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  • Frank
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    More S61 pics

    Hi Guys,

    I've just added 5 more pictures taken by Air Corps of the new S61 to the IrishAirPics.com website, click here to see them.


    Regards,

    Frank.

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  • John
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    A pic of the S-61 on www.military.ie

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  • Stinger
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    Thats a great shot Frank thanks, pity they didn't make the 301 (SAR) sqn badge bigger and put it in a more prominent spot. But anyway thats just a tiny detail.

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  • Frank
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    Air Corps S61N info

    Hi guys,

    The Air Corps Sikorsky S61N had the civil reg EI-CXS and was initially delivered to the Air Corps on the 13th Jan 2003.

    It arrived in Sligo on Thursday the 8th May and as far as I am aware, the crews are supposed to be working up and will assume SAR duties from the Finner Dauphin sometime in June.

    The helicopter is on lease from CHC Ireland with Air Corps pilots but it will be maintained by a civilian crew.

    I'm not sure of the rest of it's history but I'll see what else I can come up with.


    Regards,

    Frank.

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  • Silver
    Sqdn. Ldr

  • Silver
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    Nice one Frank.

    It look's excellent !

    About time "IRISH AIR CORPS" was displayed on a heli !

    Hopefully this is the start of good things to come.

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  • yooklid
    6-40509-04014-7

  • yooklid
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    Thanks Frank, you the man.

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  • Turkey
    Brigadier General

  • Turkey
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    Nice pic, Frank, thanks.
    :flagwave:

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  • Gunner Al
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    Quite impressive. When did it arrive?

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  • Frank
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    New S61N Picture!

    Hi Guys,

    I was sent a picture of the new Irish Air Corps S61N today and I've put it up on my website, click here to see it:

    IrishAirPics.com/AirCorps


    Regards,

    Frank.

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  • Vmax
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    The S-61 over Swords today at lunchtime was EI-MES in coast guard colours .The Aer corp s-61 is still in the hanger at Bal grounded.

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  • sledger
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    Anyone got any pictures of it in Air Corps markings?

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  • Bailer
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    Saw the S-61 Flying over Swords today at Lunch Time. Standard Red/White color scheme but had Irish Air Corps Roundels.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    Thats the fella allright...it even hauls the heli into the hangar once its on deck..removing the need for the McTaggart scott handling system,and guys falling about on a pitching deck with chains and cables..

    Thanks steve...welcome.

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  • sarsteve
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    Goldie, the kit in question is the Beartrap. When it comes to flying helos onto the deck of a pitching ship, it is the ultimate little toy. With the beartrap, any helo fitted with the necessary equipment, can be flown onto any ship(again with the fitted equipment) during any type of weather condition.
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    Last edited by Guest; 1 May 2003, 19:35.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    In the event the design is the smallest vessel capable of operating a Heli in atlantic conditions. 72m at the waterline is the absolute minimum..
    The harpoon is possibly inferior also,given the seastates its expected to operate in.
    Could the Bearcat in use by the canooks and US be superior? It hauls the heli onto the deck,instead of relying on the pilot to judge the roll..

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