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100 years of Westland preserved by new website

100 years of Westland preserved by new website

The 100-years story of Westland is being told through a series of recorded oral histories with people who worked at the Yeovil factory on a new website launched today (17th Jan).   The website – Westland100.org.uk – features the voices of more than 30 former Westland employees and is the result of an 18-month project… Read more »

Source: Westland, 24-Jan-18

Wessex Helicopter Restoration goes on Display

Wessex Helicopter Restoration goes on Display

A team at The Helicopter Museum, led by engineering volunteer Eric Butt, has just completed a seven year project to restore a 66 year old Westland Wessex helicopter, originally used by the manufacturer as an avionics development aircraft and then, from 1968, operated by the Royal Navy for anti-submarine and maritime surveillance work. Serialled XM328,… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 06-Dec-16

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World Record Holder receives Heritage Award

World Record Holder receives Heritage Award

28 years after setting up a new absolute world speed record for helicopters that is still unbroken ,Westland Lynx G-LYNX at The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare has received a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers(IMechE). Previous recipients have included Concorde,the Mallard locomotive and the Jaguar E- Type. IMechE was originally established… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 29-Sep-14

17-Jul-14 XS568 Westland Wasp Gosport, UK

Damaged when fell off the back of a lorry near the gate of HMS Sultan, Gosport

18-Jul-14

24-Mar-12 G-BXRR Westland Scout Northampton, UK

Pilot flared on final approach to hotel landing site but helicopter did not slow down as quickly as he expected so he increased the flare attitude, causing the tail to strike the ground. The helicopter started to yaw to the right, pilot lowered the collective, resulting in a heavy landing. The pilot and his passengers… Read more »

24-Mar-12

One of the last Westland Wasps written off

One of the last Westland Wasps written off

In a somewhat bizarre accident, Westland Wasp G-BZPP was written off Saturday at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in the UK.  The helicopter was hovering at low level when it was hit from behind by a taxying fixed wing Starduster aircraft. It was one of the very last airworthy Wasps remaining in the world HeliHub.com… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-11

05-Mar-11 G-BZPP Westland Wasp HAS.1 Yeovilton, UK

Helicopter was hovertaxying when it was hit from behind hy a Starduster fixed wing aircraft.  All occupants from both aircraft are OK

05-Mar-11