The Sea King to Fly Again

You can’t keep a good aircraft down! Following the retirement of the Sea King helicopter last December 2018, the Department of National Defence and Public Services and Procurement Canada have been working on the divestment of the venerable aircraft. While nine will be displayed publicly and one will be kept as a training aid, some of the aircraft were identified for future sale. We are happy to confirm that a sale has now gone through and Rotor Maxx Support Limited, a Canadian-based company, has purchased the remaining fifteen helicopters and…

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HMCS Toronto Flight Ops

HMCS Toronto’s CH-148 helicopter deploying decoy flares in June while operating with NATO’s SNMG2. The aircraft, originally designed for offshore oil industry passenger service, retained the passenger windows. At last report, electronics and full combat capability will not be until 2013, an incredible 48 years after Sea King Replacement program launched. The CH-148 also has the same limitation of the CH-124 Sea King, having no ASuW (Anti-Surface Warfare) capability.

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Canadian Armed Forces Honor Long-serving CH-124 Sea King

December 1, 2018 – The Canadian Armed Forces gave a final salute to the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter marking its more than five decades of service, in a parade held today at Victoria International Airport. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter. The CH-124 Sea King is a ship-borne maritime helicopter and the longest-serving aircraft in the RCAF fleet. It was procured in 1963 mainly for anti-submarine warfare but its versatility…

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