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Old 15th Aug 2017, 00:12
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World Helicopter Day

This Sunday is World Helicopter Day 2017

Currently events are planned in:

* Australia, Brisbane
* Australia, Perth
* Hong Kong, Kowloon
* Canada, Abbotsford BC
* Canada, Quebec
* South Africa, Johannesburg
* South Africa, Cape Town
* England, Somerset
* Scotland, Kinloss
* England, Leicestershire
* England, Nottinghamshire
* USA, Pennsylvania
* USA, New York

You can search for World Helicopter Day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hashtag #worldhelicopterday on your posts to group them altogether.

This is a chance to raise the profile of the industry for the day and let the public know a bit more about what we do and the roles that helicopters play in society.

More info on events on the website World Helicopter Day - Celebrate Vertical Flight!

Any excuse for a party
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:11
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This Sunday is my day off 😜
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 18:18
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Originally Posted by Mick Cullen View Post

the roles that helicopters play in society.
…they’re for getting lunch.

On a recent trip to my fathers home, my 4yr old son had a taken all his Hot Wheels cars, toy helicopters and drink coasters from the table (to serve as helipads) and had a made an elaborate Heli Centre on the living room floor. Grandad then looks and asks him are the helicopters to take people to the hospital if the cars wreck?

He looks up and says “No, helicopters are for when you’re hungry”

He’s only ever witnessed them as a means to go to lunch or dinner w/ Daddy.
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 15:59
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National Helicopter Day

Apparently it's World Helicopter Day today so what is everyone doing ?

Cheers
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 16:51
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After slightly more than two years off, today I returned into the cockpit of the H300 (of course with FI).
This is more or less a personal Helicopter Day for me ;-)
Had to get accustomed again to everything, but confident, that I will be able to get back my type rating. Of course, fun returned immediately ;-)

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Sitting in our air conditioned trailer in N.Ontario, waiting on 30 gusting 50 klick winds to die down so I can crack on spraying for forestry with AS350

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Old 20th Aug 2017, 19:25
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Tour of the North Sea

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Old 20th Aug 2017, 21:25
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 21:33
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The usual scouring YouTube for helicopter videos and the obligatory glance at the Rotorheads forum wishing I could fly helicopters for a living...
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 00:12
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Wishing all my helicopter friends a fabulous World Helicopter Day!!!
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 01:36
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Kayaking down the river watching a black R44 with gold stripe pass over head in GA
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 12:44
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I spent just over an our of it in the air, over Southern England, with some "first timers"
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Old 31st May 2018, 10:06
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Confirmed event locations so far for World Helicopter Day 2018 on Sunday 19 Aug are:

Australia, Brisbane
Australia, Newcastle
Australia, Perth
Hong Kong, Kowloon
USA, Arkansas
USA, Pennsylvania
Scotland, Kinloss
England, Somerset
South Africa, Johannesburg

If you are interested in hosting an event and helping to promote our industry both locally in your town/city as well as globally then please get involved. You can download resources for organisers on the website World Helicopter Day - Celebrate Vertical Flight!

Google 'world helicopter day' or search on Instagram/Twitter for #worldhelicopterday for some of the coverage from last year.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 02:52
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Current list of event locations:

Australia, Brisbane
Australia, Newcastle
Australia, Perth
Canada, British Columbia
Hong Kong
USA, Arkansas
USA, Pennsylvania
USA, New York
USA, California
Scotland, Kinloss
England, Somerset
England, Leicestershire
South Africa, Johannesburg
Serbia, Belgrade

Still looking for more locations to get involved with an open day or similar on Sunday 19 Aug 2018
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 00:28
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July's bump for this event.
Just over 4 weeks to run - 19 Aug 2018 - still time to have your event included.
Good news story for the industry to promote itself and more locally, for those involved to engage their community and get them up close to helicopters.

Press release: https://www.verticalmag.com/press-re...tinue-to-grow/
More details: World Helicopter Day - Celebrate Vertical Flight!
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