Air International 2019-12
I.Harding, N.Dundridge - Protecting Cyprus /Military/
An Mi-35P over the Asprokremmos reservoir.
Initial pilot training for 460 Helicopter Squadron is carried out on the Bell 206L3 Long Ranger, which is also used for VIP and liaison flights. Pilots then progress onto the AW139.
The Gazelle helicopter is used by the Kypriaki Diikissi Aeroporias for airborne forward air control.
Photographed during a SAR crew training mission, the hoist aircrewman operates the winch as a rescue swimmer recovers a training dummy.
Seen here along Cyprus' southern coastline, AW139 serial number 702 has recently returned from Belgium following depot-level maintenance with a new colour scheme.
AW139 serial number 702 waits to approach a cliff face during a crew conversion training mission.