You dont see Rescue 115 like this most days!!

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You dont see Rescue 115 like this most days!!

Post by Warthog » Tue May 12, 2009 10:41 pm

Hi all, Shannon based Sikorsky S-61N "Rescue 115" EI-RCG of the Irish Coast Guard which is a frequent visitor to Galway Hospital landed behind Galway Lifeboat Station today after 7:30pm and stayed on the ground for well over an hour to show some new Galway Lifeboat Personnel the ropes and a general look around this mighty beast, so i hurriedly got down to her to see, and a big thanks to the crew who were very open and friendly and let me and others in for a look around and a brief on her and the equipement.

I wont bore you with more chat so on with the show!

Enjoy.


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The Winch Used to Lower/Lift Crew and Survivors etc
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The Cockpit
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Looking back from the Cockpit, Behind the Stretcher is a Fuel Tank and FLIR Observer Position, the Blue cover on the ground is the "Sea Tray" this stops saltwater/fluids from gaining access to the inner workings of the S61-N And is easy to maintain
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Preparing for Take Off
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Final Checks
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Dustoff!!
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Bye Bye Rescue 115
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Huge thanks to The Crew of Rescue 115,

Hope you enjoyed them,

Dave.

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Post by Nanolight » Tue May 12, 2009 10:43 pm

Nice pics thanks for sharing.
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Post by N714GZ » Tue May 12, 2009 10:44 pm

Nice work!

Glad to see the hoist has been Harney proofed :)

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Post by lorax » Wed May 13, 2009 2:33 pm

I was told that most of these S-61s ard actually older than the Alloutte IIIs that the AirCorps have retired,

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Post by KeithT » Wed May 13, 2009 2:43 pm

Fantastic photos there, really good :D


According to the database RCG there is 31 years old

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Post by Warthog » Wed May 13, 2009 8:11 pm

Thanks guys for the kind words.

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Post by ADDICT » Thu May 14, 2009 2:24 am

awesome :lol:

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Post by 501 » Sun May 24, 2009 3:32 pm

Very nice ! SAR is 1962 so is 47 yrs old !!

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