About the Gazelle Squadron
The Gazelle Squadron Display Team was established in 2014 and currently perform as a two aircraft flying display and provide additional aircraft for static display at airshows across the United Kingdom . We are increasing our flying display capability in 2020 by stating our ambition to provide a 4-ship display and adding to the number of pilots that are cleared (CAA) to display the aircraft. The Squadron consists of around 38 volunteers who supply their time and skills throughout the year to ensure that our aircraft are displayed in prime condition and operated safely at all times.
In addition to displaying at public events, we also provide static display aircraft to a number of smaller private events, schools and other, generally local shows including schools and village fetes.
Based at our private airfield near to Hurstbourne Tarrant in Hampshire, supported by CAA approved maintenance organisation Falcon Aviation Ltd, we maintain a fleet of former military Westland Gazelle helicopters from the Army Air Corps, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines.
Whilst all personnel are civilian volunteers, the team adheres to a traditional military structure and many are experienced former military pilots, engineers and ground crew, most of whom have performed with the Army Air Corps Eagles and Royal Navy's Sharks display teams.