Gazelle Squadron is operational for 2017.

  • Posted on: 12 April 2017

The Squadron is now fully prepared and the 2017 season is under way, our display pilots performed their routine in front of a CAA examiner at Kemble in early March and succesfully received their Display Authorisation.

G-ZZEL, which is still in it's civilian colours received it's permit to fly in early April and it is hoped that XZ321 our Gulf war Gazelle will receive it's permit before the end of April, this is the result of an outstanding effort over the Winter and Spring seasons by our engineers at Falcon Aviation.

Last weekend under blue skies and a searing sun the Squadron attended both the Gazelle 50 celebration event at Middle Wallop - home of the Army Air Corps and also the World at War event at the helicopter museum at Weston Super Mare, both events were extremely successful.

Over the Easter break we look forward to delivering the Easter Bunny, laden with Easter eggs to Naomi House & Jack's place, one of our charities for 2017, our other charities are Julia's House an award winning children's hospice catering for very poorly children in Wiltshire and of course we retain our links with BLESMA for 2017.

There are a number of events with whom we are continuing to negotiate, including flying displays at Silverstone Classic a 3 day event (28-30th July) and Air Waves Portrush in Northern Ireland (2-3rd Sept) and we anticipate further interest in our activities thanks to a fantastic feature on the Squadron written by Michael Clegg, a journalist from Airfix/Hornby, who writes positively of his experiences at one of our recent training days.

For a full list of our confirmed events please visit our events page and remember that our online shopping facility is now live.

G-ZZEL is the latest addition to the Sqn's fleet.