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ASHFIELD HOUSE:  Private helicopter landing area


The Bell 47G G-CHOP in the hover
The Bell 47G G-CHOP in the hover
The Westland Scout on the lawn
The Westland Scout on the lawn
Dr Alec Wortley about to have his first helicopter flight in 1976
Dr Alec Wortley about to have his first helicopter flight in 1976













 

Note: All these pictures were scanned from the web, so freely available to all, and I imagine their inclusion here will be welcome.

Operated by Dr Alec Wortley


Location: On Enderby Road, Blaby

Period of operation: 1970s only?


NOTES:  The discovery of this site came about when looking into the history of A W Helicopters at CROFT. (See seperate entry)  Google - Dr Alec Wortley and you will see a variety of helicopters operating from his back garden. These include the Bell 47G G-CHOP (ex XT221), the Bell 206B Jet Ranger G-BALC in which he took his first helicopter flight and a Westland Scout from the 22nd Regiment (SAS) in Hereford. 

The decision to move to CROFT (roughly 4.5nm to the SW) was taken when Dr Wortley decided to get involved in commercial helicopter operations




 

 

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