Wessex G-BYRC

Wessex G-BYRC

Postby RickIngham on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 11:08 pm

Does anybody know what is happening with Wessex G-BYRC? It was supposed to be returning to flight in 2010, 2011 then 2012...does anybody have an update?

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Re: Wessex G-BYRC

Postby hunterxf382 on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 11:53 pm

Just looked it up on G-INFO and it appears to have been re-registered on 09/02/2011 to the same owner but nothing heard of any return to flight status yet..... more's the pity as it's been a long time since I heard a Wessex in the skies

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BYRC
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Re: Wessex G-BYRC

Postby Rory76 on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 9:17 pm

Wasn't there a Whirlwind in a close to airworthy state? NEVER seen one of them
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Re: Wessex G-BYRC

Postby Rory76 on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 9:20 pm

hope you don't mind me diversifying your thread btw
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Re: Wessex G-BYRC

Postby RickIngham on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 9:24 pm

Thanks hunterxf382...
Rory, go ahead. The more news regarding helicopters of the past getting airbourne again the better!
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Re: Wessex G-BYRC

Postby centaurus18 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 12:19 pm

The last I heard was Westland hold the Display Approval for the Wessex and were not prepared to sanction private use, following the fatal accident of a example in New Zealand? Things may have changed since though.
Kennet Aviation was also interested in restoring an example to flight years ago, but decided not to proceed.

The Whirlwind that was airworthy about 10 years ago went to Ireland IIRC?
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Re: Wessex G-BYRC

Postby vortex003 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 12:52 pm

centaurus18 wrote:The last I heard was Westland hold the Display Approval for the Wessex and were not prepared to sanction private use, following the fatal accident of a example in New Zealand? Things may have changed since though.
Kennet Aviation was also interested in restoring an example to flight years ago, but decided not to proceed.

The Whirlwind that was airworthy about 10 years ago went to Ireland IIRC?


The Whirlwind is G-BVGE,but i havn't seen it airborne for a few years now.It is based in Co.Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland.
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Re: Wessex G-BYRC

Postby 8674planes on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 1:10 pm

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