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  • Saunders Roe Skeeter 8


    This model is a version of Skeeter



    c/n S2/5081


    Year 1958




    Helicopter Saunders Roe Skeeter 8 Serial S2/5081 Register G-APOI used by Westland. Built 1958. Aircraft history and location






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    G-APOI

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    jul58

    1958-09AEGHI Trials and storage Sole Skeeter 8 to be completed (although 2 others were commenced), reg to SARO in Jul 1958 and del to Eastleigh Sep 1958 for manufacturer's trials until c Mar 1961 and then into storage there.
    united kingdom Westland

    apr62

    1962-04AEGHItransferred to Westland ownership Apr 1962. Reg cancelled Apr 1964.
    1965to Cowes as test rig for rotors with British Hovercraft Corporation (a Westland subsidiary), until at least 1970.
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    feb72

    1974-07BEGNHre-reg to Ben Heron of Bournemouth Feb 1972 and airframe moved to Blackpool by Jul 1974
    1984-08re-reg to F Chamberlain of Invernessshire Aug 1984 and by Dec 1984 a rebuild was being attempted.



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