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Royal Air Force Squirrel HT1

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The Squirrel - once an Aérospatiale product, subsequently a Eurocopter one, and now part of the new Airbus Helicopters family - was chosen by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide single-engined rotary-wing training for all three armed services. As such, it is used by the component units of the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury. Another Squirrel operator is the Central Flying School (Helicopter) Squadron, also Shawbury-based, which will send an HT1 variant to RIAT 2014 for static display. CFS(H) trains helicopter instructors.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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