Turkish MOD & Dutch Navy at Bournemouth (UPDATED)

Turkish MOD & Dutch Navy at Bournemouth (UPDATED)

Postby Ledhead27 on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 8:44 pm

One of the more rare types at Bournemouth Airport at the moment is this Turkish Ministry of Defence Beech B200 King Air, with the aircraft operating for the Turkish Defence Mapping Command.

The reason for its stay has been for extensive maintenance with MCA Aviation, with the aircraft spending the past 9 months with them. But only recently has the been seen outside, with the aircraft performing an air test last week in preparation for its return to Turkey. Luckily, it was outside the hangar earlier this week for tests on the transponder, which was a great chance to grab a quick record photo.

ImageDSC_5790 - Copy by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

Yesterday turned out to be another grey and miserable day, with the Turkish MOD King Air parked outside all day in a slightly more favourable position. Dropping in for a quick re-fuel stop was a Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 NFH, doing a superb job of blending into the drab sky.

ImageDSC_6112 - Copy by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImageDSC_6142 - Copy by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

ImageDSC_6144 - Copy by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr
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Re: Turkish MOD at Bournemouth (17/11/2017)

Postby Tommy on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 7:35 am

Sweet catch, mate! :up:
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Re: Turkish MOD at Bournemouth (17/11/2017)

Postby Ledhead27 on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 8:13 pm

Tommy wrote:Sweet catch, mate! :up:


Cheers Tom, certainly one of the more unusual military aircraft I've seen knocking around!
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