Approaching Beach Lawns at Weston-super-Mare in
Somerset. UK, on the first of the Helidays in July 2001.
Thanks to Rod Holloway for this photograph.
|Click on any of the pictures below to enlarge.
|Landed on Beach Lawns on 27th July 2001, an Agusta Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican from the Italian Air Force. Based on the S-61, and used for SAR, medevac, and troop transport.
|First to land on 27th July was the PZL Sokol W-3W Anakonda Serial 0815, a Polish Navy search-and-rescue helicopter. Built in Poland and based at Gdynia-Oksywie.
|Landed on Beach Lawns late morning of 27th July 2001 the Italian Air Force crew disembark from their twin-engined Agusta AB212.
|Royal Norwegian Air Force SAR Westland Sea King Mk 43B, Ser.189, arrived on Friday 27th July 2001. Based at Ørland, near Trondheim.
|The crew of Gazelle SA341G,
G-LOYD, relax alongside on Saturday 28th July, having arrived from Duffield on the previous day.
|Belgian Air Force SAR Westland Sea King Mk 48, RS05, from 40 Squadron, Koksijde. Click on the banner below for the squadron's own site.
|RAF Boeing Chinook Type HC.2 ZA670/EY from 7 Squadron, RAF Odiham in Hampshire.
|Hughes 500 369HS Ser.03695, G-DADS, from Gloucestershire, piloted by Peter Turner .
|Nick Bailey's Westland Scout AH.1, XW798/G-ONEB, takes off for return to Chisledon.
|Army Air Corps Westland Scout AH.1, XT626, from the Historic Flight, based at Middle Wallop, Hampshire.
|Three Hueys, two Italian and one German, plus a French Air Force AS555 Fennec, take off together on their way home.
|German Luftwaffe's Bell UH-1D 'Huey' with one Lycoming T53 L13. Transport and rescue helicopter. Ser.71+43, LTG-63.
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