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24th Nov 2017, 20:48
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

The correct story is that GEC Marconi purchased...

The correct story is that GEC Marconi purchased the business and assets of McAlpine Aviation and created a new company Magec Aviation, excluding the TE731 maintenance business and a pair of BAC 1-11....
14th Oct 2014, 21:43
Replies: 56
Views: 16,154
Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Tesco Flight Department

Can anyone actually confirm that Tesco has closed their flight department?

From what I can see the only evidence for that conclusion is The Guardian's report that Kansas Transportation has been...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2013, 21:00
Replies: 2,582
Views: 2,329,454
Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Mack Trucks - Bulldog Airlines

Mack Trucks established its flight in 1965 soon after the appointment of a proponent of business aviation, Zenon C.R. Hansen, as company President. The flight department was known as Bulldog...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2013, 09:44
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

They had two Allouettes - G-AVEE and its...

They had two Allouettes - G-AVEE and its replacement G-BBJE - there are pictures of these in this thread, including movie apparances in the 'Copter Kids'
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2013, 12:43
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

The Flying Absalom's

To pick up on a previous topic, here are a few snippets of information on Gay Absalomís family and their rotary exploits.

As posted by Savoia on page 56, her father Rowland Absalom featured in a...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2013, 15:16
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Itís great to see all the memories of helicopter...

Itís great to see all the memories of helicopter owners ofthe past, but I wonder if anyone can shed any light on a name that has beenmentioned in passing in this thread, but who seems to have been a...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2013, 10:46
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

When to endeavour is not Endeavour (Aviation)

Hi Savoia

Hate to correct your normally impecable information but Brantly G-ASXF pictured at Middle Wallop in 1968 doesn't have Endeavour titles... they looks to me like "Everards Brewery Ltd". ...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2011, 15:16
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

EHL > Lynton > PremiAir

Robin Keith was the first MD of McAlpine Helicopters and went on (in 1987) to form European Helicopters in partnership with Tommy Sopwith and Lynton Group Ltd (headed by Christopher Tennant). Lynton...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2011, 10:00
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Air Gregory & 'The Copter Kids'

Savoia

A review of the footage on You Tube reveals that the Allouette was G-BBJE (registered owner Medminster Ltd) and Hughes G-AZVM (regn to Air Gregory).

The footage of the B47 only shows...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2011, 14:31
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Packer's S-76

I have found one of Kerry Packer's S-76s: VR-BNR/VP-BNR regn to Sunningdale Investments Ltd, and I think this might be the UK example as it was noted at Blackbushe on several occasions during the...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2011, 10:35
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

I looked up the details of the crash in which...

I looked up the details of the crash in which Hugh Cahoon was killed.

The JetRanger was G-BFJW of European Aviation and the crash was on 16 Dec 1996 at Parkway, Herefordshire, details as follows:...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2011, 10:21
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Wessex at Edinburgh

Just a couple of minor corrections to the caption for Westland Wessex HU5 XT471 visiting Edinburgh during the Summer of 1973 (Photo: Peter Nicholson).

The a/c was with 846 Squadron not 848...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2011, 17:38
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Cuckoos in the McAlpine Nest

Interesting that Gleneagles first JR came from McAlpine's. This was before they became big boys in the industry as Aerospatiale Helicopter distributors. At that stage McAlpine's had a much smaller...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2011, 16:39
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Gleneagle Helicopters

Just to add a bit more to the story. Valley of Gleneagles Helis started operations in April 77 with JR G-AWLL + B47Gs G-BCYY & BCYZ - both registered to Fife & Kinross Motor Auctions (perhaps another...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2011, 19:20
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Oh I meant to add that the Timothy Laing owner of...

Oh I meant to add that the Timothy Laing owner of G-NIAL was the 'L' in PLM Helicopters. The P was Capt John Poland, and the M was MacKenzie.

There were several Laings and MacKenzies amongst the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2011, 19:12
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Fras-Air & WASP Helis

Yes Fras-Air was owned by Sir Hugh Fraser of House of Fraser fame.

The company was sold to Air Charter Scotland in the 80s - this was the ACS run by Geoff Rosenbloom and not the current company of...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2011, 19:03
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Kestrel Helicopters

I read somewhere that Kestrel were owned by or under the same ownership as Peregrine Air Services.

They were reported as operating a pair of JetRangers - G-AWUC and Lord Dulverton's G-AZAG. I have...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2011, 18:55
Replies: 321
Views: 147,973
Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Wasp Helicopter Hire

Wasp was headed by Don McGillivray and operated G-CHIC Hughes 269 in addition to G-WASP, G-BUZZ & G-WOSP. Don also had a Campbell Cricket (G-AYHH) which was replaced by G-WASP.

G-CHIC was regn to...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2011, 18:27
Replies: 321
Views: 147,973
Posted By Ahh de Havilland

John Poland - PLM Helis

John Poland was the P in PLM, who along with Laing and Mackenzie were among the shareholders and directors.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2011, 20:40
Replies: 2,582
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

More Al Fayed Helis?

Tonight I was browsing another Savoia initiated thread, this time the Ferranti one, and found a link to a BCAL site that mentioned the following:

Bo105 "G-BFYA was owned by Genavco (al Fayed of...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2011, 20:26
Replies: 2,582
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Solved: the Led Zeppelin mystery

Savoia

Like you I thought that the colours of the heli might indicate that it was Endeavour's G-GINA but dismissed the idea because I thought the first colour scheme featured in this thread was...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2011, 13:10
Replies: 2,582
Views: 2,329,454
Posted By Ahh de Havilland

D Russell + Cabair

Savoia

I can't add much certainty on D Russell the owner of G-BGIF. However I think that it may have been owned by the owner of Cabair and operated by them. His name may be David Russell.

I...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2011, 13:06
Replies: 2,582
Views: 2,329,454
Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Masselaz Helicopters

One company that always intrigued me was Masselaz Helicopters. They were early purchasers of both the AS350 & AS355, specifically G-BMAV and G-OMAV.

From new they were both operated by McAlpine...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2011, 12:54
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Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Lord Glendyne

Robert Nivison, Bt, 3rd Baron Glendyne, senior partner in R Nivison & Co - stockbrokers.

G-BGIM may have replaced a Jetranger but I am not sure. It kept the standard AS cs for a long time but...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2011, 12:41
Replies: 2,582
Views: 2,329,454
Posted By Ahh de Havilland

Shawline

My knowledge of Shawline is pretty limited too. A base at Brands Hatch, and they closed down very soon after delivery of Squirrel G-BGCW.

According to their advert of April 79 selling up the...
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