Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA)
Photographic Logs for 2013
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Gazelle HT.3 (ZB625) with Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) on the EDZ on a frosty morning in January 2013.

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Wednesday November 13, 2013 An exhausting for me and busy day for the Army and the Royal Marines around the DZ and Confined Areas.
Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ674 'T') of AAC 671 Squadron, Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ250 '50') of AAC 670(Training) Squadron in the Pennings.
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Confined Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ246 '46') at the 'Triangle'.
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Left to right: Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ246 '46') callsign 'Army Air 703'.
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Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ192) callsign 'Redcat 35' of 847 NAS Royal Marines.
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Apache AH.1 (ZJ211) callsign 'Panther 83' in the Pennings Confined Area.
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Left to right: Apache AH.1 (ZJ211) callsign 'Panther 83' of 673 (AH Training) Squadron.
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Left to right: Apache AH.1 (ZJ211).
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Left to right: Apache AH.1 (ZJ211).
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Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ192) callsign 'Army Air 079' of 847 NAS Royal Marines based RNAS Yeovilton.
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Left to right: Apache AH.1 (ZJ198) callsign 'Panther 81' of 673 (AH Training) Squadron.
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Left to right: Apache AH.1 (ZJ198).

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Thursday August 15, 2013 Not much to report during this two hour visit to the DZ.
Left to right: Gazelle HT.3 (ZB625) with Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS).
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Left to right: Gazelle HT.3 (ZB625) with Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) and Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ250 '50').

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Merlin HC.3 (ZJ990 'AA') of 28/78 Squadron
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Wednesday January 16, 2013 Lots of choice today with activity over the DZ and frequent diversions to the Confined Areas throughout the misty and frosty day. The problem was I did not necessarily make the right choices, the ETPS Gazelle made two visits to the Confined Areas which I missed as it was beyond my range. A Royal Navy Lynx was also completely missed when it entered a Confined Area. I still was rewarded with some entertaining flying which left me exhaused at times.
Left to right: Merlin HC.3 (ZJ990 'AA') of 28/78 Squadron from RAF Benson was using callsign 'Vortex 783' in the Confined Area.
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Left to right: Gazelle HT.3 (ZB625) with Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) it was using callsign 'Tester 73' here for its first visit to the DZ, later returning for two more sorties.
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Left to right: Gazelle HT.3 (ZB625) with Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS).
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Left to right: Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ244 '44') using callsign 'Army Air 704' for the first of two visits to the Confined Area.
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Left to right: Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ244 '44').
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Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ244 '44')
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Left to right: Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ244 '44') using callsign 'Army Air 703' for the second visits to the Confined Area later in the day.
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Lynx AH.7 (XZ182 'Z') of 671 Squadron.
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Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ182 'Z') of 671 Squadron based at AAC Middle Wallop was using callsign 'Redcat 35'.
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Left to right: Lynx AH.7 (XZ182 'Z'), Bell 212HP AH.1 (ZJ969 'K') using callsign 'Army Air 251' of 671 Squadron and Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ253 '53') using callsign 'Army Air 810' also of 671 Squadron.