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25th March. Fair well to the Lynx flight

Postby StuartC » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:01 am

25th March 8pm UK time. This is an FGUK Saturday Flightnight event. http://www.fguk.eu

A bit of a special and sad flight this week.
This is a recreation of the final flight by the Lynx Helicopter in UK Service.

The Flight was undertaken by 4 HMA8 Lynx on Friday 17th March 2017. This was the retirement of the final "Classic" lynx from UK Service. They have now been replaced by Wildcats.

As we do not have the HMA8 version available yet ( we are working on it though ), this event will be open to any of the 3 Lynx variants available in our Current "Classic" lynx package found here:-

http://www.fguk.eu/index.php/hangar/dow ... -lynx-v0-6

No other aircraft are permitted for this flight. The Lynx package has had a minor update for this flight.

The real flight took around 5 hours to complete. As we will be pushing the Lynx much harder and have less stops I do hope to get as far round the route as possible in our 2 hour flight slot. It will be a sharp departure at 8pm. if you are late you will need to catch up. ( note to people on the wrong side of the pond, the UK Daylight savings dose not start until the day after this flight ).

A route manger file can be downloaded here;-
http://www.fguk.eu/index.php/hangar/dow ... ell-flight

The Actual route taken:-

Depart RNAS Yeovilton EGDY

Glastonbury Tor 51.164596, -2.683325

Rolls Royce Filton 51.532481, -2.564321

Weston-super-Mare helicopter museum 51.347286, -2.922192

Devonport 50.378723, -4.164848

Britannia Royal Naval College 50.365721, -3.576908

(will follow the coast to Lyme Regis).

Lyme Regis 50.726459, -2.931805

RNAS Yeovilton EGDY

Depart RNAS Yeovilton EGDY

Leonardo Helicopters 50.943583, -2.645001

Portland EGDP

Lulworth 50.628666, -2.243528

Sandbanks Poole, 50.707981, -1.938915

Fleetlands 50.907350, -1.092453

Navy Command Headquarters 50.817154, -1.098912

Odiham EGVO

Depart Odiham EGVO

Isle of Dogs 51.515792, -0.006523

Westbound following River Thames

Middle Wallop EGVP

Boscombe Down EGDM

Compton Abbas 50.973102, -2.182417

Arrive back at RNAS Yeovilton EGDY

All coms will be via TeamSpeak only. Chopper flying requires all hands on sticks so no typing.
TS server info:-
http://www.fguk.eu/index.php/2013-09-03 ... er-details
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Re: 25th March. Fair well to the Lynx flight

Postby Johan G » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:03 pm

StuartC wrote in Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:01 am:A bit of a special and sad flight this week.
This is a recreation of the final flight by the Lynx Helicopter in UK Service. [...] They have now been replaced by Wildcats.

I had completely missed that the Lynx helicopters had been replaced. At least it was by an improved version rather than something completely different. :)
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Re: 25th March. Fair well to the Lynx flight

Postby StuartC » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:43 pm

Depends who you talk to if they think the Wildcat is an improvement or not.
Its not as Agile, slower, and heavier with the same power rating as the HMA8 its replacing..................
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Re: 25th March. Fair well to the Lynx flight

Postby Johan G » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:41 pm

StuartC wrote in Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:43 pm:Its not as Agile, slower, and heavier [...]

Ah. :(
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