14-Sep-2015 Source: 705 NAS
The Helicopter Museum was thrilled to welcome four aircraft from 705 Naval Air Squadron on 30th July 2015. 11 members of 705 NAS plus the station photographer made the flight down, in formation, taking in several landmarks on the way.
The museum is the world’s largest dedicated helicopter museum housing over 80 displayed aircraft including the World Speed Record Holder G-Lynx and a Russian Hind Gunship. There is a strong relationship between the museum and the military aviation world and it was the perfect opportunity for the new CO 705 NAS, Lt Cdr Scott Hughes RN, to continue that relationship and visit the museum while combining formation and navigation training en route.
On arrival the personnel from 705 NAS were given a tour of the museum with a number of the more senior aviators reminiscing fondly over aircraft they flew in the past. CO 705 NAS summed up the day as ‘An excellent opportunity for developing and honing staff skill sets, and flying the flag for the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), while taking advantage of the superb facilities available to us at Weston Helicopter Museum. A great day out!’.
The personnel that took part are Lt Cdr Hughes RN, Lt Booth RN, Lt Irwin RN, Flt Lt Toogood, Flt Lt Barnett, Mr Wilkinson, Mr Witcombe, Mr Jackson, Mr Peterson, Mr Hall, Mr Hulme and Mr Forshaw (station photographer).