day

Attended by Stu, Pat, Matthew and several thousand others.

Static

262 Pilatus PC-9M (657) Irish Air Corps/Flying Training School
262
276 Westland Lynx HAS.4 (074) French Navy/34F
276
1017 PZL-Mielec M-28B Bryza 1R (AJG001-03) Polish Navy/44 NAB
1017
6053/AD572/DU-C Aero Vodochody L-159A (156053) Czech Air Force/212.tl
6053
92-3292 McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III (P-12) United States Air Force/437 AW
92-3292
ET-612 General Dynamics F-16BM Fighting Falcon (6G-9) Royal Danish Air Force/Esk 727
ET-612
FA-132 General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon (6H-132) Belgian Air Component/1 Wing
FA-132
FA-132 tail
G-ATGY Socata GY-80-160 Horizon (121)
G-ATGY
G-BARS/1377 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0557)
G-BARS
G-BCGC/WP903 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0776)
G-BCGC
G-BMJY/07 yellow Yakovlev Yak-18A (Unknown)
G-BMJY
G-BNAI/146-11083/5 Wolf W-11 Boredom Fighter (PFA 146-11083)
G-BNAI
G-BOIT Socata TB-10 Tobago (810)
G-BOIT
G-BRHP/3-1923 Aeronca O-58B Grasshopper (O58B-8533)
G-BRHP
G-BTLG Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow (28R-35811)
G-BTLG
G-BUJM Cessna 120 (11784)
G-BUJM
G-BURR/WZ706 Auster AOP.9 (B5/10/32)
G-BURR
G-BYXS/XS Grob G.115E Tutor (82178) Babcock Aerospace/727 Sqn
G-BYXS
G-BZEZ CFM Streak Shadow 90 (PFA 206-13503)
G-BZEZ
G-BZME/XX698/9 Scottish Aviation SA.120 Bulldog T.1 (347)
G-BZME
G-CBDM Tecnam P.92EM Echo (PFA 318-13756)
G-CBDM
G-CBNO CFM Streak Shadow SLA (PFA 206-13809)
G-CBNO
G-CBOS Rans S.6ESA Coyote II (PFA 204-13859)
G-CBOS
G-CBSI/XZ934 Aerospatiale SA.341D Gazelle HT.3 (1736)
G-CBSI
G-CBSK/ZB627/A Aerospatiale SA.341D Gazelle HT.3 (1914)
G-CIGE/WPK634/902 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (C1/0648)
G-CIGE
G-CVIX/XP924/E-134 de Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen D.3 (10125) Naval Aviation Ltd
G-CVIX
G-CVLN AutoGyro Europe Cavalon (RSUK/CVLN/003)
G-CVLN
G-JSMA/WL419 Gloster Meteor T.7 (mod) (G5/423772) Martin Baker
G-JSMA
G-JWMA/WA638 Gloster Meteor T.7 (mod) (G5/356539) Martin Baker
G-JWMA
G-KAXT/XT787 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9669)
G-KAXT
G-MOOS/XF690 Percival Provost T.1 (PAC/F/335)
G-MOOS
G-SCPI Czech Aircraft Works SportCruiser (LAA 338-14855)
G-SCPI
G-SHUC Rans S.6ESD Coyote II (PFA 204-12361)
G-SHUC
G-SNEV CFM Streak Shadow SA (PFA 206-13042)
G-YAKH/33 white Yakovlev Yak-52 (899915)
G-YAKH
G-YAKJ Yakovlev Yak-18T (01-33)
G-YAKJ
G-YAKX/27 red Yakovlev Yak-52 (9111307)
G-YAKX
G-YROL AutoGyro Europe Cavalon (RSUK/CVLN/009)
G-YROL
G-ZZLE/XX436/CU-39 Aerospatiale SA.341C Gazelle HT.2 (1402)
G-ZZLE
N-175 NH Industries NH-90 NFH (1175) Royal Netherlands Navy/860 Sqn
N-175
S-134 Westland Lynx Mk.90B (425) Royal Danish Air Force/Esk 723
S-134
S-191 Westland Lynx Mk.90B (409) Royal Danish Air Force/Esk 723
S-191
S-191
VR930/Q-110 Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (VR930) Royal Navy Historic Flight
VR930
W5856/4A Fairey Swordfish IV (W5856) Royal Navy Historic Flight
W5856
WW138/Z-227 de Havilland DH-112 Sea Venom FAW.22 (12712) Fleet Air Arm Museum
WW138
XV586/E-010 McDonnell-Douglas F-4K Phantom FG.1 (3317) Fleet Air Arm Museum
XV586
XX205/842 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312052) Royal Navy/736 NAS
XX205
ZE416 Agusta A-109E Power (11173) QinetiQ/ETPS
ZE416
ZE422/92 Westland WS.61 Seaking ASaC.7 (WA961) Royal Navy/849 NAS
ZE422
ZF378/RN-S Short Emb-312 Tucano T.1 (T92) Royal Air Force/72(R) Sqn/1 FTS
ZF378
ZH800/"ZH801"/001 British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A .2 (NB05) Fleet Air Arm Museum
ZH800
ZJ127/L AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HC.4 (50149) Royal Navy/Leonardo
ZJ127
ZJ128/M AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HC.3 (50153) Royal Navy/846 NAS
ZJ128
ZJ192 McD-D Helicopters WAH-64D Apache AH.1 (WAH27) Army Air Corps/664 Sqn
ZJ192
ZJ950/950 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS047) Royal Air Force/1 Sqn
ZJ950
ZZ397 Westland Wildcat HMA.2 (482) Royal Navy/825 NAS
ZZ397
ZZ410 Westland Wildcat AH.1 (480) Royal Marines/847 NAS
ZZ410
ZZ503 Beech 350 Avenger T.1 (FL-633) Royal Navy/750 NAS
ZZ503
ZZ526 Westland Wildcat AH.1 (533) Army Air Corps/1 Regt
unmarked Lockheed F-35 FSM
F-35 FSM

