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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:25
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World Helicopter Day is on again - Sun 18 Aug 2019.
This is the fifth year of the event with rolling open days around the globe.

Call is out for event locations coming up for this year. If your company or organisation would like to host an open day at your location then details are on the website. Nil cost to be involved.

Goal is to promote the industry in local communities around the world and achieve some PR both locally and internationally for what helicopters (and the people in the industry) do for society.

Website: World Helicopter Day - Celebrate Vertical Flight!
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/worldhelicopterday/
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:51
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I will try push this at HAI----assuming I am voted on to the board.......

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Old 19th May 2019, 11:50
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91 days to run to World Helicopter Day 2019!

Two goals:
1. Have you put Sunday 18 August in your calendar for World Helicopter Day 2019, and
2. Inspire you to start planning an event in your city or at your airfield.

This is the fifth year of the event! Once again this will be a chance for the helicopter world to celebrate the people that make up our industry, our collective achievements and importantly, an opportunity to bring the public up close to the wonderful machines we operate.

That so many venues return each year speaks to the fact that it is a fun day for all involved.

In past years we have had event nominations from:
* Alabama, USA
* Wevelgem, Belgium
* Balearic Islands, Spain
* Ramsgate, UK
* Cairns, Australia
* Manchester, UK
* Munich, Germany
* Chard, UK
* Fort William, UK
* Hawaii, USA
* Washington, USA
* Leicestershire, UK
* Belgrade, Serbia
* California, USA
* New York, USA
* Perth, Australia
* Arkansas, USA
* Hong Kong, China
* Johannesburg, South Africa
* Newcastle, Australia
* Somerset, UK
* Pennsylvania, USA
* Kinloss, UK
* Brisbane, Australia
* Northamptonshire, UK
* Nottinghamshire, UK
* Quebec, Canada
* Perth, Australia
* Capetown, South Africa
* Abbotsford, BC
* Las Vegas, USA
* White Waltham, UK
* Melbourne, Australia
* Gold Coast, Australia
* Texas, USA
* Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Your event could be anything from a hangar open day, BBQ, guest speaker or training session, airshow, joy flights and right up to the harbour-side event in Hong Kong with marching band.

There is nil cost to be involved.

Your event gets world-wide exposure through the World Helicopter Day social media accounts and you are playing an important part in showcasing our industry to the world.

At the grassroots level your event could well be the first time someone in your local area ever gets to see a helicopter up close. It could be the experience that sets them down the path of a career in the helicopter industry.

To see some of the reach of the day look at the #worldhelicopterday hashtag usage on Instagram and Twitter. More photos from last year are located on the day's Facebook Page.

Resources such as event checklists, example press releases and graphics/banners are avaliable on the main website.
World Helicopter Day - Celebrate Vertical Flight!

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Old 4th Jul 2019, 10:57
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44 Days to run.

Events listed so far at http://worldhelicopterday.com
* California, USA
* Leicestershire, England
* Somerset, England
* Balearic Islands, Spain
* Ramsgate, England
* Hong Kong
* New York, USA
* Brisbane, Australia
* Chard, UK
* Manchester, UK

Costs nothing to be involved.
Host a local event - promote your company/organisation locally and gain some good PR for our industry at the same time.

5th year of the event.
Why not be part of it in 2019
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 12:04
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12 Days to go until World Helicopter Day 2019
World Helicopter Day - Celebrate Vertical Flight! for details of each of the events.

Current Event Locations:
* Australia, Brisbane
* Australia, Cairns
* Canada, Abbotsford BC
* Spain, Balearic Islands x2
* USA, New York
* USA, California
* UK, Somerset
* UK, Chard
* UK, Manchester
* UK, Leicestershire
* UK, Ramsgate
* UK, Newark
* UK, Sheffield
* Serbia, Belgrade
* Ukraine, Poltava

What would have to change or what more information would you need for your company / organisation to hold an event in 2020? Keen to incorporate your feedback / collective wisdom.
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 13:24
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World Helicopter Day

Hello Mick,
Keep up the great work! Here's an update from Historic Helicopters:

World Helicopter Day 2019 at Historic Helicopters, Sunday 18th August 2019

Chard Equestrian, Whitehouse Farm, Cricket St Thomas, Chard, TA20 4BP 1000 – 1700

We hope to fly the World’s only airworthy Westland Whirlwind and the World’s only airworthy Westland Wessex HU5 during the day.

We will also be joined by the following:
Westland Wasp XT787 (G-KAXT) owned and operated by Terry Martin (Static)
Aerospatiale Alouette II V-54 (G-BVSD) owned and operated by Mike Cuttell (Static)
The Helicopter Club of Great Britain (Fly-in)
Army Recruiting Team from Exeter (climbing wall, equipment display and interactive truck/games)
675 Squadron Army Air Corps Reserves (Military Vehicles, Lynx Helicopter, recruiting stand and equipment display)
Horseless Horse Trials in aid of Regain
Military Vehicle display
Rolling Thunder Vietnam Re-enactment Group with period Military Vehicles
British Championship Qualifying Drone Racing throughout the day
Chris Shaw Aviation and Wildlife Artist

For details contact: [email protected]
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 05:22
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Originally Posted by SUPER JOLLY GREEN View Post
We hope to fly the World’s only airworthy Westland Whirlwind and the World’s only airworthy Westland Wessex HU5 during the day.
Wish I could be in two places at once! Maybe in a future year.

19 Events at the moment.

USA, Hawaii – Mauna Loa Helicopters
USA, Pennsylvania – American Helicopter Museum
USA, California – Wings Over Camarillo
USA, New York – Independent Helicopters
Canada, Newfoundland – Cougar Helicopters Inc.
Canada, Abbotsford BC – BC Helicopters
Ukraine, Poltava – DB Aerocopter
Australia, Brisbane – Aeropower Flight School
Australia, Cairns – Nautilus Aviation
Spain, Balearic Islands – Helimallorca
Spain, Balearic Islands – Balearic Helicopters
Serbia, Belgrade – Balkan Helicopters
UK, Leicestershire – Helicentre Aviation
UK, Somerset – The Helicopter Museum
UK, Ramsgate – Polar Helicopters
UK, Manchester – Flight Academy Ltd
UK, Chard – Historic Helicopters
UK, Newark – Newark Air Museum
UK, Sheffield – Hummingbird Helicopters

Brisbane event will have R22, 3x R44, 2x Cabri G2s, AS350, 3x MD500s, BO105, AW139, B412, B47, Gyrocopters, along with drones, racecars, food and drinks, face painting, virtual reality sims, Defence Recruiting, Airforce Cadets, joyflights, OzRunways and Battle of Long Tan display.
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 21:34
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Hey its that time of year again! World Helicopter Day 2020

Grateful to all of you that make the industry what it is! It is tough times for many in our community so thinking of those affected by the pandemic. It can take its toll on mental health - you are not alone though! Make sure we look after each other.

There are very few in-person events this year understandably.
If you are on shift today or have some recent pics post online with the #worldhelicopterday tag if you want to join in with others and make some noise about what it is that we do.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 14:38
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Here are a couple of tweets in recognition of World Helicopter Day

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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 01:18
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World Helicopter Day for 2021 is on Sunday 15 Aug - just over 70 days away. This is its seventh year.

Local COVID situation varies greatly around the world at the moment. If makes sense where you are and your company/organisation/airfield is keen to hold an open day / open hangar morning / BBQ or similar event to celebrate the day you can get some publicity by submitting the details at World Helicopter Day - Celebrate Vertical Flight! That gets you on the global website and promotion through the day's social media accounts. Nil cost.

I'm not sure where each of you got your first introduction to helicopters which put you onto a path in the industry. For many though it was attending an airshow or open day. This is a chance to invite people in from your local community to show them what you do and allow them to see a helicopter up close - not an everyday opportunity for most people.

World Helicopter Day is a good way to keep the locals onside to remind them of the public good / economic benefit you bring to the area if they are prone to noise complaints. Also a very low cost marketing activity with potential for local media coverage.

Ideas that have worked in previous years
- flight sims, joyflights, face painting, scavenger hunts, Defence recruiting, guest speakers, visiting emergency services / police helicopters, drones, military cadets, super cars, food / coffee vans and fly-in parking for static displays.
- live virtual event

- or something as simple as a BBQ for students

Again, obviously only if makes sense to be holding in-person public events where you are located.

Failing that put it in your calendar and prepare some online content around the #worldhelicopterday hashtag
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 08:56
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World Helicopter Day - 15 Aug 2021
Mick, thanks for the reminder.
I will make contact with you and see if I can help. Our industry in Australia is doing better than many others. The shortages of pilots and engineers is not helped when my last six monthly check of the Australian register showed a growth rate just nudging 5%. So there is light at the end of the tunnel - hopefully?
Mick and team, your last event was really so good.
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