FAI recognises Helicopter Museum

The FAI has recognised The Helicopter Museum in Weston super Mare as an "FAI Recommended Venue for Education". The museum houses exhibits such as The Queens Royal flight and Bell UH-1H "Huey".
David Monks, FAI CIG UK delegate, presents Elfan ap Rees, FAI CIG Vice President and Museum founder, with the Recommended venue certificate. They are pictured in front of G-LYNX the current world speed record holder.

The museum is always worth a visit and now that's official!

Robinson Safety Course availability in Mallorca.

Club member, Johnny Greenall at Balearic Helicopters is holding a Robinson safety course in the sunshine from October 26th to 28th 2017. 

Dick Sandford , also a club member, is taking the course over both days and the itinerary includes two days of ground school, dinner with Dick and a one hour flight with R44 flight training on Saturday.

There are two places left and Johnny is offering these to club members at a 10% discount €1,485.00 inc IVA. For more info please contact Johnny direct johnny@balearic-helicopters.com

Paintings for Sale
The RAeC is selling 10 paintings from the collection. All the valuations are those of the RAeC, you may bid whatever you like. Bids are to be submitted to Dick Poole, dickpoole@btinternet.com or 01428 648662. 

List of Services

Helicopter Event at Royal Aeronautical Society, London Tuesday 10th October, 18.00hrs.
Bruno Guimbal, the designer of the Cabri G2 helicopter, has been invited to give the 2017 Cierva Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on Tuesday 10th October. The UK currently has the world’s largest fleet of Cabri helicopters and several HCGB members are already Cabri owners. 
Bruno will be speaking about his motivation to produce the Cabri, his design philosophy and the very different processes of Certification by both EASA and the FAA. We can also expect to hear reference to the parallel programme on behalf of a third party to develop a diesel powered drone derivative of the Cabri. What other possibilities might that open up? Earlier this year Bruno Guimbal was awarded the 2017 Breguet Trophy for his contribution to rotorcraft technology.     
Please book directly with the Royal Aeronautical Society. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions please contact Cabri owner Roy Harford; rhar107@aol.com
Check the Royal Aeronautical Society Website
British claim for FAI world record - Peter Wilson has world record ratified by the FAI.
HCGB Club member Peter Wilson has had his record attempt for speed over a recognised course ratified by the FAI. 
Peter flew from Booker to Stellenbosch in South Africa and back again to successfully claim three world records in his R66 G-DIGA earlier this year. After successfully completing the journey, Peter submitted his dossier to back up his world record claim.
Congratulations to Peter!
FAI Proficiency Certificates
Applying for proficiency certificates is a relatively easy process which can be done by completing a simple application form. There are three to apply for - bronze, silver and gold. The requirements for Certificates of Proficiency are here for downloading along with the application form. Once completed, please email david@djme.co.uk as the form requires the signature of the FAI UK delegate for verification.
FAI Certificates of Proficiency
Open Day at HeliGroup, Oxford Airport
HeliGroup is hosting an informal and relaxed open day at Oxford Airport on the 30th July 2017. They will have a number of Guimbal Cabri G2’s on display along with an additional Cabri available for short demonstration flight for interested parties.
Refreshments will be presented over the course of the event. They wish to provide the UK helicopter community with the opportunity to fly into Oxford, meet the team, have a look at the G2 and generally socialise with likeminded owners.
If you are interested in attending, please email your details to sarah.harper@heligroup.com.
Places are limited
Heli Expo UK is just round the corner!!
This year promises to be a great event with three races being run side by side - The Queens Cup, The Heli UK Expo Challenge Cup and the first leg of the Helicopter World Cup.  As well as UK crews there are crews from Russia, Belarus, Austria and the Czech Republic taking part. June 1st is practice day and the main event is over two days - June 2nd and 3rd. Join us in the HCGB members marquee - prebooking is essential.
Complimentary tickets available on line for entry to Heli UK Expo and booking for a place in the marquee is via Jeremy James in the normal manner. A Heli UK Expo ticket will not give entry to the HCGB marquee.
The Globe Theatre, London
The performance schedule is attached for the  2017 Globe summer schedule. Similarly to last year, the CAA are going to distribute an Aeronautical Information Circular for us and NATS are re-issuing the Terminal Control TOI which was in place for the past 4 seasons. In 2013 the  position of the Globe Theatre was confirmed as: WI 1NM RADIUS LOCATION 513028N 0000552W (GLOBE THEATRE, CENTRAL LONDON). Consideration to the theatre has been requested.
Globe Performance Schedule 2017
The latest Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom newsletter is available for download
Spring 2017 Newsletter
The HCGB is delighted to announce it will be hosting the Queen's Air Race Challenge Cup for 2017. The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom awarded the event to the HCGB. Her Majesty The Queen approved the gift of the trophy to the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom in 2010 and events were held in 2011 (British Aerobatic Association), 2012 (British Microlight Aircraft Association), 2013 (British Balloon & Airship Club) and 2016 (British Model Flying Association). The trophy is of Irish silver and dates from around 1719 . It has the Royal Arms on one side and the words “The Queen’s Air Race Challenge Cup” on the other. The Air Challenge Cup will be flown at Heli UK Expo at Wycombe Air Park 1st to 3rd June and will be awarded to the winning British crew. The Cup will be awarded to the winning British Crew and will be presented to them at the annual Royal Aero Club Awards at the RAF Club in Piccadilly as well as the presentation to be held when the event has ben flown. This is a very unique opportunity for British crews and entries are being accepted from crews who wish to participate.
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