The Return of King Damien

The Return of King Damien

Postby Cyril Dorricott on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 8:02 pm

Here's a quick snap of Sea King Mk.5 XV666 'Damien' having an engine run at RNAS Culdrose today 13th July'17. The old thing spent most of it's military career at Culdrose, most famously serving with 771NAS. Retired from military flight in April '16, it was held in storage untill January 2017 After a rebuild to airworthiness, it'll soon return to flight and enter a new lease of life training SAR crews.
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby PeteM on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 8:19 pm

Great to see her rotors turning again, but the old girl looks a bit bare.
Good to catch up with you yesterday.
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby NickB on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 9:43 am

Damien clearly refuses to die!

Good to see it back - hopefully still around when I'm down in Helston later this month...
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby 114PM on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 10:48 am

Any idea already where it will be based in the future?
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby starbuck on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 11:27 am

If it is for training SAR crews will it be loaned out to Bristows?
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 11:41 am

Great to see. Is it on the civvy reg?
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby Cyril Dorricott on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 6:33 pm

Damien, along with another Mk.5, will be based at Portland,Dorset, where they will train German Navy SAR pilots.

It still carries the serial XV666, no idea if it is or will be on the civvy register.
More information here.
http://helioperations.co/portland
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby G-CVIX on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 7:53 pm

Still lots of life in the old fella! Thanks for posting, I didn't know about this happening until now.
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby 114PM on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:34 am

Thanks! Didn't know about the arrangement with the German Navy.
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 9:10 pm

I've got a lot of time for this. Wonderful sight
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby Tommy on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 10:11 pm

Excellent to see! :king:
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Re: The Return of King Damien

Postby Cyril Dorricott on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 9:45 pm

His sister, ZA166, is nearly ready for flight testing. Seen at RNAS Culdrose 30/11/17
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