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    News about Sikorsky S-61 H-3



    Workshop Ships Last Marine One’ Engines, 18-Feb-21 : #MarineOne Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) at MCAS Cherry Point, NC, completed work and shipped the last T58 engines for the Presidential helicopter VH-3D. From this year the new Marine One will be the VH-92A

    New Parts Distributor for S-61, 29-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 United Aero Group named distributor for the Sikorsky S-61 helicopters including the Sea King, S-61L and S-61T variants. Over 7,000 line items now in inventory

    Canadian S-61 and Bell 212 Avionics Upgrades, 29-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 Maxcraft Avionics to retrofit Canadian Helicopters’ Bell 212 and S-61 helicopters with Astronautics Roadrunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI)

    High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting, 22-Jan-20 : #firefighting Using a computed launch of liquid pellets from high altitude, the HyDrop system developed by Elbit Systems lifts the long standing restriction on nighttime aerial firefighting

    RMS Wins Canadian CH-124 Sea King Bidding, 14-Aug-19 : #SeaKing Rotor Maxx Support Limited (RMS), a well known Sikorsky S-61/H-3 support centre part of VIH Group, acquired 15 of the recently retired Canadian Armed Forces’ CH-124 Sea King helicopters. VIH currently operates 8 civilian S-61 in its fleet

    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

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