Air International 1986-02
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R.Beaudet - Thirty-five Years With the Fleet
The Bell 206B C-FCGD carries an external load in support ofa hydrographic survey team operating along the Labrador coast.
The latest addition to the Coast Guard fleet, the CCGS "Des Groseilliers”, at Queen’s Wharf, Quebec, with a Bell 206 Long Ranger C-GCHS. Note that both aircraft and ship display matching finishes.
CCG Bell 206B C-GCHJ takes off from Queen's Wharf in Quebec City, with the icebreaker CCGS "Pierre Radisson" in the background.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s search-and-rescue mandate is restricted to maritime operations; air rescue is handled by helicopters of the CAF, such as this Bell CH-135 seen exercising with a Coast Guard launch.
A Bell 212 demonstrates the helicopter's value in helping to erect towers and similar structures.
The Aerospatiale Alouette CF-CAW, float-equipped, on a lighthouse helicopter platform.
One of the Coast Guard's two Aerospatiale Alouette IIIs, with underslung load, operating in Resolute Bay, NWT, in the late ’sixties. Ice conditions allow ships to operate as far north as this point for only a few months each year. The CCGS "C D Howe" is seen in the left background with the CCGS "D’Iberville" to the right.
As CCG confidence in helicopter operations grew in the early fifties, more Bell 47s were added to the fleet. The then chief test pilot, Bill Glennie, is seen here at the door ofthe first Bell, CF-GXA, as CF-CXG hovers overhead.
The first of the Canadian Coast Guard helicopters, Sikorsky S-51 CF-DOY, was lost accidentally on its first deployment in the Arctic, being replaced a year later by the Bell 47D-1 CF-GXA.
The Bell 47G-2 CF-CAE on the helicopter deck of a CCG ship operating in the Far North.
Several variants of the Bell 47 have served with the CCG. This is the Model 47J CF-CAV at Prescott, accompanied by Bill Glennie.
The telescopic hangar is demonstrated aboard the "C D Howe ” at Queen's Wharf Quebec City, in 1958.
The first of the Canadian Coast Guard helicopters, Sikorsky S-51 CF-DOY, testing its “pop-out” floats. It was lost accidentally on its first deployment in the Arctic, being replaced a year later by the Bell 47D-1 CF-GXA.
One of the pair of MBB BO 105CBS helicopters acquired in 1983 carries supplies to repair the lighthouse on Sambro Island.
Acquired in 1973 as CF-DOH, this Sikorsky S-61N has since been repainted in the current scheme, with the restyled registration C-FDOH.