sikorsky s-61 H-3



The S-61L first flew on 2 November 1961. It is was 4ft 3in (1.27m) longer than the standard S-61A/HSS-2/SH-3 in order to carry freight or passengers. Initial production S-61Ls were powered by two 1350shp (1005kW) GE CT58-140 turboshafts. The S-61L features a modified landing gear with straight strut legs on each side. Los Angeles Airways was the first civil operator of the S-61L, introducing them on 11 March 1962. Many S-61Ls were subsequently updated to Mk II standard with more powerful CT58-110 engines, vibration damping and other detail refinements.


From Organisation with model S-61L
usa Los Angeles Airways
    5 1963/67
usa Chicago Helicopter Airways
    1 1964/67
united kingdom British International Helicopters
    s-61 H-3 17 1965/now
united kingdom Westland
    s-61 H-3 4 1966/89
united kingdom UK Government
    s-61 H-3 3 1966/??
usa Carson Helicopters
    s-61 H-3 1973/now
argentina Helicopteros Marinos
    s-61 H-3 2 1980/85
usa Croman Corp
    s-61 H-3 1980/now
canada VIH Helicopters Ltd
    s-61 H-3 3 1991/now
united kingdom Brintel Helicopters
    s-61 H-3 1993/00

canada Canadian Helicopters
    s-61 H-3
canada Okanagan Helicopters Ltd
    s-61 H-3
canada Coulson Aircrane
    s-61 H-3
south africa Court Helicopters
    s-61 H-3
usa New York Airways
Construction Numbers on database of S-61L


Construction Numbers Help Us

Airframes conv to new variant
    61-031 1960 Los Angeles Airways N300Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-031, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+
    61-032 1960 Los Angeles Airways N301Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-032, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+
Chicago Helicopter Airways N301Y : sold Chicago Helicopter Airways as N301Y 1962-66.
C-FAPO : sold Canada as C-FAPO, unk.
N301Y : rtnd USA as N301Y, unk.
VIH Helicopters Ltd C-FQNG : sold Vancouver Island Helcopters, Ltd as C-FQNG, unk.
    61-033 1961 Los Angeles Airways N302Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-033, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+
C-FHHR : Northern Mountain Helicopters May97-Mar01
hayes forest services C-FHHR : Hayes forest services Mar01-Oct08
HL9478 : South Korea, Air Palace Hotel, ex C-FHHR
    61-060 1961 Los Angeles Airways N303Y : Sikorksy S-61L, c/n 61-060, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+
N303Y : My father in law was the pilot, John (Jack) Dupies. Fo+
    61-266 1966 Los Angeles Airways N304V : Sikorsky S-61L-3, c/n 61-266, ff?; del Los Angeles Airw+
Okanagan Helicopters Ltd CF-OKB : sold Okanagan Helicopters, Ltd as CF-OKB, unk.
Okanagan Helicopters Ltd C-FOKB : regreg Okanagan Helicopters, Ltd as C-FOKB, unk.
N5368G : N5368G
N266HL : N266HL.
    61-362 1967 Los Angeles Airways N305V : Los Angeles Airways from 24Jun67
Canadian Helicopters C-FPZR : Canadian Helicopters Dec00-Jun02
VIH Helicopters Ltd C-FPZR : Vih Logging Ltd Jun02-Jun06; VIH Helicopters Ltd Jun06-+
HRT Participações em Petróleo SA PR-HRL : HRT Netherlands op by HRT O&G Exploracao e Producao de +
- : Feb/Mar 2015, sold Sikorsky S61N 1967 Commuter Configur+
    61-363 1969 Los Angeles Airways N306V : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-363, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+
Court Helicopters ZS-HGU : sold Court, South Africa as ZS-HGU, unk.
Coulson Aircrane C-FMAY : sold Coulson Aircrane, Canada as C-FMAY, unk.
    61-393 1966 Sikorsky Helicopters N306V : Sikorsky S-61L-2, c/n 61-393, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N30+
Westland G-ATYU : s-61d-1 converted to S-61D-1 & sold to Westland; reg G-ATYU Aug+
UK Government G-ATYU : Built as SH-3D. Shipped to Avonmouth (UK), reassembled +
UK Government XV370 : Shipped to UK Oct 1966, with GE T-58-GE-10 engines, sub+
2006 pictured at HMS Sultan/Gosport
    61-425 1968 New York Airways N617PA : PanAm (operated by New York Airways), test serial N6961+
09jul70 pictured at New York JFK airport
Okanagan Helicopters Ltd C-GJDK : Okanagan Helicopters canc Jun83, N144EH ntu
Okanagan Helicopters Feb84-Dec89
Canadian Helicopters C-GJDK : Canadian Helicopters Dec90-Feb93
N425HL : HeavyLift Helicopters 1994-1995
Canadian Helicopters C-GJDK : Canadian Helicopters Mar96-May99
Croman Corp N346AA : Croman Corp from Jun02, S-61 Short type; canc Jul05
w/o 02aug02 at Wendle Creek, BC. 2 fatalities
    61-426 1968 New York Airways N618PA : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-426, ff?; del PanAm (operated by+
    61-427 1968 New York Airways N619PA : Sikorsky S-61L c/n 61-427, ff?; del PanAm (operated by +
Helicopteros Marinos LV-OMG : Helicopteros Marinos; 1982 Escuadron Fenix during Malvi+
Court Helicopters ZS-HHP : Court Helicopters, South Africa d/d 10feb86; ex LV-OMG;+
Government of Namibia V5-HSP : Govt of Namibia, Namibian Fisheries Dept, as V5-HSP, Ju+
    61-428 1968 New York Airways N620PA : PanAm, op by New York Airways from 1968; 1977 still; T+
Okanagan Helicopters Ltd C-GJDR : Okanagan Helicopters, canc Oct89
Canadian Helicopters C-GJDR : Canadian Helicopters Dec90-jun92
State of Utah N614RM : First Security Bank of Utah Trustee Mar94-Mar96
Canadian Helicopters C-GJDR : Canadian Helicopters Mar96-Nov98
Coulson Aircrane C-GJDR : Coulson Aircrane Aug99-Jul07
C-GJDR : Sunwest Helicopters at Qualicum Beach, BC Jul07-Jun11
Carson Helicopters N448JS : Carson Helicopters from Jun11
    61-453 1972 Carson Helicopters N6981R : Sikorsky S-61L-5, c/n 61-453, ff?; del Carson Helicopte+
    61-454 1972 Sikorsky Helicopters N4023S : s61n.mk2 Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-454, ff?; del US as N4023S, unk;+
British International Helicopters G-BCEB : BIH Oct74-Jan93
Brintel Helicopters G-BCEB : Brintel Oct93-May00
British International Helicopters G-BCEB : 29jul94 pictured (top) at St Marys Airport, Isles Of Sc+
Aug03 seen flying from Penzance
Normally based in Penzance. At Plymouth December 2004. +
06aug07 pictured (bot) at Penzance Heliport
Sep12 has not been at Penzance for aprox two years comp+
14 C/N found.

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