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Typhoon

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G-SPHU
« on: September 12, 2009, 05:22:50 pm »
Any one in Lancs area know why G-SPHU (Strathclyde Police Helicopter) has been buzzing around lately?

Just flown over the house at 1,500 ft heading south westerly


thanks
Typhoon

EK01

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Re: G-SPHU
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 06:33:58 pm »
Typhoon,

What is the mode S code for that particular chopper. Not sure if it is still being used by Strathclyde Police. They are currently using 2 EC135's G-BZRS and G-SPAO c/n's 0166 and 0546 leased from Bond Helicopters. Regularly seen flying over the house here in East Kilbride just outside Glasgow.

Ian

Typhoon

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Re: G-SPHU
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 07:30:21 pm »
Ian,

Its 4009FD, but just done a google on G-SPHU and it looks like its been transfered to the North West Air Ambulance, airframes.org still has it with Strathclyde Police.
Typhoon

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Re: G-SPHU
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 07:43:03 pm »
Typhoon,

I reckon G-SPHU has been replaced up here by G-BZRS. It has been a fairly recent arrival. The mode S for it is 4008D1. The GAS site states it as belonging to Bond Air Services which ties in with my previous reply.

Ian

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Re: G-SPHU
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009, 06:52:33 am »
Bond Air Services also have the G-NWAA which is based at Blackpool and I think G-SPHU is based at Barton Aerodrome, Manchester, both operated by the North West Air Ambulance.

I have updated the info in the database on RB now :-)

thnx
Typhoon