|AERONAUTICA & DIFESA informs the readers about the closing down of NAS Kiel-Holtenau in Germany.|
|Helicoptercrews from other EU nations joined this occasion to say 'Goodbye Kiel !'|
|Highlight of the event was this Sea King that demonstrated later on the day.|
view that will not be seen anymore, Sea Kings standing-by in their hangars
operational picture of refuelling helicopter and men
|Bo-105, senior type of helicopter but still very usefull.|
|The Bolkow 105 visitor this day in special colors......|
and one with the German Flag on the fuselage
visitors on events like this, these units also assist....
|....when and where needed by SAR, next to their regular Police-tasks|
|Highlight and visitor to the event, this MI-14 nickname 'Haze'|
|NCapable of landing on land and water (Polish Navy)|
|This Canadian Griffon was another highlight.|
unit was in Europe (Netherlands) some time ago for a SAR contest/competition.
pilots and crews had a good opportunity to see outside and sit inside
their new choice....
|....as many hadn't seen the NH-90 yet in real.|
Dutch Lynx will also be replaced during the traject of commissioning the
NH-90. Last flight: september 2012 !
Navy Lynx, static on the platform
Eurocopter 135 static on display.
UH-1D (Utility helicopter) also static on display
|From here we start our 'Good-Bye' tour....|
|Sea King flying over the 'tribute' of the SAR boat 'Berlin'.|
|Some logo's arond the departure|
|The absolute 'King of Kiel: The Sea King helicopter.|
|Though old(er) still capable, reliable and familiar to crews and environment|
|Flying however it's formal last flight...|
|Giving once more a demonstration in the way how many people's lives were saved !|
|Often in cooperation with the berlin, or ships like this|
|A yellow smoke pod shows the helicopter from a distance where to be|
|Professionals sometimes risk their own lives to save others|
|For some cases the basket is an ideal tool to get someone aboard|
|This may work better, faster and safer in some cases|
|However mostly someone is lowered by line|
|To get you on board , also a special procedure is used.|
|Associated life-saving SAR boat|
|Small quiz: Which one does belong in this row ??|
official 'Goodbye Kiel' waves to all committed to the base.....
|.....and mainly also to visitors and people from the neighbourhood. Unfortunately for the last time.|
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