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  • united kingdom 16 Flight

    Army Air Corps


    16 Flt :

    1958 to 2003    




    Variously, a subordinate Flight within an AAC Squadron, latterly its existence was as an Independent Flight. Formed at Noble Field, Kuala Lumpur in 1958 as part of 656 Squadron (there does not appear to have been a 1916 Flight preceding it), it disbanded on 31 Mar 1962, to reform the next day as a Flight within 653 Squadron in Aden. It moved to Malaysia in Sep 1962 and was still at Kuching in Sep 1964, when it transferred its Skeeters and became the Air Troop of 4 RTR - which itself disbanded in 1966.

    Reformed in Oct 1969 as an independent 16 Flight with Sioux AH.1 at Dhekelia in Cyprus. After the first of 4 Alouette II returned on 10 Oct 1977 (following its absence since Jun 1962), the Sioux were finally swapped for Alouette in 1978. In Nov 1988, the Alouette were replaced by the Gazelle AH.1. 16 Flight disbanded in Cyprus on 31 March 2003.


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1969/03CY Dhekelia
    1962/64MY KuchingWBGG



    Models

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    YearsModels
    1988/03SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    1977/88SE3130 Alouette II
    1969/78Sioux
    1962/64Skeeter 7




    16 Flt List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    1500 se3130 1960 XP967 : 16 Flt by May 1984
    - G-BSFN : M AND P Food Products Ltd May90-Jan98
    : private Jan98-Jun00
    - G-UGLY : private Jun00-Feb07
    - HA-PPC : private Hungary from Mar07; w/o at Breighton Airfield, Selby, North Yorks+
    1582 se3130 1961 XR378 : AAC, test serial F-WIEM; Delivered as XJ378 in error; 6 Flt (Netheravon)+
    - G-BSFS : M and Food Products Ltd May90-May97
    - N9ZJ : Precision Helicopters Llc at Winters, CA
    : Denali Helicopters at Anchorage, AK Apr07-Apr08
    : Lohman Helicopter at Kendrick, ID Apr08-Dec10
    : private at Clarkston, WA Jan11-Apr19
    : private at Issaquah, WA from Apr19
    1583 se3130 1961 XR379 : dd May 1961 as F-WIEN to Middle Wallop. Originally serialled XJ379 until c+
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) G-CICS : MoD Army Historic Aircraft Flight at Army Aviation Centre Middle Wallop No+
    - 2-ALOU : Apr18 overhauled and re registered 2-ALOU. Based near York, UK with permis+
    : moved to new owners at White Waltham EGLM, 2-ALOU retained.
    1979 ah.1 1984 ZB678 : 16 Flt by Mar 1990
    2003 ah.1 1984 ZB690 : 16 Flt by Mar 1990, until 2003



    Operations


    DatesOperation
    20-jul-7430-sep-74CY Partition of Cyprus