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.
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14 C/N found.
| 61-031 || 1960 || N300Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-031, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
| 61-032 || 1960 || N301Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-032, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
N301Y : sold Chicago Helicopter Airways as N301Y 1962-66.
C-FAPO : sold Canada as C-FAPO, unk.
N301Y : rtnd USA as N301Y, unk.
C-FQNG : sold Vancouver Island Helcopters, Ltd as C-FQNG, unk.
| 61-033 || 1961 || N302Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-033, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
C-FHHR : Northern Mountain Helicopters May97-Mar01
C-FHHR : Hayes forest services Mar01-Oct08
HL9478 : South Korea, Air Palace Hotel, ex C-FHHR
| 61-060 || 1961 || 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 || N304V : Sikorsky S-61L-3, c/n 61-266, ff?; del Los Angeles Airw+ |
CF-OKB : sold Okanagan Helicopters, Ltd as CF-OKB, unk.
C-FOKB : regreg Okanagan Helicopters, Ltd as C-FOKB, unk.
N5368G : N5368G
N266HL : N266HL.
| 61-362 ||ON SALE|| N305V : Los Angeles Airways from 24Jun67 |
C-FPZR : Canadian Helicopters Dec00-Jun02
C-FPZR : Vih Logging Ltd Jun02-Jun06;
VIH Helicopters Ltd Jun06-+
PR-HRL : HRT Netherlands op by HRT O&G Exploracao e Producao de +
| 61-363 || 1969 || N306V : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-363, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
ZS-HGU : sold Court, South Africa as ZS-HGU, unk.
C-FMAY : sold Coulson Aircrane, Canada as C-FMAY, unk.
| 61-393 || 1966 || N306V : Sikorsky S-61L-2, c/n 61-393, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N30+ |
G-ATYU : s-61d-1 converted to S-61D-1 & sold to Westland; reg G-ATYU Aug+
G-ATYU : Built as SH-3D. Shipped to Avonmouth (UK), reassembled +
XV370 : Shipped to UK Oct 1966, with GE T-58-GE-10 engines, sub+
2006 pictured at HMS Sultan/Gosport
| 61-425 || 1968 || N617PA : PanAm (operated by New York Airways), test serial N6961+ |
C-GJDK : Okanagan Helicopters canc Jun83, N144EH ntu
Okanagan Helicopters Feb84-Dec89
C-GJDK : Canadian Helicopters Dec90-Feb93
N425HL : HeavyLift Helicopters 1994-1995
Canadian Helicopters Mar96-May99
N346AA : Croman Corp from Jun02, S-61 Short type;
w/o 02aug02 at Wendle Creek, BC. 2 fatalities
| 61-426 || 1968 || N618PA : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-426, ff?; del PanAm (operated by+ |
| 61-427 || 1968 || N619PA : Sikorsky S-61L c/n 61-427, ff?; del PanAm (operated by + |
LV-OMG : Helicopteros Marinos; 1982 Escuadron Fenix during Malvi+
ZS-HHP : Court Helicopters, South Africa d/d 10feb86; ex LV-OMG;+
V5-HSP : Govt of Namibia, Namibian Fisheries Dept, as V5-HSP, Ju+
| 61-428 || 1968 || N620PA : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-428, ff?; del PanAm (operated by+ |
| 61-453 || 1972 || N6981R : Sikorsky S-61L-5, c/n 61-453, ff?; del Carson Helicopte+ |
| 61-454 || 1972 || N4023S : s61n.mk2 Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-454, ff?; del US as N4023S, unk;+ |
G-BCEB : BIH Oct74-Jan93
G-BCEB : Brintel Oct93-May00
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+