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  • The S-61 on lease to the Air Corps has been delivered

    Hi Guys,

    Just after finding out that the Sikorsky S61 on lease to the Air Corps for SAR duties in Sligo is currently in Baldonnel for crew training.

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  • #2
    The FAS website has an advertisment for a Winchman with the civvie contractor in the SAR role, €42,000 a year! Are the AC personnel paid this much??
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    • #3
      Anyone know what colour is this s-61-red and white I presume? Does It have a military reg as previous leased craft with the IAC did e.g. puma (242), gulfstream III (249).



      • #4
        EI-CNL is its current reg,painted in typical Coastguard Livery of red and white..but why change that really..It will be getting a tricolour roundel and an AC rec as soon as it gets a wash..The AC guys on the other boards say its manky. Saw it myself in shannon last week and it is a bit on the sooty side.
        The word from other pilots is that they need 150 Hours on type before they get to keep it,and they already pranged it once. So far they have accumulated 50 hours in 8 months.

        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.


        • #5
          Any updates on the S-61 ?

          Has it been "scrubbed up" yet ?
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