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    #46
    Well, I'm not sure. My info says that 771 sqn. is the only unit in the RN flying those colours on the Sea King......, and 771 sqn. is located at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.
    And since Culdrose is in Cornwall...., we can agree on that one

    As I'm sure you know, RNAS Culdrose is also HMS Seahawk, and HMS Gannet moved from Culdrose to Prestwick in the early 70's.
    HMS Gannet housed the 819 sqn. until decommissioning in 2001.

    I still belive the Sea King onyour pictures are from 771 sqn. and that it is in fact Sea King #823 landing there
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      #47
      This is an interesting debate. I know very little about RNAS Culdrose but I am aware that it would be too far away to provide good emergency cover for this area.

      To quote the RN website for HMS Gannet:
      There are 3 Sea King Mk5 helicopters at HMS Gannet. They are painted Red and Grey to aid visibility and to denote them as rescue assets.

      and

      Additionally, Gannet SAR provides an important medical evacuation service to the many island communities on Scotland's West coast.

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        #48
        A little Robinson R-44 at Kvernberget in June 2008
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          #49
          This is an interesting debate.
          I totally agree!!!!
          A debate like this forces me to search the internet for inf, it can make me go through many of my aviation books again, I'll learn a lot about NAS bases and the geography of Great Britain I didn't know yesterday, and above all I learn a lot about the liveries and ways to identify aircraft and helicopters.

          You might be right, it's most certainly a Sea King from HMS Gannet/Prestwick, but then it can't be a 771 sqn. one
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            #50
            I recall seeing a very small helicopter that was doing aerial photography landing at a local restaurant. The passenger got out and, after a while, the pilot also decided to get out.

            The ground at the landing site was sloped with a ditch and, when the pilot got out, the helicopter tipped tail-down until the pilot realised what was happening and grabbed hold of the front of the craft.

            They must be very finely balanced?

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              #51
              Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
              As you might know, a typical Sea King on rescue duty in the Royal Navy is yellow.
              Nope... didn't know any of that... at all...
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                #52
                Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                A little Robinson R-44 at Kvernberget in June 2008
                I think this is the same type of 'copter' used by the electricity authority of Nord Trondelag county here in Norway, a yellow one used for inspections of power lines from the air... I saw it at Rorvik a long while back, maybe one or two months ago...
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                  #53
                  A Czech Republic Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter at the 2007 NATO Exersice TigerMeet at Ørland Air Base north east of Kristiansund


                  Nice TigerMeet decoration


                  Maybe they used all their money on paint...? Not much left for tires anyway...


                  And to fly a helio like this from the Czech Republic through most of Europe up to Ørland...? Shaky-shaky.... (Come to think of it, they must've been transported in a Hercules or something).
                  Anyway, here's the rear "office"


                  Last edited by Sterkoder; June 3rd, 2009, 00:00.
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                    #54
                    A Sikorsky S-61 in the Helicopter Service AS (now CHC helicopters) 1980's livery at Kvernberget


                    Bell Cobra from U.S. Marines at Kvernberget during the NATO exersice Team Work 1980


                    Boeing SeaKnight of the U.S. Marines and USS Saipan at Kvernberget 1980


                    Westland Wasp of Royal Marines same year


                    We aslo had Sikorsky Stallions at Kvernberget, but I have no images of them.
                    Let me throw in a pencil drawing I made of the type....
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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                      We aslo had Sikorsky Stallions at Kvernberget, but I have no images of them.
                      Let me throw in a pencil drawing I made of the type....
                      Great drawing.... high class caricature you have done there! Well done!
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                        #56
                        Radio controlled?

                        Look again!

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                          #57
                          A Sikorsky S-92 about to land at Kvernberget Airport in Kristiansund.
                          The helicopter belongs to CHC Helicopters and came in from some oilrig out in the ocean.
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                            #58
                            A SeaKing above Trondheim Airport today, heading northwards, September 15th 2009:

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                              #59
                              Oh, the Sea King is a beautiful helicopter, specially in RNoAF SAR colours...

                              Then, I didn't see the video of that low flying BO-105 helicopter until today.
                              Radio controlled?

                              Look again!
                              In fact, nope! It's the most impressive BO-105 flying I've ever seen. And the more I look at it, the more it reminds me of the way Hauptmann Karl Zimmermann of the German Army flies.
                              I would guess this might be his son..., Charlie...?
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                                #60
                                Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                                We aslo had Sikorsky Stallions at Kvernberget, but I have no images of them.
                                Let me throw in a pencil drawing I made of the type....
                                Sterkoder, you should make more of these... I love caricatures of such high quality!
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