Westland aircraft Ltd May/Sep 1955. One of two series 1 airframes with 600hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial piston engines
Shell UK, Sep55-Oct61
Al Bateen ( 1959 ) 1959 when I worked for Robert H Ray Co, an American geophysical company. They were contracted to IPC to do gravity exploration in the Liwa Oasis and other parts of Abu Dhabi. G-AODA was used on a daily basis to ferry personnel to the work area in mountainous sand dunes.
Westland Whirlwind SRS.3 Bristow Helicopters from May65 Jul65 conv Ser.3 with a single 1050 shp Bristol-Siddely Gnome H1000 turboshaft engine and twelve passenger seats after extended period offshore, rtn to UK and remained based at Redhill for pilot training and charter operations until 1980
1980 used by BAe Dynamics and GEC/Marconi in development of anti-tank missile guidance system. The trials contract involved several years of very low flying by Bristow pilots, all day, in all weather conditions, at 200 to 300 feet, in the UK and other European countries
continued to fly until 1990 Aug93 donated it to The Helicopter Museum.