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  • 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 OrgIn 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+
    61-222 S-61N 1964     N307Y: SFO Airlines 196?-1971; San Francisco Oakland Airlines
    New York Airways N307Y: Sikorsky S-61N-3; New York Airways, Sikorsky serial N30+

    British International Helicopters G-BEIC: BIH Dec76-Jan93

    Brintel Helicopters G-BEIC: Brintel leasing Jan93-May94; Brintel Helicopters May94-+

    CHC Scotia G-BEIC: CHC Scotia Aug00-Nov01

    Canadian Helicopter Corporation C-GROV: CHC Nov01-Jan02

    CHC Sep/Dec 2003, again Feb04-Jan06

    - YV-1033C: Venezuela Feb02-Aug03, lsd CHC

    Helijet International C-GBSF: Executive Transport Airways Ltd Jan06-Jun08; Helijet in+

    Coulson Aircrane C-GBSF: Coulson Apr10-May12

    EP Aviation N804AR: EP Aviation Jun12-Apr19; conv to S-61T ?


    Croman Corp N804AR: Croman Corp at White City, OR from Apr19
    61-523 ch-3c 1964     N308SB: SBSD San Bernardino County Sheriff Dept c 2001 -2008; sponso+
    US Air Force 63-9691: USAF CH-3C d/d 05Sep64; conv CH-3E; 17Aug76-03Oct78 a+

    04jul68 conv to CH-3E type

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

    09oct91 pictured (pic1) at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

    Croman Corp N308SE: Croman from Apr08

    Apr18 with Croman Corp at White City, OR
    61-186 hss-2 1963     N3173U: 18aug14 op by Siller pictured (pic2) with County of Los Ange+
    United States Naval Aviation 149916: USN; conv HH-3A CSAR variant

    Carson Helicopters N3173U: Carson from Nov10; pictured (pic1) after conversion to +

    Siller Brothers Inc N3173U: Siller from May11

    still Siller Helicopters Inc at Yuba City, CA

    pictured (pic3) at Hemet-Ryan airport, Hemet, CA.
    61-223 S-61N 1963     N317Y: San Francisco Oakland (SFO) Airlines Apr74-Nov76
    Sikorsky Helicopters N317Y: Sikorsky S-61N, c/n 61-223 ff?; del Sikorsky as N317Y u+

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries JA9507: del Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in kit form 1963; reass+

    British Airways Helicopters G-BEID: sold UK as G-BEID, 24Nov76; engine fire warning, a/c di+

    - G-BEID: gone from Hanningfield Metals by May 1995. Scrapped ?
    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

    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: SH-3D for US Navy; HS-11 / AU-555 at Farnborough air sh+

    USN; conv SH-3H; 13dec93 to 9H0054/AMARC; 1997 to civ

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