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by Trenethick
Thu 27 Dec 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Camping near Yeovilton?
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Camping near Yeovilton?

Just a thought there is a campsite/caravan site at Chilthorne Domer, on the road to Yeovil, next to the Halfway House pub, a easy drive to the airfield from there
by Trenethick
Thu 27 Dec 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Camping near Yeovilton?
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Camping near Yeovilton?

Xray833 wrote:
MiG_Eater wrote:Just wondered if any had any recommendations for local campsites usable for the airshow.


I believe there is a campsite at the base. I`ve never used it so don`t know the details.


There's a caravan site but not to my knowledge a campsite for tents, no doubt VLAD can clarify this
by Trenethick
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 11296

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

RNAS Culdrose it is then :lol:
by Trenethick
Thu 05 Jul 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day
Replies: 351
Views: 93861

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Arrivals day ticket not arrived. I admit I was a little late ordering one (this Monday), however speaking with the ticket people they have it as being sent Tuesday. Sadly it has not turned up here. I've phoned them and they advised buying on the gate (which I didn't think you could do) and sending ...
by Trenethick
Thu 05 Jul 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: F-35 over swindon
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: F-35 over swindon

HeyfordDave111 wrote:just noticed an F-35 on ADS-B heading south west over Swindon at 24000ft
time 12.12pm

ZM145 did a p/d at Yeovilton at 1220 today, then another F35 did another p/d at 1515
by Trenethick
Sun 13 May 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First F35s to Marham 5th June
Replies: 261
Views: 36941

Re: First F35s to Marham 5th June

The RAF said that are looking at a 50/50 split sim to actually flying on F-35. Still should mean a increase in movements when 207 Squadron arrive from July 2019. Tornado movements at Marham is roughly 10 a day at the moment. 13 of the 20 at Marham have been active in the last month or so I have to ...
by Trenethick
Tue 03 Apr 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Is it time to disband the RAF?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Is it time to disband the RAF?

The f35 are going to Marham due to noise restrictions at Yeovilton Do you have a source for that? And does that infer that F35 movements into Yeovilton will be restricted or otherwise ruled out? Some years ago the MOD carried out an Environmental Impact Survey at Yeovilton to see if the F35 could b...
by Trenethick
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Guardian 81
Replies: 3
Views: 2970

Re: Guardian 81

Great shots, thanks for posting, the old girl was noted road running to Sultan earlier today on the A303 through Somerset
by Trenethick
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Sea King at Lee Airfield 7th September 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 9016

Re: Sea King at Lee Airfield 7th September 2017

Stagger2 wrote:Well caught Richard. Anybody have an identity for this 'Junglie'? I didn't know they were planning to fly this type of Sea King?


One of the airframes that has been sold to Pakistan
by Trenethick
Thu 29 Jun 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: yeovilton - swordfish parking
Replies: 3
Views: 3668

Re: yeovilton - swordfish parking

fastandloud wrote:Can anyone tell me how far away the parking is from the Swordfish enclosure ? Is it easy to get back to the car to get anything / get some respite from the sun / rain ! Thanks. :question:


Looking at the traffic plan map there is no mention of the Swordfish car park, is this the name for the VIP car park?
by Trenethick
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: MoD says 2017 'Year of the Navy'
Replies: 61
Views: 17910

Re: MoD says 2017 'Year of the Navy'

I can see once all the Tornados have gone from Marham, the Navy moving there F35s to Yeovilton. An environmental impact study took place at Yeovilton several years ago and it was decided that the F35 could not be based at VL due to the noise, even louder than the Sea Harrier and the increase in the...
by Trenethick
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Royal Navy and Sea Kings
Replies: 20
Views: 5021

Re: Royal Navy and Sea Kings

Yes, there are eleven Merlin airframes that have not been upgraded to HM.2 or written off. One of them is being used as the trials aircraft for Crowsnest, while the others are stored at Shawbury and Culdrose (and one I believe at Boscombe Down). I have no doubt that those airframes have been used a...
by Trenethick
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Farewell Old Friend - Final RN Lynx flight, 17 March 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Re: Farewell Old Friend - Final RN Lynx flight, 17 March 201

Nice set Thanks Stu. There must be a few Lynx to remain at Yeovilton for ground training like they did with some of the Sea Kings?? To be honest, I didn't realise there still Sea Kings at Yeovilton, so I can't really second guess about that happening with the Lynx No Sea Kings left at VL other than...
by Trenethick
Sun 09 Oct 2016, 5:57 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Navy Wildcat Talon 365 at North Weald
Replies: 1
Views: 1968

Re: Navy Wildcat Talon 365 at North Weald

aknott68 wrote:Interesring photos I dont think I ever so a lynx with a winch fitted is this new to wildcat or have I just missed it on the lynx?

