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Whiskey Bravo

Number of views as of 30th June 2014 = 850.

Former Dorset Coast Guard rescue helicopter “Whiskey Bravo” returning to base at Portland (Dorset, England).

The helicopter is a Sikorsky S61N with a crew of four – two pilots, a winchman and a winch operator. It can carry 19 passengers, has a maximum speed of 131 knots, and covers a coastline of 100 miles. Now in its 13th year of operation, the Whiskey Bravo team routinely perform an average of 2 rescues a week.

35mm slide scanned using Plustek 7200.

Date: June 2006

Footnote: Whiskey Bravo was retired from service in 2008 and has been replaced by an AgustaWestland AW139. The new helicopter was in the news recently because a winch failed during a rescue mission.

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Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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Comments

  • Albert1000
    Albert1000about 6 years ago

    Oh, nice image.

  • Thanks Albert!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous capture and the colour of the sky just amazing.

  • Thanks Irene – another cloud-free day on the South Coast!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer10 months ago

    Nice one Howard. – Ted
    Goo one for the Lifeboat Group.

  • Many thanks Ted.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Can’t find the Lifeboat Group Ted – could you send me the link. Thanks, Howard.

    – RedHillDigital

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt10 months ago

  • Many thanks for the feature, much appreciated.

    – RedHillDigital

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