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Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Old 9th Jan 2019, 10:09
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Historic Helicopters & Wasp Open Day 2 Feb 19

Historic Helicopters & Westland Wasp Historic Flight Open Day

9.30AM to 4PM on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Chard Equestrian, Higher Purtington Showfield, Chard, Somerset, TA18 8QY

Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729
Wessex HU5 XT761
Wessex HU5 XT771
Sea King HAR3 XZ597
Sea King HC4 ZF122
Wasp HAS1 XT787

Entrance fee is a £10 donation (flights and lunch extra)

Introduction to Wasp XT787
Ground School available for Supporters (Safety around Helicopters, Navigation and Radios)
Possible Helicopter flights (depending on the weather)
Meet the Aircrew and Engineers who fly and maintain these unique Helicopters
Meet veterans who worked in, on or supporting these Helicopters
An extensive range of souvenirs and merchandise will be on sale

For further details please contact:

[email protected]

We are just off the A30 between Cricket St Thomas and Crewkerne The postcode is TA18 8QY but don’t trust your Satnav, you will end up at Hill Dairy Farm!

If you are coming from Chard you will pass Cricket St Thomas on the right, the Cricket St Thomas Golf Club on the left and The Windwhistle Inn on the left. As you continue to climb up the hill you will see a large lay-by on the left and immediately after that a brown sign for “Chard Equestrian Centre” – turn right.

If you are coming from Crewkerne you will pass through Maincombe and Roundham before climbing up the hill through a wooded area. Towards the end of the wooded area, look out for the brown sign for “Chard Equestrian Centre” – turn left.

Approximately 0.25 miles along that road turn right into Chard Equestrian. The gate has a sensor, so drive slowly up to the gate and it will open automatically. We are in the large brown hangar at the bottom of the hill and the double entrance doors are towards the left hand end of the hangar as you look at it.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 12:40
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A quick update – dependent on demand and weather, Air Experience Flights will be available in an AB206B JetRanger II

£30 per person based on 4 passengers per flight

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 2nd February!
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 08:57
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Latest update - We are pleased to announce that our Family of Westland Helicopters will be joined at our Open Day on Saturday by Gazelle HT2 XX436 (in RN "Sharks" colour scheme) from our friends at The Gazelle Squadron.

Depending on weather and aircraft serviceability, timings are: ETA 1100 ETD 1400.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 2nd February!
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 18:42
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Can other helicopters visit ?
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 07:24
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Open Day Saturday 2 Feb 0930-1600
Latest update - In addition to the Air Experience Flights below, we will be joined by another example of the classic, pioneering and ubiquitous JetRanger on static display (Timings TBC and depending on weather and aircraft serviceability)
Dependent on demand and weather, Air Experience Flights will be available in the classic AB206B JetRanger II. £30 per person based on 4 passengers per flight.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

md 600 driver - really depends on timings as we are hosting an equestrian event too! What times would suit you and I'll see what we can do?
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Looking at the latest weather it doesn’t look good for me I am based in North Yorkshire so I will give it a miss thanks

All the best maybe next time

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Steve

Thanks for considering it. Watch this space for future events where you will always be welcome.

Cheers!
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 07:48
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A huge thank you to all the enthusiasts, friends and supporters who battled the snow to join us at our Open Day on Saturday. We hope that you all enjoyed the day and look forward to welcoming you back to Historic Helicopters. Watch this space for updates regarding future events.

On behalf of Historic Helicopters and the Westland Wasp Historic Flight – thank you all for your continued support!
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