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Old 3rd Jun 2011, 14:30
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Bell 206L1 G-DALE at Biggin Hill in July 1989 (Photo: Bill Teasdale)

Another Mann-supplied early model 206L was the ubiquitous G-HBUS originally sold in November 1980 to loyal-Mann-client Willowbrook International. In '82 she moved on to another Mann client the Toleman Group (doubtless replacing their AB206 G-TPTR [formerly G-LOCK]). Evidently while with Toleman she suffered at least one (perhaps two) engine failures while hover-taxiing!

In '89 she is then sold to Dalend Ltd. and re-registered as G-DALE prior to being shipped back to the US in January 1990.

Despite her ubiquity there seem to be precious few images of HBUS!
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