Sikorsky S-61 H-3
united kingdom Bristow

1972 to 2015


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2004/13Bristow (Den Helder)NL De Kooy
1983/98Bristow (Falklands) RAF Mount Pleasant
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61-467 S-61N 1969     G-AZNE: suffered a hard landing on the drill ship Glomar north Sea, +
Sikorsky Helicopters N6967R: Sikorsky Apr/May 1969, to I-EVME

Elivie I-EVME: Ischia - Elivie (Napoli-Capri-Sorrento shuttle), to VR-+

- VR-BDU: Brunei, to G-AZNE
61-473 s61n.mk2 1970     G-AZRF: Bristow May72-Apr87, to France
- PK-HBT: Sikorsky serial N6982R, to G-AZRF

- N9115Z: canc Apr88

CHC South Africa ZS-HSZ: CHC, noted 2003; lsd as 8Q-BUZ

Coulson Aircrane C-FTNK: Coulson Aircrane
61-493 S-61N 1972     G-BAKA: Bristow 1972-Apr87
- N9119Z: canc Oct89

- HK-3445X: Colombia, to ZS-HVJ

CHC South Africa ZS-HVJ: CHC Africa Oct89-Sep10

US Department of State N408GG: US State Dept, reser N493WR

US Department of State N493WR: US State Dept Jul11-Jan16

EP Aviation N493WR: EP Aviation Jan16-Mar18

Carson Helicopters N493WR: Carson from Mar18
61-702 S-61N 1972     G-BAKB: Bristow Dec72-Apr87, to France
Erickson N9118M: Erickson leasing 1990-1991

Court Helicopters ZS-HHN: Court, to be confirmed

hayes forest services C-FHFS: Hayes Heli-Log Services ; w/o 15jan01 at Porteau Cove, +
61-703 S-61N 1972     G-BAKC: Bristow Dec72-Apr87, to France as unk
Croman Corp N9119S: Croman ?-1997

Croman canc Dec10

Croman again Jun11-Apr15

- C-FHCH: D.K. Heli-Cropper at Mt Lehman BC, Mar-Nov 1997

Coulson Aircrane C-GJQE: Coulson 2011

EP Aviation N9119S: Oct13 with EP Aviation in Afghanistan

EP Aviation N807AR: EP Aviation Apr15-May19

15jun15 at Kingsland, GA

Construction Helicopters Inc N807AR: Construction Helicopters Inc at Howell, MI from May19
61-471 s61n.mk2 1969     G-BBGS: Bristow Aug73-Apr87; Aug77 pictured at Aberdeen, Scotland; t+
- VR-BDO: Bristow reg Brunei 23Dec69, Jan70 from USA to Malaysia

Court Helicopters ZS-RAX: Court Helicopters South Africa, ex N9116R

US Department of State N561EH: US Dept State Jul11-Jan16

US Department of State N471WR: US Dept State Jul11-Jan16

EP Aviation N471WR: EP Aviation Jan16-Dec17

Coulson Aircrane N471WR: Coulson Aviation (usa) Inc at Portland, OR from Jan18
61-712 s61n.mk2 1973     G-BBHL: Bristow Nov73-Sep08, Sikorsky serial N4032S
Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BBHL: HM Coastguard, owned and maintained by Bristow; based +

Carson Helicopters N364HH: Carson Oct08-Nov10

EP Aviation N364HH: EP Aviation Nov10-Jul16

EP Aviation N817AR: EP Aviation Jul16-Mar19

Construction Helicopters Inc N817AR: Construction Helicopters Inc at Howell, MI from Mar19
61-713 s61n.mk2 1973     G-BBHM: Aberdeen to Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sikorsky Helicopters N4033S: Manufacturer test serial; exported to UK Nov 1973

- 8Q-HUM: Maldives Islands Dec91-May93, rtn Bristow

Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BBHM: HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; 2002 based at Portland on+
61-714 S-61N 1973     G-BBHN: Bristow Dec73-Oct78, to Malaysia
Bristow Malaysia 9M-AWN: Bristow Malaysia

