Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby PeteM on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 1:40 pm

Agusta Westland have been busy training military aircrew from Nigeria at their facility at Newquay Airport since early September. They have been using ZR343 and ZR339, both Mk 641s from the batch originally intended for the Indian Air Force. ZR344 in Nigerian Air Force colours also paid a brief visit on the 30th September
These photos were taken at Newquay Airport and Davidstow Moor, AW have used this bleak disused airfield on the edge of Bodmin Moor a few times in recent weeks.

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ZR343 at Davidstow Moor:
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G-CDVB (ex ZR321) has been used to ferry crew between Yeovil and Newquay;
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby Maisie on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 1:51 pm

Nice shots :)
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby SKYRAIDER on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 6:06 pm

Waw what a great set of photos there, I was down there last week and saw ZR343 out and about, as for the Nigerian one on the 30th, I chose to go down to Culdrose that day and missed it, drat it....
Cheers for sharing these,
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby PeterR on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 7:25 pm

Great shots, love the scheme on ZR349! :drool:
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby Cyril Dorricott on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 7:27 pm

Good stuff. There can't have been many who spotted ZR344 at Newquay. Even fewer who've watched the Nigerians training at Davidstow. Davidstow certainly has it's own micro-climate!
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby busby pete on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 7:29 pm

Cracking set pete.
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby whitus1 on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 5:38 am

Very nice! :clap:
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 4:50 pm

Very Colourful Pete! Glad to see you are getting out and about!
Cheers Phil

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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby PeteM on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 10:23 am

Thanks for the comments

Graf Zeppelin wrote:Very Colourful Pete! Glad to see you are getting out and about!


Thanks Phil, I've certainly had more opportunity down here than when I was living inside the M25. Mind you retirement helps :smile:
They would look nice running under your lights.

Cyril Dorricott wrote:Davidstow certainly has it's own micro-climate!


Cheers, more mist and fog than Delabole :wink: , but Davidstow is a fascinating place for sure.
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby umea4 on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 11:53 am

Great set!
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby Cyril Dorricott on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 5:09 pm

PeteM wrote:
Cyril Dorricott wrote:Davidstow certainly has it's own micro-climate!


Cheers, more mist and fog than Delabole :wink: , but Davidstow is a fascinating place for sure.


Quite so. What of the livestock at Davidstow? I assume the rattling and clanking of the Merlin sent them all a scarpering?
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Re: Agusta Westland in Cornwall

Postby PeteM on Mon 13 Oct 2014, 6:09 am

Livestock wasn't really an issue, the animals kept clear. The helicopter used the main runway for several approaches and hovers tending to pick different points along the runway each time. The only obstacle was some idiot who decided he and his family would get a better view by parking his car in the middle of the runway.
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