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S-61N SN61822, call sign:G-BPWB

Old 10th Sep 2015, 19:57
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S-61N SN61822, call sign:G-BPWB

We are about to get this ship to Greenland for active SAR duty. It has been in service in Bristow, and was in service for 1 1/2 years in Holland, before stored in Norwich, England.
What I want to know is, if anybody here in this forum has flown this aircraft? And also could share info about this aircraft.
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 22:49
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I think WB was an ex BCAL S-61N which Bristow bought in around 1987.

EDIT The above is not correct, I am getting my registrations mixed up! Thanks for the info

Try a PM to Phil Kemp (search) he is the S-61 expert.

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Old 11th Sep 2015, 07:35
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Don't think it was connected to BCAL. It has been EI-BHO for Irish Helicopters one or two times.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 08:45
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 11:30
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Whiskey Bravo... my pride and joy. But as an engineer I cannot give you any insights into the old girls flying characteristics, sorry. Look after her though please!

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Old 11th Sep 2015, 11:37
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Info WB

Hi, check your PM
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 14:32
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Flew in her but only as a FADEC, i.e. copilot Fully forward not to exceed 106 was the call I shall never forget.

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Old 11th Sep 2015, 14:56
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Hi all
Thats great you all. Nice to see all replies,. Thank you.

When everything is in order, it will be brought to Greenland and to join the arctic climate and once again set up in fully SAR config.
I have received response from several persons involved with this aircraft. That will certainly be helpful to us.

I will post pictures when and if the ship gets here. They say its going to be painted before being shipped up here.

ll right , all for now. .-)
so long
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Old 12th Sep 2015, 20:19
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definitely ex Irish Helicopters, Headed up the shannon SAR contract for quite a few years, previously Kinsale oil rigs, shuttles to Tory island etc etc.i
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 12:45
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delivered in1980 straight from factory to ihl.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 17:18
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was she the one that was last off the production line then? Could never remember if it was BHO/BPWP or BLY, the second IHL s61N
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 19:15
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61827 was the last civil S-61. That operated as G-BHOH with Bristow. I seem to recall its last duties were with the UN. It was a hangar queen at Aberdeen for a while with BHOG from the turn of the century. I think it was one of the ones we sold to BIH as a fuselage for a "data plate swap".
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