Airbox continue to sponsor The Gazelle Squadron in 2017

  • Posted on: 14 November 2016

The Gazelle Squadron is delighted that it has been able to continue it's sponsorship arrangement with Airbox Aerospace.

Airbox have kindly agreed to continue providing the Squadron's display pilots with access to their market leading RUNWAY HD software.

Flight Safety is paramount and the clarity with which the award winning Runway HD software combines airspace, meteorological and navigation data is essential in a busy cockpit..

UK Gazelle helicopters to have lives extended until 2025

  • Posted on: 26 July 2016

IHS Jane's have reported today, 26 July 2016, that the Westland Gazelle AH.1 is to remain in service with the British Army Air Corps until 2025, making the type 54 years old when it is due to be retired.

The British Army's Westland Gazelle AH.1 observation and utility helicopters are to remain in service for another nine years, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

This extension will take the Gazelle past its 50th anniversary in UK military service in 1971 and make it the oldest helicopters in active UK inventory.

Squadron is cleared to fly for 2016

  • Posted on: 3 June 2016

On Tuesday 31 May 2016, the Gazelle Squadron Display Team flew to RAF Abingdon in Oxfordshire with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Display Authorisation Evaluator.

The CAA display authorisation is a mandatory process for any pilot that wishes to perform a flying display in the UK, and involves many months of planning, practicing and evaluating flying display routines, aircraft and aircrew performance.

Squadron's second nightshoot is a glowing success

  • Posted on: 9 March 2016

The Gazelle Squadron Display Team hosted their second night photoshoot on the evening of Saturday 5 March 2016.

Fifty aviation enthusiasts and photographers assembled from sunset until 9pm to photograph a number of aircraft against the unique backdrops that Bourne Park has to offer.

Throughout the evening, the Squadron offered tea and coffee, fizzy drinks, soup, and - perhaps most importantly - cake, to those attending, to help ward off the cold temperatures of a clear March evening.

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Airbox continue to sponsor The Gazelle Squadron in 2017

  • Posted on: 14 November 2016

The Gazelle Squadron is delighted that it has been able to continue it's sponsorship arrangement with Airbox Aerospace.

Airbox have kindly agreed to continue providing the Squadron's display pilots with access to their market leading RUNWAY HD software.

Flight Safety is paramount and the clarity with which the award winning Runway HD software combines airspace, meteorological and navigation data is essential in a busy cockpit..

UK Gazelle helicopters to have lives extended until 2025

  • Posted on: 26 July 2016

IHS Jane's have reported today, 26 July 2016, that the Westland Gazelle AH.1 is to remain in service with the British Army Air Corps until 2025, making the type 54 years old when it is due to be retired.

The British Army's Westland Gazelle AH.1 observation and utility helicopters are to remain in service for another nine years, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

This extension will take the Gazelle past its 50th anniversary in UK military service in 1971 and make it the oldest helicopters in active UK inventory.

Squadron is cleared to fly for 2016

  • Posted on: 3 June 2016

On Tuesday 31 May 2016, the Gazelle Squadron Display Team flew to RAF Abingdon in Oxfordshire with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Display Authorisation Evaluator.

The CAA display authorisation is a mandatory process for any pilot that wishes to perform a flying display in the UK, and involves many months of planning, practicing and evaluating flying display routines, aircraft and aircrew performance.

Squadron's second nightshoot is a glowing success

  • Posted on: 9 March 2016

The Gazelle Squadron Display Team hosted their second night photoshoot on the evening of Saturday 5 March 2016.

Fifty aviation enthusiasts and photographers assembled from sunset until 9pm to photograph a number of aircraft against the unique backdrops that Bourne Park has to offer.

Throughout the evening, the Squadron offered tea and coffee, fizzy drinks, soup, and - perhaps most importantly - cake, to those attending, to help ward off the cold temperatures of a clear March evening.