Hangar 4

XT765 Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA487) Fleet Air Arm Museum
XT765

Hangar 6

XZ574 Westland WS.61 Sea King HAS.6 (WA842) Fleet Air Arm Museum
XZ574
ZJ126/K AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HC.3i (50141) Royal Navy/846 NAS
ZJ135/T AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HC.3i (50187) Royal Navy/846 NAS

Hangar 7

G-BYVK/VK Grob G.115E Tutor (82121) Babcock Aerospace/727 Sqn
G-BYVK
ZH846/CU-84 AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HM.2 (50109) Royal Navy/820 Sqn
ZH846
ZZ518 Westland Wildcat HMA.2 (523) Royal Navy/825 NAS
ZZ518

Hangar 8 (Lynx outside)

G-EGCA Rans S.6ES Coyote II (LAA 204-15193) Royal Aeronautical Society
G-EGCA
G-FDHB/1264 Bristol Scout C Replica (PFA 353-14755)
G-FDHB
LS326/L2 Fairey Swordfish II (LS326) Royal Navy Historic Flight
LS326
XZ736/815 Westland Lynx HMA.8SRU (222) Royal Navy/Instructional Airframe
XZ736

Hangar 14

ZZ377 Westland Wildcat HMA.2 (496) Royal Navy/825 NAS
plus another 7 at least

FAA Museum Workshop

DP872 Fairey Barracuda II (DP872) Fleet Air Arm Museum

North Flightlines

36 Dassault Rafale M (36) French Navy/11F
M36
Picture credit Mark Pearce
45 Dassault Rafale M (Unknown) French Navy/11F
E-600 General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon (6F-35) Royal Danish Air Force/Esk 727
E-600
Picture credit Mark Pearce
XX177 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312024) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX204 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312051) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX219 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312055) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX227 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312063) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX227
Picture credit Mark Pearce
XX232 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312068) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX242 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312078) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX244 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312080) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX278 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312103) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX311 British Aerospace Hawk T.1 (312136) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
XX323 British Aerospace Hawk T.1A (312148) Royal Air Force/Red Arrows
ZZ379 Westland Wildcat HMA.2 (498) Royal Navy/815 NAS
ZZ379
ZZ396 Westland Wildcat HMA.2 (481) Royal Navy/815 NAS
ZZ396
ZZ529 Westland Wildcat HMA.2 (536) Royal Navy/815 NAS

