|The 18th Weston International Helidays opened on Friday 25th July and continued until Sunday 27th July 2008. One of the first arrivals was the German Navy's Sea King HAS.41, 89-64, based at Kiel and painted in its SAR 50th Anniversary Colour Scheme.
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|Westland SA341C Gazelle HT.2, G-CBGZ, was previously ZB646 with 705 Squadron RNAS.
|The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance now operates Eurocopter EC135T2+, G-DORS.
|From the German MTHR 25th Regiment, Laupheim, was this CH-53GS, with Serial 84-42.
|Heliflight's Robinson R22 Beta, G-OASH, was built in 1988 and previously registered N262ZZ.
|Bell 412EP Griffin HT.1, ZJ240, came from the DHFS No.60 Sqn SAR Training Unit at RAF Valley.
|MD Helicopters Hughes 369E, G-TRUE, owned by Nick Bailey, had flown in from Draycot.
|Privately owned WS Gazelle HT.3, XW898, (G-CBXT), was originally at CFS Shawbury.
|G-JANI, a Robinson R44 Astro, is owned by JT Helicopters and was built in 1994.
|The much admired Bell 47G-5, G-BAXS, a regular at Helidays, making its 18th appearance.
|Great Western Air Ambulance's Eurocopter EC135T2, G-SPHU, based at Filton, was formerly with the Strathclyde Police.
|The latest version of Ben Cope's 'ring rotor' trials platform is the Bug Mk.4, which is unregistered while awaiting sponsorship.
|Another view of the German Navy's Westland Sea King HAS.41, Serial 89-64, from the SAR base at Kiel-Holtenau.
|Hungarian registered Aerospatiale SA342J Gazelle, HA-LFH, on 26 July 2008.
Many of the helicopters arranged to refuel at The Museum Helipad before or
after their Beach Lawns appearances. Thanks to Mike Reading for this photograph.
Weston Helidays 2008