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  • Westland Sea King Mk.48


    This model is a version of Sea King



    c/n wa 835


    Year 1976




    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.48 Serial wa 835 Register RS05 used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force). Built 1976. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.48 Serial wa 835 Register RS05 used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force). Built 1976. Aircraft history and location
    By Peter Mitrovitch


    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.48 Serial wa 835 Register RS05 used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force). Built 1976. Aircraft history and location
    By Bill Scott




    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.48 Serial wa 835 Register RS05 used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force). Built 1976. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis




    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.48 Serial wa 835 Register RS05 used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force). Built 1976. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.48 Serial wa 835 Register RS05 used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force). Built 1976. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.48 Serial wa 835 Register RS05 used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force). Built 1976. Aircraft history and location




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    RS05

    belgium Force Aérienne Belge

    jul76

    1976-06-0707jun76 first flight, ex G-BDNL/G-17-5
    02jul76 handed over, crew on delivery : LtCdr.P.Pitt (Royal Navy), Cdt.J.S'Jegers, Olt.E.Vaneecke, 1SM.W.Vereecke
    03may95 handed over to 40Sqn after Midlife Update by SABCA (first modernised aircraft)
    09apr99 inflight fire on the returnflight to Koksijde after a paradrop at Schaffen (Diest) after a problem with the AC-generator. An emergency landing was made in a field near the Old Mill of Oordegem near Lede.  The fire department which was alerted managed to put out the fire quickly and the helicopter could continue its flight to Koksijde
    Jun01 f/n scs 25 Years Sea King
    13sep02 l/n 40Sm (scs), under maintenance at Sabca
    22mar04 arrived at Koksijde after 17month at Sabca for upgrade
    05may04 first flight after return to Koksijde
    18may04 emergency landing at Valkenburg NAS (The Netherlands) after problems with the the hydraulic system of the rotorblades
    14oct04 l/n 40Sm (scs)
    1994-08-02AEGHQ at RAF St Mawgan, UK

    1994-10BEHLW 40sm. participated in SAR meet 94 from Leeuwarden air base Netherlands. SAR meet 1994
    1999-07-24CEGVA24+25jul99 Fairford air show, UK
    2006-08-1818aug06 at Eastbourne, UK with 25 yrs cammo

    2007-07-29DWeston Beach Gardens Helidays 2007 with 40 Sma, at Weston-super-Mare Beach Gardens for Helidays 2007

    2008-06EEDHK Static display Jun08 at SAR-MEET in Kiel-Holtenau, Germany. Special c/s is to anniversary 25 years belgians Sea Kings in duty. SAR Meet 2008

    2014-08-03FEBFN at Koksijde Koksijde Fly-in 2014

    2016-07-27GEGDR Culdrose Air Day 2016 arrived 27 Jul for RNAS Culdrose Air Day, on 28 Jul 2016. Departed 29 Jul.
    2018-09-08HEBBL during Belgian Air Force Days 2018 at Kleine Brogel airbase Belgian Air Force Days 2018

    Given to VLOC (flight school) in Ostend. Will be used for student training aircraft mechanics



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