Thursday, 19 May 2011

Web training

An interesting day so far. I'm in Taunton for the SW Fed committee meeting which is now being followed by some web training for using our new website.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

SW Fed Annual General Meeting - Bristol

SW Fed is pleased to announce that their AGM will be held in Bristol on Friday 24th June. The morning session will be held at Blaise Castle, a mansion house on the outskirts of the  city, followed by an opportunity to spend the afternoon at MShed, Bristol's new museum which opens just the week before.

For more details and to find out how to book, take a look at the SW Fed website...

Saturday, 14 May 2011

FSC Weston 2011

Well, it really has been all systems go here in sunny Weston today. The hangar has been buzzing with the sound of a number of flight simulators, including a display by the Virtual Red Arrows whose virtual pilots from across Europe met online to create flying formations on one big screen in our hangar.

We have also had visits from Polo Aviation, flying their JetRanger G-BEWY, and a police helicopter, the Eurocopter EC135 and air ambulances from the region. More visits and pleasure flights expected tomorrow!

Now, it is time to start preparing for an evening of disco-70's style. Flares at the ready.....

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Robinson R66 to visit

A new helicopter being introduced to the UK will visit The Helicopter Museum on Sunday morning. The Robinson R66 is a new low cost 5 seat turbine helicopter aimed at private owners and commercial operators. The Robinson Company ,of Torrance, California is already well known for its piston helicopter range but this is its first turbine helicopter, aimed at the JetRanger replacement market. The visit will be the first by the helicopter in the West Country and it is expected to be at the museum on show and for demo flights for approximately two hours from 10.30 onwards.