‘We are open for business’ says heli boss

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Blackpool Airport will be in a whirl on Sunday when helicopters from across Lancashire and beyond take part in a ‘fly in’.

Jon Seedle, boss of Heli2000 which is based at the Squires Gate terminal, has organised the event in order to boost the airport’s profile.

He says despite the hub no longer offering holiday flights, there is still plenty of aviation going on including businesses like his own which offer flying lessons.

Jon said: “We’ve invited our existing customers to come along with their helicopters and we are expecting about 10 or more aircraft.

“Someone is bringing along a new aircraft which is a smaller helicopter used for training and we will be taking people up in that for short lessons.

“I’m also putting on a barbecue to make it a social occasion as well.

“The aim is to get the message across that the airport is still open for general aviation. Although commercial flights have stopped there are still about five fixed wing flying schools here and the helicopter flying school.”

He added: “This will be a great opportunity to join other fellow helicopter pilots and enthusiasts and see some old faces.”

Any helicopters which are flying in for the event, which starts at 11am, can do so without having to pay landing fees if they have pre-registered with Jon.

To book in for the Fly In email jon@heli2000.co.uk