portugal Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 711

Força Aérea Portuguesa


711 Search and Rescue Squadron
Portuguese Air Force

1993 to 2006    




Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 711
Also known as The Albatrozes (Albatrosses), Esq 711 was a mixed unit of SAR helicopters and fixed-wing transport aircraft operating from the Azores.



The 711 SAR Squadron was created in 1993, by the merger of 752 SAR Squadron with 4 SA330 Puma helicopters with 503 Transport Squadron with 5 C-212 Aviocar planes, it was disbanded when SA330 Puma and C212 Aviocar become out of service. Now their area of responsability is taken by 751 SAR Squadron with EH101 Merlin that maintains a permanente detachment in the Azores with rotating crews.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1993/06LajesLPLA


Models

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YearsModels
1993/06SA330 Puma



Construction Numbers (Not all in this unit)

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1002 sa330c 1969 19502: FAP; ex 9502; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1009 sa330c 1969 19503: FAP; ex 9503; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1004 sa330c 1969 19504: FAP; ex 9504; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
19504: Oct94 with 751Esq. participated in SAR meet 94 from Leeuwarden air base, N+
19504: 21jul96 pictured with Esq 751 at Fairford airshow, UK, participant of Sea +
19504: 2009 special cammo 40 years and 70.000 flight hours
1011 sa330c 1969 19505: FAP; ex 9505; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1019 sa330c 1969 19506: FAP; ex 9506; to F-ZKCH; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR var+
1040 sa330c 1970 19508: FAP; ex 9508; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1046 sa330c 1970 19509: FAP; ex 9509; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1059 sa330c 1970 19511: FAP; ex 9511; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1065 sa330c 1970 19512: FAP; ex 9512; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1270 sa330c 1975 19513: FAP; ex 9513; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; conv SA.330S1 SAR variant
1001 sa330c 1969 9501: FAP; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; w/o 13jun86
1002 sa330c 1969 9502: FAP re-registered to 19502
1004 sa330c 1969 9504: FAP re-registered to 19504
1035 sa330c 1970 9507: FAP. w/o 30mar71
9507: sabotaged by communist militias in Portugal, after being received from Fra+
1050 sa330c 1970 9510: FAP; w/o 18dec73
9510: Damaged at Cantina de Oliveira, Mozambique due to fuel problems while tran+
13 C/N found in this Organisation.



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