usa 551st Special Operations Squadron

US Air Force


551 SOS :

1971 to 2007    




551st Special Operations Squadron
Created as 1551st Flying Training Squadron. In 1994 is redesignated the 551st Special Operations Squadron. Conducted helicopter training until it was inactivated in 2007.

In 2009 was reactivated as training unit for the MC-130 and AC-130 Hercules aircraft.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2009/    Cannon AFBKCVS
1991/07Kirtland AFBKABQ
1971/91Hill AFBKHIF

Models

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YearsModels
1994/07S-65 H-53
1990/94S-70 H-60
1971/75H-43 Huskie
1971/87S-65 H-53
1971/92S-61 H-3

List of aircraft

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
65-086 HH-53B 66-14431 : 1998 Ops loss 551 SOS, Kirtland AFB, NM, no fatalaties. Destroyed by USMC +
65-046 ch-53a 66-14471 : ex USMC CH-53A; 1989 to USAF as TH-53A with 551 SOS; 15jul03 AMARC/HC0029;+
US Marine Corps 153277 : USMC CH-53A
65-190 HH-53C 68-10360 : USAF; conv MH-53J; 551 SOS; AMARG/AAHC0036; 18nov11 to Demil Q parts remov+




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