Westland Whirlwind HAR 10, G-BKHC.

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Does anyone know if this helicopter is still extant?

I believe it was de-registered around 1989.

BR

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Laurie - It might well be the machine stored by the Wings of Eagles museum in New York . They were formerly called the National Warplane Museum.

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Laurie, I have this as still being at a location at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, its ex RAF Serial being XP328.
The one in New York I have as G-BKHA Ex XJ763.

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I think the Whirlwind in New York is G-BKHA/XJ763. G-BKHC/XP328 was/is with Lodge Road Flying Services at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire

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Thanks guys.

I believe that the Tattershall Thorpe site was pretty well cleared out some time ago and was wondering where HC went from there.

The Wings of Eagles site just mentions a stored Whirlwind without giving details so I have emailed and asked the identity.

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Thanks, Skytrain, now we know which one is in New York.

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Thanks guys.

I believe that the Tattershall Thorpe site was pretty well cleared out some time ago and was wondering where HC went from there.

The Wings of Eagles site just mentions a stored Whirlwind without giving details so I have emailed and asked the identity.

BR

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XP328 is still there according to a photo on www.demobbed.org.uk

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And they got the tail-rotor rotation direction wrong on XJ763...!.

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Circa 1989 I met a fellow who had a Whirlwind.
I saw it somewhere and he allowed me to sit in the PIC seat...not without some scalp blood shed caused by hitting something on entry.

IIRC, he was the head of a USAF base flying club.

I think the helicopter was soon damaged in a roll-over.

Anyone with any details? Was it BKHC?

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And they got the tail-rotor rotation direction wrong on XJ763...!.

erm...like it mattered when they dumped it there.

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There are still 2 whirlwinds at Tattershall... I saw them last month when I flew over!

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so whats happening to the Tattershall Thorpe Whirlwinds ??

are they dumped, available, or up for gate gaurd/restoration by the owner ??.

any one have any Idea ??

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so whats happening to the Tattershall Thorpe Whirlwinds ??

are they dumped, available, or up for gate gaurd/restoration by the owner ??.

any one have any Idea ??

It's a very poor quality photo but you can see the two Whirlwinds in this photo.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6980568531_97c82601ec_z.jpg

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Many Thanks for the Photo of the Whirlwinds, VX927 ..

very interesting, I did email the scrap yard, but as of yet I have not recieved a reply .

but the photo is great VX927.. Hmm, wonder what is in store for these to old birds

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No its not an HCC.12 they are all accounted for.

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Many Thanks for the Photo of the Whirlwinds, VX927 ..

very interesting, I did email the scrap yard, but as of yet I have not recieved a reply .

but the photo is great VX927.. Hmm, wonder what is in store for these to old birds

The fact they are in a scrappy may suggest a future, but of course isn't necessarily final....

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Roger Windley has delt with all sorts of aircraft over the years as an insurance store and himself as an operator. The reason they still exist is that its a bit removed from being a traditional 'scrappy' !