usa US Coast Guard

USCG


Back to Part 1

1946-1948: Sikorsky XR-4C, S-51 ( HO3S-1G ) and Piasecki PV-17 ( HRP-1 )



April 6, 1949: US Coast Guard H035-l (HO3S-1G) completed the longest unescorted helicopter ferry flight on record. The trip from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to Port Angeles, Washington, via San Diego, California, a distance of 3,750 miles, took 10 1/2 days to complete and involved a total flight time of 57.6 hours.



1949: Kaman K-225 ( HTK / H-22 Mixmaster ) The Coast Guard buy one ( $25,000 ) for evaluation.




1951: Sikorsky S-55 ( HO4S-2G/3-G / HH-19G Chickasaw )

Kaman HTK




1956: Sikorsky S-58

HUS-1G / HH-34F Sea Horse
HUS-1G


1959: Sikorsky S-62. The HH-52 Sea Guard was the United States Coast Guard first turbo shaft helicopter.

The photo pictured is a US Coast Guard HH-52A which was put in service with the original 3 blade system that came from the S-55(H-19). The Coast Guard bought 96 of the "A" model and flew them from approximately 1961 to 1985. The model was retired with the same designation HH-52A it received originally. The paint scheme pictured was the first of several styles. In 1967 the aircraft received the new red, white and blue "slash" the Coast Guard still retains. HH-52's that were deployed to the ice caps on ice breakers were painted orange with a white "slash" on the tail. This tradition is still praticed today. HH-52A


1966: Sikorsky S-61 ( HH-3F Pelican )



1979: Aerospatiale HH-65 Dolphin

In order to comply with US law, the majority of the helicopters value had to be produced locally, most notably the substitution of Avco Lycoming engines in place of the original Turboméca units
Continue



Latest News

India Global Vectra New H130 in Service

Bell Helicopter Singapore Completed Two Bell 412

New Hampshire National Guard Deployed to Guatemala

Airbus Helicopters Presents H175 VIP Variant

Honeywell Signs with Australia and Thailand Operators

Australian Aviation School Sign LoI for Bell 505

Eagle Copters Australasia at Rotortech 2016

CH-53K Helicopter: Chronicles from the Cockpit

Flying a Helicopter
Accidents
Jobs
Airliners
Airshows
For Sale
Contact


Database

44425 serials
15518 photos
3589 heliports