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TIME TO X-RAY OUR SCOUT MAIN ROTOR BLADES

As a part of maintaining our Scout helicopter for flying duties at the Historic Army Aircraft Flight (HAAF), we need to inspect the Main Rotor Blades on a regular basis.  The largely metal blades on the Scout have proven to be quite low-maintenance over the years but to be sure that they are safe to fly, we also carry out…

1940’s AVIONICS AND INSTRUMENTS (UNRAVELLED)

If you have read previous HAAF blogs you will be aware we are in the process of renovating a 1941 Mk 1 Auster. As a part of this work, we have rebuilt the cockpit instrument panel to provide a nice new mounting for our very old instruments. While poring over the work in progress, Tim Goble (pilot and HAAF board…

Events and Shows with The Historic Army Aircraft Flight

Imagine a world where the roar of vintage aircraft engines mingles with excited gasps from the crowd. Imagine many faces, young through to old, thrilled with the nostalgia of bygone times, captivated by the sights and smells of vintage engineering, all packaged up in distinctive historic helicopters and aircraft. Imagine being part of a team that has the unique privilege…