The S-61L first flew on 2 November 1961. It is was 4ft 3in (1.27m) longer than the standard S-61A/HSS-2/SH-3 in order to carry freight or passengers. Initial production S-61Ls were powered by two 1350shp (1005kW) GE CT58-140 turboshafts. The S-61L features a modified landing gear with straight strut legs on each side. Los Angeles Airways was the first civil operator of the S-61L, introducing them on 11 March 1962. Many S-61Ls were subsequently updated to Mk II standard with more powerful CT58-110 engines, vibration damping and other detail refinements.
List of Operators of Sikorsky S-61L
|From||Organisation with model S-61L|
|Construction Numbers on database of S-61L|
|61-031||1960|| N300Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-031, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
|61-032||1960|| N301Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-032, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
N301Y : sold Chicago Helicopter Airways as N301Y 1962-66.
C-FAPO : sold Canada as C-FAPO, unk.
N301Y : rtnd USA as N301Y, unk.
C-FQNG : sold Vancouver Island Helcopters, Ltd as C-FQNG, unk.
|61-033||1961|| N302Y : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-033, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
C-FHHR : Northern Mountain Helicopters May97-Mar01
C-FHHR : Hayes forest services Mar01-Oct08
HL9478 : South Korea, Air Palace Hotel, ex C-FHHR
|61-060||1961|| N303Y : Sikorksy S-61L, c/n 61-060, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
N303Y : My father in law was the pilot, John (Jack) Dupies. Fo+
|61-266||1966|| N304V : Sikorsky S-61L-3, c/n 61-266, ff?; del Los Angeles Airw+ |
CF-OKB : sold Okanagan Helicopters, Ltd as CF-OKB, unk.
C-FOKB : regreg Okanagan Helicopters, Ltd as C-FOKB, unk.
N5368G : N5368G
N266HL : N266HL.
|61-362||1967|| N305V : Los Angeles Airways from 24Jun67 |
C-FPZR : Canadian Helicopters Dec00-Jun02
C-FPZR : Vih Logging Ltd Jun02-Jun06; VIH Helicopters Ltd Jun06-+
PR-HRL : HRT Netherlands op by HRT O&G Exploracao e Producao de +
- : Feb/Mar 2015, sold Sikorsky S61N 1967 Commuter Configur+
|61-363||1969|| N306V : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-363, ff?; del Los Angeles Airway+ |
ZS-HGU : sold Court, South Africa as ZS-HGU, unk.
C-FMAY : sold Coulson Aircrane, Canada as C-FMAY, unk.
19feb16 at Mansfield Airport, Victoria, Australia
|61-393||1966|| N306V : Sikorsky S-61L-2, c/n 61-393, ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N30+ |
G-ATYU : s-61d-1 converted to S-61D-1 & sold to Westland; reg G-ATYU Aug+
G-ATYU : Built as SH-3D. Shipped to Avonmouth (UK), reassembled +
XV370 : Shipped to UK Oct 1966, with GE T-58-GE-10 engines, sub+
ETPS, visit to RAF Chivenor 6 Nov 1981
2006 pictured at HMS Sultan/Gosport
|61-425||1968|| N617PA : PanAm (operated by New York Airways), test serial N6961+ |
09jul70 pictured at New York JFK airport
C-GJDK : Okanagan Helicopters canc Jun83, N144EH ntu
Okanagan Helicopters Feb84-Dec89
C-GJDK : Canadian Helicopters Dec90-Feb93
N425HL : HeavyLift Helicopters 1994-1995
C-GJDK : Canadian Helicopters Mar96-May99
N346AA : Croman Corp from Jun02, S-61 Short type; canc Jul05
w/o 02aug02 at Wendle Creek, BC. 2 fatalities
|61-426||1968|| N618PA : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-426, ff?; del PanAm (operated by+ |
|61-427||1968|| N619PA : Sikorsky S-61L c/n 61-427, ff?; del PanAm (operated by + |
LV-OMG : Helicopteros Marinos; 1982 Escuadron Fenix during Malvi+
ZS-HHP : Court Helicopters, South Africa d/d 10feb86; ex LV-OMG;+
V5-HSP : Govt of Namibia, Namibian Fisheries Dept, as V5-HSP, Ju+
|61-428||1968|| N620PA : PanAm, op by New York Airways from 1968; 1977 still; T+ |
C-GJDR : Okanagan Helicopters, canc Oct89
C-GJDR : Canadian Helicopters Dec90-jun92
N614RM : First Security Bank of Utah Trustee Mar94-Mar96
C-GJDR : Canadian Helicopters Mar96-Nov98
C-GJDR : Coulson Aircrane Aug99-Jul07
C-GJDR : Sunwest Helicopters at Qualicum Beach, BC Jul07-Jun11
N448JS : Carson Helicopters from Jun11
|61-453||1972|| N6981R : Sikorsky S-61L-5, c/n 61-453, ff?; del Carson Helicopte+ |
|61-454||1972|| N4023S : s61n.mk2 Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-454, ff?; del US as N4023S, unk;+ |
G-BCEB : BIH Oct74-Jan93
G-BCEB : Brintel Jan93-May00
29jul94 pictured (top) at St Marys Airport, Isles Of Sc+
G-BCEB : BIH May00-Mar13
Aug03 seen flying from Penzance
Normally based in Penzance. At Plymouth December 2004. +
06aug07 pictured (bot) at Penzance Heliport
Sep12 has not been at Penzance for aprox two years comp+
N618CK : Croman Corp from Apr13
12nov17 delivering four heavy loads to the top of a new+