Happy Birthday, Sea Kings

Ville de Quebec

Canada’s Sea King helicopters mark their fiftieth anniversary today. For the Sea King community, there is much cause for celebration- today marks fifty years of developing and maintaining a remarkable set of skills, both in anti-submarine warfare and in everything that it takes to operate a fairly heavy helicopter from tiny frigate and destroyer decks. On the other hand, the heroism of the last couple of decades has been in keeping the ageing machines airworthy at all amidst a series of accidents. The replacement, notionally Sikorsky’s CH-148 Cyclone, is years late and far from seeing active service.

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