Historic helicopters night shoot 2020
On the 25th October 2020, Threshold.Aero held it's first night photo shoot at Historic Helicopters near Chard. The first event was to feature the RAF Rescue element of Historic Helicopters with the Westland Whirlwind and Sea King featuring in the line up, the Sea King HC.4 also made an appearance to boost the line up to three helicopters. Unfortunately the weather did not play ball with some horrible rainy conditions throughout the shoot, this made photography extremely difficult throughout the evening but I did manage some good images as displayed below.
Historic Helicopters was established in 2013 by Andrew Whitehouse with an aim to restore and operate vintage UK built helicopters, the first helicopter in the fleet was the Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 and now includes a Wessex, Lynx and Sea King helicopters. The fleet currently consists of the following helicopters.
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XR729
Westland Wessex HU.5 XT761
Westland Wessex HU.5 XT771
Westland Sea King HAR.3 XZ597
Westland Sea King HAR.3
Westland Sea King HC.4 ZF122
Westland Lynx AH.7
The fleet is every expanding with the recent purchase of two ex Belgian Air Force Sea Kings which will arrive in the UK soon.