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Weston Helidays 2004 Gallery and Report

German Army Bo105 arrives for Helidays 2004
Another Spectacular Helidays Weekend happened on
Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK, on 23rd, 24th & 25th July 2004
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CH-53G, 84+82, at Helidays 2004 Royal Navy Lynx HAS.3 at Helidays 2004 RNLAF CH-47D Chinook at Helidays 2004
From the German Army Air Corps this CH-53G, heavy transport helicopter, 84+82, from MTHR-15, is currently based at Rheine-Bentlage. Westland Lynx HAS.3, XZ238, from the Royal Navy's No.815 Squadron, carries the code 434 and is assigned to Endurance Flight at Yeovilton. The Royal Netherlands Air Force 298 Squadron, at Soesterberg, now part of the Tactical Helicopter Group, sent this Boeing CH-47D, ser D-665.
Hughes Model 500E, G-MRAJ Agusta HH-3F 'Pelican' from the Italian Air Force Westland Gazelle HT.2, G-CBGZ
Alan Jardine's McDonnell Douglas 369E (Model 500E), G-MRAJ, hovers briefly  before landing on Beach Lawns. The Agusta HH-3F Pelican, Ser. 15-32, of the Italian AF, is employed on SAR duties and is based at Trapani, in Sicily. This black Westland SA.341C Gazelle HT.2, G-CBGZ, was one of the first civil-registered machines to arrive at Helidays.
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Bell 412EP Griffin, ZJ239/R AB412SP, Ser. R-02 Bell 206B Jet Ranger, G-BXRY
Bell 412EP Griffin HT.1, ZJ239, from the Defence Helicopter Flying School which is run by FBS at RAF Shawbury. SAR helicopter AB412SP, serial R-02, is from 303 Squadron of the Royal Netherlands AF and is based at Leeuwarden. Bell 206B Jet Ranger, G-BXRY, c/n 208 was imported, in 1997, from the USA, where it had been registered as N4054G.
AAC Sud Alouette II, XR379 Robinson R-44 Astro, G-KYDD Agusta-Bell AB212AM, 4-66
The AAC Historic Flight flew their Sud Aviation Alouette II, XR379, from Middle Wallop, where it has been since 1961. Robinson R-44 Astro, G-KYDD, ready to land on Beach Lawns on Saturday after flying from Wellesbourne. Built in 1994. Agusta-Bell AB212AM, 4-66, came from the 604th Rescue and Liaison Flight at the Italian Air Force base near Grosseto.
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Helidays 2004 Gallery
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Thanks to WGS and the folks at HeliTorque.com for contributing several photos (including the gulls) to the Helidays 2004 pages. Go to their site for more words and pictures from WhirlyGirl, the crew of G-KYDD and others who enjoyed Weston Helidays in 2004.

Gulls hovering at Weston-super-Mare

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