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Lynx Helicopter In Boca Raton  
User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1112 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

I just saw a Lynx military helicopter (gray in color and wheeled version.. possibly Navy) landing at the Boca Raton, FL airport. @ approx. 9:50 AM...

This is very rare around here  Wow!

Does anyone know if there are any visiting warships nearby??


harder than woodpecker lips...
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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Sounds like a RN Navy Lynx, so a RN Frigate or Destroyer should not be too far away.

A quick Google of 'Royal Navy 2010 exercises' produced this (I had an idea an Atlantic deployment was on);

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/operations/auriga/

[Edited 2010-06-08 11:32:17]

The Lynx probably came from Type 42 Destroyer HMS Liverpool , Type 23 Frigate HMS Sutherland is possible too though they can can an EH-101 Merlin, unlike the Destroyer.


[Edited 2010-06-08 11:34:53]

User currently offlinesprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

Dont forget that AUTEC is really close and the main office is here at PBI. I see Seahawks all the time flying into PBI to go through customs, and to the AUTEC building. They might be staging out of Boca instead of PBI.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlinetrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

HMS Sutherland had a Merlin on board when she was tied up at Fells Point Baltimore a couple of weeks ago. Did not get close enough to get reg/serial no I'm afraid.


"We are the warrior race-Tough men in the toughest sport." Brian Noble, Head Coach, Great Britain Rugby League.
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 1):
Sounds like a RN Navy Lynx, so a RN Frigate or Destroyer should not be too far away.

The German Navy uses them as well. Maybe there is a German frigate in the vicinity.

Jan


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