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Former army helicopter pilot Ted Spencer, from Dumfries

Former army helicopter pilot Ted Spencer, from Dumfries


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Former army helicopter pilot Ted Spencer, from Dumfries

Former army helicopter pilot Ted Spencer, from Dumfries, lifts an 950kg air conditioning unit onto the roof of the new £ 3m Savacentre store in Washington, Tyne & Wear.
Mr Spencer was flying a French made AErospatiale Lama helicopter, the only one in operation in the country at the time.
01/05/1977

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In this photo print, we witness the remarkable strength and skill of former army helicopter pilot Ted Spencer from Dumfries. The year is 1977, and Mr. Spencer can be seen effortlessly lifting a massive 950kg air conditioning unit onto the roof of the new £3m Savacentre store in Washington, Tyne & Wear. As he expertly maneuvers through the sky, it becomes evident that Mr. Spencer's chosen aircraft is no ordinary helicopter. He commands a French-made AErospatiale Lama helicopter - an incredibly rare sight as it was the only one in operation throughout the entire country at that time. The image captures not only a moment frozen in time but also serves as a testament to human ingenuity and technological advancement during this era. It symbolizes how aviation has played an integral role in shaping our world by enabling us to achieve feats previously unimaginable. This photograph is more than just a visual representation; it encapsulates the spirit of adventure and exploration that defined the 1970s. It reminds us of our boundless potential when we dare to dream big and push beyond perceived limitations. Preserved by Memory Lane Prints, this snapshot invites us to reflect on both personal memories and collective history while celebrating those who have fearlessly taken flight into uncharted territories.

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