Tower ramp

G-BVGE/XJ729 Westland WS.55 Whirlwind HAR.10 (WA.100)
G-BVGE
G-EWIZ Pitts S-2SE Special (S.18)
G-EWIZ
G-KAMY/285068 North American AT-6D Texan (88-16849)
G-KAMY
G-SIJJ/A3-3 North American P-51D Mustang (122-31894) Hangar 11 Collection
JY-RFB Extra 300LP (1240) Royal Jordanian Falcons
JY-RFC Extra 300LP (1241) Royal Jordanian Falcons
JY-RFD Extra 300LP (1326) Royal Jordanian Falcons
JY-RFE Extra 300LP (1243) Royal Jordanian Falcons
N104CJ/18 red Mikoyan-Gurevich SBLim-2 (1A01004) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
N104CJ
OE-FDP Short SC-7 Srs.3-100 (SH1924) Pink Aviation Services
OE-FDP
WK608/906/Y de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (C1/0617) Royal Navy Historic Flight
WK608
ZH857/CU-85 AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HM.2 (50151) Royal Navy/824 NAS
ZH857
Picture credit Mark Pearce
ZJ230 McD-D Helicopters WAH-64D Apache AH.1 (WAH64) Army Air Corps/656 Sqn
ZJ230

South Flightlines

6054 Aero Vodochody L-159A (156054) Czech Air Force/212.tl
6060 Aero Vodochody L-159A (156060) Czech Air Force/212.tl
9244 SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (39244) Czech Air Force/211.tl
FA-123 General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon (6H-123) Belgian Air Component/10 Wing
FA-134 General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon (6H-134) Belgian Air Component/10 Wing
FA-134 & FA123
Picture credit Mark Pearce
J-3082 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L1082) Swiss Air Force/Patrouille Suisse
J-3084 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L1084) Swiss Air Force/Patrouille Suisse
J-3085 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L1085) Swiss Air Force/Patrouille Suisse
J-3087 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L1087) Swiss Air Force/Patrouille Suisse
J-3088 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L1088) Swiss Air Force/Patrouille Suisse
J-3089 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L1089) Swiss Air Force/Patrouille Suisse
J-3091 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (L1091) Swiss Air Force/Patrouille Suisse
ZJ132/Q AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HC.3i (50177) Royal Navy/846 NAS
ZJ137/W AgustaWestland EH-101 Merlin HC.3i (50195) Royal Navy/846 NAS
ZK352/BV Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS113) Royal Air Force/29(R) Sqn
ZK354/BY Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 (BS115) Royal Air Force/29(R) Sqn

Wildcat Ramp - visited on medevac flight

G-DSAA AgustaWestland AW169 (69027) Specialist Aviation Services/Devon & Somerset Air Ambulance
G-DSAA

Pleasure Flights

G-BYBI Bell Helicopters 206B-3 Jet Ranger III (3668) Castle Air
G-BYBI
G-HANY Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 Jet Ranger III (8598) Cotswold Helicopters
G-HANY
G-ONTV Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 Jet Ranger III (8733) Adventure 001 Ltd
G-ONTV
G-TREE Bell Helicopters 206B-3 Jet Ranger III (2826) Heliflight (UK) Ltd
G-TREE

GA Visitors Ramp

F-GDYU Robin DR.400-120 Petit Prince (1654)
G-ATXD Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B (30-1166)
G-EMLS Cessna T.210L Turbo Centurion (210-60094)
G-GHEE Evektor EV-97 Eurostar (PFA 315-13840)
G-NEAT Europa Europa (PFA 247-12642)
G-OBOF Remos GX (361)
and probably more

Preserved

XT458/VL-P Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA280) Royal Navy
XT458
ZD578/122/000 British Aerospace Sea Harrier F/A .2 (41H-912041)

Dump

773 Westland WS.61 Sea King Mk.47 (WA823)
WV911/C-115 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 (AW.6126)
XS513 Westland WS.58 Wessex HU.5 (WA182)
XW630 British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (712061)
XZ674/T Westland Lynx AH.7 (239)
XZ719 Westland Lynx HMA.8SRU (164)