World Helicopter Day 19 August 2018

World Helicopter Day 19 August 2018

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 1:42 pm

We will be hosting a Family Fun Day at Historic Helicopters near Chard to mark World Helicopter Day on 19 August 2018. We hope to fly the world’s only airworthy Westland Whirlwind and conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration. We will also be showcasing the ongoing project to return Westland Wessex XT761 to airworthy status and allowing visitors to view the Restoration Hangar where Wessex HU5 XT771, Sea King HAR3 XZ597 and Sea King HC4 ZF122 (which will also be restored to airworthy status) currently reside.

We are pleased to announce that Terry Martin with his Wasp and Mike Cuttell with his Alouette II will be joining us. It is hoped that a Sea King from HeliOperations and a Coast Guard AW139 will also be flying in.

In addition to a display of Classic Cars, a number of events and activities have been arranged to keep children happy and occupied, including mini and junior rugby sessions with England and Bath Rugby star Lee Mears and a World War II vintage NAAFI Tea Wagon which has been converted into an Ice Cream Van!

Contact mark@historichelicopters.com for details
http://worldhelicopterday.com/browse-events/
JOLLY GREEN

Re: World Helicopter Day 19 August 2018

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Tue 07 Aug 2018, 12:09 pm

A quick update regarding the Historic Helicopters Family Fun Day on 19 August to mark World Helicopter Day. Amongst many other attractions we are expecting the following:

Westland Whirlwind XJ729 (G-BVGE) the world’s only airworthy example (Static and Flying)
Westland Wasp XT787 (G-KAXT) owned and operated by Terry Martin (Static)
Aerospatiale Alouette II V-54 (G-BVSD) an ex-Swiss Air Force example owned and operated by Mike Cuttell (Static)
Coast Guard AW139 from St Athan (Static but subject to approval from MCA and SAR Callout)

Commando Helicopter Force “Junglie” Association
Phil Thomas and his Commando Helicopter Force model helicopter collection
202 Squadron Association
Taunton Branch of the Royal British Legion

Contact mark@historichelicopters.com for details

http://www.historichelicopters.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhirlwindHarMark10/
JOLLY GREEN

Re: World Helicopter Day 19 August 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 09 Aug 2018, 5:29 pm

Looks like a nice little event.
A few questions if I may. Is there any idea of the time of the display or the times that the other helicopters will be flying in/departing? I've also seen some really nice photos from the Navy Wings event at Chard such as this: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=79380 In terms of the area/background, can something similar be expected at this event?

Thanks! :smile:
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Re: World Helicopter Day 19 August 2018

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Fri 10 Aug 2018, 10:23 am

Jakub.Zurek - unfortunately the HeliOps Sea King has had to cancel due to operational issues. The Coast Guard AW139 will be with us from 1000 to 1200 and will be the first aircraft to land. We intend to have the Wasp and Alouette II land after the arrival of the AW139 and expect both to depart before the event closes to the public.

The Whirlwind flying will take place once all visiting aircraft have arrived (timings TBC). Yes, the event will be similar to the last Open Day in terms of the area, background and photo opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming you to this astonishing facility!
JOLLY GREEN

Re: World Helicopter Day 19 August 2018

Postby AMB on Fri 10 Aug 2018, 10:45 pm

There is/was a Hiller UH-12C based near Winchester in US Army colours. It seems very elusive but would be great to see another type.
Adrian
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Re: World Helicopter Day 19 August 2018

Postby JOLLY GREEN on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 10:36 am

A quick update prior to Sunday – unfortunately the Coast Guard AW139 has had to cancel due to operational issues but we are still expecting Mike Cuttell with his Alouette II and Terry Martin with his Wasp.

As an added bonus, and in testament to the skill, dedication and determination of our amazing team of Engineers, we will ground run the port engine of Wessex XT761 for only the second time. The airframe has been dormant for nearly 30 years, so this is quite an achievement!

We look forward to welcoming you to Historic Helicopters!

AMB – good call. We have been trying to contact the owner of the Hiller but, so far, have not received a reply.
JOLLY GREEN


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