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Old 20th Aug 2017, 09:32
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Clyde Helicopters and Gleneagle Helicopters

Hello,
I was wondering if there was anybody on the forum who would be able to kindly give me some background for Clyde Helicopters and Gleneagle Helicopters operations in Glasgow and upper Clydeside for some historical research I am doing?
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Keith
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 09:34
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Ask ahead - i was with Burnthills at the time - Clyde Helicopters was formed by Joe McGachy, one of Burnthills' engineers. Wasp helicopters was also there. Borrowed their machines a lot.

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Old 20th Aug 2017, 14:41
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I was lurking around Gleneagles from 87-89 with John Pinkerton and Pat Orchard, what a great bunch 😎
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 20:16
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KeMac.

I think that you can contact John Pinkerton through PPRuNe - jpinx.

He and Pat Orchard were definitely Gleneagle Helicopters - prior to that John was with Sloane with Peter Boitel-Gill, Peter Nutting, Mike Horrell, Paddy Jones etc..
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 21:00
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I was with Clyde Helicopters - will PM you.
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 20:50
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Many thanks to all - PMs sent - Palma - thank you for the pointer and will get in touch with him.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 17:02
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I was CP at Clyde in 1990 after the accident and freelanced for them for a few years thereafter.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 20:39
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Originally Posted by Geoffersincornwall View Post
I was CP at Clyde in 1990 after the accident and freelanced for them for a few years thereafter.
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Is there anyone you haven't worked for Geoff? 😂
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 21:13
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Clyde Helicopters

I was one of Clyde's AOC Schedule 9 &10 external TRE's and may be able to help with pilots and dates etc. PM me if I can help. Dennis Kenyon.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 12:24
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Griff - the joys of being an itinerant aviator. :-). BTW The events of 1990 at Clyde were the inspiration for my first novel 'For The Price of a Hat'. Anyone who knows the story of the accident will understand where I was coming from.

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