Good weather forecast for Helitech 2011

Good weather forecast for Helitech 2011

26-Sep-2011 Source:

The British speak a lot about the weather, and there are good reasons for that – it’s so unpredictable here in the UK.  There are generally two “cells” of weather between the equator and the North Pole, and the gap between the two cells falls at similar latitudes to the UK.  While that gap can move north and south, the weather varies a lot and the chance of having the same weather for a week or more is unusual.

That said, the forecasters are aleady telling us here in the UK that the week of Helitech is looking much warmer than a number of recent weeks with highs perhaps up to 27 or 28C.  Every the sceptics, we’ll wait and see if that comes true.

Helitech has suffered in past years from the weather in September.  At its second location in the lower reaches of Redhill Aerodrome, attendees to two consecutive events in the 1990s were swamped in mud and the event was renamed Welly-Tech for obvious reasons.  The organisers moved it to a higher-ground alternative at the eastern end of Redhill – who remembers the Mi-26? – before coming to Duxford in 2001.

Jeremy Parkin –

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