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  • netherlands SAR Flight

    Koninklijke Luchtmacht

    Royal Netherlands Air Force

    1959 to 1997    

    The SAR flight is founded in 1959, flying Alouette II at Ypenburg. In 1960 two Alouettes are temp detached to Mokmer in New Guinea. In 1967 the flight receives the new Alouette III transferring to Soesterberg in 1968. In 1977 the SAR flight moves to Leeuwarden, close to the aerial shooting ranges. After more than 25 years flying the Aouette the flight receives the more powerfull AB-412SP. After an reorganisation of the air force the SAR flight is renamed 303 SAR sqn in 1997.

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    1977/97Leeuwarden ABEHLW
    1960/62ID Biak/Frans KaisiepoWABB


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    1967/94SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III
    1959/67Alouette II

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    1320 se3160 1966 H-20 : pictured (pic1) with KLu SAR Flight at Leeuwarden
    : pictured (pic2) with KLu SAR Flight at Eelde
    : 02jul93 SAR Flight at De Kooy
    : SAR Flight at Airforce days 1993 Eindhoven
    1367 se3160 1966 H-67 : pictured with Klu SAR Flight at Leeuwarden
    Pakistan Air Force 1367 : from 1994 ex H-67
    1375 se3160 1966 H-75 : SAR Flight. Took part in rescue from Shiokaze on 19 Mar 1993.
    Pakistan Navy 1375 : Pakistan Navy, ex Dutch H-75
    1381 se3160 1966 H-81 : pictured (pic1) with Klu SAR Flight at Twente
    : pictured (pic2) with Klu SAR Flight at Twente
    : SAR Flight. visit Twenthe
    25630 ab412sp 1993 R-01 : 24jan96 Sar Flt. at De Kooy
    Peruvian Navy HAL-460 : Marina from Jul15
    25638 ab412sp 1993 R-02 : 05mar96 Sar Flt. at Eindhoven
    Peruvian Navy HAL-461 : Marina from Jul15


    04-oct-9406-oct-94 SAR meet 1994
    19-mar-9319-mar-93 Rescue from tanker Shiokaze
    07-jul-7212-jul-72UK 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition