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Sikorsky Rescue Helicopter landing

Sikorsky Rescue Helicopter landing

Date Added: 07 September 2007 Contributor: Iain Robertson Year: 2007 Picture No: 1999

Sikorsky Helicopter landing


Are you sure this is a Sikorsky and not a Seaking Comment left on 07 September 2007 at 18:17 by Ronald Young
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.
Comment left on 08 September 2007 at 14:43 by Steve Ellwood
I suppose it could be a Sikorsky - Seaking somewhere to land!!!! Comment left on 08 September 2007 at 19:51 by Anon
This is not a Sikorsky, but a Westland Seaking. This type is a British licensed built Sikorsky S-61, built by Westland. Comment left on 11 September 2007 at 07:42 by Marcel
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. Comment left on 13 September 2007 at 14:50 by Flora Thomson
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