In Wessex Country

A great week of aviation action, if not so much great weather. Thursday saw the first Historic Helicopters Open Day take place on home soil, at their base near Chard. Arriving the day before to glorious sunshine and and a warm breeze, the day in question, was not as pleasant. It was though perhaps fitting of the weather experienced by these classic rotary birds, in their operational lives. Weather prevented the full display programme from taking place, but opened up enough for the final slot of the day, with patches of blue sky appearing above. In a true British style, the perseverance of the majority of those visiting was commendable, with many remaining on site through wind, rain and clouds. We were all just glad to reward their efforts in the final slot when the Wessex, Whirlwind, Sea King, Scout and Wasp took to the air, with their distinctive shapes and sounds in the sky. Great to work with @HistoricHelicopters and and of course the font of knowledge that is Ben Dunnell.