Sikorsky S-61 H-3

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VIH S-61 Recovered Damaged RCAF Twin Otter, 28-Mar-19 : #sling A damaged Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter airplane was recovered by a S-61 from VIH Helicopters some 140 kilometres north of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.

Night Firebombing for the First Time in Australia, 08-Jan-19 : #firefighting Night firebombing deployed for the first time in Australia when Coulson’ helicopters based at Ballarat and Mangalore were sent to the Rosedale fire in Gippsland and operated overnight within an area of 500 hectares

Farewell to Canadian Sea King, 22-Dec-18 : #SeaKing Royal Canadian Air Force Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King last official flight after 55 years of service

Canadian Sea King 405 New Home in Trenton, 05-Dec-18 : #SeaKing The Sikorsky CH-124 #405, one of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) longest-serving Sea King helicopters arrived at her new home in the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) in Trenton, Ontario

Last Flights for Canadian CH-124 Sea King, 29-Nov-18 : #SeaKing Sea King CH-124 #17 painted in original Royal Canadian Navy colors performed cross-country flight in recognition of their 55 years of service. The CH-124 Sea King has flown more than 550,000 flight hours with the Canadian Armed Forces since 1963

Canadian Sea King Going Out with Style, 26-Jul-18 : #history Last Sea Kings flying with 12 Wing ending more than 55 years of service with Canadian Armed Forces. #17 has been painted in original Royal Canadian Navy colours and undertaking a cross-country flight

Sikorsky Honors HM Coastguard, 18-Jul-18 : FIA 2018 Sikorsky celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). HM Coastguard began using the S-61 in 1983. Nowadays flies 12 S-92

New York Guards Remembered Jolly 85 Crash, 14-Jun-18 : New York Air National Guard remembered the 7 airmen killed on June 13, 1978 HH-3E “Jolly 85” accident. The “Jolly Green Giant” rescue helicopter crashed into Trembleau Mountain outside of Keeseville, NY

CHI Aviation S-61 to Support US Military in Afghanistan, 22-May-18 : CHI Aviation awarded contract to provide 2 additional S-61 to support U.S. Military troop and cargo movement in Bagram, Afghanistan. CHI currently operates 2 S-61 from Kandahar

USAF Combat, Search and Rescue Evolution, 17-May-18 : #CSAR From the YR-4 rescue in Burma during WWII, through the HH-43 Huskie and HH-3E Jolly Green Giant in Vietnam, to nowadays Pave Hawks, the combat search and rescue will continue to evolve and grow

RMAF S-61 Nuri Celebrates 50 Years of Service, 18-Sep-17 : Sikorsky and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) celebrated 50 years of service of the S-61A-4 Nuri helicopter

CHI Aviation Joins Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts, 29-Aug-17 : #HurricaneHarvey CHI Aviation has deployed crew and aircraft to assist with disaster relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey at request of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

First Transatlantic Flight by Civilian Helicopter, 31-May-17 : CHC (then Okanagan) and Sikorsky celebrated the 52nd anniversary of the first transatlantic ferry flight by a civilian helicopter, a S-61N, which was also the first unescorted crossing by helicopter

Canadians Ends Relief Operation in New Zealand, 21-Nov-16 : #eqnz Canadian frigate HMCS Vancouver with its Sea King helicopter originally in New Zealand for the 75th RNZN Anniversary completed emergency relief operations in affected area hit by the earthquake

Spanish Amphibious Exercise GRUFLEX 61, 14-Nov-16 : 1,200 Spanish marines, elements from the Spanish Army and Air Force along the Portuguese Navy taking part of amphibious exercise GRUFLEX 61 in Cadiz and the Balearic Islands

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