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Evalman

Newquay. Summer variety:

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One of the benefits of volunteering at Classic Air Force is the opportunity to photograph visiting aircraft as well as the museum residents. Here is a selection taken during the last few months. None of these were taken 'airside', they were taken from public areas often using my trusty stepladder.

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Beautiful pics.

That red/white/blue merlin is the worst colour scheme I've ever seen :sick: I hope it's a WIP and not finished

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V nice, and well done for finding so much sunshine in the land of the forty-knot fog.

How is it when I go down that way, the only traffic is from flybe?

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Great shots and lovely selection - must get down there at some stage!

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Thanks for the kind replies. I must admit when I heard rumours that AW101s were going to be at Newquay for a while I was hoping to see them in 'proper' markings like the Algerian Navy and Indian AF Helicopters that operated from there previously. Still it has been nice to see something different down there.

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Very nice indeed

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Great pics,....are those Merlins operated by Westlands on trials duties? I`ve never seen these before.

Cheers

Tony

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Great pics,....are those Merlins operated by Westlands on trials duties? I`ve never seen these before.

Cheers

Tony

The two grey AW101s (ZR339 and ZR343) were part of the Indian AF order that was cancelled last year. They have been retained by AgustaWestland and a have been used at Newquay to train aircrew from the Nigerian AF in recent weeks. The White AW101 (ZR344) was also from the ex Indian contract but has been repainted in Nigerian Air Force colours, unfortunately the national markings were taped over during its visit to Newquay. I understand that it flew up to Stanstead a day or two later for delivery to the Nigerian AF.

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Just caught up with these great shots. Can anyone shed some light on the black Puma with the SEAC markings - anniversary scheme perhaps?

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Lovely pics! Wonder when we're going to see a nice 1/48 Puma from Airfix.

Eng

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Lovely pics! Wonder when we're going to see a nice 1/48 Puma from Airfix.

Eng

My sentiments exactly.

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