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Stepping in to 2018

  • Posted on: 6 January 2018

Happy New Year from the team.

Over the final months of 2017 we've been busy converting aircraft radios, cleaning and polishing helicopters servicing our ground support equipment and in a week or so we'll be getting together for the first of our pre-season training days. Generally the first training day of the season will include our mandatory training, helicopter handling, airfield health and safety, First Aid, Flight Safety briefs and an update on the forthcoming season. All members of the team undergo the mandatory training.

Mike Green RIP

  • Posted on: 18 November 2017

The Gazelle Squadron and the wider rotary community are mourning the loss of Mike Green who sadly lost his life in yesterday's mid-air collision over the skies of Buckinghamshire.

Mike has been flying for many decades and was a pilot and instructor of immense military and civilian experience, there are numerous helicopter pilots within the UK who have been trained or assessed by him over the years.

Rotary aviation mourns the loss of a true gentleman and we send our prayers, thoughts and deepest condolences to his family.

Rest in Peace Mike.

October update

  • Posted on: 17 October 2017

In mid-September we enjoyed the hospitality of RAF Brize Norton at their families day and of course the RAF Scampton airshow which, given that the weather didn't play nicely served to pull a metaphorically damp curtain down on our show season, . We also provided our Sharks aircraft for a static display at HMS Daedalus.

We are now looking forward to a winter of training and giving our airframes a deep clean and the TLC that they deserve.

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.

A busy start to 2017

  • Posted on: 3 March 2017

The Team are working hard in preparation for 2017 .

We have enjoyed a number of successful training days over the winter during which the crews have been rehearsing and familiarising themselves with formation practices

At the same time, the groundcrews and technicians have been labouring to prepare the 2 new airframes for the season, these new aircraft which include our Op Granby Gazelle are awaiting CAA inspections to secure their permit to fly certification.

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