Warbird Workshop (2021): S02E03 – Westland Sea King


Introduction

Documentary series following the work of dedicated engineers, enthusiasts and aviators striving to restore vintage aeroplanes.

Outline

A team of military veterans are determined to put the Sea King back in the air.

Westland Sea King: It’s the helicopter that has saved thousands of lives – from the first men on the moon to the survivors of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster. But now – 15 years after its final flight – the Sea King is back. In a shed in Chard in Somerset ex-soldier Andrew Whitehouse is on a one-man mission to save the UK’s helicopter heritage by putting a retired RAF Rescue Sea King back in the air.

It is a task so complicated many veterans said it could not be done … and for a time it looks like they are right. Especially when Andrew decides it’s going to be flown by an all-female crew only one of whom has ever flown a Sea King before. But Andrew refuses to surrender and the team prove the doubters wrong…with stunning footage of real rescues and testimony from retired Sea King crew this is a show with real drama.

Warbird Workshop Series

You can find a full index and overview of Warbird Workshop here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 06 May 2021.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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