[Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

[Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby RickIngham on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 3:05 pm

It was wet and hazy but these two looked great coming in :rock:

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I thought the metal background suited the Mi-17...

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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby capercaillie on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 3:09 pm

Very nice :clap: especially considering how damp it looks. Is anything else due to fly in military wise?
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby RickIngham on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 3:11 pm

On the way home I recieved a message of a FAF Fennec (Squirrel) inbound but thats all I'm aware of. Love the sign outside saying MINI Helidays...
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby capercaillie on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 3:14 pm

Would be nice if Yeovilton could send the Blue Lynx and maybe a Sea King to reciprocate the lending of their museum Lynxes. :smile:
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby st24 on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 4:16 pm

Great stuff :clap: . I know I'm annoying even myself now but why? how? did such a small event like this get such a great pair of choppers yet the biggest military show in the world, a mere week before didn't?! Years ago the Czech choppers would spend a couple of weeks in the UK and visit several events. Surely 230 or 814 could have done a mini- exchange given the Tiger connections??... Lovley to see in any case, fabulous machines..
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby JohnF on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 5:09 pm

Great shots Rick. Wondered who the other 2 photographers in the field were. That was a nice pass by the Hind as it came round to land. I was asked to leave the field before the Fennec arrived. The man (Grant Mitchell lookalike) said it was private land but at no point asked any of the dog walkers to leave. I wasn't going to argue as he was a big bloke. Fennec arrived as I was leaving the museum car park. If you're going Sunday in the hope of getting them leaving remember to take your dog and the man on his motorbike might leave you alone!
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby RickIngham on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 5:30 pm

Thanks for the advice - will bring the two dogs with me on Sunday! It was only the fact there were dog walkers there that we assumed it was ok to go into the field...there were many tracks there anyway! Will say hello on Sunday...
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby Mictheslik on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 5:40 pm

Nice :D glad someone was there to catch them, decided against it in the end myself....

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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby JohnF on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 5:41 pm

I asked the dog walkers before entering the old W-S-M airfield site. They assured me it was ok to go into the field, that dog walkers use it all year round, and that you could walk right up to the museum fence. One also said there was a public right of way but can't confirm that as I don't know the area. Apologies for not saying hello. I probably won't be going Sunday but I hope you get them leaving in sunshine.
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby RickIngham on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 5:52 pm

There is no PRoW on the ordnance survery map so I guess 'Grant Mitchell' had a point...but i'l still try my luck on Sunday!
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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby RichPittman on Sat 23 Jul 2011, 7:11 am

See your point about the metal :smile:

Hopefully with better weather Tomorow but are they leaving Tomorow?

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Re: Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby RickIngham on Sat 23 Jul 2011, 10:28 am

RichPittman wrote:Hopefully with better weather Tomorow but are they leaving Tomorow?


I thought the reason they stopped at Yeovilton was to fuel up for the outbound leg back to Gilze-Rijen? If you have heard they're going back to VLN monday then I might not bother going tomorrow then :surrender:
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Re: [Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby JohnF on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 9:23 pm

Nice to see you got them in good weather. Head on shot of the Hind lifting is superb as is the side on one of the Hip with the Hind in the background. :clap: Any problems with the man on his motorbike?
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Re: [Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby Mike on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:03 am

Cracking departure shots! :clap:
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Re: [Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:45 pm

Mike wrote:Cracking departure shots! :clap:

Agreed. Amazing that such a small event can lure these in though, as st24 said! :hypno:
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Re: [Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby BatmanIX on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 12:31 am

Lovely stuff Rick and well done on making the effort to go and get them.

I did think about it! :dizzy:

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Re: [Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby stevebrodie on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 12:50 pm

Cracking Shots, and that Hind is a real piece of weaponry :smile:
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Re: [Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby Chris IL-76 on Thu 28 Jul 2011, 8:27 am

Great set of pictures on what was an excellent little event!

Love the departure shots

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Re: [Departures update] Czech Choppers at Weston-Super-Mare

Postby redskin301 on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 6:49 am

Tick,

That last Hind photo is crackin :yahoo: the angle is really outstanding, well done :clap:
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