- N160J: Washington Times Aviation Jul04-Nov05

Tongil Air HL9287: South Korea, Tongil Air; w/o 27feb10, burnt out after +
61-718 s61n.mk2 1973     G-BBVA: Bristow Feb74-Sep08, to N364FH
Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BBVA: HM Coastguard operated by Bristow

EP Aviation N364FH: EP Aviation Apr10-May19

Construction Helicopters Inc N364FH: Construction Helicopters Inc at Howell, MI from May19
61-720 s61n.mk2 1973     G-BBVB: Bristow apr74-Jan83, to Malaysia
Bristow Malaysia 9M-PCM: Bristow Malaysia, to N15JX

- N15JX: Jun/Nov 2009

Tongil Air HL9484: South Korea, Tongil Air Systems Nov09
61-735 s61n.mk2 1974     G-BCLA: Bristow Nov74-Oct86
Bristow Malaysia 9M-ELF: Bristow Malaysia from Nov86

Malaysian Helicopter Sevices Aviation Berhad 9M-AVT: MHS, noted 2005

Aero Peace HL9297: Aero Peace, South Korea by 2017
61-736 s61n.mk2 1974     G-BCLB: Bristow Dec74-Jul77
Bristow Malaysia 9M-AVQ: Bristow Malaysia, ex G-BCLB

Tongil Air HL9275: Tongil Air Systems, noted 2007-2009
61-737 s61n.mk2 1974     G-BCLC: Bristow Jan75-Jan08, for HM Coastguard
Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BCLC: HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; based at Sumburgh in th+

Sky Cats Puma Corp N502SC: Sky Cats Puma Corp Mar08-Mar14; conv to S-61 Short

04jun11 pictured near Yorkville, Illinois

Construction Helicopters Inc N502SC: Heligroup 502 Llc at Missoula, MT from Mar14; CHI Aviat+
61-739 s61n.mk2 1974     G-BCLD: Bristow from Feb75; Jun05 to 9M-BED
Bristow Malaysia 9M-BED: Bristow Malaysia Jun05-Jul06, lsd G-BCLD

Akhdar Dayem Association AD-1601: Lebannon Akdar Dayem Jul09, ex G-BCLD
61-750 s61n.mk2 1975     G-BDII: Bristow Sep75-Feb85; to Malaysia
Bristow Malaysia 9M-ELF: Bristow Malaysia Mar-Nov 1985, rtn UK
61-751 s61n.mk2 1975     G-BDIJ: Bristow Oct75-May83, to Malaysia
Bristow Malaysia 9M-AYF: Bristow Malaysia May83-Jun84, back to G-BDIJ

Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BDIJ: HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; pictured; based at Lee-+

US Department of State N436LC: State Dept from Oct10, rereg N751AW

US Department of State N751AW: Baghdad, Iraq

seen flying along the coast adjacent to RAF Akrotiri, +

07jul15 at Coventry City, UK

12jul16 GSA Auction on sale with N216WW. To be confirm+

Croman Corp N629CK: Croman Corp from Dec16

Nov18 undergoing rework at Croman Corp’s White City f+
61-765 s61n.mk2 1976     G-BDOC: in SAR-Meet 2009 at Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands
Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BDOC: Bristow owned and operated G-BDOC was assigned to Sumbu+

attended the fire and explosions at the Piper Alpha pla+

Owned and maintained by Bristow Helicopters on behalf o+

HM Coast Guard Oscar Charlie 1985-2007

US Department of State N426GE: US State Dept Nov11
61-470 s61n.mk2 1969     G-BDRH: Bristow Feb76-Feb77, to Australia
- VR-BDN: Bristow reg Brunei 23Dec69, Jan70 from USA to Malaysia

