norway 339 skvadron

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339 squadron
Royal Norwegian Air Force

1956 to present    






Helicopters

339 squadron norway

339 skvadron
A unit of 139 Luftving at Bardufoss. Bell UH-1B replaced by the 412SP Arapaho.
The 339 sqn. was established at Gardermoen 1 july 1956 as a fighter squadron ,operating F-86K Sabre. In 1963 the fixed-wing era was over ,and the 339 sqn. Was relocated to Bardufoss as a helicopter squadron operating Bell UH-1B. The main task for the 339 sqn. Is to support the army in the Northen Norway. The last Bell UH-1B leaves Bardufoss 16 january 1989. Today 339 sqn. Operates twelve Bell 412SP ,named Arapaho. The first Bell 412SP arrived at Bardufoss and 339 sqn. 15 september 1987.  



From summer 2014, 339 Squadron operate a detachment at Rygge after the disestablishment of 720 Squadron


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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2014/    RyggeENRY
1963/    BardufossENDU



Models

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YearsModels
1987/    412
1963/89UH-1B Iroquois





Construction Numbers (Not all in this unit)

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
545 UH-1B 025: BuNo 62-2025
025: wreck pictured at Rygge airport
1203 UH-1B 1960 079: BuNo 64-14079. Preserved Bodo
079:
079: again painted in its original olive green colour
079: Norwegian Defence Museum
1206 UH-1B 082: BuNo 64-14082. w/o 18sep87
606 UH-1B 086: BuNo 62-2086. w/o 03feb79
1014 UH-1B 086: BuNo 63-13086. to civ as N8769D
- N8769D: USA
- N11NE: JB Helicopters at Thorndike, MA
- N11NE: Southern Cross Aviation Inc at Wilmington, DE Aug06-Oct08
- N11NE: Copter One Llc at Wilmington, DE Oct08-Apr11
- N11NE: High Performance Helicopters at Redlands, CA Apr11-Feb18
- N11NE: Northern X Treme Helicopters Inc at Kelsey, CA from Feb18
1015 UH-1B 087: BuNo 63-13087. to civ as N4389Y
1016 UH-1B 088: BuNo 63-13088. to civ as N204JB
1017 UH-1B 089: BuNo 63-13089. to civ as unk
33130 412sp 1987 130: RNoAF, w/o 04jan88 crashed at Bardufoss due hydraulic system. crew of thre+
33139 412sp 1987 139: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; Nov87 d/d 339 Sqn RNoAF
139: RNoAF; 339Skv. Tag der Heeresflieger
33140 412sp 1987 140: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
140: RNoAF in 2000 720Skv.
33141 412sp 1987 141: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Apr88; 339 Sqn and 720 Sq+
141: RNoAF; 1998 720Skv. white c/s participated in COJA 98
141: 720Skv. heading Fairford
141: 24+25jul99 Fairford air show 720Skv. white c/s
141: 720Skv. returned direction Norway
141: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33142 412sp 1987 142: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Aug88; 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn+
33143 412sp 1987 143: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Aug88; 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn+
143: RNoAF; 339Skv. Tag der Heeresflieger
33144 412sp 1988 144: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
33145 412sp 1988 145: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
145: 2005 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo
145: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33146 412sp 1988 146: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
146: RNoAF; 2005 339Skv.
146: 2010 pictured with 100000hrs operating hours markings for the Bell 412 at +
33147 412sp 1988 147: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Feb89; 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
33148 412sp 1988 148: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
33149 412sp 1988 149: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
149: RNoAF; 2003 339Skv.
33161 412sp 1989 161: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
33162 412sp 1989 162: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
33163 412sp 1989 163: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 720 Sqn
163: RNoAF oct94 720Skv. participated in SAR meet 94 from Leeuwarden air base N+
163: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33164 412sp 1989 164: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn; 2009 con+
164: 720Skv at Skrydstrup Airshow
164: RNoAF; 1998 720Skv. white c/s participated in COJA 98
164: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33165 412sp 1989 165: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Jan90; 720 Sqn
165: At Belgian Helidays 2003
165: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33166 412sp 1989 166: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn; 2009 conv+
166: Dec12, 412HP type, 720 sqd
33167 412sp 1990 167: 1990 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 Sqn
2046 UH-1B 420: BuNo 66-14420. to civ as N6226H
420: was civil built and delivered to Norway NOAF
- N6226H: Pacific Helicopter Services Llc at Kahului, HI from Oct00
- N6226H: Grounded at Hawaii as of Dec14
723 UH-1B 501: BuNo 63-8501. w/o 1980
226 UH-1B 580: BuNo 60-3580. preserved Museum Sola
230 UH-1B 584: BuNo 60-3584
231 UH-1B 585: BuNo 60-3585; preserved as instructional airframe at Sessvollmoen, a Army +
232 UH-1B 586: BuNo 60-3586
810 UH-1B 588: BuNo 63-8588
237 UH-1B 1960 591: BuNo 60-3591. Preserved Bardufoss
243 UH-1B 597: BuNo 60-3597
597: Preserved museum Bodo
259 UH-1B 613: BuNo 60-3613. w/o 21apr71
268 UH-1B 688: BuNo 61-0688. preserved Museum Sola
279 UH-1B 699: BuNo 61-0699. boom to civ as LN-ORW
407 UH-1B 1962 887: BuNo 62-1887. to civ as N91320
- N91320: Avag Inc at Richvale, CA Dec91; Feb20 still
457 UH-1B 937: BuNo 62-1937
477 UH-1B 957: BuNo 62-1957
US Marine Corps 62-1957: Army UH-1B; to USMC; back to Army; to Norway
1085 UH-1B 961: BuNo 64-13961. preserved Rygge
961: preseved on static display outside 720 Squadron hangar
961: 29aug14 pictured in restoration at Rygge Flyhistoriske forening, Rygge, No+
961:
1086 UH-1B 962: BuNo 64-13962. w/o 01apr68
1087 UH-1B 963: BuNo 64-13963. to civ as LN-ORW
1089 UH-1B 965: BuNo 64-13965. w/o 04dec68
1090 UH-1B 966: BuNo 64-13966. preserved Oslo-Gardermoen Museum
1091 UH-1B 967: BuNo 64-13967. w/o 13sep89
513 UH-1B 993: BuNo 62-1993. w/o 24apr81
514 UH-1B 1962 994: RNAF BuNo 62-1994
- N6180A: Jones Aviation Inc at Williams, CA from Oct00; w/o 21jun17 hit power lines during spraying at Colus...
515 UH-1B 995: BuNo 62-1995. to civ as N96NW
516 UH-1B 1962 996: BuNo 62-1996. to civ as N198HM
Helimax Aviation N198HM: Helimax Aviation from Jun99; conv to Garlick-Bell;
- N198HM: Air-Max Inc at Pleasant Hill, OR from Jan15
52 C/N found in this Organisation.


Operations


DatesOperation
19-feb-1622-mar-16 Cold Response 2016
mar-78jul-79LB UNIFIL / NorAir / ItalAir
feb-78mar-78 Exercise Arctic Express 78


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