Cheltenham Festival - 11th March 2014 Updated

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Cheltenham Festival - 11th March 2014 Updated

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The past few days have seen the Cheltenham Festival taking place, although tomorrow (Friday) is the day of the big race the rest of the days seen an assortment of visiting helicopters. These images were all taken on the opening day of the festival (Tuesday).

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What a superb set, great pictures, and nice rotor blur. Thanks for posting.

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Remarks as above and the green Gazelle is gorgeous stuff... :smile:
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Wow, lovely selection of helicopters. Super sharp pictures. See a lot of G-OFTC at Lee airfield. Thanks for posting.

Agree with Jonny stunning Gazelle.

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Great set, some smart looking machinery.
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Cheers Guys, back there tomorrow for Gold Cup Day so look out for more in the near future!!

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Great set, and as has already been said, the green Gazelle is gorgeous :love:

Will it be even busier tomorrow with the big race (assuming the wx is ok)?

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Superb post as per usual Chris,some really nice choppers amongst those

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Cheers Colin.

Tomorrow is usually the busiest day of the festival for helicopters, usually between 70 and 100 different helicopters visit!

Excellent viewing facilities and once the racing has begun and the helipad closed there is a tour of the helicopters on the ground organised for a small donation that all goes to charity!

All in all a great day out if you like some close-up action with helicopters!!

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Thanks. I keep saying it, but next year I'm definitely going!

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If you need any details about where to park, which way to get to the helipad etc drop me a PM!

The fog was late to clear yesterday and it was gone 11:30am before the helicopters started arriving, because of this numbers were well down on what was due with about 40 operating during the day.

Will post some of my photos from Gold Cup day in due course!!

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As you can see you get pretty close to the action!!

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