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EC225 at Thruxton

Old 28th Aug 2020, 23:05
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EC225 at Thruxton

A friend saw a convoy of four EC225 on lorries at Thruxton. The registrations of the aircraft had been taped over. Does anybody know where they were going?
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 10:00
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"Word on the street" has us believe they're bound for China via Southampton Docks
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 12:01
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There were five of them when the convoy left Aberdeen on Tuesday - let's hope they don't lose any more en route.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 08:24
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Originally Posted by G-ARZG View Post
"Word on the street" has us believe they're bound for China via Southampton Docks
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Standby for the world to be flooded with cheap copies of EC225s; I understand the RAF have been looking for a Puma replacement for ages; actually saw an RAF Puma a couple of days ago; been in service for about 50 years!

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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Standby for the world to be flooded with cheap copies of EC225s.
To be fair, the Chinese did obtain a licence to build their versions of the Dauphin, Squirrel and Super Frelon.
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These are probably ex Bristows previously stored in Aberdeen All will be G-ZZS* registrations.
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 13:56
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Reports from twitter from motorists who saw the convoy state only four aircraft.
Coincidentally the fatal accident enquiry into the 2013 accident started today.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-53944907
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Originally Posted by 134brat View Post
These are probably ex Bristows previously stored in Aberdeen All will be G-ZZS* registrations.
Correct - noted when nightstopping en route as G-ZZSC, G-ZZSD, G-ZZSE, G-ZZSF and G-ZZSM.

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