Historic Helicopters Open Day, Chard, Somerset. 9 March 2019

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Historic Helicopters Open Day, Chard, Somerset. 9 March 2019

#1 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:37 pm

Historic Helicopters Open Day - 9.30AM to 11PM on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Chard Equestrian, Higher Purtington Showfield, Chard, Somerset, TA18 8QY. http://www.historichelicopters.com/

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.

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, Chard, Somerset. 9 March 2019

#2 Post by Cacophonix » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:15 pm

C16 are travelling down to Somerset for this open day?

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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day, Chard, Somerset. 9 March 2019

#3 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:08 pm

No, one of the disadvantages of living up north is that it's too far for a quick weekend away in Somerset. much though I'd like to be there. Also, my helicopter mate that I mentioned elsewhere here, and who had a heart attack, sadly had his life support removed last night in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary so his funeral will possibly be somewhere around that time.
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Re: Historic Helicopters Open Day, Chard, Somerset. 9 March 2019

#4 Post by Cacophonix » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:35 am

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:08 pm
No, one of the disadvantages of living up north is that it's too far for a quick weekend away in Somerset. much though I'd like to be there. Also, my helicopter mate that I mentioned elsewhere here, and who had a heart attack, sadly had his life support removed last night in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary so his funeral will possibly be somewhere around that time.
I am so sorry to hear about your mate C16. May he RIP.

I am plannig to be back up in your neck of the woods 26th/27th April. Will PM you.

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