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  • 2-SOAR


    SE318C Alouette II 2-SOAR (cn.2204) as seen at Lydd Airport in December 2020 (Photo by Martin Lulham)

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    • Helipixman
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      Excellent - first photo of this Alouette πŸ‘

    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Grazie Elipix.

      There now seem to be a few Alouette II's on the Guernsey register.



  • SA316B HB-ZEQ as seen in Lauberhorn, Switzerland on 13th January 2008 (Photo by Markus Herzig)


    Austrian Army Alouette III in Austria NFI

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    • SA315B RA-05740 (cn.2654) as seen at Mostovoy Airfield, Russia in December 2020
      (Photo courtesy of Avia member Kirill)



      Air Zermatt SA315B HB-XND (cn.2624) in Switzerland NFI

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      • SA316B 211 (cn.1983) as seen at Casement Baldonnel on 21st September 2007

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        • Mini Alouette II

          First pictures of my Heller 1/48 Alouette II G-IPJK (note the Gazelle under construction in background)

          Still to put some finishing touches to the Alouette, fine detail will be gained from photos I have !

          Then to finish the Gazelle, not sure what scheme I want yet but it will be my own rather than an Army, Navy of RAF scheme not really into that ! Like to personalise my models. Already have two Jetrangers and a Hughes 500 in same scale.




          Last edited by Helipixman; 14th February 2021, 18:45.

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          • Savoia
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            Bravo Elipix, very nice! πŸ‘



        • 2-HAWK Sold to Iceland

          SA318C Alouette II 2-HAWK (c/n 2068) has become TF-KBG in recent days.

          Owner is GuΓ°bergur P GuΓ°bergsson.

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          • Savoia
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            Grazie Jos, so much appreciated! πŸ‘

        • 2-ALOU


          SE313B Alouette II 2-ALOU (cn.1583) as seen at Horsham St. Faith on 13th April 2021 (Photo by Graham Reeve)

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          • 2-STEV


            SE3130 Alouette II 2-STEV (cn.1388) as seen at Popham Airfield on 23rd June 2021 (Photo by Michael Thorne)

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            • Parts Wanted

              Does anyone know of a serviceable set of Alouette III or Lama main rotor blades for sale?

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            • TF-KBG Cancelled from Icelandic Register

              TF-KBG, SA318C Alouette II, c/n 2068, was recently cancelled from the Icelandic aircraft register. Fate is not known.

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              • Savoia
                Savoia commented
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                Grazie Jos, much appreciated! πŸ‘



            • TF-KBG to G-ESJA

              SA318C Alouette II TF-KBG (c/n 2068) was registered G-ESJA on 03-Sep-2021.

              Owner is Gudbergur Gudbergsson (Iceland). This is the same owner as for TF-KBG.

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              • Savoia
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                Grazie Jos! πŸ‘

            • Originally posted by Savoia View Post

              Air Gregory SE3130 Alouette II G-AVEE (cn 1203) as seen at Plymouth's Roborough Airport on 17th October 1970 (Photo: Chris England)
              Gay Absalom and Mike Smith in the background

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              • Savoia
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                Grazie Andy, much appreciated! πŸ‘

                I only have 15 hours piston time, on the 300, and these were flown with Mike. I wonder if he is still with us?

            • Scottish Forestry Helicopters

              There is an interesting website with Lama and Alouette photos plus other aircraft engaged in Scottish forestry work.

              There is a nice shot of Dollar's Lama G-AZNI after it force landed in the forestry plough after the engine wound down while under slinging.

              https://www.forestry-memories.org.uk...-Forestry-Work

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              • Savoia
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                Very interesting indeed Andy πŸ‘ and I think I have shared one or more photos from the site over the years.

            • A Second Life for the Alouette III







              This is the Alouette M III Helicopter manufactured by Aileron Helicopters located in Dnipro City, Ukraine. We havey made very many upgrades including the airframe being made up of composite material, We have also installed modern avionics, crash resistant fuel tank, autopilot GFC 600, air-conditioning system and we have received aviation authority certification.

              If you would like to know more about this helicopter, please email me at the address at the end of this post.




              Alouette Spares Available

              I have spare parts of a used Alouette III including a main rotor gearbox, main rotor blades, tail rotor head, tail rotor blades, transmissions, main rotor head and other parts.

              Most of the parts are at 258 hrs TT and 527 hrs, all these parts are being offered for sale at a low price so that I can clear these spares.

              Please email me at the address below for further details.

              Jensen

              aileronhelicopters@gmail.com

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              • Memories from Dollar

                After leaving the Army I served with several civilian operators including Dollar Helicopters. The shots below feature Dollar's SA315B Lama G-DASL (cn.2537) operating in Scotland in 1979. Dollar bought this aircraft in April 1979 and sold her a year later to France where she became F-GCLB.







                The above photo was taken just after an old guy had ignored a stop marshall further down the road and had driven under the aircraft. He had glasses with lenses as thick as bottle bottoms and could only just see over the steering wheel. I remember the pilot looking down on his Morris Minor and shaking his head.

                Ex-Dollar staff will recognise the "The Great White" support van in the background. Slightly unusual site on the side of a public road. The Great White was lucky to have survived to this point, as it had been parked up without the handbrake on, rolled towards a steep drop and had been saved by someone jumping in at the last moment!











                Last edited by AndyM; 1 week ago.

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                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  ' .. 𝒂𝒔 π’Šπ’• 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 π’‘π’‚π’“π’Œπ’†π’… 𝒖𝒑 π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰π’π’–π’• 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‰π’‚π’π’…π’ƒπ’“π’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒐𝒏, 𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 π’•π’π’˜π’‚π’“π’…π’” 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒅𝒓𝒐𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒅 π’ƒπ’š π’”π’π’Žπ’†π’π’π’† π’‹π’–π’Žπ’‘π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’ 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 π’Žπ’π’Žπ’†π’π’•!' β€” Ha ha, great stuff Andrea! πŸ˜„ You've shared some really nice Lama nostalgia with us, bravo! πŸ‘

                • Helipixman
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                  Great shots again AndyM, I was a regular at Cumbernauld when they had the Lamas there and have many photos of them, also Dollar Lamas including the two Swedish registered examples. Many of my early photos of the Dollar fleet are taken at Bagington. I must start to put some on here !

              • The Sole SE3130 in Croatia 9A-HAT as seen in April 2009







                Sadly, this machine force landed in May 2018 (luckily with no injuries or worst) and badly damaged.

                http://www.ain.hr/Investigations/Get...ra-Alouette-II

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                • Savoia
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                  Nice shots of 9A-HAT Zis πŸ‘ although one is sad to hear of her mishap. As you say, thankfully no one was hurt.
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