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  • norway 720 skvadron

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    720 squadron
    Royal Norwegian Air Force

    1967 to 2014    





    Helicopters

    720 skvadron
    The 720 squadron was established at Gardermoen 1 april 1967. This was a result of merger of 7190 support wing at Rygge 7191 support wing at Sola and 7192 support wing at ├śrland. In the beginning 720 sqn. Operated 6 Bell 47,3 Bell UH-1B          1 DHC-3 Otter and 4 SAAB Safir. In 1976 the 720 squadron moved to Rygge airbase where it is still today. In the periode between 1967 to 1990 720 sqn. operated 16 different UH-1B. Today the 720 sqn. operates 6 Bell 412SP.



    Summer 2014 the 720 squadron was disbanded. The Bell 412 helicopters at Rygge were transferred to 339 squadron.


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1976/14RyggeENRY
    1967/76GardermoenENGM



    Models

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    YearsModels
    1990/14412
    1967/90UH-1B Iroquois





    Operations


    DatesOperation
    18-may-9828-may-98DK Co-Operative Jaguar 98
    04-oct-9406-oct-94NL SAR meet 1994
    mar-78jul-79LB UNIFIL / NorAir / ItalAir


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