A number of RAF helicopters are set to carry out a flypast over many components of Hampshire as a part of a commemorative flight round England.
It has been reported that as many as 10 RAF Puma helicopters might participate within the flypast on Wednesday (July 7) that’s being held to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the helicopters.
All through the afternoon, the helicopters will likely be seen over many key areas in Hampshire similar to Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Odiham and Blackbushe.
The RAF is marking 50 years for the reason that Puma helicopters had been introduced into service, with the plane having flown on plenty of missions throughout the globe over the past 5 a long time.
To mark the anniversary, the helicopters will likely be finishing a flypast round England after setting off from their house base of RAF Benson, in Oxfordshire.
They’re as a result of take off at 10am on Wednesday and can initially fly over components of Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire earlier than touchdown at RAF Scampton – the home of the Red Arrows – at 11.49am.
After a brief keep at RAF Scampton, the helicopters will depart and head north in the direction of Staffordshire, heading over Stafford itself earlier than going south into Herefordshire, alongside the Welsh border and into Wiltshire.
After Wiltshire, the helicopters are as a result of head into Hampshire from round 3.30pm, headed in the direction of the airfield at Center Wallop, south-west of Andover.
The helicopters will land at Center Wallop at round 3.34pm and can keep there till 5pm, when they’ll take off and proceed by Hampshire.
The helicopters will very briefly cross into Surrey, passing Camberley at 5.57pm and Frimley at 5.59pm, earlier than passing again into Hampshire and visiting Farnborough at 6.01pm.
Odiham will get one other flypast between 6.05pm and 6.15pm, earlier than the formation of helicopters start their journey again to RAF Benson, the place they’ll return at 6.31pm.
Beneath is the flypast route and timings in full. It will be important that that is at all times topic to vary relying on climate and different elements. The Hampshire instances are in daring:
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Benson – 10am
Halton – 10.20am
Tring – 10.21am
Walters Ash – 10.26am
Northolt – 10.35am
Hendon – 10.40am
Duxford – 10.58am
Wyton – 11.08am
Conington – 11.12am
Wittering – 11.19am
Barkston Heath – 11.30am
Cranwell – 11.33am
Waddington – 11.45am
Arrive at Scampton – 11.49am
Depart from Scampton – 1.30pm
Alrewas – 2.03pm
Stafford – 2.11pm
Stone – 2.13pm
Shawbury – 2.24pm
Shobdon – 2.43pm
Credenhill – 2.48pm
Chepstow – 3.04pm
Warminster – 3.21pm
Knook – 3.22pm
Boscombe Down – 3.30pm
Arrive at Center Wallop – 3.34pm
Depart from Center Wallop – 5pm
Andover – 5.03pm
Odiham – 5.15pm
Odiham – 5.35pm
Basingstoke – 5.38pm
Bramley – 5.40pm
Blackbushe – 5.46pm
Camberley – 5.57pm
Frimley – 5.59pm
Farnborough – 6.01pm
Odiham – 6.05pm
Odiham – 6.15pm
Henley – 6.25pm
Arrive at Benson – 6.31pm
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