Bristow Malaysia 9M-ARV: Bristow Malaysia Oct72

Bristow Australia VH-BHY: Bristow Australia 1977-1984

Court Helicopters ZS-HXX: Court Helicoptrs South Africa, ex N9116Y

- N232AC: AUTEC/Csc Applied Tech West Palm Beach Florida from 20+

PAE Applied Technologies LLC, West Palm Beach, FL from +
61-766 s61n.mk2 1977     G-BEKI: Bristow Apr77-Jun77, to Malaysia
Bristow Malaysia 9M-AVO: Bristow Malaysia

EP Aviation N103WF: EP Aviation Apr10
61-768 s61n.mk2 1977     G-BEKJ: Bristow Apr/Jun 1977 for Malaysia
Malaysian Helicopter Sevices Aviation Berhad 9M-AVP: MHS, noted 2003
61-745 s61n.mk2 1978     G-BFMY: Bristow Mar78-Jun00; 23apr00 pictured at Wicken Park Farm, +
Evergreen Helicopters N4040S: Evergreen Helicopters

Aeroleo Taxi Aereo PP-MNL: Aeroleo taxi aereo 2000-2010

Carson Helicopters N420SC: Carson Jul10-Mar12

US Department of State N745AW: State Dept Mar12-Jan16

EP Aviation N745AW: EP Aviation Jan16-Dec17

Coulson Aircrane N745AW: Coulson Aviation (usa) Inc at Portland, OR from Dec17
61-809 s61n.mk2 1978     G-BFRI: Bristow 1978-2006; to BIH
G-BFRI: UN 2000 (Bristow)

British International Helicopters G-BFRI: British International Helicopters Aug06

used for personnel ferrying in JW14-2 during Oct 2014

06apr15 pictured (top) on USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) duri+

provided logistic support for JW15-1 from Stornoway dur+

13oct15 pictured (bot) on HMCS Halifax (FFH 330) off th+
61-819 s61n.mk2 1979     G-BGWJ: 23apr00 pic at Wicken Park Farm, Wicken, Northants
British Executive Air Services G-BGWJ: BEAS Aug88-Jul00

US Department of State N364DZ: State Dept 29Sep08

US Department of State N819WC: State Dept 26Aug10
61-820 s61n.mk2 1979     G-BGWK: Bristow Jul00-Jun09, to Lebanon
British Executive Air Services G-BGWK: BEAS Nov82-Jul00, op by Bristow; to N1346C

- N1346C: USA unk

Akhdar Dayem Association AD-1603: del Akhdar Dayem, Beirut, Lebanon as AD-1603, Jun09.
61-821 s61n.mk2 1979     G-BGWL: Bristow Oct79-May80
- C-GMQF: Dome Petroleum Ltd at Calgary, AB, canc Jul87, to N9104+

Raven Lake Exploration at Abbotsford, BC Aug87-Mar88

Thomson Industries Ltd at Prince Rupert, BC Mar/Jun 198+

VIH Helicopters Ltd C-GMQF: Vancouver Island Helicopters Ltd Jun88-Jan90

- C-GMQF: Carley Logging Ltd at Victoria, BC Jan/Mar 1990

VIH Helicopters Ltd C-GMQF: Vancouver Island Helicopters Ltd Mar90-Apr91

Coulson Aircrane N611RM: USA 1991-1994, Coulson ?

Coulson Aircrane C-FMAG: Coulson Aircrane Sep94-May01

US Forest Service N264F: Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee May01-Nov04, op b+

- ?: Papua New Guinea as unk Dec 2004, op by Coulson ?

- C-FXEC: Executive Transport Airways Ltd at Port Alberni, BC Dec+

Canadian Helicopter Corporation C-FXEC: CHC Feb06-Oct07; PR-HFJ ntu

Coulson Aircrane C-FXEC: Coulson Aircrane Dec07-Jan11

Canadian Helicopters Ltd C-FXEC: Canadian Helicopters Ltd Jan11-Jan13

Coulson Aircrane C-FXEC: Coulson Aircrane Ltd from Jan13

contracted by Bolivian Gov for Amazon firefighting in +
61-824 s61n.mk2 1980     G-BHOF: Bristow Feb80-Apr94, to LN-ONK
- LN-ONK: May94-May95

