25th March 8pm UK time. 

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 They have now been replaced by Wildcats.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/download/13-rotary-wing/261-wg13-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/download/5-route-manager-routes/545-lynx-fair-well-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/2013-09-03-13-01-02/radio-comms/20-team-speak3-server-details

 

 

 

 

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