Flying into Silverstone UK

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Flying into Silverstone UK

Postby Steve Chenoweth » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:09 pm

I am posting this for Neil Freeman:

This is a video of my approach into the 2010 Silverstone F1 Grand Prix. This event becomes the busiest airspace in the world for one day a year with a take off every 15 seconds approx. I took the opportunity to take in the Brantly as this was the last time a private Helicopter could be taken in and left for the day as a stand has now been built on the private landing area. To say it was intense flying does not quite cover it but really glad I had the balls to do it on the day. You are allocated a call sign and slot time for entry in to the restricted area, late by a couple of minutes and no entry. Also a briefing day is held for everyone attending and you are required to fly in to Silverstone with an instuctor and be signed off. Even after all that of the 30 private Helicopters that came to the briefing day only about half turned up on Race day, I admired the ones that didn't for knowing their limits.
When I came to leave ATC asked what my type was and how old it was to which I replied its 42 the same as its owner, which caused some amusement.
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Re: Flying into Silverstone UK

Postby 9121u » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:11 pm

HI Steve hope your doing well.. so glad to see your name on here again. great story and video.I bet that was exciting going in there very good i said good to here from you.take care.. and have any more good video or stories....thanks tom
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