- G-LAWS: Laws Helicopters Ltd Jul99-Nov04

Air Harrods Ltd G-DAWS: Air Harrods Nov04-May06

British International Helicopters G-VIPZ: BIH May06-Jun09

flew on this to Tresco Island, Isles of Scilly. After +

- G-VIPZ: Heli Med Ltd Jun09-Jun10

US Department of State N824WA: US State Dept Jan11-Sep16, also as N408SC

Croman Corp N627CK: Croman Corp from Sep16; training at Yuma by

This aircraft was never designated as an S-61T. In US S+

Jun19 used for pilot training aircraft for customers ou+
61-825 s61n.mk2 1980     G-BHOG: Bristow Mar80-Sep97, to Brazil
Aeroleo Taxi Aereo PT-YEK: Aeroleo Taxi Aereo 1997-2002

British International Helicopters G-BHOG: BIH Aug06-Sep11

Carson Helicopters N457FC: Carson Oct11, cur

US Department of State N825WL: US Dept State Oct11, cur
61-827 s61n.mk2 1980     G-BHOH: Bristow Apr80-Mar07; 23apr00 pictured at Wicken Park Farm,Wi+
Croman Corp N616CK: Croman Apr07-2015?; 2008 all grey livery; 2009 yellow/+

EP Aviation N806AR: EP Aviation Dec15-Nov19

Construction Helicopters Inc N806AR: Construction Helicopters Inc at Howell, MI from Nov19
61-716 s61n.mk2 1974     G-BIHH: Bristow Sep92-Sep93
Air Greenland OY-HBE: Gronlandsfly 1974-1980

British Caledonian Helicopter G-BIHH: BCH Nov80-Sep88

Malaysian Helicopter Sevices Aviation Berhad 9M-SSK: MHS Aviation Oct88-Aug92

Court Helicopters ZS-RDV: Court 1993-1999

CHC South Africa ZS-RDV: CHC South Africa from 1999, to Canada as unk

EP Aviation N408HH: EP Aviation Jun10-Feb19

2012-pre Afghanistan

Rotor Maxx Support C-GRMJ: Rotor Maxx Support Ltd (RMS) at Parksville, BC from Mar+
61-752 s61n.mk2 1974     G-BIMU: pictured (pic1) at De Kooy, Netherlands during Heldair show
- VH-CRU: Australia, Sikorsky serial N4024S

British Caledonian Helicopter G-BIMU: Caledonian Helicopters Jan81-May90

Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BIMU: HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; 24aug97 Main rotor tips d+

participated in SAR-Meet 2009 at Leeuwarden air base N+

- N7563W: Withrotor Aviation at Lakeview, OR from Apr16
61-822 s61n.mk2 1979     G-BPWB: pictured at De Kooy, Netherlands during Heldair show
Irish Helicopters EI-BHO: Irish Helicopters 1979-1989, all red livery

Irish Helicopters 1991-1997; Rescue for the Department +

Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-BPWB: HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; asg Portland and carri+

Air Greenland OY-HUF: Airgreenland; Mayor inspection at Nuuk
61-761 S-61N 1977     G-BXSN: Bristow Feb98-Feb01
ERA Helicopters N611EH: S-61N-63 d/d ERA 16feb77

- VH-IMQ: Okanagan Helicopters Australia, noted Apr80, ex VH-PTF

Okanagan Helicopters C-GPOH: Okanagan, noted Aug81

Irish Helicopters EI-BLY: Irish Helicopters 1986

Apeared in the film War of the Buttons, filmed in Cork+

Air Logistics N161AL: Air Logistics Mar01

- PR-MDS: Brazil, Apr03-Jan05, to N761N

VIH Helicopters Ltd C-FHCH: VIH Helicopters Dec05-Sep06, ex N761N

Cougar Helicopters C-FHCH: Cougar Sep06-Apr12

EP Aviation N803AR: EP Aviation Apr12-Mar19; conv S-61T?

Construction Helicopters Inc N803AR: Construction Helicopters Inc at Howell, MI from Mar19

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