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Wessex HU5 XT761 Flies!!!

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  • Historic Heli
    Rank 3 Registered User
    • Jul 2018
    • 25

    Wessex HU5 XT761 Flies!!!

    An historic day at Historic Helicopters!
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 4543

    Great news! Well done!
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    • D1566
      Needs retiring.
      • Apr 2006
      • 2101

      Excellent news (how do those things fly ... ? )


      • Wyvernfan
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Oct 2007
        • 5762

        What a fantastic sight and sound. Well done all.

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        • Tin Triangle
          Bright Young Thing
          • Dec 2009
          • 1214

          Brilliant news, well done guys! Looking forward to seeing this beauty on the circuit
          Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.


          • Pulsar-xp
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2012
            • 148

            Is this the only flying Wessex? I saw them flying here in the seventies. They were based in Gtersloh and sometimes they were flying out of Detmold.


            • 1batfastard
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2013
              • 3279

              Hi All,
              I was just on and came across this news, I did try the Facebook link above but cannot sign as I do not have an account, anyway the video below was in a link provided along with a few still shots. Hearty congratulations to all the team from the bottom to the top....

              (The first time since 6th November 1986 XT761 (G-WSEX) takes to the air, The only flying Westland Wessex MK 5 in the world.)



              • ZRX61
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • May 2005
                • 4609

                At least the pilot is now signed off for hovering
                If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.


                • Fouga23
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2006
                  • 2256

                  What a great day and what an amazing achievement!
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                  • J Boyle
                    With malice towards none
                    • Oct 2004
                    • 9639

                    Originally posted by ZRX61 View Post
                    At least the pilot is now signed off for hovering
                    And as a helicopter pilot, I can confirm that is a major miletone!

                    Well done to all involved. I heartened to see a historic helicopter being preserved and flown.

                    Helicopters have been largely been ignored by the historic aviation community for too long.
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