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Sikorsky Rescue Helicopter landing
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Sikorsky Rescue Helicopter landing

Sikorsky Helicopter landing
Picture added on 07 September 2007
Comments:
Are you sure this is a Sikorsky and not a Seaking
Added by Ronald Young on 07 September 2007
This is Sea King 137, from RAF Lossiemouth. (Known as Rescue 137 when on a shout).
It was visiting Cromarty for a Coastguard exercise, where the Cromarty team were practicing: helo ops safety, winching up and down, gaining experience of how to help the winchman, and using a high line for stabilised ascents/descents. We also helped the helo team practice a winch up of the Coastguard stretcher [we strapped the Sector Manager on as casualty]. We go one take off; one landing;one low winch up and down on the links and one high winch up and down on North Sutor. The aim is to ensure that Coastguards are familiar with the rescue assets. A month ago, I managed to get a winch up from North Sutor cliffs, and down onto the Invergordon Lifeboat.
Added by Steve Ellwood on 08 September 2007
I suppose it could be a Sikorsky - Seaking somewhere to land!!!!
Added by Anon on 08 September 2007
This is not a Sikorsky, but a Westland Seaking. This type is a British licensed built Sikorsky S-61, built by Westland.
Added by Marcel on 11 September 2007
It's a Westland Seaking 137 RAF Lossiemouth 202 Sqdn. My son, Tipper, has two signed pictures of these helicopters from the crews of the helicopter which he got for Christmas presents.
Added by Flora Thomson on 13 September 2007
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