Yeovilton Air Day 2012 - 23rd June

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Participation Update:
King Air 200 - Royal Air Force - Static
Meteor T7 - Classic Aircraft Trust - Flying
Vampire T55 - Classic Aircraft Trust - Flying
Venom FB1 - Classic Aircraft Trust - Flying

Following changes to the existing line-up due to various reasons:
FN NH90 Caiman - Static only
Sea Vixen - Cancelled
RCAF Challenger - Cancelled

We are awaiting confirmation of an extremely large aircraft, rarely seen flying at airshows. We will keep you posted if there are any developments. Fingers crossed!!

* From RNAS Yeovilton Air Day Facebook...

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Great classic jets additions but a shame about the sea vixen.
Also about the NH90 going static too - that would've been a great flying participant :(

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Shame about the NH90 but not that surprised about the Sea Vixen as there has been no news on it since the accident and if it was up and about ready for next weekend we would have heard about it before now, glad to see they have added another 3 jets to the flying display though as it was looking quite empty.

Wonder what they could mean by 'We are awaiting confirmation of an extremely large aircraft, rarely seen flying at airshows', perhaps a C5 Galaxy :smile:

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Possibly civil if it's rarely seen at airshows ? A380 ? sure I heard talk of an AN124 somewhere.
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what about sticking the recently delivered Phantom FG1 out if its reassembled ???

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Reckon it could be a VC10 :p
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"extremely large and rarely seen"........I will go with the already mentioned 380 or an Antonov.
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Razor23uk2010 wrote:"extremely large and rarely seen"........I will go with the already mentioned 380 or an Antonov.



or another 747 a la the South African one some years back

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parsley wrote:
Razor23uk2010 wrote:"extremely large and rarely seen"........I will go with the already mentioned 380 or an Antonov.



or another 747 a la the South African one some years back


Be nice for me if it is a South African 747.

Missed Air Day that year as I put myself on duty overnight, and got called to a large fire over the border in Devon less than an hour before my shift finished. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Didnt get released from the job til after dinner, and by the time I got home it wasn't worth going.


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If the VC10 :worship: does turn up as a [nice :cool: ] last minute edition, then that will 100% make up for not seeing the Sea Vixen or 558 at the show.

This large aircraft could be one of four I reckon:

1. An-225 - Highly unlikely though, Yeovilton doesn't exactly have wide taxiways to accommodate it
2. An-124
3. C-5A/B Galaxy
4. A380

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Or a B-52 perhaps.

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Most likely an AN-124, which will probably arrive and do a few flypasts and land. With a few Merlin's ready for collection nearby, i would say this is the most probable bet.

Very highly unlikely to be the BUFF considering theyve already cancelled...

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do we reckon it would arrive on the saturday then? or static from friday and fly out on the monday?...whatever it is?!
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A40-BP wrote:With a few Merlin's ready for collection nearby, i would say this is the most probable bet.

Which Merlin's are ready for collection? I'd say the Saudi's but they're not even painted...

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RickIngham wrote:
A40-BP wrote:With a few Merlin's ready for collection nearby, i would say this is the most probable bet.

Which Merlin's are ready for collection? I'd say the Saudi's but they're not even painted...

the two for Turkmenistan are ready for collection..?or have thay already gone for definitely?
would be really nice if there were to be collected by the 124 from Yeovilton..and have both for the airday?!! :cool: one static one flying!!

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I'm told one of the finished 101s has departed and will be exported directly elsewhere - I'm guessing that means EMA or STN? (Stansted)
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The Facebook post said that it would be flying if confirmed, my bet is an airliner of some sort.

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ZR337 (Turkmenistan) is at Stanstead and should fly out tomorrow? ZR336 (The first Turkmenistan) is still in Primer and under-going test flights.
I can't think of any reason a AN-124 would be in for AgustaWestland...unless the rumoured AW169 bits and pieces are turn up from Italy!

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ZR337 departed at the weekend for Stansted and will be flown out in a AN124 on Wednesday, although I did not see it today I am told that a white AW101 did a p/d at VL with a Westland c/s, could be the other Turkmenistan example.

Forget the above 'white' AW101, image on FC shows it to have been a primer example

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Rumour is that its a Virgin Atlantic 747...
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Well that would certainly be very nice! How and why would they pull that off though?

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Must admit i've been wondering about the connection/relevance that a Virgin 747 would have aswell,
would certainly be a bit different though :D
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The person who mentioned the Virgin 747 is a friend , I sent him a message and he said he was taking the mick and that it is likely to be a AN124 but how truthful he is being I am not sure .
Guess we will find out on Friday or Saturday ??
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Antonov confirmed on their FB page!!!
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Antonov AN-124 flying :rock: Great coup!

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