Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby farnboroughrob on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 5:09 pm

Great stuff, away from Ascot and Cheltenham it is so rare to see a good number of helicopters together. looking forward to this, just need a day like today.
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Tommy on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 4:09 pm

I've bought myself a ticket for this.

Gazelles were what got me into this hobby, and I think news of the French involvement (great work, btw), has swung it. And I've always needed an excuse to visit Middle Wallop.

Looking forward to it! :smile:
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Hammy on Sun 02 Apr 2017, 3:34 pm

The most recent participation list can be found below.

We've had a few questions regarding the home team and QinetiQ. Discussion with these Gazelle operators is still ongoing and we hope to be able to make a further announcement regarding participation between now and the event, which is now less than a week away.

Gazelles
G-CBGZ Westland WA.341C Gazelle HT.2 Private
G-CBSK/ZB627 Westland WA.341D Gazelle HT.3 The Gazelle Squadron Display Team
G-CDNO Westland WA.341B Gazelle AH.1 Private
G-CTFS Westland WA.341C Gazelle HT.2 Private
G-EZZL Westland WA.341D Gazelle HT.3 Private
G-GAZA Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle Private
G-VOIP Westland WA.341D Gazelle HT.3 Private
G-ZZLE/XX436 Westland WA.341C Gazelle HT.2 Private
HA-LFH Aerospatiale SA.342J Gazelle Private
N341AS Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle Private
N341GG Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle Private
N505HA Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle Private
N901B Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle Private
YU-HES Aerospatiale SA.342J Gazelle Private
YU-HEY Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle Private
YU-HPZ Aerospatiale SA.342J Gazelle Private
XX392 Westland WA.341B Gazelle AH.1
XZ346 Westland WA.341B Gazelle AH.1
ZA737 Westland WA.341B Gazelle AH.1 Museum of Army Flying
____ Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle French Army
____ Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle French Army

History of the Gazelle - former operators, related aircraft and the Army Austers
GZ100 AgustaWestland AW109
G-AHXE/LB312 Taylorcraft Plus D
G-ANHS/MT197 Taylorcraft Auster AOP.IV
G-ANIE/TW467 Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V
G-APAF/TW511 Auster 5A
G-ASZX/WJ368 Beagle A.61 Terrier 1
G-BJXR/XR267 Auster AOP.9
G-BKVK/WZ662 Auster AOP.9
G-BUDL/NX534 Taylorcraft Auster AOP.III
G-BURR/WZ706 Auster AOP.9
G-CEHR/XP241 Auster AOP.9
G-CIGH Avions Max Holste MH.1521M Broussard

Visitors
G-CBNX Bensen B-8MR
G-HUEZ Hughes 369E
G-MARL Rotorsport UK Calidus
G-PERT Eurocopter EC130
G-RAVN Robinson R44
G-TRDS Guimbal Cabri G2
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Hammy on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 11:33 am

Three new additions for Saturday's event -

G-ROYM Robinson R44 Private
G-KETH Agusta Bell 206 JetRanger Private
OO-VBA Agusta Bell 206 JetRanger Private

Tickets, which can be purchased from the Museum of Army Flying website are now selling very quickly indeed.

Please note that the event is advanced ticket only.
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby AMB on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 3:13 pm

Hammy wrote:
Please note that the event is advanced ticket only.


It doesn't say that on the website. If visitors don't read this forum, many may just turn up on the day. Can tickets be purchased on the day from the museum?
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 10:50 pm

farnboroughrob wrote:I was wondering if the AAC are going to support this event? Would be a shame if a couple of Gazelles, and maybe Lynx, B212, and Apache could not be moved across to be adjacent to the display area?
Rob


Hoping for an Apache or two :heyhey:
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Threshold.aero on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 6:02 am

Looking at ticket sales we may still have a (very small!) number of tickets available on the gate but buy in advance to guarantee your ticket - we'd hate for you to be turned away on the day!

We'll be in a position to announce AAC participation within the next 24-36 hours.
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Threshold.aero on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 6:17 pm

Wasn't far off with the time estimation I suppose!

AAC will be there :up: :up:

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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby FGR2 on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 6:39 pm

Just bought my ticket, looking forward to it :smile:
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby farnboroughrob on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 6:58 pm

Great news, a bell 212 would be nice. Weather looking good for the season opener. camera battery getting it's first charge of the year. :rock:
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Threshold.aero on Fri 07 Apr 2017, 8:39 am

Online ticket sales will stop at 3pm today

Tickets will be available in the museum shop until closing time today, and a small number available in the shop tomorrow for on the day sales.
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Ian66 on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 7:23 pm

We were lucky with the weather but a huge thankyou to the organisers for a very enjoyable day!
Great organisation ....well done!
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby FGR2 on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 7:38 pm

Ian66 wrote:We were lucky with the weather but a huge thankyou to the organisers for a very enjoyable day!
Great organisation ....well done!


I'll second that :clap:
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby capercaillie on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 4:30 pm

Threshold.aero wrote:Wasn't far off with the time estimation I suppose!

AAC will be there :up: :up:



Out of interest what was the surprise that was hoped for?

A nice little event helped out by the stunning weather, all crews very accommodating, at times perhaps a little too accommodating from a photography perspective. :grin: Shame the AAC couldn't have pulled a couple of other airframes out for the considerable crowd gathered, the Historic flight types would have fitted quite well. Additionally Boscombe's Gazelle :dunno: would have been a more than welcome visitor travelling that huge journey.

Tiny gripes aside though, good of the French to give us a lap of honour and a great collection of Austers, caught up with the ex RAF Husky at long last, so pleased with that. :up:

Great job :up:
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Re: Gazelle 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Postby Threshold.aero on Wed 12 Apr 2017, 1:20 pm

capercaillie wrote:Out of interest what was the surprise that was hoped for?

A nice little event helped out by the stunning weather, all crews very accommodating, at times perhaps a little too accommodating from a photography perspective. :grin: Shame the AAC couldn't have pulled a couple of other airframes out for the considerable crowd gathered, the Historic flight types would have fitted quite well. Additionally Boscombe's Gazelle :dunno: would have been a more than welcome visitor travelling that huge journey.

Tiny gripes aside though, good of the French to give us a lap of honour and a great collection of Austers, caught up with the ex RAF Husky at long last, so pleased with that. :up:

Great job :up:


Thanks! :smile: The 'Billy Butlin Beagle' was a late substitute for a poorly Auster, so you struck lucky on that one!

The surprise, we hoped, would be something from Boscombe Down, but operational commitments meant this wasn't possible.

The Army Air Corps provided three Gazelles, from both 5 and 7 Regiments, as we requested and agreed with them and with other departments.

The Historic Aircraft Flight Skeeter was on display, their other aircraft are currently undergoing maintenance ahead of the airshow season.
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