Sioux spotted

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I was in my garden cutting the grass wearing shorts(first time this year) when I heard a sound from long ago . Looked up and observed a Bell Sioux helicopter flying from west to east over the site of Meir aerodome in Stoke-on-Trent at 1400 hrs. anyone else observed this unusual sight or have a clue to the operator?

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According to G-INFO there are 15 Bell 47s registered in the UK at the moment with 11 having a current CoA.

Registration Status Serial No. Aircraft Type
G-ARXH R 40 BELL 47G
G-AXKO R WA720 WESTLAND BELL 47G-4A
G-AXKX R WA728 WESTLAND BELL 47G-4A
G-BAXS R 7908 BELL 47G-5
G-BBRI R 25158 BELL 47G-5A
G-BFEF R 1541 AGUSTA BELL 47G-3B-1
G-BFYI R WAN-17 WESTLAND BELL 47G-3B-1
G-BHAR R WAN-44 WESTLAND BELL 47G-3B-1
G-BHNV R WAT-222 WESTLAND BELL 47G-3B-1
G-CHOP R WAN-79 WESTLAND BELL 47G-3B-1 (MODIFIED)
G-CIGY R WAN-41 WESTLAND BELL 47G-3B-1
G-GGTT R 2538 AGUSTA BELL 47G-4A
G-LHCI R 2639 BELL 47G-5
G-MASH R WA725 WESTLAND BELL 47G-4A
G-XTUN R WA382 WESTLAND BELL 47G-3B-1

RMR

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I was flying my Sioux helicopter near Stoke on Trent the other day when I heard an odd sound .I looked down and saw a most unusual sight ,a man in a pair of shorts cutting his grass with a lawnmower.Does anyone know.......!!

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I was in my garden cutting the grass wearing shorts(first time this year) when I heard a sound from long ago . Looked up and observed a Bell Sioux helicopter

Elf and safety could have a field day with this, no leg protection, no ear protection, distraction while using machinery, lack of recency on mower, lack of recency in shorts, an accident waiting to happen.

Richard