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Norwegian SAR Helicopter

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Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby Bobbster » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:50 am

A visit to Cornwall Newquay Airport and I managed to get some images of the AW101 Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (s) NAWSARH. This is the most advanced SAR capable helicopter in the world today. The crews from 330 squadron at at Cornwall Newquay airport training/familiarising themselves with the aircraft. The aircraft are fitted out with Osprey radar given aircrew a 360 degree field of view, three engines, a gearbox capable of dry running for 30 minutes , rear loading ramp, large cabin with standing room, two rescue hoists, all weather capability, mobile phone detection, dual redundancy integrated mission/avionic systems, automatic flying control system and two systems to detect wires/obstacles etc. Had to wait around six hours to get the pictures but was worth it to see this new SAR Variant.

(1) ImageNorwegian AW101, NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) by Bobbster007, on Flickr

(2) ImageNorwegian AW101, NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) by Bobbster007, on Flickr

(3) ImageNorwegian AW101, NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) by Bobbster007, on Flickr

(4) ImageNorwegian AW101, NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) by Bobbster007, on Flickr

(5) ImageNorwegian AW101, NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) by Bobbster007, on Flickr

(6) ImageNorwegian AW101, NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) by Bobbster007, on Flickr

(7) ImageNorwegian AW101, NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter) by Bobbster007, on Flickr
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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby Supra » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:03 am

Cracking shots there Bob ! Well worth the wait. Was this a hit & hope session or did you have '007 special clearance' details? ;) :ninja:
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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby catbird » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:04 am

Nice shots Bob
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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby Bobbster » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:28 am

Supra wrote:Cracking shots there Bob ! Well worth the wait. Was this a hit & hope session or did you have '007 special clearance' details? ;) :ninja:


Knew they were there took a chance went at 9am, nothing happened until 3pm though
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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby thorny1a » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:21 am

Great shots & info Bob! :thumb:

A couple of seriously impressive beasts :D

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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby EF-111 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:35 am

Great pictures, and you are deserving of an award for patience and commitment after spending 6 hours waiting at Newquay Airport :thumbs:

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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby Rob666 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:43 am

Bob, they are great pictures thanks for posting hopefully.
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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby 3Greens » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:39 pm

Stunning shots and great paintjob in usual Norwegian SAR livery.
Just hope these stage through Humberside again when they eventually take them home. First aircraft came through when visiting Norway for an event back in late summer.

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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby Bobbster » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:03 am

Thanks for all the comments/feedback, it certainly is an impressive looking machine. I have no idea when they due to transit to Norway I am afraid.
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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby steamy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:44 am

the 101 looks impressive as an SAR helo
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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby paddyboy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi Bob :P

Only just caught these :Oops:

Fabbooooooo :thumbs:

Thanks for posting ;)

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Re: Norwegian SAR Helicopter

Postby LTFT5 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:53 pm

Now they are awesome shots :thumb:
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