norway 720 skvadron

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720 squadron
Royal Norwegian Air Force

1967 to 2014    




720 skvadron
The 720 squadron was established at Gardermoen 1 april 1967. This was a result of merger of 7190 support wing at Rygge 7191 support wing at Sola and 7192 support wing at Ørland. In the beginning 720 sqn. Operated 6 Bell 47,3 Bell UH-1B          1 DHC-3 Otter and 4 SAAB Safir. In 1976 the 720 squadron moved to Rygge airbase where it is still today. In the periode between 1967 to 1990 720 sqn. operated 16 different UH-1B. Today the 720 sqn. operates 6 Bell 412SP.



Summer 2014 the 720 squadron was disbanded. The Bell 412 helicopters at Rygge were transferred to 339 squadron.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1976/14RyggeENRY
1967/76GardermoenENGM

Models Login to Edit

YearsModels
1990/14412
1967/90UH-1B Iroquois


Construction Numbers (Not all in unit) Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
545 UH-1B 025: BuNo 62-2025
025: 04apr14 wreck pictured at Rygge airport
1203 UH-1B 079: BuNo 64-14079. Preserved Bodo
1206 UH-1B 082: BuNo 64-14082. w/o 18sep87
606 UH-1B 086: BuNo 62-2086. w/o 03feb79
1014 UH-1B 086: BuNo 63-13086. to civ as N8769D
1015 UH-1B 087: BuNo 63-13087. to civ as N4389Y
1016 UH-1B 088: BuNo 63-13088. to civ as N204JB
1017 UH-1B 089: BuNo 63-13089. to civ as unk
33130 412sp 1987 130: RNoAF, w/o 04jan88 crashed at Bardufoss due hydraulic system. crew of thre+
33139 412sp 1987 139: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; Nov87 d/d 339 Sqn RNoAF
139: RNoAF; 10sep06 339Skv. Tag der Heeresflieger
33140 412sp 1987 140: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
140: RNoAF in 2000 720Skv.
33141 412sp 1987 141: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Apr88; 339 Sqn and 720 Sq+
141: RNoAF; 1998 720Skv. white c/s participated in COJA 98
141: 20jul99 720Skv. heading Fairford
141: 24+25jul99 Fairford air show 720Skv. white c/s
141: 26jul99 720Skv. returned direction Norway
141: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33142 412sp 1987 142: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Aug88; 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn+
33143 412sp 1987 143: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Aug88; 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn+
143: RNoAF; 10sep06 339Skv. Tag der Heeresflieger
33144 412sp 1988 144: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
33145 412sp 1988 145: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
145: 2005 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo
145: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33146 412sp 1988 146: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
146: RNoAF; 2005 339Skv.
146: 2010 pictured with 100000hrs operating hours markings for the Bell 412 at +
33147 412sp 1988 147: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Feb89; 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
33148 412sp 1988 148: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
33149 412sp 1988 149: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
149: RNoAF; 2003 339Skv.
33161 412sp 1989 161: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
33162 412sp 1989 162: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
33163 412sp 1989 163: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 720 Sqn
163: RNoAF oct94 720Skv. participated in SAR meet 94 from Leeuwarden air base N+
163: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33164 412sp 1989 164: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn; 2009 con+
164: RNoAF; 1998 720Skv. white c/s participated in COJA 98
164: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33165 412sp 1989 165: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Jan90; 720 Sqn
165: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33166 412sp 1989 166: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn; 2009 conv+
166: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33167 412sp 1990 167: 1990 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
2046 UH-1B 420: BuNo 66-14420. to civ as N6226H
420: was civil built and delivered to Norway NOAF
- N6226H: Pacific Helicopter Services Llc at Kahului, HI from Oct00
- N6226H: Grounded at Hawaii as of Dec14
723 UH-1B 501: BuNo 63-8501. w/o 1980
226 UH-1B 580: BuNo 60-3580. preserved Museum Sola
230 UH-1B 584: BuNo 60-3584
231 UH-1B 585: BuNo 60-3585; preserved as instructional airframe at Sessvollmoen, a Army +
232 UH-1B 586: BuNo 60-3586
810 UH-1B 588: BuNo 63-8588
237 UH-1B 591: BuNo 60-3591. Preserved Bardufoss
243 UH-1B 597: BuNo 60-3597
597: Preserved museum Bodo
259 UH-1B 613: BuNo 60-3613. w/o 21apr71
268 UH-1B 688: BuNo 61-0688. preserved Museum Sola
279 UH-1B 699: BuNo 61-0699. boom to civ as LN-ORW
407 UH-1B 887: BuNo 62-1887. to civ as N91320
457 UH-1B 937: BuNo 62-1937
477 UH-1B 957: BuNo 62-1957
US Marine Corps 62-1957: Army UH-1B; to USMC; back to Army; to Norway
1085 UH-1B 961: BuNo 64-13961. preserved Rygge
961: 2005 preseved on static display outside 720 Squadron hangar
961: 29aug14 pictured in restoration at Rygge Flyhistoriske forening, Rygge, No+
1086 UH-1B 962: BuNo 64-13962. w/o 01apr68
1087 UH-1B 963: BuNo 64-13963. to civ as LN-ORW
1089 UH-1B 965: BuNo 64-13965. w/o 04dec68
1090 UH-1B 966: BuNo 64-13966. preserved Oslo-Gardermoen Museum
1091 UH-1B 967: BuNo 64-13967. w/o 13sep89
513 UH-1B 993: BuNo 62-1993. w/o 24apr81
514 UH-1B 1962 994: RNAF BuNo 62-1994
- N6180A: Jones Aviation Inc at Williams, CA from Oct00; w/o 21jun17 hit power lines during spraying at Colus...
515 UH-1B 995: BuNo 62-1995. to civ as N96NW
516 UH-1B 1962 996: BuNo 62-1996. to civ as N198HM
Helimax Aviation N198HM: Helimax Aviation from Jun99; conv to Garlick-Bell;
- N198HM: Air-Max Inc at Pleasant Hill, OR from Jan15
52 C/N found in this Organisation.

Operations

DatesOperation
18-may-9828-may-98DK Co-Operative Jaguar 98
04-oct-9406-oct-94NL SAR meet 1994
01-apr-7828-jul-79LB UNIFIL / NorAir

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