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  • united kingdom RAF Shawbury

    Shawbury, Shropshire, England

    United Kingdom


    Satellite and aerial maps of RAF Shawbury with nearby locations

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    0.6139 Army plinth, England
    8.0298EGCV Sleap, England
    10.9086 Peplow, England
    12.1048EGOE RAF Tern Hill, England
    13.2219EGI22 Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, England
    14.1133 Princess Royal Hospital, England

    1938 to present

    52° 48' 0'' N - 2° 40' 0'' W
    6nm NNE of Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Elevation: 249 feet

    History of this Location

    RAF Shawbury
    Home of RAF 27 Maintenance Unit (27 MU) until c 1972.

    The base has extensive storage facilities, as well as being the main home to Joint Services helicopter training.

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    List of units at RAF Shawbury

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1997/    705 NASAS350BB Ecureuil 1997/18
    SA341C Gazelle HT.2 1975/97
    1997/    60(R) SquadronA109E Power 2009/??
    412 1997/18
    Wessex 1992/97
    1997/    660 SquadronAS350BB Ecureuil 1997/18
    1997/    DHFSH135 / EC135T3 2018/   
    H145 / EC145T2 2018/   
    AW139 2009/12
    AS350BB Ecureuil 1997/18
    AS350BB Ecureuil 1997/18
    412 1997/18
    1993/??6 Flt
    1976/972FTSSA341D Gazelle HT.3 1976/97
    Wessex 1963/97
    Whirlwind ??/76

    RAF Shawbury News

    Another Jupiter Arrived at RAF Shawbury, 27-May-20 : #Jupiter The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) part of the United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) took delivery at RAF Shawbury of a brand new Airbus EC145T2/H145 known as Jupiter HT1 in British service. It is the fourth delivered and three more are expected

    RAF Training Building Named Duke of Cambridge, 10-Mar-20 : #UKMFTS The training facility at RAF Shawbury named in honour of The Duke of Cambridge. The building is part of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) and houses flying simulators

    UK MoD Orders Four More H145 Jupiter, 22-Jan-20 : #Jupiter British Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed £183M contract for 4 new H145/EC145T2, or Jupiter HT.1, and an additional simulator to be added to the 3 helicopters already in use by private contractor Ascent in the joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS)

    First Graduates at British Juno / Jupiter School, 27-Aug-19 : #HelicopterSchool First 13 British Armed Forces pilots completed their training within the new Rotary Wing UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The tri-Service Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) operating the Juno (H135) and Jupiter (H145) at RAF Shawbury since April 2018 under contract with Ascent

    10.000 Flight Hours for Juno in Less Than a Year, 19-Mar-19 : #Juno The United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) Juno HT.1 ( H135/EC135T3H ) achieved more than 10,000 flight hours in less than one year with the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS)

    03-Oct-18 - Juno and Jupiter Fully Operational #UKMFTS
    07-Jul-16 - CAE Simulators for UK MFTS Program H135/H145
    20-May-16 - H135 and H145 for UK Military Flying Training
    26-Sep-14 - 705 Naval Air Squadron 75th anniversary

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