Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 10:57 am

Historic Helicopters & Westland Wasp Historic Flight Open Day

9.30AM to 4PM on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Chard Equestrian, Higher Purtington Showfield, Chard, Somerset, TA18 8QY

Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729
Wessex HU5 XT761
Wessex HU5 XT771
Sea King HAR3 XZ597
Sea King HC4 ZF122
Wasp HAS1 XT787

Entrance fee is a £10 donation (flights and lunch extra)

Introduction to Wasp XT787
Ground School available for Supporters (Safety around Helicopters, Navigation and Radios)
Possible Helicopter flights (depending on the weather)
Meet the Aircrew and Engineers who fly and maintain these unique Helicopters
Meet veterans who worked in, on or supporting these Helicopters
An extensive range of souvenirs and merchandise will be on sale

For further details please contact:

mark@historichelicopters.com

We are just off the A30 between Cricket St Thomas and Crewkerne The postcode is TA18 8QY but don’t trust your Satnav, you will end up at Hill Dairy Farm!

If you are coming from Chard you will pass Cricket St Thomas on the right, the Cricket St Thomas Golf Club on the left and The Windwhistle Inn on the left. As you continue to climb up the hill you will see a large lay-by on the left and immediately after that a brown sign for “Chard Equestrian Centre” – turn right.

If you are coming from Crewkerne you will pass through Maincombe and Roundham before climbing up the hill through a wooded area. Towards the end of the wooded area, look out for the brown sign for “Chard Equestrian Centre” – turn left.

Approximately 0.25 miles along that road turn right into Chard Equestrian. The gate has a sensor, so drive slowly up to the gate and it will open automatically. We are in the large brown hangar at the bottom of the hill and the double entrance doors are towards the left hand end of the hangar as you look at it.
JOLLY GREEN

Re: Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 10:59 am

That sounds like an excellent event, and one which bucks the depressing recent trend in the hobby by charging a very reasonable admission fee.
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Re: Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Thu 10 Jan 2019, 8:31 am

Dan,

Many thanks for the positive feedback. We hope to see you on 2 Feb. Cheers!

JG
JOLLY GREEN

Re: Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 1:41 pm

A quick update – dependent on demand and weather, Air Experience Flights will be available in an AB206B JetRanger II

£30 per person based on 4 passengers per flight

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 2nd February!
JOLLY GREEN

Re: Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby Seamus on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 2:39 pm

A couple of questions if you don't mind, will the Wasp and/or Whirlwind intended to be flown on the day? And are any other visiting helicopters expected, as per previous events?
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Re: Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 9:33 am

Seamus,

Unfortunately, the Whirlwind is currently undergoing long term and in-depth maintenance. She is in an advanced stage of strip down so will definitely not be flying.

I am waiting to hear back from Terry whether he intends to fly the Wasp and regarding any visiting Helicopters. I'll update you ASAP.

Cheers!
JOLLY GREEN

Re: Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 10:57 am

Seamus,

I have heard back from Terry and his intention is to have the Wasp on static display only.

I'll keep you updated regarding visiting Helicopters.

Cheers!
JOLLY GREEN

Re: Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Postby Seamus on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 1:04 pm

Thanks for taking the time to find out and reply, much appreciated :clap:
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