There is the long service life of the B-52 bomber, and there is that of the Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft. But having a chopper like the Sea King running a show for 50 years impresses us too.
Such is the case for the Royal Canadian Air Force CH-124 Sea Kings, as the Sikorsky SH-3 helicopter is designated north of the American border.
The Canadian Sea King community had it’s own party in Halifax, Nova Scotia, around the turn of July/August 2013 in the new hangar of 12 Wing Shearwater.
Highlight of the Sea King festivities is the specially painted chopper with number 434.
© 2013 AIRheads’ Marcel Burger