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Puma HC1 Helicopter

— XW222

Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 nick-named the "Trembling Triple Two" outside Hangar 1 of the Ulster Aviation Society at Maze Long Kesh

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

“Trembling Triple Two”

Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 nick-named the "Trembling Triple Two" outside Hangar 1 of the Ulster Aviation Society at Maze Long Kesh

"Trembling Triple Two" on Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222

"Trembling Triple Two" on Puma HC1 Helicopter

XW222

Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 nick-named the "Trembling Triple Two" outside Hangar 1 of the Ulster Aviation Society at Maze Long Kesh

Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 nick-named the "Trembling Triple Two" outside Hangar 1 of the Ulster Aviation Society at Maze Long Kesh

Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 instrument panel in the main cockpit

Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 instrument panel in the main cockpit

Photo:

Mark J. Cairns

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Some of the bench seats and defensive GPMG in the rear of Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 at Maze Long Kesh.

Some of the bench seats and defensive GPMG in the rear of Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 at Maze Long Kesh.

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Fuel decals on the panels of the Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 at Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn

Fuel decals on the panels of the Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 at Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

The amazing nose art on Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 at the Maze Long Kesh hangar of the Ulster Aviation Society

The amazing nose art on Puma HC1 Helicopter XW222 at the Maze Long Kesh hangar of the Ulster Aviation Society

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Westland

In preparation for Portrush Air Waves 2018 airshow at the start of September, the Ulster Aviation Society' volunteers took out the big helicopters through the small, roller door at hangar 1. Here, our mighty PUMA HELICOPTER XW222 is towed gently behind a vintage Ferguson TEA-20 Tractor by hangar volunteer, John Weir into our compound for a test lift by haulier in lieu of the journey to the North coast. Aided by Ray Spence, the late Harry Munn, Alan Chowney and Alec Phillps.

 

'Hangar Happenings' will show short insights into the enthusiam, dedication, skill, care and the pace of life at the Ulster Aviation Society in Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn.

 

Production Editor: Mark J. Cairns.

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