A mixed bag of choppers

Photos of operational aircraft from bases, airports and "spotter" outings
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BigClick67
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A mixed bag of choppers

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Hi everyone,
Here is a mixed set of helicopters that I managed to catch over the last couple of months at various locations throughout northwestern Germany and Holland.
#01 & #02 one of only a couple left meanwhile - UH-1D 73+60 from HTR-30 at Niederstetten in SAR configuration, departing Nordholz after the 2017 SAR Meet:
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#02
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#03 NH90-TTH 78+22 from the International Helicopter Training Center at Bückeburg:
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#04 to #07 sister ship NH90-TTH 79+08 during a visit to Bremen airport last week:
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#06
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#08 & #09 Royal Netherlands Navy NH90-NFH #233 from 860.Squadron at De Kooy, departing from its homebase in October with a special sticker on the forward fuselage commemorating the Dutch Naval Air Arm´s centenary:
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#09
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#10 sister ship #326
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#11 to 013 a rare visitor even to northern German shores is this Polish Navy W-3ARM Sokol SAR helicopter from 3.BLM, also attending the Nordholz SAR Meet in June:
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#12
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#14 to #16 no need to say what this is…HULK71 caught during a high-speed low pass at Bremen airport on his way to Poland back in June. Very cool!
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A bit of paramilitary hardware: the German Federal Police is operating a mixed fleet of some 90 helicopters, including Super Pumas and EC.155s for their task of pollution control flights over the North Sea and the Baltic. Part of this fleet are
#17 to 21 AS.332L1 Super Puma D-HEGE
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#19
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#20
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#21
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and
#22 to 24 EC.155B1 D-HLTS
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#23
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#24 (note the ice patches on the RWY blown away by the downwash!)
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#25 & #026 AS.332L1 #2377(FU) from EH 03.067 got stranded at Bremen during October:
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#26
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#027 EC.135P1 is the basic training helicopter at the Int. Helicopter Training Center at Bückeburg
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#28 & #29 EC.135P3 D-HDDL is a civilian machine and belongs to DL Helikopter but it is frequently used by German Navy pilots out of Nordholz on a lease contract for training purposes, hence the MFG5-emblem on the door:
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#30 to #32 Sea King Mk.41 89+71 during low approaches at Bremen airport:
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#31
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I hope these are of interest. Thanks for looking,
Cheers, Chris Braun :biggrin:

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Re: A mixed bag of choppers

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Don't get too many posts devoted to helos so thanks for sharing an interesting set.

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Re: A mixed bag of choppers

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Enjoyed these, love that banking Osprey :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: A mixed bag of choppers

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Can never have too many choppers :rock:

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