SAR Helicopters

These pictures are (C) Finbar O'Connor EI0CF

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S61 approaching the stern of the Dun Laoighre Lifeboat, in Dublin Bay 25th November 1998.

We were winched off the lifeboat to the Helo as part of a training exercise, then flown back to Dublin Airport.

Text by Finbar O'Connor EI0CF

The interior of the S61 callsign EI-CNL. This is an action shot, let me explain. I have already been winched aboard from the lifeboat. Looking down the aircraft towards the front we see a crewman pulling in the next man being winched , who is just about to sit down on the floor of the aircraft, looking at the cockpit we see one of the pilots peering back to see how things are progressing. On the port side of the aircraft below the yellow helmet is the aircraft stretcher, the machine astern of the helmet is the FLIR, note the screen display.

Text by Finbar O'Connor EI0CF


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