One more for the Irish crew
I was out for a paddle this morning and I was treated to the wonderful sight of the the new Sikorsky S92 – Rescue 116 -as it flew overhead making its way down Carlingford Lough on a training exercise - (I hope someone hadn't called in an idiot out in a kayak
This helicopter only commenced SAR operations a few days ago and it means that all four bases, in Ireland, are now equipped with these new state of the art aircraft.
It's also a sad farewell to the S61, particularly EI-SAR, which was a venerable old bird that has literally saved hundreds of lives.
Like many others I have very fond memories of the S61 which I believe first entered service in the 60's
The safety of those on land and at sea in Ireland are in good hands