Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Postby sgkoksijde on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 1:51 pm

In the morning there was a rescue exercise with participation of the 40th Sqn. We all hoped to see a seaking landing on the beach again, but they've send their new toy, which didn't land on the beach unfortunatly (probably due to the radom under the fuselage...)

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NH-90NFH RN03 making an IFR approach RWY29 in the afternoon
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And in the afternoon Seaking RS04 made two practice landings at the hospital in Veurne
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I hope you like them
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Re: Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Postby 138EAW on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 2:40 pm

Very nice :rock: Got a soft spot for 40 Sqn and Koksijde, it was the first overseas base and show I went too :smile:

How much longer have the Sea Kings got? Last I read they were going to be retired sometime in 2016. Also isn't Koksijde future in doubt? :sad:
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Re: Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Postby Flare Path on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 2:52 pm

Really like the Sea King - penultimate one is POTW candidate! Superb. :up:
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Re: Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Postby Robin on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 3:59 pm

Very nice pictures. It is evident from Pic No 2, the NH90 has quite a downwash. Having been winched on a number of times by the Sea king, this may have been the problem with it not landing on the beach.

Robin.
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Re: Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Postby sgkoksijde on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 9:51 am

Our seakings will normally soldier on until 2018 if all goes well. The main reason the NH-90 doesn't land on the beach is the radom under the fuselage which had very little clearance between the ground...
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Re: Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Postby Homebe on Sun 16 Aug 2015, 1:16 pm

On August 24th, 2015, the NH-90s will take over, for the first time, the alert SAR role from the Sea Kings.

V.P.
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Re: Belgian Coast: Koksijde rescue

Postby bigcrow on Sun 16 Aug 2015, 6:24 pm

Lovely shots particularly the Sea Kings great light
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