germany Marinefliegergeschwader 5


MFG5 : Naval Aviation Wing 5
German Navy

1958 to present    


Marinefliegergeschwader 5
Stationed at Kiel-Holtenau, operates Sea Kings Mk41 in SAR role

01jan58 - Marine-Seenotstaffel (Navy-SAR Sqd) in Kiel-Holtenau.
18jun58 - First Sycamore arrived.
16jul59 - Renaming Marine-Seenotstaffel (Naval-SAR Sqd) into Marine-Dienst- und Seenotgruppe (Naval Service- and SAR Group).
01oct61 - Renaming Marine-Dienst- und Seenotgruppe (Naval Service- and SAR Group) into Marine-Dienst- und Seenotgeschwader (Naval Service- and SAR Wing).
25oct63 - Renaming Marine-Dienst- und Seenotgeschwader (Naval Service- and SAR Wing) into Marinefliegergeschwader 5 (Naval Air Wing 5).
30may67 - Sycamore fast flight.
Kiel-Holtenau is also called Home of the Naval Air Wings, every NAW started here. There are still plans to close the Air Base and concentrate the helicopters at NAW3 in Nordholz

Official Farewell from Kiel on Sat 23th June 2012. MFG5 (NAW5) will be based in Nordholz/Germany, together with MFG3 (NAW3).

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Sea Lion Delivered to MFG5, 11-Jun-20 : #SeaLion German Navy’ Naval Air Wing 5 (Marinefliegergeschwader 5, MFG5) at Norholdz airbase took delivery of the NH90 NTH (Naval Transport Helicopter) Sea Lion. The official reception ceremony will take place on June 25

German Navy Selects NH90 to Replace Sea Lynx, 31-Jul-19 : #NH90 The German Naval Aviation, Marineflieger, selected the NH90 NFH as the basis of the new “Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter” (MRFH) to be delivered from 2025. The NH90 in its “Sea Lion” variant is currently replacing the Navy’ Sea King. At least another 30 MRFH are expected to replace current Westland Sea Lynx Mk88A at the Naval Aviation Wing 5 in Nordholz

5,000 Flight Hours for German Navy’ Trainer EC135, 25-Jul-19 : #trainer The Marineflieger, German Naval Aviation, completed 5,000 flight hours of training with the civilian EC135 operated by DL Helicopter Technik in Nordholz

NH90 Maintenance Training Rig to German Navy, 18-Jun-19 : #SeaLion Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH delivered a state-of-the-art training equipment for technicians with a functional cockpit of the NH90 “Seelöwe” (Sea Lion) during the German Armed Forces Day at Nordholz. First of 18 helicopters to be delivered in October


2012/    Nordholz ETMN


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2019/    NH90 NFH
2013/    EC135P2+
2012/    Super Lynx mk88a
1973/    Sea King
1963/74S-58 H-34
1958/67Type 171 Sycamore


23-jun-1223-jun-12 Fly out MFG-5 Kiel
17-may-1021-may-10BE SAR meet 2010
may-09may-09NL SAR meet 2009
26-jun-0827-jun-08 SAR Meet 2008
20-jun-0525-jun-05 SAR meet 2005

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