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Runs pilot training for German Navy SAR service, from Portland Heliport, using 2 ex Royal Navy Sea King HU.5 leased from the MoD initially until Sep 2018.

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List of Aircraft for HeliOps
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 654 has.1 1970 XV666 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun17 following l+
Royal Navy XV666 : RN HAS.1 f/f 23jun70, d/d 02jul70
: 02Jul70 delivered to NASU RNAS Culdrose; 14Aug70 of 826Squadron, HMS Eagle+
: Displayed at SBAC Farnborough Air Show sep70 when HAS.2 coded 144-E of 826+
: Sep70 826Sq/144-E still Sep 1972; Aug78 Conv HAS.2A, 706Sq /598
: 13Nov78 noted on RFA Fort Grange coded FG.343 of 824Squadron; 12Jun80 note+
: 1986 Conv HAS.5 Fleetlands /598
: 25Feb87 noted RNAS Culdrose NASU uncoded; 09Mar87 to 814Squadro, HMS illu+
: 17jul88 pictured (pic1) as 814Sqn /(2)72 HMS Illustrious at RNAS Portland
: Jul89-Sep91, I was Senior Pilot on 771 NAS (SAR) and XV 666 was on the squ+
: 22feb93 HAS.5 type 771Sqn./CU-823
: 1994 HU.5U type 771Sqn /CU-823
: 16Nov94 noted RNAS Portland coded CU.823 of 771Squadron; 05Jun96 noted RNA+
: 2003 Conv HU.5U 771Sq /823 still 2004; Nov05 771Sq /821; Apr07 VL AMG;+
: Fleetlands by Jul 2009; 771Sq /821 by Nov 2009
: 23jun12 pictured (pic2) as HU.5 type /CU-21 at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day
: 771 Sq/821-CU, stencilled Boscastle Floods on sponsons and rear hull by Ju+
: 31Jul14 with 771 NAS / 821, pictured (pic3) leaving RNAS Culdrose as duty +
: Mar16 771Sqn /(CU-8)21 decommissioned; 11Apr16 last flight from Culdros+
: stored Gosport
wa 899 has.5 1982 ZA166 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun17 following le+
Royal Navy ZA166 : RN HAS5 f/f 04mar82 d/d 01apr82
: 17jan85 as 820Sq /010-N. Squadron visit to Yeovilton
: 1991 HAS5 type grey cammo
: 1996 HAS.5 type 706Sqn /81
: 2001 HU.5U type 849Sqn /CU-189
: 2004 HU5 type 771Sqd /CU-828; Aug07 pictured (pic1) as 771Sqd /16 during R+
: 26nov14 pictured (pic2) as /CU-816 at RNAS Culdrose
: 05mar15 pictured (pic3) at RAF Northolt during Nightshoot XVIII as 771Sq /+
: Dec15 wfu, str at Gosport
: 25jul17 at Fleetlands
: 03aug17 back at RNAS Culdrose depth prior moving to Portland with Heli Ope+

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