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Sikorsky
HSS-2 Sea King
61-146 149728 1985?-2002 at NAS Patuxent River. First as SH-3H test bed, later as SAR asset; 2002 to IMP in Halifax for rework; 2004 main rotor cut tail off in a shipboard landing mishap
AgustaWestland
AW109SP GrandNew
22348 G-MOAL 21feb18 above Melton Mowbray heading south
Eurocopter
EC135P2
0284 HI1020 Helidosa from Mar17
Aerospatiale
AS332L Super Puma
2063 - Feb18 to be parted out and scrapped in Norway
Sikorsky
S-76D
76-1011 JA911B Dec17 at Naha, Okinawa
Kaman
SH-2F
202 161652 1990/91 asg HSL-36 Det.9 on USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082) during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Sikorsky
HRS-3
55-989 144252 Oct59-Dec52, at NAS Whidbey Island and served as one of two we had for our very first Search and Rescue team and was still there when I left; Noisy and rattled like crazy but somehow we got the job done as the current SAR team is noted as one of the best today. A model A compared to what they have today
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
222 130045 w/o 22jun55
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
223 130046 w/o 10jun55
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
219 130042 w/o 28apr55
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
123 128569 w/o 19jan55
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
145 128591 w/o 16feb55
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
228 130051 w/o 18feb55
Piasecki
HUP-1 / UH-25A Retriever
6 124593 w/o 04mar55
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
211 130034 w/o 02mar55
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
266 134437 w/o 18may54
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
36 128482 w/o 05apr54
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
48 128494 w/o 03aug52
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
40 128486 w/o 18mar52
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
56 128502 w/o 06may52
Piasecki
HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever
49 128485 w/o 23jun52
Bell
429
57107 M-YMCM 23feb18 at Fort William, Highlands, Scotland
US Navy
US HSL-33 Seasnakes
1980, Paul Aster, Plane Captain HAL 33
US Navy
US HC-3 Pack Rats
1980, I was with Det.104 on the USS Mars (AFS-1) then cross deck to the USS Flint (AE-32) with CH-46D /04 and /10
US Navy
US HC-4
1966-1967, I was in HC-4 at the Norfolk Naval Air Station. Flew in the H-46, SH-3, and H-34's. Went aboard the USS Camden (AOE-2) the first fast attack supply ship to train them in flight operations. AT2 Mark Linn
Bell
212
30900 VH-JJY Jayrow helicopters in Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne from Oct13
Bell
TH-1L Iroquois
6413 157818 Fatal crash when rotor blade malfunction caused helicopter to disintegrate
US Air Force
US 432 TDG
As I remember it became part of the 432nd TAC group in 1970 and in 1971 we became the 11th TDS. The drones as I recall were Firebees. The C-130 were 496 and 497. We were part of a Sperry Rand drone development project.
Army Air Corps
UK 26 Flight
I was with 26 Flt AAC in Verden. Initially the Engineers Air Troop had Saunders Roe Skeeters, which were then replaced by the Sioux aircraft. Our Allouetts were replaced by Westland Scouts which were later equipped with wire guided missiles.. I have afew photographs of the flight with Alouettes and Scouts.. Our hangar was an old second world war Cavalry stables. In the hotter weather it was not unusual to see a Skeeter take off and actually inadvertently run up the roof of the stables to gain enough forward speed to take off. It was so cold there in the winter months that it was a regular thing for us to have to unstick the aircraft skids from the ice and to use space heaters before we were able to start the machines. Also if you did not wear gloves you were likely to leave some of your skin on the frameworks of the machines.
Boeing-Vertol
CH-47A Chinook
b-164 65-07992 Preserved on display at the US Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis, VA by Feb18; It is partially restored to B347 configuration
Bell
CH-135 Twin Huey
32016 N91378 State Dept from Dec17
NH Industries
NH90 NFH
1227 N-227 Type reference "M.T. 81730" instead of "CSX 81730"
Bell
206A
363 ? Colombia
Bell
206L-4 Long Ranger
52133 PNC-0923 Feb18 still in service, helicopter destroyed in 2013 was PNC-0924
AgustaWestland
AW139
31386 5N-BOX 16feb18 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport


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