The Team are working hard in preparation for 2017 .
We have enjoyed a number of successful training days over the winter during which the crews have been rehearsing and familiarising themselves with formation practices
At the same time, the groundcrews and technicians have been labouring to prepare the 2 new airframes for the season, these new aircraft which include our Op Granby Gazelle are awaiting CAA inspections to secure their permit to fly certification.
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..
Early in Sept a crew from the Squadron visited RNAS Yeovilton in our "Sharks" Gazelle to add to the nostalgia surrounding the 70th Anniversary of the first deck landing at sea by none other than Alan Bristow in a Sikorsky Hoverfly.
Read the full article on the Navy Wings website.
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.
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