You missed it on the Lynx
by Trenethick
Sat 23 Jul 2016, 3:20 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Nellis AFB airshow 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12843

Re: Nellis AFB airshow 2016

Any rumours about a big show next year for the anniversary as in 2007, the only airshow I have ever left in the dark at 1730(well it was November)
by Trenethick
Sat 23 Jul 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF/FAA F-35B's
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: RAF/FAA F-35B's

So.........Our New, Futuristic, Very Expensive naval aircraft can't even operate from a RN Air Station ?.......... With it's questionable range, I wonder if it will be able to reach it's Aircraft Carrier in the Solent from Marham It can operate from VL, the problem is in this day and age the people...
by Trenethick
Sat 23 Jul 2016, 9:52 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF/FAA F-35B's
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: RAF/FAA F-35B's

Thanks for the info guys. Was really hoping that Yeovilton would get a couple of squadrons . Will have to plan some trips to deepest Norfolk on coming years then. Some years ago the MOD carried out an environmental impact study at Yeovilton with a view to basing the F35B's here, this found that due...
by Trenethick
Thu 14 Jul 2016, 7:00 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton Air day - why only one Hawk
Replies: 5
Views: 5221

Re: Yeovilton Air day - why only one Hawk

rocketeer wrote:May I ask with the F-35 in country and displaying at RIAT and FIA why wasn't it at the Naval Air Day one of the main users in years to come? :dunno:

Because the VL show came before the one at Fairford and it had been agreed that the UK airshow debut would be at Fairford
by Trenethick
Tue 05 Jul 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Auction of personal effects of Captain Eric M 'Winkle' Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Re: Auction of personal effects of Captain Eric M 'Winkle' B

The catalogue is online now: m With regard to some of the comments above about items going to museums, I'm told that to the knowledge of the auctioneers "the best items have". These are mainly a collection of later gifts and personal items. I wonder what museums that might be then? At the...
by Trenethick
Tue 05 Jul 2016, 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Auction of personal effects of Captain Eric M 'Winkle' Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Re: Auction of personal effects of Captain Eric M 'Winkle' B

LN Strike Eagle wrote:The catalogue is online now: https://denhams.com/antique-auction/jul ... nkle-brown

With regard to some of the comments above about items going to museums, I'm told that to the knowledge of the auctioneers "the best items have". These are mainly a collection of later gifts and personal items.


I wonder what museums that might be then?
by Trenethick
Sun 03 Jul 2016, 9:34 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day 2016
Replies: 278
Views: 98499

Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2016

Would have been nice to see a maritime Merlin and a Sea King AEW but can't have everything! Crews as always spectacularly welcoming and friendly.

There was a Merlin HM2 on show in Hangar 7 and the Sea King ASaC7 sadly cancelled
by Trenethick
Sat 11 Jun 2016, 7:46 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Yeovilton PDA Sea Vixen and Swordfish - Bonus FAAM
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Re: Yeovilton PDA Sea Vixen and Swordfish - Bonus FAAM

Wyvernfan wrote:Thank you. I have tickets for the airshow in July so really hoping it and it's display screen are still there then.


Rob


It will be still in place on 2nd July
by Trenethick
Mon 06 Jun 2016, 9:59 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day 2016
Replies: 278
Views: 98499

Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2016

I had booked to go to BAF days but I can no longer afford to, so I'm going to do Yeovilton for the third year in a row. Friday rehearsals on site, then camp on the motorhome site at the base, then the show on Saturday. Does anyone know if: A) Yeovilton has an issue with step ladders (it's just a tw...
by Trenethick
Mon 23 May 2016, 9:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: FAA Museum Lighting
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: FAA Museum Lighting

The lighting on the 'Carrier Experience' has not changed since the day it opened, it was installed to give the visitor an experience of being on a active flight deck at dusk, all the lighting is controlled by dimmer packs receiving signals from the control interface that runs the 'show' As mentioned...
by Trenethick
Fri 22 Apr 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day 2016
Replies: 278
Views: 98499

Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2016

MRTT wrote:Nice additions, static looking good! :clap:

Don't suppose anyone knows when the press day is?


Tuesday 26th April I believe