Post by d1scafellpike on Jul 30, 2012 23:51:34 GMT
The destination is a guess I'm afraid based on a couple of helicopter sightings yesterday. At approximately 14:40 yesterday afternoon (30-07-12) a Bell 412 Griffin, which looked like it carried the letter "E" on the side (so I presume it was ZJ242 ?) passed over Silchester, heading roughly South East. It followed a similar route to a Chinook that had passed about 5 minutes before, hence I wondered if the Griffin was en route to Odiham.
Serial and any information on the origin/destination of the Griffin and/or Chinook would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2012 23:55:17 GMT by d1scafellpike
Can confirm that ZJ242 was in the Odiham area at that time (14.39 - 14.43), not sure if it landed there but it was showing locally again just over an hour later. Unable to help with the Chinook I'm afraid.
One wanted to come to Fairoaks last week for some training, but it wasn't authorised as it would have to enter P111 and military aircraft are apparently not allowed to do this unless it's for 'operational' reasons. It didn't seem to matter that Fairoaks has an exemption to allow P111 entry, Fairoaks is in P111 and that's that!