XZ934 | Westland Gazelle HT.3

  • Aircraft type: Westland SA.341D Gazelle HT.3
  • Construction number: 1736
  • Military serial: XZ934
  • Civilian registration: G-CBSI

XZ934 was built as a Gazelle HT.3 for the Royal Air Force by Westland Helicopters Ltd at their Weston-Super-Mare factory in Somerset.

It flew from Weston to RNAY Wroughton for short term storage on 10 August 1978. After spending 8 months at Wroughton, XZ934 was finally delivered to the RAF 2 Flying Training School at RAF Shawbury on 19 June 1979.

As with most of the RAF Gazelles it spent all its life training helicopter pilots at 2FTS and wore the squadron code ā€˜Uā€™ during this time.

In June 2002 it was sold to the private sector and was allocated the CAA civilian registration G-CBSI and in 2014 it was repainted in the 32 squadron VIP colour scheme worn by Gazelle HCC.4s whilst in service.

Sierra India is now owned by Peter Unwn, a stalwart supporter of the Gazelle Squadron and is a regular feature at UK airshows.