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Old 15th Aug 2017, 01:12
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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, 18:11
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This Sunday is my day off 😜
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 19:18
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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, 16:59
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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, 17:51
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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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Old 20th Aug 2017, 20:25
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Tour of the North Sea

Roll on retirement
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 22:25
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Wishing that I was still young enough to be flying today.
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 22:33
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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, 01:12
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Wishing all my helicopter friends a fabulous World Helicopter Day!!!
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 02:36
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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, 13:44
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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, 11:06
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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, 03:52
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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
[email protected]
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 01:28
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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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Old 20th Jul 2018, 12:28
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"Chard Equestrian, Higher Purtington Showfield
Chard, Somerset
TA18 8QY
T: 07903 411692

We will be hosting a Family Fun Day at Historic Helicopters near Chard to mark World Helicopter Day on 19 August 2018. We hope to fly the world’s only airworthy Westland Whirlwind and conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration. We will also be showcasing the ongoing project to return Westland Wessex XT761 to airworthy status and allowing visitors to view the Restoration Hangar where Wessex HU5 XT771, Sea King HAR3 XZ597 and Sea King HC4 ZF122 currently reside.

We are pleased to announce that Terry Martin with his Wasp and Mike Cuttell with his Alouette II will be joining us. It is hoped that a Sea King from HeliOperations and a Coast Guard AW139 will also be flying in.

In addition to a display of Classic Cars, a number of events and activities have been arranged to keep children happy and occupied, including mini and junior rugby sessions with England and Bath Rugby star Lee Mears and a World War II vintage NAAFI Tea Wagon which has been converted into an Ice Cream Van!

Helicopter owners wishing to fly in to this astonishing facility on 19 August should contact [email protected] for details."

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Old 7th Aug 2018, 13:25
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A quick update regarding the Historic Helicopters Family Fun Day on 19 August to mark World Helicopter Day. Amongst many other attractions we are expecting the following:

Westland Whirlwind XJ729 (G-BVGE) the world’s only airworthy example (Static and Flying)
Westland Wasp XT787 (G-KAXT) owned and operated by Terry Martin (Static)
Aerospatiale Alouette II V-54 (G-BVSD) an ex-Swiss Air Force example owned and operated by Mike Cuttell (Static)
Coast Guard AW139 from St Athan (Static but subject to approval from MCA and SAR Callout)

Commando Helicopter Force “Junglie” Association
Phil Thomas and his Commando Helicopter Force model helicopter collection
202 Squadron Association
Taunton Branch of the Royal British Legion

Contact [email protected] for details

http://www.historichelicopters.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhirlwindHarMark10/
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 11:48
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A quick update prior to Sunday – unfortunately the Coast Guard AW139 has had to cancel due to operational issues but we are still expecting Mike Cuttell with his Alouette II and Terry Martin with his Wasp.

As an added bonus, and in testament to the skill, dedication and determination of our amazing team of Engineers, we will ground run the port engine of Wessex XT761 for only the second time. The airframe has been dormant for nearly 30 years, so this is quite an achievement!

We look forward to welcoming you to Historic Helicopters!
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