Guernsey puts first helicopter on its aircraft register

Guernsey puts first helicopter on its aircraft register

2-Jul-2014 Source:

Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands associated with the UK, started its own aircraft register on six months ago and was allocated the prefix 2-…. by the International Communications Union.

From a start in December 2013, the registration office has not been a busy one, with just 18 aircraft registered in six and a half months. The first helicopter has now been registered, a corporate S76A+ based on the private island of Brecqhou just off Guernsey itself – a minor change from its previous British registration G-BYDF. The helicopter was purchased in 1998 from Japan, arriving with very low hours. The owners are the reclusive Barclay brothers, twins best known as owners of the Telegraph newspaper titles, the Ritz hotel and Littlewoods retail stores.  For information about the particular aircraft, read this page

The registration prefix has already inspired a handful of options to make us smile. Various types of light aircraft carry the following 2-HIGH 2-ROAM 2-BOYS and 2-PLAY (hey, lucky the prefix was 2- not 4- on that last one…. Ed.)

Photo courtesy of Gama Aviation

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