Phil Connolly of the Huey Team and MSS Holdings (UK) Ltd is proud to sponsor the Griffin Trophy at the Defence Helicopter School at RAF Shawbury.
The winner of the Griffin Trophy for Number 159 Course was Lieutenant Ben Lilley RN. He was presented with the award by Air Marshal Sean Reynolds CBE DFC RAF, Deputy Commander Capability and Air Member for Personnel and Capability, at the Course Graduation on 6 January 2017.
Sixty (Reserve) Squadron is part of the Defence Helicopter School at RAF Shawbury. The Squadron provides advanced multi engine helicopter training on the Bell 412 Griffin primarily to RAF aircrew prior to their conversion to operational types. On completion of the course pilots and crewmen are awarded their aircrew brevets. MSS Holdings sponsors the Griffin Trophy which is awarded to the course member who, in the opinion of the staff, has contributed to the spirit of Sixty Squadron and to the morale of the course whilst maintaining the military ethos.
AVIATION CLASSICS – Issue number 27 out now!!
Exciting news for all our Huey Fans!! Huey 509 is featured in the current edition of Aviation Classics which was released for sale on the 5th March 2015. The whole edition is dedicated to the Bell Huey and there is 12 page article on our very own Huey 509. The photographs were taken by the Aviation Classics team during a visit to our hangar in the autumn of 2014 and include shots of the internal sections which are normally only accessed by the pilots or the maintenance teams. The article gives a detailed technical and historical description of our helicopter and is available now at a RRP of £7.99 from stockists such as WHSmiths or from Aviation Classics direct. For more information please visit the Aviation Classics website www.aviationclassics.co.uk where you can find out details of all previous issues, purchase a digital copy of any of the issues or take advantage of an Aviation Classics subscription package.
NEW BOOK IN STOCK!
The Spitfire of helicopters, Bell’s AH-1 was the world’s first Attack helicopter. Born as an ‘interim’ type during the Vietnam War it has remained in continuous front- line service and production ever since – an unequalled record.
Buy it now in the Huey Shop
HUEY 509 FLYING DISPLAY
This footage was taken at the Heart of Scotland Airshow, Perth Airport, Scone in 2010 and features here with the kind permission of Malcolm Auld.
326 pages of history, stories and images – now in full colour - as told by the members of the 129th AHC and compiled by 129th veteran Bill Wolf.
Our Huey supported the troops of 129th AHC and we are extremely proud to offer this book for sale in our shop.
The foreward by Bill Wolf begins:
What follows is a moving record of personal accounts and photographs from members of the 129th of their time in Vietnam at work and during their time out. Also featured are stories and poems; some humorous, some sad, all extremely moving.
The original publication featured black and white photographs – they are now in full colour.
As Bill Wolf comments ‘ Many of these stories and poems reflect the history of the 129th as much as the ‘official records’ for they offer an insight into the mind of those who have witnessed much. They reflect the daily lives of the crews, their experiences, their tragedies and their honour’.
129th Air Assault Helicopter Company
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