State of California s-61 H-3

Four Sikorsky SH-3H Sea-King rescue helicopters were completely refurbished, including the installation of medical interiors and new avionic instruments on the flight deck. The first of these "new" rescue helicopters went in-service in June 2000 as a replacement for the aging fleet of Sikorsky S-58T. The "Sea King" were used by the Sheriffs Department for rescue missions in the National Forest and other remote areas, to transport and insert special weapon teams, to transport personnel in the event of disasters or civil emergencies, and for marijuana eradication and removal missions. A special mission was added in the form of standby rescue and medical evacuation for the Space Shuttle crew and ground personnel in the event of Space Shuttle landings at Edwards Air Force Base.

As of 17nov12 all 5 of the below aircraft have already started the transition back to the Navy system. They are being transferred to HMX-1. 950SB is the last one currently flying. DF and DG are still at LASD awaiting transportation. HJ and 139 already transferred late 2011 and early 2012

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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    61-378 sh-3d     N240HJ: LASD Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department d/d 07nov97; ex +
United States Naval Aviation 152712: US Navy; 1989 SH-3D type HS-17./AK-610

USN; conv SH-3H; 25sep90 pictured as /610 HS-17 USS Abr+
    61-523 ch-3c 1964     N308SB: SBSD San Bernardino County Sheriff Dept; c 2001 sponsons rem+
US Air Force 63-9691: Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-523, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 63-9+

US Coast Guard 9691: CG 9691 was stationed at Air/Sta Traverse City from 198+

Croman Corp N308SE: Croman Corp; 2008
    61-186 hss-2 1963     N3173U: 18aug14 pictured (bot) with County of Los Angeles, Departmen+
United States Naval Aviation 149916: USN; conv HH-3A CSAR variant

Carson Helicopters N3173U: Carson from Nov10; pictured (top) after conversion to S+

Siller Brothers Inc N3173U: Siller from May11
    61-309 sh-3d     N8139T: LASD Los Angeles County Sheriff Dept 1998-2002; ex 152139
United States Naval Aviation 152139: US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-1 ./AR-450

prototype YSH-3D; conv to SH-3D; Conv to SH-3H; to civ +
    61-360 sh-3d     N950DF: LASD Los Angeles County Sheriff Department d/d 07nov07; ex +
United States Naval Aviation 152702: USN; conv SH-3H; 17dec94 to 9H0061/AMARC; 1997 to civ

Aug83 as SH-3D with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth, MA
    61-141 hss-2     N950DG: LASD Los Angeles County Sheriff Department from 2008, ex 149+
United States Naval Aviation 149724: US Navy; conv to SH-3H unk; Aug91 SH-3H type HC-1 /UP-7+

conv UH-3H; 21oct05 pictured as HC-2 /743 USS Mount Whi+
    61-372 sh-3d     N950SB: LASD Los Angeles Co Sheriff Dept d/d 07nov97; ex 152707
United States Naval Aviation 152707: USN; conv SH-3H; 13dec93 to 9H0054/AMARC; 1997 to civ

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