[Helico Cholet 2020]
First european helicopter event

After our two first successful events, the great helicopter gathering is back for an exceptional third edition.

On September 19th. and 20th. next, the first european helicopter event is going to gather: owners, pilots, manufacturers, exhibitors, enthusiasts and a large audience at Cholet aerodrome LFOU. About one hundred public, private, military, foreign and French helicopters are expected on site.

Taking-off in

[over weekend]
Program - Hélico 2020 - Cholet
Friday, September 18th. 2020
First day – Gathering
Saturday, September 19th. 2020 (on registration)
Second day - meeting
Sunday, September 20th. 2020 (Free entry)
14h - 20h
Friday arrivals are welcome
with on site dinner (LFOU) at 18 Euros
9:00am - 12:00am
Latest participant arrivals. Meetings on ground.
Workshop between owners/ Pilots/ Enthusiasts/ Manufacturers/ Exhibitors.
12:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch is open (at own expenses)
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Participating teams training for the Sunday meeting
8:00pm - 2:00am
Grand Gala Dinner at La Meilleraie (with trophies and officials) – FREE
Due to limited number of registrations, entry to the gala is by invitation only. Each request will be validated by the Héliclub de l'Ouest.
8:00am - 11:00am
Participant arrivals
12:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch is open (at own expenses)
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Possible departure of participants from 5.30 p.m.
[Reserved to registrants]
access to the airport platform by invitation or by registration.

The public meeting takes place on Sunday and is free. Access to the aerodrome platform on Saturday will be exclusively by invitation or by registration.

Please, be kind enough to complete the form below if you intend to be part of the gathering.


Cholet area Tourist Office
Contact: Christelle CHAVASSIEUX
02 41 49 80 00


Fast food on site on Saturday and Sunday


Grand Gala Dinner at La Meilleraie (with trophies and officials) – By Invitation
[Form to fill out]
The event is canceled, registrations are closed.
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Dear Madam, dear Sir,

As you may already know, the full HELICO 2020 organizing team had decided, by anticipation, to postpone the event that was initially scheduled for May 23 and 24, 2020, up to September 19 and 20, 2020.

Since then, due to the economic difficulties caused by the Covid-19, most of our partners, and not the least, have announced that they will no longer be able to financially participate in the event.

To add to it, our specific plateau, mainly made out of foreign military and French helicopters, has cancelled its participation.

The same goes for helicopters representing all the health and rescue services which can no longer ensure their availability.

For all these reasons and with great dismay, we have finally decided to cancel the HELICO 2020 meeting on September 19 and 20.

Nevertheless, we wish to let you have our warmest thanks for your sympathy in the discussions and the enthusiasm shown about the HELICO 2020.

Once the health crisis has passed, the organizing team will, of course, re-examine the possibility of renewing this event in a more favourable period and context.

With kindest regards,

Philippe ANTOINE
President of the Heliclub de l’Ouest