Visits : Historic Helicopters

The Society’s first foray post Covid pandemic saw a small group travel to Historic Helicopters Chard. Rosanne, our visits organiser did us proud with this opening visit as although this is a small organisation, the huge enthusiasm of our members was matched by our wonderful guide Peter and his young assistant. Peter gave us a detailed briefing in the HHC Boardroom which was bedecked with all sorts of helicopter memorabilia and had individuals recalling connections with said exhibits. We then went into their two hangars where ‘no cat could be swung’ and carefully manoeuvred our way around, peering into open doors and hatches of the Sea Kings, Wessex, Lynx, Whirlwind, Widgeon and the owner’s Sikorsky S-76A, all the while hearing the informative Peter and his detailed commentary on each aircraft’s history and statistics.
Thank you very much HHC (and Rosanne) for giving us such an excellent  visit.