Aviation sightings, roadrunners, exercises and flypasts
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All due in for a visit to Duxford tomorrow, 18th. NOTAM has then arriving 11.20 Local.
The detachment comprises of 6 x Gazelle Light helicopters, 1 x Puma Support helicopter and a total of 32 personnel (mix of aircrew and engineers).
Weather permitting, on the morning of Thursday 18 April 13 a formation of 6 Gazelles and 1 Puma from the French ALAT will fly along the heli-lanes through central London, routing from Bagshot over Richmond Park to Barnes, from Barnes Bridge along the line of the River Thames to the Isle of Dogs, then departing London up the Lee Valley over flying the Olympic Park, finishing at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford near Cambridge. The formation will be led by a British Army Squirrel helicopter from 670 Squadron Army Air Corps. Fitting around other air traffic movements from Heathrow and London City Airports, the formation is expected to pass Westminster Bridge between 1030 and 1050 at a height of between 800 feet and 1500 feet.