A royal visit! Dubai Air Wing at Gloucestershire Airport 05/07/17

Just last week, Gloucestershire Airport welcomed a very special visitor! Dubai Air Wing AugustaWestland AW-139 DU-141 visited the airport on the 5th of July, for a quick refuelling stop. By chance, I was spotting that day, as my friend had his first flying lesson :D

Here are some pictures from the day, taken with the usual Canon EOS 700D and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM.

DU-141 taxiing in after landing

Shutting down on the main apron

Refuelling time!

The pilot making a quick walk around inspection

Off she goes, back to STN (I believe)


My friend on short final to Runway 27, in Aeros Flight Training Piper PA-28-161 Cadet G-EKIR

The Little Jet Company Cessna 550 Citation Bravo G-IPLY backtracking Runway 27 for a short hop to France.

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Thanks for reading :)

P.S. @nicochile2 I’ll post the rest of the BHX shots later!


Nice. Interesting how the helicopter took off from the taxiway.
Waiting for those BHX photos though!

Nope, that’s how helicopters taxi :)


Niiiiice, very nice. I see Gloucestershire and know its you! Love the lines of that beauty. Also the piper is pretty

Oh interesting. Learnt something new!

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I like the bonus shots… only because they’re planes 😁

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