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Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

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JOLLY GREEN
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Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by JOLLY GREEN » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:56 pm

Historic Helicopters Open Day - 9.30AM to 4PM on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Chard Equestrian, Higher Purtington Showfield, Chard, Somerset, TA18 8QY

Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729
Wessex HU5 XT761
Wessex HU5 XT771
Sea King HAR3 XZ597
Sea King HC4 ZF122
Wasp HAS1 XT787

Mike Cuttell hopes to join us on static in his fabulous, ex-Swiss Air Force, Alouette II (depending on weather and aircraft serviceability)

Further details will be published shortly.

mark@historichelicopters.com

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by JOLLY GREEN » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:31 pm

The focus of this Open Day will be the ongoing project to return Wessex HU5 XT761 to airworthy status. Come and join us for guest speakers and guided tours of XT761 and the Historic Helicopters hangar.

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by Scudpilot » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:13 pm

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by JOLLY GREEN » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:55 am

Scudpilot -

Mike is hoping to fly in/out with his ex-Swiss AF Alouette II and Terry is considering flying the Wasp.

We are also expecting some visiting Helicopters with numbers/types/timings to be confirmed. Watch this space for updates.

Please note - The attendance of any Helicopter depends on the weather and aircraft serviceability.

Cheers!

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by JOLLY GREEN » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:33 pm

We are very pleased to announce that our Family of Westland Helicopters will be joined at our Open Day on Saturday 9 March by Al Sparks in the HAAF Westland Scout (depending on weather and aircraft serviceability).
Details of Guest Speakers, Six Nations rugby, extended opening hours, live band and bar can be found below.

Historic Helicopters - Wessex XT761 Open Day - 9.30AM to 11PM on Saturday 9th March 2019

The focus of this Open Day will be the ongoing project to return Wessex HU5 XT761 to airworthy status. Come and join us for guest speakers and guided tours of XT761 and the Historic Helicopters hangar.

Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729
Wessex HU5 XT761
Sea King HAR3 XZ597
Wasp HAS1 XT787
Scout AH1 XT626
Visiting Helicopters

Mike Cuttell hopes to join us on static in his fabulous, ex-Swiss Air Force, Alouette II (depending on weather and aircraft serviceability)

Guest Speakers:
John Beattie – Subject TBC
Terry Martin - The Westland Wasp in Combat
David Gibbings - Wessex Anti-Icing Trials
Al Sparks - Historic Army Aircraft Flight and the Westland Scout

Six Nations rugby matches will be shown in the cafe/bar area:
1415 - Scotland v Wales
1645 - England v Italy

Evening entertainment with live band and licensed bar

For further details please contact:
mark@historichelicopters.com

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by bruiser » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:36 am

Hi Jolly Green,
Are the helicopters open to view all day, just asking as I would only have a couple of hours free and have to travel a 100 miles or so. Thanks.

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by JOLLY GREEN » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:57 am

Hello bruiser,

Apologies for the delayed response. The Alouette II, Scout, Wasp and visiting Helicopters will be outside for most of the day. There will also be Hangar Tours available.

We look forward to seeing you on 9 March!

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by JOLLY GREEN » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:36 am

Don’t forget!

Historic Helicopters - Wessex XT761 Open Day - 9.30AM to 11PM on Saturday 9th March 2019

Historic Helicopters, Chard Equestrian, Chard, Somerset, TA18 8QY

We are asking for a £10 donation per person on entry please. All proceeds are shared equally between Aircraft Restoration, RAF Benevolent Fund and the Navy Wings charity.

The focus of this Open Day will be the ongoing project to return Wessex HU5 XT761 to airworthy status. Come and join us for guest speakers and guided tours of XT761 and the Historic Helicopters hangar.

Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729
Wessex HU5 XT761
Sea King HAR3 XZ597
Wasp HAS1 XT787
Scout AH1 XT626
Visiting Helicopters

Unfortunately Mike Cuttell's Alouette II is still undergoing maintenance and will not be joining us.
Additionally, Red Lodge Helicopters have had to cancel their attendance.

Guest Speakers with a draft itinerary:

1000 – 1030 Historic Helicopters, Andrew Whitehouse (Owner/Pilot), Steve Daniels (Test Pilot) & Dave Wells (Chief Engineer)
1030 – 1100 Wessex memories, John Beattie
1100 – 1130 The Westland Wasp in combat, Terry Martin
1130 – 1200 Wessex anti-icing trials, David Gibbings
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1330 Historic Army Aircraft Flight & the Westland Scout, Al Sparks

Six Nations rugby matches will be shown in the cafe/bar area:
1415 - Scotland v Wales
1645 - England v Italy

Evening entertainment with live band, café and licensed bar

For further details please contact:
mark@historichelicopters.com

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by f14stumpy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:10 pm

Hi Jolly green,
Do you have anymore open days planned as I can't make this one now. Thanks.

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by JOLLY GREEN » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:12 am

Hello f14stumpy,

Yes, more Open Days planned for this year - watch this space for updates.

Cheers!

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day 9 March 2019

Post by Nimrod2019 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:40 pm

Hi Jolly Green - Planning to be down in the South West later this year so watching for dates when known.

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