We were very pleased to accept an invitation to attend the Helitech 2005 show at The
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, on 27-29 September 2005.
Our aim was to raise some much needed funds for the North West Air Ambulance and we
would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put some money in our
This event is an international affair with exhibitors and visitors, both military and
civilian, coming from all over the world to showcase their helicopter related products.
We had a fabulous reception from everyone we met throughout the 3 day show. We met some
of the guys form the CAA who were delighted to have the opportunity to sit in the
cockpit! See the attached photos of Leon Winnert! We also met up with Phil's past flying
instructor, Jeff Connolly (no relation)! It was a pleasure too, to meet Marvin Kottman,
the man who had worked so hard for us to obtain the export licence to enable us to bring
the huey to the UK. We had spent many hours talking on the phone and exchanging emails
but had never met!
The huey was expertly moved into position among the other helicopters on display by
TLC Handling Ltd, www.tlchelilift.com a company
owned by Tony Hancock. We would like to thank him.
It wasn't all work and no play! The organizers had arranged for a party for all the
exhibitors to be held in the American Hangar, complete with drinks and nibbles and WW2
music provided by the wonderful John Miller Orchestra! This gave us the opportunity to
have a look at the amazing exhibits in there, including, off course, a UH-1H! We are
rather biased but we think ours is a lot prettier!
We would like to thank the show organizers for inviting us!
The Huey team.
Helitech 2005 Photos