RCAF CH-124 Sea King in 50th Anniversary paint scheme (Image Cpl David Randell, 12 Wing Imaging Services, Shearwater, N.S. © RCAF)

Canadian Sea Kings golden jubilee

RCAF CH-124 Sea King in 50th Anniversary paint scheme (Image Cpl David Randell, 12 Wing Imaging Services, Shearwater, N.S. © RCAF)
RCAF CH-124 Sea King in 50th Anniversary paint scheme (Image Cpl David Randell, 12 Wing Imaging Services, Shearwater, N.S. © RCAF)

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

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