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Bell
407GX
54311 ? 17jun18 10:00 hs flying just North of Windoek Namibia
MBB
Bk117B-1
7213 C-GBKP 17jun18 at Valdez, Alaska
Bell
UH-1F Iroquois
7108 N490DF The heli on a pole at Hemet-Ryan is NOT a UH-1F, so it cannot be this airframe. It is a long cabin, presumably an UH-1H. It is not c/n 12375 either because that one is still operational as of June 2018; We only know that in 2003 it still carried "Vina Helitack" titles, and tanker number 205 (as does N490DF today). So it must be an UH-1H that operated as "Copter 205" for the Vina Helitack BEFORE N490DF did. Before 2003. Which heli qualifies...?
Aerospatiale
SA365N Dauphin 2
6009 G-PDGK Out of service 2016 after it was blown over on the helipad at St Kilda, Scotland
Sikorsky
H-34A Choctaw
58-344 54-3005 1964-1967 asg Co A 504th Avn Bn, 4th Armored Division at Katterbach Germany, APO NY 09177
Sikorsky
H-34A Choctaw
58-339 54-3001 50s or 60s (?), stationed in Oberschleissheim, Germany; Helicopter photo hangs on wall in German Aviation Museum which is located at Oberschleissheim today. In that same photo is helicopter 53-4537 in the background.
Eurocopter
UH-72A Lakota
12-72233 15jun18 above Fremont, CA for over an hour circling the Glenmoor neighborhood between Mowry Ave and Thornton Ave along the East side of the 880 corridor
Airbus Helicopters
H215 / AS332C1e / AS332L1e
2938 F-GTLA Jun18 on maintenance at Gap-Tallard
Eurocopter
EC225LP
2797 F-HLIS Jun18 on maintenance at Gap
US Navy
US HS-1
I got to HS-1 From A school in Millington Tenn. First job as an airman was in that little coffee mess shack in the hanger. All you guys remember the coffee mess! Took over for that little guy Ensminger. After my 1st Lt duty I was transferred to maintenance control under Chief Jump. Memories anyone? All of you in the early seventies era at HS-1 heard my voice over the intercom calling for trouble shooters fo incoming flights. I remember you Harold Fritz! You worked under Pappy Roe! Along with Ken Andrews! You gave me a ride to Pa once with a stop over at your mom's house! Wasn't HS-1 beautiful?
US Air Force
US 67 ARRS
I was a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service and flew to Iceland with 67 ARRS for snow and ice training. We also went to the top of the glacier and back in record time. Hamilton Anderson
US Navy
US HC-6
I was stationed in Norfolk, VA when we were HC-4 Det 97. While I was stationed there the squadron changed to HC-6. I was a AE2 and did a few cruises to the Caribbean. while stationed (TAD) we lost a H34 of the fleet oiler USS Neosho (AO-143). I was also in the Med on the USS Sylvania (AFS-2) with 2 H46. I don't remeber names but there was an ADR1 named Ronny Rogers and our commander was a Lt Cdr named Don Blish. I was an air crew member and did VERTREP from the Sylvania and SAR when in Norfolk. I was a plane captain on the H46 and H34. I wish I remember more but that was a long time ago. Thanks for read my jiberish. Bill Rauer AE2
Westland
Lynx HAS3
292 ZD260 1991 HAS 3(S) type, asg 829 Sqn HMS Broadsword Flight
Westland
Lynx HAS2
177 XZ722 1986 as 829 NAS /346 HMS Broadsword Flight for Falkland Islands patrol
Robinson
R22 Beta
2066 N2378 Jun18 I own it now. It flies great, and still has the army colors! I am from Holland, but i live in Englewood, FL USA
Boeing-Vertol
CH-46A
2076 151926 w/o 24aug93 asg HC-5 Det 5 aboard the USS White Plains (AFS-4); crashed in the desert between Jebel Ali and Fujairah, UAE killing all 4 crew members
Bell
UH-1B Iroquois
342 N98126 NC Forest Service Display Helicopter; Served as firefighting suppression and support aircraft until 12jul06
Eurocopter
EC225LP
2797 F-HLIS 01jun18 with firefighting equipment near Avignon
US Navy
US VX-1
In Memory of our three VX-1 shipmates who all perished in a SH-2F helicopter aircraft # 149765 on June 24th, 1977 https://www.forevermissed.com/lost-shipmates-vx1/
Eurocopter
EC120B
1207 ZS-RZZ private from 2009; 08jun18 at Grand Central
Aerospatiale
AS332B Super Puma
2345 HD.21-11 07jun18 Cazaux returning to Spain, after exercise APROC 2018
Aerospatiale
AS332B Super Puma
2345 HD.21-11 07jun18 at Evreux airbase, France, flight route Gilze-Rijen -> Evreux -> Cazaux and so on to Spain, after exercise APROC 2018
Sikorsky
HSS-2 Sea King
61-293 151557 w/o 06jun73, HC-2 SH-3G type (?); This Aircraft is at the bottom of the Western Atlantic; after a flight from the US Guam ended in a loss of control when the ASE malfunctioned and the helo impacted the water; After an hour and 20 minutes all four crew-members were rescued by another helo (HC-2).
Bell
OH-58A Kiowa
41722 71-20861 1983-1994, I was an AO, Troop D IA ARNG Waterloo, Iowa. Frank Miller
Boeing-Vertol
CH-46F
2514 156444 Apr15 at Davis Monthan AFB AMRG
Sikorsky
H-19B Chickasaw
55-702 52-7573 Jun18 in final assembly after restoration work has been completed. It is still located at the Connecticut Air & Space Center
Sikorsky
S-76C
76-0602 ? at Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico from May18
Boeing-Vertol
234LR
MJ-022 P2-CHJ 04jun18 to Wagga Wagga
Eurocopter
AS350B3 Ecureuil
3507 EC-MYU 03jun18 at Miguel Barros Heliport in all grey color scheme
Boeing-Vertol
234LR
MJ-022 P2-CHJ 04jun18 arrived at Essendon
Bell
222UT
47549 ET-AVF TNA, Ethiopia from Oct17; Ferried by myself from Schider Aviation, Austria to Addis Ababa
Bell
222UT
47572 ZS-RJD Henley Air from Nov17; Air Ambulance
Bell
222UT
47570 ZS-RDV Henley Air from Nov17; Air ambulance
Bell
222UT
47524 ZT-RHA Bought by Henley Air; Jun18 in process of being returned to service as ambulance
AgustaWestland
AW139
31716 M-SHRM 02jun18 heading towards Newmarket from Epsom Derby


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